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High School: Mayfield Wildcats junior swimmer Stevie Grieshammer dies

MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO– Tragedy has struck Mayfield High School as one of their swimmers, 17-year-old junior Stevie Grieshammer, has died after his heart stopped while doing swimming exercises on Feb. 25.

Grieshammer, according to some family updates on Facebook, passed away Wednesday evening.

Here’s a picture of Grieshammer from Facebook as he competed at District swim championships last Saturday.

Classmates started the hashtag #StevieStrong on Twitter to remember and pass the word about Grieshammer.

Thoughts and prayers go out to the Grieshammer family, his family at Mayfield High School and the entire Mayfield community.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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