Whether he was hoisting a basketball, throwing the shot
put, or hurling a discus, when Patrick Rhyner let something fly out of
his hands, it usually found its mark.
Rhyner was a basketball and track and field standout during his
illustrious career at Midview. He was a three-year letter winner, but
it was during his junior and senior years that he dominated on the
hardwood. Patrick was named to the All Lakeland Conference and All
Lorain County teams in both campaigns. He led Midview in scoring both
seasons, ripping the nets for over 20 points per game each year. He
led Midview to the Lakeland Conference crown his junior year, as well
as a successful senior season, when Midview tied for second in the
league, and captured a Sectional Championship. Rhyner was named first
Patrick’s senior year included a then school tying record 41 point
outburst against Brunswick. He was named team MVP, but his biggest
honor came later, when he became the Middies’ first ever All-State
selection in basketball, receiving Honorable Mention. When his career
was finished, Patrick Rhyner left his mark in the Midview record book
with 1,121 points and 450 rebounds. For his accomplishments, he was
invited to the prestigious All-Ohio and five Star basketball camps.
Patrick didn’t rest after basketball was over. He went right to track
and field and excelled there as well. He displayed his strength in
both the shot put and discus, setting Midview school records in both
events at 53 feet in the shot and 155 feet in the discus. Patrick
competed in the prestigious Comet Relays, and not only did well, but
was named MVP. And he wasn’t just a two-event guy. In both his junior
and senior years, he displayed versatility by placing in the top 20 of
the Lorain County decathlon.
The consummate athlete, Patrick played football his senior year and
all he ended up doing as a first-year player, was to start every game
for the Middies.
Patrick is in management and lives with his wife Ana in Quakertown,
PA, with their children Jessica, Megan, Rachel and Steven.
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