The West Holmes Knight Wrestling Newsletter By Bret E. Curren

The West Holmes Knight Wrestling Newsletter
By Bret E. Curren
November 12, 2014 – Millersburg, OH
Inside this edition of the 2014 - 2015 West Holmes Knights Wrestling Newsletter
COLE WOODS AND WALKER UHL COMPETE IN NORTH CAROLINA
FIRST PRACTICE RIGHT AROUND CORNER FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL
‘ATTACK TEAM’ PRACTICE UNDERWAY
OPEN MATS CONTINUE
COLLEGE WRESTLING REPORT – FIVE FORMER KNIGHTS AT NEXT LEVEL
WEST HOLMES WRESTLING
HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL
Two West Holmes wrestlers, Cole Woods and Walker Uhl, got a jump-start on the season, competing Saturday,
November 1 in the ‘Super 32 National Tournament’ held at Greensboro High School and Middle School in
Greensboro, North Carolina.
Woods (Jr.), the 2014 O.H.S.A.A. Division II 120 lbs. state runner-up), competed at 126 lbs. and finished 2 – 2 in
the meat-grinder of a tournament. Losing his opening match by a second tiebreaker decision ( 1 – 1), Woods
received a first round bye in the consolation rounds. The Knights junior then scored a 4 - 3 decision and fall win
(1:39) in his next two matches before dropping from the tournament by a 10 - 0 major decision
Uhl (7th Grade), a very talented and successful elementary member of the ‘Attack Team’ , had a rough tournament
finishing 0 – 2 at 100 lbs. The W.H.M.S. grappler lost his first round bout by a tight 3 – 1 decision, then got
bounced from the tournament after a 14 – 2 major decision loss.
BOX SCORE
‘2014 Super 32 National Tournament’ – Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 1 & 2, 2014 – Greensboro High School and
Middle School – Greensboro, NC
Cole Woods (Jr., 126 lbs.)
Championship Rat-Tail Match: Colten Thomas (Florida) defeats Cole Woods (Millersburg, OH) by 1 – 1 Second
Tiebreaker Criteria Decision
Consolation First Round: BYE
Consolation Second Round: Cole Woods (Millersburg, OH) defeats Printice Walls (Illinois) by 4 – 3 Decision
Consolation Third Round: Cole Woods (Millersburg, OH) defeats Francisco Villareal (California) by Fall @ 1:39
Consolation Fourth Round: James Wimer (Ohio) defeats Cole Woods (Millersburg, OH) by 10 – 0 Major
Decision
Walker Uhl (7th Grade, 100 lbs.)
Championship Round of 32: Alan Marano (7th Grade, Brandon, FL) defeats Walker Uhl (7th Grade, Glenmont,
OH) by 3 – 1 Decision
Consolation First Round: Chase Saldate (7th Grade, Gilroy, CA) defeats Walker Uhl (7th Grade, Glenmont, OH)
by 14 – 2 Major Decision
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First Practice Set For Nov. 14
The 2014 – 2015 wrestling season ‘officially’ begins Friday, November 14 for both the West Holmes High School
and West Holmes Middle School wrestling squads.
In accordance with Ohio High School Athletic Association rules, which states that November 14 is the first day
high school and middle school teams across the state of Ohio can hold their first practice for the 2014 – 2015
season, the Knights will take full advantage and hold their first practices of the new season that day.
Practice for the high school squad will begin at 3:00 p.m. and wrap up at 5:30 p.m. while middle school team
begins practice at the same time but finish an hour earlier.
Important early-season dates to remember for high school wrestlers are ‘Weight Certification/Hydration Test’
(Nov. 25) and the Season Preview/Scrimmage (11/29).
The Knights varsity team opens the season December 6 at the ‘Bobcat Varsity Invitational Tournament’ at
Cambridge High School in Cambridge, Ohio while the junior varsity squad sees their first action of the season at
the ‘Meat and Potatoes Junior Varsity Invitational Tournament’ at Northmor High School near Galion, Ohio, also
December 6.
The West Holmes Middle School season opener is slated for December 17 when they battle Dover Middle School
in a dual meet at West Holmes High School near Millersburg, Ohio.
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‘Attack Team’ Practices Underway
Over 40 youth wrestlers filled the West Holmes Middle School wrestling room Thursday, October 30 as the first
practice for the ultra-successful Holmes Area Wrestling Club – better known as the West Holmes elementary
‘Attack Team’ – began preparations for the 2014 – 2015 wrestling season.
The ‘Attack Team’ begins their Ohio Youth Wrestling Association Mid-Ohio Division dual meet season December
14 with twin duals against Ashland and Smithville at Smithville High School in Smithville, Ohio.
With an undefeated dual meet mark (8 – 0 overall) last season, the ‘Attack Team’ demolished their opponents
with 869 team points scored while surrendering only 217 points.
Since the 1995 – 1996 season, under the tutelage of 19th-year volunteer head coach Randy Sponseller, the
‘Attack Team’ sports a spectacular dual meet mark of 132 – 10 overall.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Open Mats Sundays Only Once Season Begins
West Holmes High School wrestlers are reminded that ‘Open Mats’ will be scheduled for Sundays only, once the
2014 – 2015 season begins November 14.
