After an accomplished career at Powell High School, wrestler Seth Horton is moving on to the next stage. On Wednesday, the senior signed a letter of intent with Notre Dame College — a Division …
After an accomplished career at Powell High School, wrestler Seth Horton is moving on to the next stage. On Wednesday, the senior signed a letter of intent with Notre Dame College — a Division II program in South Euclid, Ohio.
A four-year varsity wrestler, Horton medaled three times at the 3A State Wrestling Championships, including a state title in the 152-pound class in 2020. He finished second at state in March.
Horton had a chance to visit Notre Dame College a couple weeks before signing, and upon arriving on campus — which lies on the suburbs of Cleveland — he knew the institution was the right fit for him.
“I didn’t think it was going to be that big of a deal, but then I kind of fell in love with the place,” Horton said. “I really enjoyed the people there.
“And you have things to do there,” he added. “You can go to Cleveland Indians games, Cleveland Browns games, things like that. It’s in Cleveland, but it’s outside of Cleveland with not as many people, which I kind of like.”
Competing for an established program with a distinguished coaching staff, Horton said he expects NDC to help him mature in multiple ways.
“I think it’s going to help me grow tremendously as a wrestler,” he said “I think it will help me grow as an individual, as well.”
Just like Horton hopes Notre Dame College perpetuates his development as a student-athlete, the senior knows he wouldn’t be at this point if not for the people surrounding
him throughout his high school career. Between head coaches Nate Urbach and Nick Fulton, as well as various assistants, several individuals have pushed Horton to continue growing during his time at PHS.
“They’ve pushed me to be the very best I can and do things on my own,” Horton said. “I can’t thank them [enough].”
In addition to Urbach and Fulton, Horton thanked assistant coaches Juston Carter, Cody Kalberer and Nevin Jacobs, as well as his parents, Lisa and Duane. Beyond those individuals, the wrestler appreciates the entire community for buying into PHS wrestling and his four years in the program.
“With COVID, them still showing up to the duals or watching online, it means a lot,” Horton said, “so thank you guys.”