Wrestling, Coed: Varsity

Name Class  Hometown
Adrian Yao 2020 Thornhill, ON
Caio Paiva Oliveira 2020 London, United Kingdom
Chris Thagard* 2020 Birmingham, AL
Elliot Flagg 2020 New York, NY
Irvin Li 2020 Shanghai, China
John Chung* 2020 Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Quinn Downie 2020 South Deerfield, MA
Angela Osei-Ampadu* 2021 Bronx, NY
Chijioke Achebe 2021 West Orange, NJ
Henry Barrera 2021 Whitestone, NY
Mat Panikar 2021 Sarasota, FL
Alejandro Leyva-Cortes 2022 Hackensack, NJ
Alex Lim 2022 Seoul, Korea
Anne Duong 2022 Hung Yen Province, Vietnam
Chad Ho 2022 Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Cooper Pertchik 2022 Naples, FL
Gale Gai 2022 Guangdong, China
Hugo Nutting 2022 Tyringham, MA
Matthew Fierro 2022 New York, NY
Tripp Didden 2022 Morristown, NJ
Donovan Woods 2023 Chicago, IL
Jackson Collins 2023 New York, NY
Casey Smith (MANAGER) 2022 Kennesaw, GA
*Denotes Captains
  • Coach Houston comes to Deerfield wrestling from Cardigan Mountain School, where he coached a New England Junior Prep championship program. Prior to Cardigan, he coached at Gilman School in Baltimore, Maryland. He’s a New Hampshire native and wrestled Class L varsity in high school. In lieu of college athletics, Coach Houston served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, including two deployments between 2001 and 2003; he’s a graduate of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program and the School of Infantry. At DA, Coach Houston is a teacher of classics (Greek and Latin), and he believes that the ancient sport of wrestling embodies a timeless ideal: to strive always for excellence. Excellence, in turn, is attained by practicing the three pillars of the sport—discipline of mind and body, determination in spirit, and dedication to oneself, one’s community, and one’s heritage.  

    Coach Houston lives in Scaife II with his wife and daughter.

  • Marshall Carroll joins the Deerfield Academy faculty as the Director of the Library. Prior to Deerfield, Marshall spent ten years at Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania where he served as the Director of Library Services, as well as a history teacher and the SEARCH Coordinator for their global capstone program. Outside of the classroom, Marshall has led international trips to Ireland and Poland, coached wrestling and soccer (goalkeepers), and served as an advisor and dorm parent. Before Mercersburg, Marshall coached the varsity water polo and wrestling teams at The Pingry School in Martinsville, New Jersey, in addition to substitute teaching at a charter school in Trenton, New Jersey.

  • An ardent believer in the importance of teaching and coaching, Scandling continues to share his delight in Shakespearean drama with students and to encourage wrestlers and polo players to believe in themselves and their teams.  A former Division 1 wrestler at Davidson College, he has coached multiple Class A and New England individual champions in assisting and leading the Deerfield wrestlers since 1987. Having never played water polo, Scandling learned the game as the coach of the coed JV team in the early 1990s and then led the girls to the New England title in 1998, the team’s second year of competition.  The girls won another title in 2013 and finished second three times.  In the ten years he has guided the boys’ squad, the team has won four New England championships and finished second once.

  • Teutsch wrestled in the state of Illinois at Buffalo Grove High School, coached for ten years at Bancroft school and has been a wrestling coach at DA since 2007.