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The 77-78 Wrestling season was a difficult one in many ways. First, most of the 76-77 team graduated
the preceeding lune including all-time Alton standout and the 6th place finisher in the state jerry
Herrin. Secondly, Mr. Sheretz became the new head coach and his ideas and personality were such
that several members of the previous years l.V. squad decided not to become part of the new look in
Redbird wrestling. A very young and inexperienced squad. Five of the starting team of twelve
lincluding three freshmenl had never before this season wrestled. The product was a 4-12 dual meet
record- disappointing for this year, to say the least, but the beginning of what Coach Shertz hopes will
be a bright future for wrestling in Alton. Of the thirty-five boys on the varsity squad only two will
This years squad scored victories over Roosevelt of St. Louis, jerseyville, Collinsville, and a big upset
over Woodriver despite an enormous experience gap. 98 pounder Mike Harpole led the team in pins
with 11 and scoring 104 points. The Captain 155 pounder Steve Nolan was the takedown leader and
was the top finisher for Alton ii. the District Meet with a third place.
We will miss Nolan and Fellow senior jimmy Hausman but we are eagerly awaiting the start of next
season when we begin to cash in on the dues we paid this year.
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Varsity: Row 1: Mike Harpole, 98 lbs., Roger Smith, 105 lbs., Mark Stromske, 112 lbs., David McCann, 119 lbs., jim Hausman, 126 lbs.,
Dave Dennigman, 132 lbs., Row 2: Coach Charlie Sheretz, Fred Terrell, 138 lbs., Mike Hartmann, 145 lbs., Steve Nolan, 155 lbs., Steve
Hawkins, 167 lbs., john Almeter, 185 lbs., Terry Banks, heavy weight.
LV.: Row 1: Annette Strowmatt, manager, Darrin Hayes, Roger Cain, Ted Davey, Keith Perry, Mark Giovignoli, Micki Robinson,
Janice Strowmatt, Manager. Row 2: joe Lucas, Brad Fester, Mike Butler, Pat Wilson, Tom Fowler, Matt Maher, Don Bonnell, Tom
Goodrich, jack Harpole, Brian Williams.
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WRESTLI G CHEERLEADERS
Sue West, Sue Connor, janet Kopsie, Linda McNab, Vicki Goeken, Linda Headley, Linda Lowe.
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