Team Details

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 & Jack Daley

Coaches Cup: Chase Walker

All-League: Jack Daly & Ethan Wilson


St Sebastian's School, Milton Academy
Thayer - Tigers Den - Wrestling Room
Other W vs St Sebs 39-16. L vs Milton48-30
Noble & Greenough School, Lexington Christian Academy
Noble & Greenough School
Loss 43-40
CHANGED: This event time has changed to 2:30 start.
Battle of the Bay, Tabor Academy
Tabor Academy
Other 11th of 32 teams
After numerous difficult seasons with limited success the wrestling team exceeded every expectation at this past weekends 32 team tournament, which included the best Prep teams from all over New England as well as teams from NY and PA. Several nationally ranked wrestlers completed too.

Every one of Thayer’s 9 wrestlers had at least one win and one pin. Padraigh Desmond and Chase Walker each had a 16 second pin in one of their victory’s.

Junior and newcomer Jack Daly, with 4 weeks experience, took a 4th place at the packed 220 pound weight class.

Freshman Ethan Wilson had two pins and a tech fall on his way to a 3rd place finish at 106 pounds.

Do to the strength of every win for TA being a pin or tech fall the team placed 11th out of 32 teams. This was remarkable because they only entered 9 competitors out of 14 possible weights and scored zero points in last years ISL Tournament.

Come route on the TA Tiger Wrestling team at a home meet this year!
Marianapolis Prep, CH-CH School, Governor's Academy
Thayer - Tigers Den - Wrestling Room
Other Won 33-30 over Marianapolis Lost to GA 39-24 Lost to CHCH 33-30
CHANGED: Event has changed to 12:00 in Tigers Den
Belmont Hill School, Lawrence Academy
Thayer - Tigers Den - Wrestling Room
1-1 Won 36-24 over Lawrence academy Lost 63-12 to Belmont hill
Win vs LA. L vs Belmont Hill
Brooks School, Middlesex School
Brooks School
Other Lost to brooks 42-21 Lost to Middlesex 51-12
Worcester Academy, St Mark's School
Worcester Academy
Other Won 30-22 over WA Lost 48-21 to St Marks
Buckingham Browne & Nichols
Thayer - Tigers Den - Wrestling Room
Loss 24-48
@ Northeast New England Tournament
Hyde School (ME)
Other E Wilson 1st 106. J Daly 2nd Heavy. Walker 3rd 138
@ Graves Kelsey Tourney
Tabor Academy
11th place
C Walker 4th. E Wilson & J Daly both 2nd


Name Class Hometown
Quinn Cashman 2021 Boston, MA
John Daley 2019 Plymouth, MA
Salvatore LaRosa 2021 Walpole, MA
Samantha Rando 2018 Holbrook, MA
Henry Richard 2020 Dorchester, MA
Henry Walker 2018 Natick, MA
Ethan Wilson 2021 Braintree, MA

Coach Info

  • Rob Lewis
    Head 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 Wandell
    Assistant Coach

    Coach Wandell was a three time sectional champion and division state finalist and also has extensive high school coaching experience

  • Greg Wilson
    Assistant 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 McIver
    Assistant Coach