Varsity Wrestling

Team Overview

Philosophy

The Trinity-Pawling School wrestling program is one of the strongest in New England, year after year. One of the program’s strengths has been the consistency and expertise of the dedicated coaching staff. Our coaches focus on hard work, discipline, sportsmanship, and building character. While Trinity-Pawling does have seasoned wrestlers with prior experience before joining the team, we are also proud of our wrestlers — including many who become champions at all levels — who had never competed in the sport before walking into the Trinity-Pawling wrestling room.


League

The Pride competes against the top teams in New England throughout its dual meet season. Our success against New England teams is unmatched — we have amassed an outstanding dual meet record over the last ten years. The Pride has placed in the top five in New England the last three years, which included six New England finalists. The Pride has won seven Western New England titles, a New England team title in 2005, and produced numerous Western New England Champions over the years. We have also produced several national place-winners, including Paul Mancuso ’06, Khaleed Exum-Strong ’16, Jeff Thompson ’17, and Bim Gecaj ’18. 


Facilities

  • McGraw Pavilion: Home to the Pride wrestling team. A 5,000 square foot wrestling room, named in honor of Peter Schuyler McGraw ’72
  • Smith Field House: Opened in 2017
  • Schreiber Weight Room: Renovated in 2014
  • Pride Locker Room: Renovated in 2013
     

Questions regarding the Pride wrestling program? Contact either Head Coach Bill Dunham or Coach Ralph Fedele ’04.

Meet the Coaches

Varsity Wrestling Coaches

Bill Dunham

Assistant Director of Studies, English Department Chair

Ralph Fedele '04

English Teacher

Slade Mead

Director of College Counseling, History Teacher

About The Coaches

  • Head Coach Bill Dunham arrived at Trinity-Pawling in 1993 after serving as head wrestling coach at Canterbury School for eight years. He assisted Dave Coratti for many years before becoming co-head coach and then taking the program over in 2002. In that span of time, the Pride has crowned 39 individual Western New England Champions (the most of any team since 2002), 9 individual New England Champions, and 10 All-Americans. Coach Dunham has also served as an officer of the Western New England Wrestling Coaches’ Association for the majority of his 26-year coaching career.  
  • Coach Ralph Fedele ’04 wrestled for Trinity-Pawling under Coach Coratti and Coach Dunham. He won several Western New England titles and a New England title, and went on to wrestle for four years at Trinity College. Since returning to the faculty in 2014, Coach Fedele has enjoyed great success with the team, including eleven Western New England champions, three All-Americans, and seven New England Finalists (1 champion).
  • Coach Slade Mead is Trinity-Pawling's Director of College Placement and serves as Assistant Coach for the wrestling program. In addition to his fine career as a wrestler at Taft, Coach Mead served as an assistant coach on several championship teams at Avon Old Farms and most recently, coached high school wrestling in Arizona. 

Meet the Players

Varsity Wrestling Roster • 2018-2019

Name Class Hometown
Robert Accomando 2022 Sandy Hook, CT
William Ackerman 2021 Darien, CT
Austin Anderson 2020 Hopewell Junction, NY
Seamus Balistreri 2022 Bedford, NH
David Bancroft 2020 Brewster, NY
Zack Conlan 2019 West Haven, CT
Jake Conlan '19 2019 West Haven, CT
Liam Dietrich 2021 Red Hook, NY
Marcus Duell 2022 Dallas, TX
Givanni Flaccavento 2021 Wappingers Falls, NY
Joseph Flaccavento 2020 Wappingers Falls, NY
Kyle Hammel 2020 Stamford, CT
Lucas Hughes 2020 Patterson, NY
Eli Jamron 2020 Brooklyn, NY
Ryan Kane 2021 New Fairfeld, CT
Taewan Kwon 2021 Seoul
Kyle Lee 2022 New Milford, CT
Nolan MacLear 2021 Jupiter, FL
Peter Murray '19 2019 Ridgefield, CT
James Nolan 2021 Holmes, NY
Declan O'Brien 2020 Branford, CT
Aleksi Olavuo '19 2019 Helsinki
Jungwoo Sohn 2021 Seoul
Mark Trainor '19 2019 Stormville, NY

Schedule

Varsity Wrestling Schedule • 2018-2019 Season

Team Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Details
Wrestling - Varsity
Rumble on the Hill Tournament
Hopkins School View Recap
Wrestling - Varsity vs.
Marvelwood School
Marvelwood School Details
Wrestling - Varsity
Loomis Dual Tournament
Loomis Chaffee View Recap
Wrestling - Varsity
Battle @ the Bay Tournament
Tabor Academy View Recap
Wrestling - Varsity vs.
Brunswick School, Salisbury
Salisbury View Recap
Wrestling - Varsity vs.
Suffield Academy
Trinity-Pawling Home Details
Wrestling - Varsity vs.
Hopkins, Loomis Chaffee, Avon Old Farms
Loomis Chaffee View Recap
Wrestling - Varsity vs.
Hotchkiss School, Avon Old Farms
Hotchkiss School Away Details
Wrestling - Varsity
Brunswick Invitational
Brunswick School Away View Recap
Wrestling - Varsity vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Trinity-Pawling Home Details

Season Scores

Varsity Wrestling • 2018-2019 Scores

Opponent Date Details Result Score
NATIONALS
View Recap 20th place out of 122 schools
NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS
View Recap 4th Place-- 9 All-New England
NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS
Details
WNEISWA CHAMPIONSHIP
Details 2ND PLACE
vs.
Hamden Hall Country Day School, Forman School, Taft School
Details Win Win TP53-Taft 24; Win TP 60- Forman 12
Ridgefield Invitational
View Recap Other 5th place
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Details Win 45-12
Brunswick Invitational
View Recap 4th place
vs.
Hotchkiss School, Avon Old Farms
Details Other TP 51 - Avon 24; TP 40 - Hotchkiss 30
vs.
Hopkins, Loomis Chaffee, Avon Old Farms
View Recap Other W vs Avon 37-36; W vs Loomis 51-27; W vs Hopkins 53-24