In Hebrew, Ozias means “God’s strength”, and it is a pretty fitting given the two Southern Garrett wrestlers who don the name.

Senior Lex Ozias has been dominating the Maryland wresting scene for the past three years, winning back-to-back state titles in his sophomore and junior years, and now another Ozias, Coy, is looking to put his

Pushing 4-foot-11, Coy is not the tallest of lighterweights in the wrestling realm, but his dominance so far has brought him to an undefeated start in the 2010-2011 season.

“It is sort of intimidating sometimes,” coy said, “but I know once we are wrestling it doesn’t really matter about how tall they are.”

Never being a large wrestler, Coy’s relentless pressure style of wrestling hs earned him uncountable wins throughout his junior league career, including, youth state wins some seven times, wins at eastern nationals and undefeated Greco status at the Schoolboy Duals and just one loss in the tournament’s Freestyle section.

Coy says he is already looking forward to his first ever Mount Mat Madness and post-season tournament appearances, and hopes his work with the older Lex will see much success.

“It is good [to have Lex here] because I have somebody that I know above me to watch and learn from,” Coy said.  “I try to just do what he does and be as good as him.”

Being good is something that comes with hard work and dedication for Lex, whose last loss came more than a year ago.

“I have done well so far, but I want to keep getting better and keep improving,” Lex said.  “I want to keep furthering the gap between myself and the people behind me.”

Lex“I want to try and go undefeated throughout the year, and I want to be a four-time finalist and a three-time champion, those are my state goals, but I want to look at bigger goal at Senior Nationals, and it is all training towards that.”

All of his success and his aspirations for higher levels of wrestling have landed him with a commitment to Virginia Tech, where he looks to enter the lineup around 149 pounds.

Lex is not the only wrestler to go to the college level from Southern, and will ship off with fellow teammate Bubba Scheffel, who is also attending Virginia Tech, and join Brutus Scheffel, who went to West Virginia University.

“It hurts me a little [not having Brutus] because he was my partner and we had the same work ethic,” Lex said.  “But it was good to see him do well at the college level before getting hurt.”

Southern Garrett is coming off a tight win over John Carroll, and is preparing for the upcoming Mount Mat Madness tournament in January.