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In the Spotlight Tradition of Excellence National Champions All-Americans WVU Wrestling Pavilion Athletic Training Strength and Conditioning Community Service Philosophical Concepts Student-Athlete Support Campus Life Mountaineer Excellence

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Coach Craig Turnbull Associate Head Coach Greg Jones Assistant Coach Danny Felix Support Staff

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@WVUSportsBuzz WVUWrestling WVUsports.com

COACHING STAFF

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Rosters Wrestler Bios Newcomer Bios

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Season Outlook Weight Class Preview Schedule Quick Facts Opponent Information

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Season Review Dual Meet Results Tournament Results Match-by-Match Results Senior Recap Individual Statistics

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School Records Team Records Record by Decade and Date So Con/EWL Records NCAA Records Year-by-Year Results Series Records All-Time Scores National Champions All-Americans Honors

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President James P. Clements Director of Athletics Oliver Luck Senior Staff Head Coaches Athletic Facilities Media Information Sports Communications

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT Choosing to become a Mountaineer is special. Without a professional sports team in the state, folks across the state and throughout the region love West Virginia University athletics. No school helps its student-athletes more than the people at WVU. Mountaineers have the unique opportunity to represent themselves, their teammates and their university to news media, alumni, friends, family and the general public. If you take advantage of these opportunities, it can have a positive effect, not only on your career as a studentathlete at West Virginia, but also on your life after you have donned the Old Gold and Blue.

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TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE Few wrestling programs across the country can equate the level of success the Mountaineers have enjoyed over the years. Widely regarded as one of the most respected programs in the nation, the notoriety does not come without merit. With the NCAA’s seventh-winningest active coach, Craig Turnbull, the Mountaineers have earned 12 top-25 finishes at the NCAA Championships and claim three national champions who have won a total of five championships. Over the history of the program, 161 WVU wrestlers have earned bids to the national tournament. In the past 10 years, an average of six wrestlers has reached the tournament. In addition to the success at the NCAA Championships, WVU has had 21 wrestlers earn a total of 29 All-America honors. Under Turnbull, a four-time EWL Coach of the Year, the Mountaineers have also turned their focus to academics as 15 have earned National Wrestling Coaches Association AllAcademic Team accolades.

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NCAA CHAMPIONS West Virginia wrestling has earned 12 top-25 finishes at the NCAA Championships and claimed three national champions who have won a total of five NCAA championships. The commitment towards winning has allowed Mountaineers to find their full potential as a student-athlete on and off the mat.

Scott Collins

CLEARFIELD, PA. 1991 – 142 pounds Ranked No. 1 in the nation all season, Scott Collins became WVU’s first national champion in 1991 after posting a stellar 40-1 senior season.

Dean Morrison AMITYVILLE, N.Y.

1994 – 177 pounds Dean Morrison entered the 1994 NCAA Championships with a seven-match win streak and finished the tournament with five-straight wins, plus a national championship, WVU’s second-ever.

Greg Jones

SLICKVILLE, PA. 2005 – 184 pounds Ranked No. 1 in the nation all season, Scott Collins became WVU’s first national champion in 1991 after posting a stellar 40-1 senior season. 2004 – 184 pounds Jones turned in one of the finest individual seasons by a WVU wrestler in school history, going a perfect 26-0. He also became the first Mountaineer to win multiple national titles with his 184-pound championship in St. Louis. 2002 – 174 pounds It will long be remembered as one of the greatest accomplishments in West Virginia history. Greg Jones became just the 10th freshman since 1970 to win a national championship by defeating Greg Parker of Princeton at center mat in the finals.

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ALL-AMERICANS Choosing to become a Mountaineer means working your hardest, and pushing your body and mind to new heights, to maximize your potential on and off the mat. Over the storied history of WVU wrestling, 21 individuals have earned All-America status, six earning multiple nominations. Jimmie Cox – 1929 Robert Perry – 1955 Lewis Guidi – 1955 Mark Cagle – 1979 Jim Akerly – 1987 Michael Carr – 1988 Mark Banks – 1990, 1991 Dominic Black – 1991 Scott Collins – 1991 Doug Taylor – 1993 Dean Morrison – 1994 John Koss – 1997 Mike Mason – 1997, 1998 Ian “Whitey” Chlebove – 1998, 1999 Vertus Jones – 1998, 1999, 2000 Sam Kline – 1999 Greg Jones – 2002, 2004, 2005 Brandon Lauer – 2003 Shane Cunanan – 2003 Matt Lebe – 2005 Brandon Rader – 2006, 2007

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WVU WRESTLING PAVILION The WVU wrestling program has long been viewed as one of the finest in the country. The team has a practice facility on the same level as its athletes with the WVU Wrestling Pavilion. The 9,000-square-foot, $1.4 million facility completely engulfs the old practice room that contained two mats and a handful of aerobic equipment. The facility sports four mats, coaching offices, an aero­bic room, a study center with computers and a student-athletes’ lounge. Built in the shape of a wrestling mat, the players’ lounge features a big screen television for watching film and plenty of room for relaxing between classes. A drop down screen in the ceiling is used for studying match film before and after practices. WVU also served as the home to United States wrestlers training for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, made possible by USA Wrestling. Mylan Pharmaceuticals pledged four full-time jobs to Olympiads training in Morgantown. The funding was made possible by a benevolent gift from the Hazel Ruby McQuain Trust, which helped this dream complex become a reality.

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“WE HAVE ONE OF THE NICEST FACILITIES IN THE NATION. I WOULD LIKE TO BELIEVE THAT ALL OF OUR CURRENT AND FORMER ATHLETES THAT HAVE WORKED DILIGENTLY IN THE PURSUIT OF EXCEL­LENCE HAVE MADE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBU­TION TO THIS PROJECT BECOMING A REALIZA­TION.” –COACH CRAIG TURNBULL 2012-13 WRESTLING

ATHLETIC TRAINING The West Virginia athletic training program looks to get its student-athletes back on the field in a timely manner while providing quality health care for its student-athletes and coaches. The scope of the athletic training services encompass various domains which including injury recognition, treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, education and counseling that will enable the athlete to maintain an optimal quality of life beyond the span of athletic competition. Multiple athletic training rooms are available for studentathletes furnished with the latest in technology and equipment. The athletic training staff will work in conjunction with the team physicians and athletic administration to assure the student-athletes receive quality care throughout their career at WVU.

THE WVU COACHING STAFF IS ONE THAT IS CHOCK-FULL OF EXPERIENCE. WITH MORE THAN 50 YEARS OF COACHING, THREE NATIONAL TITLES AND FIVE ALLAMERICAN HONORS, ALONG WITH U.S. OLYMPIC AND WORLD TEAM EXPERIENCE, THE MOUNTAINEER COACHING STAFF OF CRAIG TURNBULL, GREG JONES AND DANNY FELIX IS EQUIPPED WITH THE TOOLS TO HELP A WRESTLER REALIZE HIS DREAM OF A NATIONAL TITLE.

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STRENGTH & CONDITIONING Athletic excellence and strength and conditioning go handin-hand at West Virginia University. WVU’s strength and conditioning staff ensures all student-athletes are on yearlong programs designed to continue improving the fitness capabilities needed in their sports. To keep athletes improving and in peak physical condition, West Virginia offers a variety of training areas and an array of strength programs designed to increase performance. All student-athletes will also have their own program individually calculated and updated throughout the year. At West Virginia, student-athletes can rest assured that their strength staff is monitoring their performance on a daily basis. Each student-athlete is educated on correct dietary habits and essential vitamins and minerals necessary to be an elite athlete. Equipped with excellent amenities and staffed by some of the finest strength coaches in the nation, athletes who come to West Virginia know that they are in good hands when it comes to their athletic capacity. With positive reinforcement and a structured, disciplined atmosphere, athletes will elicit confidence and mental strength to ensure success in all of life’s endeavors.

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PILLARS OF THE PROGRAM Discipline Strength Resiliency Toughness

WRESTLING’S PRIMARY TRAINING CONCENTRATIONS The main training area focuses for the wrestling team are strength, conditioning, threshold training, core strength, rapid force development, grip strength, neck strength, joint mobility, muscle flexibility and mental toughness. For wrestlers, the abdominal and low back regions are the units that tie the upper and lower extremities’ power together. In order to have excellent maneuverability and transfer of power, an athlete must have superior balance and strength in this core region. This is achieved by using weighted core exercises, static holds and rotational power exercises.

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COMMUNITY SERVICE The WVU wrestling team understands that its efforts in the practice room and against competition is greatly appreciated by the Morgantown community, but the wrestlers want to be viewed as something more than just the ideal student-athlete – they want to be known as positive all-around individuals. The Mountaineers spend countless hours on the mats and in the classroom, but they also devote a great deal of time to making the surrounding area a better place. Since 2008, the WVU wrestling team has hosted clinics and fundraisers for Sam Smith and former WVU wrestler Mike Wojcik to help offset the family medical bills. During the offseason, WVU wrestlers have shared their passion and imparted their wisdom on younger wrestlers. When their school work is complete, or they have time during breaks, the wrestlers volunteer their time with youth wrestling clubs in their hometowns. Members of the wrestling team join with coaches as well as members of other athletic teams from the university’s 15 other sports to visit the children’s hospital and the Ronald McDonald House. Although the wrestlers practice hard and devote time to their studies, they never lose focus of the task at hand – being an all-around positive role model, on and off campus.

“WE BELIEVE THAT IT IS VITAL TO BE ABLE TO GIVE BACK NOT ONLY TO THE COMMUNITY, BUT ALSO TO PEOPLE WITH CLOSE TIES TO OUR PROGRAM. IT’S A PRIVILEGE TO SUPPORT THOSE WHO SUPPORT WVU ATHLETICS.” –COACH CRAIG TURNBULL

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PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPTS We believe that in order for our program to excel in an educationally sound and healthy environment, several philosophical concepts must be inherent and present as the foundation of the program. There is a belief in all people’s natural tendency to strive to reach their potential; a belief that people are inherently good and when the correct conditions are created, they will excel and desire to actualize their unique capabilities and potentialities. Paraphrasing Carl Rogers, an existential psychologist whose original background was in agriculture, “All living things have a natural tendency to actualize their potential; a potato in a dark cellar with one dirty window allowing very little light will even in this dire environment have weak spindly roots growing toward the window.” We must believe and our athletes must feel that we believe in their potential and encourage their growth, even when they are struggling. Victor Frankl, a well known psychologist, was a Nazi prisoner of war during World War II. He survived the most barren conditions where fellow prisoners often would pull off toes and fingers, would be starved and sent to the gas chambers. He remembers his most distressing moment as not physical but when he was on a work detail and was weak and leaned on his shovel; usually, the guards would beat a prisoner doing this, but this day, a guard picked up a rock and threw it at him as though he were a dog and not worth getting up for. Our athletes must feel respected and cared for. Attention and encouragement will equate with respect. Time spent listening and inquiring how different areas of their life are going will contribute in this area. Discussing strategies for improving deficient areas as well as encouraging and recognizing strengths will also help enhance this foundation. A recognition that was impressed upon me in the pursuit of my undergraduate degree in Special Education is pertinent here. The exceptional child; the gifted and slow student is more like than unlike the “normal student.” The athlete at the Olympic level and a freshman not quite figuring it out have similar needs. The elite athlete and the growing athlete will have fears, insecurities, strengths and hopes. They need acceptance, respect, understanding, and encouragement, regardless of their functioning level. A solid foundation based upon the belief of each individual’s right for respect and a belief in the natural tendency for people to be good and strive to reach their potential will create an environment where our studentathletes will be driven to extend themselves in the pursuit of excellence.

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STUDENT-ATHLETE SERVICES West Virginia University offers a variety of services and programs to help student-athletes maximize their academic potential. Department staff members work with coaches, on campus student service providers and faculty to help student-athletes meet the unique demands of the classroom, the sporting arena and the personal-social challenges they face as developing adults. While many of the headlines center on the Mountaineers’ accomplishments on the playing field, West Virginia athletes have also made some noteworthy strides in the classroom. Some of those strides include a string of nine consecutive years where the department has had at least one first team Academic All-American. To help its student athletes achieve academic success, one of the nation’s finest facilities resides in the WVU Coliseum – The Athletic Academic Performance Center. The 8,000-square foot facility provides individual and group study areas, a plethora of computer stations and the latest in fingerprint technology used when signing in.

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West Virginia University’s graduation rate for student-athletes has been impressive, to say the least, over the past eight years. The ratio of student-athletes graduating to the general student body has increased almost every year. WVU’s combined varsity athletic teams have an Academic Progress Rate (APR) score of 975 according to data released today by the NCAA. The APR is based upon eligibility and retention of student-athletes over a four-year period, used as an assessment of real-time academic success. WVU’s average APR score of 975 is up one point from last year’s average is higher than the NCAA’s overall four-year APR average score of 973. For the 2010-11 academic year, West Virginia had three teams with perfect 1,000 scores: gymnastics, rowing and men’s soccer. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) provides a forum for the “voice of the student-athlete” on WVU’s campus. SAAC membership provides feedback to administration about how to better WVU athletic programs. They offer input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on NCAA member institution campuses.

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Character: Public, land-grant institution, founded in 1867.

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Research Classification: Research University (High Research Activity) as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Research Funding: Faculty conduct $174 million annually in sponsored contracts and research grants. Combined WVU Expense Budget: Approximately $955 million. Accreditations: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and dozens of specialized academic accrediting agencies. Governance: WVU is governed by the WVU Board of Governors and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. Location: Morgantown, W.Va., population 28,654, rated “No. 1 Small City in America” by BizJournals.com for its exceptional quality of life. Within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C., to the east, Pittsburgh, Pa., to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, to the northwest. Other recent rankings: One of “Best Sports Cities” by Sporting News; 5th “Best Small Metro” by Forbes; 12th overall “Hottest Small City by Inc.; one of “50 Smartest Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s; one of the “Best Cities for Jobs” by MSN Careers; one of the 50 best places to launch a small business by CNNMoney. com; and the second-ranking “Best College Town for Jobs” by Forbes. Student Profile: Fall 2011 enrollment was 29,617 (15,294 West Virginia residents, 14,323 nonresidents). Academic Excellence: WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships – 25 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 35 Goldwater Scholars, two British Marshall Scholars, two Morris K. Udall Scholars, five USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), nine Boren Scholars, five Gilman Scholars, 30 Fulbright Scholars and one Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholar. Degrees Granted: In 2010-11, WVU awarded 6,289 degrees, over 35% of which were graduate or professional level. Faculty & Staff Profile: Excellent faculty—18 of whom have been named Carnegie Foundation Professors of the Year—guide and mentor students. Academics: 13 colleges and schools offering 191 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs in agriculture, natural resources and design; arts and sciences; business and economics; creative arts; dentistry; engineering and mineral resources; human resources and education; journalism; law; medicine; nursing; pharmacy; physical activity and sport sciences.

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Student Living Experience: The First-Year Experience—unique among state universities—helps students navigate their first year at WVU. A sampling of services: Lincoln Hall, a residential college; Resident Faculty Leaders, faculty couples who live in the halls to mentor and guide students; and Adventure West Virginia, an outdoor freshman orientation program. All WVU students benefit from a vibrant array of student life programs, including a Festival of Ideas lecture series, bringing the world’s top minds to campus to share their experiences and knowledge; WVUp All Night, a weekend package of safe, fun, and healthy activities; an award-winning Student Recreation Center. Transportation: University buses operate free on a year-round basis as does the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system—a computer-directed system that glides along 8.7 miles of guideway between Downtown, Evansdale, and Health Sciences Center campuses. In addition, Morgantown’s expanded MountainLine bus service offers free rides to students and employees. WVU ID required for all services. Safety: WVU has one of the safest college campuses in America, with 24-hour police protection and 37 outdoor emergency phones. Student Organizations: Choose from over 300 student organizations, or participate in an active intramural program and a variety of club sports. Study Abroad: More than 900 students participate in University-led study abroad programs and international exchanges. Civic Engagement: The Center for Civic Engagement develops and organizes service learning and volunteer opportunities for students and faculty and consults with academic units on incorporating civic engagement into the curriculum. Last year, about 15,726 WVU students contributed 204,000 hours of service to the community. Scholarships & Aid: Approximately $10 million a year is awarded by the WVU Scholars Program; more than 5,000 students benefit from this program annually. In addition, there are many different types of scholarships available based on academic record, financial need, group affiliation, or some combination of these factors. Parents Club: The Mountaineer Parents Club, with more than 20,000 members in clubs across the state and nation, fosters success by connecting parents and family members with the student experience. The organization sponsors events on and off-campus, has a newsletter, a toll-free helpline (1-800-WVU-0096), parent electronic news, and a “Parent Perk” program. Membership is free.

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MOUNTAINEER EXCELLENCE

Team Record Baseball: 23-32, 9-18 Big East Cross Country: 8th place at the NCAA Championships Men’s Basketball: 19-14, 9-9 Big East; NCAA Second Round Women’s Basketball: 24-10, 11-5 Big East; NCAA Second Round Football: 10-3, 5-2 Big East; Big East Champions; 2012 Discover Orange Bowl Champions Gymnastics: 21-5, 12-1 EAGL; EAGL Champions; NCAA Regionals Rifle: 12-2, 5-1 GARC; GARC Champions; 6th place at NCAA Championships Rowing: 7th Big East Men’s Soccer: 11-8-1, 6-3 Big East, NCAA Second Round

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Beth Deal, gymnastics: EAGL Champion balance beam Kata Fodor, women’s swimming: 800 free relay Mike Morales, wrestling: EWL 141 Mandie Nugent, women’s swimming: 100 fly, 200 fly, 800 free relay Big East Champion Matt Ryan, wrestling: EWL 184 Hope Sloanhoffer, gymnastics: EAGL Champion - all-around, vault, uneven bars Danielle Smith, women’s swimming: 800 free relay Brandon Williamson, wrestling: EWL 285 Petra Zublasing, rifle: GARC air rifle, smallbore, combined score champion NCAA Champions Petra Zublasing, rifle: air rifle First Team All-Americans Tavon Austin, football: Associated Press, CBSSports.com College Football, Phil Steele’s Chelsea Carrier-Eades, women’s track: 100-meter hurdles and heptathlon Kaitlyn Gillespie, women’s cross country Kate Harrison, women’s cross country Erica Henderson, women’s soccer: NSCA Kevin Jones, men’s basketball: John R. Wooden Petra Zublasing, rifle: NRA smallbore and air rifle

Academic All-Americans Kaylyn Christopher, track/cc, third team Kaitlyn Gillespie (Track/Cross Country), first team Kate Harrison (Track/Cross Country), first team Ahna Lewis, track/cc, third team Petra Zublasing, rifle, second team Conference Major Awards Tavon Austin, football: Big East Special Teams Player of the Year Rachael Burnett, women’s swimming: Big East Women’s Most Outstanding Swimmer Andy Bevin, men’s soccer: Big East Rookie of the Year Thomas Kyanko: GARC Rookie of the Year, GARC Scholar Athlete Tina Maloney, gymnastics: EAGL MVP Bry McCarthy, women’s soccer: Big East Championship Most Outstanding Defensive Player Blake Miller, women’s soccer: Big East Championship Most Outstanding Offensive Player Kate Schwindel, women’s soccer: Big East Rookie of the Year Hope Sloanhoffer, gymnastics: EAGL Gymnast of the Year Petra Zublasing: GARC Shooter of the Year

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MOUNTAINEER EXCELLENCE Coaching Awards Jon Hammond, rifle: NRA Distinguished College Coach Dana Holgorsen, football: FWAA First Year Coach of the Year Nikki Izzo-Brown, women’s soccer: 2011 Frontier Field Walk of Fame inductee Vic Riggs, women’s swimming: Big East Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year

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Craig Turnbull Head Coach 35th Season National Success

Over the span of the past 34 years, coach Craig Turnbull has built the West Virginia University wrestling program into one of the strongest and most accomplished wrestling programs in the nation. The four-time Eastern Wrestling League Coach of Year has been at the forefront of five individual national champions, 26 of the program’s 29 All-Americans, 42 EWL champions and more than 160 NCAA Championships qualifiers. In addition, Turnbull, who is the seventhwinningest active coach in the NCAA with 274 dual meet victories, has been at the helm for each of the Mountaineers’ six EWL conference titles as well as 12 top-25 finishes at the NCAA Championships.

Few coaches can equate with to the success that Turnbull has had with the Mountaineers, as his five individual national champions produced tie him for seventh among active coaches. One of Turnbull’s brightest pupils is current associate head coach and three-time national champion Greg Jones. Jones became the first athlete in WVU history to claim multiple NCAA titles. As a freshman in 2002, Jones won the NCAA title at 174 pounds before moving up to 184 pounds as a junior in 2004. In 2005, Turnbull’s guidance led Jones to his third national championship as the tournament’s outstanding wrestler. Along with Jones, national champions who wrestled under the watchful eye of Turnbull are Dean Morrison (1994) and Scott Collins (1991).

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into the nation’s premier wrestling conference – the Big 12. The Mountaineers are coming off a season in which they were 9-4 in dual meets and 4-2 in the EWL, including a win at No. 10 Edinboro. In addition, WVU had three wrestlers win EWL titles – the most since 2006 – and had six wrestlers qualify for the NCAA Championships. Of the six qualifiers, four return, while Turnbull has yet again put together a strong, deep recruiting class.

The 2000s In 2002, on the heels of consecutive nationally ranked recruiting classes, Turnbull assembled one of the best teams in school history going 12-2, including 7-0 in EWL dual matches, claiming the EWL regular-season and tournament titles for the first time in school history, a 13th-place finish at the NCAA tournament and producing one national champion. In 2005, Turnbull’s squad claimed its sixth

EWL dual meet championship after posting a 4-1-1 conference mark. Along with Jones winning a national championship, Turnbull guided junior Matt Lebe to All-America status at 157 pounds when Lebe knocked off Stanford’s defending national champion Matt Gentry. In 2006 and 2007, Turnbull tutored Brandon Rader to a pair of sixth-place finishes to become the program’s sixth multiple All-American.

The 1990s

conference coach of the year. In 1999, Turnbull led the Mountaineers to a school-best 54 points at the NCAA tournament to place ninth. It was the second year in a row the Mountaineers placed in the top 10 at the NCAAs. Turnbull helped guide Vertus Jones to four EWL championships and Jones became just the third EWL wrestler ever to win four conference titles. He was also the first Mountaineer grappler to become a three-time All-American.

The team enjoyed a tremendous two-year stretch in 1990-91 as it recorded a 25-6 record, won back-to-back EWL dual meet crowns, finished sixth at the 1991 NCAA Championships and recorded an eighth-place finish at the 1991 national dual meet championships. It was also during those two seasons that Scott Collins won the 142-pound national championship and Mark Banks won consecutive All-America honors. In 1990, Turnbull was tabbed as the EWL’s Coach of the Year for the first time as the Mountaineers captured the Eastern Mat Poll, the first time WVU won the prize signifying the East’s best wrestling school. Turnbull was named to coach one of the teams at the National Wrestling Coaches’ Association All-Star Classic in

Turnbull’s appointment as coach of the Mountaineers in 1979 came one season after the Mountaineers’ entrance into the highlycompetitive Eastern Wrestling League. Inheriting a team that posted a 10-26 mark the two years prior to his arrival, Turnbull did not wait long before guiding WVU to success. During his first season, the team produced a 9-4-2 record, a feat that earned him Division I NCAA Rookie Coach of the Year honors. The decade, which included six 10-plus win seasons, saw Turnbull begin to build the foundation for a nationally-respected program through the development of his first All-Americans – Jim Akerly and Michael Carr.

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1992, a match that pits the nation’s No. 1 and 2 ranked wrestlers against each other. In 1996, the Mountaineers’ victory over Duquesne earned Turnbull his 156th win and made him West Virginia’s all-time winningest wrestling coach, eclipsing Steve Harrick’s mark of 155 wins. Turnbull’s 1998 squad secured the team’s third EWL dual title, as he was named the

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Turnbull Year-by-Year at WVU 1979...................................................... 9-4-2

1992...................................................... 7-6-0

1980....................................................6-10-1

1993...................................................... 7-5-0

2006...................................................... 6-6-0

1981................................................. 12-10-0

1994...................................................... 6-4-0

2007...................................................... 5-5-0

1982....................................................10-9-0

1995...................................................... 4-6-0

2008...................................................... 8-5-0

1983...................................................... 6-9-0

1996....................................................7-5-1+

2009...................................................... 8-4-2

2005....................................................5-6-1*

1984...................................................... 8-8-0

1997...................................................... 4-6-0

2010....................................................3-10-0

1985....................................................13-3-0

1998................................................. 11-3-1*

2011...................................................... 9-6-0

1986....................................................12-7-0

1999...................................................... 7-4-0

2012...................................................... 9-4-0

1987....................................................10-6-0

2000...................................................... 6-4-1

Total............................................ 274-194-9

1988....................................................10-7-0

2001...................................................... 4-9-0

1989...................................................... 7-7-0

2002...............................................12-2-0*+

* EWL Dual Meet Champions

1990................................................. 14-1-0*

2003....................................................9-3-0*

+ EWL Tournament Champions

1991................................................. 11-5-0*

2004....................................................9-5-0+

WVU Wrestling Pavilion One of the driving forces behind the dominance of the Mountaineer wrestling program is the WVU Wrestling Pavilion, which Turnbull was instrumental in planning. The $1.4 million building – built in 2006 – boasts four mats, an aerobic room, coaches’ offices and a study center with a players’ lounge. Besides the practice area, the crown jewel of the complex is the players’ lounge. Built in the shape of a wrestling mat, the lounge features a big screen television for watching film, and plenty of room for relaxing between classes. A drop down screen in the ceiling is used for studying match film before and after practices. To top off the project, WVU was home to the United States Olympic Team wrestlers training for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, a feat made possible by USA Wrestling and the Sunkist Kids.

Prior to Becoming Head Coach As a student-athlete, Turnbull was an AllAmerican at Clarion in 1973 and boasted a career record of 87-14-2. Following his standout career there, Turnbull entered the coaching realm with a stint at Strong Vincent High in Erie, Pa. From 1976-1978, Turnbull was an assistant coach at WVU under Frank Liechti and in 1979, he became the seventh coach in the history of the West Virginia wrestling program. Turnbull graduated from Clarion in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in special education and later received his master’s degree in sports psychology and counseling psychology from WVU in 1978.

Personal Turnbull and his wife, Sue, reside in Morgantown. They have two children, Carrie and Kyle.

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WVU’s Turnbull Picked for Erie Hall of Fame With an outstanding athletic resume and 33 years as head coach of the West Virginia University wrestling team, Craig Turnbull was selected as a member of the 2011 class of the Metro Erie Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. The Erie, Pa., native was inducted to the hall at a banquet on June 21, 2011, at Zem Zem Shriners in Erie, Pa. He was honored along with Julian Blanks, Cliff Crosby, Nancy Eisenman-Elwell, Brooke Freeburg, John Leisering, Andy Schulz, Joe Scholtis, Roger Sweeting and the late Joe Sivak. “My initial thought is that I must be getting old,” Turnbull said of his induction phone call. “It’s a tremendous honor and I’m grateful to be associated with this group of athletes. The city has laid a foundation of support that has allowed many of

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us to create paths for ourselves.” Currently the ninth-active winningest coach in NCAA Division I wrestling, Turnbull is a four-time Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) Coach of the Year and has coached 26 All-Americans, five national champions, 39 EWL champions and has sent 155 individuals to the NCAA Championships. He also spearheaded the $1.4 million WVU Wrestling Pavilion that was completed in 2006. “I consider myself very fortunate to have received the educational and athletic support from so many individuals from Erie,” Turnbull said. “This honor is also in recognition of those who have helped me along the way.” Turnbull wrestled at Clarion University, where he was an AllAmerican in 1973 and compiled an 87-14 career record.

Greg Jones Associate Head Coach Eighth Season

Greg Jones enters his eighth year as an assistant at his alma mater. His main responsibilities include recruiting, setting up and running practices, working on technique with wrestlers and operational duties. He was promoted during the summer of 2010 to associate head coach in recognition of his efforts as an assistant. After the departure of longtime assistant Zeke Jones, Turnbull quickly named the Slickville, Pa., native as the successor who was less than a year removed from finishing his collegiate career.

Despite his youth, Jones was the natural fit for the coaching position after completing what is undoubtedly the best career in the program’s history. During his Mountaineer career, he became one of only 20 wrestlers in NCAA history to win national titles at two different weight classes. The 6-foot-1-inch grappler won a title as a freshman at 174 pounds and two more as a junior and senior at 184 pounds. Jones became the first Mountaineer to be named the NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler. He is also a four-time Eastern Wrestling League champion and WVU’s all-time leader in wins with a 126-4 record. He is the only West Virginia wrestler to post an undefeated season, doing it twice - 2004 (26-0) and 2005 (25-0). He also holds WVU records for best mark as a freshman (34-2),

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best record at the 167/174-pound weight class (34-2), most NCAA tournament wins (17) and is tied for the most NCAA tournament appearances (4). Jones appeared in the NWCA All-Star Classic three times, winning each match. He is one of only two WVU athletes to win the university’s Red Brown Cup twice. In 2010, Jones was inducted into the EWL Hall of Fame. Jones graduated from WVU in 2005 with a degree in sports and exercise psychology. He and his wife, Kelly, have one daughter and one son, Mara Leigh and Greyson Lyles.

Danny Felix Assistant Coach Fifth Season

Danny Felix enters his fifth season as a fulltime assistant with the West Virginia University wrestling staff. He joined the Mountaineer program in 2005 as a volunteer assistant. Felix’s specialty is with the lighter weight classes, but also assists all wrestlers with technique and various wrestling moves. Felix’s laundry list of accomplishments and years of collegiate wrestling experience made him the perfect addition to an already potent WVU staff. In June of 2009, Felix worked his way on to

one of the most prestigious teams – the U.S. World Team. He was one of seven freestyle wrestlers to earn a spot on the team, and Felix competed in Herning, Denmark, at the 2009 World Wrestling Championships. In early 2008 in the professional ranks, Felix garnered the bronze medal at the 2008 U.S. Open. A year prior, he wrestled in the 121-pound class at the NYAC Holiday International Wrestling Championships and finished as a silver medalist. That same year, he was crowned the 2007 Sunkist International Champion. Before coming to Morgantown, Felix spent a majority of his coaching career along the eastern coast of the United States. From 200305, he was the club wrestling coach at the University of Virginia. Felix jumped into the coaching ranks in

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1998 at the University of Oklahoma. There, he served as a club coach for two years. Through his nine years of club wrestling, he has worked with kids as young as five years old to teenagers at the high school level. Felix, in charge of the freestyle programs, has taught everything from the step-by-step fundamentals to the more intricate wrestling moves. Most recently, Felix founded the Gold & Blue Elite Wrestling Club in the Greater Morgantown Area. In 1995, Felix earned All-America status at Arizona State in the 118-pound weight class. To add to his stellar college career, he also was a three-time Pac-10 champion. He earned his bachelor of fine arts degree from Arizona State in 1998. Felix and, his wife, Cheri, have a son, Luca.

2012-13 Support Staff

Tanner Kolb

Brittany Arnold

Jessica Delaney

Bubba Schmidt

Steve Bierer

Strength Coach

Athletic Trainer

Assistant Director Student-Athlete Academic Services

Equipment Manager

Assistant Equipment Manager

Brian Kuppelweiser

Dr. Matt Lively

Edward F. Etzel, Ed.D.

Cindy Smith

Sue Davis

Sports Communications Graduate Assistant

Medical Director

Psychologist

Administrative Assistant

Program Assistant

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Mountaineer Profiles 34...............................................................Rosters 36..................................................... Wrestler Bios 47................................................. Newcomer Bios

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WVU Wrestling 2012-13 Roster Name Matt Anti Trey Ayala Josef Baran Michael Bennett Evan Berti Michael Bolash Jared Browning Lance Bryson Anthony Chicuto Christian Chirico Mark Colabucci Gunner Cullison Landon Dean Terrence Demery II Sean Fee Justin Gnieser Zane Heller Mike Hess Noah Horst Josh Huskey Nicholas Hylton Colin Johnston Tom Kizer Jason Luster Philip Mandzik Andrew McCalla Tre Miller-Scott Michael Morales Andrew Nelson Chris Nelson Nae Paugh Nathan Pennesi Roman Perryman Dominic Prezzia Dink Purnell Steve Quinn Ross Renzi Brutus Scheffel Bubba Scheffel Joseph Schiff Jesse Schiffbauer Cory Stainbrook Danny Suite Andrew Sutherland Gage Swartz Malik Taylor Nicholas Taylor Mark Thomas Greg Thurston Nicholas Vallone A.J. Vizcarrondo Tyler White Timothy Wheeling Gunnar Wilt Jeffrey Yeatman Shane Young

Class Fr. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. So. So. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr.

