Final Wrestling with Success

Season ends for Wolveines at District


          The wrestling team wrapped up the 2013-2014 campaign at the OHSAA district meet in Alliance. There were five total qualifiers from the sectional meet to the next round: A.J. Vetturini at 138, David Eippert at 170, Robbie Alcorn at 152, Joe Fornaro at 182, and Ashton Peck at 106.  This, in itself, is a great accomplishment because there were 12 teams at sectionals and only four people in each weight class advance.    In addition, there were a total of 47 teams with a wrestler representing them at the district meet.

            Every West G. wrestler at districts won at least one match and made it to the second day of the tournament.  Unfortunately, no wrestler qualified to the state meet so the season is over. Vetturini, however, did place 6th, missing state by one win !

            Final records for the year were as follows: sophomore Joe Fornaro at 35 – 13, senior Charlie Drain with a record of 28 – 18.  Since returning from their various injuries, David Eippert is 18 – 6, Rob Alcorn is 25 – 14, and AJ was 15 – 8.

            Junior A.J. said, “We all performed well the first day but not the second day.  Even after the tough loss, my first love is still wrestling.”