The Clearview Regional High School Wrestling Team defeated Sterling, 47-30, in a quad meet in Paulsboro on Saturday. The win marked the Pioneers first of the season, and new Head Coach Jimmy Rollins' first dual meet victory of his career.
A South Jersey native, Rollins was a 2-time state place winner during his scholastic career at West Deptford High School. He went on to become a 4-time All-American and 2-time national champ at GCC and Dana. He most recently served as the Head Wrestling Coach at Lindenwood University.
When asked how coaching high school differs from college, Rollins responded.
"I think wrestling is more of a job for the kids at the college level. The one thing we’ve been trying to establish and grow here at Clearview is the passion & love for the sport of wrestling. We have kids that are starting to fall in love with this sport, and it’s truly special to watch.” -Rollins said.
Clearview’s Jimmy Rollins is greeted, congratulated by former legendary Paulsboro Head Coach Bob Fredrick after his first career dual meet win.@viewathletics @Pioneerwrestle pic.twitter.com/fSaJiVq4sJ
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After the match, Rollins was pleasantly congratulated by one of the most influential figures in South Jersey wrestling history, Paulsboro's Bob Fredrick. Fredrick coached the Red Raiders from 1970-1985, recording a unearthly 251-6-1 record at the helm of the state's most storied program.
"We're trying to find our form, I would say is the best way to put it. Steering us in different direction in terms of the way we do things and how we operate as a program. This high school game is something I'm learning. We're taking it one match at a time." - Rollins added.
Clearview controlled majority of the match, leading by as much as 29 at one point enroute to the 47-30 victory.
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