'Time to pass the torch': Coach Ron Lorenz leaves top-ranked Lancaster wrestling
June 15, 2020


On the cusp of becoming Western New York’s all-time winningest wrestling coach in 2006, Dennis Beck told The Buffalo News, “This isn’t just me that has done this.”

Ron Lorenz learned from the Lancaster coaching legend.

"Coach Dennis Beck, he was like my second dad, for crying out loud," remarked Lorenz, who won 100 matches in his high school career and a sectional championship in 1996 before returning to Lancaster a decade ago as the sixth head coach in the program's 65-year history.

Lorenz would often remind wrestlers and parents that the Lancaster tradition was bigger than any individual.