The boys’ wrestling program at SCH was established during the winter of 1962–1963 for both Middle and Upper School boys. Wrestling continues to play an integral part in the physical and mental development of young men at the school.
Wrestling has a long tradition of success at SCH. The 2017-2018 team won a program best 18 duals and qualified 9 wrestlers to the Prep Nationals as they placed 4th in the tough PAISWT. Over the past half-century, numerous individual and team championships have been won. Team and individual goals tend to center on performing well in the league, States, and Nationals. A number of student-athletes have gone on to compete in college. Both the Middle and Upper School wrestling teams compete in the Inter-Academic League.
One highlight every year is the invitational tournament that SCH hosts in December. This Upper School varsity event has roots stretching back to 1971 and brings the entire SCH wrestling community together.
The Middle School (“Junior”) team concludes its season with the Inter-Academic Junior Wrestling Championships. The Upper School team, consisting of varsity and JV wrestlers, competes in the 20-plus team Pennsylvania Independent Schools Wrestling Tournament (PAISWT). The top six qualifiers from the state meet are then entered in the 100-plus team National Prep School Wrestling Championships.
Last Friday’s dual meet between Springside Chestnut Hill Academy and host Penn Charter began later than usual at 6:00 PM, but it was over relatively quickly. With forfeits in six of the 14 weight classes and pins in five others, the two teams progressed rapidly from the starting weight of 106 lbs. and the PC Quakers came away with a 50-28 victory.
Jack Sanderson won by forfeit while Simon Kioko, Luke Goldberg, Marco Goldberg, and Tyler Guzik all won by fall. Mac Levin lost a close decision. Good effort by all of the Blue Devils as the visiting Big Red defeat Lawrenceville 45-34.