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2011-12 Vikings

2011-12 Wrestling SCHEDULE

table of Contents

November Day

Date

Opponent

Location

Time

Sat.

5 at Eastern Michigan Open

Sat.

12 at Wrestle for a Cure Duals Harrisburg, Pa.

9:00 a.m.

Tue.

22 JOHN CARROLL

Woodling Gym

7:00 p.m.

Ypsilanti, Mich.

10:00 a.m.

DECEMBER Thurs.

1 EASTERN MICHIGAN

Woodling Gym

7:00 p.m.

Sun.

11 PITTSBURGH

Woodling Gym

1:00 p.m.

Sun.

18 CLEVELAND STATE OPEN

Woodling Gym

9:00 a.m.

Wed.

21 at Northern Illinois

DeKalb, Ill.

1:00 p.m.

DeKalb, Ill.

3:00 p.m.

vs. Kent State

JANUARY Sun.

1 at Southern Scuffle

Chattanooga, Tenn.

9:00 a.m.

Mon.

2 at Southern Scuffle

Chattanooga, Tenn.

9:00 a.m.

Sun.

8 at Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tenn.

2:00 p.m.

Mon.

9 vs. Appalachian State

Campbell, N.C.

TBA

at Campbell

Campbell, N.C.

TBA

Sat.

Fairfax, Va.

TBA

at George Mason

Fairfax, Va.

TBA

vs. VMI

Fairfax, Va.

TBA

Woodling Gym

7:00 p.m.

Sat.

14 vs. Davidson

28 EDINBORO

FEBRUARY

Schedule............................................................................... 1 Season Preview..................................................................2-3 2011-12 Athlete Bios.......................................................4-11 Head Coach Ben Stehura.................................................... 12 Assistant Coaches . ........................................................... 13 President Dr. Ronald M. Berkman....................................... 14 Athletic Director John Parry................................................. 15 2010-11 Season In Review................................................. 16 2010-11 Results................................................................. 17 Year By Year Results......................................................18-19 Viking Wrestling History.................................................20-21 The Record Book................................................................. 21 All-Time Results............................................................22-23 Hall of Fame/All-Americans...........................................24-25 Eastern Wrestling League................................................... 26 Opponent Information....................................................27-28

Quick Facts/General Info Address...........................................2000 Prospect Ave Cleveland, Ohio 44114 Founded......................................Cleveland State 1964 ...................................................Fenn College 1929 Enrollment.........................................................16,245 President................................. Dr. Ronald M. Berkman Athletic Director........................................... John Parry Sr. Associate A.D./S.W.A........ Virnette House-Browning Associate A.D./Operations.................. Tom Tontimonia Assistant A.D..................................... Christine Moeller Faculty Athletic Representative ... Dr. Shelia Patterson

program history First Year of Wrestling.................................................... 1931 . .................................................No team from 1935-1962 All-Time Record (Seasons).............. 382-304-12 (51 seasons) Affiliation....................................................... NCAA Division 1 Conference..................................... Eastern Wrestling League Nickname....................................................................Vikings School Colors.................................................Green and White Home Court (Capacity).........................Woodling Gym (3,000)

Fri.

3 at Lock Haven *

Lock Haven, Pa.

1:00 p.m.

Coaching staff

Sat.

4 at Bloomsburg *

Bloomsburg, Pa.

1:00 p.m.

Sat.

11 at Clarion *

Clarion, Pa.

1:00 p.m.

Sat.

18 WEST VIRGINIA *

Woodling Gym

7:00 p.m.

Head Coach..................................... Ben Stehura, 4th season Alma Mater.................................................... Lock Haven, ‘00 Assistant Coach.............................................. Josh Zupancic Graduate Assistant............................................. Joe Coughlin Volunteer Assistant........................................... Alex Camargo Wrestling office phone..................................... 216-687-3773

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Clarion, Pa.

10:00 a.m.

march Sun.

at EWL Championships *

* Denotes Eastern Wrestling League Meet Home Matches in BOLD CAPS are held at Woodling Gym in the Physical Education Building All times Eastern Credits The 2011-12 Cleveland State University Wrestling Media Guide was written, updated and edited by Tim Ertle, CSU Sports Information Assistant. Edited by CSU Sports Information Director Greg Murphy and Assistant Sports Information Director Renee Adam. Head shots by Brian Hart. Cleveland State University is committed to non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, handicap or disability, sexual orientation, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status, and to equal access in education and employment. Cleveland State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and especially encourages applications from minorities and women, persons with handicaps or disabilities, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans. 2011-12 Wr estling

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Sports information

Sports Information Director......................Greg Murphy Office..............................................(216) 687-5288 Email............................... G.J.Murphy@csuohio.edu Cell.................................................(216) 798-9362 Asst. Sports Information Director . ........... Renee Adam Office..............................................(216) 687-5529 Email...................................R.Adam@CSUOhio.edu Cell......................................................(419) 631-1113 Sports Information Intern (Wrestling).............Tim Ertle Office............................................. (216)-687-4818 Email....................................T.K.Ertle@csuohio.edu Cell................................................ (440)-823-1212 Fax.......................................................(216) 523-7257 Website.......................................www.CSUVikings.com

