NAME: Orlando Scales
SCHOOL: Elder High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2009
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Winning Ohio state wrestling championship
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6'1" - 230 lbs.
PARENTS: Orlando & Lisa
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "My dad"
FUTURE GOAL: "Go to college"
MVP ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Rated #1 in the country in his weight class, Orlando is an All-American in both freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling-- a rare feat. Unstoppable last year (49-0 with 35 pins, both single season school records), he won the Ohio state Div. I championship at 215 lbs., and was named GCL and Cincinnati Wrestler of the Year and 1st team all-state. During the summer, Orlando was USA national runner-up in Greco-Roman wrestling. “Orlando is a kid that comes along only a couple of times in a coach’s lifetime,” says coach Dick McCoy. "He is very coachable, and his work ethic and willingness to be the best drives him. I have not had a wrestler like him before." Also an outstanding defensive football player, he helped the Panthers to the Ohio runner-up title and was named 1st team all-GCL South and SWO district and honorable mention all-state. His favorite movie is The Waterboy and most-like-to-meet is wrestler Dan Gable.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Orlando comes to practice ready to go everyday and truly enjoys it all. His love for the sport and his teammates is what separates him from everyone else. He is a great role model to our younger wrestlers and it is not above him to help out with our grade school programs on a weekly basis. He will be a very successful young adult if he keeps up this kind of attitude and work ethic. The sky’s the limit for this young man." – Dick McCoy, Wrestling Coach
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