Co-Ed Varsity Wrestling

Coaching Staff:

Kacey Michelsen

Head Wrestling Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Graziosi

Assistant Wrestling Coach

Wrestling: Season Preview

It took fourteen years for Wrestling to return to the campus at WNA and the momentum for this reinstated program is taking off after a successful season in 2021-22. On the heals of competing in high level tournaments, once again sending wrestlers to the Maryland Independent State Championships, starting a girl’s program, and finishing with the second All-American in school history (dating to 1943) and 22nd in the national rankings for girls, the Rams have fifteen wrestlers on the roster and all of them are eager to be part of the next phase of our development.

Returning Captain of the team, Atiq Paykar, says, “this team has a great attitude, and we will work hard to continue building a strong foundation for wrestling at WNA”. Atiq is joined by returners Marquise Eure, Adrianna Nardone, Elijah Graziosi, Jastin Molina, Sino Yzbashi, Kyle James, and Cole Maits to make for a strong group that established a courageous, tenacious, and hard-working wrestling room last year. New additions to the team include wrestlers with several years of mat experience. Michael Holmes, Chase Pugh, and Reagan Ramadan have more than a decade of mat experience just between the three of them. All three of these Freshmen have a tremendous amount of potential and know the kind of work it takes to capitalize on it during an arduous season. In addition, the team has acquired some very athletic and fast learning new students including Nicola Ferarri, Nele Schunke, Kiia Huovinen, Enzo Canavaro, and returning student, but new wrestler, Calvin Morris. With the numbers in the program growing and, even better, the attitude of what it takes to succeed in this sport showing itself every day, the 2022-23 season is poised to be exactly the second year that we were looking for at WNA.

With our newly fitted wrestling room, brand new competition mat, and home matches on the schedule for this Winter, the Ram Wrestlers have set the bar high and are looking forward to showing the rest of the community how proud we are to represent them in this challenging sport.

2022-2023 Schedule

DATE OPPONENT LOCATION
19-Nov Toe that Line Takedowns WNA (Glenelg Country School/The George School)- Scrimmage Rising Sun Middle School
3-Dec Admiral Holloway Tournament Saint James School
4-Dec Abingdon Friends Girls Jamboree Abingdon Friends
9-Dec Westtown Invitational Westtown
10-Dec Springside Chestnut Hill Invitational Springside Chestnut Hill
13-Dec Conrad School of Science/Mercersburg Acad Tri Match @ 4:30 WNA
15-Dec Gettysburg Girls Duals Gettysburg
16-Dec Howdy Duncan Classic @ William Penn William Penn
17-Dec Howdy Duncan Classic @ William Penn William Penn
7-Jan The Bissell Tourney @ The Hill School The Hill School
14-Jan The Church Farm Tournament
21-Jan Penn Charter Mixed Match @ Penn Charter Penn Charter
28-Jan Husky Invitational @ Patterson Mill Patterson Mill
29-Jan Phillips Academy Girls Wrestling Tourney Phillips Andover
2-Feb Church Farm Dual Match 4:30pm WNA
4-Feb Hargrave Military Academy/Atlantic Shores Christian 1:00pm WNA
10-Feb Melee on the Metro @ National Armory National Armory
11-Feb Melee on the Metro @ National Armory National Armory
17-Feb MIS Championships @ Show Place Arena Show Place Arena
18-Feb MIS Championships @ Show Place Arena Show Place Arena
19-Feb Penn Manor Girls Tournament Penn Manor
24-Feb National Prep Wrestling Tourney @ National Armory National Armory

2022-2023 Roster

FIRST LAST GRADE
Michael Holmes 9th
Marquise Eure 11th
Elijah Graziosi 11th
Jastin Molina 10th
Atiqullah Paykar 12th
Sino Yzbashi 10th
Chase Pugh 9th
Adrianna Nardone 12th
Reagan Ramadan 9th
Kyle James 12th
Nele Schunke 11th
Enzo Canavero 12th
Kiia Houvinen 11th
Nicola Ferrari 12th
Cole Maits 12th
Calvin Morris 10th
Griselda Gamboa 11th

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