New Coach Pete Cimoroni Has High Hopes for BHS Wrestling Team


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C. Peter Cimoroni was a 1975 Beachwood graduate and varsity wrestler, pictured in the 1975 BHS yearbook

After two state champion wrestlers graduated in June and former wrestling coach Dugan Bentley moved to Columbus, the BHS wrestling program was left in a state of transition.

C. Peter Cimoroni, a life-long Beachwood resident and 1975 BHS grad, will be the new coach to step onto the mat.

Cimoroni has high hopes for building the team, both in numbers and in morale.

“It’s going to be like one big family,” he said.

Cimoroni’s personal mission is to build the wrestling program from the ground up, starting with middle school and youth programs in order to build a strong community and a pipeline of strong wrestlers for years to come.

Cimoroni thinks his history as a wrestler and a coach will serve him well.

Cimoroni was the asst. coach under Domenick Iammarino before he wrestled at Dayton and earned his Master’s Degree at John Carroll.

He returned to Beachwood as the high school head coach in 1987.

In ‘87, Cimoroni brought the team from just one student to approximately 25. This year he hopes to reach out to students, staff, parents and alumni to bring the numbers up again.

Cimoroni lettered in four sports at Beachwood and two in college, but his success is not limited to sports. He also is the CEO and president of Razor Marketing and a co-founder of the Wrestlers in Business Network.

In 2000, Cimoroni was recognized in the BHS Gallery of Success for his “expertise as an entrepreneur and fundraiser.” Specifically, he was acknowledged for raising thousands of dollars for various humanitarian causes and for the accomplishments he made for the wrestling team.

Cimoroni acknowledged that Athletic Director Ryan Peters may be able to beat him in a match.

“Ryan’s got me by a lot of weight and he’s a lot younger than me, so I’d have to give it to him,” he admitted.

On the contrary, Peters thinks Cimoroni would win.

We’ll have to wait for them to fight it out.