RVHS wrestler signs with Lake Erie College

| January 23, 2015

WARSAW – Brendan Scherer has always been a hard worker and his efforts on the mat will take him to a new level next year.

The River View High School senior signed Jan. 22 to continue his wrestling career at Lake Erie College in Painesville.

“It felt amazing to do this and finally have it all figured out,” said Scherer.

He has wrestled for the past 15 years and has enjoyed meeting new people and seeing new places. Scherer also was excited to have placed seventh at the state wrestling tournament in 2014.

“I’ve enjoyed getting to know the guys and also going to state and being on the podium,” Scherer said. “It was a gratifying feeling because of all the work I put in.”

He also credits a good coaching staff that includes his brother Brodie and father Jason for helping him get where he is.

“My brother has had the biggest impact on my career,” Brendan said. “He’s older than me and had experiences that he could pass down. He’s always been there for me.”

Jason also was ecstatic for Brendan.

“Wrestling’s been our bond and I know he will keep the hard work up in college,” Jason said. “Lake Erie was the school he felt most at home at and the coaches up there have been wonderful.”

Brendan’s mom Deana also couldn’t say enough about how happy she was for her youngest son and his selection of Lake Erie.

“I can’t explain how proud I am of him,” she said. “The coaches there kept in contact with him. It’s a good program and they really worked with us.”

According to Jason, the school didn’t have Brendan’s desired major of mechanical engineering, but the coaches went out of their way to find a way for him to major in math and still get the requirements of a mechanical engineering degree.

“I had so many options, but Lake Erie has a nice location, great coaches and the kids on the team were very welcoming,” Brendan said. “I’m looking forward to getting the whole college experience and maybe winning a national title, or two, or more.”

He will however, miss the staff at River View and they will miss him.

“It’s always rewarding to see one of your kids move on,” said Head Coach Devin Klein. “It makes you feel like you are doing something right. Lake Erie is getting an athlete who is very goal orientated and willing to put in the work to reach those goals.”

Brendan encourages his younger teammates to never give up on their own goals.

“Don’t give up when it gets hard,” he said. “There were times I could have, but I didn’t and I believe that is why I’m at where I am now.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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