Maximilian Leete

As an eighth-grade wrestler for the Danvers Falcons, Maximilian Leete recorded a 40-12 record, earned a sectional title, and then placed at both the state and all-state tournaments. 

However, that was just a preview of what he would accomplish in the years to come. 

Over the next three years, Max captured Massachusetts State and All-State titles each year. He also progressed from a New England third-place medalist in 2018, to a New England finalist in 2019, to New England champion in 2020. 

During those three years, Max accumulated a 162-5 win-loss record. If not for the 2021 season, during which Max registered an 8-0 record, being shortened due to COVID it is almost certain that he would have eclipsed the Massachusetts record for wins in a high school wrestling career. I

n addition, Max earned eighth place at the Greco-Roman Fargo Championships in the summer of 2019, placed fifth at 126 pounds at the 2021 National High School Coaches Association Senior Nationals, and was a Northeast Regional finalist in 2021.

Max was twice selected as the Salem News Wrestler of the Year while also being named to the Boston Globe All-Scholastic and the Boston Herald All-Scholastic teams. 

In addition, he was the varsity football kicker and varsity tennis captain at Danvers.

Outside of athletics, Max earned a 3.9 GPA, was a school committee student representative, founded the first anti-discrimination club in the school district, and was a member of the Spanish National Honor Society. Furthermore, Max volunteered at an LGBTQ+ youth center in Salem, with Best Buddies, and at Danvers CARES. Max was also a DECA Club officer.

Max is enrolled at American University, where he continues his wrestling career.


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