Alumni

OHS Wrestling Alumni

OHS Wrestling Alumni

If you are an Orange Wrestling Alum, please send in your info so we can add you to the page!

If you want to include a photo, past or present, feel free to send that, too.

Include the year you graduated, and a brief summary of what you have been doing since then and what you are doing now.


 

Johnathan Riddle (1992-1995)

Oct 29, 2008: My name is Johnathan Riddle and I wrestled for 4 years and graduated in 1995.  I was on JV for my first 3 years and was named team MVP my junior year with 30+ wins and only losing 6.  I finally got my chance my senior year with the varsity team and wrestled 130 pounds.  I finishes 3rd in the Pinecrest high Invitational my senior year.  I finished with a .500 record my only year on varsity which I was pretty proud of to have had no big time experience on that level and at a school like Orange who is known for there outstanding wrestling teams, i took pride in that.  Coach Shriner gave me a chance and everytime I think my life is bad I think back to those good old days on the mat and wish I could go back.  I worked hard and gave everything I had and I think everyone I wrestled with knew that.

Randy Tyler (1977)

Sep 13, 2007: Senior transfer, wrestled for one year under Coach King.  Graduated ECU in 85, served in the army and now a deputy sheriff in Dillon County, SC. 

Wrestling at Orange was the highlight of the one year I spent there.  Good luck to the team, always.

Justin Bernstein (2002 - 2006)

Justin Bernstein (2002 - 2006)

Aug 05, 2007:

Justin is a student at UNC-Chapel Hill and is working on a pre-med program.

Taylor A. McCay

July 9, 2016: I wrestled 152 lbs at Orange High School and graduated in 2001.  I was a 2 time regional champion and finished 2nd in the state in 2001.  I graduated from UNC in 2005 and since have moved to Houston Texas.  I currently work for a Private Equity company specializing in Oil & Gas.  

Stacy Bradsher (1988-1990)

Stacy Bradsher (1988-1990)

Nov 14, 2006: I served 6 years overseas in the USArmy!  I have a career in law enforcement.  I currently work as a Federal Officer in Washington, DC!!!  Go Panthers!

Brandon Barbour 2002-2006

Brandon Barbour 2002-2006

Nov 09, 2006: Currently Enrolled @ UNC-Chapel Hill and double majoring in Business and Political Science. I am not wrestling at the university.

Brent Allen - 1988-1990

Brent Allen - 1988-1990

Nov 06, 2006: Just finished a 12 year stint in the USAF.   I'm transitioning to a new aircraft (F-16C) after 6 years flying the  F-15C.  I'm moving to South Carolina, where I will be in the SC Air  National Guard flying part-time.  Hopefully, I'll be hired by an  airline soon! 

I'm glad to see and read about so much success at OHS  with the Wrestling program.  I'm also proud to see we have many alums  that have chosen to serve our great country.  Good luck and godspeed  to you all!

JERMAINE AND TYRONE HODGE

JERMAINE AND TYRONE HODGE

Jan 16, 2006:

ORANGE HIGH WRESTLING,
I JUST WANTED TO STOP IN AND TELL YOU ALL HOW ME AND MY BROTHER ARE DOING. FIRST LET ME SAY MY NAME, MY NAME IS JERMAINE HODGE AND I AM A 2X STATE CHAMPION FROM ORANGE HIGH SCHOOL. MY BROTHER IS A 3X STATE CHAMPION FROM ORANGE HIGH SCHOOL.

right NOW I AM WRESTLING ON THE WORLD CLASS ATHLETE PROGRAM FOR THE ARMY. I HAVE BEEN ON THE TEAM FOR 1YEAR NOW. I WRESTLING 121LBS. OR 55KG I WAS A ALL-AMERICAN LAST YEAR AND I LOOK FORWARD TO WINNING MY 1ST NATIONAL TITLE THIS YEAR. I TRAIN IN COLORADO SPRINGS AT THE O.T.C AND ON POST, RIGHT NOW I AM RANKED 6TH IN THE NATION.

MY BROTHER TYRONE HODGE WILL BE ON THE TEAM FEB. 21ST I JUST WANTED TO TELL YOU ALL WHAT ME AND MY BROTHER ARE DOING. MAR. THE 22ND WE WILL ME IN NORTH CAROLINA WRESTLING. IF YOU HAVE THE TIME AND WOULD LIKE TO COME CONTACT COACH WITH DETAILS. THANKS AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

"WINNERS ARE NOT BORN, THEY ARE MADE" IT TAKES A GOOD PERSON AND A PERSON THAT WILL WORK TO BE A WRESTLER AND I KNOW YOU ALL HAVE IT IN YOU. WORK HARD AND GOOD THINGS WILL COME!

SAM BAIRD (2000-2002)

SAM BAIRD (2000-2002)

Nov 19, 2005: Currently a PFC in the United Stated Marine Corp stationed at Naval Air Station Pensacola. In school for Avation Airframes, and will be graduating Febuary 18, 2005. Then I will be going to my "C" school either in NAS Lamoore California or MCAS Cherry Point North Carolina. Wrestled heavyweight under Coach Shriner for three years. Will probably be going overseas after my C school, and then who knows.... Feel free to write, and have a nice day.

Shane Barbee (1999-2003)

Nov 19, 2005: Wrestled for OHS from 99-03 and was a regional champ and 5th in the state senior year at 215 pound weight class. Currently enrolled at North Carolina State University.

JOHN BENNETT (coached with Coach Shriner from 1997 to 2001)

Nov 19, 2005: Currently teaching and coaching at Dunmore High School in Dunmore, PA. . "Keep the tradition going!!!"

JOHN LOFTIN (1971-1972)

Nov 19, 2005: Voted MVP in 1971, won Sectionals in 1972, voted Most Outstanding Wrestler in 1972.

ROBERT BIVINS (1972)

Nov 19, 2005: First Orange High wrester to win a conference title (1972). Voted MVP in 1972.

DON SCOTT

Nov 19, 2005: First OHS Wrestling coach.

GREG RANDALL

Nov 19, 2005: 2nd in state '89, 1st Regional - '89 Weight - 171
USAF veteran - Pararescue. Currently teaching and coaching at OHS.

AARON HOLT (2001)

Nov 19, 2005: Redshirted 01-02 at UNC-Chapel Hill with a 2-4 record,
including a pin. 02-03 will be a redshirt freshman wrestler vying for the starting position at 149.

JONATHAN TURNER (1998)

Nov 19, 2005: I was a backup my entire senior season. After graduation I went to Durham Tech for 2 years in the college transfer program and I am now enrolled at Randolph Community College in the photography program which
is one of the best in the nation.

DON IRVINE(1982-1984)

Nov 19, 2005:

RYAN LARUE (1997-2001)

Nov 19, 2005: I'm entering my senior year at Appalachian state, majoring in Computer science! I went to Orange and wrestled from 1997 - 2001. I was a state champion my senior year at 135. I'm currently in the middle of an internship at SportsMEDIA Tech. Corp