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2011-12 season preview 125 KEY REtuRNERS Ben Willeford - So. Ron Butler - So. Key newcomer Andrew Brown - Fr. The Vikings have a blend of youth and talent at 125 pounds. Ben Willeford is the returning starter, but Ron Butler, the starter during the 2009-10 season, re-joins the team. Last year as a true freshman, Willeford had a strong year, highlighted by his fourth place finish at the Eastern Wrestling League Championships. He also took sixth at the Eastern Michigan Open to cap off a terrific rookie year. Brown, who has good family bloodlines, twice qualified for the Ohio High School Athletic Association state tournament at 130 pounds and adds depth behind two grapplers with varsity experience. 133 KEY REtuRNER Nick Flannery - Fr. Key NewcomerS Michael Carlone - Fr. Jared Beatty - Fr. Nick Flannery, a three-time state champion in Massachusetts, is the incumbent and lone returner at 133 pounds for the Vikings. His first season with the program was a good one as he tied for third on the team with 12 wins, including a team-best five major decisions. His season culminated in a second place finish at the Eastern Michigan Open. Joining the weight class are a pair of freshmen, Michael Carlone and Jared Beatty. Carlone, the News-Hearld’s ‘Wrestler of the Year’ while at Mayfield, was a two-time state placer, including a runner-up finish in his senior season. Beatty, an All-Ohio selection, was 35-4 during his season senior and finished eighth in the state while at Arcanum High School.

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141 KEY RETURNers Josh Palivoda - Sr. Tyler Green - R-Fr. Josh Palivoda started two seasons for the Vikings at 133 pounds before redshirting during the 2009-10 season. He was the starter at 141 last year and made a smooth transition up a weight class, finishing the season with six wins. He was the lone Viking to pick up a win against Eastern Michigan, taking a 7-4 decision. Tyler Green, a redshirt freshman, is a four-time West Virginia state finalist and two-time state champ from Parkersburg South. Green won a total of 153 matches in high school and was also awarded the Dave Shultz Excellence Award following his senior season.

Josh Palivoda (above) is one of just two seniors on a team that is bringing in loads of young talent.

157 KEY RETURNERS Matt Donohoe - So. Koort Leyrer - So.

149 KEY RETURNERS Lawrence Cavello - Sr. Mike Mencini - Jr. Brandon Sommers - So.

Redshirt senior Lawrence Cavello, one of just two seniors on the roster, is the returning starter at 149. He tied for third on the team with 12 wins in 2010-11. Cavello, a three-time state qualifier in high school, earned a victory against a Northwestern Wildcat at the Midlands Invitational and had a pin in the second period against league foe Lock Haven in addition to five wins at the CSU Open. In his freshman season, Brandon Sommers won a team-best 21 times while competing in the open circuit. There’s a chance he could bump up to 157, but has already showed he can compete at the 149 level. Mike Mencini is a former starter at 141 pounds but has moved to 149. Last season, he wrestled in open tournaments and won three bouts at 149 at the CSU Open including a technical fall and two decisions.

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KEY NewcomerS Sheldon Brandenburg - Fr. Tanner Lemon - Fr. John Sims - Fr. Matt Donohoe is the incumbent at 157 pounds - a place where he tied for third on the team with 12 wins. He placed sixth at the Eastern Wrestling League Championships and won four times at the CSU Open. Koort Leyrer wrestled nine times at 157, recording a victory via pin. Challenging the second year grapplers will be a trio of true freshmen in Sheldon Brandenburg, Tanner Lemon and John Sims. Brandenburg was a three-time state qualifier at Wadsworth High School, helping the program capture the 2010 Division I state title, the first state wrestling title for the school since 1942. He was fifth in the state at 160 pounds as a junior, and fought injuries to become runner-up at 160 pounds as a senior. Lemon was the runner-up at 145 pounds at the 2011 Ohio High School Athletic Association state tournament, helping Massillon Perry place second in Division I. As a junior in 2010, he placed eighth. 2011-12 Wr estling


2011-12 Vikings Sims went 127-19 during his four-year career for Mater Dei High School in Indiana, placing at the Indiana state meet all four seasons. He was sixth as a freshman and fourth as a sophomore before a fifth place finish in 2010 and a runnerup finish at the 2011 tournament. 165 KEY RETURNERS Corey Carlo - Jr. David Phillips- So. KEY NEWCOMERS Xavier Dye - Fr. Michael Monson Jr. - So. Robbie Michaels is lost to graduation, but four wrestlers - two returners and two newcomers - are waiting in the wings. Corey Carlo redshirted last season, but figures to be an experienced candidate on a young roster. David Phillips saw time at both 165 and 174 pounds last year, starting at 165 against Rutgers, Army and the Marine Academy before getting the nod at 174 against Indiana. He’ll be in the mix at 165. Xavier Dye was a state placer at Patrick Henry High School, culminating with a runner-up finish at 160 pounds at the 2011 Ohio High School Athletic Association state meet after a fourth place finish as a junior. Michael Monson Jr. is a transfer from Division III Roger Williams University where he went 13-8 while posting 30 takedowns and 25 escapes to go along with six reversals in his lone season. He placed second at 165 pounds at the New England Wrestling Association league meet.

174 KEY RETURNER Aric Thurn - Jr.

197 KEY RETURNER Nick Anthony - Jr.

KEY NEWCOMERS Troy Benjamin - Fr. Micah Kullman - Fr.

KEY NEWCOMERS Randall Howard - Fr. Tommy Padavick - Fr. Nathan Silvus - Fr.

