Steve Mendicino (Mendo) is the head coach of the GRD youth Wrestling team. The team is comprised of Granville boys K-6th grade. The Team competes in the Licking County Youth Wrestling League, which is made up of teams from all the Licking County schools. This season, Steve guided the team to an 5-0 regular season as well as a 3-0 finish at the league championship duals in February. This year’s league championship is the second in a row for Mendo’s team along with a runner up finish 3 years ago. The team has lost only 1 dual in the last 3 years. I stark contrast from 4 years ago when they didn’t win a single contest. Additionally, 6 members of his team qualified this year for the OAC State Championships in Youngstown. Steve’s experience in wrestling dates back decades, where after an accomplished high school career, he went on to become the captain of the wrestling team at The Ohio State University.
Congratulations Steve and thank you for all of your hard work!