Wrestling claims second at Class A Championships

Six wrestlers finish in the top three of their weight divisions to help propel Big Red to a runner-up finish in Class A. 

Brian Muldoon
February 12, 2022
Phillips Exeter Academy Wrestling

Dean Hall '22 (left) goes in for a takedown in his quarterfinal match. Hall finished second overall in the 195 pound division. 

The tournament season started in impressive fashion for Exeter wrestling as Big Red wrapped up second place in the 2022 Class A Championships on Saturday in the Thompson Field House. Big Red’s finish marks the seventh straight season that Exeter has finished in the top four in the highly competitive Class A tournament.

Strong performances and competitive matches were the norm throughout the day. Exeter saw six wrestlers earn their way to a top-three finish in their respective weight classes.

“Our entire program did a great job today,” said Exeter head coach Dave Hudson. “I’m proud of how everyone pitched in to host a great event and I’m even more proud of how we competed. Finishing second amongst this collection of teams is a great accomplishment and they should all be very proud of their effort.”

Nathan Puchalski ’23 (136 lbs.), Alexander Galli ’22 (145 lbs.), Dean Hall ’22 (195 lbs.), and Jack Mosley (285 lbs.) each battled their way to second-place finishes in their respective divisions, while Matthew Indelecarto ’22 (152 lbs.) earned third.

This weekend was the first of three consecutive championship weekends for Big Red. Exeter will travel to Avon Old Farms for the New England Championships next weekend before a select number of qualifiers will travel to Prep Nationals in two weeks.

To watch all of the matches on-demand, please go to Exeter Live. For full results and brackets, please go to FloArena.