Andover defeats Choate at home in 2 dual meets

Andover improved it’s record to 5-2 today at home against Choate Rosemary Hall. We started the dual meet at 144 lbs, where Dani Nugent ’25 kicked the team off with a second period pin to put the first team points on the board. At 150 Elliott Chung ’24 followed suit with his first varsity win, with a back-and-forth 7-6 decision. In the third period he was able to get the escape to lead by 1 point and held onto it until the buzzer sounded. At 157 lbs Jame Bae ’26 lost the first takedown, but after an escape and takedown of his own he took control of the match and pinned in the second period. At 165 and 175 Nick Lima ’25 and Otto Kroeger ’27 both won forfeits. At 190 lbs Winston Wall ’25 won his first varsity match with a 16 second pin. We lost a tough battle at 215, and then at 285 Byron Johnson ’25 fought off his back, reversed his opponent and pinned him in the first period. At 106 Julian Rios ’26 earned a quick 33 second pin, and at 113 Sakina Cotton ’24 won by forfeit. Andover lost the next four matches, but was able to maintain the lead and won 51-30.

Immediately following the all gender varsity dual meet, we competed in the first ever girls varsity dual meet in New England prep (using NFHS weight classes and keeping team score). At 145 Dani Nugent ’25 won by forfeit. At 152 Bella Shmuylovich ’26 pinned her opponent in 40 seconds, and at 165 Toni Elliott ’27 defeated her opponent in an exciting 9-5 decision. At 185 McKenzie Williams ’24 pinned her opponent in 18 seconds with a headlock, and at 235 Nor DeHoog ’24 pinned her opponent in 43 seconds. There was no match at 100 lbs. At 107 Alessandra Woo lost by pin, and at 114 Eva Murphy ’25 pinned her opponent in the second period after leading 8-2. We lost the next two matches by pin, but at 132 Ophelia Lee had an exciting third period pin. We forfeited at 138, but we won the dual meet 39-24.

In exhibition matches, Isaac Leeper ’27 pinned his opponent in the second period; and Lisa DeBoer ’26 pinned her opponent in the second period. Sean Flynn ’27 won his match in overtime, 5-3, and Destiny Covington ’26 won her match with a late third period pin.

Andover is home on Wednesday against Nobles for Senior Day!