Brother Martin’s Wrestling Program announced their 2020-2021 team leaders and team captains for the year. The team will be led by seniors Eli Hope '21 and Ethan Castex '21. Each student-athlete was voted for by their teammates.
Coach Andrew Nicola stated, "We are very excited about this year's Captains and Team Leaders. This is an honor that we take very seriously on our staff as we will look to these young leaders to help guide our team to demand excellence academically, athletically, and socially."
Coach Nicola reflected on all of the team leaders and captains individually...
"Richie Clementi '25 and Rory Horvath '25 are two 8th graders that have several years of experience. They are not only excelling on the mats, but already showing that they are the complete package by doing very well in the classroom. Richie has had a lot of national-level success and Rory is carrying on that hardworking reputation that his two older brothers, Riley '20 and Rocco '22, have developed.
Braden Hite '24 and William Stumbo '24 have been leading by example since they arrived on campus last year. Braden was also voted a Team Leader last year and his teammates still feel that he is a direct reflection of the expectations we have for our team. William Stumbo is also a very successful member of the Crusader Cross Country team and is an incredible student-athlete.
Austin Gonzales '23 and Ty Duncan '23 are two sophomores that put a lot of time into becoming better students of the sport. Gonzales is notorious for sticking around after practice to work on technique and even finds his way to the room while competing on the Crusader Cross Country team. Duncan got a late start to the sport, but has been developing quickly because of his work ethic.
Ryan Corca '22, Rocco Horvath '22, and Mason Elsensohn '22 are part of a relatively small junior class. That is not stopping them from putting the time in to become better teammates and better wrestlers. Corca stays after every practice to help clean up. He also shows up regularly on mornings "off" to fine-tune technique. Horvath is known by all of his teammates as a hardworking student-athlete who simply loves the grind of the sport. Elsensohn may be the best athlete that we have in the room. He holds his partners to a high standard because he has big plans for himself as well as his team this year.
Johnny DiMaggio '21 and Chase Scott '21 have been around the Crusader Wrestling program for many years. More impressively than what they have accomplished on the mats, these two individuals are incredible student-athletes. DiMaggio is a natural leader, always offering younger guys assistance to get to practice and working with them individually. Scott is already a 2x State Place winner and is very dedicated to climbing the podium.
Seniors Ethan Castex and Eli Hope have been voted as our 2020-21 Team Captains. Ethan is a 2x State Finalist and a 3x State Placewinner. Eli stepped up big wrestling up a weight class last season and earned his way to a 6th place finish in his first year in the starting lineup. Both student-athletes are members of the Student Council Executive Board here at Brother Martin; Castex is Parliamentarian and Hope is Secretary. I am excited for them to step up in these new leadership roles on our well-respected wrestling team."
Congratulations to all of these Crusader Wrestlers! #21in21