The wrestling room at the high school is still available Wednesday evening November 12 from 7:00 p.m to 8:00
p.m., and then Sundays only beginning November 16.
High school through elementary level wrestlers are encouraged to attend open mats.
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Former Knights Wrestling At Next Level
Five West Holmes High School graduates and former Knights wrestlers will be competing at the collegiate level of
wrestling this 2014 – 2015 season.
Max Rohskopf (class of 2013) begins his second season at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North
Carolina, while Justin Stitzlein (class of 2012) is on the wrestling team at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. And,
Grayson Miller, Zach Mullet and Caleb Cox, all 2014 W.H.H.S. graduate’s, will be competing for Muskingum
University in New Concord, Ohio.
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Rohskopf (Soph.), a three-time state placer (3 in 2013 and 2012, 7 in 2011) and four-time state qualifier for the
Knights, finished his freshman season at N.C. State with an overall mark of 8 – 13. And, that was wrestling at 149
lbs., 157 lbs., and 165 lbs. for the Wolfpack. This season, Rohskopf is tabbed to wrestle at 165 lbs. in his
sophomore campaign.
After a 6th-place finish at the state tournament in 2012, Stitzlein (Jr.) spent a few years away from the mats before
enrolling at Ohio University and decided to get back on the mats this season. The former W.H.H.S. three-time
state qualifier (2012, 2011 and 2010) and current school record holder for most near-fall points in a season (191 –
2011) will wrestle at 149 lbs. for the Bobcats. Stitzlein opened his season Sunday, November 2 at the Michigan
State University Open Tournament in East Lansing, Michigan with a 4 – 2 mark and a 7th-place finish. ‘Stitz’ lost
his opening round match by fall then came roaring back with four consolation wins to reach the consolation
semifinals where he was upended by fall. Stitzlein was scheduled to meet Alex Griffin (Purdue University) in the
7th-place match, but that match wasn’t wrestled – common in college wrestling for large 1 day open tournaments –
giving Stitzlein a 7th-place finish in the scorebook.
The former Knights trio of Miller, Mullet and Cox certainly add a red, white and blue feel to the Fighting Muskies
roster. In fact, the college freshman represent their former high school more than any other high school on the
Muskingum University roster.
Miller, who finished his W.H.H.S. career at 92 – 54 (45 falls), is slated to wrestle at 285 lbs. to begin the season.
Mullet, 49 – 73 (13 falls) while a Knight, will compete at 184 lbs. and Cox, 52 – 67 (27 falls) at West Holmes, is
slated to wrestle at 157 or 165 lbs. for the Muskies.
COLLEGE WRESTLING BOX SCORE
Justin Stitzlein (Jr., 149 lbs., Ohio University)
‘Michigan State University Open Tournament’ – Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 - Michigan State University – East Lansing,
MI
149 lbs. OPEN
Championship Round of 32: Brandon Nelson (Purdue University) defeats Justin Stitzlein (Ohio University) by
Fall @ 3:36
Consolation First Round: Justin Stitzlein (Ohio University) defeats Cody VanderHagen (University of Michigan)
by Fall @ :18
Consolation Second Round: Justin Stitzlein (Ohio University) defeats Shawn Fayette (Northern Illinois
University) by 5 – 4 Decision
Consolation Third Round: Justin Stitzlein (Ohio University) defeats Isaac Thomas (Lindsay-Wilson College) by
12 – 12 Overtime Criteria Decision
Consolation Quarterfinals: Justin Stitzlein (Ohio University) defeats Jordan Amine (University of Michigan) by
Injury Default
Consolation Semifinals: Connor Sutton (Columbia University) defeats Justin Stitzlein (Ohio University) by Fall
@ 4:10
Seventh-Place Match: Justin Stitzlein (Ohio University) versus Alex Griffin (Purdue University) - Not Wrestled
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(both wrestlers awarded 7 )
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2014 – 2015 West Holmes High School Varsity Wrestling Schedule
(home dates in BOLD)
Sat. – 11/29/14 – Preview Scrimmage versus To Be Announced – To Be Announced – To Be Announced – To Be
Announced
Sat. – 12/6/14 – ‘6th Annual Bobcat Varsity Invitational Tournament’ – Cambridge High School – Cambridge, OH
– 9:00 a.m.
Wed. – 12/10/14 – ‘Backyard Brawl’-West Salem Northwestern, Wooster Triway, Apple Creek Waynedale
Super Triangular – West Holmes High School – Millersburg, OH – 6:00 p.m.
Fri./Sat. – 12/12/14 & 12/13/14 – ‘44th Annual Wayne Invitational Tournament’ – Berkey Fieldhouse – Smithville
High School – Smithville, OH – 4:30 p.m./11:00 a.m.
Wed. – 12/17/14 – Dover Dual – West Holmes High School – Millersburg, OH – 6:00 p.m.
Sat. – 12/20/14 – Cambridge Dual – Cambridge High School – Cambridge, OH – 11:00 a.m.
