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New faces will be all around the Ridgway wrestling program this season.
First-year head coach David Fordoski takes over as the varsity head coach for Ridgway wrestling after the retirement of Gary Gerber this past winter from that post. Fordoski said the team may be limited in varsity starting experience but the team is full of wrestlers with an excitement and work ethic for the program.
âThe kids have been excited to be here,â Fordoski said. âMost days everybodyâs here and everybodyâs being responsible. Thatâs one of the things that weâre concentrating on this year is being responsible, being here, getting 100 percent effort every day out of everybody including the coaching staff. We all know what we have in front of us. We know itâs going to be a tough year but thatâs whatâs exciting about it. The coaches are doing everything they can and the kids are exceeding our expectations so far with their work ethic and their excitement to walk into the room every day.â