BY: Jeremy George
Finishing eighth may have not been exactly what Avon Lake coach Scott Peepers was hoping for, but he’s happy to see the program moving in a positive direction. “Our future looks good. Our middle school is doing well, so we see our programs moving forward with a lot more numbers than in the previous years.”
The Shoremen finished with 82 points with one champion Jason Barnicle (182), while Tyler Mayer (152) took second, and Max Wittman (220) took third.
Wittman also earned the honors of most pins in the least amount of time with five pins.
Senior Jason Barnicle also understands the meaning of being a role model for the younger wrestlers in this program that Coach Peepers is trying to install. “He understands that not only do we need to improve this year, but also for future years, and he is really pressing towards us being an inspiration for the younger ones.”
Peepers understands that it may be frustrating for some of the young wrestlers, but with hard work and time, they may one day see themselves achieve their goals.
Avon Lake continues their season at Westlake on December 17th against Amherst, Berea-Midpark, and Westlake.