Wrestling, Coed: Varsity

Name Class  Position Hometown
Brian Shin* 2019 Fullerton, CA
Caio Paiva Oliveira 2020 New York, NY
Chris Thagard* 2020 Birmingham, AL
Darrel Dartey 2020 Bronx, NY
Elliot Flagg 2020 New York, NY
Jae Won Moon 2020 Seoul 04349, Korea
John Chung* 2020 Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Marcus Romboli 2020 Everett, MA
Quinn Downie 2020 South Deerfield, MA
Seth Thayumanavan 2020 Amherst, MA
Angela Osei-Ampadu 2021 Bronx, NY
Charlie Lewis 2021 Bedford, NY
Chijioke Achebe 2021 West Orange, NJ
Alejandro Leyva-Cortes 2022 Hackensack, NJ
Anne Duong 2022 Hung Yen Province, 10000, Vietnam
Cooper Pertchik 2022 Naples, FL
Gale Gai 2022 District Shenzhen, Guangdong 518129, China
Hugo Nutting 2022 Tyringham, MA
Matthew Fierro 2022 New York, NY
Lilly Shuhda 2019 MANAGER San Francisco, CA
Cate O'Byrne 2019 MANAGER Lake Charles, LA
Helen Lipsky 2020 MANAGER Brooklyn, NY
*Denotes Captain
  • 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.

  • 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.