Aric Thurn started all but one dual meet at 174 pounds as a sophomore and returns for his junior season. He won nine times in 2010-11, including five dual meet victories. He was the only Viking to defeat Kent State, and figures to be primed for his third season. New to the program are Troy Benjamin and Micah Kullman. Benjamin was a National High School Coaches Association Freshman All-American in 2008 after placing fourth nationally at 171 pounds. As a senior at Mexico (N.Y.) High School, he took fifth as a senior at the 2011 New York State Public High School Athletic Association meet. Kullman wrestled for his father at Minerva High School and on the Greco-Roman national team, placing sixth in Division II at 160 pounds at the 2010 Ohio High School Athletic Association state tournament to cap off a 35-2 season. 184 Key RETURNERs Corbin Boone - So. Garry Yarborogh - So. KEY NEWCOMER Mitch Gross - Fr. Returning starter Corbin Boone earned five wins and placed sixth at the Eastern Wrestling League Championships at 184 pounds during his redshirt freshman season. After winning all five of his bouts via decision, Boone should be ready to improve in his third year with the program. Garry Yarborogh redshirted last season after injuries ended his season early, but he got off to a hot start and the year on the sidelines could help in terms of preperation. Mitch Gross is a true freshman, and a highly touted one after placing fifth at 171 pounds at the 2010 Ohio High School Athletic Association state tournament.

Larry Cavello is one of two seniors on the roster. He had 12 victories in 2010-11 at 149 pounds. 2011-12 Wr estling

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Returning starter Nick Anthony won four matches - all via decision - while wrestling at 197 pounds during the regular season. He placed sixth at the EWL Championships and could be a force this season. Three true freshmen - Randall Howard, Tommy Padavick and Nathan Silvus - are new to the program at 197 pounds. Howard, from nearby Brush High School, can get on a roll, like he did as a senior in 2011 when he started the season 16-0 en route to a 38-2 season. Padavick, from Geneva High School, was twice a district qualifier. In 2010, he was the only member of his high school team to qualify for the OHSAA state meet when he did so at 215 pounds. Silvus, the Clark County 2011 Wrestler of the Year according to the Dayton Daily News, was a state qualifier in both his sophomore and senior seasons at Springfield Shawnee High School. He placed at 215 pounds at the 2011 Ohio High School Athletic Association state tournament. 285 KEY RETURNER Chris Weber - Jr. KEY NEWCOMER Rock Davis - Fr.

Chris Weber has started each of the last two seasons. He improved in his sophomore season, placing sixth at the CSU Open in the heavyweight division. He won seven times on the year as the only Viking to compete in his weight class. He’ll have company this year in freshman Rock Davis out of San Diego. The freshman qualified for the state’s Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Masters Meet in 2011 and was highly regarded by TheCaliforniaWrestler.com as a Wrestler to Watch. C l e v e l a n d S tat e U n i v e r s i t y

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2010-11 vikinG WRESTLERS Nick

Jared

Robert

197 • Junior Fairborn, Ohio Greenon H.S.

133 • Freshman Arcanum, Ohio Arcanum H.S.

187 • Freshman Plain City, Ohio Jonathan Adler H.S.

ANTHONY

beatty

2010-11 - Sophomore season

high school

high school

Won four matches wrestling at 197 pounds during the regular season…all four victories came by way of decision...placed sixth at 197 at the Eastern Wrestling League Championships...earned two wins at the Indiana Quad, picking up victories against Gardner-Webb and SIU-Edwardsville... won twice at the CSU Open.

Became the first state qualifier in the history of Arcanum High School...finished eighth at the 2010 Ohio High School Athletic Association Tournament...helped Arcanum earn nine points at the 2010 state meet...district runner-up at 125 pounds...was 35-4 as a senior to make his way onto the Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association All-Area Team.

Fourth in the state at 189 pounds as a senior to help Jonathan Adler High School score 25 points and place 19th in Division II...also fourth in 2010 as his team placed 45th...went 40-0 in the regular season as a senior and earned recognition from the Brakeman Report which ranked him second in the state heading into the OHSAA Tournament.

2009-10 - FRESHMAN season Won three matches wrestling at 184 pounds…one of two Vikings to record victories against Eastern Michigan…earned an 8-0 major decision against The Citadel.

2008-09 - redshirt season

personal Born January 11, 1993 in Arcanum, Ohio...son of Jerry and Carla Beatty...has two sisters, Kara and Jenna, and a brother, Brett…intends to major in accounting.

Took the season as a redshirt to maintain a season of eligibility.

Born March 13, 1990 in Dayton, Ohio…son of Chris Anthony and Carol Christensen…has one brother, Brandon and four sisters, Brittney, Brooklyn, Ashley, and Haley…also played football while in high school, leading Greenon high to a league championship during his junior season… history major. Anthony’s career stats

L 18 20 38

Corbin

Falls 0 0 0

TF 0 0 0

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Major 0 1 1

boone

174/184 • Freshman Mexico, N.Y. Mexico H.S.

high school

personal

W 4 3 7

Born January 28, 1992 in Plain City, Ohio...son of Robert and Mari Blankenship...has three sisters, Ame, Andrea and Deidra…graduated from Jonathan Adler with academic honors...intends to major in public safety.

benjamin

High school team finished fourth at the district meet during his junior season…state qualifier following his senior year and state alternate his junior year…amassed 80 career pins while at Greenon high.

