Assistant Coach Taylor Esformes
I am a physicist with an interest in nanotechnology and spectroscopic imaging. I have experience in Scanning Electron Microscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy, and have work on the subject published in Applied Materials and Interfaces (DOI: 10.1021/am200770r). My thesis research is on hyperspectral imaging technology and data processing techniques, as well as applications of the technology to low-cost agricultural monitoring.
I taught SAT preparation classes for groups of between 12-20 high school students. Preparation was in all three SAT subject areas and included 4 practice SAT exams which I proctored and graded.
I participated in a nanotechnology-based REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) in which I was tasked with developing a method for manufacturing inexpensive nanometer-scale fiber optic probes for use in a Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscope. I succeeded in developing a process for fabricating the probes using existing equipment and materials, reducing the price of a costly component to mere cents. I also operated a Scanning Electron Microscope in order to image the probes and verify their dimensions.
Graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute
The NEW NFHS high school wrestling weight classes are (pounds):
106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 144,
150, 157, 165, 175, 190, 215 and 285.
The OLD high school wrestling weight classes are (pounds):
106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145,
152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220 and 285.
“Wrestling came into my life while I was just a freshman at the Abbey. I loved it: the adrenaline, tough work, and most of all, the camaraderie. Being a part of Abbey wrestling and serving as a captain of the team was an honor, and my Abbey career would not have been the same without it.”
I compete in any sport I play, wrestling was my second sport I was top 17 in the nation, it taught me to dig deep and be the best I can, I love lacrosse and will continue to bring it all to the field!
Abbey Wrestling gave me so much…It taught me everything about self-control and discipline, patience and sportsmanship. While it is technically an individual sport, I was never on the mat alone.
A four-year star that played a major role in Portsmouth Abbey winning its second consecutive EIL championship. Henery was ranked in the top 16 in the prep nationals with 3 consecutive All-Conference selections.
With the right blend of energy and determination, you can take your wrestling skills to places you never though possible.
I now play lacrosse at Salve Regina University, as a Middle, I attack the field with the Wrestling Mind set that Coach Mike taught me.
The experience that I had at the Abbey were amazing. I came with minimum skills, but felt nothing like it. Thank you for the fun practices guys!”
I wrestled over my weight and made the best of every match and ended up qualifying for Nationals.