Meet the standout performers who earned All-Scholastic honors for their work this winter:
WRESTLERS OF THE YEAR
Brendan Battles-Santos, Nauset, Senior
Battles-Santos made it a clean sweep this winter at 285 pounds, winning Division 2, All-State, and New England titles. A repeat All-Scholastic, Battles-Santon won Division 2 and All-State titles at 215 last winter. An ACL All-Star lineman, he will play football at Connecticut.
CJ Doherty, Methuen, Senior
Doherty, a senior and repeat All-Scholastic, won his third straight Division 1 state title, while also winning the All-State and New England titles. Competing at 145 pounds, he helped Methuen to an undefeated season as well seeping the MVC, Sectional and Division 1 state titles.
Michael Mui, Hingham, Senior
A fixture on the All-Scholastic team for three years, Mui ended his career winning the sectional, Division 2, and All-State titles at 120 pounds, the third time he has swept all three awards. He posted a 47-1 record this year and a 170-13 overall record with 117 pins.
Dan Connelly, North Andover, Senior
Connelly was a key cog in the Scarlet Knights run to their third straight Division 2 team state title. Individually, he was the Division 2 North and Division 2 winner at 160 pounds while finishing third at New Englands. He ended the year at 47-4 overall.
Logan David, King Philip, Senior
David won his third straight Central and Division 2 state championship at 120 pounds while also winning his second Hockomock title while finishing with a 128-16 career record. A mixed martial arts enthusiast, he was also a member of the National Honor Society.
Dave Dubin, Holliston, Senior
Competing at 182, Dubin avenged one of his only losses to win the All-State title. He ended his career with 118 wins and two team state runner-up finishes. A three year TVL champion with the football team he hopes, to continue his gridiron career in college.
Will Henson, Barnstable, Junior
Henson captured the Division 1 south sectional and state title in the 170-pound class this season, and then became the first All-State champion in school history. He nearly added the New England title to his list of accomplishments but was the runner-up.
Christian Monserrat, Methuen, Sophomore
Through two years, Monserrat has compiled a 96-2 record. This year he swept the sectional, Division 1, and All-State titles in the 113 pound class after winning all three at 103 last winter. He is an honor roll student who competes for Smitty’s Wrestling Barn.
David Newell, Lexington Christian, Junior
The junior finished the season with a 20-2 record, winning all of his matches by pin and going into the second period of a match only twice. The EIL MVP also won the Northern New England Tournament and is a three-year varsity letter winner.
Ryan Niven, Tyngsborough, Junior
Niven posted an undefeated 46-0 record this season, sweeping the sectional, state, All-State and New England championships at 152 pounds while also capturing the Lowell Holiday title. He owns a 154-16 career record, is a Bay State Games champion, and plays varsity baseball.
Ryan O’Boyle, Central Catholic, Senior
O’Boyle has dominated Division 2 the last three years, winning at 126 pounds this season. He won the New England title this year for the second time, finishing the season 50-1. He is a high-honors student who competes for the Doughboy Club in the offseason.
Jeff Ott, Belmont Hill, Senior
The senior holds a 135-16 career record with 83 pins. He is a four-time National Prep All-American and a four-time New England Champion. Ott has been a constant presence on the Belmont Hill honor roll and will attend Harvard.
Jon Ryan, Dracut, Freshman
Not many freshmen are two-time state champions, but Ryan is one of them, capturing the North sectional, and Division 2 state titles for the second straight year. This winter he added the All-States title at 106 pounds to his resume, finishing the year at 43-4.
James Smith, Natick, Senior
Competing at 138 pounds, the two-time Bay State Conference Wrestler of the Year won his second straight state title in Division 2, while also winning the All-State and New England titles. He finished the year with a 44-1 record, and has 150 career wins.
Mike Stewart, Dracut, Junior
Competing in one of the toughest leagues prepared Stewart for the Division 2 North Sectional and state meets where he captured both titles at 132 pounds. He was a finalist at All-States as well as at the Lowell Holiday tournament. He ended the year 45-5 overall.
