Confidence leads to terrific Resorters’ season

by Greg Ceilley
of The Review staff


MAX WARD (left) of Elkhart Lake attempts to pin Colton Worachek of Luxemburg- Casco in the consolation semifinals at 145 pounds in the 2018 D-2 state wrestling meet. Ward won by a pin. – Review file photo MAX WARD (left) of Elkhart Lake attempts to pin Colton Worachek of Luxemburg- Casco in the consolation semifinals at 145 pounds in the 2018 D-2 state wrestling meet. Ward won by a pin. – Review file photo ELKHART LAKE – Confidence and a strong team mindset played key roles in the outstanding success of the Elkhart Lake- Glenbeulah/Howards Grove wrestling team this past season.

The Resorters posted an impressive 18-4 overall dual record, won the Horicon Duals Tournament and earned second in the Big East Conference Tournament. The 18 wins is believed to be a single-season record for the Elkhart program.

Elkhart also placed second in three tourneys and had two state medal winners in seniors Max Ward and Jon Roll at 145 and 285 pounds, respectively.

“I was very happy with the success the team had this year. The guys wrestled extremely well,” said Resorter head coach Larry Ward.


JON ROLL of Elkhart Lake pins Damien Bullock of Two Rivers in a 285-pound quarterfinal match at the 2018 D-2 state wrestling meet. – Review file photo JON ROLL of Elkhart Lake pins Damien Bullock of Two Rivers in a 285-pound quarterfinal match at the 2018 D-2 state wrestling meet. – Review file photo “As a result of the great season we had as a team this year I saw the confidence build throughout the year in all the guys.

“Each one of our guys had the mentality that if one of them would lose a big match, another was there to pick them up and get the win for the team. This allowed everyone to wrestle more freely knowing that their teammate had their back,” said the coach.

“When a team is confident in not only themselves but their teammates as well they are hard to defeat.

“There were many highlights on the season. From a team perspective, winning the Horicon Duals and finishing in second place in the Big East Tournament are the highlights of the season in my eyes,” coach Ward noted.

“The highlight from an individual perspective was having two wrestlers make the podium at the state tournament.”

Max Ward, a four-time state qualifier, placed fourth in this year’s Division 2 state meet. Roll, a state participant the past two seasons, captured sixth at state this year. Prior to this year, Elkhart’s last state medal-winner was Scott Spindler who took fifth in 1991.

“I think the key to our success this year was the depth that we had and the quality of the wrestlers. We had many underclassmen who played a major role in the team’s success,” said coach Ward.

“Raistlin Lopez-Lloyd is a freshman who qualified for sectionals at 132 and finished with 28 wins. Freshman Josh Schorer broke into the varsity lineup late in the season and finished 11-9, including a runner-up finish at 182 in the conference tournament.

“Freshman 113-pounder Jeremiah Bahr finished the season with 15 wins. Sophomores Ben Meiselwitz 23-14; Finn Shields, 21-17; and Yoshi Sesoko 15-9, all made huge improvements over their freshman seasons,” the coach pointed out.

“Our junior class showed a lot of improvement over last season as well. Cody Rebedew, 25-10; Cody Nelson, 22-15; and Matthew

Schorer [sectional qualifier], 43-3, were all huge contributors to the team’s success.”

Senior Troy Rebedew was also a key contributor as he finished 32-6 at 170 pounds. Rebedew finished with a 108-54 career mark.

Coach Ward is very appreciated of the support his team received this past season.

“I would like to thank our assistant coaches Lloyd Rebedew and Andy Crivellone as well as Brock Bonebrake, for the work that they put in with these guys. I would also like to thank the parents, grandparents and fans who come to support these young men,” he said.

AWARDS, FINAL STATS

Ward was named the BEC Wrestler of the Year. He won his third straight conference title this past season.

He had an impressive season and high school career. Ward led EL/HG in wins this past season with 45 (only three losses) and finished his career with a 157-29 record – setting a career mark for wins at Elkhart.

Roll chalked up a 44-5 season mark and a 110-31 career mark. He paced Elkhart in pins with 28 and dual points scored with 132 this past campaign.

Schorer was named the Resorters’ Most Improved Wrestler for the past season.


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