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50 years of wrestling at Red Lion high school, and coach Christopher Schell has high hopes for the future of the wrestling program. “The future is very bright and promising,” Schell said. “It will be hard to replace senior heavyweight Jared Schell, however the junior class is talented and next year is there year to shine.”
Red Lion ended the year with a record of 11-4, Seniors Jared Schell and Junior Dylan Gurreri lead the charge. Gurreri ended the season 25-8 and schell 26-2. “Dylan is a high flying takedown technician,” Schell said. “He continues to let his opponent up just to take them down again, unstoppable at times.”
Wrestling is not all about winning, and a lot of work is put into molding a wrestler.” It takes commitment, dedication and to have the intensity to push your practice partner and yourself,” Schell said. “It takes a good attitude to take on all competition and being a family.”
Wrestling had an overall solid season, placing third at Lebanon High School Berserker duals, and second at Denver duals at Cocalico High School.
Coach Schell has high hopes for the underclassman wrestlers as well. “They push the upperclassmen, which shows great heart,” Schell said. “Each one of them has shined in different matches this year to pull of the win.”