Wrestling - Co-Ed Varsity
Marianapolis varsity wrestling enjoyed a successful season in 2019-20, showing great growth and attracting new talent to the mats. Led by senior captain Alex Stawiecki and junior captain Andre Looney, the Golden Knights notched seven team wins and saw great individual success, culminating in three 3rd-place finishes at the EIL Invitational at Portsmouth Abbey. Looney (23-10) and sophomore Johnna Romanek (6-19) both went on to wrestle at New England's, where Romanek brought home 7th place in the first annual women's tournament.
Stawiecki compiled a 26-11 record on the season, coming in 3rd at the EIL tournament, and just missing out on qualifying for New England's himself. The other Knight returners each enjoyed increased individual success. Juniors Evan Lundt (8-11) and Brendan Donegan (11-12) both turned in respectable seasons and will lead the Knights in experience next year. Sophomore Szymon Mamro (13-12) wrestled some of the most exciting matches of the year, finishing strong and looking ready to take a big step next season.
Six new wrestlers, including Romanek, have helped build the program with eyes on being competitive in the league and invading New England's next year. Record-wise, freshman Lucas Rhoads led the charge with a 16-11 mark. Sophomore Spencer Courville wrestled to 3rd place at the EIL tournament after a 11-13 season. Fellow sophomores Zach King (6-13) and Alex Spetseris (9-14) were great for each other in the practice room, jockeying for the varsity spot in their weight class all season. Sophomore Danny Ducharme (6-13) make great strides at the top weight class and showed above all the ability to develop into a winning wrestler next season.
The future is bright for the Knights, as coaches Miller and Schäfer hope to add a plethora of talent for next year to really put the pressure on the rest of the EIL. The 2020-21 season will be led by newly minted captains Looney and Mamro.