Ice hockey and wrestling claimed the IAC championships, two Landon athletes were named IAC Players of the Year, and a third won a state championship in wrestling. Here is a wrap-up of the 2022-23 winter varsity season.
Head Coach Hajj Turner and captains Tyler Perkins ’23, Joseph Coleman ’24, and Frankie Mannino ’25 led the team to a 19-10 overall record and a 7-3 league record. Perkins received first team All-Mets honors, was named IAC Player of the Year, and he and Ari Hobson ’24 earned all-IAC honors. On their way to a second-place finish in the IAC, the Bears won five straight games. They swept Episcopal and St. Albans, and won on the road at Bullis, Georgetown Prep, and Episcopal.
The team claimed the IAC regular season and tournament titles ending with an overall record of 13-3-3. Head coach Alex Parker, and team captains Quinn Farland ’23, Owen Calderone ’23, Sebby Kenary ’23, and Arthur Smink ’23 led the team to a come-from-behind, shootout win against Bullis to win the IAC post-season title. Reid Pehrkon ’25 received first team All-Mets honors, was named all-IAC Player of the Year, and Calderone, Graham Haberl ’24, and Smink earned all-IAC honors. Calderone, Farland, and Smink received All-Mets honorable mentions
Indoor Track and Field
Head Coach Addison Hunt and captains Brian White ’23 and Asim Hakim-Florian ’23 led the team to a 24-19 overall record. Sam Cohen ’23 and Reed Phillips ’25 received all-county honors. Cohen, Hakim-Florian, and Phillips all broke school records. The Bears also finished in second place at the Montgomery County Private School Meet.
Head Coach Troy Prinkey credited the leadership from returning players and new equipment with the team’s improvement this year. Captain Derick Denecke ’23 helped lead the team to a 4-2 overall record. Caelan Lee ’23 earned honorable mention for the All-Metro team.
Swimming and Diving
The team had a 3-4 overall record on the way to a third-place finish in the IAC. Head Coach Chris Ros and team captains Deji Jones ’24 and Harrison Tun ’23 led the team to a 10th place finish out of 22 teams at the Washington Metropolitan Prep School Swim Dive League Championships (WMPSSLs). George Shannon ’26 (diving) and Zach Fayed ’25 (swimming) earned all-IAC honors. Shannon won first place at WMPSSLs and third place at Easterns. Tun (100 Breaststroke) set a new school record as did the 200 Medley Relay team of Fayed, Jones, Tun, and Nathan Poulin ’24.
The Bears had their most successful season in history, including convincing wins over The Heights, Gonzaga and Whitman. Head Coach WT Miller ’86 and captain Ethan Udler ’23 led the team to a second place IAC finish and a 6-3 overall record. Miller said Charlie Lynn ’23 was a standout, securing key wins against ranked opponents in multiple matches.
The Bears repeated as IAC Championship winners with a 5-0 league record and a 14-2 overall record. Head coach Andy Katz led the team to a third-place finish at the state tournament and a 19th-place finish at nationals. Joel Brown ’23 was names All-Met Wrestle of the Year by the Washington Post. He won the state championship for the second year in a row and was voted Outstanding Wrestler at that tournament. Conrad Brady ’23, Brown, Nate Furgeson ’24, James Hanley ’24, David LaPrade ’23, Louis McNamara ’26, Ty Reyes ’23, Talan Smith ’25, and Tiller Smith ’25 earned all-IAC honors. Brady, Brown, Furgeson, Hanley, LaPrade, Joe Papalia ’26, Reyes, Anthony Savoy ’23, and Tiller Smith ’25 earned all-state honors. Hanley was named to the All-Met second team, while Furgeson, LaPrade, and Tiller Smith were honorable mentions.