Ht. 5-8 5-9 5-9 5-8 5-8 5-4 5-5 5-8 5-3 5-11 5-11 6-0 5-8 5-8 5-6 5-8 5-5 5-8 5-8 5-11 5-10 5-7 5-9 5-7 6-0 5-10 5-5 5-6 5-11 5-11 5-8 5-7 5-9 5-8 5-11 5-7 5-9 5-7 5-11 5-6 5-6 5-7 5-6 5-8 5-6 5-8 6-1 5-6 6-2 5-10 6-1 5-6 5-11 5-8 5-9 5-6

Head Coach: Craig Turnbull Associate Head Coach: Greg Jones Assistant Coach: Danny Felix Athletic Trainer: Brittany Arnold Strength and Conditioning Coach: Tanner Kolb Equipment Manager: Bubba Schmidt Assistant Equipment Manager: Steve Bierer Educational Counselor: Curtis Jones Athletic Department Psychologist: Edward F. Etzel, Ed.D. Facility Manager: April Messerly Wrestling SID: Brian Kuppelweiser 304-293-9906 | Brian.Kuppelweiser@mail.wvu.edu

Wt. 141 141 174 149 141 125 125 184 133 174 174 141 174 149 133 157 125 149 174 197 197 133 165 165 HWT 197 141 141 165 197 174 141 149 157 HWT 141 165 149 174 141 125 133 125 149 141 157 157 133 165 157 197 149 157 149 165 125

Roster by Class Freshmen.........30 Sophomores....11 Juniors.............11 Seniors............... 4

By State/ Country

Pennsylvania...15 Virginia............... 9 West Virginia...... 7 Maryland............ 7

Hometown Fort Benning, Ga. Libertyville, Ill. Baden, Pa. Fairfax, Va. Brick, N.J. Warrington, Pa. Palm City, Fla. Shoaf, Pa. Westminster, Md. Palmyra, Va. Laurel, Md. Westminster, Md. Warrenton, Va. Nuremburg, Germany Mentor, Ohio Northport, N.Y. Slatedale, Pa. Palm City, Fla. Ceesport, Pa. Vass, N.C. Glen Daniel, W. Va. Eighty-Four, Pa. Richmond, Va. Pittsburgh, Pa. Bradenton, Fla. Hoopeston, Ill. Swatara, Pa. Brick, N.J. Boonton Twp, N.J. Sophia, W.Va. Romney, W. Va. Latrobe, Pa. Springfield, Va. St. Clairsville, Ohio Wilmington, Del. West Chester, Pa. Burke, Va. Oakland, Md. Oakland, Md. Buckhannon, W. Va. Morgantown, W. Va. Streetsboro, Ohio Clay, W.Va. Alexandria, Va. Winchester, Va. Chicago, Ill. Milesburg, Pa. Winchester, Va. West Chester, Pa. South Plainfield, N.J. Philadelphia, Pa. Thrumont, Md. Erie, Pa. Charlestown, W.Va. Annapolis, Md. Jeannette, Pa. New Jersey......... 4 Ohio.................... 3 Illinois................. 3 Florida................ 3 New York............ 1 Delaware............ 1 North Carolina... 1 Georgia.............. 1 Germany............ 1

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High School/Coach Discovery Canyon/Sam Melendez Libertyville/Dale Eggert Ambridge/Ron Wilson Robinson Secondary/Bryan Hazard Brick Memorial/Dan O’Cane Central Bucks South/Craig Deacon Jensen Beach/Tom McMath Albert Gallatin/Duane Dupont Westminster/Sam Gardner Fluranna County/Craig Conner Reservoir/Ryan Kanaskie Winters Mill/John Lowe Fauquier/Doug Fisher North Hardin/Keith Smith Lake Catholic/Jim Hyers Northport/Al Cicio Bethlehem Catholic/Jeff Karam Jensen Beach/Tom McMath Schuylkill Valley/Duane Maurer Union Pines/Chris Vondruska Liberty/Randall Daniel Canon McMillan/Chris Mary Hermitage/Dalton & Geoff Head Pittsburgh Central Catholic/Sonny Abe Manatee/Andy Guglimini Hoopeston Area/Troy Hatton Central Dauphin East/Jason Woodall Brick Memorial/Dan O’Cone Mountain Lakes/Matt Stanzion & Tommy Doerr Independence/Cliff Warden Hampshire/Ed Hardinger Greater Latrobe/Marc Billett Robinson Secondary /Bryan Hazard St. Clairsville/Jay Michael A.I. DuPont/Robert Weaver Wester Chester Rustin/Tony Fabri Lake Braddock/Scott Matheny Southern Garrett/Dave Taylor Southern Garrett/Dave Taylor Buckhannon-Upshur/J.P. Tenny University/Ken Maisel Walsh Jesuit/Bill Barger Clay County/Brian Collins West Potomac/Mike Cummings James Wood/Chris Haines Brother Rice/Yan Murzyn Bald Eagle Area/Steve Millward James Wood/Greg Walker West Chester Rustin/Tony Fabri South Plainfield/ Kevin McCann Wyoming Seminary/Scott Green Walkersville/Bruce Cotterman General McLane High/Ryan Cook Washington/Cody Gustines Archbishop Spalding/Mike Laidley Penn-Trafford/Larry Hohman

By Weight Class

125.................... 6 133.................... 5 141................... 10 149..................... 8 157..................... 6 165..................... 6 174..................... 7 184.................... 1 197..................... 5 HWT.................... 2

Pronunciation Gude

Name First Last Trey Ayala I-al-uh Evan Berti Bert-E Anthony Chicuto Shi-cuto Christian Chirico She-rico Justin Gnieser Knee-ser Nicholas Hylton Hill-ton Nae Paugh Nay Paw Nathan Pennesi Penn-ay-zee Dominic Prezzia Pres-E-uh Brutus Scheffel Chef-el Bubba Scheffel Chef-el

Roster by Weight Class Name Michael Bolash Jared Browning Zane Heller Jesse Schiffbauer Danny Suite Shane Young

Class Ht. Sr. 5-4 Fr. 5-5 Fr. 5-5 So. 5-6 So. 5-6 Sr. 5-6

Wt. 125 125 125 125 125 125

Anthony Chicuto Sean Fee Colin Johnston Cory Stainbrook Mark Thomas

Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. So.

5-3 5-6 5-7 5-7 5-6

133 133 133 133 133

Westminster, Md. Mentor, Ohio Eighty-Four, Pa. Streetsboro, Ohio Winchester, Va.

Matt Anti Trey Ayala Evan Berti Gunner Cullison Tre Miller-Scott Michael Morales Nathan Pennesi Steve Quinn Joseph Schiff Gage Swartz

Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr. So.

5-8 5-9 5-8 6-0 5-5 5-6 5-7 5-7 5-6 5-6

141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141

Fort Benning, Ga. Libertyville, Ill. Brick, N.J. Westminster, Md. Swatara, Pa. Brick, N.J. Latrobe, Pa. West Chester, Pa. Buckhannon, W. Va. Winchester, Va.

Michael Bennett Terrence Demery II Mike Hess Roman Perryman Brutus Scheffel Andrew Sutherland Tyler White Gunnar Wilt

So. So. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. So. Fr.

5-8 5-8 5-8 5-9 5-7 5-8 5-6 5-8

149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149

Fairfax, Va. Nuremburg, Germany Palm City, Fla. Springfield, Va. Oakland, Md. Alexandria, Va. Thrumont, Md. Charlestown, W.Va.

Justin Gnieser Dominic Prezzia Malik Taylor Nicholas Taylor Nicholas Vallone Timothy Wheeling

Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr.

5-8 5-8 5-8 6-1 5-10 5-11

157 157 157 157 157 157

Northport, N.Y. St. Clairsville, Ohio Chicago, Ill. Milesburg, Pa. South Plainfield, N.J. Erie, Pa.

Tom Kizer Jason Luster Andrew Nelson Ross Renzi Greg Thurston Jeffrey Yeatman

Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr.

5-9 5-7 5-11 5-9 6-2 5-9

165 165 165 165 165 165

Richmond, Va. Pittsburgh, Pa. Boonton Twp, N.J. Burke, Va. West Chester, Pa. Annapolis, Md.

Josef Baran Christian Chirico Mark Colabucci Landon Dean Noah Horst Nae Paugh Bubba Scheffel

Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr.

5-9 5-11 5-11 5-8 5-8 5-8 5-11

174 174 174 174 174 174 174

Baden, Pa. Palmyra, Va. Laurel, Md. Warrenton, Va. Ceesport, Pa. Romney, W. Va. Oakland, Md.

Lance Bryson

Jr.

5-8

184

Shoaf, Pa.

Josh Huskey Nicholas Hylton Andrew McCalla Chris Nelson A.J. Vizcarrondo

Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr.

5-11 5-10 5-10 5-11 6-1

197 197 197 197 197

Vass, N.C. Glen Daniel, W. Va. Hoopeston, Ill. Sophia, W.Va. Philadelphia, Pa.

Philip Mandzik Dink Purnell

Sr. Fr.

6-0 5-11

HWT HWT

Bradenton, Fla. Wilmington, Del.

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Hometown Warrington, Pa. Palm City, Fla. Slatedale, Pa. Morgantown, W. Va. Clay, W.Va. Jeannette, Pa.

Returners

At West Virginia in 2009-10:

Lance Bryson

At West Virginia in 2008-09:

• Redshirted

5-8 | 174 | Junior Shoaf, Pa.

At West Virginia in 2011-12: • Finished the season with a 25-16 record • Was recognized as a team captain • Honored as a member of the NWCA’s Individual All-Academic wrestling team • Named to the 2012 Capital One District 2 Academic All-District At-Large Team • Received an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships • Completed his first trip to the national tournament with a 1-2 record, including a 2-1 overtime win against Wyoming’s Pat Martinez • Ranked as high as No. 17 throughout the season • Was second on the team with six wins against ranked opponents Lusterseason • Finished the dual meet season with a 7-6 mark • Won three matches by fall, one by technical fall and four by major decision • Had a 4-2 record against Eastern Wrestling League Opponents during the dual meet season • Placed fifth at the EWL Championships • Defeated four ranked opponents (No. 31 Clay Gable, No. 25 Ty Vinson, No. 22 Curran Jacobs, and No. 19 Pat Martinez) on his way to a thirdplace effort at the Reno Tournament of Champions • Also placed second at the Navy Classic and fifth at the Washington & Jefferson Tournament

At West Virginia in 2010-11: • Received a medical redshirt

• Strong true freshman season • Finished with most wins among WVU freshmen (12) • Registered 28 takedowns, fifth-most on the team • Finished fourth at the EWL Championships at 184 pounds • Defeated Cleveland State’s JT Miller and Clarion’s Clint Podish at the league championships • Won three straight matches during the season, including a win by fall over Duquesne’s Ryan Sula at 5:43 • Won by major decision at Penn State over Matt Dodds | 12-4 • Went 4-2 at Las Vegas Invitational and was one win away from placing at tournament • Defeated North Carolina’s Kevin Owens, 5-0

Prep: • Four-year letterwinner and captain at Albert Gallatin High under coach Duane Dupont • Was a three-year letterman in cross-country • Finished high school with an above 4.0 cumulative grade-point average • Finished in third place in 2007 and 2008 at the PIAA Tournament • 2008 POWERade champion • Four-time section champion

Personal: • Son of Dave and Laura Bryson • Birthday is Aug. 29 • One of four children • Majoring in exercise physiology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Bryson’s Career Statistics Year W L Dual EWL 2009 12 12 6-8 3-3 2010 Redshirted 2011 Medical Redshirt 2012 25 16 7-6 4-2 Totals 37 28 13-14 7-5

Falls EWLs NCAA 1 2-2 -

3 4

2-2 4-4

1-2 1-2

Colin Johnston 5-7 | 133 | Junior Eighty Four, Pa.

At West Virginia in 2011-12: • Received a medical redshirt

At West Virginia in 2010-11: • Redshirted

At West Virginia in 2009-10:

Lance Bryson

• Started every dual meet at 133 pounds • Ranked No. 18 in the country for majority of season for the class • Earned a 21-4 record, including a 5-1 mark in the EWL and 10-3 mark in dual matches • Had 41 dual points compared to his opponents’ 10 • Tallied 36 takedowns for the year and had six victories by pin • First at the Washington & Jefferson College Open • Earned a third-place finish at the Reno Tournament of Champions, defeating Wyoming’s Cory Vombaur twice in the process and Kasey Garnhart (Wyoming) for the second time on the year • Pinned SW Oregon CC’s Rayn Arand in just over two minutes in Reno • Defeated Wyoming’s Kasey Garnhart by decision at the Sprawl & Brawl

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• Was a four-time WPIAL Class AAA Champion on the Dapper Dan Team • One of only 16 wrestlers in WPIAL history to win four championships • Selected to wrestle for the Dream Team in the 2008 Dream Team Classic, a tournament comprised of 13 of the 14 top-ranked seniors in the nation • 2007 Junior National Freestyle Champion • Member of Quest School of Wrestling

Personal: • Son of Bob and Andrea Johnston • Birthday is Feb. 6 • One of three children • Majoring in physical education teacher education • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Johnston’s Career Statistics Year W L 2009 9 9 2010 21 4 2011 Redshirted 2012 Medical Redshirt Totals 30 13

Dual EWL Falls EWLs NCAA 8-6 4-2 1 1-1 10-3 5-1 6 0-0 -

18-9 9-3 7

1-1

-

Michael Bolash 5-4 | 125 | Senior Warrington, Pa.

At West Virginia in 2011-12: • Provided depth at the 125-pound weight class • Competed at the Washington & Jefferson Tournament and the Navy Classic • Compiled an 0-4 record

Colin Johnston • Also pinned Illinois’ Daryl Thomas at the tourney • Beat Penn State’s Bryan Pearsall by major decision | 13-4 • Beat Bloomsburg’s Dan Gaylord by decision • Defeated Evan Kolb of Lock Haven by major decision | 16-4 • Registered a 5-3 decision victory over Pitt’s Jimmy Conroy • Pinned Tim Silvers of Ohio

At West Virginia in 2010-11: • Wrestled at 125 pounds and 133 pounds • Went 1-2 at the Washington & Jefferson College Open, defeating Spry’s J.R. Fidler • Competed at the Navy Classic, falling to Bucknell’s Alex Pellicciotti and Bloomsburg’s Jeremiah Biddle

At West Virginia in 2008-09: • Had a standout season as a true freshman • Posted a 9-9 overall mark, with an 8-6 dual record • Registered 24 takedowns and 12 near-fall points • Finished second at the EWL Championships at 141 pounds, losing in a close match to 13th-ranked Tyler Nauman of Pitt, 4-3, in the title bout • Defeated Steve Waite, 6-2, in the second round • Posted back-to-back major decisions near end of season • Defeated Ohio’s Darrin Boing | 11-0, and followed performance with a 10-1 victory over Cleveland State’s Lawrence Cavello • Routed Lock Haven’s Zach Kell | 17-4 • Pinned Illinois’ Ryan Prater at 4:54 for first career win by fall • Earned first career victory at Sprawl & Brawl duals by defeating Columbia’s Shane Strumwasser, 6-0

Prep: • Four-year grappler at Canon-McMillan High • Coached by former WVU wrestler Chris Mary • Captained squad for two years • Ranked 35th nationally by InterMat • Posted a 164-10 career high school record • 2006 PIAA State Champion • Finished the 2007 PIAA Tournament as runner-up • Placed third in the 2008 PIAA Tournament • Three-time POWERade Champion (2004, 2005, 2007) • 2006 POWERade runner-up

At West Virginia in 2009-10: • Did not compete during the season • Earned valuable reps in the practice room and gained more experience.

Prep: • Wrestled at Central Bucks South HS under Craig Deacon • Was a two-year varsity letterwinner • 2008 Lion’s Den award winner • Earned fourth place at the MAWA Quakertown District Tournament

Personal: • Son of Michael and Kelli Bolash • Birthday is Nov. 21 • Has three sisters • Majoring in history • Garret Ford Academic Honor Roll

Bolash’s Career Statistics Year W 2010 0 2011 1 2012 0 Totals 1

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L 0 4 4 8

Dual 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

EWL 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Falls 0 0 0 0

EWLs NCAA 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 -

Shane Young 5-6 | 125 | Senior Jeannette, Pa.

At West Virginia in 2011-12: • Finished the season with a 24-8 ledger • Was recognized as a team captain • Qualified for the NCAA Championships for the third time in his career • Posted a 1-2 mark at the national tournament, earning his first NCAA Championships win with a 7-5 decision over Maryland’s Shane Gentry • Ranked as high as No. 16 throughout the season • Led the team with 30 takedowns during the dual meet season • Accrued 81 dual points for and allowed 34 dual points against • Included in his 24 wins were two wins against ranked opponents • Tied for third on the team with six wins by fall in addition to having one win by technical fall and one win by major decision • Placed second at the EWL Championships for the third consecutive season, falling only to Pitt’s Anthony Zanetta by way of a 3-2 decision • Placed first at the Navy Classic and the Washington & Jefferson Tournament • Had a 10-3 overall record in dual meets, including a 4-2 mark in EWL dual meets • Defeated No. 20 Shane Gentry of Maryland in a dual meet | 10-3 • Pinned Kory Mines in the team’s upset victory over No. 10 Edinboro

At West Virginia in 2010-11: • Earned the most victories on the team with 28, finishing with a 28-10 record • Ranked as high as No. 18 in the country • Earned a second consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships, where he lost his two matches to No. 18 Matthew Snyder of Virginia and No. 27 Steven Keith of Harvard • Came in fourth at the Reno Tournament of Champions, where he lost to Wyoming’s Tyler Cox by a 5-3 decision after wrestling in eight prior bouts for the day • Came in second place at the EWL Championships, falling to rival Anthony Zanetta of Pitt by a 3-0 decision • Arrived in first place at the Washington & Jefferson College Open after going 5-0 at the tourney • Tied for first on team with most takedowns (75) • Defeated No. 17 Aaron Kalil of Navy at the Reno tournament by a 10-2 major decision, having lost to him two weeks earlier in Las Vegas by a 3-2 decision • Went 2-2 at the Las Vegas Invitational, including a loss to No. 3-ranked and eventual national champion Anthony Robles of Arizona State • Went 2-1 at the Sprawl & Brawl with wins over opponents from Rutgers and Sacred Heart • Beat Ohio’s No. 31-ranked Gabe Ramos by a 4-3 decision and Lock Haven’s No. 33 Nick Hyatt by an 18-2 technical fall • Won eight consecutive bouts early in the season • Tied for second on the team with best EWL record (7-2), had the most decision victories (12), was second with major decision wins (8) and tied for second in technical falls (2) • Earned seven pins for the season • Had three wins over ranked opponents and was second on the team in near-fall points (53) • Went 12-3 in dual meets for the year, earning 47 dual points to his opponents’ nine • Started every dual match for the team at 125 pounds

At West Virginia in 2009-10: • Started every dual meet at 125 pounds except the Sprawl and Brawl • Earned an impressive 16-10 overall record • Went 5-1 in the EWL and 7-4 overall in dual matches

Shane Young • Doubled his opponents’ points in dual matches, 26-13 • Had an incredible 41 takedowns for the year, second-best for the team • Earned three victories by pin • Came in second place at the Washington & Jefferson College Open, falling only to Ryan Link of Pitt-Johnstown • Pinned Duquesne’s Taylor Wilde in 47 seconds • Achieved a second-place finish at the EWL Championships, defeating Ronald Butler of Cleveland State and No. 8 Eric Morrill of Edinboro for the second time of the season • Participated at the NCAA Championships, falling to Frank Lomas of CalState Bakersfield and Garrett Frey of Princeton

Prep: • Four-year letterwinner at Penn Trafford High under coach Larry Hohman • Three-time state champion • Three-time WPIAL champion • 2009 Tribune-Review Wrestler of the Year • Two-time captain • Went 44-0 as a junior at the 112-pound division • 2008 Junior Nationals Freestyle All-American • Named to the 2008 ASICS Honorable Mention All-America Wrestling Team for the second time and earned the Greensburg Tribune-Review Wrestler of the Year award • Finished runner-up at the USA Northeast Regional in 2008 • Won the Eastern Area Invitational and Westmoreland County Tournament • Tabbed the 14th-best recruit nationally by InterMat • Registered a 46-0 overall mark as a sophomore at 103 pounds • Placed first in sectionals, regionals and at states • Won five tournaments, including King of the Mountain, the POWERade Tournament and the Westmoreland County Tournament • Was selected to the 2007 ASICS Honorable Mention All-America Wrestling Team • Finished the season ranked third among all weight classes and second among all sophomores by InterMat

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Personal: • Son of Mike and Denise Young • Birthday is Sept. 11 • Has one brother • Majoring in physical education teacher education

Young’s Career Statistics Year

W

L

Dual

EWL Falls EWLs NCAA

2010 16 10 7-4 5-1 3 2-1 0-2 2011 28 10 12-3 7-2 7 2-1 0-2 2012 24 8 10-3 4-2 6 2-1 1-2 Totals 68 28 29-10 16-5 16

6-3

1-6

Nathan Pennesi 5-7 | 133 | Junior Latrobe, Pa.

At West Virginia in 2011-12: • Finished the season with a team-high 29 wins and just 10 losses • Was recognized as a team captain and won the Coaches Award • Competed at 141 pounds prior to moving to 133 pounds on Jan. 6 against Maryland • Earned his second consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships • Lost close decision’s to Navy’s Aaron Kalil and Boise State’s Brian Owen at the national tournament • Ranked as high as No. 19 throughout the season • Had a team-high 123 dual points and allowed just 45 dual points against • Led the team with 54 near-fall points • Also converted 24 takedowns during the dual meet season • Team leader with four wins by technical fall and 12 wins by major decision • Had one win over a ranked opponent • Had a 9-4 record in dual meets and a 4-2 mark in EWL dual meets • Placed third at the EWL Championships, with his lone loss coming to A.J. Schopp of Edinboro • Began the season by winning 10 straight and 19 of his first 21 matches • Placed fifth at the Reno Tournament Champions • Also placed first at the Navy Classic and the Washington & Jefferson Tournament • Had a major decision against Nick Flannery of Cleveland State • Dropped a decision to national champion Kellen Russell of Michigan at the Reno Tournament of Champions

At West Virginia in 2010-11: • Earned a 24-8 record, second-best on the team • Participated at the NCAA Championships, losing close matches to No. 16 Jordan Keller of Oklahoma and No. 9 Scotti Sentes of Central Michigan • Came in second place at the EWL Championships, losing a close match to Eric Morrill of Edinboro in the championship match • Ranked as high as No. 12 during the year • Started every match for the team at 133 pounds • Led the team with the most near-fall points (101), major decision wins (11) and tech falls (3) • Had the second-best dual record (13-2), winning streak (10), takedowns (57) and tied for second for EWL record (7-2) • Won six consecutive matches in league play • Earned 44 dual points to his opponents’ six • Beat two ranked opponents in No. 8 Kelly Kubec of Oregon State and No. 32 John Trumbetti of Lock Haven • Faced 10 ranked opponents during the year, tied for second-most on team • Came in second at the Reno Tournament of Champions, falling to No. 2

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Nathan Pennesi Andrew Hochstrasser of Boise State in the final • Advanced the farthest for the team at the Las Vegas Invitational, reaching the fourth round of wrestlebacks • Named EWL Wrestler of the Week on Dec. 20 following the event • Placed second at the Washington and Jefferson College Open • Won his first 10 matches of the year

At West Virginia in 2009-10: • Redshirted

Prep: • Wrestled at Greater Latrobe High under coach Marc Billett • Finished career with a 140-25 mark, one win short of the school’s wins record • Two-year captain • Member of the WPIAL Dapper Dan All-Star Team • Won the 2008 POWERade and King of the Mountain Tournaments • Three-time state qualifier • Runner-up at the 2009 PIAA State Tournament • 2007 sectional champion • National Honor Society member

Personal: • Son of Richard, a former WVU wrestler, and Michele Pennesi • Birthday is Dec. 12 • Has one sister • Majoring in engineering • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Pennesi’s Career Statistics Year W L Dual EWL 2010 Redshirted 2011 24 8 13-2 7-2 2012 29 10 9-4 4-2 Totals 53 18 22-6 11-4

2012-13 Wrestling

Falls EWLs NCAA 0 0 0

1-1 2-1 3-2

0-2 0-2 0-4

Anthony Chicuto 5-3 | 133 | Junior Westminster, Md.

• Three-year letterman • Also competed in lacrosse, lettering two years and serving as a team captain for one

At West Virginia in 2011-12:

Personal:

• Provided depth at 141 pounds • Compiled a 1-2 record • Competed unattached at the Washington & Jefferson Tournament • Teched Penn State-Fayette’s Mhye Brown

• Son of Hank Schiff and Megan Morgan • Majoring in criminology • An only child • Birthday is July 6

Schiff’s Career Statistics

At West Virginia in 2010-11:

Year W L Dual EWL Falls EWLs NCAA 2010 Redshirted 2011 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 2012 1 2 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 -

• Earned a 2-4 overall mark • Competed at the Washington & Jefferson College Open and the Navy Classic • Went 2-2 at the W&J Open, defeating Mount Union’s Riki Reynolds and unattached Victor Lipari by fall • Lost to Buffalo’s Justin Farmer and Thiel’s Cory Brown • At the Navy Classic, fell to Franklin & Marshall’s Jake Bucha and Navy’s Justio Flamio

Totals 1

2

0-0 0

0-0

-

Michael Bennett 5-8 | 149 | Sophomore Fairfax, Va.

At West Virginia in 2009-10: • Redshirted

At West Virginia in 2011-12:

Prep:

• Compiled a 3-4 record • Competed at the Washington & Jefferson Tournament and the Navy Classic • Placed fourth at the Washington & Jefferson Tournament after he posted wins over Penn State Greater-Allegheny’s Matt Lago and Pitt-Johnstown’s Nathan Link

• Wrestled at Westminster High under coach Sam Gardner • Three-time state qualifier • Had a 95-41 career record • Garnered second team all-county honors twice • Was tabbed freshman of the year

Personal:

At West Virginia in 2010-11:

• Son of James and Donna Chicuto • Birthday is May 1 • Has three sisters • Majoring in engineering • Garrett Ford Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll

• Redshirted

Prep: • Coached by Bryan Hazard at Robinson Secondary High • Member of the national team • Took third place at state championships

Chicuto’s Career Statistics Year W L Dual EWL Falls EWLs NCAA 2010 Redshirted 2011 2 4 0-0 0-0 2 0-0 2012 1 2 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Totals 3

0-0

6

0-0

0-0 2

0-0

-

Personal: • Son of Marcia Bennett • Birthday is Oct. 23 • Majoring in sport and exercise psychology

Bennett’s Career Statistics

Joseph Schiff

Year

5-6 | 141 | Junior Buckhannon, W. Va.

At West Virginia in 2011-12:

W

• Finished with a 1-2 ledger • Proved to be a valuable asset in the wrestling room

EWL

Falls EWLs NCAA 0-0 0-0 -

5-10 | 157 | Junior South Plainfield, N.J.

At West Virginia in 2011-12:

• Did not compete in varsity action • Gained valuable experience in practice room and provided support for the team

• Competed in the Reno Tournament of Champions • Went 0-2 • Added valuable depth at 157 pounds

At West Virginia in 2009-10: • Redshirted

• Coached by J.P. Tenny at Buckhannon-Upshur High

Dual

Nicholas Vallone

At West Virginia in 2010-11:

Prep:

L

2011 Redshirted 2012 3 4 0-0 0-0 0 Totals 3 4 0-0 0-0 0

At West Virginia in 2010-11: • Earned an 8-5 record • Came in third at the Washington & Jefferson College Open, going 6-1

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and defeating opponents from West Liberty, Lake Erie, Mt. Union and Pitt-Johnstown • Finished the Navy Classic in sixth place after going 2-3 with wins over Sean Tippen of Franklin & Marshall and Bloomsburg’s Bryce Busher • Defeated by Busher in the fifth-place match by a close 3-2 score • Earned a start at 165 pounds at the Sprawl & Brawl tournament against Penn State’s No. 12 Jake Kemerer, losing by a 10-3 decision • Won six straight matches between the W&J and Navy tournaments • Had one major decision win | 18 near-fall points and 16 takedowns • Also earned three falls, the fastest coming in 58 seconds against Mt. Union’s Joe Spooner

Prep:

At West Virginia in 2009-10:

Yeatman’s Career Statistics

• Redshirted

Year

• Wrestled at Archbishop Spalding High for coach Mike Laidley • Finished career with 128 wins • Was a two-year captain • All-county in 2009 • Two-time state place-winner • Took second in 2009 and fifth as a junior

Personal:

• Son of Donald and Michele Yeatman • Birthday is Dec. 17 • Has one brother • Majoring in English

W

L

Prep: • Wrestled at South Plainfield High under coach Kevin McCann • Named one of three 152-pound 2009 GMCWCA all-star wrestlers • Also selected to the all-conference team in 2009 • Was the 2008 and 2009 Region 3 champion • Earned eighth place at the 2008 New Jersey state wrestling tournament

EWL

Falls EWLs NCAA 0-0 0-0 0-0

Philip Mandzik 6-0 | HWT | Senior Bradenton, Fla.

Personal: • Son of Michael and Diane Vallone • Birthday is April 22 • Has one sister • Majoring in criminology and investigations

At West Virginia in 2011-12: • Redshirted

At West Virginia in 2010-11:

Vallone’s Career Statistics Year

Dual

2010 Redshirted 2011 3 4 0-0 0-0 0 2012 3 1 0-0 0-0 0 Totals 6 5 0-0 0-0 0

W

L

Dual

EWL

• Earned a 10-18 record • Came in sixth at the EWL Championships, medically forfeiting the final two bouts

Falls EWLs NCAA

2010 Redshirted 2011 8 5 0-1 0-0 3 2012 0 2 0-0 0-0 0 Totals 8 7 0-1 0-0 3

0-0 0-0 0-0

-

• Went 3-4 in the EWL

Jeffrey Yeatman 5-9 | 165 | Junior Annapolis, Md.

At West Virginia in 2011-12: • Had a 3-1 mark • Competed unattached at the Washington & Jefferson Tournament • At the Washington & Jefferson Tournament, collected a 17-3 major decision over teammate Nicholas Taylor, a decision over teammate Greg Thurston and a decision over Mercyhurt’s Austin Roland

At West Virginia in 2010-11: • Earned a 3-4 mark • Competed at the Washington & Jefferson College Open and the Navy Classic • At W&J Open, defeated West Liberty’s Ike Emery before falling to Delaware Valley’s Dale Fava and Pitt-Johnstown’s Zach Lundgren • At Navy Classic, beat Campbell’s Joe Caudill and Bloomsburg’s Sam Shirey and fell to Bloomsburg’s Chris Smith and Navy’s Johnny Watson

At West Virginia in 2009-10: • Redshirted

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• Had eight decision wins for the season • Achieved a 3-2 mark at the Washington & Jefferson College Open, defeating opponents from Seton Hill, Pitt-Johnstown and Spry • Faced four ranked opponents during the year, including two in the top 10 • Started all but one dual meet at heavyweight • Lost a 4-0 decision to No. 17-ranked Jeremy Johnson of Ohio • Beat Clarion’s Quintas McCorkle twice during the year • Also defeated Cleveland State’s Chris Weber • Went 1-2 at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, beating Brown’s Tyler Cowman by a 10-3 score • Had one major decision win and 25 takedowns for the year

• Started every match for the team at 141-pounds • Earned a 7-3 mark in league play and 9-6 dual record • Outscored dual opponents 39-24 • Had the fifth-best mark on the team for number of wins (18) and thirdbest spot for major decisions (6) • Came in fifth with four victories at the Washington & Jefferson College Open, the first tournament of his WVU career • Faced eight ranked opponents on year • Won six consecutive matches early in the year • Had two wins over Big Ten opponents John Deneen (Illinois) and Joel Trombly (Michigan State) • Had six major decision wins, 26 near-fall points and 43 takedowns for the year • Also won four matches by fall, the fastest being in 0:57 over Adam Householder of Thiel College

Prep:

• Previously attended Iowa Central Community College • Helped team to become Iowa Central team champs in 2009 and 2010 • Coached by Andy Guglimini at Manatee High • Two-time state place winner

Prep: • Coached by Dan O’Cone at Brick Memorial High • Coached by Vinnie Santaniello of the Sure Thing Wrestling Club • Four-year starter, ending career 134-12 • As a sophomore, earned fourth place at state championships • State champion as a junior • Second-place finish as a senior

Personal: • Son of Tom and Nancy Mandzik • Has one sister • Majoring in sociology • Birthday is Mar. 26

Mandzik’s Career Statistics Year

W

L

Dual

Personal: EWL

Falls EWLs NCAA

2011 10 18 3-11 3-4 0 2012 Redshirted Totals 10 18 3-11 3-4 0

1-1

-

1-1

-

• Son of Ralph and Blanca Morales • Birthday is June 13 • Enrolled in sociology and anthropology • Has one brother

Morales’ Career Statistics

Michael Morales

Year

5-6 | 141 | Junior Brick, NJ

At West Virginia in 2011-12:

W

L

Dual

EWL

Falls EWLs NCAA

2011 18 11 9-6 7-3 4 2012 18 4 8-2 5-1 8 Totals 36 15 17-8 12-4 12

• Finished the season with a 18-4 record • Qualified for the NCAA Championships for the first time in his career • Lost to eventual national-runner up Montell Marion of Iowa in a tightly contested match in the first round of the national

3-1 3-0 6-1

0-2 0-2

Brutus Scheffel

5-7 | 149 | Sophomore Oakland, Md.

At West Virginia in 2011-12:

tournament • Won the first EWL title of his career, taking a 7-6 decision from Edinboro’s Mitchell Port in the finals • Ranked as high as No. 26 throughout the season • Entered the starting lineup on Jan. 6 vs. Maryland • Posted an 8-2 record in all dual meets • Had a 5-1 mark in EWL dual meets • Tied for second on the team with eight wins by fall • Also had three wins by major decision and one by technical fall • Accumulated 53 dual points for and 32 against • Pinned Brian Gibbs of Michigan State at 3:20 • Won by fall against Pitt’s Travis Shaffer at 2:11 • Pinned Darrin Boing of Ohio at 2:28 • Won by fall against Cleveland State’s Josh Palivoda at 4:47

• Finished his first season of competition with an 18-15 record • Placed sixth at the EWL Championships • Placed third at the Navy Classic and sixth at the Washington & Jefferson Tournament • Competed at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational and the Reno Tournament of Champions • Had a 6-6 record in dual meets, including a 2-4 mark in EWL dual meets • Accrued 73 dual points for and had 85 dual points against • Converted 21 takedowns in dual meets • Four wins of his 18 came by major decision • Won a marquee 9-6 decision against Michigan State’s Dan Osterman, who was ranked No. 23

At West Virginia in 2010-11:

• Redshirt season • Gained valuable experience in the practice room

• Made a smooth transition from high school with an 18-11 record as a true freshman • Named to the Amateur Wrestling News’ All-Rookie team • Came in third at the EWL Championships, beating three opponents and falling only to No. 14 Matt Bonson of Lock Haven by a 6-5 decision in the second round

At West Virginia in 2010-11:

Prep: • Coached by Dave Taylor at Southern Garrett High • Four-time Maryland state champion • Three-year team captain

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Brutus Scheffel

Ross Renzi

Personal:

Dominic Prezzia

• Son of George and Anita Scheffel • Birthday is Nov. 30 • Has one brother and three sisters • Majoring in sociology and anthropology

5-8 | 157 | Sophomore St. Clairsville, Ohio

At West Virginia in 2011-12:

Scheffel’s Career Statistics Year

W

L

Dual

EWL

Falls EWLs NCAA

2011 Redshirted 2012 18 15 6-6 2-4 1 Totals 18 15 6-6 2-4 1

1-3 1-3

Ross Renzi

5-9 | 165 | Freshman Burke, Va.

