Adeeva Alli ’25 and Matt Hickey ’22 Crowned New England Wrestling Champions at Saturday’s New England Interscholastic Wrestling Association Championship Tournament hosted by Deerfield Academy. At the championship, the Big Green’s Nathan Blaya ’25, Sophia Burke ’23, Abby Fernald ’22 and Kathrine Margulis ’24 also earned top-4 finishes, each clinching their ticket to this weekend’s National Championship.
New England Championship Results:
Adeeva Alli ’25 – 1st
Adeeva won her opening match by a fall. She advanced to the second where she was victorious again in the second round and went on to capture the New England Championship in her third round.
Matt Hickey ’22 – 1st
In the round of 16, Matt Hickey defeated his match-up 7-1. Later he defeated his opponent by takedown in the quarterfinals. Continuing to advance in the 220 bracket, Matt defeated his opponent in the semifinals and went on to win the final match to capture the New England Championship.
Nathan Blaya ’25 – 4th
In the 106 weight class, Nathan Blaya ’25 won his opening match at the New England Championship. With the win, he advanced to the quarterfinals and again was victorious which propelled him to the semifinals and he finished in 4th place overall in the championship.
Sophia Burke ’23 – 2nd
Sophie Burke opened the championship tournament with a win by takedown in the quarterfinals. She defeated her opponent by fall in the semifinals to advance to the final round. She lost by a close margin in the finals, earning a second place finish overall in her bracket and a bid to the National tournament.
Kathrine Margulis ’24 – 3rd
In the 107 bracket, Kathrine Margulis won by fall in the quarterfinal match. In the semifinal match-up, she lost to the #1 seed in the bracket and went on to finish in third place overall within her championship bracket.
Abby Fernald ’25 – 3rd
Entering the New England Championship ranked third in her bracket. Abby had a bye in the round of 16. She defeated her opponent in the quarterfinals and lost in the semifinals, to finish in third place overall.
At the New England Championship in the 126 weight class, Shogo O’Connor drop his opening match in the round of 16 at the New England Championship. Senior co-captain Hugo Nutting, advanced to the New England Championships after his performance at the Class A Championship, Hugo faced the #1-seed in the opening round of the 138 weight class and battled hard before falling 0-2. Cooper Pertchik also a senior co-captain lost in the round of 16 to the #6 seed in the 152 weight class.
Chad Ho lost in his opening match of the New England Championship by way of a takedown. Josephine Louis won her opening round of 16 match and again won her quarterfinal match before falling in the semifinals. Thayer Newton earned a bye in the round 16 and faced-off in the quarterfinals against her opponent and lost by a small margin.
The Deerfield girls wrestling team finished in the 3rd place overall at the New England Championship
For the complete New England Championship wrestling results, click here.
Good luck to the team at Nationals this weekend! Continue to cheer on the team, all tournament information can be found here.