Class of 1992
Inducted in 2017An outstanding two-sport athlete, Jason Bazemore’s accomplishments earned him honors at the Merrimack Valley Conference, state, regional, and national levels in a stellar career as a Lowell High School athlete.

As a two-way lineman for the Lowell Football Team, Jason opened holes for Raider running backs on offense, and disrupted opposing offenses from his position on the defensive line. He was an MVC All-Conference selection in 1991.

However, it was as a member of Hall of Fame Coach George Bossi’s Wrestling Team that Jason gained his place in the annals of Lowell High School athletic history. Never one to offer faint praise, Coach Bossi once remarked about Jason, “He’s dedicated and he’s loyal. He’s talented enough to be one of our best ever.” Coach Bossi’s assessment would prove to be quite accurate.

A four-year varsity competitor, Jason began to carve out his niche in Raider wrestling lore as a sophomore during the 1989-1990 season. Competing at 189 pounds, Jason was a key contributor on a team that compiled an overall record of 25-2. Jason placed 4th at the Wayland lnvitational Tournament and 3rd as Lowell won the Division I North Sectional Tournament.

As a junior (1990-1991), Jason began to make his mark at the state level. Compiling an overall record of 30-6-1, Jason placed 3rd at Wayland, 5th at the prestigious Lowell Holiday Tournament, 2nd at the Division I North Tournament, and 6th at the Division I State Tournament. That season was a harbinger of things to come.

Jason’s senior season (1991-1992) was undoubtedly one of the most outstanding in the long and storied history of LHS Wrestling. The senior Tri-Captain compiled an overall record of 39-1 (with 28 of the victories by pin) while earning MVC All-Conference honors. Jason placed 1st at the Wayland and Chelmsford lnvitationals, and the Lowell Holiday and Division I North Sectional Tournaments. He suffered his only loss in the finals of the Division I State Tournament. Refusing to dwell on the defeat, Jason rose to the occasion at the New England High School Championships. He advanced to the finals, where he avenged his loss at States by defeating the same opponent who had beaten him the previous week in a thrilling 2-1 New England Championship match. Jason was not done, however. Competing in the High School National Championships in Pittsburgh, Jason finished with a 5-3 record while competing against 36 other state champions from across the country. Jason earned High School All-American honors for his performance. He finished his high school career with an overall record of 103-9-3.

Jason won Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic honors at the season’s end. Lowell Wrestling’s Team MVP also was selected as the Lowell Sun Wrestler-of-the-Year.

Jason was an active wrestler during the high school off-season. Competing on the USA Wrestling circuit, he won multiple New England and Eastern Championships in both Freestyle and Greco-Roman Wrestling competitions. He also was a two time champion at the Bay State Games.

Jason attended Division 1 Central Connecticut University on a wrestling scholarship. He competed for one year in both wrestling and football, but his career was curtailed by injury.

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