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After starting training camp with 36 players two weeks ago, the Cleveland Gladiators have trimmed their roster down to 23 active players, plus four on injured reserve.  The team will open their fifth season of Arena Football League action this Sunday, March 24th, against the visiting Spokane Shock at 1:00 p.m. 

Of the 23 active players, eight of them hail from the state of Ohio, including four who are from the Cleveland area.  The most well-known of those is Glenville High School and University of Michigan alum Pierre Woods, who spent five years in the NFL with the New England Patriots. 

The 2013 roster has many new faces on it, as only six of the 23 active players were on the team last season.  Brian Brikowski, Brandon Denson, Dominick Goodman, Thyron Lewis, Derik Steiner and Maurice Williams return to Cleveland for the 2013 season.  Also back on the field will be head coach Steve Thonn, who enters his fourth season at the helm of the Gladiators.

Here is the complete roster:

  ACTIVE        
NUM NAME POS HT WT COLLEGE
1 Love, Jamar DB 6'1 200 Arkansas
4 Caldwell, Lance DB 6'1 215 Southern Illinois
5 Denson, Brandon FB/LB 6'0 240 Michigan State
6 Lewis, Thyron WR/LB 6'4 200 Howard
7 Zbydniewski, Brian  QB 6'1 205 Belhaven
8 Wilson, Jonathan  WR 6'2 200 Kansas
9 Wicks, Lenny DB 5'10 200 Youngstown State
11 Woods, Pierre  DL 6'5 255 Michigan
12 Howard, Jamar  WR 6'4 215 Central Missouri
14 Dieker, Chris  QB 6'5 235 Southern Illinois
16 Goodman, Dominick WR 6'1 210 Cincinnati
17 Williams, Maurice WR 6'1 185 Pittsburgh
20 Gornall, Ross K 6'0 200 Florida Atlantic
33 Brikowski, Brian DL 6'5 265 Monmouth
55 Steiner, Derik FB/LB 6'1 305 Morehead State
71 Cobb, CJ OL 6'4 310 Cincinnati
74 Breen, Shannon  OL 6'5 310 West Virginia Wesleyan
75 Schofield, Chad  OL 6'4 315 Marshall
77 Haver, Ron OL 6'4 325 Harper JC
90 Branch, Darren  DL 6'1 255 Northern Iowa
49 Byrd, Terrill DL 6'0 280 Cincinnati
96 Colling, Randy DL 6'5 325 Gannon
99 Cooke, Kris DL 6'3 275 Purdue
           
  INJURED RESERVE        
3 Hawthorne, Tim  WR 6'3 215 Auburn
10 Pearcy, Cody WR 5'11 170 Huntingdon College
44 Storm, Todd DL 6'5 255 Michigan Tech
54 Anzevino, Chris  OL 6'2 305 Kent State
           
  REFUSED TO REPORT        
2 Franklin, Carlese WR 5'11 190 McNeese State
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