Whether it’s the lacrosse field, a wrestling mat or inside the classroom, Marvin Ridge Highissue221kurtz
School junior wrestler, Coby Kurtz, aims for success. The 17 year old son of David and Carol
Kurtz is in the middle of a successful wrestling season, working hard in the 153 pound class for
the Mavericks. When the spring arrives, Coby will head outside to the Marvin Ridge lacrosse field
where he hopes to help the team to a 3A state championship this season.

Coby has been wrestling since the 7th grade and finds great enjoyment on the mat.


“I was drawn to the intense workouts and the individual nature of the sport. Each match
presents a new challenge and forces one to utilize skills on the fly. Wrestling keeps you in the best
shape of any of the sports I’ve played.”

Coby is aiming to be a consistent starter this season and a productive teammate for all his
friends on the team.

On the lacrosse field, Coby is a part of the very successful Mavericks program. His team won
the SCC Conference Championship, the 3A Western Regional Championships and finished as the
runner-up in the state championship both of the last two seasons. He is hopeful the team can
take the next step and become the state champion this spring.

Moving back inside the classroom, Coby finds his best success. He carries a 4.625 grade point
average and is a member of the Science National Honor Society and is on the Science Olympiad
Varsity team. He is currently enrolled in AP Biology, AP Physics, AP English and Honors Pre-Calculus
at Marvin Ridge. This past summer Coby attended the National Youth Leadership Forum,
an Engineering and Technology camp at the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford.


The South Charlotte Sports Report salutes Coby Kurtz for his dedication to success inside the
classroom and with the wrestling and lacrosse teams at Marvin Ridge. We know he will continue
to push himself to achieve great things in life. Good luck in the future Coby.