December 7, 2023
In the front row, from left to right, are Gavin Amrine, Wyatt Southward, Tristian Carey, Lucas Tanner and Brady Staley. In the middle row are Zach Howald, Rhett Staley, Owen O’Reilly and Chase Copas. In the back row are Head Coach Matt Donohue, Braden Rhodes, Nathan McCaul, Logan Otten and Assistant Coach Jacob Shuster. (Gazette photo by Aleksei Pavloff)

NU seeks to improve with returing cast of grapplers


By Bob Putman, Richwood Gazette

North Union will open the 2023-24 wrestling season with a large group of returnees, including several who competed in last year’s district tournament.

“We have a lot of experienced wrestlers returning and they are eager to improve on last year’s performance,” said Head Coach Garret Andrews, who will begin his 16th year as a head coach.

Andrews welcomed back 10 wrestlers with varsity experience.

Seniors Zack Ellis, Austin Cline and Tyler Cline along with sophomores Kannan Alvarado and Heath Ferguson each were district qualifiers last year.

Ellis will be competing at either 120 or 126 pounds, Austin Cline will compete…

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