Head Coach – Patrick Fleming; enters his second season as Head Coach
2016 team finish – Team State Duals seventh, KHSAA State Tournament 30th
Key returning starters – Lukas Brown, senior; Jaelyn Hamilton, senior; Zach Taylor, senior; Chris Troutman, senior; Kadin Kulmer, junior; Jon-Michael Gaudin, Junior; Austin Hedges, sophomore; Landon Lenhart, sophomore
Key newcomers –Ty Lehman, freshman; Ryan Martin, freshman; John Vanetti, freshman; Anthony Martinette, freshman
Outlook for the season – Returning 6 State Qualifiers, the team is looking to improve upon their performance from last season. Additionally, there are several new additions that will have an immediate impact. The team enters the new season with high expectations and a desire to carry on the strong Trinity Wrestling tradition.
Junior Kadin Kulmer returns as a two-time state place winner, finishing third at the State Tournament last year as a Sophomore. At least four Seniors with high-level experience will return to the starting lineup. This group, along with several talented Juniors, gives the team strong upperclassman leadership. Seniors Lukas Brown, Jaelyn Hamilton, Zach Taylor and Chris Troutman, along with Junior Jon-Michael Gaudin and Sophomores Austin Hedges and Landon Lenhart have a good chance at placing at the State Tournament this year. Additionally, incoming Freshman Ty Lehman dedicated much of the off-season to training, culminating with a strong finish just short of All-American status at the USA Wrestling National Championship. He should challenge the upperclassman for the coveted “Most Wins” award.
These talented Rocks will compete against a challenging regular season. The schedule includes the Moeller Duals (Cincinnati), the Ryle Raider Rumble, the Jeff Classic (Indiana), the Mater Dei Holiday Classic (Indiana), the Herchenrader Tournament (Louisville) and the Fern Creek Gladiator Tournament (Louisville). This challenging schedule should prepare the Rocks for the KHSAA State Championship Wrestling Meet.
Go Wrestling Rocks.