Damari Goldsmith-Greene has become the fifth Whitman-Hanson Regional High wrestler to reach 100 wins.
Welcome to the club, Damari Goldsmith-Greene.
The senior captain racked up his 100th career win Wednesday, June 16, becoming just the fifth Whitman-Hanson Regional High wrestler to reach the century mark in wins, joining Nate Dineen (125 wins), Eric Runci (123), Ben Dineen (121) and Dave Osborne (108).
The 152-pound wrestler Goldsmith-Greene reached the feat with an 8-4 victory against Plymouth South.
“It means a lot to me to make history in the Whitman-Hanson program,” said Goldsmith-Greene, who finished his W-H career with 101 wins after a victory against Hingham in the Div. 2 South tournament. “In the past, there was a lot of great wrestlers, so it feels good.”
W-H wrestling head coach Gary Rabinovitz said he knew there was little margin for error heading into this shortened season if Goldsmith-Greene was going to reach the milestone.
“I could not be any prouder of Damari,” Rabinovitz said. “Damari and I discussed his goals after last season and knew he only needed 12 wins as he ended his junior year with 88. No one could see this pandemic and his goal was in jeopardy. If this would have been a normal season, Damari would have become the all-time win leader for our program.”
Goldsmith-Greene also capped his W-H wrestling career as a two-year captain.
“I take a lot of pride in [leadership],” he said. “As a senior, I want to leave the team with good things and good energy, so they can keep the train rolling for next season.”
“Damari leads by example, he never complains and shows up for practice everyday ready to wrestle,” Rabinovitz said. “He treats every one of his teammates with respect.”
Goldsmith-Greene, who began his wrestling career at Josiah Quincy Upper School before he moved to Whitman at the outset of his freshman year, will take his talents on the mat to Plymouth State University next year.
“I want to thank everyone through the program that helped me make history,” he said.