The son of Steve and Theresa Gresham of Goshen chose Ohio University because “it’s not too far from home and they have a very good wrestling program, and I love the campus. I felt comfortable when I was visiting there.”
As a Warrior at GHS, he has lettered his first three seasons on the mat and he lettered this year on the gridiron, the one year he played prep football and earned Southern Buckeye Conference American Division all-star status.
In addition to athletics, Gresham was the football homecoming king this year and has taken part in many school-sponsored community services.
Winning the state Division II 189-pound weight class championship his junior year stands out in his mind as the highlight of a mat career that consists of many highlights. The victory came over Houston Evans of traditional state wrestling powerhouse, St. Paris Graham.
The other highlights also include wrestling.
“My freshman year In my first match at state I lost by a decision to Ian Miller of Oak Harbor. It was a good match…my junior year in the Brecksville Invitational finals I wrestled Ian Corb from Elder. We’re real good friends.”
His life has been positively influenced by numerous individuals and he did single out “my mom and dad always wanted the best for me. . . all of my coaches at Goshen and my first wrestling coach, Miron K., will always mean a lot to me…Aaron Walker (Goshen High class of 2011) is a good friend and was a great teammate. He was an inspiration to me.”
Dallas Rise, Goshen head mat coach, said of his returning state champion, “Chaz has prepared his whole life to excel in wrestling and he’s done it. He’s a hard worker. We’re very proud of him.”