Mon./Tues. – 12/29/14 & 12/30/14 – ‘Roughriders Invitational Tournament – West Jefferson High School – West
Jefferson, OH – 9:00 a.m./9:00 a.m.
Wed. – 1/14/15 – Navarre Fairless and Gnadenhutten Indian Valley Triangular – Indian Valley High School –
Gnadenhutten, OH – 6:00 p.m.
Fri./Sat. – 1/16/15 & 1/17/15 – ‘29th Annual ASICS Top Gun Invitational Tournament’ – Alliance High School –
Alliance, OH – 11:00 a.m./11:00 a.m.
Sat. – 1/24/15 – West Holmes/‘United States Marine Corp’ Invitational Tournament – West Holmes High
School – Millersburg, OH – 10:00 a.m.
Wed. – 1/28/15 – O.H.S.A.A. DII Team Duals State Tournament Sub-Region Quarterfinals – To Be Announced –
To Be Announced – To Be Announced
Wed. - 2/4/15 – O.H.S.A.A. DII Team Duals State Tournament Regional Semifinals & Championship – To Be
Announced – To Be Announced – To Be Announced
Sat. – 2/7/15 – Ohio Cardinal Conference Championship Tournament – Lexington High School – Lexington, OH –
10:00 a.m.
Sat. – 2/14/15 – O.H.S.A.A. DII Team Duals State Tournament Semifinals & Finals – St. John Arena/The Ohio
State University – Columbus, OH – 11:00 a.m
Wed. – 2/18/15 – New Philadelphia & Warsaw River View Triangular – River View High School – Warsaw, OH –
6:00 p.m.
Fri./Sat. – 2/27/15 & 2/28/15 – O.H.S.A.A. DII East Sectional Championship Tournament – To Be Announced –
To Be Announced – To Be Announced
Fri./Sat. – 3/6/15 & 3/7/15 – O.H.S.A.A. DII East/Central District Championship Tournament – To Be Announced –
To Be Announced – To Be Announced
Thurs.-Sat. – 3/12/15 – 3/14/15 – ‘78th Annual O.H.S.A.A. DII State Championship Tournament – Value City
Area/Schottenstein Center/The Ohio State University – Columbus, OH – 3:00 p.m./10:00 a.m./10:00 a.m.
2014 – 2015 West Holmes High School Junior Varsity Wrestling Schedule
(home dates in BOLD)
Sat. – 11/29/14 – Preview Scrimmage versus To Be Announced – To Be Announced – To Be Announced – To Be
Announced
Sat. – 12/6/14 – ‘Meat and Potatoes Invitational Tournament’ – Northmor High School – Galion, OH – 10:00 a.m.
Wed. – 12/10/14 – ‘Backyard Brawl’-West Salem Northwestern, Wooster Triway, Apple Creek Waynedale
Super Triangular – West Holmes High School – Millersburg, OH – 6:00 p.m.
Sat. – 12/13/14 – ‘Olmsted Falls Kiwanis Team Duals Tournament’ – Olmsted Falls High School – Olmsted Falls,
OH – 9:00 a.m.
Wed. – 12/17/14 – Dover Dual – West Holmes High School – Millersburg, OH – 6:00 p.m.
Sat. – 12/20/14 – Cambridge Dual – Cambridge High School – Cambridge, OH – 11:00 a.m.
Fri. – 12/26/14 – ‘Holiday Invitational Tournament’ – Copley High School – Copley, OH – 9:30 a.m.
Sat. – 1/3/15 – ‘Vikings Invitational Tournament’ – River Valley High School – Caledonia, OH – 10:00 a.m.
Sat. – 1/10/15 – ‘Knights Invitational Tournament’ – West Holmes High School – Millersburg, OH – 10:00
a.m.
Wed. – 1/14/15 – Navarre Fairless and Gnadenhutten Indian Valley Triangular – Indian Valley High School –
Gnadenhutten, OH – 6:00 p.m.
Sat. – 1/17/15 – ‘Saints Invitational Tournament’ – Tuscarawas Central Catholic High School – New Philadelphia,
OH – 9:00 a.m.
Fri. – 1/30/15 – ‘Black Bears Invitational Tournament’ – River View High School – Warsaw, OH – 4:30 p.m.
Wed. – 2/18/15 – New Philadelphia & Warsaw River View Triangular – River View High School – Warsaw, OH –
6:00 p.m.
Sat. – 2/21/15 – ‘Generals Invitational Tournament’ – Wooster High School – Wooster, OH – 9:00 a.m.
WEST HOLMES HIGH SCHOOL 2014 – 2015 WRESTLING COACHING STAFF
Head Coach: Jeff Woods (24th Season)
Assistant Coach: Greg Woods (19th Season)
Assistant Coach: Scott Vaughn (1st Season)
Volunteer Assistant Coach: Sean Teter (3rd Season)
Volunteer Assistant Coach: Bill Miller (15th Season)
Volunteer Assistant Coach: Clif Hummel (1st Season)
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(home dates in BOLD)
Wed. – 12/17/14 – Dover Dual – West Holmes High School – Millersburg, OH – 6:00 p.m.
