AVON’S JACK ROESCH TAKES HOME TWO TROPHIES AT LORAIN COUNTY ALL-STAR MEET

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    Avon High School wrestler Jack Roesch was awarded the Wrestler of the Year Award on Thursday night, March 14 during the Wrestling All Star event held at Elyria High School. KRISTIN BAUER / CHRONICLE

     

ELYRIA — Avon’s Jack Roesch wasn’t part of one of the best on-mat lineups in years at Thursday night’s Lorain County All-Star wrestling meet, but he was still the star of the show.

He was named the Division I Wrestler of the Year and then presented with the Paul Reynolds Trophy as Lorain County’s top overall senior wrestler.

“I’m just really grateful that I got the support I did throughout the year,” Roesch said. “I can’t thank my coaches and teammates enough. I’m really appreciative and thankful for all that. It’s just a great way to finish out the year. I’m happy I came out on a good note.”

Roesch placed third at the tough Brecksville Holiday Tournament before finishing as a finalist at the Bill Dies Memorial at Akron Firestone. He followed his regular-season success with a Division I sectional championship and earned his second trip to the state tournament — winning three straight matches to finish as the 285-pound state runner-up.

“It’s been a fun (season), a memorable one, and I think I’ll always look back on it and probably smile at all the memories and the bonds I made with my coaches, teammates and just everybody,” Roesch said. “I’m just grateful I got to experience it with the people that I did.”

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