Paul Sughrue, Methuen, Junior
Sughrue swept the Division 1 North sectional, state, and the All-State titles at 126 pounda, after winning all three at 119 last year. He helped Methuen to an undefeated dual meet season and the state team title. He ended the year 46-2 and is 142-14 in his career.
Leonardo Trindade, Billerica, Junior
Trindale enjoyed an undefeated season against Massachusetts competition this year in the 195-pound division. He captured the Division 1 state title, and the All-States championship. He is also a member of the soccer team, and competes for the Doughboys Club team in the offseason.
COACHES OF THE YEAR
Pat Coleman, Norton
After coaching at Newton North from 1972-83, Coleman returned to the mats when Norton began its program. And this winter, his sixth with the Lancers, was a season to remember. The Lancers went 26-1, winning the Tri-Valley League, Central, and Division 3 state titles.
Bill James, Methuen
James guided the Hilltoppers to a 20-0 season, and MVC, North Sectional, and Division 1 state title while seeing three wrestlers win All-State titles. He has more than 300 wins in 27 years of coaching and was inducted into the Mass. Wrestling Hall of Fame this year.
Steve Sentes, Southeastern
Sentes led Southeastern to a 12-2 record this season and the Division 2 Central title. He credits his captains for one of the best years in school history. He is a 2005 graduate of the University of Michigan where he wrestled. He also coaches volleyball at Southeastern.
Atlantic Coast — Marshfield: Mark Pomella. Nauset: Brendan Battles-Santos. Plymouth South: Todd Bazarewsky.
Bay State — Braintree: Sean Donahue. Brookline: Ramesses Akamefula, Jerry Phok. Dedham: Steve Heaslip. Framingham: Jacob Chapin, Robert Coukos, Johnny Do, Eugenio Garcia, Alexander Liquori, Gil Sa. Natick: Kevin Christie, Mark Gutierrez, Alex Restivo-Lage, James Smith, Everett Wenzlaff. Needham: Mark Carroll, Cam Chisholm, Mikey Khipkin, Maria Smirnov. Newton North: Jordan Long. Norwood: Mark Saulnier. Walpole: Marvin Jean-Simon. Weymouth: Sean Murphy.
Big Three — Brockton: Eric Bergeron, Jason Gebara, Zack Kessler, Jonathan Pires, Jacob Wyman. Durfee: Alex Benevides, Eric Benevides, Nick Champagne, Adam Pereira, Andre Torres. New Bedford: Sam DeJesus, Nelson Elicier Gonzalez, James Fredericks, Savon Soares, Paolo Taveres.
Cape Ann — Lynnfield: Tom Arseneault, Phil Bishop, Richie Falcione. Masconomet: Julian Bandereck, Nick DiLibero, John Fitzsimmons, Jim Rhuda, Aydan Strachan, Ryan Therrien. North Andover: Dan Connelly, Robert Drover, Gyrome Gabin. Pentucket: Jeff Funk, Tom Funk. Triton: Luke Boyle, Mark Boyle, Ryan Clay, Bryan Gibson, Victor Ramirez, Mark Rosmarinofski.
Commonwealth — Greater Lawrence: Miguel Gomez, Leonard Jorge, Alan Marques, Jose Rodriguez. Greater Lowell: Andrew Bergeron, Ryan Wiitala. Minuteman: Maverick Casia. Shawsheen: John Baker, Nick Hoar, Lenny Houghton, Dilan Kenney, Devonn Pratt, Bryan Reppucci, Jonathan Stearns, Dustin Thibeault, Brian Ward. Whittier: Travis Yell.
EIL — Beaver Country Day: Tyler Kavoogian, Tyler Myrick. Concord Academy: Charles Colony, Binh Nguyen, Aram Soukiasian. Landmark: Max Amato, John Belcher, Daniel Czerkawski, David Giovannacci, Jake LaRoche, Ryne Steinborn. Lexington Christian: Eric Donovan, Harry Lee, David Newell.
Greater Boston — Cambridge: Alray Adams, Henry Alvarez, Scott Bowens, Essah Chisholm, Tariq Mansour, Rockeem Robinson. Malden: Rufus Arrah-Effege, Jean Gedeon, Mario Sforza, Robert Stocker.