Sat. – 12/20/14 – Cambridge Dual – Cambridge High School – Cambridge, OH – 11:00 a.m.
Sat. – 12/27/14 – ‘Bobcat Invitational Tournament’ – Cambridge High School – Cambridge, OH – 9:00 a.m.
Tues. – 12/30/14 – Team To Be Announced and Loudonville Triangular – Loudonville High School – Loudonville,
OH – 6:00 p.m.
Sat. – 1/3/15 – ‘Redbird Classic Invitational Tournament’ – Loudonville High School – Loudonville, OH – 10:00
a.m.
Fri./Sat. – 1/9/15 & 1/10/15 – ‘39th Annual Waynedale Athletic Booster Club Kaderly Classic Invitational
Tournament’ – Waynedale High School – Apple Creek, OH – 5:30 p.m./10:00 a.m.
Wed. – 1/14/15 – Navarre Fairless and Gnadenhutten Indian Valley Triangular – Indian Valley High School –
Gnadenhutten, OH – 6:00 p.m.
Sat. – 1/17/15 – ‘Knights Invitational Tournament’ – West Holmes High School – Millersburg, OH – 10:00
a.m.
Sat. – 1/24/15 – Warsaw River View and John R. Lea/Waynedale Triangular – John R. Lea Middle School –
Apple Creek, OH – To Be Announced
Tues. – 1/17/15 – Coshocton and Massillon Tuslaw Triangular – West Holmes Middle School – Millersburg,
OH – 5:30 p.m.
Sat. – 1/31/15 – Ohio Cardinal Conference Championship Tournament’ – Ashland High School – Ashland, OH –
9:00 a.m.
WEST HOLMES MIDDLE SCHOOL 2014 – 2015 WRESTLING COACHING STAFF
Head Coach: Andy Toye (8th Season)
Assistant Coach: Will O’Donnell (10th Season)
Volunteer Assistant Coach: Jarret Mathie (3rd Season)
Volunteer Assistant Coach: Nate Morehouse (10th Season)
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(home dates in BOLD)
Sun. – 12/14/14 – Ashland Dual and Smithville Dual (O.Y.W.A. Mid-Ohio Division) – Smithville High School –
Smithville, OH – 11:30 a.m./1:30 p.m.
Sun. – 12/21/14 – All-Stars Dual and Apple Creek Waynedale Dual (O.Y.W.A. Mid-Ohio Division) – Orrville High
School – Orrville, OH – 11:30 a.m./1:30 p.m.
Sun. – 1/4/15 – Mansfield SWAT Dual and Mansfield Madison Dual (O.Y.W.A. Mid-Ohio Division) – Madison High
School – Mansfield, OH – 11:30 a.m./1:30 p.m.
Sun. – 1/11/15 – Wooster Triway Dual and Orrville Dual (O.Y.W.A. Mid-Ohio Division) – Waynedale High School
– Apple Creek, OH – 11:30 a.m./1:30 p.m.
Sun. – 1/18/15 – O.Y.W.A. Mid-Ohio Division Varsity Tournament – West Holmes High School –
Millersburg, OH – To Be Announced
Sat. – 1/24/15 – O.Y.W.A. Mid-Ohio Division ‘All-Star’ Tournament (younger wrestlers) – Northwestern Middle
School – West Salem, Ohio – To Be Announced
Sun. – 1/25/15 – O.Y.W.A. Mid-Ohio Division ‘All-Star’ Tournament (older wrestlers) – Northwestern High School
– West Salem, OH – To Be Announced
Sun. – 2/1/15 – O.Y.W.A. Mid-Ohio Division Sectional Championship Tournament – To Be Announced – To Be
Announced – To Be Announced
Sun. – 2/8/15 – O.Y.W.A. District Championship Tournament – To Be Announced – To Be Announced – To Be
Announced
Sun. – 2/15/15 – O.Y.W.A. State Championship Tournament – Firestone High School – Akron, OH – To Be
Announced
WEST HOLMES ELEMENTARY 2014 – 2015 ‘ATTACK TEAM’ WRESTLING COACHING STAFF
Volunteer Head Coach: Randy Sponseller (19th Season)
Volunteer Assistant Coach: Eric Harter (2nd Season)
Volunteer Assistant Coach: Tim McClintock (1st Season)
Volunteer Assistant Coach: Justin Ross (1st Season)
2014 – 2015 Holmes Area Wrestling Club ‘Attack Team’ Roster (as of 11-4-14)
6TH GRADE: Stephen Baldridge (YDisQ, 2x YSecP, YASP), Lane Graham, Gavin Greer (YASP), Sean Over
(YASP), Max Pratt, Ben David Sohar, Jack Welsh (4x YDisQ, YSecCH, 3x YSecP, DisP-o)
5TH GRADE: Joshua Carter (YASCH, YASP), Tucker Kaufman (YStP, YStQ, YDistCH, 3x YDisQ, 2x YSecCH,
YSecP, YASCH, YASP, SP-o, 3x SQ-o, 3x DisP-o, 2x SQ-ohwe, RegCH-ohwe, RegP-ohwe), Camden Larimore,
Curtis Sampsel (2x YASP), Zachary Snow, Dylan Strouse, Noah Tish, Conner Varnes (YDisQ, YSecP, YASCH),
Matthew Young
4TH GRADE: Elisha Baldridge (YDisQ, 2x YSecP, SP-o, SQ-o, DisCH-o), Landyn Dye (YASP), Zeke Galbraith (2x
YASP), Nick Ginsburg, Gabe Knapp (YASP), Caleb Larimore (YSecCH), Beau Norman (YASCH, YASP), Blake
Norman (YDisP, YDisQ, YSecP, YASCH), Dakota Patterson, Mason Taylor, Autumn Trukovich
3RD GRADE: Kalan Bowling-Cappadony, Taylor Gallion, Jack Marmet (YASP), Cai Roberts (YASP), Christopher
Steinberg, Grady Toye (YASP), Matt Trukovich (YASP), Logan Van Sickle (YASCH)
2ND GRADE: Maverick Rickly, AAJ Roberts, Payton Rouse (YASP)
1st GRADE: Chaz Kerr, Peyton Martin, Garrett Sampsel
KINDERGARTEN: Lincoln Goans
LEGEND:
