Vincent - Jim Rhodes is hoping that Warren High’s wrestling team will be talented, tough, and trouble for the opposition this upcoming winter.
“We should be very solid this year with so many seniors,” said the fourth-year Warriors head coach, whose royal blue and white grapplers are scheduled to open up their season on the mat Saturday at Cambridge.
The Warren wrestling roster will be featuring eight seniors — Liam Kellar (152 pounds), Landon Hanes (132), Ben Goedel (138), Tristan Duffey (145), Trent Sayre (152), Lexa Wallace (152), Tres Jeffers (182), and Dylan Anderson (195).
Also on the team are three juniors — Brady Oberdier (160), Hayden Wiggers (145), and Kaleb Tait (220); eight sophomores — Peyten Kellar (120), Cole Coleman, Scott Reynolds (126), Zach Ochampaguh (170), Brock Bowen (182), Owen Richardson (195), Ryan Brown (182), and Jake Welch (285); and five freshmen — Brodie Tait (106), Ethan Johnson (120), Gabe Bookman (285), David Schafer (285), Tyler Strahler (285).
“It’s nice to see 24 in the (practice) room,” Rhodes said. “Numbers are key, and it has taken us a while to get them back up.
“A dedicated and experienced coaching staff is another key. Scott Rhodes, Jeff Parsons and Eric Proctor are all alumni, and together have all coached well over 20 years each. JR and Michelle Kellar bring a lot of experience to the room as well. All are very knowledgeable, and I couldn’t do this without all of them.”