By ROCCO ARTESIAN
Per Reinhardt University’s website, the Eagles appear to have three wrestlers coming back for the 2021-2022 season who will be battling for the starting spot in the 125 lbs. weight class. Ivan Arguello, Angel Banda, and Koby Milner will square off in the wrestling room to ultimately determine who lands the coveted lead role. And who knows, they may also face challenges from new freshmen joining the team.
Ivan Arguello, last year a redshirt freshman, hails from Pepperell High School in Rome, Georgia. He was a three-time state placer.
Last year a true freshman, Angel Banda is from Adairsville, Georgia. In high school, he was a Georgia state champion and a two-time state placer.
The elder statesman of the group, Koby Milner, may not even be in for the battle, that is if he just graduated; he is listed on the Reinhardt website as a senior. If he is still around next season, he’s likely to be the winner of the wrestle-offs for the 125 lb. weight class, given his impressive resume, as reported on the Eagles website:
“Junior: NAIA All-American (7th), AAC Conference Champion, NAIA Scholar-Athlete
Sophomore: NAIA All-American (6th), AAC Conference Champion
Freshman: NAIA National Qualifier, AAC Conference Champion
Previous to Reinhardt: 3-time GHSA State Champion, 2-time Triple Crown Winner, Dapper Dan Team Member (GA), 2x Georgia National Team Member, Honor Graduate”