Varsity Wrestling



Overview


The Varsity Wrestling team won its 7th consecutive NCISAA State Championship and its 9th consecutive CISAA Conference Championship in 2018. It is the winningest program in Latin history, with 20 state championships to its credit.

Schedule


Opponent Date Time Advantage Details Score Status
Weddington Duals
Away Details Won 3, lost 2 (see details) CHANGED: This event has changed. Start time moved up to 8:30
vs.
Charlotte Christian School
Away Details 62-18
Scrimmage with Cape Henlopen High School
Home Details
Cardinal Newman Invitational
Away Details 2nd Place
vs.
Charlotte Country Day School
Away Details 48-21
vs.
"CATA Quad with Ardrey Kell, Weddington and CATA", Central Academy
Away Details
Cardinal Gibbons Duals
Away Details
vs.
Cannon School
Home Details 61-17
The Prep Slam Wrestling Tournament
Away Details
The Prep Slam Wrestling Tournament
Away Details
vs.
Winter Sports Showcase, Myers Park High School
Home Details 61-18
vs.
Providence Day School
Away Details 43-34
Parkwood Duals
Away Details 5-0
vs.
Mt. Pleasant High School
Away Details 27-43
Providence Day Duals
Away Details
Providence Day Duals
Away Details 1st Place
vs.
Metrolina Christian Academy
Home Details 45-27
CISAA Conference Tournament
Away Details CHANGED: This event has changed. Time is moved to 4:30.
CISAA Conference Tournament
Away Details 1st place CHANGED: This event has changed. Time is moved to 4:30.
NCISAA State Tournament
Away Details
NCISAA State Tournament
Away Details
National Prep Tournament
Away Details
National Prep Tournament
Away Details

Roster


Name Position Grade
Devan Amin 9
Giancarlo Carpinelli 120 10
Thomas Cashion 160 11
Andrew Cowan 152 10
Jack Davis 145 11
Wilkes Dolan 9
Walker Finke (captain) 170 12
Cameron Fletcher (captain) 132 12
Lauren Fletcher Manager 12
Will Flouhouse 160 10
McRae Gage 195 12
Alexander Hall 113 11
Marshall Hanson 120 10
Taylor Henry 138 11
Sam House 152 10
Thomas Hullinger 9
Bruno Lahass 170 10
Cole Lavelle 120 10
Matthew Mackey 145 11
Jake Mermans 132 10
Kase Mermans (captain) 152 12
Walker Mermans 9
Dave Mosrie 9
Smith O'Leary (captain) 160 12
Dean Omirly 170 10
Taylor Pearce 152 12
Buchanan Perrigo 106 10
Owen Reimers 9
Max Rimler 9
Christopher Ronek 120 10
Sam Shumate 220 11
Jackson Simerville 9
Kyle Smith 126 10
Anna Turner Manager 12
Thomas Young 138 11

Coaches


  • Head Coach
    Paige
    Coach Paige has been part of the Mat Hawks program since 2005. Originally an off-campus assistant, he joined the Latin staff full time in 2015 as the head of the strength and development program. Coach Paige took over the reins of the wrestling program in 2016 and has continued the tradition of excellence he helped establish. After just one year as head coach, he was named the Observer’s Mecklenburg Wrestling Coach of the Year, the South Charlotte Weekly Wrestling Coach of the Year, and received the Hawkspy Newcomer Award. Coach Paige is also a physical education teacher and dad to a son in the lower school.
  • Assistant Coach

    Stephen Starner has been a member of the Latin facilities staff since 2003 and has expanded his role to project management of the ongoing campus construction. He added coaching to his duties in 2014 and has assisted both the middle school and varsity wrestling teams. Coach Starner is a class of ’98 alum and is the parent of two very young Hawks.
  • Assistant Coach

    Joseph Evans joined the Latin coaching staff as an assistant to the varsity wrestling team in 2017. Originally from High Point, Evans was a regional wrestling champion in high school and went on to compete for Gardner-Webb University. He earned a degree in psychology while minoring in sociology, and is working toward a career in Sports and Exercise Psychology.
  • Assistant Coach

    Jeff Wolfe

    Wolfe is a middle school math teacher who has coached and taught at Latin since 2002. He is a two-time recipient of the Hawkspy Award for Middle School Coach of the Year, serving as the head coach of the middle school wrestling team and an assistant for the middle school football team. Coach Wolfe also assists the varsity wrestling team.

  • Assistant Coach

    Kevin Hardwick joined the Mat Hawks program in 2018. He has been involved in the sport for more than thirty years as a wrestler, a referee, and a coach. Most recently, he served as a high school head coach in South Florida. Coach Hardwick says he loves the sport and volunteers his coaching time to give back to the wrestling community.

Achievements


CISAA Championships: 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018*
NCISAA Championships: 1980, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

*The CISAA Championship trophy began in 1996. Latin’s wrestling program won every year since except for 2009.


All-Conference

2018 – David Cowan, Cameron Fletcher, Cole Lavelle, Kase Mermans, Dean Omirly, Buchanan Perrigo, Sam Turner
2017 – Denton Clark, Ryan Ensor, Walker Finke, Harrison Flouhouse, Taylor Henry, Harrison Karp, Michael McClelland, Kase Mermans, Jack Sobel
2016 – Will Borin, Ryan Ensor, Tyler Henry, Harrison Karp, Michael McClelland, Kase Mermans, Foard Naumann, Ryan Schellpfeffer, Jacob Sossaman, Sam Turner
2015 – Bentley Dalton, Ken Koch, Billy McClelland, Michael McClelland, Foard Naumann, Toby Okwara, Clayton Parnell, Ryan Schellpfeffer
2014 – Nick Boyd, Zach Carter, Matthew Ensor, Billy McClelland, Toby Okwara, Nick Wilson
2013 – Matt Borin, Nick Boyd, Charlie Horvath, Alex Julian, Ken Koch, Foard Naumann, Toby Okwara, Sam Wilson
2012 – Matt Borin, Nick Boyd, Zach Carter, Billy McClelland, Toby Okwara, Sam Wilson
2011 – Matt Borin, Alec Dragelin, Alexander Julian, Alex Sanz, Sam Wilson
2010 – Ross Calhoun, Sean Langston, Alex Ryskiewich, Nick Sella, Marshall Sykes, Will Tome, Sam Wilson
2009 – Collin Breeny, David Pearson, Nick Sella
2008 – Collin Breeny, Ross Calhoun, David Pearson, Ricky Sassano, Marshall Sykes, Frank Walker

All-State

2018 – Dean Omirly
2017 – Michael McClelland, Jack Sobel
2016 – Harrison Karp, Michael McClelland, Ryan Schellpfeffer
2015 – Billy McClelland, Michael McClelland, Toby Okwara
2014 – Billy McClelland, Toby Okwara
2013 – Charlie Horvath, Alex Julian, Billy McClelland, Toby Okwara, Sam Wilson
2012 – Billy McClelland
2010 – Ross Calhoun, Will Tome
2009 – Collin Breeny, David Pearson, Marshall Sykes
2008 – Ricky Sassano, Marshall Sykes, Frank Walker

Collegiate Commitments

2017 – Michael McClelland, Davidson
2015 – Billy McClelland, Davidson

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