Year 2010-11 2009-10 TOTAL

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Troy

high school

4

blankenship

Named a National High School Coaches Association Freshman All-American in 2008 after placing fourth nationally at 171 pounds... took fifth as a senior at the 2011 New York State Public High School Athletic Association meet to help Mexico score 12 points...qualified for the New York state tournament on two other occasions.....twice qualified for the Empire State Games.

personal Born December 12, 1992 in Mexico, New York... son of Bill and Michelle Benjamin...has a sister, Ashley…academic athlete all four years of high school while earning a 3.9 GPA...named to the honor roll all four years...while in high school, enrolled in classes at Oswego State University that helped him earn 12 credits before stepping foot on the CSU campus....volunteers within the community in his hometown, assisting as a coach for youth football and wrestling teams...intends to major in business administration. www.csuvikings.com

184 • Sophomore Holt, Mich. Holt H.S.

2010-11 - freshman season Earned five wins and placed sixth in the Eastern Wrestling League Championships at 184 pounds during his redshirt freshman season...all five of his wins came via decision...earned two victories on the same day, picking up victories against Gardner-Webb and SIU-Edwardsville at the Indiana Quad...won twice at the CSU Open before falling to the eventual third place finisher.

2009-10 - REDSHIRT season Redshirted to maintain a season of eligibility.

high school Finished third at the state meet as a senior… qualified for state during his junior year with a record of 49-9…earned All-Area first team honors as a sophomore, junior and senior…led Holt High to a state championship his junior year, followed by a runner-up finish his senior year…ended his prep career with a 139-32 record…lettered all four years in wrestling for coach Rocky Shaft. 2011-12 Wr estling


2011-12 Vikings personal Born Sept. 30. 1991 in Lansing, MI…son of Tamie Boone and the late William Boone…has one sister, Erin…two year letter winner in football….led the Holt High football team to league and district championships his junior year…physical therapy major. BOONE’s career stats

Year 2010-11 TOTAL

W 5 5

L 18 18

Falls 0 0

TF 0 0

Major 0 1

Joshua Hephner Memorial Wrestling Tournament at Fitch High School. Born October 18, 1992 in Akron, Ohio...son of Jim and Mary Beth Brown...his father was a two-time state champion at Ellet High School and earned All-American honors at Michigan in 1973 and 1975...has a brother, Jeffrey, and a sister, Molly… earned merit roll honors in high school while serving as a class officer...intends to major in business administration.

brandenburg

Ron

157 • Freshman Wooster, Ohio Wadsworth H.S.

butler

125 • Sophomore Hampton, Va. Phoebus H.S.

high school Three time state qualifier...twice placed at the Ohio High School Athletic Association Meet...fifth in the state at 160 pounds as a junior, helping Wadsworth capture the 2010 Division I state title, the first state wrestling title for the school since 1942...fought back from an injury that forced him to miss first six weeks of the season to become runner-up at 160 pounds as a senior, helping his team place third in Division I.

2010-11 - REDSHIRT season

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Born April 29, 1992 in Wooster, Ohio...son of Sam and Lorraine Brandenburg...has five siblings: McKenzie, Bailey, Halley, Avery and Clayton… volunteers as a coach to local youth wrestlers... intends to major in early education.

Became just the fifth district champion in Phoebus history under coach Maurice Ward, winning the crown his sophomore, junior and senior years... first Phoebus wrestler to win three district titles... fourth place finisher at the regional tournament following his senior season.

Redshirted to maintain a season of eligibility.

2009-10 - freshman season Wrestled at three different weight classes during the season...mostly saw time as the Vikings starter at 125 pounds...wrestled nine times at 125 pounds...also made six starts at 133 pounds...saw time at 141 pounds on six occasions.

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brown

125 • Freshman Akron, Ohio Wadsworth H.S.

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Born Dec. 14, 1990...son of Ronald and Marteena Butler...has three sisters, Adrianne, Angela, and Danyelle...art major.

165 • Junior Fairview Park, Ohio Fairview Park H.S.

2010-11 - REDSHIRT season Redshirted to maintain a season of eligibility.

2009-10 - Sophomore season Led the Vikings in the 157 class with nine wins… earned a 7-3 victory against Pittsburgh…one of two Vikings to record wins against Findlay… placed third in the 157 pound division at the Michigan State Open…one of three CSU wrestlers to win against West Virginia.

2008-09 - Freshman season Won 14 matches competing at 157 pounds…one of eight Vikings to record a win in the 46-3 victory over Wagner…ended the season fifth on the team in wins and third with four major decisions… ended his freshman campaign with a fifth place finish at the EWL Championships.

high school Was a two-time conference and sectional champion at 145 pounds…finished sixth in the state of Ohio as a junior and senior.

personal Born July 13, 1990 in Farview Park, Ohio… son of Mike and Kim Carlo…has one older brother, Brandon, and one sister, Devon……criminology major. caRLO’s career stats

Year 2009-10 2008-09 TOTAL

W L 9 20 14 20 23 40

Year 2009-10 TOTAL

W L 0 21 0 21

Falls 0 0

TF 0 0

Falls 0 1 1

TF 0 1 1

Major 0 4 4

Michael

Carlone

BUTLER’s career stats

133 • Freshman Mayfield, Ohio Mayfield H.S.

Major 0 0

Twice qualified for the Ohio High School Athletic Association state tournament at 130 pounds... captured state titles in freestyle and greco tournaments...won a sectional championship and finished seventh in the state as a senior...the only wrestler from Uniontown Lake to qualify for state meet in 2011...as a senior, finished third in the Mentor district...runner-up at the renowned 2011 2011-12 Wr estling

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Sheldon

Andrew

corey

high school Two time sectional and Mentor district champion while at Mayfield High School...News-Herald ‘Wrestler of the Year’ in 2011...placed seventh at the Ohio High School Athletic Association meet at 130 pounds as a junior in 2010...runner-up www.csuvikings.com

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personal Born November 21, 1992 in Mayfield, Ohio...son of Joe and Lisa Carlone...has two sisters, Melissa and Deanna…won a ‘Silver Key’ from the Cleveland Institute of Art...academically, earned his way onto the Principal’s List...intends to major in mechanical engineering. lawrence

a possible 12 varsity letters in wrestling, football and track & field.

