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Coach Dave Ressler

Dave Ressler graduated from Lutheran West in 1986, and has taught here since 1994. Coach Ressler was a state qualifier in 1986.  He spent two years at Findlay College and wrestled there earning two varsity letters.  Coach Ressler then graduated from Kent State University in 1991. He received a Master’s Degree in History from the American Military University in 2008. He has been the head coach of the wrestling team since 1997.

Coach Ressler started Lutheran West's junior high wrestling program in 1999, and Lutheran West's youth wrestling program in 2003. His favorite part of coaching is the interaction with the athletes. He has many memorable seasons and athletes. In 1999 he coached his first state qualifier, Rocky Jedick, in 2005 he coached the school’s first state finalist in Kenny Sanger, and in 2015 he coached the school's first state champion in James Handwerk. His favorite season of all was in 2008 when the school had two wrestlers that placed at state:  Colin Dennis who took eighth and Josh Malave who took third. In 2009 he earned his 100th dual meet victory versus rival Brooklyn.

Lutheran West
3850 Linden Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116-4099

Phone: 440.333.1660
Fax: 440.333.1729

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