NICHOLAS LAKIN, Class of 1973

NICHOLAS LAKIN
Class of 1973
Inducted in 2012

 

Making solid contributions to some of legendary Hall of Fame Coach George Bossi’s strongest teams during the early 1970’s, Nick Lakin earns his place in the Hall of Fame with distinction and honor.

Breaking into  an  impressive varsity lineup as  a sophomore (1970-1971), Nick compiled an individual record of 14-7-1 as the Red and Gray won the Massachusetts State  Championship.

As a junior (1971-1972) Nick enjoyed a breakout season. En route to an overall individual record of26-4, Nick was Northeast Sectional runner up before winning an Ind­ ividual Masssachusetts State Championship at 135 pounds. He concluded his successful campaign with a runner-up finish in the New England High School Championship Meet.

Nick  finished his  high  school career as  a  senior   (1972-1973) as  a  key member of one  of the  greatest teams  in the  storied history of the  Lowell High School Wrestling program. Recording an  individual record of  29-3,  Nick  was an important component of an undefeated (16-0) dual  meet  team. One  of the highlights of  his  dual  meet  season was  a  tense  battle   in  a  showdown meet against arch-rival Chelmsford in the CHS  gym  before more  than  1200  fans. In a battle  of two  undefeated wrestlers, Nick  courageously rallied from  a 5-3  deficit after  two  periods to  eke  out  a  9-7  victory   that  helped ensure Lowell’s 34-21 win. Nick continued his success in the post-season. He was Northeast Sectional Champion and finished as runner-up in the Massachusetts State  Championship Meet.  He concluded his high school career by placing 2nd once again  at the New England High School Championship Meet.  Nick’s  individual successes were part of a larger  picture, as the Lowell team swept  Northeast Sectional Massachusetts State,  and New  England Team Championships.

After  graduation Nick  continued his  education at Massachusetts Maritime Academy  (class  of   1977).  Nick   also   continued  his   wrestling career, which was highlighted by his 3rd place  finish  at the 1974  New  England Collegiate Championship Meet  in 1974.

In  addition to Coach George Bossi, Nick  joins  a host  of Lowell High  School Wrestlers in the Hall  of Fame, including his teammates from  the 1973  State  and New England Championship team–Jeff Lambert, Brian Dillon, Max Desilets, and George Kacavas.

Induction Year: 2012
Graduation/Class Year: 197373
Gender: Male
LHS Sports Played: Wrestling
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