YstCH – Ohio Youth Wrestling Association State Tournament Champion
YStP = Ohio Youth Wrestling Association State Tournament Placer
YStQ = Ohio Youth Wrestling Association State Tournament Qualifier
YDisCH = Ohio Youth Wrestling Association District Champion
YDisP = Ohio Youth Wrestling Association District Tournament Placer
YDisQ = Ohio Youth Wrestling Association District Tournament Qualifier
YSecCH = Ohio Youth Wrestling Association Mid-Ohio Division Sectional Tournament Champion
YSecP = Ohio Youth Wrestling Association Mid-Ohio Division Sectional Tournament Placer
YASCH = Ohio Youth Wrestling Association Mid-Ohio Division ‘All-Star’ Tournament Champion
YASP = Ohio Youth Wrestling Association Mid-Ohio Division ‘All-Star’ Tournament Placer
SCH-o = Ohio Athletic Committee Youth State Tournament Champion
SP-o = Ohio Athletic Committee Youth State Tournament Placer
SQ-o = Ohio Athletic Committee Youth State Tournament Qualifier
DisCH-o = Ohio Athletic Committee Youth State Tournament District Qualifier Champion
DisP-o = Ohio Athletic Committee Youth State Tournament District Qualifier Placer
SP-ohwe = Ohioway Elementary State Tournament Placer
SQ-ohwe = Ohioway State Tournament Qualifier
RegCH-ohwe – Ohioway State Tournament Regional Qualifier Champion
RegP-ohwe = Ohioway State Tournament Regional Qualifier Placer
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ON THE CALENDAR
Wed. – 11/12 – HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL/ELEMENTARY – Open Mats – West Holmes High School
Wrestling Room – 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thurs. – 11/13 – ELEMENTARY – ‘Attack Team’ Practice – West Holmes Middle School Wrestling Room – 7:00
p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Fri. – 11/14 – HIGH SCHOOL – ‘First Practice’ – West Holmes High School Wrestling Room – 3:00 p.m. to 5:30
p.m.
Fri. – 11/14 – MIDDLE SCHOOL – ‘First Practice’ – West Holmes Middle School Wrestling Room – 3:00 p.m. to
4:30 p.m.
Sun. – 11/16 – HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL/ELEMENTARY – Open Mats – West Holmes High School
Wrestling Room – 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Mon.-Fri. – 11/17-11/21 – HIGH SCHOOL – Practice – West Holmes High School Wrestling Room – 3:00 p.m. to
5:30 p.m.
Mon.-Fri. – 11/17-11/21 – MIDDLE SCHOOL – Practice – West Holmes Middle School Wrestling Room – 3:00
p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mon. – 11/17 – ELEMENTARY – ‘Attack Team’ Practice – West Holmes Middle School Wrestling Room – 7:00
p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Thurs. – 11/20 – ELEMENTARY – ‘Attack Team’ Practice – West Holmes Middle School Wrestling Room – 7:00
p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sun. – 11/23 – HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL/ELEMENTARY – Open Mats – West Holmes High School
Wrestling Room – 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Mon.–Wed. – 11/24-11/26 – HIGH SCHOOL – Practice – West Holmes High School Wrestling Room – 3:00 p.m.
to 5:30 p.m.
Mon.-Wed. – 11/24/11/26 – MIDDLE SCHOOL – Practice – West Holmes Middle School Wrestling Room – 3:00
p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mon. – 11/24 – ELEMENTARY – ‘Attack Team’ Practice – West Holmes Middle School Wrestling Room – 7:00
p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Thurs. – 11/27 – HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL/ELEMENTARY – No Practice/Thanksgiving
Fri. – 11/28 – HIGH SCHOOL – Practice – West Holmes High School Wrestling Room – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00
Noon
Fri. – 11/28 - MIDDLE SCHOOL – No Practice
Sat. – 11/29 – HIGH SCHOOL – Preview Scrimmage – To Be Announced – To Be Announced
Sun. – 11/30 – HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL/ELEMENTARY – Open Mats – West Holmes High School
Wrestling Room – 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Mon. – 12/1 – HIGH SCHOOL – Practice – West Holmes High School Wrestling Room – To Be Announced
Mon. – 12/1 – MIDDLE SCHOOL – Practice – West Holmes Middle School Wrestling Room – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00
Noon
Mon. – 12/1 – ELEMENTARY – ‘Attack Team’ Practice – West Holmes Middle School Wrestling Room – 7:00
p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tues.-Fri. – 12/2-12/5 - HIGH SCHOOL – Practice – West Holmes High School Wrestling Room – 3:00 p.m. to
5:30 p.m.