Personal Born Aug. 19, 1988 in Willard, Ohio…son of Rob and Beth Cavello…has one sister, Holly...majoring in communication and psychology. cavello’s career stats

Year 2010-11 2009-10 2008-09 TOTAL

W L 12 19 12 9 11 20 35 48

Falls 1 3 0 4

TF 0 0 0 0

Major 1 2 1 4

cavello

149 • Senior Willard, Ohio Willard H.S.

Rock

Davis

HWT • Freshman San Diego, Calif. Great Oak H.S.

high school Placed second at the All-New England championship, won the All-State championship and won a state championship as a senior...member of Tyngsboro High squad that won the state and league tournaments following the 2009-10 season... two-year team captain.

personal Born Aug. 21, 1992 in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts... son of Paul and Connie Donohoe...has one brother, Paul, and one sister, Alexis...three-year starter on the football team, and served as a captain and was named all-conference as a senior...math and finance major. donohoe’s career stats

Year 2010-11 TOTAL

W L 12 16 12 16

Falls 0 0

TF 0 0

Major 1 1

2010-11 - Junior season Tied for third on the team with 12 wins...earned a victory against a Northwestern Wildcat at the Midlands Invitational...had a pin in the second period against league foe Lock Haven...started the year with a 3-2 decision against John Carroll...picked up a 4-0 decision in the Vikings win over SIU-Edwardsville...won five matches at the CSU Open.

2009-10 - Sophomore season Finished fourth on the team with 12 victories wrestling mainly on the open tournament circuit… placed third and fourth at the Simonson Open and the Purple Raider Open, respectively.

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personal Born September 23, 1993 in San Diego, California...son of Rocklund Davis and Carrie Samonte... has two siblings: Rocklund James and Revashone Davis...undecided on a major.

Finished his freshman campaign with a sixth place finish at the EWL Championships…recorded 11 victories on the season, including two at the Michigan State Open…one of three Vikings to record a victory in the first EWL dual against Lock Haven.

2007-08 - redshirt season

Redshirted to maintain a season of eligibility.

2010-11 - FRESHMAN season

Went 43-8 as a senior at Willard High, finishing fourth at the Ohio Division II State Meet…compiled 167-30 career record, totaling the most wins in school history…won 47 matches as a junior for the highest single season total, and finished third at the state tournament…also holds school records in most team points and pins (77)… three-time Northern Ohio League (NOL) Champ and two-time district champion…earned 11 of 6

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165 • Freshman McClure, Ohio Patrick Henry H.S.

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2008-09 - freshman season

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Dye

Qualified for the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Masters Meet in 2011...a Wrestler to Watch from TheCaliforniaWrestler. com...placed fourth at the Freshman/Sophomore California State Tournament.

Matt

Donohoe

157 • Sophomore Tyngsboro, Mass. Tyngsboro H.S.

Tied for third on the team with 12 wins...placed sixth at 157 pounds at the Eastern Wrestling League Championships...won four times at the CSU Open....victorious via a 6-5 decision in the Vikings win over SIU-Edwardsville.

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Two time state placer at Patrick Henry High School...runner-up at 160 pounds at the 2011 Ohio High School Athletic Association state meet... placed fourth as a junior in 2010...was one of two wrestlers from his team to qualify for the state meet in 2010 and the lone representative in 2011...qualified for Division III state tournament all four seasons...won the Northwest Ohio Athletic League title all four years...also won three sectional championships...finished fifth at 171 pounds at the 2009 Fargo Junior/Cadet National Championships...earned special mention in the Wrestling USA Magazine national rankings... was a two-time All-Ohio football player as a defensive lineman and the district ‘Defensive Player of the Year’.

personal Born March 28, 1993 in McClure, Ohio….son of Jason and Lola Schulze...has one brother, Jayden, and a sister, Tayah…… intends to major in criminology.

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2011-12 Vikings Tyler

Randall

141 • Freshman Washington, W.Va. Parkersburg H.S.

197 • Freshman South Euclid, Ohio Brush HS

green

2010-11 - REDSHIRT season Redshirted to maintain a season of eligibility, only wrestling in open tournaments.

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Nick Flannery (above) tied for third on the 2010-11 team with his 12 victories at 133 lbs.

Nick

Flannery

133 • Sophomore Framingham, Mass. Framingham H.S.

State champion as a junior and senior, and state runner-up as a freshman and sophomore...part of a Parkersburg squad that won the state championship in 2009 and 2010, going 34-0 in 2010... received the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award for West Virginia in 2010...selected to the 2010 USA Wrestling National Honorable Mention Team...ranked in the top-30 in the country all four years by Wrestling USA...finished with a career record of 157-26, including 70 pins.

personal Born September 25, 1991 in Parkersburg, West Virginia...son of Jess and RoxAnn Green...has two sisters, Kathy Parsons and Morgan Green...works as a lifeguard...physical therapy major.

2010-11 - FRESHMAN season Tied for third on the team with 12 wins...recorded two pins and a team-best five major decisions while wrestling at 133 pounds as a true freshman....placed second at the Eastern Michigan Open...won a 5-1 decision in the first dual meet against John Carroll...picked up two wins at the CSU Open...one of three Vikings to win against Clarion, picking up a 9-0 major decision.