Hockomock — Canton: Quinn Merrigan, Chris Sullivan. Franklin: Chris Kelly, Greg Williams, Ben Zogby. King Philip: Logan David. Mansfield: Tyler Budway, Aurian Dawkins, Dan Gilmore, Derrion Walker. North Attleborough: Mike Anderson, John David, Bobby Deveau, Dan Kummer, Shane LeBlanc. Oliver Ames: Tim Gover, Matt Harding. Stoughton: Andrew Paredes.
ISL — Belmont Hill: Henry Cousins, Nicholas Favaloro, Mihir Gulati, Jeff Ott, Robert Perdoni, Cameron Scari. Brooks: Nathan Gibeley, Andrew Konovalchik, Alex Lawton. BB&N: Sidharth Sabharwal. Governor’s Academy: Kasey Carollo, Michael Dik, Mike Gallagher, Kirk Ryder. Lawrence Academy: Isaiah Bellamy. Nobles: Jackson Vogel. Roxbury Latin: Seth McNay. St. Paul’s: Thomas Brew, James Corbett, Collins Mokaya, Harry Nicholas, Ethan Rheault, Eloy Ruiz, Drew Saccone, Aaron Weiss. St. Sebastian’s: Brian O’Malley. Thayer: Harry Bacon, Shane Donovan.
Mayshore — Bristol-Plymouth: Derek Bagge, Tyler Machnik, Kyle Strickler, Tony Vieira. Carver: Aidan McGrath, Adam Roy. Cohasset: Graden Foley, Derek Froio, Gus Helbock, Steve Maher, Mike Yerardi. Southeastern: Kevin Andrade, Aidan Delgadillo, Luc Desir, Tim Drago, Riley Fournier, Zach Mitchell, Matt Small. Tri-County: Nick DeMore, Jeff Geikie, Steven Hogan, Ben Martin, Chace Mechlinski, Brian Palmborg, James Veradt.
Merrimack Valley — Billerica: Nick Derosa, Ian Fox, Leonardo Trindade. Central Catholic: Pat Lacroix, Ryan O’Boyle, Ben Tavitian. Chelmsford: Lou Ferrer, Scott McQuaide. Dracut: Haley Bean, Jake McShane, Jim Ryan, Jon Ryan, Peter Salem, Mike Stewart. Lawrence: Marionel Garcia, Janer Reyes, Hector Reynoso, Edgardo Rios, Adrian Sosa. Lowell: Akwasi Yeboah. Methuen: CJ Doherty, Jack Khoury, Christian Monserrat, Paul Sughrue. Tewksbury: Mike Davidian, Chris London.
Mid-Wach — Tyngsborough: Ryan Niven.
NEPSAC — Keefe Tech: Enes Braga, Sam Comfort, Brian Franco. Quincy Upper: Johana Searcy, Steven Stewart.
Old Colony — Barnstable: Will Henson.
Patriot — Duxbury: Bob Boyle, Jake Genereaux, Owen Gray. Hanover: Matt Smith. Hingham: Jeff DiTullio, Justin Fahie, Josh Genovese, John Kay, Elliot Kim, Michael Mui, Mike Mui, Griffin Veldran. North Quincy: Andy Sok. Pembroke: Kevin Beame, Rich Beniot, Colin Caflin, Ryan Chapman, Ed Haen, Ian Horkan, Brad Wong, J.P. Zagrafos. Scituate: Shane Healey. Silver Lake: Tom Grifa, Matt Ketcham, Dominic Vito. Whitman-Hanson: Jeff Bechen, Brody Deminico, Greg McGrath, Colin McSweeny.
Tri-Valley — Holliston: Dave Dubin, Atticus Grinder, Michael Lemieux, Jordan Paecht, Ramon Torres. Hopkinton: Jesse Shea. Norton: Scott Coleman, Jack Cuneo, James Cuneo, Brett Gallagher, Cam Hale, Stephen Hudson, John Norton, John Royle