Delta’s Evan Perry to Wrestle at Lourdes University
After standing on the podium with an eighth-place finish in the Ohio Division III State Wrestling Tournament in Columbus this past March, Delta Panther senior Evan Perry has decided to continue his wrestling career and education this coming Fall at Lourdes University in Sylvania. Competing in the 157-pound weight class, Evan helped the Panthers finish as runners-up in the NWOAL Tournament, Sectional Tournament Champions, District Tournament Runners-Up and fourth place in the State DIII Tournament.
Evan’s performance on the mat this year was made even more remarkable by the fact he was coming off a broken wrist sustained during the football season as the team’s starting linebacker. “I’m very excited for him. He’s worked his butt off,” said his father, Jacob Perry. “He went into the season with high goals of getting down there to the state tournament, getting on the podium. He was feeling some pain from the wrist but he went down there and had a great finish to the season.”
While at Lourdes, Evan will be majoring in something in the medical field although he has yet to choose a specific discipline. In addition to its academics, he chose to attend Lourdes because it was close to home, he liked the atmosphere and he said it “just felt like the right place.”
Pictured: Evan Perry signs with Lourdes University Gray Wolves. Delta Wrestling Coach Mark Nagel and father Jacob Perry on his right and mother Tammy Taylor and Lourdes Wrestling Coach Dock Kelly III on his left.