Howard

high school Freestyle state champion...compted at the Disney Duals in 2008 and 2010 and obtained All-American status...went 12-5 as a junior at 215 pounds for Brush High School...started his senior season by winning 16 consecutive matches and earning recognition from the News-Herald as the last undefeated wrestler in the area...finished the year 38-2...went 3-1 to place second at the Avon Lake Tournament...fell in the quarterfinals of the Mentor District Championships.

personal Born February 1, 1993 in South Euclid, Ohio...son of Randall Howard and Terri Hayes...has a sister, Melinda, and a brother, Matthew…active in the community, helping rebuild a local park after it burned down...read to youth students and volunteered to help at youth wrestling tournaments... intends to major in finance or political science.

Michah

Kullman

MITCH

GROSS

174 • Freshman Canton, Ohio Minerva HS

184 • Freshman Norwalk, Ohio St. Paul HS

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high school

Inducted into the Massachusetts Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2010...finished high school career with a 153-23 record, including going 45-2 as a senior... three-time all-state champ...finished fourth at nationals as a senior...member of a squad that won the state championship in 2009.

Placed fifth at 171 pounds at the 2010 Ohio High School Athletic Association state tournament... placed sixth the following year...only wrestler on the team to qualify for state meet as a junior, but joined by his brother Jesse in 2011...also played football, helping the Flyers to their first undefeated (15-0) season and Division VI state title in school history in 2009.

Wrestled for his father at Minerva High School and on the Greco-Roman national team...won the 174 pound 2010 Junior Greco-Roman championship title at the FILA junior national championships held at Cleveland State...placed sixth in Division II at 160 pounds at the 2010 Ohio High School Athletic Association state tournament...went 35-2 as a junior...qualified for the junior freestyle national tournament and earned All-American status.

personal

personal

Born in Buffalo, New York...son of Ernie and Kelly Flannery...has two brothers and one sister... criminology major.

personal

Born January 12, 1993 in Norwalk, Ohio…son of Tom and Ruby Gross…has five siblings: Michael, Jesse, Derek, Ryan, Isabel and Rafael... member of the National Honor Society…Academic All-Ohio in football (2010) and wrestling (2010 and 2011)... intends to major in health sciences.

Born March 7, 1992 in Canton, Ohio...son of Jeff and Donna Kullman...has a sister, Teah…active in the community, volunteering as a youth group leader and a youth wrestling coach...intends to major in early childhood education.

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Flannery’s career stats

Year 2010-11 TOTAL

W L 12 17 12 17

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Falls 0 0

TF 0 0

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Mike

157 • Freshman Canton, Ohio Perry HS

Born May 16, 1991 in Lansing, Michigan…son of Chris and Brooke Leyrer…has a younger brother, Kolin…2009 Leadership Award recipient…fourtime all-area academic team member…serves as the wrestling team’s Student Athlete Advisory Council representative...political science major.

165 • Sophomore Southington, Conn. Southington HS Roger Williams Univ.

Lemon

high school Runner-up at145 pounds at the 2011 Ohio High School Athletic Association state tournament, helping Massillon Perry place second in Division I...as a junior in 2010, he placed eighth at 145 pounds and Perry came in third in the state..after being seeded fifth, he took fourth at 145 pounds at the 2011 FloNationals, an event that only invites nationally ranked wrestlers...also played football for the Panthers, earning 2010 All-Federal League honorable mention and All-Stark County honorable mention.

leyrer’s career stats

Year 2010-11 TOTAL

W 1 1

L 8 8

Koort

leyrer

165 • Sophomore Holt, Mich. Holt H.S.

2010-11 - fREshman season Saw time at 157 pounds, starting the first two dual meets of the season...picked up a victory on the first day of the Midlands Invitational, recording a pin against a Northwestern Wildcat at the 4:05 mark.

Major 0 0

mencini

149 • Junior Twinsburg, Ohio Twinsburg H.S.

2010-11 - sophomore season Wrestled in open tournaments...won three bouts at 149 pounds at the CSU Open...earned a 15-0 technical fall and two decisions at CSU Open.

2009-10 - FRESHMAN season Had a strong freshman season, winning eight matches and becoming a consistent starter at 141...one of two Vikings to record victories against Bloomsburg...earned a 7-1 decision against Northwestern...won via 21-5 technical fall vs. West Virginia...ended the year with a fifth place finish in the 141 pound division at the EWL Championship. Took the season as a redshirt to maintain a season of eligibility.

high schoOL

Redshirted to maintain a season of eligibility.

Finished third in the state of Ohio as a senior at the state championships…is the all-time wins leader in Twinsburg High history.

Four-time league champion…state qualifier during his freshman and junior years in addition to runner-up as a senior…led his team to a state championship as a junior under head coach Rocky Shaft…earned All-Area Division I honors all four years in high school…all-time wins leader at Holt high with a career record of 179-36...also played football…led team to league and district championships his junior year.

