Wrestling - Boys Varsity
The Wyoming Seminary wrestling program is considered to be one of the best high school programs in the country. In the past several years, the Blue Knights have produced numerous National Prep Champions and All-Americans and have been consistently ranked within the top five programs in the nation. Sem wrestlers have recently gone on to compete at elite wrestling programs such as Harvard, Northwestern, Cornell, Penn State, Lehigh, Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina State, Virginia Tech, Maryland and many more.
The Blue Knights turned in another incredible season, both individually and as a team, in 2017-2018.
Sem crowned five national prep champions – the most since the 2015 season – including ZEKE ESCALERA ‘20 (120), BEAU BARTLETT ‘19 (126), JACK DAVIS ’18 (132), CARSON MANVILLE (138), and CONNOR KIEVMAN ’20 (145). The Blue Knights finished second in the country in the team standings at the National Prep Championships.
For Barlett, the title win was also the 100th victory of his career and his second straight national championship, while Davis, who is headed to Penn State University, closed out his career with two national titles.
Coach Scott Green and the Blue Knights have celebrated 27 individual national titles since he took over the program in 2010.
Prior to nationals, Sem captured its 12th consecutive state title at the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Wrestling Championships in February at Malvern Prep. Davis won his third straight state title at 132, while Escalera (120), Bartlett (126), Manville (138), JAKE STEFANOWICZ ‘19 (160), DARRIEN ROBERTS ‘19 (182), and MICHAEL DOGGETT ‘19 (220) were also state champions.
JAKE HENDRICKS ‘18 (170), AUSTIN COOLEY ‘19 (195), and NICK MARTINO ‘18 (285) were state runners-up.
Sem opened the season with its fifth consecutive team title at the XCalibur Invitational in December at Wilkes University. The Blue Knights dominated the tournament, winning 12-of-14 weight classes.
The Blue Knights also hosted their inaugural MyHouse Melee at Carpenter Athletic Complex on Jan. 27.
Other highlights of the year included a win for LINCOLN HECK ’20 (120) at the Tunkhannock Holiday Tournament. The Blue Knights also claimed the team title at the Powerade Tournament and saw Barlett (126) and Manville (132) earn individual wins.
In addition to Davis signing with the Nittany Lions, Hendricks will wrestle for the University of Pennsylvania and TONY CUTRIE ’18 (285) signed with the University of Virginia.
|Benjamin Baker||2019||Newark Valley, NY|
|Jake Baker||2022||Benton, PA|
|Beau Bartlett||2020||Phoenix, AZ|
|Mark Botello||2022||Hingham, MA|
|Nicolas (Nic) Botello||2020||Hingham, MA|
|Austin Cooley||2019||Fall River, MA|
|Kyle Costello||2020||Wilkes-Barre, PA|
|Jake Dailey||2024||Kingston, PA|
|Owen Davis||2020||Hanover Township, PA|
|Grady Dendunnen||2020||Wayne, PA|
|Michael (Mike) Doggett||2019||Harveys Lake, PA|
|Nick Fea||2022||Middletown, NY|
|Dominic (Dominic Federici) Federici||2024||Swoyersville, PA|
|Jack (Magnus) Frable||2022||Coopersburg, PA|
|Nick (Wolfgang) Frable||2022||Coopersburg, PA|
|Michael Giallorenzi||2019||Clarks Summit, PA|
|Prince Hall||2019||West Palm Beach, FL|
|Lincoln Heck||2020||West Wyoming, PA|
|Justin Hoyle||2019||Maple Valley, WA|
|Jacob Kaminski||2021||Riverside, IL|
|Niko Katsuyoshi||2020||Morgan Hill, CA|
|Connor Kievman||2020||Minersville, PA|
|Michael (Mike) Leyland||2019||Cheltenham, PA|
|Lachlan McNeil||2020||North York, ON|
|Jonathan Miers||2020||Easton, PA|
|Nathaniel (Nate) Miller||2021||Gap, PA|
|Corey Morabito||2020||Lansdale, PA|
|Davis Motyka||2024||Kingston, PA|
|Drew Munch||2020||East Stroudsburg, PA|
|Colson (Cole) Rees||2021||Erie, PA|
|Darrien Roberts||2019||Bushkill, PA|
|Troy Spratley||2022||Factoryville, PA|
|Jacob Stefanowicz||2019||Harvey’s Lake, PA|
|Nicholas Tannuzzo||2019||Manhasset, NY|
|Carter Tuttle||2019||Coudersport, PA|
Scott Green - Head Coach
Coach Green has been Sem's head coach since 2010. His wrestlers have amassed a record of 181-8 in dual meets in that time. Under Green's direction, the Blue Knights have been consistently ranked in the top five in the nation. Green has coached Sem to nine straight PAISWT titles. His athletes have captured 78 individual state titles and 25 National Prep titles. The Blue Knights captured the Prep National crown in 2014.
Prior to joining Sem, Green coached at his alma mater, Binghamton University, where he helped develop multiple NCAA Div. I All-Americans. Green has coached internationally, leading United States athletes to titles in Amsterdam, Cuba, Hungary and Puerto Rico.
He teaches upper-level English electives at Sem and works in the Admission Office. He lives in Kingston with his wife Jennifer, who is a teacher at Sem's Lower School, and his two children, Riley and Caeran.
Joe Rovelli - Assistant Coach
Joe is a graduate of Hofstra University, with a degree in psychology. Joe saw much success on the mat in college and finished his career with a record of 112-36. He was a 4x NCAA qualifier, 3x CAA conference champion, and played an instrumental role in the two biggest wins in Hofstra history (Nov 28, 2004 - 23-10 win over #2 ranked Lehigh and Nov 26, 2006 - 18-17 win over #1 ranked Minnesota). Throughout his career at Hofstra, he defeated multiple All-Americans, including national champions Keith Gavin and Max Askren. In high school, Joe finished his career as the all time wins leader at E.L. Meyers High School with a record of 130-19. He was a 2004 PIAA State champion, 2003 runner-up, and 7th in 2002.
Chad Vandiver – Assistant Coach
Chad Vandiver is a former Colorado Springs OTC resident-athlete in Greco-Roman wrestling. While competing for the Sunkist Kids, he was a U.S. Open finalist, Dave Schultz International silver medalist, and 2008 and 2012 Olympic Trials qualifier.
An Illinois native, Vandiver competed for NCAA Div. I Northern Illinois University, where he was Freshman of the Year in 2004-05, before heading to the Olympic Training Center in 2007. Vandiver earned his bachelor of science degree from CSU-Pueblo with a minor in coaching, and was an assistant coach there for one season. He is married to former U.S. Women's National Team Coach Erin (Tomeo) Vandiver, coach of the Sem girls wrestling team.