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1995-96 Batavia Blue
1995-96 Batavia Blue Devils Wrestling Team
FRONT ROW: Jason Forkey, Nick Ubaney, Adam Michael, Rick Stewart,
Dan'l Fisher, Geoff Hilchey. BACK ROW: Nate Buchholz, Eric Hilchey,
Rob Krolczyk, Jaret Brzezniak, Aaron Long, Coach Rick Saunders,
Larry Kitt. (SOURCE: [yearbook], Batavia High
School, 1996. Photo courtesy of Rick Stewart.)
The Batavia wrestlers had a tough year in 1995-96. They were led by senior
captains Rick Stewart, Geoff Hilchey, Jaret Brzezniak, and Larry Kitt.
Batavia's lack to fill the weight classes, due to the low numbers, held them
back during dual meets. They finished 1-7 in league and 3-8 overall. Rick
Stewart led the team this year, breaking many school records. Stewart broke the
total wins record after earning his 100th career win. He also became the
all-time leader in pins.
Next season the team will have to go through a rebuilding year, returing only
six wrestlers with experience. Future leaders of the team should be junior Eric
Hilchey, and sophomores Nick Ubaney, Nate Buchholz, and Aaron Long. (Batavia
Yearbook page (PDF)
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