Woodmore wrestling is expecting to compete in another successful season.
After last year’s record of 6-6 and having two individuals advance to state, the Wildcats are looking forward to another successful year. The Wildcats have lost state qualifier Dexter Emch, who graduated last year.
“This year’s team is young, and we lost several seniors and their leadership, but since we have many of the same wrestlers returning, we should have a very successful year,” said varsity coach Dane Bonningson.
The team has worked hard towards its goals and hopes to continue their hard work and dedication throughout this upcoming season.
“We will have a pretty successful year, with the team and individuals, The team had their first practice on Nov. 9 and continues to practice, focusing on the basic fundamentals and techniques in order to help get the boys into stride again.
“The team is capable of great things this year, and I know we will be successful,” said junior Evan Ulinski, who placed fourth at state last March.
At 106 in last year’s Division III state meet, Ulinski defeated Alec Logsdon (Waynesville) 10-4 and Sebestian Vidika (Sullivan Black River) by an 8-0 major decision. In the semis, he was pinned by Matthew Kolodzik (Dayton Miami Valley) in 5:19. He defeated Dakota Mays (Nelsonville York) 9-7 in sudden victory in his first consolation bracket match, but was pinned by Zon Fields (Marion Pleasant) in 2:54 during the third place match.
Woodmore finished fourth in the Northern Buckeye Conference last year. Ulinski won the 106 championship by taking a major decision over Luke Leonard (Fostoria), 15-6. Zach Sharpe (Lake) won at 195, pinning runner-up Bobby Brooks (Eastwood) in 3:40.
(Reprinted with permission from Window To Woodmore, the school’s student newspaper.)