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2009-10 - FRESHMAN season Started his career at Division III Roger Williams University...ended the season with a 13-8 record... placed second at 165 pounds at the New England Wrestling Association Championships...posted 30 takedowns and 25 escapes to go along with six reversals...earned Pilgrim League ‘Rookie of the Week’ honors Nov. 16...placed among top six at Ithaca College Invitational and Doug Parker Invitational Tournament...took second at RWU Invitational.

high school Graduated from Southington High School in 2009... three-time letterwinner and starter in wrestling... conference and state champ in 2009...2009 State Open runner-up...fifth in New England in 2009...named 2009 team captain...MVP of his team as a senior.

personal Born July 28, 1991 in Southington, Connecticut... son of Michael and Kathy Monson…has a sister, Jessica, and a brother, Jake…volunteers as a middle school wrestling coach...biology major. Tommy

Padavick

197 • Freshman Geneva, Ohio Geneva HS

2008-09 - redshirt season

2009-10 - REDSHIRT season high school

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personal Born June 1, 1992 in Canton, Ohio...son of Rodney and Tina Lemon…has three siblings: Kaylan, Reid and Morgan...participates in the summer food program run by his church...intends to major in civil engineering.

Falls 0 0

Monon Jr.

personal Born Sept. 28, 1989 in Twinsburg, Ohio…son of John and Mary Mencini…has two older brothers, Gabe and Anthony…sports management major. mENCINI’S career stats

Year 2009-10 TOTAL

W 8 8

L 17 17

Falls 1 1

TF 1 1

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high school Two time district qualifier...was a sectional champion...qualified for the 2010 Ohio High School Athletic Association state tournament at 215 pounds...only member of his high school team to qualify...also a standout football player...twice elected onto the all-county first team...was the county ‘Defensive Player of the Year’ as a junior and ‘Offensive Player of the Year’ as a senior..alldistrict selection...earned special mention All-Ohio status for his efforts on the gridiron.

personal Born May 8, 1993 in Geneva, Ohio...son of Vince and Kristen Padavick...volunteers as a coach for youth football and wrestling teams...undecided on a major. 2011-12 Wr estling


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david

149 • Senior Raymond, Ohio Marrysville H.S.

165 • Sophomore Pewaukee, Wisc. Pewaukee H.S.

Roster Breakdown by State

phillips

palivoda

California - 1 Rock Davis Connecticut - 1 Michael Monson Jr.

2010-11 - Junior season

2010-11 - freshman season

Indiana - 1

Finished the season with six wins...started the season with a 18-3 technical fall win over John Carroll...lone Viking to pick up a win against Eastern Michigan, winning a 7-4 decision...earned a 10-2 major decision against SIU-Edwardsville... won a decision against the Marine Academy... earned a 7-4 decision against Clarion.

Saw time at both 165 and 174 pounds...started at 165 against Rutgers, Army and the Marine Academy...in the starting lineup at 174 against Indiana...tallied a win at 165 pounds against a wrestler from Oakland at the CSU Open.

Ben Willeford

2009-10 - REDSHIRT season Went (9-7) on the open circuit while redshirting.

2008-09 - sophomore season Started the season with a sixth place finish at the Michigan State Open…recorded 10 victories with two major decisions…won a 16-6 major decision against Cumberlands at the first dual meet of the season…placed fifth at EWL Championships.

2007-08 - freshman season Posted a 10-21 record at 133 pounds…finished the year by placing fourth at the EWL Championships… scored a sixth place finish at the Michigan State Open, where he went 5-1…also went on to collect key victories against John Carroll, Mercyhurst, Lock Haven and Pittsburgh…tallied wins in his first two EWL matches.

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2009-10 - REDSHIRT season Redshirted to maintain a season of eligibility.

John Sims Louisiana - 1

Massachusetts - 2 Matt Donohoe Nick Flannery Michigan - 2 Corbin Boone Koort Leyrer

high school Three-time state qualifier, finishing third as a senior and fifth as a sophomore…named Woodland Conference ‘Wrestler of the Year’ following his junior season…led Pewaukee High to four regional championships, three conference championships and two sectional championships under head coach Ed Kurth.

personal Born August 4, 1991 in Waukesha, Wisconsin… son of Gary Phillips…has one sister, Hannah… also ran cross country during high school…member of the honor roll…health sciences major. pHILLIPS’ career stats

Year 2010-11 TOTAL

W 1 1

L 8 8

Falls 0 0

TF 0 0

Major 0 0

New York - 1 Troy Benjamin Ohio - 20 Nick Anthony Jared Beatty Robert Blankenship Sheldon Brandenburg Andrew Brown Corey Carlo Michael Carlone Lawrence Cavello Xavier Dye Mitch Gross Virginia - 1 Ron Butler

Randall Howard Micah Kullman Tanner Lemon Mike Mencini Tommy Padavick Josh Palivoda Nathan Silvus Brandon Sommers Aric Thurn Garry Yarbough

West Virginia - 1 Tyler Green

Wisconsin - 2 David Phillips Chris Weber

Capped off a brilliant 46-1 senior season by winning the 130-pound title at the Division I Ohio state championship…school record in career wins with 156, and most tournament individual championships…Four-time state qualifier and honorable mention pick as high school All-American senior year…went 42-6 as a junior, finishing fifth at the state meet.

personal Born Jan. 31, 1989 in Lakenheath, England…son of Paul and Tory Palivoda…has one sister, Casey Stevens…father and uncle, Joe, both wrestled for CSU…communication major. palivoda’s career stats

