Christian Brothers Academy Athletics is pleased to announce that Richie Koehler '18 (Varsity Wrestling) and Dan Mead '18 (Varsity Track & Field) have been named the March Student-Athletes of the Month, sponsored by Tinton Falls Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy.
RICHIE KOEHLER | SENIOR | VARSITY WRESTLING | RED BANK, NJ
THE RUNDOWN: Richie Koehler capped off his CBA wrestling career with two more titles in the month of March. Previously winning the Shore Conference individual title in February, the 120-pounder won his third District 24 title and his third Region 6 title over the last month. After a great performance at the individual state championships, Koehler also finished ranked as the number six wrestler in the state at 120 pounds.
SOUNDBITE: "Richie is a highly focused athlete. We call him a 'gamer,' always ready to bring his best performance when it counts. He's the kind of wrestler who sets a goal and works towards it, recovering from setbacks gracefully and striving for excellence through consistent hard work." - head coach Russ Witt
DAN MEAD | SENIOR | VARSITY TRACK & FIELD | LONG BRANCH, NJ
THE RUNDOWN: Dan Mead wrapped his indoor season at the New Balance Indoor Nationals, where he cemented himself as one of the top 50 throwers in the country. A shot put specialist, Mead completed his indoor career as the fourth-best shot put thrower in CBA history. He helped the Colts win both the state championship and Shore Conference title once again this season as well.
SOUNDBITE: "Dan is intense in every sense of the word: in his studies, his training, and in the standards to which he holds himself. He's raised the bar for the throwing program and we're eager and ready to continue his legacy." - throwing coach Andrew Cusick
ABOUT TINTON FALLS ORTHOPEDIC & SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY
"CBA Athletics prides itself on exhibiting the ideals of excellence, commitment, and tradition. Tinton Falls Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy shares similar values and is extremely proud to partner with CBA in recognizing the Colts that best embody these characteristics. We are excited to support the CBA Student Athletes of the Month." - Dr. David Santamaria '98, founder and director of Tinton Falls Orthopedic & Sports PT
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