Wrestling Senior Night 2019

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Tuesday, January 29th Mod Pizza sponsored the school in a pizza gave away.   11 pizzas were given away during the dual against BSS Jaguars, 2 against the Oak Park Ladies, and 5 against Oak Park.  On Wednesday, January 30th 4 pizzas were given away.
The seniors made displays of their wrestling career for a reception after the dual.

2019

John Barnes

Zach Brown

Emily Buasri

Colten Cahill

Marissa Cochran

Forrest Denney

Clint Herrick

Gary Hogan

Kyle Huffman

Alex Gunther

Max Kratofil

Shane Martin


John Barnes

How many years have you wrestled?

4 years

What are you involved in at RPHS?

I am involved in Wrestling, that’s it.

What are your plans after graduation?

As of right now, not a clue.

What is the best thing about being a Wrestler?

Seeing yourself develop as a person.

Who’s been the most influential coach in your wrestling career?

Coach Herrick

What do you like to celebrate?

I don’t celebrate anything

What song pumps you up no matter what?

I listen to too much music to answer this.

Who would you send a thank you note to and for what?

To Coach Herrick for always yelling at me to make me  better and for pushing me all 4 years.


Zach Brown

How many years have you wrestled?

9 years

What are you involved in at RPHS?

I am involved in Wrestling & helping youth wrestlers at youth practice.

What are your plans after graduation?

Attending MCC Business & Technology to become an industrial electrician.

What is the best thing about being a Wrestler?

Being in good shape.

Who’s been the most influential coach in your wrestling career?

Coach Herrick

What do you like to celebrate?

Victory

What song pumps you up no matter what?

How U Feel

Who would you send a thank you note to and for what?

The Martins, for all the good food they provide for us


Emily Buasri

How many years have you wrestled?

1 year

What are you involved in at RPHS?

I am involved in the IB program.

What are your plans after graduation?

Attend KU and study Biochemistry.

What is the best thing about being a Wrestler?

The bonds and friendships that you make.

Who’s been the most influential coach in your wrestling career?

Coach Bobby Herrick

What do you like to celebrate?

Celebrating a match that I had to work for to get the win.

What song pumps you up no matter what?

I Want It That Way by Backstreet Boys

Who would you send a thank you note to and for what?

Thank you to Bobby, Clint, and Chloe Herrick for teaching me everything I know and believing in me. I owe it all to them.


Colten Cahill

How many years have you wrestled?

8 years

What are you involved in at RPHS?

Wrestling & Track

What are your plans after graduation?

I am going to college.

What is the best thing about being a Wrestler?

Winning wrestling matches.

Who’s been the most influential coach in your wrestling career?

Coach Herrick

What do you like to celebrate?

Winning matches by pins.

What song pumps you up no matter what?

Led Zeppelin – Bring It on Home

Who would you send a thank you note to and for what?

I would like to thank my parents for pushing me past my expectations and always supporting me.


Marissa Cochran

How many years have you been the wrestling manger?

4 years

What are you involved in at RPHS?

I am President of the Athletic Training Club, CORP, & SADD.

What are your plans after graduation?

Study Nursing at Northwest Missouri State University.

What is the best thing about being a Wrestling Manger?

The best thing about wrestling manager is taking care of the team.

Who’s been the most influential coach in your wrestling career?

Coach Herrick

What song pumps you up no matter what?

Anything by Mac Miller

Who would you send a thank you note to and for what?

I would say thank you to my mom, for being a mother instead of just a friend. I’d say thanks for teaching me everything I’ll need to know for the future; except what to do without you.


Forrest Denney

How many years have you wrestled?

6 years

What are you involved in at RPHS?

I am involved in Wrestling & DECA.

What are your plans after graduation?

Studying psychology at Pitt State in order to become a psychiatrist for PTSD patients.

What is the best thing about being a Wrestler?

All of the life lessons.

Who’s been the most influential coach in your wrestling career?

Coach Kadien

What do you like to celebrate?

Dubs

What song pumps you up no matter what?

Rebel Yell- Billy Idol

Who would you send a thank you note to and for what?

I’d like to thank my parents and teammates for never giving up on me.


Clint Herrick

How many years have you wrestled?

14 years

What are you involved in at RPHS?

I am involved in Football and Wrestling.

What are your plans after graduation?

Wrestling in college while pursuing a degree in construction management or criminal justice.

What is the best thing about being a Wrestler?

Overcoming the challenges that are easier than almost all         like challenges, in the end it makes life a little easier.

Who’s been the most influential coach in your wrestling career?

Coach Herrick

What song pumps you up no matter what?

Horses from Fast and Furious 7

Who would you send a thank you note to and for what?

My dad for always being there for me no matter what and pushing me to be my best every day.


Gary Hogan

How many years have you wrestled?

12 years

What are you involved in at RPHS?

I am involved in Wrestling.

What are your plans after graduation?

Serving in the United States Army.

What is the best thing about being a Wrestler?

The friendships you build.

Who’s been the most influential coach in your wrestling career?

The whole Ray-Pec coaching staff!

What song pumps you up no matter what?

Keep Rrolling by Limp Bizket

Who would you send a thank you note to and for what?

Coach Barbarick–I would tell him thank you for taking me in and believing in me even when I didn’t believe in myself.


Kyle Huffman

How many years have you wrestled?

5 years

What are you involved in at RPHS?

I am involved in Wrestling.

What are your plans after graduation?

Going to college.

What is the best thing about being a Wrestler?

Being around my team.

Who’s been the most influential coach in your wrestling career?

Coach Herrick

What do you like to celebrate?

My own and my team’s wins.

What song pumps you up no matter what?

Who Shot Ya

Who would you send a thank you note to and for what?

My team for being my family.


Alex Gunther

How many years have you been the wrestling manager?

4 years

What are you involved in at RPHS?

I am a student athletic trainer-3 years, I’m in the IB program, Choir for 2 years, & SLT-2 years.

What are your plans after graduation?

Going to Mizzou for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

What is the best thing about being a Wrestling Manager?

Watching as a team quickly becomes a family.

Who’s been the most influential coach in your wrestling career?

Coach Barbarick- he let me be a manager in the first place.

What do you like to celebrate?

Dubs

What song pumps you up no matter what?

We Ready

Who would you send a thank you note to and for what?

I would send a thank you note to my grandpa, for allowing me to help him with his own wrestling team and watching the practices.  Thank you for teaching me how to take stats and for encouraging me to get involved in the first place.


Max Kratofil

How many years have you wrestled?

9 years

What are you involved in at RPHS?

I am a member of CORP.

What are your plans after graduation?

Going to college to become either a physical therapist or a teacher.

What is the best thing about being a Wrestling Manager?

Being able to spend time with my teammates everyday.

Who’s been the most influential coach in your wrestling career?

Coach Herrick

What do you like to celebrate?

Winning

What song pumps you up no matter what?

Back in Black by AC/DC

Who would you send a thank you note to and for what?

My parents for being so involved with my wrestling career, taking me to practice, coming to my tournaments, and also their endless amount of support


Shane Martin

How many years have you wrestled?

13 years

What are you involved in at RPHS?

I am involved in Football, SLT, & NHS.

What are your plans after graduation?

Attending Missouri S&T to study petroleum engineering and playing football.

What is the best thing about being a Wrestler?

Being able to claim the sweatpants in the socks trend.

Who’s been the most influential coach in your wrestling career?

Coach Herrick

What do you like to celebrate?

Victory

What song pumps you up no matter what?

The Middle by Jimmy Eat World

Who would you send a thank you note to and for what?

I’d thank the Brown’s for being like a second family.