By BOB ETTINGER
For the Star Beacon
The elation of victory and the heartbreak of defeat has come and gone. The last of the their blood sweat and tears shed, it’s time for the areas senior wrestlers to finally let loose and have a little fun to cap their careers.
The Star Beacon-Mike Scully Senior Wrestling Classic will be held at Lakeside on Monday at 6 p.m. Entry is $5 per person, $4 for senior citizens.
Competitors will include Alesha Zappitella, Russell Wanda, Billy Post and Austin Sherman of Conneaut; Dakota Brininger of Geneva; Sean Szitas, Travis Pelles and Heath Martin of Grand Valley; Ricker Maple, Jerry Scott, Rocky Tripodi, Blake Perry, Joey Babic, Troy Stitt and Caleb Harris of Jefferson; Otis Conel and Chuck Morgan of Lakeside; Aaron Sweeney, Tim Streisel and Nick Montgomery of Madison; Evan Nichols, Drew Jones, Ryan Sill and Cory Gramberg of Perry; Zach Campbell, Kris Leonard, David Baker and Cody Ellis of PV; and Jake Denman, Evan Rosborough and Dalton Anderson of Riverside.
Pairings will be announced the night of the contest.
Coaches for the match will be Matt Bidwell of Conneaut and Steve Paratto of Grand Valley. The official will be Scott Morgan and the Nathan Jernigan, son of Luke and Katie Jernigan, will sing the national anthem.
Ettinger is a freelance writer from Ashtabula.