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2009-10 Bucknell Wrestling Wrestler Profiles

157 - Scott Sechler Junior Slatington, Pa. Northern Lehigh • 2009 EIWA Placewinner (6th)

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Year 2007-08 2008-09 Totals

Overall 7-9 12-16 19-25

Dual 0-0 3-6 3-6

EIWA Duals 0-0 3-2 3-2

Pins 1 1 2

TF 0 0 0

MD 1 1 2

2007-08: Went 12-16 wrestling at 157 pounds ... was 9-10 in tournament competition and 3-6 in duals ... posted a 3-2 EIWA dual record ... made a surprising run through the 157-pound bracket to place sixth at EIWA Championships ... posted a 3-3 record at EIWA Championships ... had won three regular-season bouts since Nov. 22 entering EIWAs and equaled that number at EIWAs ... posted three separate three-match winning streaks. 2007-08: Posted a 7-9 record exclusively in tournament competition ... wrestled in the 157-pound weight class ... posted one victory by pin, five by decision and one by major decision ... went 2-1 with one pin in three exhibition matches ... competed at the FILA Junior Freestyle National Championships in April. Before Bucknell: Lettered three times in wrestling and football at Northern Lehigh High School ... served as team captain as a senior ... won a PIAA AA Southeast Regional title as a senior ... was a two-time state qualifier and took seventh at the 2007 PIAA AA tournament ... helped team capture state title in 2005 ... was a three-time district placewinner ... earned three Colonial League Honors selections ... named scholar-athlete as a senior ... career record of 102-32 ... served as football team captain. Personal: Scott Ross Sechler ... born May 4, 1988 in Bethlehem, Pa. ... son of Dale and Lynn Sechler ... has one brother, Joel, who played football at Monmouth University ... majoring in management.

184 - David Thompson Junior West Liberty, Ohio Graham Local • 2009 NCAA Qualifier • 2009 EIWA Placewinner (5th) Year 2007-08 2008-09 Totals

Overall 17-13 23-16 40-29

Dual 9-9 12-7 21-16

EIWA Duals 4-3 6-2 10-5

Pins 3 3 6

TF 1 0 1

MD 4 2 6

2008-09: Consistent wrestler who earned his first NCAA berth ... finished fifth at EIWA Championships to earn an at-large berth to NCAAs ... posted a 1-2 mark at NCAA Championships, defeating Liberty’s Christopher Daggett in the consolation bracket ... faced eight nationally ranked opponents ... never lost more than two straight bouts or won more than three in a row ... tied for third on team with six EIWA dual victories ... one of six Bison with double-figure victories in dual matches ... took second at Navy Classic, losing in championship match to No. 19 John Barone of Duke ... defeated No. 15 David Craig of Lehigh at the Cliff Keen Invitational for first win over a ranked opponent ... went 6-2 in final eight bouts entering NCAA Championships. 2007-08: Posted a 17-13 record at 184 pounds ... second among Bison freshmen in victories ... opened season with a 12-3 record ... won seven straight matches at one point ... was the seventh seed in the 184-pound bracket at the EIWA Championships and posted a 1-2 record ... was 0-4 against ranked opponents ... posted a 9-9 mark in duals, including 4-3 against EIWA foes ... finished third at the Navy Classic and second at David Thompson the Cleveland State Open ...

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began career with back-to-back major decisions in first two matches ... finished season with four victories by major decision ... competed at the FILA Junior Freestyle National Championships following the conclusion of the season. Before Bucknell: Earned four letters in wrestling at Graham Local School under head coach Jeff Jordan ... was a four-time state placewinner, taking sixth in 2004, fourth in 2005 and 2006 and second in 2007 ... helped his squad to four Division II state titles ... served as team captain for two seasons ... named Academic All-Ohio on three occasions ... picked up All-Area recognition three times ... was a USA National runner-up in freestyle to earn All-America honors ... three-time placewinner at the prestigious Iron Man tournament ... totaled a career record of 127-42. Personal: David Michael Thompson ... born Mar. 22, 1988 in Colorado Springs, Colo. ... son of Scott and Cindee Boyd ... has three siblings, Coby, Casey and Chelsie ... majoring in biology.

184 - Rob Waltko Junior Pittsburgh, Pa. North Allegheny

Year 2007-08 2008-09 Totals

Overall 11-12 8-13 19-25

Dual 0-5 2-5 2-10

EIWA Duals 0-2 0-4 0-6

Pins 1 1 2

TF 0 0 0

MD 1 4 5

2008-09: Moved up in weight class, wrestling at 184, 197 and Hwt. ... posted a 7-8 record at 184 ... was 1-4 at 197 and 0-1 at heavyweight ... opened season with a sixthplace finish at the Michigan State Open ... faced two nationally ranked opponents ... posted back-to-back wins three times ... won first two duals. 2007-08: Wrestled at 174 pounds and posted an 11-12 record ... all 11 wins came during tournament competition ... placed fifth at the Navy Classic and fourth at the Cleveland State Open ... won a season-high four consecutive matches on two occasions ... faced one ranked wrestler (Hofstra’s Alton Lucas) and lost by major decision ... competed at the FILA Junior Freestyle National Championships following the conclusion of the season. Before Bucknell: Earned four letters in wrestling at North Allegheny High School under head coach Jamie Kyrazis ... set school record for wins with a career mark of 150-19 ... won four sectional championships and was a four-time regional placewinner, winning the title once ... qualified for the PIAA AAA state tournament twice where he was the runner-up in 2005 and the champion in 2007 ... won a Cadet USA national freestyle title in 2004 and took third in Greco in 2004 and seventh in 2003 ... took third at the Iron Man tournament in 2006 and second in 2007 ... won two junior freestyle state titles. Personal: Robert Lee Waltko ... born Jul. 6, 1988 in Dallas, Texas ... son of Dennis and Lisa Waltko ... has three siblings, Genny, Joe and Francesca ... majoring in sociology.

Scott Sechler

Rob Waltko

School-Record Six NCAA Qualifiers

2009-10 Bucknell Wrestling Media Guide  

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2009-10 Bucknell Wrestling Media Guide

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