Roy-Hart/Barker matmen have new coach

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 27 November 2017 at 6:47 pm

Photo by Mike Wertman – New Roy-Hart/Barker wrestling coach Matt McCauley, right, meets here with four of the team’s veterans. They include Tyler Choate, Ben Schwab, Aiden Haley and Andrew Schafer.

Returning to guide his alma mater, Matt McCauley has taken over as the new coach for the Roy-Hart/Barker wrestling team.

McCauley, a Roy-Hart grad, was a four-time Niagara-Orleans League champion during his scholastic wrestling days with the Rams.

“Our numbers are a little low but we’ve got a good returning group and they are working hard,” said McCauley.

Leading the way for Roy-Hart/Barker are seniors Ben  Schwab, who won the 220 lb. title and Tyler Choate, who placed second at 152 at last year’s Niagara-Orleans All-League Tournament.

The team’s other veterans include senior Aiden Haley and junior Andrew Schafer.

Roy-Hart/Barker, which went 2-3 in N-O competition last year, is slated to begin the league season at Wilson on December 6.

November: 29 – Fredonia, 6 p.m.
December: 6 – at Wilson, 6 p.m.; 9 – at Depew Tournament; 13 – vs. Albion at Barker, 6 p.m.; 20 – at Medina, 6 p.m.; 29 – at Akron Tournament.
January: 3 – Newfane, 6 p.m.; 5 and 6 at NCCC Tournament; 10 – at Akron, 6 p.m.; 13 – at All-League Tournament at Albion.