Experience

Wrestling

Culver Academies wrestling focuses on the development of the wrestler as a whole person. We pride ourselves on creating enthusiasm for the sport. Focusing on the mind, body and spirit keeps us true to who we strive to be, and keeps us aligned with the Culver Mission. We pride ourselves on developing our wrestlers into the best student-athletes they can be. Former Culver wrestlers are currently wrestling in collegiate programs ranging from Division 1 schools to club programs.

Our team is a home to wrestlers of all skill levels. The coaching staff makes it a priority to meet the needs of each wrestler. We will continue to develop the highest level of competitors, pushing them to meet their own short-term and long-term goals. Coaches also develop wrestlers that are new to the sport. Through hard work, commitment and support, novice wrestlers can work their way into the varsity lineup. Through diligence and perseverance, they have become major contributors to the success of the team as a whole.

In recent years, the Culver wrestling team has qualified for the IHSWCA Team State Duals multiple times. Our wrestlers have competed in the Indiana High School Athletic Association State Finals in front of 13,000 spectators. In addition to wrestlers earning All-State honors, we have had numerous wrestlers compete at the national level and earn All-American honors.

The sport of wrestling is a vehicle to teach work ethic, goal-setting skills, determination, and commitment. When wrestlers graduate from Culver they are stronger, tougher, and more focused than ever before. At Culver, academic performance is the number one priority. Wrestling becomes another avenue in which we have the opportunity to teach our students how to be successful on the mat and in life!

Schedule

Boys Varsity Wrestling
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Early Bird Super Dual-9AM WI, Knox HS, Rochester HS/MS, Plymouth High School, John Adams HS, Concord High School
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Boys Varsity Wrestling
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Wawasee-5:30PM WI, Wawasee High School
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Boys Varsity Wrestling
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Cathedral Super 6 Invite-7:30AM WI, Cathedral High School
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Boys Varsity Wrestling
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8th Annual JV Invite-8AM WI, Crown Point High School, Peru High School/Junior High, Rochester HS/MS, Triton Jr/Sr. High School, Winamac Community High School, La Porte High School, Merrillville High School
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Boys Varsity Wrestling
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New Prairie-5:30PM WI, New Prairie High School
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Boys Varsity Wrestling
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Plymouth JV Tourney-8AM WI, Plymouth High School
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Boys Varsity Wrestling
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Traicoff Wrestling Invite-9AM WI, Calumet High School
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Boys Varsity Wrestling
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Mishawaka Marian-5:30PM WI, Mishawaka Marian High School
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Boys Varsity Wrestling
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SB Riley - 6:00 PM WI, Riley High School
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Boys Varsity Wrestling
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South Bend St. Joe-5:30PM WI, St. Joseph HS
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Boys Varsity Wrestling
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55th Annual Invite-8AM WI, St. Joseph HS, Mishawaka Marian High School, Plainfield High School, Penn High School, Franklin Community High School, Southmont Senior High School, La Porte High School
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Boys Varsity Wrestling
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Sectional at Plymouth-8AM WI, Plymouth High School
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Roster

2017-18

 

First Last Grade Hometown
Peter Alfaro  9 Mars, PA
Michael Boland  12 Culver, IN
Aaron Brooke  12 Bremen, IN
Manzona Bryant  10 Columbus, OH
Noah Cackowski  10 Beecher, IL
Alex Coleman  11 Midland, MI
Dante Dalmaso  11 Wheaton, IL
Adam Davis  12 Granger, IN
Daniel Diaz Flores  11 Torreon, COA, Mexico
Sam Durkin  10 Elmhurst, IL
Brooks Freeman  12 Fort Sam Houston, TX
Gabe Henderson 10 Westfield, IN
Gabe Hissong  11 Culver, IN
Sawyer Johnson  10 Leesburg, IN
Minseo Kim  9 Lincolnwood, IL
Ryker Knight  12 Coronado, CA
Karl Kubica  11 Northville, MI
Joe Kuhl  11 Elmhurst, IL
Chaz Long  9 Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Eli Pack  9 Pataskala, OH
Riley Stracci  9 Crown Point, IN
Jacob Trefren  11 Culver, IN
Joe Ward  11 Naperville, IL

Managers: Mary Ann Mitchell & Audrey Sims

Coaching Staff

Matt Behling
Varsity/JV Head Coach
Matthew.Behling@Culver.org

Branden James
Assistant Coach