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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

With the 2009-2010 wrestling season practice just beginning, HHS senior Chad Stroh has set his course for college wrestling.

Stroh accepted an athletic scholarship and committed to wrestling for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cornhusker wrestling team.

“We’re very fortunate to have Chad coming to be part of our Nebraska wrestling program,” said UNL’s head coach Mark Manning last week.

Stroh has attended a number of the university’s wrestling camps. “He’s a young man we’ve really targeted,” added coach Manning, citing Stroh’s work ethic and character.

“He’s an outstanding young man, a great student and a great competitor,” said Manning, adding, “I think his best days are ahead.”

The Big 12 is a tough wrestling conference, and Manning looks forward to having Stroh in the 133-lb. college weight class for UNL.

Stroh is a wrestling stand-out at HHS. He is the only wrestler in HHS history to have earned two state championships, and he still has his senior year to outperform his own record.

Stroh took second on the state mats as a freshman, competing at 112 lbs. He returned as a sophomore to claim the 119-lb. 2A state championship, and last year, as a junior, won the 125-lb. gold.

Chad is the son of Duane and Melissa Stroh of Holyoke. Duane serves as head coach for the HHS Dragon wrestling program.

Duane noted he is proud of Chad from both a father’s and coach’s perspective. “I hope and believe he’s starting a tradition at HHS and that many other wrestlers will follow in his footsteps.”