Ashburn, Va (December 2, 2015) – The Rock Ridge Phoenix wrestling program will start its 2015-16 season on Saturday, December 5, at the Tusky Duals. The Rock Ridge wrestlers are coached by head coach Paul Grinups and assistant coaches Pat Nufable, Eric Poppe, Eric Russo, and Ryan Schalk.
Last year was their first year of competition and the Phoenix are excited this season to show their growth on and off the mat.
This season they return five regional qualifiers- Rishabh Choudhari (Sophomore), Andrew Nguyen (Sophomore), Adam Cerow (Junior), Millad Zahedi (Senior), and Ahmed Elfiky (Sophomore). Griffin Oberg (Senior) is also returning as the program’s first conference champion and regional placer.
The Phoenix are also looking forward to the following varsity letterman to make an impact this season: Jake Barnes (Junior), Dillon Greene (Senior), and Waleed Abdullah (Sophomore). Rock Ridge has returning wrestlers Omar Hasan (Junior), Max Wayne (Junior), and Haidar Baerde (Sophomore) in the mix. This season Rock Ridge is excited to see the progression of their freshman- Axel Arias, Daichi Monma, Alex Kouiroukidis, Rich Wrenn, Greg Maternach, Brandon Ryan, and Matt Pence.
The Rock Ridge wrestling program is looking forward to start the 2015-16 season after a successful off season and a growing program!
The projected Rock Ridge Phoenix varsity line up:
106 – Rishabh Choudhari, Calvin Bostic
113 – Andrew Nguyen (Captain)
120 – Adam Cerow (Captain)
126 – Axel Arias
132 – Omar Hasan, Daichi Monma
138 – Jake Barnes (Captain)
145 – Alex Kouiroukidis, Dillon Greene, Rich Wrenn
152 – Millad Zahedi
160 – Waleed Abdullah, Greg Maternach
170 – Max Wayne
182 – Griffin Oberg (Captain)
195 – Haidar Baerde
220 – Ahmed Elfiky
285 – Brandon Ryan, Matt Pence
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