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It’s A Wrestling Day of Champions at R-H

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 April 2016 at 12:00 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – Former longtime Roy-Hart wrestling coach Dick Lang meets here with the Rams three state champions who were honored at the school’s Wrestling Day of Champions this morning. The champions are, from left , Drew Hull, Lou Rosselli and Cameron Swick.

It literally was a banner morning for the Roy-Hart wrestling program as the Rams three state champions – Lou Rosselli, Drew Hull and Cameron Swick – were honored in special ceremonies on the Rams “Wrestling Day of Champions”.

Coming on the 20th anniversary of his Olympic year, Rosselli received an extra special honor by his alma mater with the raising of a new banner in the high school gym in recognition of his high school, collegiate and Olympic wrestling accomplishments.

“It’s a very nice gesture and I’m very grateful,” said Rosselli. “It’s great to come back and be reunited with many of my former teammates.”

Rosselli, a 1988 Roy-Hart graduate, was a two-time New York State champion (1986 and 1988) during his scholastic days with the Rams under Coach Dick Lang.

Rosselli went on to star at Edinboro University where he twice earned All American honors.

The new banner honoring Roy-Hart’s state champion, collegiate All-American and Olympic wrestler Lou Rosselli.

In 1996 he earned a spot on the United States Olympic team for the games in Atlanta.

Since concluding his wrestling career, Rosselli has been equally successful in coaching. He has coached U.S. national teams and is currently the associate head coach at Ohio State University.

“It’s great. It’s just super,” said Lang of the honors for Rosselli. “Louie is as great a coach as he was a wrestler.”

Hull, who captured a state title in 2013 and is now wrestling and majoring in Biology at the University of Virginia, and Swick, who is a senior at Roy-Hart, were also both presented with awards for earning state championships.