At West Virginia in 2011-12:

-

• Had a 17-18 record • Began the season by winning his first seven matches • Placed first at the Washington & Jefferson Tournament and fifth at the Navy Classic • Also participated in the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational and the Reno Tournament of Champions • Won two matches by fall and four by major decision • Came in fifth place at the EWL Championships • Had a 3-10 mark in dual meets and an 0-6 record in EWL dual meets • Pinned Johns Hopkins’ Michael Rizzo at 1:03

Prep:

• Redshirted

• Was state runner-up at St. Clairsville High • Four-time state qualifier • Member of the Ohio National Team • OVAC All-Star Team

Prep: • Attended Lake Braddock High • Four-time district champion • Regional champion

Personal:

• Four-time state qualifier • Ranked No.1 in state before suffering knee injury

• Son of Paul and Jill Prezzia • One of three children • Birthday is Feb. 2 • Majoring in human nutrition and foods

Personal: • Son of Richard and Roberta Renzi • Has six brothers and five sisters • Birthday is Jan. 12 • Majoring in sports and exercise psychology

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Schiffbauer’s Career Statistics Year

W

2012 5 Totals 5

L

Dual

EWL

Falls EWLs NCAA

4 0-1 0-0 0 4 0-1 0-0 0

0-0 0-0

-

Roman Perryman 5-9 | 149 | Sophomore Springfield, Va.

At West Virginia in 2011-12: • Finished the season with a 3-4 mark • Earned a dual meet decision against Franklin & Marshall’s Andrew Murano • Also competed at the Navy Classic and the Washington & Jefferson Tournament

Prep: • Four-time state qualifier at Robinson Secondary School • Was a Virginia state champion • Also took second, third and fourth in previous state wrestling tournaments • Coached by Bryan Hazard, who wrestled at George Mason

Personal: • Son of Brian and Elaine Perryman • Has one sister and one brother • Birthday is March 26 • Majoring in sport and exercise psychology

Dominic Prezzia Prezzia’s Career Statistics Year

W

L

Perryman’s Career Statistics

Dual

EWL

Falls EWLs NCAA

2012 17 18 3-10 0-6 2 Totals 17 18 3-10 0-6 2

2-2 2-2

-

Year W 2012 3

L Dual EWL Falls EWLs NCAA 4 1-0 0-0 0 0-0 -

Totals 3

4

0-0

0-0 0

0-0

Jesse Schiffbauer

Christian Chirico

At West Virginia in 2011-12:

At West Virginia in 2011-12:

5-6 | 125 | Sophomore Morgantown, W. Va.

5-11 | 174 | Freshman Palmyra, Va.

• Finished the season with a 5-4 record • Competed in the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational • Also competed in the Washington & Jefferson Tournament and placed third • Had an 18-8 major decision against Mercyhurst Northeast’s Leon Little, a pin at 6:29 against Pitt-Johnstown’s Vitaliy Ivashchenko and a 17-2 technical fall against West Liberty’s Dillon Nolte at the Washington & Jefferson Tournament • Started at 133 pounds in the team’s dual meet against Penn State

Prep • Attended University High • 2011 West Virginia State Champion • Member of the West Virginia National Team • Finished seventh in the Junior Nationals

• Redshirted

Prep: • Team captain from 2008-10 at Fluranna County High • Third place finisher in Virginia state wrestling tournament • Two-time Region 2 place winner

Personal: • Son of Paul and Sandra Chirico • One of four children • Birthday is Dec. 5 • Majoring in petroleum and natural gas engineering • Garrett Ford Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll

Personal • Son of Mark and Lisa Schiffbauer • One of two children • Birthday is March 26 • Majoring in exercise physiology

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Tre Miller-Scott

Mark Colabucci

At West Virginia in 2011-12:

At West Virginia in 2011-12:

• Redshirted

• Redshirted

Prep:

Prep:

• Two-time state qualifier at Central Dauphin East High • First and second place finish at sectionals

• Attended Reservoir High • Coached by Ryan Kanaskie, who wrestled at Penn State

5-5 | 141 | Freshman Swatara, Pa.

5-11 | 174 | Freshman Laurel, Md.

• Also played football

• FloNationals All-American • Two-time 3A/4A Maryland state champion • Two-time 3A/4A Maryland regional champion

Personal: • Son of Todd Miller and Lisa Scott • Birthday is June 20 • One of two children • Majoring in exercise physiology

Personal: • Son of Kevin and Patricia Colabucci • Has two brothers • Birthday is Dec. 5 • Majoring in sport and exercise psychology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Tre Miller-Scott

Mark Colabucci

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Tyler White

5-6 | 149 | Sophomore Thurmont, Md.

At West Virginia in 2011-12: • Completed the year with a 3-3 record • Saw action at the Reno Tournament of Champions • Had wins against teammate Terrence Demery and Mercyhurst’s Tyler Berger at the Washington & Jefferson Tournament

Prep: • Coached by Bruce Cotterman at Walkersville High • Placed four times at the Maryland State Wrestling Tournament (fifth, fifth, fourth and second) • NHSCA Academic All-America • Three-year captain • Member of the Maryland National Freestyle/Greco Team

Personal: • Son of Chris and Laura White • Has two sisters and one brother • Birthday is Sept. 26 • Majoring in history and military science • Member of ROTC

White’s Career Statistics Year W 2012 3

L Dual EWL Falls EWLs NCAA 3 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 -

Totals 0

0

0-0

0-0 0

0-0

Nicholas Hylton

-

Terrence Demery

Nicholas Hylton

5-8 | 149 | Junior Nuremburg, Germany

5-10 | 197 | Junior Glen Daniel, W. Va.

At West Virginia in 2011-12:

At West Virginia in 2011-12:

•Finished with a 2-4 record •Competed at the Washington & Jefferson Tournament and the Navy Classic

• Finished the year with an 0-3 mark • Entered the starting lineup on Jan. 6 against Maryland • Season was cut short due to broken hand

At West Virginia in 2010-11: •Finished the season 1-2 overall

Prior to West Virginia (2009-2010)

Prep:

• Attended the United States Naval Academy • Was the NCWA National Champion at 197-pounds

•Coached by Keith Smith •161-20 overall record •Came in fourth place at state as a freshman •Second-place finish as a senior •Team captain junior and senior years

Prep: • Attended Liberty High • Two-time West Virginia State Champion • Three-time high school All-American • Four-time West Virginia State placer

Personal: •Son of Terrence and Gail Demery •Birthday is Sept. 23 •Has one brother and one sister •Father played baseball at Jarvis Christian College •Majoring in criminology and investigations •Aspires to work in the FBI

Personal • Son of Michael and Brenda Hylton • Has one sister • Birthday is Feb. 17 • Majoring in English • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Demery’s Career Statistics

Hylton’s Career Statistics Year W 2012 0

L Dual EWL Falls EWLs NCAA 3 0-3 0-2 0 0-0 -

Year W 2011 1 2012 2

L Dual EWL Falls EWLs NCAA 2 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 4 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 -

Totals 0

3

Totals 3

6

0-3

0-2 0

0-0

-

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0-0

0-0 0

0-0

-

Malik Taylor

Newcomers

5-8 | 157 | Freshman Chicago, Ill.

Matt Anti

At West Virginia in 2011-12: • Redshirted

5-8 | 141 | Freshman Fort Benning, Ga.

Prep:

Prep:

•Three-time all-state wrestler at Brother Rice High •Coached by Yan Murzyn (Northern Illinois)

• Attended Discovery Canyon • Coached by Sam Melendez

•Flo Nationals All-American •Freestyle & Greco-Roman State Champion •Disney Dual All-American •AAU Judo National Champion

Personal: • Son of Mike and Anne Anti • Father, who is the assistant rifle coach at Air Force, was an All-American in rifle at WVU, four-time Olympian and silver medalist at the 2004 Olympics • Has one brother • Birthday is Sept. 30 • Majoring in exercise physiology

Personal: •Son of Marcus and Rhonda Taylor •Has two brothers •Birthday is Feb. 27 •Majoring in exercise physiology

Trey Ayala

5-9 | 141 | Senior Libertyville, Ill.

Nicholas Taylor

Prep:

6-1 | 157 | Freshman Milesburg, Pa.

• Two-year captain at Libertyville High • Coached by Dale Eggert • Two-time most valuable wrestler • Three-year Team Illinois member • Placed fourth at the 2007 Junior Nationals

At West Virginia in 2011-12: • Redshirted

Prep: •Attended Bald Eagle Area High and was captain of wrestling team during his senior year •Coached by Steve Millward (West Virginia) •PIAA District 6 AAA runner-up •26-13 record as a senior in high school •Fifth place at Manheim Holiday Tournament

Personal: • Son of Amador and Roselma Ayala • Given name is Amador • Birthday is Jan. 8 • One of five children • Majoring in exercise physiology

Josef Baran

Personal: •Son of Doug and Marianne Taylor •Father was All-American wrestler at WVU •Also had two uncles that wrestled at WVU •Birthday is Sept. 16 •Majoring in civil engineering

5-9 | 174 | Freshman Baden, Pa.

Prep: • Attended Ambridge Area High • Coached by Ron Wilson

Personal: • Son of Joseph and Janine Baran • Has one brother • Birthday is April 1 • Majoring in exercise physiology

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Evan Berti

Landon Dean

Prep:

Prep:

• Attendend Brick Memorial • Coached by Dan O’Cane • Coached by Vinnie Santaniello of the Sure Thing Wrestling Club • Amassed a 75-10 career record • Two-time captain

• Attended Fauquier High • Coached by Doug Fisher • Two-time Evergreen district champion • 2011 regional runner-up • Two-time placewinner at Virginia state tournament (eighth in 2011, third in 2012)

5-8 | 141 | Freshman Brick, N.J.

5-8 | 174 | Freshman Warrenton, Va.

• Two-time state qualifier • Two-time district champion

Personal: • Son of Mike and Denise Dean • Has one sister • Birthday is April 30 • Majoring in landscape architecture

Personal: • Son of Anthony and Carol Berti • Has one brother • Birthday is July 21 • Majoring in physical education

Sean Fee

5-6 | 133 | Freshman Mentor, Ohio

Jared Browning 5-5 | 125 | Freshman Palm City, Fla.

Prep: • Attended Lake Catholic High • Coached by Jim Hyers • Two-time place winner at the Ohio state tournament (sixth in 2011, fifth in 2012) tournament

Prep: • Coached by former WVU wrestler Tom McMath at Jensen Beach High • 2011 Florida state champion • Three-time state finalist • Placed eighth at the Super 32 Challenge • Was named the Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers Wrestler of the Year as a junior • Also competed in cross country

Personal:

Personal: • Son of Gary and Kathleen Fee • One of four children • Birthday is Nov. 4 • Enrolled in general studies

• Son of Don and Laura Browning • One of six children • Birthday is April 29 • Majoring in physical education

Justin Gnieser

5-8 | 157 | Freshman Northport, N.Y.

Prep:

Gunner Cullison

• Attended Northport High • Coached by Al Cicio • Team captain

6-0 | 141 | Freshman Westminster, Md.

Prep: • Attended Winters Mill High • Was coached by John Lowe • Collected 116 wins during prep career • Placed sixth in Maryland state tournament in 2012 • Maryland National Team member • Named to Senior All-Star Team

Personal: • Son of Ray and Sue Gnieser • An only child • Birthday is April 20 • Majoring in business

Personal: • Son of Ron and Kelly Cullison • Has two brothers • Birthday is May 11 • Majoring in civil engineering

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Zane Heller

Joshua Huskey

Prep:

Prep:

• Attended Bethlehem Catholic High • Coached by Jeff Karam • Amassed a 113-36 career record • Three-time District 11 champ • Member of 2012 PIAA State champion team

• Attended Union Pines High • Coached by Chris Vondruska • Placed fourth at North Carolina state wrestling tournament in 2012

5-5 | 125 | Freshman Slatedale, Pa.

5-11 | 197 | Freshman Vass, N.C.

Personal:

Personal:

• Son of Lonnie and Tina Huskey • Has one brother • Birthday is Dec. 1 • Majoring in mechanical engineering

• Son of Kenneth and Colleen Gillespie • One of five children • Birthday is May 12 • Majoring in sport management

Tom Kizer

Mike Hess

5-9 | 165 | Junior Richmond, Va.

5-8 | 149 | Freshman Palm City, Fla.

Prep:

Prep: • Coached by former WVU wrestler Tom McMath at Jensen Beach High • Had a 179-8 record, including 106 career pins • Two-time all-area wrestler of the year • Four-time placewinner at the Florida state tournament (third, second, third, second) • Placed sixth nationally at the 2011 Super 32 Challenge

Personal:

• Attended Hermitage High • Was coached by Dalton and Geoff Head • Team captain • Amassed 126 wins during prep career • Virginia national team member

Personal: • Son of Wade and Jane Kizer • One of three children • Birthday is October 16 • Majoring in psychology

• Son of Mike and Gina Hess • Has one brother • Birthday is May 30 • Enrolled in general studies

Noah Horst

5-8 | 174 | Sophomore Ceesport, Pa.

Prep: • Attended Schuylkill Valley High • Coached by Duane Maurer • Amassed a career record of 115-32 • Two-time PIAA District III champion • Two-time all-county • Two-time all-state

Personal: • Son of Peter and Gina Horst • One of five children • Birthday is Jan. 4 • Majoring in acting

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Jason Luster

Andrew McCalla

Prep:

Prep:

• Attended Pittsburgh Central Catholic • Was coached by Sonny Abe • Ranked as the 41st-best wrestler overall, 14th-best wrestler in the country in his weight class and the third-best wrestler in the state of Pennsylvania at

• Attended Hoopeston Area High • Coached by Troy Hatton

5-7 | 157 | Freshman Pittsburgh, Pa.

5-10 | 197 | Junior Hoopeston, Ill.

that weight by InterMat • Compiled a 37-2 overall record and placed second in the PIAA state wrestling tournament in 2011 • Placed first in the Ironman tournament • Placed first in the Beast of the East tournament • Placed first at the prep nationals

Personal: • Son of James McCalla and Mardenna Bouvois • Has one brother • Birthday is Dec. 23 • Majoring in electrical engineering

Andrew Nelson

5-11 | 165 | Freshman Boonton Township, N.J.

Personal: • Son of Eric and Dawn Luster • Has two sisters and one brother • Birthday is Jan. 9 • Majoring in athletic coaching education

Prep: • Attended Mountain Lakes High • Coached by Matt Stanzione and Tommy Doerr • Amassed a 74-35 career record, including 31-9 mark as a senior • All-country third team • All-conference first team • District runner-up • State qualifier • Placed first at the East Coast National Club Duals with Team Olympic

Personal: • Son of William and Valerie Nelson • Has three brothers • Birthday is Aug. 14 • Majoring in exercise physiology

Chris Nelson

5-11 | 197 | Freshman Sophia, W.Va.

Prep: • Attended Independence High • Coached by Cliff Warden • Amassed a 137-43 career record, including a total of 52 tech falls • Had a 37-4 record as a senior • Placed third at 2012 West Virginia state tournament • Four-time state qualifier • Team captain for three years • Led team to a runner-up finish at 2012 West Virginia state tournament

Jason Luster

Personal: • Son of Dirk Snuffer and Kassie Nelson-Jones • One of three children • Birthday is Sept. 16 • Majoring in political science

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Nae Paugh II

Personal:

5-8 | 174 | Freshman Romney, W.Va.

Prep: • Attended Hampshire High • Coached by Ed Hardinger • Three-year team captain • West Virginia AAA state qualifier • NHSCA All-American • First wrestler from Hampshire High to

• Son of Wayne and Michelle Purnell • Has one sister • Is the cousin of former WVU football player Lovett Purnell, who was selected in the seventh round of the NFL draft • Birthday is April 7 • Majoring in journalism

Steven Quinn

5-7 | 141 | Freshman West Chester, Pa.

wrestle at collegiate level

Personal:

Prep:

• Son of Nae Paugh Jr. and Laurie Paugh • Has one sister • Birthday is Feb. 28 • Majoring in sport and exercise psychology

• Attended West Chester Rustin High • Coached by Tony Fabri • Two-time AAA state qualifier

Personal: • Son of Terry and Lynne Quinn

Dink Purnell

• Has one sister • Birthday is Sept. 30 • Majoring in business

5-11, HWT | Freshman Wilmington, Del.

Prep: • Attended A.I. DuPont High • Coached by Robert Weaver • Team captain • Two-time Delaware state champion • 2012 FloNational champion • 2011 Beast of the East runner-up • Amassed a 110-10 career record • Placed third at the 2010 Super 32 Challenge

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Bubba Scheffel

Cory Stainbrook

Virginia Tech (2011-12)

Prep:

• Redshirted

• Attended Walsh Jesuit High • Coached by Bill Barger • Four-time placewinner at the OHSAA state wrestling tournament (sixth, third, second, second) • Placed third at the 2010 Ironman tourna-

5-11 | 174 | Freshman Oakland, Md.

5-7 | 133 | Freshman Streetsboro, Ohio

Prep: • Wrestled for coach Dave Taylor at Southern Garrett • Rated No. 56 nationally by InterMat • A three-time Maryland state champion • Also a three-time Mount Mat Madness champ • Won the 160-pound class at the NHSCA Junior Nationals in 2010 and the runner-up at the Senior Nationals • Went a combined 83-0 his sophomore and junior seasons • Recorded the most wins in Maryland history (167-4) • The 2010 Maryland Wrestler of the Year • Also played football and baseball, earning all-area honors in both sports

Personal:

ment • Placed third at the Powerade Christmas Wrestling tournament • Placed second at FloNationals • Participated in the Disney Duals

Personal: • Son of Tom and Tammy Stainbrook • Has one brother • Birthday is Feb. 19 • Majoring in sport and exercise psychology

• Son of George and Evelyn Scheffel • Brother, Brutus, is also a member of the team • Given name is Jakob • Has one brother and three sisters • Birthday is Oct. 1 • Majoring in civil engineering

Daniel Suite 5-6 | 125 Sophomore Clay, W.Va.

Prep: • Attended Clay County High • Coached by Brian Collins • 2011 West Virginia state champion at 119 pounds • Amassed a 46-0 record during his senior year • Two-time West Virginia state finalist

Personal: • Son of Daniel and Lori Suite • An only child • Birthday is Aug. 30 • Majoring in geography

Andrew Sutherland 5-8 | 149 | Freshman Alexandria, Va.

Prep: • Attended West Potomac High • Coached by Mike Cummings • Two-time all-district • Placed first at the 2012 George Mason Winter Classic

Personal:

Bubba Scheffel

• Son of David and Bonnie Sutherland • Has one brother • Birthday is Nov. 14 • Enrolled in general studies

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Gage Swartz

A.J. Vizcarrondo

5-6 | 141 Sophomore Winchester, Va.

6-1 | 197 | Freshman Philadelphia, Pa.

Prep:

Prep:

• Attended Wyoming Seminary College Prep • Coached by Scott Green • Ranked as the 89th-best wrestler overall and fifth-best wrestler in the country in his weight class by WRESTLING USA MAGAZINE • Placed second in consecutive years at the

• Attended James Wood High • Coached by Chris Haines • 2010 Virginia state champion • Three-time district champion • Two-time region champion • Placed third at the 2008 Virginia state wrestling tournament • NHSCA All-American

national preps • Was the NHSCA national champion as a sophomore • Finished third at the 2010 Beast of the East tournament • Placed sixth at the 2010 ASICS Junior Nationals • ASICS Fargo Junior Greco All-American

Personal: • Son of Terry and Katrina Swartz • An only child • Birthday is Jan. 25 • Majoring in exercise physiology

Personal: • Son of Anthony and Elsie Vizcarrondo • Has three brothers • Birthday is Sept. 26 • Enrolled in general studies

Mark Thomas 5-6 | 133 Sophomore Winchester, Va.

Prep: • Attended James Wood High • Coached by Greg Walker

Personal: • Son of Mark Thomas and April Johnson • An only child • Birthday is Dec. 29 • Majoring in biology

Greg Thurston 6-2 | 165 Sophomore West Chester, Pa.

Prep: • Attended West Chester Rustin High • Coached by Tony Fabri

Personal: • Son of David and Catherine Thurston • Is one of four children • Birthday is April 22 • Majoring in electrical engineering

A.J. Vizcarrondo

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Timothy Wheeling

Gunnar Wilt

Prep:

Prep:

5-11 | 157 | Freshman Erie, Pa.

5-8 | 149 | Freshman Charlestown, W.Va.

• Attended General McLane High • Coached by Ryan Cook • Placed seventh at the 2012 PIAA wrestling tournament • Three-year team captain • Was given high school’s most outstanding wrestler award • Three-time state qualifier • Three-time member of Pennsylvania first team all-academic team

Personal: • Son of Michael and Theresa Wheeling • Has one sister • Birthday is Feb. 25 • Majoring in engineering

• Attended Washington High • Coached by former WVU wrestler Cody Gustines • Amassed over 100 wins during prep career • Three-time state qualifier • Won one regional title and placed second twice

Personal: • Son of Chris and Christine Wilt • Has one sister • Majoring in computer science science

2012-13 West Virginia Mountaineers

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2012-13 Season Preview 56................................................. Season Outlook 57........................................ Weight Class Preview 60............................................................Schedule 60........................................................ Quick Facts 61.......................................Opponent Information

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2012-13 Season Preview The Mountaineers Return Five Starters This Year Looking Back The 2011-12 season was one filled with many successes for the Mountaineers, as they finished the dual meet schedule with a 9-4 overall record and 4-2 mark in the Eastern Wrestling League. In addition, six grapplers qualified for the NCAA Championships held in St. Louis, including returners Shane Young (125), Nathan Pennesi (133), Michael Morales (141) and Lance Bryson (174). Also qualifying for the national tournament were seniors Brandon Williamson (HWT) and Matt Ryan (184), who finished his career third on the program’s all-time pins list with 23 wins by fall.

Lastly, Morales, Ryan and Williamson became the 37th, 38th and 39th wrestlers in WVU history to win EWL crowns, respectively.

ships with the Big 12 Dual Meets in Stillwater, Okla.

Stiff Competition

West Virginia returns five wrestlers from last year’s lineup that placed third at the EWL Championships. Senior Shane Young, junior Nathan Pennesi, sophomore Brutus Scheffel, sophomore Dominic Prezzia and junior Lance Bryson will provide the Mountaineers with match experience. Junior Colin Johnston returns, after missing the previous two seasons due to injury. In addition, the Mountaineers will have a NCAA qualifier Michael Morales, who is expected to redshirt, to add depth at 141 pounds.

This season, West Virginia’s schedule features four open tournaments and 16 dual meets, with five dual meets at home. Of the 16 dual meets, seven are against opponents that finished the season in the 2011-12 NWCA/ USA Today Division I wrestling rankings (Penn State, Pitt, Edinboro, Oklahoma State twice, and Oklahoma twice). Tournament action on the schedule includes the annual stops at nationally renowned events – the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational and Reno Tournament of Champions – as well as the Navy Classic and the Wolfpack Open. The Mountaineers conclude their dual meet schedule one day prior to the Big 12 Champion-

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Top Returners

Strong Additions For the 2012-13 season, West Virginia brings in one of its strongest recruiting classes in program history. Seven talented freshmen, along with Virginia Tech transfer Bubba Scheffel, look to make an immediate impact in the Mountaineers’ lineup. Scheffel, who is the younger brother of Brutus Scheffel, was the 2010 Maryland Wrestler of the Year, was a three-time Maryland state champion and recorded the most wins in Maryland history, including an 83-0 mark during his sophomore and junior seasons. In addition, Scheffel was a three-time Mount Mat Madness champ, won the 160-pound class at the NHSCA Junior Nationals and was rated No. 56 nationally by InterMat. Dink Purnell, who is the cousin of former WVU football player Lovett Purnell, compiled a 110-10 career record, was a two-time Delaware state champion, placed third at the 2010 Super 32 Challenge and was a two-time placer at the renowned Beast of the East tournament. At the 2012 FloNationals, Purnell was the champion of the 285-pound weight class. Jason Luster, who competed at Pittsburgh Central Catholic High under highly respected high school coach Sonny Abe, is ranked as the 41st-best wrestler overall, 14th-best wrestler in the country in his weight class and the thirdbest wrestler in the state of Pennsylvania in his weight class. During his junior year, Luster compiled a 37-2 overall record and placed second in the PIAA state wrestling tournament. Luster placed first at the 2010 Best of the East tournament and the 2010 Ironman tournament. A.J. Vizcarrondo, who competed in the 220-pound weight class during his prep career, is ranked as the 89th-best wrestler overall and fifth-best wrestler in the country in his weight class by WRESTLING USA MAGAZINE. Vizcarrondo placed second in consecutive years at

the national preps, was the NHSCA national champion as a sophomore, finished third at the 2010 Beast of the East tournament and sixth and at the 2010 ASICS Junior Nationals. Jared Browning, who won a state title at 119 pounds, has also placed third and second twice during his prep career. At the Super 32 tournament, Browning finished eighth out of 182 wrestlers. Browning was named the Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers Wrestler of the Year as a junior. Mike Hess, who was a high school teammate of Browning, comes as a four-time place winner (third, second, third, second) at the state level in Florida, as well as being a fourtime regional champion. Hess sports a 172-9 career record with 106 of his wins coming by fall. In 2011, Hess placed sixth in the nationally renowned Super 32 tournament. Cory Stainbrook will join the roster as a four-time place winner at the state level in Ohio. In addition, Stainbrook has also finished third at the 2010 Ironman tournament, third at the Powerade Christmas Wrestling tournament, second at FloNationals and participated in the Disney Duals. Rounding out the group is Zach Cullison. During his prep career, Cullison was a two-time Maryland state champion at 132 pounds and had a 138-8 record.

Big 12 Wrestling West Virginia became official members of the Big 12 Conference on July 1, 2012. In doing so, the Mountaineers joined one of the nation’s elite wrestling conferences. In total, the four Big 12 schools that sponsor wrestling have combined for 49 team national titles, 271 individual national titles and 1,038 All-Americans – numbers rivaled by no other conference.

Thirty-Five Years and Counting For the 35th season and counting, a familiar face leads the charge for West Virginia. Coach Craig Turnbull, who has amassed 274 dual meet victories during the course of his career, is the seventh-winningest active coach in the NCAA and has been at the helm for 26 of the program’s 29 All-Americans, 42 EWL champions and more than 160 NCAA Championships qualifiers. Furthermore, Turnbull has guided WVU to six EWL conference titles as well as 12 top-25 finishes at the NCAA Championships.

Beauty and the Beast After its highly successful debut during the 2010-11 season, West Virginia again will partici-

Michael Morales pate in a “Beauty and the Beast” promotion. Scheduled to take place on Feb. 10, the Mountaineers will take on Ohio, while the gymnastics team will square off against Iowa State. In its inaugural showing, 3,206 fans attended, as the Mountaineers took on Michigan State in wrestling and gymnastics.

125 Probable Starter: Shane Young Three-time NCAA qualifier Shane Young finished the 2011-12 season with a 24-8 overall mark and an impressive 10-3 mark in dual meets. Young enters the 2012-13 season with a 68-28 career record, including 16 wins by fall. “We are very, very solid at 125. We felt Shane had an opportunity to place in the national tournament each year from his freshman year to his junior year. In the end, experience is very critical, and he has three years of experience under his belt and there has been incremental progress in every aspect of his wrestling.

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We would like to think that he can be one of those guys that bring it all together during his senior year – that is something that wouldn’t be out of the question for Shane.”

133 Probable Starter: Colin Johnston After missing the previous two seasons due to injury, Johnston returns to his familiar spot in the lineup with aspirations of returning to the form that saw him post a 21-4 record during the 200910 season. Johnston has a 30-13 career record. “Colin Johnston is in an unusual spot in that he has been out the past two years with two different shoulder injuries. It is really hard to predict how much of an adjustment period there is going to be. The beginning of the year will be very important for him, but I do not see that adjustment taking long. When analyzing his career, he was on a very nice pace. He is one of a handful of people that may be able to compete for placement and more at the NCAA Championships.”

Nathan Pennesi 141 Probable Starter: Nathan Pennesi After beginning the season as a 141 pounder, Pennesi made the move to 133 following an injury to Colin Johnston. Prior to the move, Pennesi posted a 19-4 record at 141 pounds. The Latrobe, Pa., native earned a trip to the NCAA Championships and led the Mountaineers in dual points for, nearfall points, technical falls and major decisions. “Nathan Pennesi comes back to us at 141 pounds. His career has had a nice pace, and he is moving towards that elite category. He also has the character that is needed to be a great wrestler. Last year was exceptional for him. He showed his commitment to the program, after he began the year as a 141 pounder and had to make the move to 133 pounds during a twoweek period in January.

149 Probable Starter: Brutus Scheffel Following an injury during his freshman year, Scheffel found himself essentially as a true freshman starting at the 149-pound spot. Despite his lack of experience, Scheffel performed admirably, as he finished the season with an 18-15 mark, including a marquee win over No. 23 Dan Osterman of Michigan State.

“Brutus did a very nice job for us last season, because he did not get a whole lot of experience in his first year in the program after he injured his ankle. He showed the ability to wrestle on a very good level to on the verge of an elite level in some matches last season. With that kind of year under his belt, we hope that he takes a step to the next level and can compete consistently at a quality level.

157 Probable Starter: Dominic Prezzia or Jason Luster Prezzia, who began the season by winning his first seven matches, completed the year with 17 wins and placed fifth at the EWL Championships. With a year of experience in hand, Prezzia looks to maintain his spot in the lineup. “Dominic is similar to Brutus in some ways in that he has shown some very good signs early, but like a lot of freshmen, having a consistent diet of challenging matches can take its toll on you. We really believe now with a year under his belt that we should see a real positive change. We expect him to compete with this schedule, almost to a point that it may surprise some.” Luster, who missed his senior year of prep wrestling due to shoulder surgery, joins the WVU roster with a large amount of prep success

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under his belt, which includes being ranked as the 41st-best wrestler overall, 14th-best wrestler in the country in his weight class and the third-best wrestler in the state of Pennsylvania in his weight class. “Jason is a very talented freshman - there is no question about that. Jason did not compete in his senior year of high school, but he is a winner. He has won most of the major tournaments in the country. He has competed against many of the top wrestlers in the country successfully. It is going to be fun to see him wrestle. He is very powerful. It will be interesting how both of these guys come out of the mix.”

165 Probable Starter: Ross Renzi Prior to injuring his knee during his senior year of his prep career, Renzi was a highly ranked wrestler from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Now, after a year of experience with the team, Renzi looks to be the starter at 165 pounds for the Mountaineers. “Ross caught our attention at the beginning of last season, and he has shown athleticism and the ability to do a lot of things. As the season went on, he started to benefit from his quality workout partners and started to gain some confidence. We believe that he can com-

pete very successfully, and he started to feel that last year as it went along. The thing that we don’t know with him is how he will respond to the grind of the season.”

174 Probable Starter: Bubba Scheffel Scheffel, who joins the Mountaineers after a redshirt year with Virginia Tech, looks to be the starter at 174 pounds. In high school, Scheffel was a highly-sought recruit that was named the 2010 Maryland Wrestler of the Year, was a three-time Maryland state champion and recorded the most wins in Maryland history, including an 83-0 mark during his sophomore and junior seasons. In addition, Scheffel was a three-time Mount Mat Madness champ, won the 160-pound class at the NHSCA Junior

Nationals and was rated No. 56 nationally by InterMat. “We’ve got the two Scheffels back together. He definitely has that type of swagger that is needed to accomplish your goals. He has impressed us with his athleticism. He impresses us with his maturity, and he has an inner arrogance that is needed to be successful. He has shown the work ethic that shows that he wants to be successful now and not later.”

184 Probable Starter: Lance Bryson Following two seasons spent on the sidelines after two separate shoulder surgeries, Bryson completed last season with a 25-16 record, including four wins over ranked opponents and his first-ever trip to the NCAA Championships.

“We really thought that Lance was exceptional last season after he basically didn’t practice for two seasons. He absolutely competed at a national level, and he was selected to compete at the NCAA Championships because of that. Lance is such an achiever in his life, and we expect he will be at a new level this season. With that year of experience, we are going to see that more offensive, aggressive and complete type of wrestling out of Lance that could put him on an elite level.”

197 Probable Starter: A.J. Vizcarrondo In a lineup that will be filled with talented underclassmen, Vizcarrondo looks to make an impact in his first season with WVU. During his prep career, Vizcarrondo was ranked as the 89thbest wrestler overall and fifth-best wrestler in the country in his weight class by WRESTLING USA MAGAZINE. Vizcarrondo placed second in consecutive years at the national preps, was the NHSCA national champion as a sophomore, finished third at the 2010 Beast of the East tournament and sixth at the 2010 ASICS Junior Nationals. “We have a very talented freshman in A.J. Vizcarrondo, who competed at a prep school that went where all the top competition was. He comes in with more seasoning than many of our top freshmen. As a true freshman, there are many unknowns, but he shows great work ethic and great desire to be good. We’ve been pleased with what we have seen thus far from him.”

HWT Probable Starter: Phil Mandzik or Dink Purnell With highly successful heavyweight Brandon Williamson having finished his career, the Mountaineers need to fill a large void in the lineup with either experienced senior Phil Mandzik or true freshman Dink Purnell. During the 2010-11 season, Mandzik tallied 10 wins. Purnell comes to WVU as a standout prep wrestler that compiled a 110-10 career record, was a two-time Delaware state champion, placed third at the 2010 Super 32 Challenge and was a two-time placer at the renowned Beast of the East tournament. At the 2012 FloNationals, Purnell was the champion of the 285-pound weight class. “Nobody is going to outwork Phil. He is going to put more effort out than most people that we have. He has shown in open tournaments in the last year that he can compete at this level. Dink, on the other hand, is a very young freshman that just recently turned 18. He is very confident. He is very talented and very athletic. We know that he has a chance to be very successful. Who wins this spot will be interesting.”

