Robby Mannenbach keeps family tradition, signs with SOU wrestling

Mike Ritchey, SOU and EPHS wrestling coach with Robby Mannenbach
Mike Ritchey, SOU and EPHS wrestling coach with Robby Mannenbach

Robby Mannenbach was the recipient of an early graduation present last week as Southern Oregon University offered him an athletic and academic scholarship to wrestle for  the university .He signed the four-year commitment for SOU Coach Mike Ritchey in a ceremony on June 4.
    
Mannenbach is the third Mannenbach wrestler to attend SOU. EPHS graduate, James, a brother of Robby’s,  graduated from SOU in 2006. Jim, Robby’s father, attended the university from 1973-78, where he also wrestled.
   
Robby was one of the EPHS valedictorians at last Friday’s graduation. "Robby is the second valedictorian to be signed from any school," said Ritchey. "James was the first."
   
As a senior, Robby finished as 171 lb. District Champion and 2nd at State. He will wrestle 165 for SOU. He had 37 wins and five losses during his last year at EPHS.
   
Robby is the son of Jim and Kelly Mannenbach
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent

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