By Dave Merchant firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelsea senior Zachary Dosey is one busy athlete and quite talented as well. This senior does more than keep active.
His sports include wrestling (Freshman Year through Senior Year), Swimming (Senior Year), Water polo (Junior Year and Senior Year) and Tennis (Freshman year till Junior Year).
His positions for wrestling is at 152lbs, for swimming the 50 freestyle 100 back and he also swims backstroke in relays. During water polo he played goalie and sophomore year he was 4 doubles with Owen Fahle in Tennis.
He has many fond memories: “Individually placing at SECs last season at 160lbs for wrestling.” Zachary said. “Also when the wrestling team won team districts last season. Beating Portage in overtime for water polo where I had the game winning assist to Deglan Krause and going to the State tournament in Tennis with Owen Fahle Softmore year.“
He loves school. “My favorite teacher was Mr. French,” he said. “Mr. French was the head wrestling coach my Freshman year. Mr. French was my favorite teacher because he connected with the students and cared about the class. He taught and made the class interesting with stories and jokes. He also showed me the value of staying organized in school. It was always one of the highlights of my day and a teacher I’ll never forget.“
Coaches are important as well. “My favorite Coach is Coach Chapman. He is the head wrestling coach and I know I can always count on him,” he said. “Practices may be hard but he really cares about everyone on the team and wants what is best for everyone.“
Washtenaw Community College is where he plans to study Mechatronics.
He has many goals: ”My Goals in sports is to place at SECs for both Wrestling and to go to the State tournament in Wrestling,” he added.
In life he wants to travel, finish his education, and impact the people in his life in a positive way.
His friends are important: ”Nick Matusko who has been one of my best friends since as long as I can remember,” he said. “Nick is one of the main reasons I did wrestling. Nick and I met in wrestling at a very young age and have continued to wrestle all the way through high school. Nick is a friend who really cares about everyone and a friend I know I can always count on.“ He said Jaron Ianelli and Jackson Pieter are also very good friends of his. “Jaron and Jackson were on the water polo team and the swim team. Jaron and I also work together as lifeguards at Fuller Park Pool in Ann Arbor. Jaron and Jackson became my close friends through sports and our common interest in cars.”
Gary and Kimberly Dosey are his parents Joshua Dosey is his older brother and Amanda Dosey is his.younger sister.
Hard work is important. ”My advice to younger athletes is to set goals for yourself and to do whatever you can to reach your goals through hard work.”
Chelsea wrestling coach Steve Chapman likes what he sees in Zach: “Zach is a kid who is willing to help his team and make the sacrifices to help his team win. When he approached me about working out with the swimmers before school I was glad to hear that he wanted extra conditioning. That turned into his desire to compete in both sports, I thought it would be a great thing for him. He is an amazing kid balancing school and two sports, I am glad he is getting to pursue his passion for both.”