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2012-13 Schedule Date Opponent Time/Result Nov 04

vs. Johns Hopkins (College Park, Md.)

W, 43-0

Nov 04

at Maryland

L, 10-24

Nov 11

at Wolfpack Open (Raleigh, N.C.)

Results

Nov 17

at Navy Classic (Annapolis, Md.)

Results

Nov 18

Penn State

L, 3-44

Nov 30

at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Las Vegas, Nev.)

All Day

Dec 01

at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Las Vegas, Nev.)

All Day

Dec 16

at Reno Tournament of Champions (Reno, Nev.)

All Day

Jan 06

at Lock Haven

2 p.m.

Jan 18

at Oklahoma State*

7 p.m.

Jan 20

at Oklahoma*

2 p.m.

Jan 25

Rutgers

8 p.m.

Jan 26

Iowa State*

3 p.m.

Feb 02

at Pitt

7 p.m.

Feb 10

Ohio (Beauty and the Beast)

3 p.m.

Feb 23

Edinboro

7 p.m.

Feb 24

at Clarion

2 p.m.

Mar 09

at Big 12 Duals (Stillwater, Okla.)

All Day

Mar 10

at Big 12 Championships (Stillwater, Okla.)

All Day

Mar 21

at NCAA Championships (Des Moines, Iowa)

All Day

Mar 22

at NCAA Championships (Des Moines, Iowa)

All Day

Mar 23

at NCAA Championships (Des Moines, Iowa)

All Day

2012-13 West Virginia University Wrestling Quick Facts

Location: Morgantown, W.Va. Founded: 1867 Enrollment: 29,706 Nickname: Mountaineers Colors: Old Gold (PMS 124) and Blue (PMS 295) Conference: Big 12 President: Dr. James P. Clements Director of Athletics: Oliver Luck Head Coach: Craig Turnbull (Clarion, ’74) Record (Years): 274-194-9 (34 years) Career Record (Years): Same Assistant Coaches: Greg Jones, Danny Felix Wrestling Phone: (304) 293-9872 Arena (Capacity): WVU Coliseum (14,000) All-Time Record: 569-409-17 2011-12 Dual Meet Record: 9-4-0 2011-12 EWL Record: 4-2-0

EWL Tournament Finish: 3rd NCAA Tournament Finish: 43rd NCAA Qualifiers Returning/Lost: 4/2 Dual starters Returning/Lost: 7/3 Top Returnees: Shane Young (125) Nathan Pennesi (141) Michael Morales (141) Colin Johnston (133) Brutus Scheffel (149) Dominic Prezzia (157) Lance Bryson (184) Assistant Athletic Director/Communications: Michael Fragale Sports Information Director: Bryan Messerly Associate Sports Information Director: Katie Kane Assistant Sports Information Director: Shannon McNamara Sports Publications Director: Joe Swan Assistant Sports Publications Director: Tim Goodenow Wrestling Contact: Brian Kuppelweiser Contact’s Email: Brian.Kuppelweiser@mail.wvu.edu Sports Communication Phone: (304) 293-2821 Sports Communication Fax: (304) 293-4105 Website: WVUsports.com

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2012-13 Opponent Information Maryland

Lock Haven January 6, 2013 Lock Haven, Pa. | Time: 2 p.m. Location: Lock Haven, Pa. Enrollment: 5,329 Nickname: Bald Eagles Arena: Thomas Field House (1,700) SID Contact: Douglas Spatafore, Jr. SID Phone: (570) 484-2350 E-mail: DSpatafo@lhup.edu Web site: www.lhup.edu/sports Head Coach: Robbie Waller (Oklahoma, ’03) Record at School/Years: 12-32-0/3 Career Record: Same 2011-12 Record: 4-11 Conf. Record/Place: 1-5/6th

November 4, 2012 College Park, Md. | Time: 2 p.m. Location: College Park, Md. Enrollment: 37,641 Nickname: Terrapins Conference: ACC Arena: Comcast Center (1,500) SID Contact: Matt Bertram SID Phone: (301) 314-8093 E-mail: mbertram@umd.edu Web site: www.umterps.com Head Coach: Kerry McCoy (Penn State ’97) Record at School/Years: 60-17-1/3 Career Record: 89-35-1 2011-12 Record: 15-1 Conf. Record/Place: 4-1/T-1st

Oklahoma State

Johns Hopkins November 4, 2012 College Park, Md. | Time: 11 a.m. Location: Baltimore, Md. Enrollment: 20,049 Nickname: Blue Jay Conference: Centennial Conference Arena: Newton White Athletic Center/Goldfarb Gymnasium (1,100) SID Contact: Ernie Larossa SID Phone: (410) 516-0552 E-mail: elarossa@jhu.edu Web site: www.hopkinssports.com Head Coach: Keith Norris (Kent State, ’95) Record at School/Years: 4-9/1 Career Record: 10-24 2011-12 Record: 6-15 Conf. Record/Place: 4-4/T-6th

January 18, 2013 & March, 9, 2012 Stillwater, Okla. | Time: 7 p.m. Location: Stillwater, Okla Enrollment: 35,073 Nickname: Cowboys Arena: Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611) SID Contact: Sean Maguire SID Phone: (405) 744-6963 E-mail: sean.maguire@okstate.edu Web site: www.okstate.com Head Coach: John Smith (Oklahoma State, ’88) Record at School/Years: 328-47-6/22 Career Record: Same 2011-12 Record:17-1 Conf. Record/Place:6-0/1st

Oklahoma January 20, 2013 & March, 9, 2012 Norman, Okla. | Time: 2 p.m. Location: Norman, Okla Enrollment: 30,092 Nickname: Sooners Arena: Howard McCasland Field House SID Contact: Jason Bodin SID Phone: (405) 325-8299 E-mail: jasonb@ou.edu Web site: www.soonersports.com Head Coach: Mark Cody (Bellevue, ’85) Record at School/Years: 13-5/1 Career Record: 73-71 2011-12 Record:13-5 Conf. Record/Place: 3-3/T-2nd

Penn State November 18, 2012 Morgantown, W.Va. | Time: 2 p.m. Location: University Park, Pa. Enrollment: 41,445 Nickname: Nittany Lions Conference: Big Ten Arena: Rec Hall (6,500) SID Contact: Pat Donghia SID Phone: (814) 865-1757 E-mail: Pad11@psu.edu Web site: GoPSUsports.com Head Coach: Cael Sanderson (Iowa State, ’02) Record at School/Years: 43-8-2/4 Career Record: 87-18-2 2011-12 Record: 13-1 Conf. Record/Place: 7-1/1st

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2012-13 Opponent Information Rutgers January 25, 2013 Morgantown, W.Va. | Time: 8 p.m. Location: New Brunswick, N.J. Enrollment: 37,364 Nickname: Scarlet Knights Conference: EIWA Arena: College Avenue Gym (2,500) SID Contact: Patrick Crawford SID Phone: 732-445-4200 E-mail: pcrawford@scarletknights.com Web site: www.scarletknights.com Head Coach: Scott Goodale (Lock Haven, ’95) Record at School/Years: 83-28-1/6 Career Record: Same 2011-12 Record: 13-8 Conf. Record/Place: 5-1/3rd

Iowa State January 26, 2013 & March, 9, 2012 Ames, Iowa | Time: 3 p.m. Location: Ames, Iowa Enrollment: 29,887 Nickname: Cyclones Arena: Hilton Coliseum (14,356) SID Contact: Tom Kroeschell SID Phone: 515-294-3372 E-mail: tkroesch@iastate.edu Web site: www.cyclones.com Head Coach: Kevin Jackson Record at School/Years: 26-25/4 Career Record: Same 2011-12 Record:4-13 Conf. Record/Place: 0-6/4th

Pittsburgh February 2, 2013 Pittsburgh, Pa. | Time: 7 p.m. Location: Pittsburgh, Pa. Enrollment: 33,898 Nickname: Panthers Arena: Fitzgerald Field House (6,798) SID Contact: Matt Jackson SID Phone: 412-648-8240 E-mail: mjackson@athletics.pitt.edu Web site: www.pittsburghpanthers.com Head Coach: Rande Stottlemyer (Pitt, ’78) Record at School/Years: 281-222-12/32 Career Record: Same 2011-12 Record: 13-6-0 Conf. Record/Place: 6-0/1st

Ohio February 9, 2013 Morgantown, W.Va. | Time: 3 p.m. Location: Athens, Ohio Enrollment: 28,442 Nickname: Bobcats Conference: Mid-American Arena: Convocation Center (15,000) SID Contact: Tom Symonds SID Phone: 740-593-1298 E-mail: tsymonds7@gmail.com Web site: OhioBobcats.com Head Coach: Joel Greenlee (Northern Iowa, ’89) Record at School/Years: 169-122-5/15 Career Record: Same 2011-12 Record:6-7 Conf. Record/Place: 2-3/4th

Edinboro February 23, 2013 Morgantown, W.Va. | ime: 7 p.m. Location: Edinboro, Pa. Enrollment: 8,400 Nickname: Fighting Scots Arena: McComb Fieldhouse (3,500) SID Contact: Bob Shreve SID Phone: (814) 732-1834 E-mail: Rshreve@edinboro.edu Web site: GoFightingScots.com Head Coach: Tim Flynn (Penn State, ’87) Record at School/Years: 154-55-5/15 Career Record: Same 2011-12 Record: 9-10-1 Conf. Record/Place: 4-2/T-2nd

Clarion February 24, 2013 Clarion, Pa. | Time: 2 p.m. Location: Clarion, Pa. Enrollment: 7,391 Nickname: Golden Eagles Arena: W.S. Tippin Gymnasium (4,000) SID Contact: Rich Herman SID Phone: (814) 393-2334 E-mail: RHerman@clarion.edu Web site: ClarionGoldenEagles.com Head Coach: Troy Letters (Lehigh ’05) Record at School/Years: 0-0-0/1 Career Record: 0-0-0 2011-12 Record: 6-7 Conf. Record/Place: 33/ T-4th

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2011-12 Season Review WVU Sent Six Wrestlers to the National Tournament Prior to the start of the 2011-12 West Virginia University wrestling season, coach Craig Turnbull spoke about the importance of staying healthy, managing the ups and downs of a collegiate wrestling season and extracting as much as possible out of each experience in preparation for the postseason. In the end, two of the three pillars Turnbull laid out were able to be executed successfully, but it was the difficulty of staying healthy that may have ultimately defined the Mountaineers’ season. Three of WVU’s top wrestlers – redshirt junior Colin Johnston (133) along with redshirt seniors Matt Ryan (184) and Brandon Williamson (HWT) – each had promising seasons derailed by various injuries. Johnston, who was ranked as high as No. 9 in the country to begin the season, saw his season come to an end after he had season-ending surgery just over one month into the season. Despite the injuries, the Mountaineers were able to finish the season with a 9-4 overall record and a 4-2 mark in the team’s final season in the Eastern Wrestling League, as the University prepared for its move to the Big 12.

“Overall, I thought we had a good year as a team,” Turnbull said. “We competed very hard, and we battled well during the season. We got better as the year went on. You are always going to have a match or two when you are not going to get your best wrestling out, and we had that happen a couple times this season, especially at Penn State. We did learn from that experience, though, and we had better practices and better matches as the season went along. Our team saw the culmination of that after we defeated No. 10 Edinboro.” In addition to posting the team’s second straight nine-win season, WVU also had six of its 10 grapplers qualify for the NCAA Championships that were held in St. Louis, Mo. The Mountaineers had five wrestlers punch their ticket to the national tournament with automatic bids at the EWL Championships. Ryan and Williamson, along with sophomore Michael Morales (141) each earned their first EWL crowns, while junior Shane Young (125) placed second and redshirt sophomore Nathan Pennesi (133) placed second. The sixth and final WVU wrestler to qualify was redshirt sophomore Lance Bryson (174), who earned his first trip to the NCAA Championships by way of an at-large bid. “Going into the national tournament we thought that four of the six guys would have the chance to compete and be standing on

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the podium as an All-American,” Turnbull said. “Shane Young was able to battle in a 10-8 decision against Stanford’s Ryan Mango, who was an All-American, while Lance Bryson was able to take Minnesota’s All-American Logan Storley into overtime.” Williamson advanced the furthest of the six that qualified for the tournament, as he made it to the third round of wrestlebacks before being eliminated. “Brandon Williamson was perhaps our most prepared wrestler, and we thought he could work his way into the finals or at least become an All-American,” Turnbull said. “He suffered a very odd injury five days before the tournament as he tore a ligament in his toe. Once we began to get that under control, he severely sprained his other ankle in his win against Austin Marsden from Oklahoma State. It is hard to make comparisons, but he lost a 2-1 match to Zach Rey from Lehigh on essentially no ankles. Rey ended up making it to the finals. That is just one of those things that life isn’t fair or unfair, it just is.” Williamson finished his senior season with a 28-8 overall record, concluded his career with two NCAA Championships appearances and amassed a 48-17 record in his three years with the program. For Ryan, the national tournament was equally disappointing, as he lost close matches to Boise State’s Jacob Swartz and North Dakota State’s MacKain Stoll. “Matt Ryan showed the capability to be standing on the podium at the end of the year, but little, chronic injuries bothered him all year long,” Turnbull said. “I don’t know that he was able to get his best wrestling out at any point of the year, especially at the national tournament.” Ryan completed his senior year with a 19-8 overall record and ended his career with a total of 56 wins. In addition, Ryan will leave the program with 23 career pins, which places him third on the all-time list at WVU. “Matt and Brandon really contributed significantly to the growth of the program,” Turnbull said. “Those are two leaders that are going to be tough to replace.” Despite facing the losses of Williamson and Ryan, Turnbull does feel confident in what

2011-2012 Team Results

2011-12 Tournament Results

Overall Ewl Date Opponent

Result Record Record

Nov 6

Johns Hopkins*

W, 48-0

1-0

0-0

Nov 6

Franklin & Marshall*

W, 41-0

2-0

0-0

Dec 11

at Penn State

L, 6-34

2-1

0-0

Jan 6

Maryland

L, 15-22

2-2

0-0

Jan 13

at Michigan State

W, 23-12

3-2

0-0

Jan 21

Bloomsburg

L, 10-25

3-3

0-1

Jan 22

Clarion

W, 23-20

4-3

1-1

Jan 27

Lock Haven

W, 28-12

5-3

2-1

Jan 29

at Rutgers

W, 21-18

6-3

2-1

Feb 4

Pitt

L, 26-12

6-4

2-2

Feb 10

at Ohio

W, 36-3

7-4

2-2

Feb 18

at Edinboro

W, 18-17

8-4

3-2

Feb 19

at Cleveland State

W, 36-6

9-4

4-2

* Terrapin Duals (College Park, Md.) Young, Pennesi, Morales and Bryson offer next season as they will return to the lineup. Young, who had a 24-8 record and led the team with 30 takedowns in dual meets in 201112, will come back for his senior season with an opportunity to qualify for his fourth NCAA Championships. Pennesi will enter his junior year with a 6220 overall record after he led the Mountaineers with 29 wins, 123 dual points for, 54 nearfall points, 12 major decision and four technical falls. Morales’ 18-2 mark in 2011-12 boosted his career record to 36-13, while Bryson will enter his redshirt junior year with another year of experience under his belt and 37 career victories. “We are sad that Brandon and Matt couldn’t really chase their hopes and dreams, but our young guys showed tremendous potential,” Turnbull said. “Michael Morales is worth mentioning because he it looked as though he was going to have shoulder surgery at the midpoint of the season, but Colin’s injury forced him into the lineup. He responded great to that pressure.” Along with the quartet of NCAA qualifiers, WVU will also return promising redshirt freshman Brutus Scheffel (149), true freshman Dominic Prezzia (157) and redshirt sophomore Mac Mancuso (197). Scheffel completed the 2011-12 campaign with an 18-15 overall ledger, including a win over Michigan State’s Dan Osterman, who was ranked No. 22 in the nation at the time of the match. Prezzia, who opened his rookie season off

with seven straight wins, ended his season with 17 total wins. Lastly, Mancuso posted an 18-9 overall record and will head into his junior year with a total of 31 career victories. “It is our hope that each of those guys were able to gain very valuable experience from the year,” Turnbull said. “Brutus has a great competitive approach, and his experiences against some of the top-tier wrestlers in his weight class should propel him into next year. Dominic started out really strong, but the challenge and the strength of the schedule started to overwhelm him a little bit as compared to what he was familiar with in high school. We are really impressed with his character and his potential.” With the book on the 2011-12 season coming to a close, the WVU wrestling team will now have their focus set on the preparations for a new season – one that will bring the challenge of Big 12 competition. “We are going to have a team talk here soon,” Turnbull said. “We hope that the question marks in the lineup create some competition amongst the weight classes. The move to the Big 12 should add some excitement and really make these guys understand the necessity of having a quality summer. There are a lot of questions marks, but there often is from year to year. I would like next year to not be a building year, but when you lose the strength up top that we depended on, there are some questions of what will happen. There is going to be some lack of experience in the lineup, but we are going to be okay, and we are looking forward to the challenges that next year will present.”

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CLIFF KEEN LAS VEGAS INVITATIONAL December 2-3, 2011 Las Vegas, Nev. Team Finish: 22nd, 26.0 points RENO TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS December 18, 2011 Reno, Nev. Team Finish: 7th, 52.5 Place winners: Nathan Pennesi, fifth (141); Lance Bryson, third (174) EWL CHAMPIONSHIPS March 4, 2012 Clarion, Pa. Team Finish: 3rd, 112.0 points Place winners: First: Michael Morales (141), Matt Ryan (184), Brandon Williamson (HWT), Second: Shane Young (125) Third: Nathan Pennesi (133) Fourth: Kyle Eason (165) Fifth: Dominic Prezzia (157), Lance Bryson (174), Mac Mancuso (197) Sixth: Brutus Scheffel (149) NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS March 15-17, 2012 St. Louis, Mo. Team Finish: 43rd, 7.0 points Qualifiers: Shane Young (125), Nathan Pennesi (133), Michael Morales (141), Lance Bryson (174), Matt Ryan (184), Brandon Williamson (HWT) 2010-11 EWL Standings Team EWL Overall Pitt 6-0 14-2-0 West Virginia 4-2 9-4 Edinboro 4-2 9-4 Bloomsburg 3-3 16-7 Clarion 3-3 6-7 Lock Haven 1-5 4-11 Cleveland State 0-6 6-14 2011 EWL Championships Team Points 1. Pittsburgh 135.50 2. Edinboro 116.50 3. West Virginia 112.00 4. Clarion 91.00 5. Bloomsburg 89.50 6. Lock Haven 64.50 7. Cleveland State 23.00 8. Millersville 6.50 2011 EWL Champions 125: Anthony Zanetta (Pitt) 133: AJ Schopp (Edinboro) 141: Micahel Morales (West Virginia) 149: Tyler Nauman (Pitt) 157: James Fleming (Clarion) 165: Bekzod Abdurakhmanov (Clarion) 174: Ethan Headlee (Pitt) 184: Matt Ryan (West Virginia) 197: Matt Wilps (Pitt) HWT: Brandon Williamson (West Virginia)

Match-by-Match Results Nov. 6, 2011 vs. Johns Hopkins W, 48-0 125: Shane Young (WVU) dec. Paul Bewal (JHU), 12-6 133: Colin Johnston (WVU) win by fall Ray Yagloski (JHU), 4:00 141: Nathan Pennesi (WVU) tech fall Stephen Pagliuce (JHU), 17-2 149: Brutus Scheffel (WVU) major dec. Henry Stauber (JHU), 11-3 157: Dominic Prezzia (WVU) win by fall Mike Rizzo (JHU), 3:03 165: Kyle Eason (WVU) major dec. Joseph Gowen (JHU), 12-1 174: Lance Bryson major dec. Evan Johnson (JHU), 13-4 184: Matt Ryan (WVU) win by fall Travis Laska (JHU), 3:55 197: Mac Mancuso (WVU) win by fall Kyle Stauffer (JHU), 4:07 285: Brandon Williamson (WVU) major dec. Richard Danilkowicz (JHU), 12-0

Nov. 6, 2011 vs. Franklin & Marshall W, 41-0 125: Shane Young (WVU) win by fall David Hershberger (F&M), 1:25 133: Colin Johnston (WVU) major dec. Kennith Knapp (F&M), 11-0 141: Nathan Pennesi (WVU) dec. Richard Durso (F&M), 6-3 149: Roman Perryman (WVU) dec. Andrew Murano (F&M), 8-2 157: Dominic Prezzia (WVU) dec. Eric Norgard (F&M), 8-4 165: Kyle Eason (WVU) dec. Colin Lahiff (F&M), 5-0 174: Lance Bryson (WVU) win by fall Matt Fullowan (F&M), 3:33 184: Matt Ryan (WVU) major dec. Paul Alessandrini (F&M), 11-0 197: Mac Mancuso (WVU) major dec. Colin Ely (F&M), 15-7 285: Brandon Williamson (WVU) tech fall Alexander Henry (F&M), 15-0

Nov. 12, 2011 Washington & Jefferson Invitational 125: Shane Young (1st Place), Michael Bolash (DNP) 133: Jesse Schiffbauer (3rd Place), Colin Johnston (4th Place), Anthony Chicuto (DNP), Justin Goode (DNP) 141: Nathan Pennesi (1st Place), Michael Morales (4th Place) 149: Tre Miller-Scott (2nd Place), Mickey Bennett (4th Place), Brutus Scheffel (6th Place), Roman Perryman (DNP) 157: Dominic Prezzia (1st Place), Terrence Demery (DNP), Tyler White (DNP), Zac Cerrone (DNP) 165: Ross Renzi (3rd Place), Kyle Eason (5th Place), Greg Thurston (DNP), Nicholas Taylor (DNP), Christian Chirico (DNP), Jeff Yeatman (DNP) 174: Lance Bryson (5th Place), Mark Colabucci (DNP) 184: — 197: Mac Mancuso (1st Place) 285: Brandon Williamson (3rd Place)

Nov. 19, 2011 Navy Classic 125: Shane Young (1st Place), Michael Bolash (DNP) 133: No WVU Competitors 141: Nathan Pennesi (1st Place) 149: Brutus Scheffel (3rd Place), Mickey Bennett (DNP), Roman Perryman (DNP) 157: Dominic Prezzia (5th Place), Terrence Demery (DNP) 165: Kyle Eason (3rd Place) 174: Lance Bryson (2nd Place) 184: No WVU Competitors 197: Mac Mancuso (3rd Place) 285: No WVU Competitors

Dec. 2-3, 2011 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational 125: No WVU Competitors 133: Jesse Schiffbauer (DNP)

141: Nathan Pennesi (DNP) 149: Brutus Scheffel (DNP) 157: Dominic Prezzia (DNP) 165: Kyle Eason (DNP) 174: Lance Bryson (DNP) 184: Matt Ryan (DNP) 197: Mac Mancuso (DNP) 285: Brandon Williamson (DNP)

Dec. 11, 2011 vs. No. 3 Penn State L, 6-34 125: Nicholas Megaludis (PSU) dec. Shane Young (WVU), 8-2 133: Derek Reber (PSU) major dec. Jesse Schiffbauer (WVU), 12-4 141: Nathan Pennesi (WVU) dec. Bryan Pearsall (PSU), 5-4 149: Frank Molinaro (PSU) major dec. Brutus Scheffel (WVU), 10-1 157: Dylan Alton (PSU) major dec. Dominic Prezzia (WVU), 16-4 165: David Taylor (PSU) tech fall Kyle Eason (WVU), 22-7 4:17 174: Ed Ruth (PSU) major dec. Lance Bryson (WVU) 18-6 184: Quentin Wright (PSU) pin Matt Ryan (WVU), 1:57 197: Mac Mancuso (WVU) dec. Justin Ortega (PSU), 3-2 HWT: Cameron Wade (PSU) major dec. Brandon Williamson (WVU), 11-0

Dec. 18, 2011 Reno Tournament of Champions 125: Shane Young (DNP) 133: Jesse Schiffbauer (DNP) 141: Nathan Pennesi (5th Place) 149: Brutus Scheffel (DNP), Tyler White (DNP) 157: Dominic Prezzia (DNP), Nick Vallone (DNP) 165: Kyle Eason (DNP) 174: Lance Bryson (3rd Place) 184: Matt Ryan (DNP) 197: Mac Mancuso (DNP) 285: Brandon Williamson (DNP)

Jan. 6, 2012 vs. No. 13 Maryland L, 15-22 125: Shane Young (WVU) dec. Shane Gentry (UM), 10-3 133: Geoffrey Alexander (UM) dec. Nathan Pennesi (WVU), 6-2 141: Michael Morales (WVU) dec. Frank Goodwin (UM), 10-7 149: Ben Dorsay (UM) dec. Brutus Scheffel (WVU), 15-8 157: Kyle John (UM) major dec. Dominic Prezzia (WVU), 14-6 165: John Asper (UM) dec. Kyle Eason (WVU), 4-0 174: Jimmy Sheptock (UM) dec. Lance Bryson (WVU), 9-3 184: Matt Ryan (WVU) dec. Ty Snook (UM), 3-0 197: Christian Boley (UM) def. Nicholas Hylton (WVU), 4:55 HWT: Brandon Williamson (WVU) def. Ryan Gray (UM), medical forfeit

Jan. 13, 2012 vs. Michigan State W, 23-12 125: Shane Young (WVU) major dec. Brenan Lyon (MSU), 11-3 133: Nathan Pennesi (WVU) major dec. Brandon Fields (MSU), 8-0 141: Michael Morales (WVU) win by fall Brian Gibbs (MSU), 3:20 149: Brutus Scheffel (WVU) dec. Dan Osterman (MSU), 9-6 157: Anthony Jones Jr. (MSU) dec. Dominic Prezzia (WVU), 4-2 165: David Cheza (MSU) dec. Kyle Eason (WVU), 5-0 174: Curran Jacobs (MSU) dec. Lance Bryson (WVU), 3-1 184: Matt Ryan (WVU) dec. John Rizqallah (MSU), 3-2 197: Nick McDiarmid (MSU) dec. Mac Mancuso (WVU) 7-2 HWT: Brandon Williamson (WVU) dec. (WVU) Steve Andrus (MSU), 6-4

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Jan. 21, 2012 vs. Bloomsburg L, 10-25

Feb. 10, 2012 vs. Ohio W, 36-3

125: Sean Boylan (BU) dec. Shane Young (WVU), 2-0 133: Nathan Pennesi (WVU) dec. Nick Wilcox (BU), 9-3 141: Derek Shingara (BU) dec. Michael Morales (WVU), 4-3 149: Bryce Busler (BU) major dec. Brutus Scheffel (WVU), 14-6 157: Frank Hickman (BU) dec. Dom Prezzia (WVU), 2-0 165: Kevin Hartnett (BU) dec. Kyle Eason (WVU), 6-3 174: Mike Dessino (BU) dec. Lance Bryson (WVU), 2-1 184: Matt Ryan (WVU) dec. Sam Shirey (BU), 9-2 197: Richard Perry (BU) win by fall Nicholas Hylton (WVU), fall 2:51 HWT: Brandon Williamson (WVU) major dec. Zach Walsh (BU), 10-1

184: Matt Ryan (WVU) dec. Ryan Garringer (OU), 7-1 197: Mac Mancuso (WVU) major dec. Beau Wenger (OU), 10-2 HWT: Brandon Williamson (WVU) dec. Andy Hartshorn (OU), 5-1 125: Shane Young (WVU) dec. Gabe Ramos (OU), 7-3 133: Nathan Pennesi (WVU) tech fall Drew Hammer (OU), 15-0 141: Michael Morales (WVU) win by fall Darrin Boing (OU), 2:28 149: Brutus Scheffel (WVU) dec. Andrew Romanchik (OU), 7-5 157: Harrison Hightower (OU) dec. Dominic Prezzia (WVU), 6-0 165: Kyle Eason (WVU) win by fall Miles Chapman (OU), 4:54 174: Lance Bryson (WVU) dec. Nick Purdue (OU), 5-1

Jan. 22, 2012 vs. Clarion W, 23-20

Feb. 18, 2012 vs. No. 10 Edinboro W, 18-17

125: Shane Young (WVU) major dec. Trey Hicks (CU), 19-4 133: Nathan Pennesi (WVU) dec. Joe Waltko (CU), 8-4 141: Michael Morales (WVU) dec. Tyler Bedelyon (CU), 10-7 149: Cameron Moran (CU) major dec. Brutus Scheffel (WVU), 14-5 157: James Fleming (CU) win by fall Dominic Prezzia (WVU), 5:27 165: Bekzod Abdurakhmonov (CU) major dec. Kyle Eason (WVU), 9-0 174: Lance Bryson (WVU) dec. Nick Milano (CU), 3-2 184: Matt Ryan (WVU) win by fall Steven Cressley (CU), 2:44 197: Alex Thomas (CU) win by fall Nicholas Hylton (WVU), 0:23 HWT: Brandon Williamson (WVU) dec. Quintas McCorkle (CU), 3-1

125: No. 23 Shane Young (WVU) win by fall Kory Mines (EU), 4:30 133: No. 6 A.J. Schopp (EU) dec. No. 25 Nathan Pennesi (WVU), 6-2 141: No. 29 Michael Morales (WVU) dec. No. 14 Mitchell Port (EU), 8-6 SV 149: No. 5 David Habat (EU) dec. Brutus Scheffel (WVU), 6-1 157: Casey Fuller (EU) dec. Dominic Prezzia (WVU), 3-1 165: Kyle Eason (WVU) dec. Jesse Swink (EU), 6-0 174: No. 21 Lance Bryson (WVU) dec. Chris Hrunka (EU), 4-3 184: No. 28 Vic Avery (EU) dec. No. 16 Matt Ryan (WVU), 3-2 197: No. 2 Chris Honeycutt (EU) tech fall Mac Mancuso (WVU), 22-7 HWT: No. 17 Brandon Williamson (WVU) dec. No. 20 Ernest James (EU), 3-0

Jan. 27, 2012 vs. Lock Haven W, 28-12

Feb. 19, 2012 vs. Cleveland State W, 36-6

125: Shane Young (WVU) win by fall Bobby Rehm (LHU), fall 2:51 133: Nathan Pennesi (WVU) tech fall John Trumbetti (LHU), 15-0 141: Michael Morales (WVU) major dec. Matt Bonson (LHU), 12-3 149: Brutus Scheffel (WVU) major dec. William Randt (LHU), 15-4 157: Aaron Fry (LHU) dec. Dominic Prezzia (WVU), 10-4 165: Seth Creasy (LHU) dec. Kyle Eason (WVU), 2-0 174: Lance Bryson (WVU) dec. Aaron McKinney (LHU), 10-5 184: Matt Ryan (WVU) dec. Fred Garcia (LHU), 7-1 197: Matt Parlier (LHU) win by fall Nicholas Hylton (WVU), 4:36 HWT: Brandon Williamson (WVU) dec. Harry Turner (LHU), 10-3

125: Shane Young (WVU) dec. Ben Willeford (CSU), 6-1 133: Nathan Pennesi (WVU) maj. dec. Nick Flannery (CSU), 14-1 141: Michael Morales (WVU) win by fall Josh Palivoda (CSU), 4:47 149: Brutus Scheffel (WVU) dec. Lawrence Cavello (CSU), 4-3 157: Brandon Sommers (CSU) dec. Dominic Prezzia (WVU), 1-0 165: Corey Carlo (CSU) dec. Kyle Eason (WVU), 2-1 174: Lance Bryson (WVU) dec. Aric Thurn (CSU), 10-2 184: Matt Ryan (WVU) win by fall Bobby Blankenship (CSU), 1:20 197: Mac Mancuso (WVU) major dec. Nick Anthony (CSU), 10-2 HWT: Brandon Williamson (WVU) win by forf. Over CSU

Jan. 29, 2012 vs. Rutgers W, 21-18

March 4, 2012 EWL Championships

125: Shane Young (WVU) dec. Vince Dellefave (RU), 6-1 133: Nathan Pennesi (WVU) major dec. Joe Langel (RU), 13-2 141: Bill Ashnault (RU) win by fall Michael Morales (WVU), 4:42 149: Brutus Scheffel (WVU) dec. Anthony Perrotti (RU), 6-4 SV 157: Dominic Prezzia (WVU) dec. Dave Seidenberg (RU), 2-1 165: Scott Winston (RU) dec. Kyle Eason (WVU), 5-2 174: Greg Zannetti (RU) dec. Lance Bryson (WVU), 5-3 SV 184: Matt Ryan (WVU) major dec. Evan Brewer (RU), 10-1 197: Daniel Rinaldi (RU) def. WVU, forfeit HWT: Brandon Williamson (WVU) major dec. Carl Bucholz (RU), 14-3

125: Shane Young (1st Place) 133: Nathan Pennesi (3rd Place) 141: Michael Morales (1st Place) 149: Brutus Scheffel (6th Place) 157: Dominic Prezzia (5th Place) 165: Kyle Eason (4th Place) 174: Lance Bryson (5th Place) 184: Matt Ryan (1st Place) 197: Mac Mancuso (5th Place) 285: Brandon Williamson (1st Place)

Feb. 5, 2012 vs. No. 9 Pitt W, 26-12

Team Finish: 3rd, 112.0 points

125: Anthony Zanetta (UP) dec. Shane Young (WVU), 2-0 133: Shelton Mack (UP) dec. Nathan Pennesi (WVU), 8-6 141: Michael Morales (WVU) win by fall Travis Shaffer (UP), 2:11 149: Tyler Nauman (UP) dec. Brutus Scheffel (WVU), 1-0 157: Donnie Tasser (UP) major dec. Dominic Prezzia (WVU), 8-0 165: Tyler Wilps (UP) dec. Kyle Eason (WVU), 4-2 SV 174: Ethan Headlee (UP) major dec. Lance Bryson (WVU), 12-2 184: Matt Ryan (WVU) dec. Andy Vaughan (UP), 3-1 197: Matt Wilps (UP) dec. WVU, forfeit HWT: Brandon Williamson (WVU) def. Joel Yahner (UP), 7-2

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March 15-17, 2012 NCAA Championships 125: Shane Young (1-2, DNP) 133: Nathan Pennesi (0-2, DNP) 141: Michael Morales (0-2 DNP) 174: Lance Bryson (1-2, DNP) 184: Matt Ryan (0-2, DNP) 285: Brandon Williamson (2-2, DNP) Team Finish: 43rd, 7.0 points

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2011-12 Seniors Kyle Eason

6-1 | 165 | Dauphin, Pa. • Was a starter throughout the course of his senior year and was a presence in the lineup throughout his career • Contributed significantly to the team with his poise, confidence and leadership ability • His six falls during his senior campaign tied for third on the team • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Eason’s Career Statistics Year W L Dual 2008 Redshirted 2009 2 2 0-0 2010 7 12 1-7 2011 6 4 0-0 2012 17 18 5-9 Totals 32 36 6-16

EWL

Falls EWLs NCAA

0-0 1 0-0 1-4 2 1-2 0-0 2 0-0 1-5 6 2-2 2-9 11 3-4

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Matt Ryan

5-11 | 184 | Eighty Four, Pa. • Finished career in third place on the program’s all-time pins lists with 23 • Two-year starter who was a key contributor on two top-three finishing EWL teams • Won the 184-pound crown at the 2012 EWL Championships • His 10 pins in 2011 rank him third on the program’s season pin leaders • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Ryan’s Career Statistics Year W L Dual 2008 Redshirted 2009 4 4 3-1 2010 11 6 1-4 2011 22 9 11-4 2012 19 6 11-2 Totals 56 25 36-11

EWL

Falls EWLs NCAA

2-1 1 1-3 0-0 4 0-0 6-4 10 3-1 2-2 5-1 8 3-0 0-2 13-6 23 7-4 2-4

Kyle Eason

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Zachary Cerrone 5-7 |149 | Wellsboro, Pa.

