Wrestling - Varsity CoEd
2018 Season Recap:
The Wrestling team had a phenomenal season comparatively speaking. The team placed 11th out of 31 teams at the Battle on the Bay tournament and every win by each wrestler was a pin. In the ISL tournament the team scored 62 points with 3 place winners, a tenfold increase over 2017. At the New England tournament the team placed 17th out of 44 teams with 3 place winners. Sam Rando, Quinn Cashman, Sal Larosa and Henry Richards all contributed and performed admirably throughout the year. Chase Walker placed 4th at the ISL championships, Jack Daley, with only 3 months of experience, placed 2nd at the ISL championships, and 6th at the New England tournament with a combined record of 21-8. Freshman, Ethan Wilson, placed 2nd at the ISL championships, and 2nd at the New England tournament with a combined record of 24-5 and 17 pins. Ethan set the record for wins and pins as a freshman. Jack Daley also competed well in National Tournament at Lehigh University. With a strong group Middle School wrestlers coming over to the Upper School next year the team is excited for continued growth and improvement. Any and all new recruits are welcome next year.
2018 Award Winners:
Team Co-MVP's: Ethan Wilson '21 & Jack Daley '19
Coaches Cup: Chase Walker '18
ISL All-League: Jack Daly '19 & Ethan Wilson '21
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