Wrestling - Varsity CoEd
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MVP: Torian Kidd
Coaches Cup: Chase Walker
Thayer wrestlers improved significantly over the course of the 2014-15 season, and we’re looking to carry this momentum into the 2015-16 season. Through hard work and dedication, all wrestlers experienced accomplishments of all sizes, whether that meant one’s first takedown ever in a varsity-level match or a trip to high school prep nationals down in Lehigh, PA. Where our upcoming dual meet scores won’t accurately reflect the successes of each individual wrestler, we’re looking to put out a competitive squad driven by a culture of excellence. Through the combination of technique taught at the NCAA-level and mental toughness as a result of physically-demanding practices, we’re looking to put forth our best foot both on-and-off the wrestling mat.
Rob LewisHead Coach
Coach Lewis, a 2001 graduate of Carver High School was a five year starter on the Crusader wrestling team amassing the most career victories in Carver High School history with a total of 177 wins with a 144 by pin. He finished his High School career as a four time Division III South Sectional Champion, a four time Division III State Champ, and claimed two All State Championships on his way to becoming the most successful wrestler in Carver High School history. In 2005, Coach Lewis was inducted into the Massachusetts Wrestling Hall of Fame.
After high school, Coach Lewis attended Springfield College, where his collegiate wrestling career was cut short due to injury. After transferring to Bridgewater State University, Coach Lewis graduated with honors with a B.A. in History and Education in 2005 and would later attend Westfield State College, where he graduated in 2007 with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice.
For the past ten years, Coach Lewis has coached as an assistant wrestling coach at Silver Lake Regional High School, where he coached the eventual first ever state champion in school history. And in 2010 he became the Head Wrestling Coach at Plymouth North High School, where again in 2015 he coached the first ever state champion in school history.
Coach Lewis is bringing a continued passion for the sport of wrestling to Thayer Academy where he hopes to build a competitive, successful program built on accountability, commitment, respect, and physical toughness.
Dan WandellAssistant Coach
Coach Wandell was a three time sectional champion and division state finalist and also has extensive high school coaching experience
Greg WilsonAssistant Coach
Coach Wilson is a Thayer Alum, and was a two time ISL Champion two time New Champion and placed 5th and 2nd at the Prep Nationals. In college, he was a three time New England place winner. He is also in the Thayer Academy Athletic Hall of Fame and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame-Mass Chapter.
Shawn McIverAssistant Coach