In his sophomore season, Robbie Rosser was a wrestler to watch from the Milford Wrestling program. That season he reached the state finals at 113, but came up short of taking home the individual state title.
Over the next two seasons, through hard work, dedication and sheer will, Rosser bounced back from that state finals loss as a sophomore, claiming two-straight state titles in his junior and senior seasons.
Not only did Rosser end his high school career as a two-time state champion, he also wrapped up his four years at Milford going down as one of the best wrestlers in the program’s history. Rosser finished his senior campaign with a 45-4 overall record, a Milford single-season all-time record. Also, Rosser’s 155 total career wins is another all-time Milford record.
After a remarkable, record-setting, senior campaign, Rosser received another honor in the spring, being named a high school All-American.
“Now that my high school wrestling career is all over, when I look back and reflect on everything I achieved, making the All-American team has to be my biggest accomplishment as far as individual success,” Rosser said. “To be put in the same category as some of those other guys on that team from across the country is a blessing - I owe thanks to all my coaches and my parents.”
While Rosser collected a number of individual awards, throughout all four years at Milford, he was a part of one of the best wrestling programs in the state.
This past season, the Buccaneers claimed their fifth-straight Division II Dual-Team State Championship. While Rosser was at Milford, he was a member of four-straight championship teams, something he’ll always cherish.
“There’s still nothing that compares to winning those team championships,” Rosser said. “Those are the memories that last forever, building a bond with all the guys and coming together at the end to share that accomplishment of being state champions.”
Now, having graduated from Milford, Rosser will move onto the next stage of his life when he attends Missouri Valley College in the fall where he hopes to become a key member of their wrestling program.
“I took a visit there and I really felt like I clicked with the coaches right away,” Rosser said. They have the same mentality that I have when it comes to being a part of a successful team.”
Last season, Missouri Valley finished sixth in the NAIA or National Association of Interscholastic Athletics, while also featuring four All-American wrestlers.
“They’re a successful team every year and I know the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people to get where you want to be,” Rosser said. “I felt like the combination of the great coaches, with one of the best practices rooms in NAIA, was all-around a perfect fit for me.”