Moe Wrestling Looks to Build on Past Success
This team is looking for another fantastic year, and hopes for state are already being talked about with Moeller. The 2018-2019 Moeller Wrestling team is looking to continue the on-going tradition that is known for producing GCL champions, state champions, and possible US Olympic members. Wrestling is known as a gladiator sport; there’s so much dedication and hard work that players put into it. These Moeller wrestlers put so much time into their work during offseason workouts and on the mats here at Moeller. This year's seniors have a new plan for this year to be better than last, Isiah Grogg told me, “It is to make the team as close as possible, wrestling is such a gladiator sport that it is necessary to always have someone in your corner, win or lose. A close team relationship will, we believe, cause our team to become so much better.”
Moeller Wrestling is more known for their individual success rather than their team success. When asking Dom Heverin on why this is, he stated, “Moeller has had lots of great individuals wrestle here, but with some of the other teams around the state it is difficult to win team state titles. The Cleveland area schools are traditionally the best, mainly St. Eds since they win the state team title almost every year. Moeller has had success however as a team. In 2007 we were state runners-up and have had multiple high finishes.” As Dom said, it is not easy for a team to win state simply because of the dominance St. Edwards shows winning 31 team state championships in Ohio.
Although all the players on Moeller’s team this year will have a chance to make it to state, there's still one player that opens everyone's eye, and that kid is Jordan Ward. Jordan committed to North Carolina early in his high school career and just recently signed his letter of intent. He finished 6th last year after dislocating his elbow in his placing match becoming a 2-time state placer. Although Jordan's at one of the most competitive weight classes, he should still have a great chance at being a state champ this year.