Athletics Update: Meredith Caps Off Memorable Season On the Mat

John O’Neill, director of athletics
March 5, 2024

Alexander Meredith was introduced to the sport of wrestling two years ago as a sixth grader here at Belmont Day. That was Head Coach Andrew Bolte’s first year at the helm of the program, and Alexander was a quick study under the young coach. Hungry for more instruction after the season ended, Meredith found local clubs and youth programs to continue his development on the mat. Unfortunately, during the fall of his seventh grade year, Alexander suffered a serious injury during practice and needed to miss his entire wrestling season. Being sidelined from the action didn’t stop Alexander, however. Under Coach Bolte’s direction, Alexander became a defacto assistant coach last year by providing instruction to the new wrestlers, running the scorer’s table during home meets, and remaining an integral part of the program.

After a lengthy rehabilitation process, Alexander returned to the mat this fall and was fully healthy for his eighth grade season. Elected to serve as a team captain, Alexander led the squad to a winning record in dual meets and put together an impressive individual record, culminating with a second place finish at the Greater Boston Preparatory School Championships last weekend. Alexander also received the Sportsmanship Award at that tournament, which was voted on by every coach in attendance. Clearly, it only took a few hours for others to recognize Alexander’s excellence on and off the mat. Outside of Belmont Day, Alexander received a bronze medal in the highly competitive MA State Qualifier and was invited to attend the New England Championships later this month. Congratulations to Alexander on a memorable season and a remarkable Belmont Day wrestling career.

By John O'Neill, Director of Athletics |

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