Only a hand full of wrestlers from the immediate area placed in this years Ohio High School State Wresting Tournament. That is a fact that does not sit well with Scott Roth. Roth is the head Wresting Coach at Martins Ferry High School. He was an undefeated state champ in 2000, and wrestled for four years at Cornell University. He has been frustrated by the overall performance of area wrestlers and has decided to do something about it. Roth has teamed up with Clay
Tucker. Tucker is also a former Purple Rider state champion, and a product of Ohio University. They have recently started the Vertex Wrestling Club, which has been up and running over the past month. The club is located on Fifth Street in Martins Ferry, and is open to wrestlers from all over the Ohio Valley. Roth says it is good opportunity for kids to improve their technique , and hopes the club can help level the playing field for area wrestlers.