The “Ram Tough” wrestling team, led by captains Grant Nicholson ’24 and Brian Schlafly ’24, faced one of their toughest and largest schedules in the past decade. Despite the challenges, the young team showed resilience and growth throughout the season. The team accumulated over 160 wins, with nearly half of them by pin. Sam Glasser ’26 earned Rookie of the Year by demonstrating remarkable determination and resilience as a first-year wrestler and securing the third-highest number of wins on the team (20), with more than half of them coming by fall. His late-season breakthrough victories, including avenging a previous loss and delivering a standout performance at the District Tournament, showcase his potential to lead the Rams in the future. Christopher Kline ’27 earned Most Improved by showing continuous improvement throughout the season, culminating in an electrifying pin in his final match. Nicholson won the Intensity Award for his aggressive and focused approach on the mat that propelled him to 24 victories, with 16 of them resulting in falls. His leadership by example inspired the young team to attack challenges head-on. Will Reding ’27 won Outstanding Individual Achievement. Despite being a freshman with less than two years of experience, Reding embraced the challenge of competing in the varsity lineup and delivered impressive performances, securing 17 wins, 10 of them by fall. Schlafly was named Outsanding Wrestler. As a captain, Schlafly was a reliable leader both on and off the mat, earning the trust of his teammates through his accountability and dedication. With 22 wins, 11 by Fall, and leading the team in scored Team Points with 99, Schlafly’s impact was undeniable.

The following Rams were honored with the National Wrestling Coaches Association & The United States Marines Corps – High School Scholar All-American award: Glasser, Nicholson, Schlafly, Max Charnond ’25Eshan Majeed ’26, and David Osborn ’24.

Nicholson was selected as the recipient of the Character & Leadership All-American Award for his exemplary leadership and character both on and off the mat. Nicholson’s academic achievements, fighting spirit, mental toughness, and unparalleled work ethic serve as a shining example to his teammates and the entire student body.