• Tenacious and persistent wrestler that contributed heavily in the room • Graduated with a degree in history • His lone start came against Clarion in 2010 • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Cerrone’s Career Statistics Year W L Dual 2009 Redshirted 2010 0 5 0-1 2011 6 6 0-0 2012 0 2 0-0 Totals 6 13 0-1

EWL

Falls EWLs NCAA

0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1

0 0-0 1 0-0 0 0-0 1 0-0

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Brandon Williamson 6-2 | HWT | Riverside, Conn.

• Earned the 2012 EWL Championship for the heavyweight division • His 28 wins during the 2012 season are the third most all-time by a WVU heavyweight • Compiled an 8-4 record against ranked opponents during his senior season • Earned the 2011-12 Most Valuable Wrestler Award • 2010 Coaches Award Winner • Captain of the 2010 team • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Williamson’s Career Statistics Year W L Dual 2008 at Nassau Community College 2009 at Nassau Community College 2010 20 9 9-4 2011 Redshirted 2012 28 8 12-1 Totals 48 17 21-5

EWL

Falls EWLs NCAA

6-0 6 2-1 2-2 6-0 12-0

Zachary Cerrone

2 3-0 2-2 8 5-1 4-4

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2011-12 Regular-Season Statistics Wt. Wrestler Overall Record EWL Record Dual Record Dual Pts For-Against MD W-L TF W-L NF Points Tkdowns OT W-L Pins W-L Fastest Fall 125 Michael Bolash 0-4 - - - - - - - - - 125 Brian Cavey - - - - - - - - - - 125 Jesse Schiffbauer + - - - - - - - - - - 125 Shane Young 24-8 4-2 10-3 81-34 1-0 1-0 11 30 0-0 3-0 2:51 133 133 133 133

Anthony Chicuto + Colin Johnston Jesse Schiffbauer + Nathan Pennesi +

- 16-0 4-12 93-30

- 1-0 0-1 3-0

141 Anthony Chicuto + 1-2 - - 141 Justin Goode 0-2 - - 141 Tre Miller-Scott + - - - 141 Michael Morales 18-4 5-1 8-2 141 Nathan Pennesi + 19-4 0-0 2-1 141 Nicholas Romero - - - 141 Joseph Schiff 1-2 - - 149 Tyler White + 3-3 - -

- - - 53-32 30-15 - - -

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0-0 0-0 5 16 1-0 4-1 2:11 0-0 1-0 26 5 0-0 0-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

149 Michael Bennett 3-4 - - 149 Zachary Cerrone + - - - 149 Terrence Demery + - - - 149 Tre Miller-Scott + 4-1 - - 149 Roman Perryman 3-4 0-0 1-0 149 Brutus Scheffel 18-15 2-4 6-6 157 Zachary Cerrone + 0-2 - - 157 Terrence Demery+ 2-4 - - 157 Trevor Kushner - - - 157 Dominic Prezzia 17-18 0-6 3-10 157 Nicholas Vallone 0-2 - -

- - - - 8-2 73-85

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0-0 0-0 0 3 0-0 0-0 2-3 0-0 7 21 1-0 0-0

- - - 29-81 -

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0-3 0-1 0 7 0-1 1-1 1:03 - - - - - - -

165 Christian Chirico + 2-2 - - 165 Kyle Eason 17-18 1-5 5-9 165 Brian Foy - - - 165 Rick Guerrieri - - - 165 Marshall Mason - - - 165 Ross Renzi 5-1 - - 165 Jeffrey Yeatman 3-1 - -

- 43-59 - - - - -

- - - - - - 1-1 0-1 3 11 0-0 1-0 4:54 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

174 Lance Bryson 25-16 4-2 7-6 174 Christian Chirico + - - - 174 Mark Colabucci 3-2 - -

64-68 - -

3-1 0-0 0 21 0-1 1-0 - - - - - - - - - - -

184

Matt Ryan

19-6

5-1

11-2

61-13

2-0

0-0

13

19

0-0

3-1

1:20

197 197

Nicholas Hylton Mac Mancuso

0-3 18-9

0-2 1-1

0-3 5-2

1-6 58-45

0-0 3-0

0-0 0-1

0 2

0 22

0-0 0-0

0-2 0-0

-

- 28-8

- 6-0

- 12-1

- 89-23

- 2-1

- 1-0

- 12

- 26

- 0-0

- 0-0

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HWT Philip Mandzik HWT Brandon Williamson

- 6-0 5-4 10-6

- 0-0 - 4-2

- 2-0 0-1 7-3

- 0-0 - 2-0

- 6 - 28

- 4 - 19

- 0-0 - 0-0

- 1-0 - 0-0

4:00 -

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Top Tournament Finishes Washington and Jefferson College Open

First place: Shane Young (125), Nathan Pennesi (141), Dominic Prezzia (157), Mac Mancuso (197) Second place: Tre Miller-Scott (149) Third place: Jesse Schiffbauer (133), Brandon Williamson (HWT), Ross Renzi (165) Fourth place: Mickey Bennett (149), Colin Johnston (133), Michael Morales (141) Fifth place: Lance Bryson (174), Kyle Eason (165) Sixth place: Brutus Scheffel (149)

Eastern Wrestling League Championships

First place: Michael Morales (141), Matt Ryan (184), Brandon Williamson (HWT) Second place: Shane Young (125) Third place: Nathan Pennesi (133) Fourth place: Kyle Eason (165) Fifth place: Dominic Prezzia (157), Lance Bryson (174), Mac Mancuso (197) Sixth place: Brutus Scheffel (149)

2011 Ncaa Tournament Statistics

Navy Classic

First place: Shane Young (125), Nathan Pennesi (141) Second place: Lance Bryson (174) Third place: Brutus Scheffel (149), Kyle Eason (165), Mac Mancuso (197), Fifth place: Dominic Prezzia (157)

Reno Tournament of Champions Third Place: Lance Bryson (174) Fifth Place: Nathan Pennesi (133)

Weight 125 133 141 174 184 HWT

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Name Shane Young Nathan Pennesi Michael Morales Lance Bryson Matt Ryan Brandon Williamson

NCAA Record 1-2 0-2 0-2 1-2 0-2 2-2

Record Book 72................................................. School Records 73....................................................Team Records 73.............................Record by Decade and Date 74........................................So Con/EWL Records 75....................................................NCAA Records 77..........................................Year-by-Year Results 78.................................................. Series Records 79.................................................. All-Time Scores 86......................................... National Champions 89.....................................................All-Americans 90............................................................... Honors

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Record Book Undefeated Seasons 1. 2.

Greg Jones Greg Jones

Top Seasons By Wins 1. 3. 6. 7. 9. 10.

Jim Akerly Scott Collins Michael Carr Dominic Black Mike Mason Matt Lebe Mike Mason Sam Kline Greg Jones Jim Akerly Dean Morrison Tom McMath Matt Lebe

Most Wins By Class Freshman 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Greg Jones Brandon Rader Seth Lisa Scott Collins Jeff Spinetti Billy Smith Kurt Brenner Nathan Pennesi David Jauregui Brent Miller

Sophomore 1. 3. 4. 5. 7. 9. 10.

Jim Akerly Steve Millward Matt Lebe Greg Jones Nathan Pennesi Bob Patnesky Joe Carr Shane Young Scott Collins John Koss

Junior 1. 2. 3. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Jim Akerly Matt Lebe Mike Mason Sam Kline Dominic Black Tom McMath Dean Morrison Vertus Jones Ryan Kehler Craig Costello Dave Onorato Matt Blair Keith Taylor

Senior 1. 2. 5. 7.

Scott Collins Michael Carr Dominic Black Mike Mason Jim Akerly Dean Morrison Matt Lebe Joe Carr

26-0 25-0

2004 2005

40-9 40-1 39-6-1 39-3 39-6 37-8 35-5 35-8 34-2 33-10-1 33-3 33-4 33-5

1987 1991 1988 1991 1998 2005 1997 1998 2002 1988 1994 2002 2006

34-2 30-6 28-8 26-12-1 26-10-2 25-12 25-6 24-8 23-8 22-13

2002 2006 2003 1987 1987 2000 2006 2011 2006 2002

32-12-1 32-10 31-9 30-2 29-10 29-14 28-10 28-10 27-9-2 26-10

1986 1990 2004 2003 2012 1998 2000 2011 1988 1995

40-9 37-8 35-5 35-8 33-5 33-4 32-7 31-4 30-8 29-9-1 29-11 29-14 29-9

1987 2006 1997 1998 1990 2002 1993 1999 2001 1987 1991 1993 1994

40-1 39-6-1 39-3 39-6 33-10-1 33-3 33-5 31-5

1991 1988 1991 1998 1988 1994 2006 2002

4. 5.

Sam Kline Kurt Brenner Greg Jones Mark Banks Mark Banks Lance Bryson

28-5 25-8 25-0 25-5 25-5 25-16

1999 2006 2005 1990 1991 2012

33-5 33-3 32-7 31-4 30-2

1990 1994 1993 1999 2000

Dominic Black Jared Villers Sean Hage Doug Vetter Jeff Spinetti Brent Miller

39-3 27-7 24-12 23-8 22-13-3 22-13

1991 2007 1998 1995 1989 2002

Ryan Kehler Jeff Spinetti Brandon Williamson Bill Nye Bill Nye

30-8 29-10-2 28-8 27-5-1 21-4-1

2001 1987 2012 1986 1984

177/184 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Matt Lebe 8.

Vertus Jones Gordon Taylor Shane Cunanan

30-2 30-11-1 30-10

Most Wins by Weight Class 118/125 1. 2. 4. 5.

Steve Millward Seth Lisa Shane Young Chad Billy Angelo Zegarelli

126/133 1. 2. 3. 4.

Bob Patnesky Bob Patnesky Dave Miller Bob Patnesky Nathan Pennesi

134/141 1. 3. 5.

Brandon Rader Shane Cunanan Joe Clarke Shane Cunanan Whitey Chlebove Whitey Chlebove

142/149 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Scott Collins Matt Blair Scott Collins Scott Collins Scott Collins

150/157 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Jim Akerly Mike Mason Matt Lebe Mike Mason Jim Akerly Matt Lebe

158/165 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Mike Carr Sam Kline Tom McMath Dave Onorato Doug Taylor

167/174 1. 2.

Greg Jones Greg Jones Gordon Taylor

2000 1987 2003

32-10 28-8 28-10 27-8 25-17

1990 2003 2011 1996 1998

29-14 26-5 25-8 24-9 24-9

1998 2000 1990 1999 2011

30-6 30-10 28-10 28-10 27-8 27-9

2006 2003 2004 2002 1998 1999

40-1 29-14 27-9-2 26-6 26-12-1

1991 1993 1988 1990 1987

40-9 39-6 36-8 35-5 33-10-1 33-5

1987 1998 2005 1997 1988 2006

39-6-1 35-8 33-4 29-11 24-9

1988 1998 2002 1991 1992

34-2 30-2 30-11-1

2002 2003 1987

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Dominic Black Dean Morrison Dean Morrison Vertus Jones Vertus Jones

190/197 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

HWT

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

All-Time Win Leaders

1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Greg Jones Matt Lebe Jim Akerly Scott Collins Dominic Black Dean Morrison Joe Carr Mike Mason Jeff Spinetti Vertus Jones Kurt Brenner

126-4 (2002-05) 120-33 (2003-06) 119-39-4 (1985-88) 119-34-4 (1987-91) 105-36-2 (1988-91) 103-32-2 (1990-94) 101-34 (1999-2002) 100-24 (1995-98) 99-43-9 (1986-90) 95-21 (1997-2000) 95-32 (2005-09)

Career Pin Leaders

1. Ryan Kehler 29 (1999-2002) 2. Mark Cagle 24 (1978-81) 3. Matt Ryan 23 (2009-12) 4. Matt Blair 22 (1990-94) Sean Hage 22 (1997-2000) 6. Whitey Chlebove 21 (1995-96, 98-99) Brandon Lauer 21 (2002-05)

Season Pin Leaders 1. 2. 3. 6. 7.

Scott Collins Brandon Lauer Matt Blair Ryan Kehler Ryan Kehler Matt Ryan R.J. Costello Mark Cagle R.J. Costello Bill Nye Whitey Chlebove Whitey Chlebove Sean Hage Michael Morales Matt Ryan

13 11 10 10 10 10 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

1991 2003 1993 2001 2002 2011 1984 1979 1983 1984 1995 1999 2000 2012 2012

Records by Date

Records by Decade

1970-2010, excluding, 1971-75 and 1980

1921-29..............................................30-24-0

Nov. 6................................................................ 4-1 Nov. 18.............................................................. 1-1 Nov. 21.............................................................. 2-2 Nov. 22.............................................................. 0-2 Nov. 23.............................................................. 2-0 Nov. 25.............................................................. 0-1 Nov. 27.............................................................. 1-1 Nov. 29.............................................................. 2-0 Nov. 30.............................................................. 1-1 Dec. 1................................................................ 0-2 Dec. 2................................................................ 4-0 Dec. 3................................................................ 5-0 Dec. 4................................................................ 0-1 Dec. 6................................................................ 4-0 Dec. 7................................................................ 3-2 Dec. 8................................................................ 1-0 Dec. 9................................................................ 2-3 Dec. 10............................................................. 2-4 Dec. 11............................................................. 4-5 Dec. 12.......................................................... 6-0-1 Dec. 13............................................................. 4-2 Dec. 14............................................................. 0-1 Dec. 15............................................................. 2-0 Dec. 19............................................................. 0-3 Dec. 20............................................................. 1-1 Jan. 2................................................................ 2-3 Jan. 3................................................................ 1-1 Jan. 4................................................................ 2-1 Jan. 5................................................................ 3-1 Jan. 6................................................................ 4-2 Jan. 7............................................................. 4-1-1

Jan. 8................................................................ 1-2 Jan. 9................................................................ 2-6 Jan. 10........................................................... 3-5-1 Jan. 11.............................................................. 8-4 Jan. 12.............................................................. 7-6 Jan. 13........................................................... 7-5-1 Jan. 14.............................................................. 2-3 Jan. 15.............................................................. 4-4 Jan. 16.............................................................. 4-3 Jan. 17.............................................................. 8-8 Jan. 18.............................................................. 7-7 Jan. 19.............................................................. 1-4 Jan. 20.............................................................. 6-3 Jan. 21.............................................................. 5-2 Jan. 22.............................................................. 8-6 Jan. 23.............................................................. 5-2 Jan. 24.............................................................. 8-4 Jan. 25.............................................................. 5-1 Jan. 26.............................................................. 1-2 Jan. 27.............................................................. 9-3 Jan. 28.............................................................. 1-0 Jan. 29.............................................................. 3-5 Jan. 30.............................................................. 3-2 Jan. 31.............................................................. 6-0 Feb. 1................................................................ 2-0 Feb. 2................................................................ 5-2 Feb. 3................................................................ 6-2 Feb. 4................................................................ 4-5 Feb. 5................................................................ 3-1 Feb. 6................................................................ 6-5 Feb. 7................................................................ 3-3

1930-39.............................................46-29-2 1940-49............................................... 8-29-0 1950-59.............................................53-34-1 1960-69.............................................85-34-3 1970-79..............................................82-69-4 1980-89............................................. 94-76-1 1990-99.............................................78-45-2 2000-09.............................................72-49-4 2010-..................................................21-20-0 Totals............................................569-409-17 Feb. 8................................................................ 4-5 Feb. 9................................................................ 5-6 Feb. 10.............................................................. 5-2 Feb. 11.............................................................. 3-6 Feb. 12.............................................................. 2-4 Feb. 13.............................................................. 6-5 Feb. 14.............................................................. 5-4 Feb. 15.............................................................. 5-9 Feb. 16.............................................................. 5-1 Feb. 17........................................................... 5-4-1 Feb. 18.............................................................. 9-8 Feb. 19.............................................................. 6-2 Feb. 20.............................................................. 8-5 Feb. 21........................................................... 6-3-1 Feb. 22........................................................... 3-3-1 Feb. 23.............................................................. 2-0 Feb. 24.............................................................. 3-2 Feb. 25.............................................................. 0-1 March 1............................................................. 1-0 March 3............................................................. 1-0

Team Records Most Dual Wins Season: 14, 1990 Fewest Losses Season: 0, 1936 Most Losses Season: 16, 1977 Fewest Wins Season: 0, 1947 and 1948 Most Consecutive Wins: 10, 2002 Most Consecutive Home Wins: 10, (8 in 1990 and 2 in 1991) Most Consecutive Wins to Start a Season: 7, three times; most recent 1990 Most Consecutive EWL Dual Wins: 19 (2001-04, ended with 13-25 loss at Edinboro) Most Consecutive Winning Seasons: 11 (1984-1994) Most Individual Matches Without A Loss: Greg Jones, 51, 2003-05 Most Consecutive Losses: 17, (5 in 1942, 4 in 1947, 7 in 1948 and 1 in 1949) Highest National Ranking: 5th, InterMat (2/18/03-3/04/03) Home Attendance Record: 3,206 (1/14/11 vs. Michigan State)

Greg Jones

West Virginia did not have wrestling from 1943-46 due to World War II.

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SoCon-EWL Record Book Southern Conference Tournament Outstanding Wrestler

1966.................................................. John Luckini

Southern Conference Champions

1951.........................................Don Kniffen (167) 1951........................................ Bob Boswell (285) 1952.........................................Bobby Perry (123) 1953.........................................Bobby Perry (123) 1954.........................................Bobby Perry (123) 1954............................................ Lew Guidi (130) 1954....................................... Bill Pritchard (137) 1954......................................Bryce Kramer (157) 1955.........................................Bobby Perry (123) 1955......................................Bryce Kramer (157) 1955......................................... Frank Craze (177) 1956............................................ Lew Guidi (130) 1957....................................... Tom Westfall (123) 1957.................................... Mike McClintic (177) 1958....................................... Tom Westfall (123) 1958.............................. Charles Sherwood (167) 1958............................................ J.D. Miller (285) 1959.......................................... Andy Sadie (147) 1959.............................. Charles Sherwood (167) 1959............................................ J.D. Miller (285) 1960...................................... Phil Hoblitzell (167) 1960..........................................Ray Bazzoli (285) 1961.........................................Mike Petres (130) 1962............................................ Roy Sialer (167) 1963........................................ Sam Church (147) 1963............................................. Tom Rihn (167) 1963.............................................Roy Sisler (177) 1964.......................................... Bill Meacci (130) 1964...............................................Jim Jioio (157) 1964....................................Mark Biodolillo (167) 1964.............................................Roy Sisler (177) 1964.................................Ken Woodeshick (285) 1965.......................................Jerry Gooden (157) 1965....................................... Mike George (285) 1966.......................................... Don Check (123) 1966...........................................Bill Maecci (137) 1966.................................. Bill Zimmerman (152) 1966........................................ John Luckini (177) 1966.................................Ken Woodeshick (285) 1967........................................... Don Killen (130) 1967.........................................Jim Stevens (137) 1968................................................ Gil Reel (191)

EWL Tournament Wins

1............................ David Jauregui, 13 (2006-09) 2.................................. Greg Jones, 12 (2002-05) 3................................Vertus Jones, 11 (1997-00) 4................Scott Collins, 10 (1987-88, 1990-91) Joe Carr, 10 (1999-2002) Kurt Brenner, 10 (2006-09)

EWL Tournament Bests Best Team Finish: 1st, 1996, 2002, 2004 Most Points: 123.5, 2003 Most Finalists: 8, 1996 and 1999 Most Champions: 4, 1990 (Banks, Black,

Cole and Spinetti) and 2006 (Rader, Lebe, Brenner and Villers)

Eastern Wrestling League Champions

1986............................................... Bill Nye (HWT) 1988............................................ Mike Carr (158) 1990............................................. Dirk Cole (150) 1990.........................................Mark Banks (167) 1990.....................................Dominic Black (177) 1990.........................................Jeff Spinetti (190) 1991........................................Scott Collins (142) 1991.........................................Mark Banks (167) 1991.....................................Dominic Black (190) 1992.................................... Dean Morrison (177) 1993.................................... Dean Morrison (177) 1994...................................... Dorian Hager (134) 1994.................................... Dean Morrison (177) 1996........................................Jason Frable (158) 1997....................................... Vertus Jones (167) 1998........................................ Mike Mason (150) 1998........................................Vertus Jones (177) 1999............................................ Sam Kline (174) 1999....................................... Vertus Jones (184) 2000....................................... Vertus Jones (184) 2000......................................Bob Patnesky (133) 2000............................................... Joe Carr (157) 2002............................................... Joe Carr (157) 2002.......................................Tom McMath (165) 2002...........................................Greg Jones (174) 2003........................................... Billy Smith (149) 2003...........................................Greg Jones (174) 2004.......................................... Greg Jones (184) 2005............................................Matt Lebe (157) 2005.......................................... Greg Jones (184) 2006................................... Brandon Rader (141) 2006............................................Matt Lebe (157) 2006........................................Kurt Brenner (174) 2006.........................................Jared Villers (197) 2007................................... Brandon Rader (141) 2007.........................................Jared Villers (197) 2008.......................................Kurt Brenner (184) 2008.........................................Jared Villers (197) 2009........................................Kurt Brenner (174) 2012.................................Michael Morales (133) 2012........................................... Matt Ryan (184) 2012..........................Brandon Williamson (HWT)

Eastern Wrestling League Dual-Meet Champions 1990 1991

1998 2002

2003 2005

Eastern Wrestling League Award Winners Coach of the Year Craig Turnbull – 1990, 1998, 2002, 2004

Wrestler of the Year

Dean Morrison – 1994 Greg Jones – 2002, 2004, 2005

Co-Wrestler of the Year Scott Collins – 1991 Vertus Jones – 2000

Freshman of the Year Greg Jones – 2002 Brandon Rader – 2006

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Outstanding Wrestler, EWL Tournament Vertus Jones – 2000 Greg Jones – 2002, 2005

Most Points Award

Vertus Jones – 1999 Jared Villers – 2008 Greg Jones – 2004, 2005

Mountaineers EWL Tournament History

Year Place Champions NCAA Qualifiers 1978 7th 0 0 1979 5th 0 1 1980 7th 0 1 1981 5th 0 1 1982 8th 0 0 1983 7th 0 0 1984 7th 0 1 1985 5th 0 2 1986 7th 1 3 1987 7th 0 2 1988 5th 1 6 1989 8th 0 4 1990 2nd 4 8 1991 3rd 3 6 1992 4th 1 4 1993 3rd 1 5 1994 3rd 2 7 1995 5th 0 4 1996 1st 1 8 1997 4th 1 7 1998 2nd 2 7 1999 2nd 2 8 2000 2nd 3 6 2001 7th 0 2 2002 1st 3 7 2003 2nd 2 9 2004 1st 1 7 2005 4th 2 6 2006 2nd 4 6 2007 2nd 2 7 2008 3rd 2 7 2009 2nd 1 5 2010 5th 0 3 2011 2nd 0 5 2012 3rd 3 6

EWL Hall of Famers Wrestlers

Mark Banks Dominic Black Ian “Whitey” Chlebove Scott Collins Vertus Jones Greg Jones Same Kline Mike Mason

Coaches

Nate Carr

NCAA Record Book NCAA Tournament Wins

1...... Greg Jones.............. 17.................. (2002-05) 2...... Vertus Jones............ 14..............(1997-2000) 3...... Whitey Chlebove..... 11.....(1995-96, 98-99) Matt Lebe................ 11............ (2003-2006) 4...... Scott Collins............ 10............(1988, 90-91) Sam Kline................ 10.................. (1997-99)

NCAA Tournament Appearances

Greg Jones............... 4.......................(2002-2005) John Koss................ 4............................(1994-97) Dorian Hager........... 4................ (1994, 1996-98) Mike Mason............. 4............................(1995-98) Vertus Jones............ 4....................... (1997-2000) Angelo Zegarelli....... 4....................... (1997-2000) Joe Carr.................... 4....................... (1999-2002) Shane Cunanan...... 4.......................(2000-2003) Matt Lebe................ 4.......................(2003-2006) Zac Fryling............... 4..... (2004-05, 2007, 2008) Jared Villers............. 4............................(2005-08) Kurt Brenner............ 4............................(2006-09) David Jauregui......... 4............................(2006-09) Donnie Jones........... 4............................(2008-11) Jim Akerly................. 3............................(1986-88) Jeff Spinetti............. 3............................(1988-90) Scott Collins............. 3................ (1988, 1990-91) Dominic Black......... 3............................(1989-91) Dave Onorato........... 3............................(1990-92) Dean Morrison......... 3............................(1992-94) Whitey Chlebove...... 3................ (1996, 1998-99) Sam Kline................ 3............................(1997-99) Bob Patnesky........... 3....................... (1997-2000) Billy Smith................ 3................ (2000, 2002-03) Dustin Rogers.......... 3............................(2007-09) Shane Young............ 3....................(2010-Present)

Sam Kline

1991; Dean Morrison 1994; Greg Jones 2002, 2004 & 2005 Most All-Americans: 3, 1991 (Mark Banks, Dominic Black, Scott Collins); 1998 (Whitey Chlebove, Vertus Jones, Mike Mason); 1999 (Whitey Chlebove, Vertus Jones, Sam Kline)

1991............. Dominic Black.............. Fourth, 190 1991............... Scott Collins...................First, 142 1993................Doug Taylor................... Fifth, 158 1994.............Dean Morrison................. First, 177 1997.................John Koss.................... Sixth, 177 1997............... Mike Mason............ Seventh, 150 1998............Whitey Chlebove......... Seventh, 134 1998...............Vertus Jones..............Second, 177 1998............... Mike Mason..................Third, 150 1999............Whitey Chlebove............... Sixth, 141 1999...............Vertus Jones..................Third, 184 1999.................Sam Kline.................... Third, 174 2000...............Vertus Jones............. Second, 184 2002................ Greg Jones.................... First, 174 2003............Shane Cunanan............... Sixth, 141 2003.............Brandon Lauer............. Eighth, 133 2004................ Greg Jones....................First, 184 2005.................Matt Lebe................. Eighth, 133 2005................ Greg Jones....................First, 184 2006 ............Brandon Rader................ Sixth, 141 2007.............Brandon Rader................ Sixth, 141

NCAA Champions

Top 25 Finishes At NCAA Tournament

NCAA Tournament Bests Best Team Finish: 6th, 1991 Most Points: 54.00, 1999 Most Qualifiers: 9, 2003 Highest Individual Finish: 1st, Scott Collins

1991............... Scott Collins............................ 142 1994.............Dean Morrison.......................... 177 2002................ Greg Jones..............................174 2004................ Greg Jones............................. 184 2005................ Greg Jones............................. 184

NCAA All-Americans

1929................Jimmie Cox...................Third, 135 1955...............Robert Perry............... Fourth, 115 1955................Lewis Guidi.............. Second, 123 1979................Mark Cagle................ Eighth, 134 1987................. Jim Akerly................. Eighth, 150 1988................. Mike Carr............... Seventh, 158 1990............... Mark Banks................... Fifth, 167 1991............... Mark Banks................... Fifth, 167

1929.......................9th..................... 02.00 points 1955..................... 12th.................... 13.00 points 1988.....................22nd................... 16.50 points 1990..................... 18th..................... 17.50 points 1991.......................6th..................... 48.75 points 1993..................... 25th.................... 13.25 points 1994..................... 14th.................... 25.00 points 1998.......................7th..................... 48.00 points 1999.......................9th..................... 54.00 points 2000.....................22nd................... 21.00 points 2002..................... 13th.................... 38.00 points 2003..................... 17th.................... 32.50 points 2004..................... 16th.................... 31.00 points 2005..................... 18th.................... 34.00 points

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NCAA Qualifiers (since 1979)

1979................Mark Cagle............................. 134 1980................Mark Cagle............................. 134 1981................Jeff Roscoe............................. 190 1984................Wilbur Wolf............................. 190 1985.................Scott Pifer.............................. 126 Wilbur Wolf............................. 190 1986.................Scott Pifer.............................. 126 Jim Akerly.............................. 150 Bill Nye............................... HWT 1987................. Jim Akerly.............................. 150 Craig Costello........................... 177 1988................ Chris Mary.............................. 134 Scott Collins............................ 142 Jim Akerly.............................. 150 Mike Carr............................... 158 Craig Costello........................... 177 Jeff Spinetti............................. 190 1989...............Jay Schwartz............................ 167 Dominic Black........................... 177 Jeff Spinetti............................. 190 Frank Jezorio........................... HWT 1990............. Steve Millward.......................... 118 Dave Miller............................. 126 Scott Collins............................ 142 Dirk Cole............................... 150 Dave Onorato........................... 158 Mark Banks............................. 167 Dominic Black........................... 177 Jeff Spinetti............................. 190 1991............... Scott Collins............................ 142 Tom Onorato............................ 150 Dave Onorato........................... 158 Mark Banks............................. 167 Dan Staats............................. 177 Dominic Black........................... 190 1992............. Steve Millward.......................... 118 Tom Onorato............................ 142

NCAA Record Book

Zac Fryling Dave Onorato........................... 158 Dean Morrison.......................... 177 1993................. Matt Blair.............................. 142 Doug Taylor............................. 158 Scott Hage............................. 167 Dean Morrison.......................... 177 Dan Staats............................. 190 1994................. Chad Billy.............................. 118 Dorian Hager............................ 135 Matt Blair.............................. 142 Keith Taylor............................. 150 John Koss.............................. 167 Dean Morrison.......................... 177 Jim Howard............................ HWT 1995................Keith Taylor............................. 142 Mike Mason............................ 150 Scott Hage............................. 167 John Koss.............................. 177 1996................. Chad Billy.............................. 118 Whitey Chlebove......................... 134 Dorian Hager............................ 142 Mike Mason............................ 150 Jason Frable............................ 158 Scott Hage............................. 167 John Koss.............................. 177 1997............ Angelo Zegarelli......................... 118 Dorian Hager............................ 142 Mike Mason............................ 150 Sam Kline.............................. 158 Vertus Jones............................ 167 John Koss.............................. 177 Vince Pellis............................ HWT 1998............ Angelo Zegarelli......................... 118 Bob Patnesky........................... 126

Whitey Chlebove......................... 134 Dorian Hager............................ 142 Mike Mason............................ 150 Sam Kline.............................. 158 Vertus Jones............................ 177 1999............ Angelo Zegarelli......................... 125 Bob Patnesky........................... 133 Whitey Chlebove......................... 141 Joe Carr................................ 149 Richard Taylor........................... 165 Sam Kline...............................174 Vertus Jones............................ 184 Sean Hage............................ HWT 2000............ Angelo Zegarelli......................... 125 Bob Patnesky........................... 133 Billy Smith.............................. 149 Joe Carr................................ 157 Vertus Jones............................ 184 Sean Hage............................ HWT 2001...................Joe Carr................................ 157 Ryan Kehler........................... HWT 2002............Shane Cunanan......................... 141 Billy Smith.............................. 149 Joe Carr................................ 157 Tom McMath............................ 165 Greg Jones..............................174 Brent Miller............................. 197 Ryan Kehler........................... HWT 2003..................Seth Lisa............................... 125 Brandon Lauer.......................... 133 Shane Cunanan......................... 141 Billy Smith.............................. 149 Matt Lebe.............................. 157 Tom McMath............................ 165

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Greg Jones..............................174 Ryan Wilman............................ 184 Brent Miller............................ HWT 2004............ Casey Brewster.......................... 125 Joe Clarke.............................. 141 Mike Torriero............................ 149 Matt Lebe.............................. 157 Zac Fryling.............................. 165 Greg Jones............................. 184 Matt Daddino........................... 197 2005............. Shawn Cordell........................... 125 Seth Lisa............................... 133 Matt Lebe.............................. 157 Zac Fryling.............................. 165 Greg Jones............................. 184 Jared Villers............................. 184 2006.............Brandon Rader.......................... 141 David Jauregui.......................... 149 Matt Lebe.............................. 157 Larry Hall............................... 165 Kurt Brenner.............................174 Jared Villers............................. 197 2007.............Mark Anderson.......................... 133 Brandon Rader.......................... 141 David Jauregui.......................... 149 Zac Fryling.............................. 157 Kurt Brenner.............................174 Jared Villers............................. 197 Dustin Rogers.......................... HWT 2008............. David Jauregui.......................... 149 Zac Fryling.............................. 157 Donnie Jones........................... 165 Chance Litton............................174 Kurt Brenner............................ 184 Jared Villers............................. 197 Dustin Rogers.......................... HWT 2009*........... David Jauregui.......................... 149 Ryan Goodman.......................... 157 Donnie Jones........................... 165 Kurt Brenner.............................174 Dustin Rogers.......................... HWT 2010.............. Shane Young............................ 125 Donnie Jones........................... 165 Brandon Williamson..................... HWT 2011.............. Shane Young............................ 125 Nathan Pennesi......................... 133 Brandon Rader.......................... 149 Donnie Jones........................... 165 Matt Ryan.............................. 184 2012.............. Shane Young............................ 125 Nathan Pennesi......................... 133 Michael Morales......................... 141 Lance Bryson............................174 Matt Ryan.............................. 184 Brand Williamson....................... HWT * New system implemented by the NCAA to qualify for the NCAA Tournament in 2009.

