During David (Bartlett) Bates’s six years at Williston Northampton, there wasn’t much that he didn’t accomplish as a wrestler. David was named as a prep school All-American three times, All-New England four times and All-State four times. In addition, he was twice the state champion in his weight class, was twice named State Outstanding Wrestler of the Year, and was a New England Champion. He was the Doug Parker Tournament champion twice and a finalist three times.
David holds the school record for career wins at Williston.
David was the Massachusetts cadet freestyle state champion twice and won a gold medal in cadet freestyle and Greco-Roman style at 76 kilograms at the Puerto Rican Olympic Festival in 1999. In addition, he won a gold medal at 76 kilogram cadet freestyle at the Deutsch Open in Germany in 2000.
Married to Larissa Bates ’99, David is currently an internist in Providence after receiving his medical degree from New York Medical College in 2011.