Wrestling - Boys' Varsity

The Wrestling team started the season with a small but dedicated group that evolved into a very strong team of wrestlers. With only 4 returning wrestlers and 4 wrestlers new to the sport, expectations were not very high. The team was forfeiting at least 6 weight classes each dual meet and that often gave their competition an insurmountable lead before the wrestling even began. Because of this, the team focused on individual growth and improvement through the years instead of team accomplishments. Senior Cam Alicandro notched his 100th win of his career during the season and concluded his time as a Golden Knight wrestler with 111 wins, the most ever by a Marianapolis wrestler. Senior Ryan Zhou wrestled for his third year but injury stopped him at the end of the season from potentially qualifying for the New England tournament at 145 pounds. Junior Alex Stawiecki returned after an injury shortened his sophomore campaign and showed his athleticism and dedication by often wrestling up a weight class to help the team be competitive.

Newcomer Nick Basley learned quickly and showed great potential as a junior trying the sport for the first time. Sophomore Andre Looney placed in the Northern New England Tournament in Maine and won the EIL Championship to qualify for New Englands. Brendan Donegan came back to the sport as a vastly improved wrestler who ended the season around 500 in one of the toughest weight classes in New England at 138. Evan Lundt joined for the first time as a sophomore and proved that he has great potential as well. Evan often had to wrestle up a weight class to help the team and learned a great deal from those challenges.

The lone freshman on the team, Szymon Mamro, continued his family tradition of wrestling by following in his brothers’ footsteps. He improved each and every day and will be a force as he learns and grows with the sport. Overall the team finished the season with a handful of wins and several losses in dual meets but surprised many larger and more experienced teams in tournaments as the individuals had the opportunity to shine when wrestling in that format. With increased numbers the team has a foundation that could shock some established teams and put Marianapolis on the wrestling map.
 

Schedule

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Details Result Score Status
vs.
Hopkins Rumble on the Hill Tournament, Hopkins School
Hopkins School Away Details
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w/ Concord Academy, Lexington Christian Academy
MPrep Home Details
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w/ Portsmouth Abbey, St. Mark's School
St. Mark's School Away Details
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Hopkins School, Marvelwood, Concord Academy 2
MPrep Home Details
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Tabor Battle on the Bay, Tabor Academy
Tabor Academy Away Details
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"w/ Worcester Academy, Portsmouth Abbey", Pomfret School
Pomfret School Away Details
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"w/ Pomfret, Greens Farms Academy", Choate Rosemary Hall
Choate Rosemary Hall Away Details
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w/ Landmark School, Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall
Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall Away Details
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Lexington Christian Academy
Lexington Christian Academy Away Details
vs.
Landmark School
Landmark School Away Details
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w/ Thayer, Roxbury Latin School
Roxbury Latin School Away Details CHANGED: This event has changed.
Northern New England Tournament
TBD
Away Details
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W/ Worcester Acadmey, Eagle Hill School
Eagle Hill School Away Details CANCELLED
EIL Tournament
Lexington Christian Academy Away Details
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New England Championship
Greens Farms Academy Away Details
New England Tournament
Greens Farms Academy Away Details
National Wrestling Tournament @ Lehigh University
TBD
Away Details
National Wrestling Tournament @ Lehigh University
TBD
Away Details
National Wrestling Tournament @ Lehigh University
TBD
Away Details

Roster

Roster

Name Class
Cameron Alicandro 2019
Nicholas Basley 2020
Brendan Donegan 2021
Andre Looney 2021
Evan Lundt 2021
Szymon Mamro 2022
Alex Stawiecki 2020
Zhihan Zhou 2019

Coaches

Coaches

  • Fs 12700smChris Miller
    Head Coach
    Chris Miller is entering his ninth year as varsity wrestling coach at Marianapolis Prep. He has been involved with wrestling for 35 years and has coached for over 20 years at all levels of competition in both Pennsylvania and New England. He has built programs from scratch at both the high school and middle school levels in both the independent school system and in public schools. He has also worked with youth wrestling camps in the summer to broaden the appeal of wrestling to young athletes. Miller wrestled for Lafayette College and qualified for the National Independent Wrestling Tournament twice while a three year varsity wrestler in high school. He currently owns a web development business in Massachusetts but taught in both middle and high school environments prior to starting the business. Miller has a B.A. in English from Lafayette College.
  • 6dkhjfqtnT.J. Capaldi
    Assistant Coach