Year-by-Year Records Year Coach Captains Record 1921.......... R.B. Dayton.............Scotty Hough...................................................................3-3-0 1922.......... R.B. Dayton.............Scotty Hough...................................................................5-3-0 1923.......... R.B. Dayton.............Al Millender.....................................................................6-2-0 1924.......... Steve Harrick..........Tony Suder.......................................................................2-1-0 1925.......... Steve Harrick..........Ward Wylie.......................................................................4-3-0 1926.......... Steve Harrick..........Ward Wylie.......................................................................3-1-0 1927.......... Steve Harrick..........Joe Millender...................................................................2-4-0 1928.......... Steve Harrick..........Emil Suder.......................................................................2-4-0 1929.......... Steve Harrick..........Jimmie Cox......................................................................3-3-0 1930.......... Steve Harrick..........Gordon Brill.....................................................................5-3-0 1931.......... Steve Harrick..........Gordon Meyers................................................................4-5-0 1932.......... Steve Harrick..........J.J. Fletcher......................................................................5-3-1 1933.......... Denny Myers...........Floyd “Ben� Schwartzwalder..........................................6-2-0 1934.......... Denny Myers...........Albert Gwynne.................................................................4-2-1 1935.......... Albert Gwynne........Dick Chittum....................................................................5-3-0 1936.......... Albert Gwynne........Charles Sites...................................................................7-0-0 1937.......... Albert Gwynne........Robert Kyle......................................................................4-4-0 1938.......... Albert Gwynne........Paul Hodges....................................................................5-3-0 1939.......... Albert Gwynne........Earle Lancaster...............................................................1-4-0 1940.......... Albert Gwynne........Paul Satterfield................................................................2-4-0 1941.......... Albert Gwynne........Robert McArdle...............................................................1-5-0 1942.......... Albert Gwynne........Simeon Hall.....................................................................1-6-0 1943 to 1946 - no wrestling due to World War II 1947.......... Albert Gwynne........Jim Mendenhall...............................................................0-4-0 1948.......... Steve Harrick..........Bob DeAntonis................................................................0-7-0 1949.......... Steve Harrick..........Bob DeAntonis................................................................4-3-0 1950.......... Steve Harrick..........Bob DeAntonis................................................................7-1-0 1951.......... Steve Harrick..........Gene Brewer....................................................................3-5-0 1952.......... Steve Harrick..........Bob Boswell.....................................................................7-2-0 1953.......... Steve Harrick..........Don Strimble...................................................................6-2-0 1954.......... Steve Harrick..........Bob Perry.........................................................................5-4-0 1955.......... Steve Harrick..........Bob Perry.........................................................................4-2-0 1956.......... Steve Harrick..........Lewis Guidi......................................................................1-6-1 1957.......... Steve Harrick..........Tom Westfall....................................................................5-6-0 1958.......... Steve Harrick..........Tom Westfall....................................................................6-4-0 1959.......... Steve Harrick..........Tom Westfall....................................................................9-2-0 1960.......... Steve Harrick..........Charles Sherwood...........................................................9-2-0 1961.......... Steve Harrick..........Paul Hoblitzell.................................................................9-3-0 1962.......... Steve Harrick..........Roy Sisler.........................................................................7-3-1 1963.......... Steve Harrick..........George Nedeff..................................................................10-3 1964.......... Steve Harrick..........Roy Sisler..........................................................................11-3 1965.......... Steve Harrick..........Jim Jioio...........................................................................9-3-1 1966.......... Steve Harrick..........Don Check, Francis Pavlovich........................................4-8-0 1967.......... Steve Harrick..........Bill Zimmerman, Angelo Gianni.....................................9-3-0 1968.......... George Nedeff........Angelo Gianni, Don Killen...............................................8-3-1 1969.......... George Nedeff........Jeff Flickenger.................................................................9-3-0 1970.......... George Nedeff........Dave McCandles.............................................................4-6-0 1971........... George Nedeff........Bob Vettorel, Steve Orlosky......................................... 11-4-1 1972.......... George Nedeff........Bob Vettorel, Roger Lamens....................................... 10-5-0 1973.......... George Nedeff........Bob Vettorel.....................................................................8-7-0 1974........... George Nedeff........Garrett Breakiron, Tom Oleszewski...............................7-7-1 1975.......... Fred Liechti.............Tom Oleszewski...............................................................9-5-0 1976........... Fred Liechti.............Rick Pennesi, Pat Lupinetti......................................... 14-5-0 1977........... Fred Liechti.............Mark Durham, Chuck Fordyce.................................... 3-17-0 1978.......... Fred Liechti.............Mark Durham..................................................................7-9-0 1979.......... Craig Turnbull..........Mark Cagle, Cliff Boone..................................................9-4-2 1980.......... Craig Turnbull..........Mark Cagle, Nick Ruland............................................. 6-10-1 1981.......... Craig Turnbull..........Mark Cagle.................................................................12-10-0 1982.......... Craig Turnbull..........Nick Ruland, Don Tasser............................................. 10-9-0 1983.......... Craig Turnbull..........Kurt Anderson, Mike Levanduski...................................6-9-0 1984.......... Craig Turnbull..........R.J. Costello, Mike Levanduski.......................................8-8-0 1985.......... Craig Turnbull..........R.J. Costello, Mike Levanduski.................................... 13-3-0 1986.......... Craig Turnbull..........Bill Nye, Thad Turner.................................................... 12-7-0

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Year Coach Captains Record 1987.......... Craig Turnbull..........Jim Akerly Gordon Taylor.............................................. 10-6-0 1988.......... Craig Turnbull..........Jim Akerly, Craig Costello............................................. 10-7-0 1989.......... Craig Turnbull..........None................................................................................7-7-0 1990.......... Craig Turnbull..........Dominic Black, Scott Collins.....................................14-1-0* 1991.......... Craig Turnbull..........Mark Banks, Dominic Black, Scott Collins...............11-5-0* 1992.......... Craig Turnbull..........Dave Onorato, Tom Onorato, Doug Taylor.....................7-6-0 1993.......... Craig Turnbull..........Tom Onorato, Doug Taylor..............................................7-5-0 1994.......... Craig Turnbull..........Matt Blair, Dean Morrison, Keith Taylor.........................6-4-0 1995.......... Craig Turnbull..........Keith Taylor, Doug Vetter................................................4-6-0 1996.......... Craig Turnbull..........Scott Hage, Jim Howard, Mike Mason........................ 7-5-1+ 1997.......... Craig Turnbull..........Mike Mason.....................................................................4-6-0 1998.......... Craig Turnbull..........Mike Mason, Sam Kline............................................11-3-1* 1999.......... Craig Turnbull..........Sam Kline........................................................................7-4-0 2000.......... Craig Turnbull..........Vertus Jones, Bob Patnesky...........................................6-4-1 2001.......... Craig Turnbull..........Joe Carr, Billy Smith........................................................4-9-0 2002.......... Craig Turnbull..........Shane Cunanan, Tom McMath, Billy Smith........... 12-2-0*+ 2003.......... Craig Turnbull..........Shane Cunanan, Tom McMath, Billy Smith................ 9-3-0* 2004.......... Craig Turnbull..........Joe Clarke, Greg Jones, Matt Lebe, Mike Torriero..... 9-5-0+ 2005.......... Craig Turnbull..........Greg Jones, Matt Lebe................................................. 5-6-1* 2006.......... Craig Turnbull..........Matt Lebe........................................................................6-6-0 2007.......... Craig Turnbull..........Zac Fryling, Jared Villers.................................................5-5-0 2008.......... Craig Turnbull..........Kurt Brenner, Zac Fryling, David Jauregui.....................8-5-0 2009.......... Craig Turnbull..........Kurt Brenner, David Jauregui, Dustin Rogers...............8-4-2 2010.......... Craig Turnbull..........Brandon Williamson.................................................... 3-10-0 2011.......... Craig Turnbull..........Donnie Jones, Brandon Rader.......................................9-6-0 2012.......... Craig Turnbull..........Lance Bryson, Nathan Pennesi, Shane Young.................9-4 TOTAL 569-409-17 * Eastern Wrestling League Dual Meet Champions + Eastern Wrestling League Tournament Champions

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Jim Akerly

Series Records Opponent W L T Akron 3 1 0 Alderson-Broaddus 1 0 0 Anderson 1 0 0 Appalachian State 1 0 0 Arizona State 1 4 0 Army 1 1 0 Augsburg 0 1 0 Baltimore 6 1 0 Bloomsburg 19 13 1 Boise State 1 0 0 Boston 0 1 0 Bowling Green 3 5 0 Buffalo 2 0 0 Cal Poly 1 0 0 Cal State Fullerton 1 0 0 California, Pa. 24 10 1 Cal-Bakersfield 0 1 0 Carnegie-Mellon 1 0 0 Case 6 7 0 Catonsville 1 0 0 Chicago 2 2 0 Cincinnati 3 1 0 The Citadel 5 2 0 Clarion 19 14 2 Cleveland State 25 10 0 Columbia 2 0 0 Davidson 1 0 0 Delaware 0 1 0 Duquesne 9 1 0 East Carolina 3 0 0 East Stroudsburg 2 0 0 Eastern Michigan 0 1 0 Edinboro 10 16 2 Fairmont State 20 8 0 Findlay 0 1 0 Franklin & Marshall 2 4 0 Frostburg State 4 0 0 George Mason 1 1 0 George Washington 1 0 0 Gettysburg 0 2 0 Glenville State 1 0 0 Hiram 2 0 0 Hofstra 0 2 0 Howard 6 0 0 Illinois 3 7 0 Indiana 3 6 0 Indiana, Pa. 20 10 1 Iowa State 1 11 0 Johns Hopkins 2 0 0 Juniata 1 0 0 Kansas State 0 1 0 Kent 2 4 0 Kentucky 2 2 0 Kutztown 1 0 0 Liberty 1 0 0 Lehigh 0 3 0 Lock Haven 20 14 0 Lycoming 0 1 0 Malone 4 0 0 Marshall 8 1 1

Series Began 1969 1976 1976 1985 1984 1932 1992 1957 1979 1990 1994 1959 2001 2008 2008 1959 1999 1921 1937 1978 1933 1970 1958 1979 1979 2006 1961 1973 1971 1963 1981 1971 1977 1957 1940 1935 1973 1977 1973 1977 1975 1957 2005 1971 1926 1922 1951 1922 2010 1969 1938 1941 1923 1982 2010 1921 1979 1978 1974 1930

Last Last Meeting Win 1980 1980 1976 1976 1976 1976 1985 1985 1998 1998 1993 1932 1992 ---1977 1977 2012 2011 1990 1990 1994 ---1968 1965 2002 2002 2008 2008 2008 2008 1993 1993 1999 ---1921 1921 1956 1956 1978 1978 1949 1949 1981 1981 1966 1966 2012 2012 2012 2012 2009 2009 1961 1961 1973 ---2009 2009 1967 1967 1982 1982 1971 ---2012 2012 1977 1972 1940 ---2011 2011 1975 1975 1979 1979 1973 1973 1978 ---1975 1975 1959 1959 2006 ---1978 1978 2011 2011 2010 1991 1984 1984 2007 2003 2011 2011 1969 1969 1938 ---2001 2001 1983 1983 1982 1982 2010 2010 2010 ---2012 2012 1978 ---1978 1978 1982 1982

Marietta 1 0 0 Maryland 7 10 0 Michigan 2 5 0 Michigan State 1 5 0 Millersville 3 0 0 Minnesota 0 3 0 Missouri 0 2 0 Morehead State 3 0 0 Morgan State 3 0 0 Muskingum 1 0 0 Navy 6 25 0 Nebraska 1 8 0 North Carolina 12 2 0 North Carolina State 2 1 0 Northern Illinois 0 1 0 Northern Iowa 0 3 0 Northern Kentucky 1 0 0 Northwestern 1 4 0 Notre Dame 1 0 0 Ohio Northern 2 2 0 Ohio State 8 16 0 Ohio 34 15 1 Ohio Wesleyan 1 0 0 Oklahoma 1 1 0 Oklahoma State 0 6 0 Old Dominion 2 0 0 Oregon 1 0 0 Penn 5 5 0 Penn State 7 28 0 Pitt 24 31 2 Pitt-Johnstown 7 0 0 Princeton 0 1 0 Purdue 0 1 0 Rider 1 0 0 Rochester Tech 1 0 0 Rider 1 0 0 Rutgers 2 1 0 St. Francis 3 1 0 St. Vincent 5 0 0 Sacred Heart 2 0 0 Shippensburg 8 1 1 Slippery Rock 0 9 0 Southern Connecticut 1 0 0 Stanford 1 0 0 Syracuse 1 0 0 Temple 6 4 1 Towson State 3 1 0 Trenton State 0 1 0 Virginia 12 1 0 Virginia Tech 12 6 0 Virginia Military 16 5 0 Wash. & Jefferson 17 3 0 Washington & Lee 16 6 1 Waynesburg 33 11 2 West Liberty 19 5 0 Western Maryland 3 0 0 Western Reserve 7 1 0 Wisconsin 0 3 0 William & Mary 1 1 1 Wilmington 1 0 0 Wyoming 0 1 0 Youngstown State 2 1 0

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1979 2012 2004 2012 1984 2008 2006 1976 1976 1979 1997 2004 2009 1953 1958 1991 1976 2007 1927 1972 2008 2012 1927 2003 1999 1986 1987 2007 2011 2012 1992 1978 1954 2006 1959 2000 2012 1971 1973 2010 1987 1978 1981 2004 1988 1977 1976 1981 2002 2004 1969 1976 1968 1990 1990 1928 1954 2001 1978 1967 2009 1981

1979 1988 1998 2012 1984 ------1976 1976 1979 1994 2002 2009 1953 ------1976 1991 1927 1972 1997 2012 1927 1986 ---1986 1987 1998 2002 2007 1992 ------2006 1959 2000 2012 1971 1973 2010 1987 ---1981 2004 1988 1942 1976 ---2002 2004 1969 1976 1968 1990 1990 1928 1954 ---1967 1967 1981

All-Time Scores 1921-2012 1921 (3-3) R.B. Dayton 20-13..............W................................... Ohio State 8-21................. L.......................................... Lehigh 12-17.............. L............................................. Penn 22-10..............W........................................ Virginia 33-0................W.............................Carnegie Tech 4-26................ L............................................. Navy 1922 (5-3) R.B. Dayton 24-4.................W................................... Ohio State 28-5................W........................................ Virginia 21-4.................W.............................................Ohio 5-17................. L....................................Iowa State 20-3................W ..................... Washington & Lee 14-15.............. L.........................................Indiana 0-27................. L............................................. Navy 16-12..............W............................................ Penn 1923 (6-2) R.B. Dayton 23-8................W ............................................Ohio 3-0...................W .................................................... Waynesburg..... 24-3.................W..................................... Kentucky 13-14.............. L....................................Iowa State 28-5................W ....................................... Virginia 19-6.................W........................................Indiana 8-16................. L............................................. Navy 23-8................W............................................ Penn 1924 (2-1) Steve Harrick 25-0................W......................Western Maryland 14-11..............W............................................ Penn 8-17................. L............................................. Navy 1925 (4-3) Steve Harrick 28-0................W......................Western Maryland 22-8................W.............................................. VMI 16-9.................W...................... Washington & Lee 22-5................W.............................................Iowa 5-12................ L....................................Iowa State 6-16................. L ............................................ Penn 3-23................ L............................................. Navy 1926 (3-1) Steve Harrick 19-6.................W..........................................Illinois 6-17................. L....................................Iowa State 14-13..............W............................................ Navy 23-5................W............................................ Penn 1927 (2-4) Steve Harrick 35-0................W............................Ohio Wesleyan 3-24................. L...........................................Illinois 5-24................. L........................... Oklahoma A&M 9-20................ L..............................................Ohio 29-0................W................................ Notre Dame 6-19................. L............................................. Navy 1928 (2-4) Steve Harrick 9-14................. L.........................................Indiana 4.5-18.5.......... L...................................... Michigan

0-25................ L...........................................Illinois 0-27................. L........................... Oklahoma A&M 35-0................W .....................Western Maryland 21-8.................W............................................ Navy 1929 (3-3) Steve Harrick 28-5................W................................ Waynesburg 14-12..............W..................................... Michigan 17-11..............W................................... Ohio State 5-25................ L........................... Oklahoma A&M 8-24................. L ..........................................Illinois 8-17................. L............................................. Navy 9th at NCAA Tournament 1930 (5-3) Steve Harrick 24-10..............W................................ Waynesburg 6-22................ L.................................... Ohio State 24-6.................W......................................Marshall 24-6.................W........................ Western Reserve 18-11..............W.............................................Ohio 28-10..............W................................ Waynesburg 0-28................ L............................................. Navy 3-31................. L........................... Oklahoma A&M 1931 (4-5) Steve Harrick 32-0................W................................ Waynesburg 29-3................W................................ Waynesburg 5-27................. L...................................... Michigan 13-19.............. L.........................................Indiana 5-27................. L................................... Penn State 15-23.............. L...............................Northwestern 3-33................ L............................................. Navy 22-8................W.............................................Ohio 22-10..............W........................ Western Reserve 1932 (5-3-1) Steve Harrick 18-18.............. T................................. Waynesburg 30-0................W................................ Waynesburg 18-8................W............................................ Army 15-9.................W................................... Ohio State 0-30................ L.........................................Indiana 10-20.............. L................................... Penn State 6-22................ L...................................................... Michigan.......... 17-11..............W........................ Western Reserve 38-0................W.............Washington & Jefferson 1933 (6-2) Denny Myers 32-0................W................................ Waynesburg 29-3................W................................ Waynesburg 15-9.................W................................... Ohio State 6-18................ L .................................. Penn State 32-0................W.............Washington & Jefferson 16.5-11.5........W....................................... Chicago 25-5................W........................................ Temple 12-18.............. L............................................. Navy 1934 (4-2-1) Denny Myers 22-6................W................................ Waynesburg 30-0................W................................ Waynesburg 3-25................ L...........................................Illinois 16-16.............. T......................................... Temple

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28-10..............W...............................................Pitt 24-10..............W.............Washington & Jefferson 1.5-26.5.......... L.................................... Ohio State 1935 (5-3) Albert Gwynne 21-13..............W................................ Waynesburg 22-6................W...............................................Pitt 3-33................ L.................................... Ohio State 24-8.................W................................ Waynesburg 8-22................ L...................................... Michigan 6-26................ L.....................Franklin & Marshall 22-8................W........................................ Temple 24-8.................W.............Washington & Jefferson 1936 (7-0) Albert Gwynne 17-13..............W................................ Waynesburg 18-16..............W........................................ Temple 14-11..............W.............................................Ohio 26.5-1.5..........W................................ Waynesburg 15-11..............W.............................................Ohio 34-0................W.............Washington & Jefferson 36-0................W...............................................Pitt 1937 (4-4) Albert Gwynne 11-21.............. L................................. Waynesburg 13-21.............. L............................................. Case 23-13..............W...............................................Pitt 10-22.............. L.................................... Ohio State 3-29................ L........................................ Chicago 19-11..............W................................ Waynesburg 31-3.................W.............Washington & Jefferson 14-12..............W........................................ Temple 1938 (5-3) Albert Gwynne 17-13..............W................................ Waynesburg 4.5-21.5.......... L.................................... Ohio State 15.5-10.5........W............................................ Case 7.5-20.5.......... L................................. Waynesburg 6-26................ L............................... Kansas State 22-10..............W........................................ Temple 18-14..............W.............Washington & Jefferson 34.5-1.5..........W...............................................Pitt 1939 (1-4) Albert Gwynne 11-17.............. L......................................... Temple 8-20................ L............................ Michigan State 3-29................ L.................................... Ohio State 26-6................W.............Washington & Jefferson 9-15................. L............................................. Case 1940 (2-4) Albert Gwynne 8-28................ L....................... Washington & Lee 12.5-18.5....... L..........................................Findlay 5-25................ L............................ Michigan State 33-5................W.............Washington & Jefferson 15-21.............. L......................................... Temple 17-11..............W............................................ Case 1941 (1-5) Albert Gwynne 8-26................ L....................... Washington & Lee 5-35................ L............................................. Navy

All-Time Scores 1921-2012 8-26................ L....................................Kent State 16-20.............. L......................................... Temple 23-11..............W................................ Waynesburg 10-22.............. L............................................. Case 1942 (1-6) Albert Gwynne 0-32................ L.................................... Ohio State 21-8.................W..................................................... Temple............. 3-29................ L................................... Penn State 3-27................. L................................. Waynesburg 3-23................ L............................................. Case 5-23................ L................................. Waynesburg 0-34................ L............................................. Navy 1943-1946 - no wrestling due to World War II 1947 (0-4) Albert Gwynne 0-38................ L................................. Waynesburg 6-28................ L............................................. Case 6-24................. L....................... Washington & Lee 6-26................ L................................. Waynesburg 1948 (0-7) Steve Harrick 5-22................ L..............Washington & Jefferson 12-16.............. L........................................ Chicago 13-15.............. L...............................Northwestern 7-22................ L..............................................Ohio 5-20................ L............................................. Case 9-15................. L..............Washington & Jefferson 8-17................. L..............Washington & Jefferson 1949 (4-3) Steve Harrick 11-18.............. L......................... Western Reserve 26-11..............W.............Washington & Jefferson 6-18................ L............................................. Case 17-9.................W....................................... Chicago 11-19.............. L...............................Northwestern 18-10..............W........................................ Virginia 22-6................W.............Washington & Jefferson 1950 (7-1) Steve Harrick 22-8................W........................ Western Reserve 7-25................ L....................... Washington & Lee 24-8.................W.............................................Ohio 22-5................W........................................ Virginia 14-12..............W.............................................. VMI 14-12..............W............................................ Case 16-14..............W........................ Western Reserve 14-12..............W...............................................Pitt 1951 (3-5) Steve Harrick 12-14.............. L................... North Carolina State 17-12..............W.............................................Ohio 38-0................W........................ Western Reserve 27-3.................W.................................Indiana, Pa. 13-15.............. L................................ Virginia Tech 9-15................. L............................................... VMI 6-18................ L................................................Pitt 11-18.............. L......................................... Virginia 5th in Southern Conference Tournament

1952 (7-2) Steve Harrick 12-14.............. L......................................Maryland 28-0................W.............................................. VMI 17-9.................W............................... Virginia Tech 21-3.................W............................ North Carolina 30-0................W.................. North Carolina State 18-6................W.............................................Ohio 16-10..............W...................... Washington & Lee 3-25................ L................................................Pitt 20-6................W........................................ Virginia 2nd in Southern Conference Tournament 1953 (6-2) Steve Harrick 16-11..............W............................................ Case 12-16.............. L......................................Maryland 19-11..............W.............................................. VMI 19-9.................W............................... Virginia Tech 26-7................W.................. North Carolina State 29-5................W............................ North Carolina 17-9.................W...................... Washington & Lee 2-27................. L................................................Pitt 2nd in Southern Conference Tournament 1954 (5-4) Steve Harrick 28-6................W........................ Western Reserve 19-10..............W.....................................Maryland 13-17.............. L............................................... VMI 9-15................. L......................................... Purdue 27-3.................W............................... Virginia Tech 27-5.................W............................ North Carolina 16-12..............W...................... Washington & Lee 0-30................ L................................................Pitt 13-14.............. L................................. Waynesburg 1st in Southern Conference Tournament 1955 (4-2) Steve Harrick 25-10..............W............................................ Case 19-13..............W.............................................. VMI 24-6.................W.................................Indiana, Pa. 13-15.............. L................................ Virginia Tech 21-13..............W...................... Washington & Lee 5-26................ L................................................Pitt 2nd in Southern Conference Tournament 12th at NCAA Tournament 1956 (1-6-1) Steve Harrick 24-8.................W............................................ Case 13-19.............. L..................................Indiana, Pa. 16-18.............. L............................................... VMI 14-14.............. T....................... Washington & Lee 10-21.............. L.....................Franklin & Marshall 3-33................ L............................................. Navy 8-26................ L................................ Virginia Tech 0-32................ L................................................Pitt 4th in Southern Conference Tournament 1957 (5-6) Steve Harrick 8-26................ L..................................Indiana, Pa. 3-29................ L............................................... VMI 22-10..............W.................................... Baltimore 32-0................W............................Fairmont State 10-24.............. L....................................Kent State

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26-7................W.......................................... Hiram 3-31................. L................................ Virginia Tech 10-26.............. L.....................Franklin & Marshall 17-15..............W...................... Washington & Lee 26-6................W............................Fairmont State 0-30................ L.............................. Shippensburg 4th in Southern Conference Tournament 1958 (6-4) Steve Harrick 32-0................W............................Fairmont State 13-15.............. L..................................Indiana, Pa. 14-11..............W............................. Shippensburg 15-19.............. L..................................... Baltimore 11-16.............. L...........................Northern Illinois 20-8................W.............................................. VMI 25-3................W...................... Washington & Lee 26-5................W..................................The Citadel 9-19................. L....................................Kent State 22-6................W............................Fairmont State 2nd in Southern Conference Tournament 1959 (9-2) Steve Harrick 25-3................W............................Fairmont State 27-3.................W.................................Indiana, Pa. 15-13..............W..........................Rochester Tech. 10-18.............. L............................. Bowling Green 30-0................W.......................................... Hiram 23-11..............W............................. California, Pa. 18-8................W.............................................. VMI 19-8.................W............................ North Carolina 22-8................W...................... Washington & Lee 11-15.............. L....................................Kent State 27-3.................W............................Fairmont State 1st in Southern Conference Tournament 1960 (9-2) Steve Harrick 28-6................W.................................... Baltimore 20-6................W.................................Indiana, Pa. 9-17................. L............................. Bowling Green 25-9................W............................Fairmont State 29-5................W............................. California. Pa. 17-13..............W...................................Kent State 24-10..............W.............................................. VMI 21-11..............W............................Fairmont State 27-3.................W...................... Washington & Lee 9-21................. L.................................... Ohio State 26-5................W............................ North Carolina 3rd in Southern Conference Tournament 1961 (9-3) Steve Harrick 18-8................W............A...................... Baltimore 21-9.................W............H...................Indiana, Pa. 4-39................ L.............H.................... Penn State 19-13..............W............A............... California, Pa. 22-10..............W............A................................ VMI 18-6................W............N....................The Citadel 27-3.................W............ A....................... Davidson 25-8................W............H..............Fairmont State 5-22................ L.............H................. Virginia Tech 27-2.................W............H........ Washington & Lee 8-20................ L.............H..................... Ohio State 25-3................W............H..............Fairmont State 3rd in Southern Conference Tournament

All-Time Scores 1921-2012 1962 (7-3-1) Steve Harrick 17-11..............W.................................... Baltimore 16-15..............W.................................Indiana, Pa. 19-9.................W............................Fairmont State 3-27................. L................................... Penn State 16-16.............. T.............................. California, Pa. 14-11..............W.............................................. VMI 11-21.............. L............................. North Carolina 18-13..............W..................................The Citadel 16-12..............W...................... Washington & Lee 3-22................ L................................ Virginia Tech 29-3................W............................Fairmont State 4th in Southern Conference Tournament 1963 (10-3) Steve Harrick 29-7................W.................................... Baltimore 16-12..............W.................................Indiana, Pa. 23-3................W.............................................. VMI 17-10...............W................................West Liberty 13-15.............. L.............................. California, Pa. 24-8.................W............................ Bowling Green 21-8.................W............................... Virginia Tech 28-0................W............................ North Carolina 22-8................W.............................. East Carolina 11-14.............. L...................................The Citadel 29-5................W............................Fairmont State 19-10..............W.............................................Ohio 14-16.............. L....................... Washington & Lee 2nd in Southern Conference Tournament 1964 (11-3) Steve Harrick 27-9.................W.................................Indiana, Pa. 33-3................W................................West Liberty 19-9.................W.............................................. VMI 26-6................W...................... Washington & Lee 8-21................. L.................................... Ohio State 26-5................W............................. California, Pa. 22-5................W............................ Bowling Green 2-25................ L................................................Pitt 21-9.................W............................... Virginia Tech 19-7.................W........................................ Virginia 18-13..............W............................ North Carolina 8-20................ L..............................................Ohio 19-10..............W..................................The Citadel 26-5................W............................Fairmont State 1st in Southern Conference Tournament T-37th at NCAA Tournament 1965 (9-3-1) Steve Harrick 8-18................ L................................... Penn State 24-5.................W.............................................. VMI 14-14.............. T..................................Indiana, Pa. 22-6................W...................... Washington & Lee 19-9.................W............................. California, Pa. 14-13..............W............................ Bowling Green 28-0................W........................................ Virginia 12-9................W.............................. East Carolina 14-16.............. L...................................The Citadel 22-8................W............................ North Carolina 11-19.............. L..............................................Ohio 17-9.................W............................... Virginia Tech 31-2.................W............................Fairmont State 1st in Southern Conference Tournament

1966 (4-8) Steve Harrick 15-14..............W.............Washington & Jefferson 14-19.............. L..................................Indiana, Pa. 11-21.............. L....................... Washington & Lee 16-18.............. L.............................. California, Pa. 5-27................. L............................. Bowling Green 14-17............... L............................................... VMI 26-2................W............................ North Carolina 19-12..............W............................Fairmont State 12-23.............. L..............................................Ohio 8-23................ L................................................Pitt 20-8................W..................................The Citadel 16-19.............. L........................ Saint Francis, Pa. 1st in Southern Conference Tournament 1967 (9-3) Steve Harrick 17-14...............W.............Washington & Jefferson 17-16...............W.................................Indiana, Pa. 11-24.............. L.............................. California, Pa. 30-5................W........................................ Virginia 20-17..............W.............................................. VMI 3-34................ L............................. Bowling Green 30-8................W.............................. East Carolina 32-3................W....................... William and Mary 32-3................W..................................Wilmington 37-0.................W............................Fairmont State 12-26.............. L..............................................Ohio 29-12..............W................................West Liberty 2nd in Southern Conference Tournament 1968 (8-3-1) George Nedeff 31-8.................W.............Washington & Jefferson 22-9................W.................................Indiana, Pa. 40-0................W...................... Washington & Lee 24-11..............W............................. California, Pa. 24-15..............W.............................................. VMI 11-22.............. L............................. Bowling Green 36-10..............W................................West Liberty 5-26................ L..............................................Ohio 25-11..............W........................................ Virginia 15-15.............. T............................ William & Mary 15-19.............. L.............................Fairmont State 20-19..............W............................ North Carolina 4th in Southern Conference Tournament 1969 (9-3) George Nedeff 53-79.............. L............. A.................. Waynesburg 53-48..............W............N.......................... Juniata 53-38..............W............N.............................Akron 15-13..............W............H...................Indiana, Pa. 9-20................ L............. A...............Ohio Northern 28-3................W............A.............. North Carolina 34-10..............W............H..................West Liberty 24-6.................W............ A................................ VMI 25-6................W............H................ Saint Vincent 22-9................W............H..............Fairmont State 8-23................ L............. A............... California, Pa. 23-11..............W............H......... Saint Francis, Pa.

