Charger grapplers have experience and depth
|Members of the 2015 Middlesex High School wrestling team are, front from left, Elijah Fomin, Kevin Horton, Enrique Gonzalas, and Noah Cannon; second row, coach Wayne Mount, Cole Radabaugh, Jack Ruark, Cole Ruark, Tryston Thomas, Eric Kane, Cody Cannon, Caleb Bagle, and Shawn Haskill; standing, coach Will Moore, Thomas Hamilton, Chris Farmer, Joe Cockrell, Manny Fernandez, Marty Bristow, Tim Wilson, Jordan Blake, Hunter Carey, Andres Rowe, and coach Joel Anderson. (Photo by Larry Chowning)|
by Larry Chowning
The 2015 Middlesex High School (MHS) wrestling team has 11 returnees, including three state-level performers, from last year’s team.
The Chargers have senior Enrique Gonzalez returning in the 113-pound class; Elijah Fomin in the 132-pound class; and Andres Rowe in the 160-pound class. All three of these wrestlers qualified for last year’s 1A State Championships and all three finished fifth in state.
The Chargers lost state runner-up in the 132-pound class, Ridge Ellis, and David Bayard to graduation. Bayard was fifth in the state last year in the 138-pound class.
“We have a lot of returnees this year and some very talented first-year wrestlers,” said head MHS coach Joel Anderson. “Coaches Will Moore, Wayne Mount and I are extremely excited for this year and all of the experience that our MHS grapplers are bringing back to our program.”
Other returning grapplers on the team are Jack Ruark in the 120-pound class; Erick Kane, 138-pound class; Manny Fernandez, 145-pound class; Trystin Thomas, 152-pound class; Joe Cockrell, 170-pound class; Marty Bristow, 182-pound class; Jordan Blake, 195-pound class; and Brian Hollingshead, 220-pound class.
Newcomers on the team are Kevin Horton, Noah Cannon, Cole Radabaugh, Cole Ruark, Cody Cannon, Caleb Bagle, Shawn Haskill, Thomas Hamilton, Chris Farmer, Tim Wilson, and Hunter Carey.
The Chargers will open their season on Saturday, December 5, at Caroline, and will visit Essex on Wednesday, December 9.