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Wrestling - Varsity

Record: 5-3

Overview

Overview

Wrestling is one of Taft's oldest and most storied sports programs. The wrestling room is named for John Wynne, legendary coach from 1965-2000. Taft has enjoyed 29 winning seasons in the past 30 years. Since 2001, the Taft wrestling team has fielded six Western New England champions and one New England champion. We compete in the Western New England wrestling association with 16 other teams, including Hotchkiss, Avon, Hopkins and Brunswick.

The philosophy of Taft wrestling is that we are part of the education of the whole person. While we have had alums wrestle in college, many of our wrestlers enter our program with minimal or no experience. We do not differentiate between the Varsity and JV teams. We are one program, and we try to get as many wrestlers into the Varsity lineup as we can during the course of the season. Wrestling is about building character. You both walk out onto the mat as an individual and as a member of a team. Taft's winning dual meet tradition is about that sense of team. Taft wrestlers (all wrestlers) learn the value of hard work, of learning to push through discomfort and finding out that limits are made to be transcended. Taft wrestling is another facet of the school's mission to educate and cultivate the whole person.

Email Head Coach Greg Hawes

Schedule

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Details Result Score Status
vs.
Hopkins School
All Day
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vs.
Hopkins School
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vs.
Hopkins School
Hopkins School Away Details
vs.
Forman School
Home Details CANCELLED
vs.
Canterbury School
Details
vs.
Canterbury School
Home Details Win 42-34
vs.
Forman School
Details
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
Details
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
Home Details Win 60-12
Details
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Details
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vs.
Brunswick School
Home Details Loss 9-66
Home Details Win 72-10
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
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vs.
Suffield Academy
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vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Choate Rosemary Hall Away Details Loss 30-51
vs.
Suffield Academy
Details Win 54-21
vs.
Salisbury School
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vs.
Avon Old Farms School
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vs.
Williston Northampton School
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vs.
Williston Northampton School
Details Loss 30-46
vs.
Salisbury School
Salisbury School Away Details Win 54-21
vs.
Williston Northampton School
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vs.
Chase Collegiate School
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vs.
Hotchkiss School
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vs.
Hamden Hall Country Day
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vs.
Trinity-Pawling School
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vs.
Forman School
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vs.
Hopkins School
Details
All Day
Details
All Day
Details
All Day
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vs.
Forman School
Details CANCELLED
vs.
Marianapolis Preparatory School
Details CANCELLED

Roster

Roster

# Name Position Class Hometown
Eugene Acevedo 2020 Bronx, NY
Aliyu Ahmad 2019 Ikoyi
Syed Ahmad 2019 Singapore
Jeffrey Andreski 2018 Rumson, NJ
Spencer Batten 2020 Norfolk, CT
John Borzilleri 2017 Litchfield, CT
Charles Donaldson 2017 Worplesdon, Surrey
Andrew Dye 2018 New York, NY
Jonathan Elkins 2020 South Deerfield, MA
Jan Fitzgerald 2019 New York, NY
Winston Gan 2017 Tokyo
Chase Harper 2019 Woodbury, CT
Michael Hennessy 2017 New York, NY
Trung Le 2019 Ho Chi Minh
Ricardo Llanio 2017 Glen Arm, MD
Justin Martin 2017 Jesup, GA
Evan Ning 2017 Shanghai
Gavin Pintro 2020 Brooklyn, NY
Dean Pope 2017 Middlebury, CT
Eliza Price 2017 Darien, CT
Hunter Ramee 2017 Warren, CT
Sarnai Reiner 2018 East Longmeadow, MA
Francis Robertshaw 2018 Clinton Corners, NY
Micah Umeh 2019 Bronx, NY
Marcus Valenta 2019 Watertown, MA
Kelvin Welbeck 2020 Far Rockaway, NY

Coaches

Coaches

About Head Coach Greg Hawes

Greg began teaching at Blair Academy in 1994, when former Taft faculty member and former Blair headmaster Chan Hardwick tapped him to be Blair’s writer in residence and help with the wrestling program. After several years of trying to break into screenwriting, the move to the classroom proved a better fit, and Greg has never looked back. Greg eventually returned to Taft, his alma mater, where he is head of the history department. In addition to being an AP U.S. History teacher, he introduced AP Comparative Government to Taft, designed the lower mid history course, served as dean of students in the Taft Summer School, and helped run the Taft Education Center. He is an AP reader for the College Board and has held multiple workshops on teaching research-based writing. Greg now serves as head wrestling coach. He and his wife, Rachael Ryan, also a Taft history teacher, live in Watertown with their two boys, Peyton and Lachlan.

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Record

Record

Year Record Year Record
2006-0712-42007-0810-6
2008-097-82009-1010-6
2010-11 12-6
2011-12 5-11
2012-13 13-8 2013-14 11-7
2014-15 16-3
2015-16 12-5

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