Wrestling

Andover Wrestling Shuts Out Hyde School
Sports, Winter Sports, Wrestling

Andover Wrestling Shuts Out Hyde School

Entering the third period, Riggs McGrath ’21, down 4-1 and wrestling up a weight class, fought back and earned two pins in the last half of the round. McGrath’s effort resulted in a 7-4 win of the match and contributed to Andover Wrestling’s triumph over the Hyde and Deerfield, scoring 72-0 and 46-24, respectively. Despite…

Head Coach Rich Gorham ’86 Preaches Hard Work and Inclusivity
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Head Coach Rich Gorham ’86 Preaches Hard Work and Inclusivity

After taking up wrestling in sixth grade and continuing throughout his time at Andover, Head Coach Rich Gorham ’86 returned to Andover Wrestling as an Assistant Coach in 1993, later taking on the role of Head Coach in 1997. Throughout his high school career, the wrestling program at Andover provided Coach Gorham with a strong…

Co-Captain Eamon Garrity-Rokous ’20  Enjoys the Grind of Wrestling
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Co-Captain Eamon Garrity-Rokous ’20 Enjoys the Grind of Wrestling

Growing up as a hockey player, Andover Wrestling Co-Captain Eamon Garrity-Rokous ’20 decided to try wrestling in sixth grade, fueled by encouragement from his brothers and parents. Garrity-Rokous said, “I’d say a big part of my life now revolves around wrestling and is centered on wrestling. It’s what I think about a lot of the…

Co-Captain Pablo Sanchez ’19 Began Wrestling At Andover,  Now Competes On National Level
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Co-Captain Pablo Sanchez ’19 Began Wrestling At Andover, Now Competes On National Level

A two-year Captain and a three-year Varsity starter, Co-Captain Pablo Sanchez ’19 has emerged as a leader who shows empathy and interest in each member of Andover Wrestling, according to Head Coach Rich Gorham in an email to The Phillipian. Gorham wrote, “He lives our team’s core values every day: inclusion, hard work, and team…

Ellerman Mateo ’21 Exemplifies Heart as First-Time Wrestler
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Ellerman Mateo ’21 Exemplifies Heart as First-Time Wrestler

After attending summer session prior to entering his Lower year at Andover, Ellerman Mateo ’21 found himself inspired by Coach Carl Sangree to join both Boys Cross Country and Wrestling. Although it is early in the season, Mateo has already exceeded expectations of a novice wrestler, according to Co-Captain Eamon Garrity-Rokous ’20. Garrity-Rokous said, “He’s…

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