Solomon and junior Ryan Preisch, who is 15-4, and a returning state qualifier, took part in the elementary registration and it allowed the coaches to point to them as examples of what you can accomplish through hard work.
Then there is James Jones, a wrestler who has worked as hard or harder than anyone and will not get a whiff of a state medal.
Jones came out for wrestling last season as a junior because he knew the tough sport would help prepare him for the military.
"I am probably more proud of him than anyone," Snyder said. "He hasn't won a match yet. He's on varsity he's going out and competing hard every match and he's yet to get his hand raised. But he's one of the hardest workers in the room and you have to admire a kid like that."
n Sports editor Harold Raker covers high school wrestling for The Daily Item. Email comments to hraker@dailyitem.