Tues.-Fri. – 12/2-12/5 – MIDDLE SCHOOL – Practice – West Holmes Middle School Wrestling Room – 3:00 p.m.
to 4:30 p.m.
Thurs. – 12/4 – ELEMENTARY – ‘Attack Team’ Practice – West Holmes Middle School Wrestling Room – 7:00
p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sat. – 12/6 – HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY – ‘Bobcats Invitational Tournament’ – Cambridge High School –
Cambridge, OH – 9:00 a.m.
Sat. – 12/6 – HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY – ‘Meat and Potatoes Invitational Tournament’ – Northmor High
School – Galion, OH – 10:00 a.m.
Sun. – 12/7 – HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL/ELEMENTARY – Open Mats – West Holmes High School
Wrestling Room – 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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WEST HOLMES WRESTLING ‘HONORS LIST’
STATE TOURNAMENT PLACERS (18)
Mike Chapman (4th – 1997)*, Bill Miller (4th – 1990), Jimmy Dixon (4th – 1997), Trent White (3rd – 1999), Alex
Baker (5th – 2000), Chris Hart (5th – 2000), Clif Hummel (3rd - 2000); Clint Carmony (2nd - 2001); Clint
Sponseller (6th - 2003, 3rd - 2004)**; Scott Vaughn (6th - 2003, 2nd - 2004)**; George Kerr (5th - 2004); Colt
Sponseller (1st - 2005, 2006, 2007)sc/sc2/sc3/***; Colton Collett (4th - 2006, 3rd - 2007); Tyler Hawkins (8th 2007, 1st - 2008); Max Rohskopf (7th – 2011, 3rd – 2012, 3rd – 2013), Justin Stitzlein (6th – 2012), Marshall
Overholt (6th – 2012), Cole Woods (2nd – 2014)
LEGEND:
* = First state placer
** = First two-time state placer
*** = First three-time state placer
sc = First state champion
sc2 = First two-time state champion
sc3 = First three-time state champion
STATE TOURNAMENT QUALIFERS (53)
Blair Smith (1971)*; Ted Morris (1974); Eric Strouse (1974); Louis Pahoundis (1974, 1975, 1976)**/***; Jim Dixon
((1975, 1976); Dan Mathie (1976); Aaron Strouse (1978); Todd Kamer (1979); Lonnie Mackey (1980); Tom Uhl
(1980, 1981); Tom Eastep (1981); Forrest Messner (1982, 1983, 1984); Gary Lehr (1984); Jeff Alexander (1984,
1985, 1986); Jason Weigand (1986); Brad Welsh (1986); Mike Chapman (1986, 1987); Wayne Heller (1986,
1987); Bill Miller (1989, 1990); Joe Alexander (1991); Jason Franks (1992); Wayne Johnson (1993, 1994); Jimmy
Dixon (1994, 1997); Zack Baker (1997); Don Sours (1997); Trent White (1997, 1998, 1999); Chris Hart (1998,
2000); Alex Baker (1999, 2000); Clif Hummel (1999, 2000); Nate Manges (2000); Clint Carmony (2001); Zach
Kerr (2001); Clint Sponseller (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)****; Delbert Dixon (2002); Steve Goans (2002); Scott
Vaughn (2002, 2003, 2004); George Kerr (2004); Colt Sponseller (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007); Tim McClintock
(2005); Tyler Hoover (2005, 2006, 2007); Marc Akam (2006, 2007); Colton Collett (2006, 2007); Derek
McCluggage (2006, 2007); Tyler Hawkins (2007, 2008); Trey Jacobs (2007, 2009); Robert VanSickle (2008);
Martin Overholt (2009); Max Rohskopf (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013); Justin Stitzlein (2010, 2011, 2012); Zach
Hendershott (2011); Drew Jolley (2011); Marshall Overholt (2012), Cole Woods (2013, 2014)
LEGEND:
* = First state qualifier
**/*** = First two-time and First three-time state qualifier
**** = First four-time state qualifier
'WALL OF FAME' INDUCTEES (23)
Jeff Alexander - Class of 1986 (W); Mike Chapman - Class of 1987 (W); Bret Curren - Class of 1976 (VC); Todd
Day - Assistant Coach 1979-2008 (C); Jim Dixon - Class of 1976 (W); Jimmy Dixon - Class of 1997 (W); Chris
Hart – Class of 2000 (W); Wayne Heller - Class of 1987 (W); Tyler Hoover – Class of 2008 (W); Clif Hummel –
Class of 2000 (W); Wayne Johnson - Class of 1994 (W); George Kerr – Class of 2004 (W): Forrest Messner Class of 1984 (W); Bill Miller - Class of 1990 (W); Louis Pahoundis - Class of 1976 (W); Lindy Rogers - Head
Coach 1980-1991 (C); Blair Smith - Class of 1971 (W); Clint Sponseller - Class of 2004 (W); Randy Sponseller Class of 1973 (W/C); Tom Uhl - Class of 1981 (W); Scott Vaughn - Class of 2004 (W); Jason Weigand - Class of
