Columbiana Wrestling Club competes at Nationals

The Columbiana Wrestling Club made its third trip to the AAU National Duals this past week at Walt Disney World in Orlando. The team was made up of 10 Columbiana High School wrestlers, two Crestview and one each from Salem and South Range. The team finished fifth in their pool and 10th in the the National Division. Earning All-American honors were Columbiana’s Frank Rupert (10-0), Crestview’s Andrew Hardenbrook (10-0), Crestview’s Landon Talbert (9-1), South Range’s Anthony Czap (8-2) and Salem’s Kaleb Messersmith (7-3). Members of the team are (front, from left) Coach Caleb Rupert, Anthony Czap, Andrew Hardenbrook, Frank Rupert, Kaleb Messersmith; (back) coach Travis Pidgeon, Jack Carney, Joey Bable, Creed Green, Nicole McMaster, Trey Wonner, Owen Graham, Shane Moore, John Jasso, Chandler Parish and head coach Chris Canale.