The five-foot-six, 125-pound, lean, mean wrestling machine of Penn Manor represented us well.
With a 36 and 6 win-loss record in the regular season, Bobby Rehm made it all the way to the state championship wrestling tournament, in the 125-pound weight class.
At states, once you lose your first match you go into a consolation match, which was the case for Rehm, losing both matches in the final seconds.
“My teammates made of fun of me,” said Rehm after returning from states, “but seriously, they supported me all the way.”
Rehm grew up in a wrestling environment, his father wrestled in high school and his parents support him all the way.
“I let my nerves get to me,” said Rehm, explaining his losses in the early rounds.
He also described his first time at states and how awe-inspiring the tournament was.
There is definitely something positive that comes out of this experience, Rehm said.
He is only a junior, so next year he may be miles ahead of the state champion hopefuls who have never been to states.
Bobby looks forward to competing next year for the state championship, and wants to continue his wrestling career after high school, wrestling for a college.
Luckily for Rehm, he works out in the off season so he won’t have to cut too much weight for next year.
By Zane Sensenig