The Orange Lutheran wrestling team returns to the mat this weekend and is ready to challenge for a top three spot in the Trinity League.
After a delayed and shortened season last spring, the Lancers will once again take on a full schedule against both league and non-league opponents. With nearly 30 student athletes on the roster, and a strong skill set across all age groups, the program continues to grow and produce wrestlers who compete with the top talent in the state.
Leading the senior class this year are returning wrestlers Dominic Lobo and Dustin Serizawa. Lobo is coming off a junior year campaign that earned him 2nd Team-All County honors and a 6th place finish in the 132-pound weight class.
Additionally, there are a number of juniors and underclassmen who are showing real promise.
“We have quite a few freshmen, new to our program, who are really good, as well as some core wrestlers who have been with us the past couple of years who are really strong,” says OLu wrestling head coach, Joe List.
Among those up-and-comers are sophomore Peter Thompson and junior Lance Dunwoody, both of whom will be competing against the top 50 wrestlers in the state.
“Peter is one of those kids that wrestling was just made for him, and Lance is one of those kids who is such a good athlete that he makes everything look easy, even though it’s not,” says List.
The program is also growing their girls team, with juniors Rory Sherman and Anastasia Bova joining the varsity squad.
Additionally, the entire coaching staff has returned this season and will be joined by alumnus Zach Stone ’21, who is currently wrestling for Vanguard University and is excited to be back helping his alma mater.
With a clear vision of the culture they want to create and the goals they want to achieve, OLu wrestling is poised to make a strong statement this season, and the Lancers are ready to compete.
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