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1970 (4-6) George Nedeff 15-20.............. L............. A...................Indiana, Pa. 8-32................ L.............H.................................Pitt 7-27................. L.............H...............Ohio Northern 24-14..............W............N......................Cincinnati 25-8................W............A..................West Liberty 11-24.............. L.............H................Slippery Rock 27-12..............W............ A................ Saint Vincent 8-20................ L............. A..............Fairmont State 7-29................ L.............H............... California, Pa. 26-14..............W............ A......... Saint Francis, Pa. 1971 (11-4-1) George Nedeff 15-15.............. T............. A.................. Waynesburg 9-21................. L.............N......... Eastern Michigan 22-12..............W............N..........................Howard 25-10..............W............H...................Indiana, Pa. 28-5................W............H..................... Duquesne 29-5................W............H................ Saint Vincent 21-11..............W............ A..................West Liberty 37-2.................W............A........ Wash. & Jefferson 21-14..............W............A...............Ohio Northern 24-13..............W............H..................West Liberty 9-27................. L............. A................Slippery Rock 26-14..............W............H..............Fairmont State 29-8................W............H........... Morehead State 14-24.............. L............. A.................................Pitt 2-37................. L............. A............... California, Pa. 22-14..............W............A......... Saint Francis, Pa. 1972 (10-5) George Nedeff 23-14..............W............A...................Indiana, Pa. 30-9................W............A..........................Howard 23-14..............W............ A.................. Waynesburg 26-8................W............ A..........................Indiana 42-6................W............H................ Saint Vincent 32-12..............W............H..................... Duquesne 33-9................W............H........ Wash. & Jefferson 5-36................ L.............H.................................Pitt 22-16..............W............H..............Fairmont State 38-6................W............H...............Ohio Northern 19-28.............. L.............A..................West Liberty 8-39................ L............. A..............Fairmont State 21-15..............W............ A........... Morehead State 5-33................ L.............H................Slippery Rock 11-25.............. L.............H............... California, Pa. 1973 (8-7) George Nedeff 18-21.............. L............. A.......................Delaware 23-17..............W............ A..................... Duquesne 9-30................ L............. A.................. Waynesburg 20-17..............W............H...................Indiana, Pa. 31-7.................W............H................ Saint Vincent 18-20.............. L.............H..................... Duquesne 36-6................W............H.......................Frostburg 24-18..............W............H................ Towson State 6-33................ L.............A.................................Pitt 49-0................W............H.......................Frostburg 22-18..............W............H..................West Liberty 18-19.............. L.............A............... California, Pa. 48-0................W............A......George Washington 12-37.............. L............. A................Slippery Rock 17-20.............. L.............H..............Fairmont State

All-Time Scores 1921-2012 1974 (7-7-1) George Nedeff 38-11..............W............A..........................Howard 38-11..............W............ A..........................Malone 11-23.............. L.............A.................. Waynesburg 15-30.............. L.............A...................Indiana, Pa. 38-0................W............H.......................Frostburg 43-2................W............H..................... Duquesne 14-20.............. L.............H..................West Liberty 27-12..............W............H............... California, Pa. 20-14..............W............ A................ Towson State 19-17..............W............ A................Morgan State 3-39................ L.............H.................................Pitt 20-20.............. T.............H........................Marshall 12-21.............. L.............A..................West Liberty 3-43................ L.............H................Slippery Rock 14-26.............. L.............A..............Fairmont State 1975 (9-5) Fred Liechti 24-18..............W............H...................Indiana, Pa. 43-4................W............ A..........................Malone 28-6................W............A.............. Glenville State 12-27..............W............ A.................. Waynesburg 33-15..............W............H................Morgan State 15-21.............. L.............H................ Towson State 11-23.............. L.............H..............Fairmont State 0-42................ L.............A.................................Pitt 19-14..............W............ A........................Marshall 20-24.............. L.............H..................West Liberty 29-12..............W............ A.............. Pitt-Johnstown 5-36................ L.............A................Slippery Rock 27-16..............W............ A............... California, Pa. 45-0................W ........... A.......................Frostburg 1976 (14-5) Fred Liechti 18-21.............. L.............A...................Indiana, Pa. 42-9................W............N..........................Howard 39-3................W............N..........................Malone 26-14..............W............A.................. Waynesburg 47-6.................W............N.......................Anderson 24-18..............W............N.......Northern Kentucky 25-16..............W............ A..................... Morehead 8-30................ L.............H..................... Ohio State 23-17..............W............N................ Towson State 42-2................W............ A................Morgan State 11-20.............. L.............N..............Fairmont State 30-11..............W............ A........ Wash. & Jefferson 24-13..............W............H........................Marshall 49-0................W............H.......Alderson-Broaddus 6-33................ L.............H................Slippery Rock 20-19..............W............H............... California, Pa. 11-25.............. L.............H.................................Pitt 33-10..............W............N.........Youngstown State 24-13..............W............A..................West Liberty 1977 (3-17) Fred Liechti 19-30.............. L.............H...................Indiana, Pa. 8-26................ L.............H.............................Akron 14-22.............. L.............A.................. Waynesburg 32-17..............W............N.............. Pitt-Johnstown 25-19..............W............H...................... Baltimore 12-25.............. L.............H.................... Gettysburg 7-30................ L.............H........................Edinboro 21-27.............. L.............A......................Cincinnati 2-47................. L.............A..............Fairmont State

15-30.............. L............. A............... California, Pa. 11-27.............. L............. A........................Marshall 2-39................ L............. A................Slippery Rock 12-33.............. L.............H.............. George Mason 41-3.................W............H..........................Howard 6-34................ L.............H......Franklin & Marshall 5-35................ L.............H.......................... Temple 6-31................. L............. A.........Youngstown State 2-43................ L.............H.......................Maryland 15-33.............. L............. A.................................Pitt 11-34.............. L............. A..................West Liberty 1978 (7-9) Fred Liechti 20-29.............. L ............ A...................Indiana, Pa. 40-9................W............A.................. Waynesburg 47-5.................W............N..........................Howard 51-2.................W............N..........................Malone 46-2................W............N.................... Catonsville 24-25.............. L.............N........................Edinboro 16-18.............. L.............N.................... Gettysburg 39-8................W............N......................Cincinnati 20-18..............W............H............... California, Pa. 12-36.............. L.............H................Slippery Rock 29-12..............W............H........................Marshall 9-34................ L.............H.......................Princeton 6-34................ L.............H......... William and Mary 15-21.............. L.............H.......................Lycoming 13-29.............. L............. A.......................Maryland 3-42................ L............. A.................................Pitt 7th in EWL Tournament - WVU’s first year in the EWL 1979 (9-4-2) Craig Turnbull 35-8................W............H...................Indiana, Pa. 36-6................W............N........................ Marietta 26-12..............W............A.................. Waynesburg 31-11..............W............N...................Muskingum 42-9................W............H.............. George Mason 20-20.............. T.............H...............................Ohio 28-10..............W............H.............................Akron 6-32................ L............. A.................. Bloomsburg 17-16...............W............A............... California, Pa. 27-15..............W............H.......................Maryland 4-36................ L............. A.................Clarion State 37-11..............W............ A........................Marshall 12-30.............. L.............H............ Cleveland State 12-20.............. L............. A................... Lock Haven 21-21.............. T ............A.................................Pitt 5th in EWL Tournament 5th in Eastern Athletic Association Tournament 1980 (6-10-1) Craig Turnbull 21-23.............. L............. A...................Indiana, Pa. 28-3................W............H............... California, Pa. 6-35................ L............. A.................... Penn State 15-30.............. L.............N.............................. Navy 39-9................W............N.............................Akron 21-13..............W............N............................Illinois 13-29.............. L............. A...............................Ohio 41-10...............W............H..................West Liberty 36-3................W............H........................Marshall 17-17............... T.............H............... Shippensburg 9-28................ L.............H...........................Clarion 11-28.............. L.............H.................. Bloomsburg 17-21............... L.............H................... Lock Haven

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28-11..............W............H.................................Pitt 12-30.............. L.............A.......................Maryland 11-35.............. L............. A...................... Nebraska 9-31................. L............. A............ Cleveland State 7th in EWL Tournament 1981 (12-10) Craig Turnbull 44-3................W............H...................Indiana, Pa. 25-17..............W............H.................. Waynesburg 18-23.............. L.............H...................... Nebraska 12-24.............. L.............N...............................Ohio 20-19..............W............N.........Youngstown State 43-6................W............N......................Cincinnati 25-22..............W............A............... California, Pa. 35-6................W............A..........East Stroudsburg 16-24.............. L............. A................... Lock Haven 13-28.............. L.............N................ Trenton State 8-33................ L............. A...........................Clarion 32-6................W............N.. Southern Connecticut 23-21..............W............N..........................Rutgers 6-32................ L.............N.............................. Navy 25-16..............W............A............... Shippensburg 22-15..............W............A.................................Pitt 19-25.............. L.............H.................. Bloomsburg 13-33.............. L.............H.................... Penn State 10-34.............. L............. A....................... Kentucky 31-15..............W............A........................Marshall 23-20..............W............H.......................Maryland 15-24.............. L.............H............ Cleveland State 5th in EWL Tournament 1982 (10-9) Craig Turnbull 42-3................W............ A...................Indiana, Pa. 31-6.................W............A.................. Waynesburg 17-27............... L.............H...........................Clarion 6-37................. L.............H....................... Kentucky 12-30.............. L.............H...............Northern Iowa 31-9.................W............H...............................Ohio 13-23.............. L............. A.......................Maryland 14-30.............. L............. A.............................. Navy 41-5.................W............H............... Shippensburg 23-15..............W............ A.....................Millersville 23-12..............W............H............... California, Pa. 8-40................ L.............H................... Lock Haven 20-19..............W............H.................................Pitt 3-38................ L.............N.................. Bloomsburg 33-12..............W............N....................... Kutztown 36-12..............W............N..........East Stroudsburg 35-13..............W............H........................Marshall 6-34................ L............. A.................... Penn State 13-23.............. L............. A............ Cleveland State 8th in EWL Tournament 1983 (6-9) Craig Turnbull 19-18..............W............ A....................... Kentucky 17-23.............. L............. A...........................Clarion 40-6................W............H.................. Waynesburg 12-23.............. L.............A.................................Pitt 28-15..............W............H............... Shippensburg 20-19..............W............H.....................Millersville 17-22.............. L............. A............... California, Pa. 10-31.............. L............. A................... Lock Haven 13-29.............. L.............H.......................Maryland 20-19..............W............H.................. Bloomsburg 3-39................ L.............H.............................. Navy

All-Time Scores 1921-2012 16-22.............. L.............A...............................Ohio 6-46................ L.............H.................... Penn State 27-22..............W............H..................West Liberty 11-36.............. L.............H............ Cleveland State 7th in EWL Tournament 1984 (8-8) Craig Turnbull 30-15..............W............ A.................. Waynesburg 10-21.............. L.............H...........................Clarion 17-20.............. L.............H................ Arizona State 21-18..............W............H.................................Pitt 19-18..............W............A............... Shippensburg 39-9................W............ A.....................Millersville 60-0................W............H...............................Ohio 18-20.............. L.............A.......................Maryland 11-33.............. L.............A.............................. Navy 30-11..............W............ A...................Indiana, Pa. 9-33................ L.............A.................. Bloomsburg 49-0................W............H............... California, Pa. 12-27.............. L.............A................... Lock Haven 9-34................ L.............A.................... Penn State 39-4................W............ A..................West Liberty 17-32.............. L.............A............ Cleveland State 7th in EWL Tournament 1985 (13-3) Craig Turnbull 27-16..............W............ A........................Edinboro 38-6................W............H.................. Waynesburg 15-28.............. L.............A...........................Clarion 19-15..............W............ A.................................Pitt 35-7................W............N................Old Dominion 20-24.............. L.............N.....................Iowa State 26-16..............W............N........Appalachian State 32-3................W............H............... Shippensburg 36-9................W............H.......................Maryland 47-3.................W............ A............... California, Pa. 20-13..............W............H.............................. Navy 21-19..............W............H................... Lock Haven 20-24.............. L.............H.................... Penn State 39-7................W............H..................West Liberty 32-9................W............A............ Cleveland State 40-7................W............H...............................Ohio 5th in EWL Tournament 1986 (12-7) Craig Turnbull 42-6................W............ A.................. Waynesburg 12-30.............. L.............H...........................Clarion 13-25.............. L.............H.................................Pitt 38-6................W............N................Old Dominion 0-42................ L.............N.....................Iowa State 28-15..............W............N..........................Indiana 34-11..............W............N.......................... Virginia 16-23.............. L.............N...............Northern Iowa 30-15..............W............N..................... Oklahoma 25-17..............W............ A...............................Ohio 36-6................W............ A............... Shippensburg 19-20.............. L.............A.............................. Navy 54-2................W............H............... California, Pa. 21-19..............W............H.................. Bloomsburg 16-23.............. L.............A................... Lock Haven 9-32................ L.............A.................... Penn State 36-9................W............H..................West Liberty 27-15..............W............H............ Cleveland State 23-20..............W............A.......................Maryland 7th in EWL Tournament

1987 (10-6) Craig Turnbull 39-9................W............H.................. Waynesburg 14-21.............. L.............A...........................Clarion 18-15..............W............N..................... Ohio State 15-20.............. L.............N..................... Wisconsin 34-9................W............N.......................... Oregon 13-23.............. L.............H................ Arizona State 48-0................W............H............... Shippensburg 23-11..............W............H.......................Maryland 41-5.................W............H...............................Ohio 41-7.................W............ A............... California, Pa. 15-19.............. L.............A.................. Bloomsburg 21-19..............W............H................... Lock Haven 13-31.............. L.............H.................... Penn State 31-11..............W............ A..................West Liberty 19-18..............W............ A............ Cleveland State 16-22.............. L.............A.................................Pitt 7th in EWL Tournament 1988 (10-7) Craig Turnbull 29-11..............W............A.................. Waynesburg 20-15..............W............H...........................Clarion 7-33................ L.............N........................Edinboro 22-15..............W............N.......................Maryland 17-14...............W............N....................... Syracuse 26-14..............W............N...........................Clarion 10-25.............. L.............A..................... Ohio State 38-11..............W............H............... California, Pa. 12-22.............. L.............A.............................. Navy 21-15..............W............H.............. Pitt-Johnstown 26-9................W............A...............................Ohio 13-24.............. L.............H.................. Bloomsburg 17-24............... L.............A................... Lock Haven 16-24.............. L.............A.................... Penn State 15-20.............. L.............H............ Cleveland State 44-6................W............H..................West Liberty 25-11..............W ...........H.................................Pitt 7th in EWL Tournament 22nd in NCAA Tournament 1989 (7-7) Craig Turnbull 44-2................W............H.................. Waynesburg 13-25.............. L.............A...........................Clarion 6-34................ L.............N................ Arizona State 35-12..............W............N...............................Ohio 34-7................W............A............... California, Pa. 25-12..............W............A.............. Pitt-Johnstown 26-15..............W............H.............................. Navy 16-19.............. L.............A.................. Bloomsburg 14-22.............. L.............H........................Edinboro 12-29.............. L.............H................... Lock Haven 9-26................ L.............H.................... Penn State 14-18.............. L.............A............ Cleveland State 28-6................W............ A..................West Liberty 19-17..............W............A.................................Pitt 8th in EWL Tournament 1990 (14-1) Craig Turnbull 52-3................W............A.................. Waynesburg 26-13..............W............H...........................Clarion 43-0................W............H................... Boise State 27-8.................W............A...............................Ohio 34-3................W............H............... California, Pa. 39-4................W............H.............. Pitt-Johnstown

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19-12..............W............N.............................. Navy 17-25.............. L.............N................ Arizona State 22-11..............W............H.................. Bloomsburg 25-13..............W............A................... Lock Haven 20-13..............W............H.................... Penn State 31-12..............W............H..................West Liberty 35-2................W............H............ Cleveland State 29-3................W............H.................................Pitt 24-10..............W............A........................Edinboro 2nd in EWL Tournament 18th in NCAA Tournament 1991 (11-5) Craig Turnbull 23-9................W............ A...........................Clarion 21-14..............W............N........................Indiana* 19-21.............. L.............N.................... Nebraska* 35-5................W............N............. Northwestern* 16-23.............. L.............N............ Northern Iowa* 15-20.............. L.............N............North Carolina* 33-9................W............H............... California, Pa. 53-0................W............A.............. Pitt-Johnstown 16-18.............. L............. A.............................. Navy 40-2................W............H...............................Ohio 32-7................W............ A.................. Bloomsburg 18-21.............. L.............H................... Lock Haven 23-17..............W............H.................... Penn State 24-15..............W............ A............ Cleveland State 32-9................W............ A.................................Pitt 34-10..............W............H........................Edinboro 1st in EWL Tournament 6th in NCAA Tournament * NWCA National Duals 1992 (7-6) Craig Turnbull 20-13..............W............H...........................Clarion 17-13..............W............A................... Lock Haven 28-13..............W............H.............. Pitt-Johnstown 28-11..............W............A............... California, Pa. 18-16..............W............ A...............................Ohio 16-19.............. L.............H.............................. Navy 12-28.............. L............. A.................... Penn State 23-21..............W............H.................. Bloomsburg 9-39................ L.............N..................... Wisconsin 18-25.............. L.............N.......................Augsburg 15-21.............. L.............H............ Cleveland State 20-16..............W............ A........................Edinboro 14-23.............. L.............H.................................Pitt 4th in EWL Tournament 1993 (7-5) Craig Turnbull 22-17..............W............N..................... Ohio State 32-15..............W............ A...........................Clarion 35-11..............W............H............... California, Pa. 28-11..............W............H...............................Ohio 10-21.............. L.............A.............................. Navy 12-21.............. L............. A.................. Bloomsburg 19-16..............W............H................... Lock Haven 12-19.............. L.............H.............................. Army 28-18..............W............ A............ Cleveland State 21-14..............W............H........................Edinboro 6-27................. L.............A.................................Pitt 16-25.............. L.............H.................... Penn State 3rd in EWL Tournament 25th in NCAA Tournament

All-Time Scores 1921-2012 1994 (6-4) Craig Turnbull 9-25................ L.............H...........................Clarion 22-10..............W............H.............................. Navy 32-6................W............H.................. Bloomsburg 13-22.............. L.............N......... Boston University 15-22.............. L.............N.....................Iowa State 21-12..............W............A................... Lock Haven 36-4................W............H............ Cleveland State 15-19.............. L.............A........................Edinboro 32-3................W............H.................................Pitt 22-16..............W............ A.................... Penn State 3rd in EWL Tournament 14th in NCAA Tournament 1995 (4-6) Craig Turnbull 13-25.............. L.............A...........................Clarion 15-27.............. L.............H.....................Iowa State 9-24................. L.............A.............................. Navy 31-11..............W............ A.................. Bloomsburg 21-20..............W............ A...............................Ohio 7-28................ L.............H................... Lock Haven 23-15..............W............ A............ Cleveland State 15-23.............. L.............H........................Edinboro 10-26.............. L.............A.................................Pitt 18-14..............W............H.................... Penn State 5th in EWL Tournament 1996 (7-5-1) Craig Turnbull 33-3................W............H...............................Ohio 10-24.............. L.............H...................... Nebraska 25-10..............W............H.................. Bloomsburg 19-19.............. T.............H...........................Clarion 15-28.............. L.............N............Oklahoma State 15-22.............. L.............N.................................Pitt 30-9................W............N..................... Duquesne 42-12..............W............N......Franklin & Marshall 17-20.............. L.............A................... Lock Haven 30-6................W............H............ Cleveland State 25-15..............W............ A........................Edinboro 19-13..............W............H.................................Pitt 16-20.............. L.............A.................... Penn State 1st in EWL Tournament 1997 (4-6) Craig Turnbull 12-25.............. L.............A...................... Nebraska 22-15..............W............ A..................... Ohio State 25-14..............W............ A...........................Clarion 15-22.............. L.............H.............................. Navy 16-23.............. L.............A.................. Bloomsburg 19-18..............W............H................... Lock Haven 42-3................W............A............ Cleveland State 13-27.............. L.............H........................Edinboro 17-18.............. L.............A.................................Pitt 16-22.............. L.............H...............................Ohio 4th in EWL Tournament 1998 (11-3-1) Craig Turnbull 19-19.............. T.............H...........................Clarion 30-19..............W............H.................. Bloomsburg 28-10..............W............N.....................Michigan* 3-33................ L.............N.................. Minnesota* 20-19..............W............N............................Penn* 20-16..............W............N..............Arizona State*

13-25.............. L.............N..................Penn State* 8-36................ L.............N.................... Nebraska* 26-12..............W............ A................... Lock Haven 18-13..............W............H.................... Penn State 42-10..............W............H..................... Duquesne 48-0................W............H............ Cleveland State 18-14..............W............H.................................Pitt 30-6................W............ A...............................Ohio 25-14..............W............ A........................Edinboro 2nd in EWL Tournament 7th in NCAA Tournament * National Duals 1999 (7-4) Craig Turnbull 22-12..............W............ A...........................Clarion 32-7................W............A.................. Bloomsburg 10-31.............. L.............N............Oklahoma State 17-20.............. L.............N............. Cal-Bakersfield 20-12..............W............H................... Lock Haven 33-9................W............A............ Cleveland State 41-6.................W............H................. Virginia Tech 10-21.............. L.............A.................................Pitt 41-3.................W............A..................... Duquesne 13-19.............. L.............H........................Edinboro 31-7.................W............H...............................Ohio 2nd in EWL Tournament 9th in NCAA Tournament 2000 (6-4-1) Craig Turnbull 35-8................W............H...........................Clarion 19-19.............. T.............H.................. Bloomsburg 24-15..............W............A................... Lock Haven 20-23.............. L.............N.............. Pennsylvania* 29-9................W............N........................... Rider* 6-35................ L.............N.................... Nebraska* 28-13..............W............N............... Virginia Tech^ 30-6................W............H............ Cleveland State 14-20.............. L.............H.................................Pitt 9-25................ L.............A........................Edinboro 23-13..............W............A...............................Ohio 2nd in EWL Tournament 22nd in NCAA Tournament * National Duals ^ Grundy, Va. 2001 (4-9) Craig Turnbull 10-27.............. L.............A...........................Clarion 22-10..............W............H.................... Penn State 8-38................ L.............N....................... Indiana& 19-16..............W............N........................Buffalo& 22-21..............W............N............................ Kent& 9-28................ L.............N...................Wisconsin& 7-34................ L.............A.................. Bloomsburg 24-23..............W............H................. Virginia Tech 12-33.............. L.............H................... Lock Haven 9-27................. L.............H...............................Ohio 12-28.............. L.............A ................................Pitt 6-38................ L.............H........................Edinboro 19-22.............. L.............H............ Cleveland State 8th in EWL Tournament 37th in NCAA Tournament & Virginia Duals

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2002 (12-2) Craig Turnbull 16-24.............. L............. A.....................Iowa State 23-12..............W............H...........................Clarion 23-15..............W............A.................... Penn State 13-26.............. L............. A..................... Ohio State 36-7................W............H.................. Bloomsburg 31-21..............W............H...................... Nebraska 44-3................W............H.......................... Virginia 26-6................W............H.......................... Buffalo 19-12..............W............H................... Lock Haven 29-9................W............A................. Virginia Tech 32-2................W............H.................................Pitt 23-15..............W............ A...............................Ohio 19-14..............W............ A............ Cleveland State 31-3.................W............A........................Edinboro 1st in EWL Tournament 13th in NCAA Tournament 2003 (9-3) Craig Turnbull 22-14..............W............H.....................Iowa State 14-21.............. L.............H..................... Ohio State 34-0................W............A.................. Bloomsburg 18-20.............. L.............N................... Oklahoma* 15-20.............. L.............N.................. Minnesota* 22-14..............W............ A...........................Clarion 31-8.................W............A................... Lock Haven 36-12..............W............H................. Virginia Tech 29-8................W............ A.................................Pitt 23-9................W............H...............................Ohio 19-14..............W............H........................Edinboro 25-16..............W............H............ Cleveland State 2nd in EWL Tournament 17th at NCAA Tournament * National Duals 2004 (9-5) Craig Turnbull 22-14..............W............N........................ Stanford 15-22.............. L.............N........................ Missouri 13-24.............. L.............H.................... Penn State 32-7................W............H.................. Bloomsburg 16-29.............. L.............N.....................Michigan* 21-16..............W............H..........Cleveland State* 18-21.............. L.............N............................Penn* 25-15..............W............H...........................Clarion 21-13..............W............H.................................Pitt 39-13..............W............A................. Virginia Tech 29-10..............W............H................... Lock Haven 23-22..............W............A...............................Ohio 13-25.............. L.............A........................Edinboro 27-12..............W............ A............ Cleveland State T-1st in EWL Tournament 16th at NCAA Tournament * National Duals 2005 (5-6-1) Craig Turnbull 15-20.............. L............. A...................... Nebraska 12-34.............. L............. A.................... Penn State 22-16..............W............A.................. Bloomsburg 43-0................W............A...........................Clarion 6-34................ L.............N............................Illinois 16-24.............. L.............N.................... Penn State 18-23.............. L.............H.......................... Hofstra 23-15..............W............A.................................Pitt 25-15..............W............H...............................Ohio

All-Time Scores 1921-2012 19-21.............. L.............A................... Lock Haven 20-20.............. T.............H........................Edinboro 27-13..............W............H............ Cleveland State 4th in EWL Tournament 18th in NCAA Tournament 2006 (6-6) Craig Turnbull 16-29.............. L.............H........................ Missouri 14-28.............. L.............A.......................... Hofstra 21-18..............W............N........................... Rider* 15-17.............. L.............N...................Ohio State* 16-20.............. L.............N.................... Columbia* 22-14..............W............H.................. Bloomsburg 37-6.................W............H...........................Clarion 20-13..............W............H.................................Pitt 16-18.............. L.............A...............................Ohio 25-16..............W............H................... Lock Haven 5-40................ L.............A........................Edinboro 24-12..............W............A............ Cleveland State 2nd in EWL Tournament 26th in NCAA Tournament *Virginia Duals 2007 (5-5) Craig Turnbull 37-7.................W............H..................... Duquesne 14-28.............. L.............N............. Northwestern* 18-25.............. L.............N............................Penn* 15-22.............. L.............A.................. Bloomsburg 38-6................W............ A...........................Clarion 18-16..............W............ A.................................Pitt 16-22.............. L.............H...............................Ohio 25-11..............W............A................... Lock Haven 16-21.............. L.............H........................Edinboro 38-6................W............H............ Cleveland State 2nd in EWL Tournament 28th in NCAA Tournament * NWCA National Duals

57-0.................W............A..................... Duquesne 19-16..............W............A.................. Bloomsburg 22-14..............W............A...........................Clarion 20-16..............W............A................... Lock Haven 15-15.............. T.............A.................................Pitt 37-9.................W............H...............................Ohio 41-0.................W............H............ Cleveland State 19-19.............. T.............H........................Edinboro 2nd in EWL Tournament 47th in NCAA Tournament * Sprawl & Brawl Meet (Vestal, N.Y.) 2010 (3-10-0) Craig Turnbull 18-19.............. L.............N....................Wyoming * 15-23.............. L.............N........................ Illinois * 12-33.............. L.............H.................... Penn State 9-29................ L.............H..........................Indiana 9-24................. L.............A............. Michigan State 3-39................ L.............A........................... Lehigh 14-20.............. L.............H...........................Clarion 21-18..............W............H.................. Bloomsburg 32-12..............W............H................... Lock Haven 15-19.............. L.............H.................................Pitt 15-27.............. L............. A...............................Ohio 34-11..............W............ A......... Cleveland State ^ 6-29................ L............. A........................Edinboro 5th in EWL Tournament T-47th in NCAA Tournament * Sprawl & Brawl Meet (Vestal, N.Y.) ^ Saint Clairsville, Ohio 2011 (9-6-0) Craig Turnbull 24-12..............W............N.........................Liberty* 13-27.............. L............. A.................... Maryland* 38-3................W............N.............. Johns Hopkins 41-0.................W............N.............. Sacred Heart^ 14-25.............. L.............N........................Rutgers^

3-40................ L.............N.................. Penn State^ 18-15..............W............A............................Illinois 18-21.............. L.............H............. Michigan State 19-12..............W............A.................. Bloomsburg 39-4................W............A...........................Clarion 33-5................W............ A................... Lock Haven 14-21.............. L............. A.................................Pitt 24-13..............W............H...............................Ohio 15-22.............. L.............H........................Edinboro 46-0................W............H............ Cleveland State 2nd in EWL Tournament 51st in NCAA Tournament * Terrapin Duals (College Park, Md.) ^ Sprawl & Brawl (Vestal, N.Y.) 2012 (9-4-0) Craig Turnbull 48-0................W............N............Johns Hopkins* 41-0.................W............N... Franklin & Marshall* 6-34................ L............. A.................... Penn State 15-22.............. L.............H.......................Maryland 23-12..............W............A............. Michigan State 10-25.............. L.............H.................. Bloomsburg 23-20..............W............H...........................Clarion 28-12..............W............H................... Lock Haven 21-18..............W............A..........................Rutgers 12-26.............. L.............H.................................Pitt 36-3................W............A...............................Ohio 18-17..............W............A........................Edinboro 36-6................W............A............ Cleveland State 3rd in EWL Tournament 43rd in NCAA Tournament * Terrapin Duals (College Park, Md.)

2008 (8-5-0) Craig Turnbull 37-3.................W............N............ Sacred Heart @ 9-24................. L.............N.................Iowa State @ 27-12..............W............A....... Cal State Fullerton 24-12..............W............A......................... Cal Poly 9-32................ L.............N.................. Minnesota* 9-29................ L.............N...................Ohio State* 35-3................W............H...........................Clarion 21-12..............W............H.................. Bloomsburg 30-6................W............H................... Lock Haven 17-18.............. L.............H.................................Pitt 28-13..............W............A...............................Ohio 16-21.............. L.............A........................Edinboro 32-2................W............ A............ Cleveland State 3rd in EWL Tournament 31st in NCAA Tournament @ Sprawl & Brawl Meet (Vestal, N.Y.) * NWCA National Duals 2009 (8-4-2) Craig Turnbull 22-15..............W............N................... Columbia * 21-11..............W............N...........North Carolina * 10-27.............. L.............A.................... Penn State 3-35................ L.............H........................... Lehigh 19-26.............. L.............H............................Illinois 15-25.............. L.............H............. Michigan State

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NCAA Champions Scott Collins Clearfield, Pa.

1991 | 142 pounds Ranked No. 1 in the nation all season, Scott Collins became WVU’s first national champion in 1991 after posting a stellar 40-1 senior season. Collins went undefeated in EWL action as a senior. In fact, he set WVU’s then-all-time consecutive wins streak with 23-straight victories, including five straight at the NCAA Tournament. As a member of WVU’s nationally ranked 14-1 team and EWL regular season dual meet champions, Collins turned in an outstanding career; at the time, he was tied for first on WVU’s all-time career wins list with a 119-34-4 record. The three-time NCAA qualifier was the EWL champion as a senior. Collins went on to lead the Mountaineers to a sixth-place national finish. For his efforts, Collins was named co-EWL Wrestler of the Year and is ranked second in EWL history for most dual wins by a 142-pounder. Collins helped the team win two EWL titles. “He started as a true freshman and competed very successfully. Every year, he was someone who was capable of placing in the national tournament and competing to be in the finals. It never happened for him. It really drew upon him to have some strength of character to not lower his goals and continue to have that dream and goal that he wanted to be a national champion. “When we went to Iowa, he was the No. 1 seed and worked himself to the finals. To be in the finals after not placing before is unusual and he found himself wrestling an Iowa wrestler in the finals while we were competing at Iowa. He probably had about 12-13,000 people getting ready to cheer against him. It wasn’t that normal progression of placing several times and really having that seasoned feeling once you got your shot in the finals. I think it took a lot of his internal strength and focus. The match was one of the better ones that evening and it came down to a 6-6 score with 30 seconds left. Scott was the one who scored the winning takedown. It was a very dramatic moment for him and a significant moment for the program. To me, it was a very significant coming-of-age moment for the program.” – Coach Craig Turnbull

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NCAA Champions Dean Morrison Amityville, N.Y.

1994 | 177 pounds Dean Morrison entered the 1994 NCAA Championships with a seven-match win streak and finished the tournament with five-straight wins, plus a national championship, WVU’s secondever. Ranked No. 2 heading into the tournament, Morrison defeated three ranked opponents to make the finals. He defeated Wyoming’s Reese Andy 3-2 in the finals and finished the season by winning 22 of 23 matches. Morrison posted a 33-3 record his senior season, which tied him for fifth on the all-time senior wins list at WVU, a ranking he still holds today. Those 33 wins also tied him for most wins by a 177-pounder and put him at 10th on WVU’s top season list. It was his second straight 30win season. Two of his losses came to future Olympian Les Gutches of Oregon State at the Las Vegas Invitational and the NWCA All-Star Classic. Morrison won his third consecutive EWL championship in 1994, the first Mountaineer to accomplish the feat. During the season, Morrison won the Navy Classic and Great Plains Invitational and placed second at the WVU Open and the Las Vegas Invitational. He ranks sixth on WVU’s all-time wins list with a 103-32-2 record. “Dean is a great success story. He had never won a New York state title. I believe he placed once, but he never placed in a national tournament. He was a very average student out of high school. When he applied to the university – we were recruiting him out of high school – he was denied admission. We took him to a committee to appeal that and they decided to give Dean an opportunity. Dean worked hard enough. It took a while and he had to go at a slow pace. He graduated in engineering, and when he left the university, he was a three-time Eastern Wrestling League champion and an NCAA champion. “Dean, being an engineering major and an NCAA champion, were equally as unlikely, so it was a testament really to his ability to set goals that were outside his reach when no one believed they were possible and make them a reality.” – Coach Craig Turnbull

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NCAA Champions He won his third-consecutive EWL crown in leading the Mountaineers to a share of the 2004 EWL Championship title. His 7-0 record in league contests earned him the EWL Points Champion award. Jones was then named EWL Wrestler of the Year for the second time in his career.

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Greg Jones

Slickville, Pa. | Three-time champion

2005 | 184 pounds Greg Jones capped off one of the greatest collegiate wrestling careers in NCAA history by becoming just the 39th wrestler to ever win three national championships. He also became the first wrestler from the Eastern Wrestling League to ever win the NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler title. Jones, a Slickville, Pa., native, took home his third championship with a 5-3 decision against Cornell’s Tyler Baier. Jones dazzled the 16,302 fans in attendance at the Savvis Center. He jumped out to a 2-0 lead and then extended it to 5-1 before Baier earned two points late. The match concluded the story of WVU’s greatest wrestler as Jones left with a 126-4 career record. In 2004-05, he outscored his opponents 298-82 and was taken down just 10 times in 130 career matches. For the second-consecutive season, Jones finished 2004-05 with an undefeated season. Only Oklahoma State’s Steve Mocco and Jones finished the year undefeated.