1986 (W); Trent White - Class of 1999 (W)
LEGEND:
(W) = Wrestler
(VC) = Volunteer Contributor
(C) = Coach
(C/W) = Coach/Wrestler
TEAM RECORDS
O.H.S.A.A. State Championship Tournament Top 10 Finishes: 7th - 2004, 8th - 2000, 10th – 2006
O.H.S.A.A. Sectional Tournament Championships: 1976 (Coach Bill Rentz); 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,
2007, 2009 (Coach Jeff Woods)
O.H.S.A.A. Sectional Tournament Runner-ups: 1983, 1984, 1990, 1991 (Coach Lindy Rogers); 1996, 1997, 1998,
2000, 2006, 2011 (Coach Jeff Woods)
O.H.S.A.A. District Tournament Runner-ups: 1986 (Coach Lindy Rogers); 1999, 2000, 2004 (Coach Jeff Woods)
O.H.S.A.A. State Team Duals Championship Tournament Appearances: 1998, 2007 (Coach Jeff Woods)
Ohio Cardinal Conference Championships: 2004, 2007 (Coach Jeff Woods)
Mohican Area Conference Championships: 1990, 1991 (Coach Lindy Rogers); 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003
(Coach Jeff Woods)
West Holmes/Marine Corp Classic Invitational Tournament Champions: 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012
(Coach Jeff Woods)
Tri-West Invitational Tournament Champions: 1983, 1990, 1991 (Coach Lindy Rogers); 1996, 1997, 1998 (Coach
Jeff Woods)
Most Team Tournament Championships In A Season: 4 - 1999 (Coach Jeff Woods)
Most Individual Tournament Champions In A Season: 24 - 1997 (Coach Jeff Woods)
Most Team Points Scored In A Tournament: 265.5 pts. - 2011 West Holmes/Marine Corp Classic Invitational
Tournament (Coach Jeff Woods)
Best Team Dual Meet Record: 11 and 0 - 2006 (Coach Jeff Woods)
Most Team Takedowns In A Season: 920 - 2006 (Coach Jeff Woods)
Most Team Escapes In A Season: 416 - 1999 (Coach Jeff Woods)
Most Team Pins In A Season: 171 - 2000 (Coach Jeff Woods)
Most Team Wins In A Season: 341 - 2006 (Coach Jeff Woods)
INDIVIDUAL RECORDS
Highest Finish In State Tournament: Colt Sponseller (1st - 2005, 2006, 2007); Tyler Hawkins (1st - 2008)
First Four-Time State Tournament Qualifier: Clint Sponseller (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
National Recognition: Blair Smith (1971 - ranked 38th in the nation by Amateur Wrestling News); Colt Sponseller
(2006 - ranked 6th in the nation by Amateur Wrestling News)
National High School Champion: Colt Sponseller (2006 -160 lbs., 2007 - 160 lbs.)
Best Win-Loss Record In A Season: Colt Sponseller, 49 - 0 (1.000%, 2007)
Best Overall Career Record: Colt Sponseller, 156 - 13 (92.3%, 2004 - 2007)
Most Career Wins: Colt Sponseller - 156 (2004 - 2007)
Most Pins In A Season: Colt Sponseller - 36 (2007)
Quickest Pin: Kyle Curren - 5 seconds (1978)
Most Dual Meet Points Scored In A Season: Jim Dixon - 154 (1976)
Most Takedowns In A Season: Colt Sponseller - 219 (2007)
Most Reversals In A Season: Mike Chapman - 33 (1986)
Most Technical Falls In A Season: Jeff Alexander - 16 (1986)
Most Near Fall Points In A Season: Justin Stitzlein - 191 (2011)
Most Escapes In A Season: Jac Neville - 57 (1999)
Most Points Scored In A Single Match: Alex Baker - 33 (2000)
National College Tournament Qualifiers: Will O'Donnell (1988 - Defiance College, NCAA DIII); Wayne Heller
(1991 - Muskingum College, NCAA DIII); Jason Weigand (1994 – 1996 Mount Union College, NCAA DIII 275 lbs);
Clint Carmony (2005 – Ashland University, NCAA DII); Scott Vaughn (2005 – Campbellsville College, NAIA); Colt
Sponseller (2009 - 2011 – The Ohio State University, NCAA DI)
National College Tournament Placers: Jason Weigand (1994 – Mount Union College - 'All - American' 4th at
NCAA DIII 275 lbs., 1995 - Mount Union College - 'All - American' 5th at NCAA DIII 275 lbs., 1996 - Mount Union
College - 'All - American' 8th at NCAA DIII 275 lbs.); Clint Carmony (2005 – Ashland University - ‘All-American’
3rd at NCAA DII 184 lbs.); Scott Vaughn (2005 – Campbellsville College - 'All American' 6th at NAIA 165 lbs.);
Colt Sponseller (2011 – The Ohio State University - 'All-American' 4th at NCAA DI 165 lbs.)
