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
Brian ConradHead Coach
Brian Conrad is entering his first year as the Thayer Academy Head Wrestling Coach. Brian has over forty years in wrestling as a competitor and coach. Brian graduated Brockton High school in 1981, there he was a four year varsity starter, team captain, and Sectional Champion. He has combined the discipline and focus he learned while wrestling and started training in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). He started fighting MMA professionally at the age of 43 and compiled a pro record of 5-2.
Brian co-founded the well known Champions Building Champions “CBC” Youth Wrestling club program in 2010. CBC has had hundreds of youth wrestlers go through his program and wrestle in high school and college. Many of these wrestlers have developed into state, New England and National wrestling tournament champions on the youth level. On any given day, it isn’t uncommon to have three and four time youth state or New England champions in his wrestling room training. Scores of Brian’s youth wrestles have gone onto becoming high school state champions and New England place winners, or nationally ranked college wrestlers.
In 2017 the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Massachusetts Chapter, bestowed to Brian the Youth Wrestling Coach of the Year.
When Brian is not at Thayer Academy, he can be found at American Grit MMA & Grit Fit Sports Development Facility, home of CBC wrestling club, in Canton, MA where he is an instructor and co-owner.
Greg WilsonAssistant Coach
Greg Wilson '80 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.