Wrestling is one of Taft’s oldest sports. Our home is the John Wynne Wrestling Room named in honor of the legendary coach who led the team from 1965-2000. The season begins with practices in late November and runs until the first weekend in March when the New England Tournament takes place. We face over 15 opponents during the regular season. As a member of the Western New England league, we battle it out with approximately 20 other members at our league tournament. Taft won the league championship in 1995 and went on to win the New England Championship in 1996. Stretching from the 1970s to the early 2000s, the wrestling program went over 30 years without a losing season. The Junior Varsity program is very active. Many of the varsity letter winners had their starts has JV wrestlers. During practices, no distinction is made between varsity and junior varsity as all the wrestlers go through the same drills and workouts. Most wrestlers are fully satisfied with their Taft experience, and a few have gone on to wrestle in college. Our graduates have competed for such schools as Boston College, Williams, and Wesleyan. Most notably, a Taft boy won the ACC championship for the University of North Carolina in 2004.