It will long be remembered as one of the greatest accomplishments in West Virginia history. Greg Jones became just the 10th freshman since 1970 to win a national championship. Coming off a tiebreaker win over Edinboro’s Josh Koscheck in the EWL finals, Jones entered the NCAA Championships as the No. 2 seed. Jones showed two losses entering the tournament, one of them coming to topseeded Otto Olson of Michigan and the other coming by way of injury default, meaning that the last time Jones was outscored in a match was Dec. 1. Although he battled nerves in his first appearance at the NCAA Championships in Albany, N.Y., he quickly got into a comfort zone. He won by scores of 17-10, 8-3, 10-4, 15-5 and 12-5 and was not taken down after the first round. In the finals, Jones went up against Greg Parker of Princeton. As was standard, Jones scored the first takedown of the match and dictated the tempo from there. Parker was no match for Jones’ speed and strength, and Jones went on to the title. “Greg was given advice often that ‘you should probably go somewhere else because you don’t want to be in the shadow of your brother (Vertus). How are you going to match what he accomplished? He won four EWL titles, was in the NCAA finals twice and was third the other time.’ I think having an older brother is a tremendous help. His title match in the EWL Championships as a freshman was against a defending national champion from Edinboro. It was an overtime win and I think it provided Greg with a lot of confidence going into the national tournament. He really took it one match at a time and wrestled a very confident semifinal match and made the finals as a freshman. At the time, he won and became the 10th freshman since 1970 who has won an NCAA Championship. It really was a credit to Greg and also his background, family support and brothers’ support. I don’t think people recognize it until they live it the stresses that are on someone in an individual sport to achieve your goal or pinnacle of your sport early. “People, when they look at a career like Greg’s, they just think he did really well and everything came easy. There were tremendous challenges, especially coming from that second season and going into the next two, learning the things that he needed to from that year and coming back with a new perspective of what he had to bring to the practice and his preparation. He won the next two and was named the Outstanding Wrestler his senior year. In the three national tournaments that he won, he was only scored on once with offensive points and that was his first match – as a freshman, he gave a takedown up and was never scored on again offensively. I think historians will put Greg into a category of one of the greatest wrestlers in NCAA history.” – Coach Craig Turnbull

2004 | 184 pounds Jones turned in one of the finest individual seasons by a WVU wrestler in school history, going a perfect 26-0. He also became the first Mountaineer to win multiple national titles with his 184-pound championship in St. Louis. Jones posted his third victory of the tournament over Ben Heizer of Northern Illinois and won his second crown, 10-5, in front of 15,081 fans at the Savvis Center. Jones’ performance was so dominant that he did not give up an offensive point during the entire 2004 NCAA Tournament in going 5-0. He opened the season by winning the prestigious Midlands Classic title in late December. Jones’ unblemished start led to WVU’s first undefeated season.

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All-Americans Jimmie Cox

Michael Carr

1929 Wheeling, W.Va.

1988 Erie, Pa.

The first WVU wrestler to attain All-America honors, Jimmie Cox placed third at the 1929 NCAA Championships at Ohio State. Cox won three matches at 135 pounds in guiding West Virginia to a ninth-place team finish.

Robert Perry

1955 Mission Viejo, Calif. Robert Perry was one of two Mountaineers to earn All-America honors in 1955 at Cornell. Perry won his opening round match via fall over Syracuse’s Don Clark at 115 pounds. He won two more matches before taking fourth-place honors to become WVU’s second All-American.

Lewis Guidi

1955 McMurray, Pa. Mountaineer Lewis “Lou” Guidi was the second WVU wrestler to earn All-America status at the 1955 NCAA Championships with a second-place finish. WVU’s 123-pounder posted a 4-1 record before falling in the championship match to Pitt’s Ed Peery. Guidi’s runner-up finish, along with teammate Robert Perry’s fourth-place result, pushed West Virginia to a 12th-place team finish. He was inducted into the WVU Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.

Wrestling only one season at WVU, Michael Carr, an Iowa State transfer, set a Mountaineer record at the time for most takedowns in a season with 70. Posting 39 wins, Carr became West Virginia’s second Eastern Wrestling League individual champion. He also won titles at the Navy Turkey Bowl, Hoosier Invitational and the WVU Open. Carr earned All-America honors for his seventh-place finish in the 158-pound weight class at the 1988 NCAA Championships at Iowa.

Mark Banks 1990, 1991 York, Pa.

Wrestling for West Virginia from 1990-91, Mark Banks was one of the most accomplished wrestlers in Mountaineer history. Banks earned back-toback fifth-place finishes at the NCAA Tournament in 1990 and 1991 at 167 pounds to become the Mountaineers’ first two-time All-American. Banks, who competed in the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Classic in 1991, also won consecutive 167-pound EWL titles with the Mountaineers, West Virginia’s first two-time league titlist. Throughout his four-year career, which included two years at Bloomsburg, Banks compiled a 22-1 record in EWL dual matches. During his stay in Morgantown, Banks never lost a league match in 13 decisions and helped WVU win two league titles and earn a sixth-place finish at the 1991 NCAA Championships.

Dominic Black 1991 Lexington, Ky.

Mark Cagle

1979 Phoenixville, Pa. Mark Cagle placed eighth out of 32 competitors at the 1979 NCAA Championships at Iowa State. Wrestling at 134 pounds, the sophomore posted a 21-5 season record, with all five losses coming to grapplers who had also qualified for the NCAAs, including eventual national champion Darryl Burley of Lehigh. Cagle became the Mountaineers’ fourth All-American.

Jim Akerly 1987 Erie, Pa.

West Virginia’s fifth All-American wrestler, Jim Akerly brought the program national publicity with his back-to-back national rankings (ranked No. 3 as a sophomore and a junior). The first Mountaineer invited to participate in the East-West All-Star Classic, Akerly collected more wins (119) than any previous WVU grappler to lead the Mountaineers to four-consecutive Top 20 finishes. During his four-year association with the Mountaineer wrestling program, Akerly was a driving force behind a 45-23 team record. The Erie, Pa., native earned All-America status in 1987 at the NCAA Championships at Maryland, where he finished eighth at 150 pounds.

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Enjoying a banner collegiate career with the Mountaineers, Dominic Black finished as one of only five wrestlers in school history at the time to amass more than 100 career victories. Black capped his career with stellar seasons in 1990 and 1991. As a junior, he went 33-5 to establish a record for wins in a season by a Mountaineer 177-pounder, won an EWL title and competed in his second-consecutive NCAA Tournament. The following year, Black posted a 39-win season (third-best in school history), earned his second-consecutive EWL title and had a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. In 1995, Black became the first West Virginia wrestler to ever represent the United States in an international event, as he won a gold medal in the 198-pound weight class at the World Cup of Freestyle. In 1999, Black made the U.S. World Wrestling Team, which participates in world championships. He won a national title and was a gold medalist at the 1999 Pan-American Games. He was inducted into the WVU Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.

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All-Americans Scott Collins

Mike Mason

1991 Clearfield, Pa.

1997, 1998 Williamstown, W.Va.

Scott Collins was one of the greatest wrestlers in West Virginia history. The two-time EWL finalist became the first Mountaineer to win a national title when he claimed first-place honors at the 1991 NCAA Championships at Iowa City. By becoming the EWL’s 12th national champion, Collins was named co-EWL Wrestler of the Year. The 142-pounder also captured the 1991 EWL title. Collins, who went undefeated in EWL action during his national title season in 1991, ranked second in EWL history for most dual wins by a 142-pounder. Collins finished his career as the school’s all-time win leader, and he helped the Mountaineers win two EWL titles. Collins registered a sixthplace finish at the 1991 NCAA Championships. He was inducted into the WVU Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.

Mike Mason is remembered as one of the most diligent and hard-working wrestlers in the history of the program. The second WVU wrestler to be a twotime All-American – both at 150 pounds – and the first All-American from the state of West Virginia, Mason earned his first All-America honors in 1997 when he was seeded eighth and wrestled to the quarterfinal round. He posted a 35-5 record his junior year, including a 10-0 dual meet record. As a senior, Mason advanced to the NCAA semifinal, losing a controversial double-overtime decision, then came back to win two hard-fought matches and finish third for his second All-America honor. He competed in the NWCA All-Star Classic, won an EWL title and was the fifth WVU wrestler to reach 100 career wins.

Doug Taylor

Ian “Whitey” Chlebove

1993 Milesburg, Pa.

1998, 1999 Northampton, Pa.

Making his first NCAA appearance, Doug Taylor became West Virginia’s seventh All-American at the 1993 NCAA Championships in Ames, Iowa. Taylor, who battled an injury-plagued season, finished fifth at 158 pounds. Taylor lost a controversial overtime decision in the semifinals, trying to become only the second Mountaineer wrestler to reach the NCAA final round. Taylor advanced to the NCAA Tournament by virtue of his second-place finish at the EWL Championships.

Dean Morrison 1994 Amityville, N.Y.

A dangerous force at 134 pounds his junior year and 141 pounds his senior year, Ian “Whitey” Chlebove became a two-time All-American with his seventh-place finish at the 1998 NCAA Championships in Cleveland and his sixth-place finish at the 1999 NCAA Championships at Penn State. As a senior, Chlebove was ranked as high as fourth nationally during the season. As a junior, he was ranked as high as third. In 1996, Chlebove was one win away from All-America honors with a 3-2 finish at the tournament. After a redshirt season in 1997, he posted a 27-8 record in 1998 to set a WVU record at 134 pounds.

Vertus Jones

In 1994, Dean Morrison concluded his outstanding career by becoming the second West Virginia wrestler to win an NCAA title. Morrison defeated Wyoming’s Reese Andy in Chapel Hill, N.C., to claim national supremacy and lead the Mountaineers to a 14th-place team finish. During his career, Morrison became the first wrestler in school history to win three Eastern Wrestling League titles (1992-94) and just the fourth to win more than 100 career matches (103). Named the 1994 EWL Wrestler of the Year, Morrison competed in the prestigious National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Classic in Pittsburgh. Morrison’s 33 wins in 1994 also tied him with Dominic Black for the most wins by a Mountaineer 177-pounder in a season.

John Koss

1997 Collingswood, N.J. A powerful wrestler, John Koss became the first four-time NCAA qualifier in WVU history. Koss capped off a brilliant campaign by advancing to the semifinals of the 1997 NCAA Championships. He recorded an impressive 87 wins as a Mountaineer, which was seventh best at the time in school history. Koss wrestled to an 8-0 dual-meet record at 177 pounds his senior season to top off a career 23 wins in the EWL. After his first NCAA appearance as a freshman, Koss was named a fifth-team selection to the Amateur Wrestling News’ allrookie team.

1998, 1999, 2000 Slickville, Pa. One of the finest athletes to come through the WVU program, Vertus Jones became the Mountaineers’ first three-time All-American with his second-place finish at the 2000 NCAA Championships in St. Louis. His first All-America honor came with a second-place finish at 177 pounds at the 1998 NCAA Championships in Cleveland. His second All-America honor came with a third-place finish at the 184-pound weight class at the 1999 NCAA Championships at Penn State. As a sophomore, Jones was the youngest of 20 finalists at the 1998 tournament and the youngest in WVU history to reach the NCAA finals. He is the first Mountaineer to be a four-time EWL champion and only the third EWL wrestler to be a four-time champion. He was the second WVU wrestler to win the EWLs as a freshman. Jones posted a stellar 30-2 senior season at 184 pounds, setting the alltime West Virginia consecutive-wins streak at 24 and finished his career with a 95-21 mark, which was sixth best at the time at WVU.

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All-Americans Sam Kline

Shane Cunanan

1999 Elkins, W.Va.

2003 Spokane, Wash.

A master of using his speed and size at 174 pounds, Sam Kline finished third at the 1999 NCAA Championships at Penn State to garner AllAmerica honors, defeating three ranked opponents along the way. Kline capped off a stellar career with a 28-5 senior campaign, finishing with 84 wins to 22 losses. Kline won the 1999 EWL Tournament, the 1997 and 1998 WVU Open, and the 1997 and 1998 Navy Classic. He finished eighth at the 1998 Las Vegas Invitational. During his career, Kline qualified for three NCAA Championships.

Greg Jones

2002, 2004, 2005 Slickville, Pa. Greg Jones became the first Mountaineer to win multiple national titles with his 184-pound championship in St. Louis as a junior. He added to his legacy as a senior after blowing through competition yet again for his third national championship in four years. During his senior year, Jones posted a perfect 25-0 record and was named the NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler. He became just the 20th wrestler in NCAA history to win multiple national titles at different weight classes. As a junior, Jones posted his third victory of the tournament over Ben Heizer of Northern Illinois in winning his second crown, 10-5. Jones’ performance was so dominant that he did not give up an offensive point during the entire 2004 NCAA Tournament, going 5-0. In one of the most remarkable performances in the history of West Virginia athletics, freshman Jones cruised through the 174-pound bracket en route to the NCAA Championships. Jones was 34-2 and raked in numerous honors in his rookie campaign. At the NCAA Championships, Jones dominated the field by outscoring his opponents 62-27 and only allowing a takedown in the first round. He defeated Greg Parker of Princeton 12-5 in the finals. A four-time EWL champion, he was twice named EWL Wrestler of the Year and was named the 2004 EWL Points Champion. In 2002, he was the EWL Tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler and the EWL Freshman of the Year.

Brandon Lauer 2003 Highland, Md.

Despite missing portions of the season to injury, Brandon Lauer fought his way to an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Championships in Kansas City. Lauer trailed early in his first-round match, but went on to stun fifth-seeded Zach Roberson of Iowa State by pinning him at 4:21. He continued his roll with another fall in the second round, this time finishing off Jason Cuocolo of Sacred Heart in 2:19. After a narrow loss in the championship quarterfinals, Lauer needed one more win to assure himself of All-America status. He seemingly had the match in hand, but a late rally by Tom Clum of Wisconsin forced the match into overtime. Lauer was able to collect himself and quickly finished off the match with a takedown four seconds into the extra session for the sudden victory. Nursing an ailing knee, Lauer dropped his last two matches to finish eighth in the nation at 133 pounds.

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Using intensity, determination and superior conditioning, Shane Cunanan willed himself to the national semifinals and All-America honors in 2003. After cruising to a first-round victory, he scored one of the tournament’s biggest upsets at 141 pounds by shocking fifth-seeded Zach Esposito of Oklahoma State, 3-1, in overtime. Cunanan controlled most of the match, but could not convert on several opportunities. Finally, his tireless effort produced a takedown. In the national quarterfinals, the story was again the same as Cunanan controlled the match and wore his opponent down before taking the 5-3 victory over the tournament’s seventh seed, Dana Holland of Arizona State. His roll ended with a heartbreaking 4-3 loss in the national semifinals and he eventually finished sixth. Cunanan, who qualified for the NCAA Tournament four times, finally was able to finish his career as an NCAA All-American.

Matt Lebe

2005 Jeannette, Pa. Matt Lebe became WVU’s 20th All-American the hard way by fighting through the 157-pound consolation bracket after losing his opening match of the NCAA Tournament. Lebe pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the 2005 tournament when he knocked off Stanford’s defending national champion, Matt Gentry, 5-3. The Jeannette, Pa., native then faced Clarion’s Chris Horning, whom he had beaten twice before earlier in the season. Lebe jumped out to a 4-1 lead and held off Horning for the rest of the match to escape with a 6-5 win. He later was knocked out of the tournament by Arizona State’s Brian Smith and finished seventh overall.

Brandon Rader

2006, 2007 Parkersburg, W.Va. No WVU true freshman had ever wrestled his way to All-America status before Parkersburg native Brandon Rader did so at the 2006 NCAA Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla. The Parkersburg High graduate finished sixth in the tournament to become just the fourth West Virginia native to earn AllAmerica status. Rader, seeded ninth in the 141-pound weight class, got off to a blistering pace as he pinned his first two opponents. In his third bout, the freshman faced No. 1 seeded and undefeated Nate Gallick of Iowa State and lost a very close 3-0 decision. Rader rebounded in the consolation bracket by defeating Pitt’s Ron Tarquinio for the third time in 2006. He then defeated Virginia Tech’s Dave Hoffman, 11-7, in the consolation quarterfinals. In 2007 Rader repeated his All-America status by finishing sixth for the second-consecutive year. This time, he rebounded from a second-round loss, which forced him to win four-consecutive matches to get back to the NCAA platform. His defining match occurred in the consolation semifinals against No. 4-seeded Manny Rivera of Minnesota when he came away victorious, 9-5. The win for Rader made him just the sixth Mountaineer wrestler in school history to earn multiple All-America honors when he did so during the third session of the NCAA Championships in Detroit.

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Honors NWCA Academic All-America Team 1993................................................................. 9th 1997............................................................... 19th 1998............................................................... 11th 1999............................................................... 11th 2002................................................................. 9th 2003............................................................... 18th 2004...............................................................12th 2005................................................................. 9th 2006...............................................................30th NWCA All-Academic Team Selections 1991.................................................. Scott Collins 1993................................................ Daniel Staats 1995....................................................Keith Taylor 1995.............................................. Douglas Verrer 1997.................................................Samuel Kline 1997............................................ Angelo Zegarelli 1998.................................................. Mike Mason 1998......................................................Sam Kline 1998............................................ Angelo Zegarelli 1998................................................ Bob Patnesky 1999......................................................Sam Kline 2001...................................................Ryan Kehler 2002...................................................Ryan Kehler 2003............................................ Shane Cunanan 2003.............................................. Brandon Lauer 2004.................................................... Greg Jones 2004......................................................Matt Lebe 2005.................................................... Greg Jones 2005......................................................Matt Lebe 2006......................................................Matt Lebe 2009............................................... Dustin Rogers 2012................................................ Lance Bryson

Team Honors Cliff Keen/NWCA National Duals (Event initiated during 1988-89 season) 1991 - Eighth Place Defeated Indiana, 21-14 Lost to Nebraska, 19-21 Defeated Northwestern, 35-5 Lost to Northern Iowa, 16-23 Lost to North Carolina, 15-20 1992 - Did Not Place Lost to Wisconsin, 9-39 Lost to Augsburg, 8-25 1996 - Did Not Place Lost to Oklahoma State, 15-28 Lost to Pitt, 15-22 1998 - Sixth Place Defeated Michigan, 28-10 Lost to Minnesota, 3-33 Defeated Penn, 20-19 Defeated Arizona State, 20-16 Lost to Penn State, 13-25 Lost to Nebraska, 8-36 1999 - Did Not Place Lost to Oklahoma State, 10-31 Lost to Cal-Bakersfield, 17-20 2000 - Did Not Place Lost to Penn, 20-23 Defeated Rider, 29-9 Lost to Nebraska, 6-35 2003 - Did Not Place

2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010

Lost to Oklahoma, 18-20 Lost to Minnesota, 15-20 - Did Not Place Lost to Michigan, 16-29 Defeated Cleveland State, 21-16 Lost to Penn, 18-21 - Did Not Place Lost to Illinois, 6-34 Lost to Penn State, 16-24 - Did Not Place Lost to Northwestern, 14-28 Lost to Penn, 18-25 - Did Not Place Lost to Minnesota, 9-32 Lost to Ohio State, 9-29 - Did Not Place - 23rd

Eastern Mat Poll Champions 1990

Individual Honors NWCA All-Star Classic Participants 1987 Jim Akerly (defeated by Iowa’s Jim Heffernan, 6-0) 1991 Scott Collins (defeated Oklahoma State’s Chuck Barbee, 10-6) Mark Banks (defeated by Iowa’s Mark Reiland, 9-8) 1992 Craig Turnbull (coach of the Blue Team) 1994 Keith Taylor (defeated by Cal Poly’s Jake Gaeir, 5-1) Dean Morrison (defeated by Oregon State’s Les Gutches, 12-3) 1998 Mike Mason (defeated by Illinois’ Eric Siebert, 3-2) 1999 Vertus Jones (defeated by Iowa State’s Cael Sanderson, 6-5) 2001 Ryan Kehler (did not participate due to injury) 2003 Greg Jones (defeated Oklahoma State’s Chris Pendleton, 7-3) Craig Turnbull (coach of the Blue Team) 2004 Greg Jones (defeated Northern Illinois’ Ben Heizer, 10-6) 2005 Greg Jones (defeated Iowa’s Paul Bradley, 3-2) George Nedeff Outstanding Wrestler Award 1990...................................................Mark Banks 1991.................................................. Scott Collins 1992.............................................. Dean Morrison 1993....................................................Doug Taylor 1994.............................................. Dean Morrison 1995................................................... Doug Vetter 1996..................................................Jason Frable 1997.................................................. Mike Mason 1998.................................................. Mike Mason 1999........................Sam Kline and Vertus Jones 2000..................................................Vertus Jones 2001...................................................Ryan Kehler 2002.................................................... Greg Jones 2003............................................ Shane Cunanan 2004.................................................... Greg Jones 2005.................................................... Greg Jones

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2006............................................. Brandon Rader 2007............................................. Brandon Rader 2008................................................. Kurt Brenner 2009............................................... Dustin Rogers 2010..................................... Brandon Williamson 2011............................................ Nathan Pennesi 2012..................................... Brandon Williamson Coaches’ Award 1990.................................................... Dave Miller 1991...............................................Dominic Black 1992...............................................Steve Millward 1993..................................................Tom Onorato 1994....................................................Keith Taylor 1995................................................... Doug Vetter 1996.....................................................Scott Hage 1997......................................................Sam Kline 1998.................................................. Mike Mason 1999......................................................Sam Kline 2000................................................ Bob Patnesky 2001......................................................... Joe Carr 2002............................................ Shane Cunanan 2003............................................ Shane Cunanan 2004......................................................Matt Lebe 2005......................................................Matt Lebe 2006......................................................Matt Lebe 2007 .................................................... Zac Fryling 2008...................................................Jared Villers 2009................................................ Lance Bryson 2010...................................................Kyle Rooney 2011......................... Donnie Jones/Phil Mandzik 2012............................................ Nathan Pennesi Rookie of the Year 1990.............................................. Dean Morrison 1991.................................................. Rich Ginther 1992................................................... Doug Vetter 1993.....................................................Scott Hage 1994.................................................Dorian Hager 1995........................................... Whitey Chlebove 1996................................................. O’Dell Tucker 1997..................................................Vertus Jones 1998................................................ Bob Patnesky 1999......................................................... Joe Carr 2000..................................................... Billy Smith 2001.................................................... Brian Floyd 2002.................................................... Greg Jones 2003.................................... Seth Lisa, Matt Lebe 2004..................................Joe Clarke, Zac Fryling 2005...................................................Jared Villers 2006............................................. Brandon Rader 2007............................................... Dustin Rogers 2008................................................ Donnie Jones 2009.............................................. Colin Johnston 2010..................................... Brandon Williamson 2011............................................ Nathan Pennesi 2012............................................. Brutus Scheffel Red Brown Cup Presented annually to WVU’s most outstanding all-around student-athlete 1991.................................................. Scott Collins 2004.................................................... Greg Jones 2005.................................................... Greg Jones

West Virginia University 94...........................President James P. Clements 95....................... Director of Athletics Oliver Luck 96........................................................Senior Staff 97................................................... Head Coaches 98............................................... Athletic Facilities 99.............................................Media Information 100................................. Sports Communications

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James P. Clements, Ph.D. President Jim Clements is West Virginia University’s 23rd president. WVU is the flagship university of West Virginia, with an internationally diverse student body of more than 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students across approximately 200 degree programs in the University’s 13 constituent colleges, two divisional colleges, and multiple healthcare sites. Dr. Clements chairs the boards of the West Virginia United Health System, the WVU Hospitals, and the WVU Research Corporation. In total, WVU and its affiliates represent a $2.3 billion enterprise and employ more than 18,000 people. WVU and its affiliates are currently in the midst of more than $600 million of capital improvements. Regionally, he is a board member of the

National Energy Technology Laboratory Regional University Alliance. He chairs the Implementation Committee of the Power of 32, a visioning initiative across 32 counties in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. In the state, he recently co-chaired the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s Diversity Initiative Council, and co-chaired the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s College Completion Task Force. In addition, he serves on the board of the West Virginia Business Roundtable. On a national level, he is active with national higher education organizations such as the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU) and the American Council on Education (ACE). He is currently co-chair of the APLU Energy Forum and is the chair of the ACE Commission on Leadership. Dr. Clements was the only university president selected to join a 15-member Innovation Advisory Board to the U.S. Department of Commerce. He was also nominated and participated in the 81st Joint Civilian Orientation Conference through the U.S. Department of Defense.

Before coming to WVU, Dr. Clements served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Towson University, the secondlargest public university in Maryland. Prior to becoming provost, he served as Towson’s vice president for economic and community outreach, and as the Robert W. Deutsch Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. Dr. Clements earned a B.S. in computer science and an M.S. and Ph.D. in operations analysis from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), as well as an M.S. in computer science from Johns Hopkins University. The fourth edition of his project management textbook was published in four languages and used in multiple countries; the fifth edition was released in spring 2012. At WVU, Dr. Clements is a tenured professor in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources’ Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. He is married to Beth Clements, and they have four children – Tyler, twin daughters Hannah and Maggie, and Grace.

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Oliver Luck Director of Athletics Successful at each of his previous career stops, Oliver Luck continues that streak at West Virginia University. A former Mountaineer quarterback, Luck, appointed the University’s 11th Director of Athletics by President James P. Clements on June 9, 2010, has made significant strides in his first two years to enhance WVU’s role as a major player in the collegiate world. In his first year, Luck hired four head coaches, while maintaining WVU’s superior level of success. In addition to new hires, Luck oversaw the progress of major capital projects, such as the $25 million WVU basketball practice facility for men’s and women’s basketball and the women’s soccer training complex. He also fostered an atmosphere for achievement and triumph in the classroom and on the field. In year two, Luck led WVU into the Big 12 Conference, oversaw the best fundraising year in school history, implemented several safety and crowd enhancements at Mountaineer sporting events, increased overall department revenue, continued a master plan for facility upgrades and watched his football program gain its third BCS bowl victory with a record-setting 70-33 win in the Orange Bowl. Luck’s athletic and professional career has been the epitome of success, first as a recordsetting quarterback for the Mountaineers from 1978-81, then as a professional quarterback for the National Football League’s Houston Oilers, and later as a professional sports executive. Luck’s journey to the big chair at WVU began in his native Cleveland, where in 1977 he was named the Cleveland Touchdown Club Player of the Year at St. Ignatius High. Luck chose WVU over Ivy League schools Harvard and Yale, embarking upon a career that saw him establish school records for touchdown passes and completions during his playing days, while also leading the Mountaineers to a 26-6 upset victory over Florida in the 1981 Peach Bowl. His best season came as a senior in 1981 when he completed 216 of 394 passes for 2,448 yards and 16 touchdowns. He passed for a career-high 360 yards in a 27-24 loss to Syracuse at the Carrier Dome in the final regularseason game of his career. Luck ended his college career with 5,765 yards and 43 touchdown passes, both figures still ranking among the best in school history.

Oliver Luck was a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American quarterback at WVU. Luck was a two-time team MVP in 1980 and 1981, and also received the Louis D. Meisel Award for the WVU football student-athlete with the highest grade point average. The two-time ESPN The Magazine Academic AllAmerican was the recipient of Today’s Top Five, presented for scholastics by the NCAA and was selected by the National Football Foundation as one of its 10 scholar-athletes to make a keynote speech at its annual banquet in 1982. Selected in the second round of the NFL draft by the Houston Oilers (44th overall pick), Luck spent four years with the Oilers from 1982-86. His most extended action came in 1983 when he started six games and finished the season completing 124-of-217 passes for 1,375 yards and eight touchdowns. After retiring from football, Luck became vice president of business development for the NFL and later was appointed general manager of the Frankfurt Galaxy of the newly created World League of American Football. He spent the ’95 season as general manager of the Rhein Fire before being named President and CEO of NFL Europe in 1996. Luck totaled more than 10 years with the NFL, before becoming chief executive officer of the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority in 2001. In that role, Luck oversaw the development and management of a $1 billion professional sports and entertainment complex for the city of Houston that included Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, Reliant Stadium, home of the Houston Texans, the Toyota Center, home of the Houston Rockets, Comets and Aeros and the Livestock Show and Rodeo.In 2005, Luck was appointed as the first president of Major League Soccer’s Houston Dynamos,

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helping that organization to a pair of MLS Cup titles in his first two years at the helm. Luck secured the funding for an $80 million soccer complex to house the Dynamos when the call came to return to his alma mater. BBVA Compass Stadium was built and opened in 2012 adding to Luck’s legacy with the professional soccer team, and the overall Houston sports facility complexes. He returned in May, 2012 for the opening ceremony of the soccer stadium that he fought so hard for. Prior to his current position at WVU, Luck was appointed by then Gov. Joe Manchin in 2008 to a four-year term on the West Virginia University Board of Governors, a spot he relinquished to become director of athletics. The Rhodes Scholar finalist graduated Phi Betta Kappa from WVU in 1982. He also earned a law degree from Texas, graduating cum laude in 1987. In 1997, Luck was inducted into the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame, and in 2008, he was inducted into the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame. ”It’s an incredible honor for me to be the athletic director at my alma mater,” said Luck. ”I care deeply about this school, and WVU is truly one of the outstanding land-grant universities in the country. I am so pleased to be a part of the leadership team assembled under President Clements at a dynamic and strategic time in its history.” He is married to the former Kathy Wilson. They have two sons and two daughters: Andrew, a former All-American quarterback and two-time Heisman Trophy finalist at Stanford and No. 1 overall pick of the 2012 NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts; Mary Ellen, a junior volleyball player at Stanford; Emily, a freshman at Stanford and Addison, who attends Morgantown High.

Senior Staff Athletic Department Personnel

Mike Parsons Deputy Director of Athletics

Michael Szul

Keli Cunningham

Terri Howes

Associate Athletic Director

Associate Athletic Director

Compliance/Governance

Sports Administration, SWA

Matt Borman

Michael Fragale

Associate Athletic Director Executive Director of the Mountaineer Athletic Club

Associate Athletic Director Business Operations

Assistant Athletic Director Communications

Curtis Jones

Matt Wells

Assistant Athletic Director

Assistant Athletic Director

Academic Services

Marketing and Sales

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Head Coaches WVU Fields 17 Varsity Sports Programs

Jason Butts

Mike Carey

Women’s Soccer

Gymnastics

Women’s Basketball

Sean Cleary

Jon Hammond

Dana Holgorsen

Cross Country/Track

Rifle

Football

Bob Huggins

Jimmy King

Jill Kramer

Men’s Basketball

Rowing

Volleyball

Marlon LeBlanc

Randy Mazey

Men’s Soccer

Baseball

Vic Riggs

Tina Samara

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Nikki Izzo-Brown

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Athletic Facilities Train Like A Champion

Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium

Caperton Indoor Facility

Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium

Dreamswork Field

Cary Gym

WVU Wrestling Pavilion

Mountaineer Track

WVU Rifle Range

WVU Tennis Courts

WVU Coliseum

Basketball Practice Facility

WVU Natatorium

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Credentials Photographers and media members who wish to cover a match should contact wrestling contact Brian Kuppelweiser, via email (brian.kuppelweiser@mail.wvu.edu) or phone (304-293-2821), at least 24 hours in advance.

Big 12 Media Services For the latest news about the Big 12 Conference and Big 12 Wrestling, visit the league’s website at www.big12sports.com. The site contains standings, statistics, rankings, video and more.

During the Week

Media Information What To Know When Covering WVU Media Services The West Virginia University sports communications office will be available throughout the entire 2012-13 wrestling season to accommodate any media requests. Following are some guidelines that should make it easy for media members to cover the West Virginia wrestling team. Any additional questions should be directed to wrestling contact Brian Kuppelweiser.

Any member of the media wishing to interview a wrestler member of the coaching staff during the week should contact West Virginia wrestling contact Brian Kuppelweiser, via email (brian.kuppelweiser@mail.wvu.edu) or phone (304-293-2821), at least 24 hours in advance. Cell phone numbers will not be made available and all WVU student-athletes have been instructed to not conduct interviews without prior approval of the sports communications staff.

Receiving Information Media members may receive wrestling press releases, notes and more via email. To receive such press releases, match recaps and more, simply email your requests to brian.kuppelweiser@mail.wvu.edu.

WVUsports.com WVUsports.com is the place for media and fans to go for the latest on Mountaineer

Match Day Parking is free in the Coliseum parking lot. Complete statistics are provided to all working media following the match. Requested team members and coach Craig Turnbull will be available for interviews after a 15-minute grace period.

Match Services The sports communications staff will be at your service throughout the match. All working media will be provided with game programs, rosters, media guides and other pertinent information. Wireless internet access is available for working media members.

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wrestling. In 2012-13, streamed audio and video broadcasts will be available on WVU’s official athletic website. Live stats are also available to keep track of every pin. Match releases are made available in PDF format one day prior to game day. Wrestler and coaching staff bios are available at the click of a finger by going to WVUsports.com. Updated following each match, WVUsports.com is your place to find the latest results for Mountaineer wrestling results.

Directions to the WVU Coliseum From I-68 Take the Pierpont Road (mile marker 7) exit and follow signs toward the football stadium by heading West onto WV 857. At second traffic light, turn left (south) on US 119. Drive up a steep hill; the Morgantown airport will be on your left. Continue straight past several car dealerships and at the second light turn right onto WV 705. Turn left at the sixth traffic light onto Van Voorhis Road. The road becomes Patteson Drive when crossing University Avenue. Proceed up Patteson to the light at Jerry West Boulevard. Turn right on to Gale Catlett Drive and the WVU Coliseum/Wrestling Pavilion will be on your right a few hundred feet ahead. From I-79 Take the Star City/WVU (mile marker 155) exit and follow signs to West Virginia University, heading south on US 19 and across the Star City Bridge. Proceed up Monongahela Boulevard past Texas Roadhouse. The WVU Coliseum/Wrestling Pavilion will be on your right a few hundred feet ahead.

WVU Sports Communications Sports Communications

The West Virginia University sports communication office is located in the WVU Coliseum near the Red Gate. The main sports communications office is Room 107 with additional offices upstairs in Room 214C.

Mailing Address

Sports Communications Office West Virginia University P.O. Box 0877 Morgantown, WV 26507-0877

Sports Communications Office West Virginia University 107 Coliseum Monongahela Blvd. Morgantown, WV 26505

Michael Fragale Bryan Messerly Joe Swan John Antonik Mike Montoro Katie Kane Lisa Ammons Cheryl Maust Amy Prunty Eva Buchman Grant Dovey Abby Norman Brian Kuppelweiser

Staff

Assistant Athletic Director, Communications Sports Information Director Sports Publications Director Director of New Media Director of Football Communications Associate Sports Information Director Business Manager Program Assistant Program Assistant Graduate Assistant Graduate Assistant Graduate Assistant Graduate Assistant

Overnight Shipping Address

Phone Information

Office: 304-293-2821 Fax: 304-293-4105 Press Box: 304-293-6480

Wrestling Contact

Brian Kuppelweiser Graduate Assistant e-mail: brian.kuppelweiser@mail.wvu.edu

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