Team USA Freestyle National Placers: Colt Sponseller (2010 & 2011 Champion – 74 kg./163 lbs. Men’s
University National Championships)
Team USA Freestyle World Team Qualifiers: Colt Sponseller (2012 Champion – 74 kg./163 lbs. Men’s University
World Team Trials)
Team USA Freestyle World Team Placers: Colt Sponseller (2012 Bronze Medalist – 74 kg./163 lbs. Men’s
University World Championships)
WEST HOLMES WRESTLING YEAR BY YEAR DUAL MEET RECORDS (1964/1965 – 2013/2014)
1964 – 1965: 4 – 8, Coach Ken Thrasher
Coach Jeff Woods
1965 – 1966: 4 – 8, Coach Ken Thrasher
Coach Jeff Woods
1966 – 1967: 7 – 4, Coach Ken Thrasher
Coach Jeff Woods
1967 – 1968: 7 – 2 – 1, Coach Ken Thrasher
Coach Jeff Woods
1968 – 1969: 7 – 4, Coach Charles Getz
Jeff Woods
1969 – 1970: 5 – 5, Coach Bill Rentz
Jeff Woods
1970 – 1971: 5 – 4, Coach Bill Rentz
Jeff Woods
1971 – 1972: 6 – 5, Coach Bill Rentz
Jeff Woods
1972 – 1973: 7 – 4, Coach Bill Rentz
Jeff Woods
1973 – 1974: 7 – 4, Coach Bill Rentz
Jeff Woods
1974 – 1975: 5 – 2 – 2, Coach Bill Rentz
Jeff Woods
1975 – 1976: 4 – 7, Coach Bill Rentz
Jeff Woods
1976 – 1977: 4 – 7, Coach Bill Rentz
Jeff Woods
1977 – 1978: 3 – 7, Coach Bill Rentz
Jeff Woods
1978 – 1979: 6 – 6, Coach Bill Rentz
Jeff Woods
1979 – 1980: 7 – 6, Coach Bill Rentz
Coach Jeff Woods
1980 – 1981: 6 – 6, Coach Lindy Rogers
Jeff Woods
1981 – 1982: 3 – 7, Coach Lindy Rogers
Jeff Woods
1982 – 1983: 6 – 2, Coach Lindy Rogers
Jeff Woods
1983 – 1984: 4 – 2, Coach Lindy Rogers
Jeff Woods
1984 – 1985: 4 – 3 – 1, Coach Lindy Rogers
Coach Jeff Woods
1985 – 1986: 1 – 5, Coach Lindy Rogers
Jeff Woods
1986 – 1987: 7 – 5, Coach Lindy Rogers
Jeff Woods
1991 – 1992: 3 – 4 – 1,
1992 – 1993: 4 – 3,
1993 – 1994: 3 – 2,
1994 – 1995: 5 – 1,
1995 – 1996: 5 – 1, Coach
1996 – 1997: 4 – 1, Coach
1997 – 1998: 5 – 1, Coach
1998 – 1999: 5 – 2, Coach
1999 – 2000: 9 – 1, Coach
2000 – 2001: 3 – 2, Coach
2001 – 2002: 3 – 2, Coach
2002 – 2003: 2 – 2, Coach
2003 – 2004: 6 – 2, Coach
2004 – 2005: 5 – 2, Coach
2005 – 2006: 8 – 0, Coach
2006 – 2007: 14 – 2,
2007 – 2008: 6 – 1, Coach
2008 – 2009: 7 – 1, Coach
2009 – 2010: 3 – 2, Coach
2010 – 2011: 7 – 0, Coach
2011 – 2012: 5 – 2,
2012 – 2013: 5 – 3, Coach
2013 – 2014: 8 – 7, Coach
1987 – 1988: 3 – 6, Coach Lindy Rogers
1988 – 1989: 5 – 4, Coach Lindy Rogers
1989 – 1990: 8 – 1, Coach Lindy Rogers
1990 – 1991: 9 – 1, Coach Lindy Rogers
275 – 169 – 4, .614%
1964/1965 – 2013/2014:
WEST HOLMES WRESTLING COACHES CAREER DUAL MEET RECORDS (1964/1965 – 2013/2014)
1964/1965 – 1967/1968: Coach Ken Thrasher (4 years), 22 – 22 – 1, .488%
1968/1969: Coach Charles Getz (1 year), 7 – 4, .636%
1969/1970 – 1979/1980: Coach Bill Rentz (11 years), 59 – 57 – 2, .500%
1980/1981 – 1990/1991: Coach Lindy Rogers (11 years), 62 – 42 – 1, .591%
1991/1992 – Present: Coach Jeff Woods (23 years), 125 – 44 – 1, .735%
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