OHS Wrestling raises awareness


Caleb Schrader (9) wrestles a Lindbergh High School opponent and tries to pin him down.

The OHS varsity wrestling team lost the dual match against Lindbergh on Wednesday, Jan. 21. But, in another way, they still won.

The tigers lost 72-12, but raised $1,001 for Type 1 Diabetes. The fundraiser was in honor of Dane Vogel, former OHS wrestler who lost his battle to T1D on March 20, 2012. Vogel was diagnosed with TID at the age of four and continued the Vogel tradition as an OHS wrestler. He had wrestled in Oakville’s little league program and a portion of high school before his Diabetes stopped him.

The money was raised through 50/50 tickets, a miracle minute, t-shirts, and any other donations.  All money went to a scholarship in Dane Vogel’s name at the UCCS, University of Colorado, where Vogel attended school.

“We would like to thank Tony Slyman and Appliance Discounters for the tee shirt donations,” OHS Athletic director Becky Czuppon told the crowd. “And thank you to the Vogel family for the inspiration and dedication they have given to both the Tiger and Flyer athletic programs, and their wrestlers, parents, and fans.”