Varsity Wrestling · SR Max Lenz – Qualifies for OHSAA State Wrestling – Recognition

Senior Max Lenz is a dynamic leader at Big Walnut High School and a key member of the Big Walnut Football and Wrestling teams.

I have witnessed Max competing since he was in seventh grade.   As Coach Renner states below, you would not know Max is a fierce competitor on the playing surface by the way he handles himself when not competing.  He simply has a way about him that makes you relaxed when talking to him.  This is a difficult quality to find in someone and will bode him well in the armed forces.  I asked Max a couple of weeks ago jokingly if we could have fifth year of eligibility.  He just laughed but he knows that we selfishly would love to keep Max around forever.

Max qualified for the OHSAA State Wrestling Tournament this past season.  Recently, OHSAA canceled with winter season tournaments to protect those in attendance from COVID-19.  I could not imagine how devastating this news was for Max.  He had been working toward this goal since he was in youth wrestling.

It is important we take the time to recognize Max for his accomplishments.  The statement below is from his wrestling coaches Aaron Renner and Jack Reall.

Mr. Shelton – Athletic Director

“Max had an injury setback on the 2nd weekend of the season and within five weeks he was back on the mat fighting through the injury.  Max led his team to an OCC championship and earned himself a trip to the state tournament by placing 3rd at the district tournament at Hilliard Darby. 

Our hearts break for Max, along with all of the other kids who will not get an opportunity to wrestle for a state championship. Max understands the situation. 
Max is a fun-loving gentle giant who flips a switch and becomes a fierce competitor on the wrestling mat. He is an outstanding young man and will be missed tremendously by our entire staff.
We wish him the best as he pursues his dream of attending college and serving our Country in the Armed Forces.”
Coach Renner and Coach Reall
Big Walnut Senior Max Lenz – Stats
109-43 Career Record w/ 63 falls
28-3 Senior Year w/ 17 falls
(Lost to Weaver from HD twice by a point), and an injury default
3x OCC First team selection
2020 OCC-Capital Wrestler of the year
3x District Qualifier
2019 District Placer 6th
2020 State Qualifier (3rd at district)

Brian Shelton

Athletic Director / Big Walnut High School 
555 S old 3c Highway / Sunbury, OH 43074
@sheltonosu1 / @bigwalnuteagles
“Communication, Development, Success”