Thomas Schwieterman

It was a big weekend for the Coldwater wrestling team as they took second place at the Madison Mohawk Inviational in Middletown on Saturday. The Cavaliers finished just 17.5 points behind Hamilton Badin in the 17 team meet.

But the highlight of the meet was Thomas Schwieterman winning the 285 weight division championship after pinning Western Brown’s Corey Field and picking up his 100th career win during the day.  On his way to the championship he had five wins and all were via the pin.

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Coldwater Head Coach Rob Schmidt tells SSN about Schwieterman and being able to reach a 100 career wins:

One hundred career wins is a huge achievement. I’m very proud of Thomas’s accomplishment. He will be the first to admit that winning in wrestling doesn’t come easy. When Thomas started wrestling in junior high, he struggled to win and considered quitting. I’m so glad he didn’t quit, because wrestling is a sport that is so much more than wins and losses. It teaches how to persevere, to work hard, to be disciplined, to lead, and to encourage teammates along the way.

Having Thomas as part of Coldwater Wrestling is a tremendous asset. Not only does Thomas help our team be successful, but he’s a strong leader. I hope Thomas’s success can inspire others who think they can’t win or be successful in wrestling, to take part in this great sport. Thomas still has bigger goals set for this season and is working hard to achieve them as do many other wrestlers on our team. I feel very blessed to not only have Thomas be part of Coldwater Wrestling, but for every wrestler this season and in the past.