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Moeller Wrestling Update from Coach Gaier

December 17, 2012
Cincinnati Moeller High School

From Jeff Gaier, Head Wrestling Coach:



The Varsity B team won 2 duals last week to even their record at 2-2.  The Crusaders defeated Springfield Shawnee 60-11 and Northwest 42-39.  Winning both matches were Cooper Graves (9), Ryan Hankins (12), Adam Smith (12), Brandon Cottrell (10), and Evan Horst (10).  Jack Meyer (9) went 1-0.  Danny MacVeigh (9) and Jack Sherman (12) went 1-1.

The Varsity B team wrestles Walton Verona on Wednesday at 5pm in the wrestling room.


A mixed team of freshman and JV wrestlers took the team title in this past Saturday’s Preble Shawnee JV Tournament.  Moeller had 5 individual champions:  Joe Pappalardo (10), Jack Newbanks (9), Danny MacVeigh (9), Jack Meyer (9), and Joe Hensley (9).  Other place winners were Ashten Lynch (2nd), Jaelen Summerous (3rd), Shane Wever (3rd), and Brady Porter (3rd).  Cooper Graves, Joe Burns, Ryan Gehringer, Andy Beitman, Brandon Cottrell, and Evan Horst all won matches.


The Varsity wrestling team continued their success against local competition winning the 41 team Glenn Sample Classic Tournament this past weekend at Harrison High School.  This is the 8th title in the past 9 years for the Crusaders.  Moeller outdistanced runner-up Loveland by 42.5 points and had 10 placers.  Chalmer Frueauf won the 220 lb. weight and recorded 5 pins to earn him the ‘Most Pins” award for the tournament.  Other place winners included Will Kruspe (8th @ 106), Conner Ziegler (2nd @ 113), Connor Borton (4th @ 126), Andrew Mendel (2nd @ 132), Wyatt Wilson (4th @ 152), Dean Meyer (4th @ 160), Dakota Sizemore (2nd @ 170), Quinton Rosser (2nd @ 182), and Jerry Thornberry (4th@ 195).

The Varsity and JV Teams travel to Cannonsburg PA on Dec. 27 for the Powerade Tournament. 


The wrestling team’s prayer service this past week focused on “Hard Work”.  The prayer service opened with Scripture reflection on Hard Work: Hard Work Verses followed by a video “Never, Ever give up. Arthur’s inspirational transformation”.  To view the video, please click on the following link: Video.  A coach talk was given by Coach Hill and Coach Kunkel, followed by a video “Wrestlers: Work Hard to Achieve Success” to close out the prayer service – Video.

This week’s focus will be on virtue “Wisdom”.  As we try to build the Moeller Wrestling Family and talk about the virtue of wisdom in our upcoming prayer services we would like parents to share your wisdom with the team.  If you have something to share, please briefly state any wisdom about life or wrestling that you feel is important for our young men to know.  If you would prefer to be anonymous please let us know.  You can use other people’s quotes if you want, but we are most interested in hearing from people in our community.  Some examples:  “Quality people are your most important resource”; “Only ask of others what you are willing to give of yourself”.  You can respond to this email or send a note to Coach Hill, who coordinates all the wrestling prayer services:  dhill@moeller.org.


Varsity wrestle-offs for the Powerade Tournament will start on Thursday and be completed by Saturday.  Those interested in wrestling off for varsity need to notify Coach Gaier at Tuesday’s practice. 

 Any wrestler that does not wrestle varsity will have the opportunity to wrestle in the Powerade JV Tournament (we can weigh in more than 1 wrestler per weight) on Dec. 27.  We hope to have that lineup set by Thursday.  Any potential JV wrestlers should check the following travel schedule to see if the time commitment can be made.  You can view the proposed travel schedule at the following link:  Powerade Travel Schedule 2012

 The JV tournament is on Thursday, Dec. 27 (the varsity tournament is Dec. 28-29).  JV wrestlers will be able to travel home with their parents (or another parent) after the tournament.  If desired, JV wrestlers can stay with the varsity team throughout the varsity tournament.  The wrestling program will pick up their lodging and some meals and transport them on the team bus.  To help with lodging needs, JV wrestlers intending to stay for the varsity tournament will need to notify Coach Gaier by Thursday. 

 Any questions on Powerade should be directed to Coach Gaier.


The Moeller Wrestling cloth/spiritwear will be reopened one final time for those who missed the initial orders.  Please go to www.bsnsports.com and click on “My Team Shop”. 

The Access Code to use is: crusad9VU

This will be the final order of the season and the website will close on Dec. 23.


If you get a chance, please check out the following link that Barb Mendel found with Congresswoman Jean Schmidt recognizing the Moeller Football team and Moeller High School.  You will find her clip at about 6 minutes.




Varsity “B”:  Home vs. Walton Vernona on Wednesday, Dec. 19.

Lineup will be determined on Tuesday.


-          3:30pm Meet in the locker room

-          4pm weigh-in

-          5pm wrestling begins

-          7pm approximate ending time 

Note: with early dismissal at 11am, the Varsity B wrestlers can study at Moeller in the library or study at home until they need to report for weigh-ins


Monday, Dec. 17:  OFF (Prepare for exams).

Tuesday, Dec. 18: Practice (3pm-5pm)

Wednesday, Dec. 19: 

-          Early Dismissal – Frosh/Varsity Practice (11:30am-2pm)

-          Varsity “B” vs. Walton Verona (at Moeller);  Study 1pm-3pm; Weigh-in 4pm; Wrestling 5pm

Thursday, Dec. 20: Early Dismissal – Team Prayer Service in wrestling room (11:15-11:45am); Practice (11:45am-2pm)

Friday, Dec. 21: No School - Practice (10am-12noon)

Saturday, Dec. 22:  Practice (10am-12noon)

Sunday, Dec. 23:  Open Mats (3:30pm-5pm)

Monday, Dec. 24:  Practice (10am-12noon)

Tuesday, Dec. 25: Merry Christmas, Open Mats (4pm-6pm)

Wednesday, Dec. 26:  Practice (10am-12noon)

Thursday, Dec. 27: Varsity / JV leave for Powerade @ 5:30am; JV Powerade Tournament (weigh-in 11am; Wrestling 1pm) – Note: JV Wrestlers can leave after tournament with parents or stay with the varsity.

Friday, Dec. 28: Varsity Powerade Tournament (weigh-in 7am; wrestling 8:30am)

Saturday, Dec. 29:  Varsity Powerade Tournament (weigh-in 8am; wrestling 10am; finals 7:30pm)

Sunday, Dec. 30:  OFF

Monday, Dec. 31:  Practice 10am-12noon

Tuesday, Jan. 1: Practice 12noon-2pm

Wednesday, Jan. 2 : 

-          Varsity practice 2pm-4pm

-          Frosh / JV vs. Beavercreek (Moeller); weigh-in 4pm; wrestling 5pm

Thursday, Jan. 3:  (School Resumes)  Normal Practice (3pm-5:30pm)

Friday, Jan. 4:

-          Varsity / Frosh:  Practice (3pm-5:30pm)

-          Varsity “B”: leave for Shadyside Tournament; Practice at Shadyside HS

Saturday, Jan. 5:

-          Varsity:  Bowman Leg Clinic (9am-2pm)

-          Varsity “B”: at Shadyside Tournament

-          Freshman:  at Washington Court House Tournament

Sunday, Jan. 6:  Open mats (3:30pm-5pm)


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