Year 2010-11 2008-09 2007-08 TOTAL

W 6 10 10 26

L 17 22 21 60

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Falls 0 0 0 0

TF 1 1 2 4

Major 1 2 2 5

Bottom Row (L to R): J. Beatty. M. Carlone, N. Flannery, B. Willeford, A. Brown, R. Butler, Graduate Assistant Joe Coughlin Second Row (L to R): T. Lemon, C. Carlo, L. Cavello, J. Palivoda, M. Mencini, T. Green, M. Donohoe, S. Brandenburg, X. Dye Third Row (L to R): Assistant Coach Josh Zupancic, M. Kullman, J. Sims, T. Benjamin, K. Leyrer, D. Phillips, M. Monson, R. Blankenship, R. Howard, M. Gross, Head Coach Ben Stehura Top Row (L to R): Volunteer Assistant Alex Camargo, C. Boone, A. Thurn, N. Anthony, N. Silvus, G.Yarbough, T. Padavick, C. Weber, R. Davis Not Pictured: B. Sommers www.csuvikings.com

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Brandon

197 • Freshman Springfield, Ohio Shawnee HS

149 • Sophomore Macedonia, Ohio Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy

Sommers

Silvus

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2010-11 - FRESHMAN season

State qualifier in both his sophomore and senior seasons at Springfield Shawnee High School...won fifth place in Division II at 215 pounds at the 2011 Ohio High School Athletic Association state tournament, helping his team score 12 points...also qualified as a sophomore at 171 pounds...named the Clark County Wrestler of the Year by the Dayton Daily News in 2011...finished 48-5 as a senior to run his career record as a Brave to 143-41.

Dominant in the open circuit in his true freshman season...won a team-high 21 times and was tied for third on the team with three pins...had two major decisions... had a fourth place finish at the Simonson Open, a fifth place result at the Purple Raider Open and a fifth place finish at the Harris Open...one of two Vikings to win by technical fall.

personal Born January 19, 1993 in Springfield, Ohio...son of Brad and Melanie Silvus...has two sisters, Jackie and Ellie…member of the National Honor Society... Academic All-Conference while in high school...intends to major in computer information science. John

SiMs

157 • Freshman Evansville, Indiana Mater Dei HS

high school Finished fifth in the state in 2008 and 2010 and placed sixth in 2009…three-time sectional champion…member of Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy team that finished as the state runner-up in 2010, third in the state in 2008 and 2009, and fourth in Ohio in 2007…owns a career record of 136-34.

personal Born January 11, 1993 in Evansville, Indiana...son of Doneida Sims...has a sister Amber, a brother, Matthew and a step-brother Trey…intends to major in business finance.

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Won six matches, finishing his rookie campaign with a winning record of 6-5.

2008-09 - redshirt season Took the season as a redshirt to maintain a season of eligibility.

high school Earned four letters in wrestling…was a three-time state qualifier…also earned three varsity letters in football and four in track…member of the 4x400 track state champions.

personal Born May 10, 1990 in Clyde, Ohio…son of Jeff Thurn…has one brother, Austin, and one sister, Autumn…education major. Thurn’S career stats

Year 2010-11 2009-10 TOTAL

W L 9 18 6 5 15 23

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TF 0 0 0

Major 0 1 1

Chris

weber

Born February. 25, 1992 in Macedonia, Ohio… son of Brad and Beth Sommers…has one sister, Brittany…member of the Honors Society…volunteered with the Diakonos Service Group and at Villa Angela-St. Joseph Nursing Home…physical therapy major.

high school Went 127-19 during his four-year career for Mater Dei High School...placed at the Indiana state meet all four seasons...sixth as a freshman and fourth as a sophomore...finished fifth in 2010 before a runner-up finish at the 2011 tournament...earned All-American status in 2009 when he was rated the fifth best sophomore nationally in the 152 pound weight class...later wrestled at 160 pounds and was a preseason pick for second place at that weight class.

2009-10 - FRESHMAN season

HWT • Junior New Berlin, Wisc. Catholic Memorial H.S.

2010-11 - sophomore season sommers’ career stats

Year 2010-11 TOTAL

W L 21 12 21 12

Falls 2 2

TF 1 1

Major 2 2

aric

thurn

174 • Junior Clyde, Ohio Clyde H.S.

2010-11 - sophomore season Started all but one dual meet at 174 pounds...won nine times, including five dual meet victories... earned his first win of the season in a decision against John Carroll...lone Viking to record a win against Kent State...won via decision against Northwestern...won in CSU’s victory over GardnerWebb...picked up an overtime win against league foe Clarion. www.csuvikings.com

Placed sixth at the CSU Open in the heavyweight division...earned seven wins on the season...was the only Viking to compete in his weight class... recorded the second fastest pin on the team, recording one in 1:13...started the year with a victory against John Carroll...won via decision against Northwestern’s Ben Kuhar, the top ranked heavyweight prospect in the nation when he came out of Lakewood St. Edward High School in 2007.

2009-10 - FRESHMAN season Won five matches wrestling in the heavyweight division…earned his first career CSU victory with a pin at the Eastern Michigan Open…went 2-1 at the Bobcat Duals…one of seven Vikings to earn a victory against John Carroll.

high school Three time state qualifier, earning a second place finish as a senior…freestyle nationals runner-up during his sophomore year…three year starter at Catholic Memorial for coach Bill Young…ended his prep career with a record of 104-12. 2011-12 Wr estling


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Yarborogh

Born June 18, 1991 in New Berlin, Wisconsin…son of Richard and Colleen…has one brother, Ryan… four year letterwinner in football, playing for Bill Young…earned second team all-conference honors at center…mechanical engineer major.

184 • Freshman Cleveland, Ohio Trinity H.S.

Weber’S career stats

Year 2010-11 2009-10 TOTAL

W L 7 19 5 23 12 42

Falls 0 2 2

TF 0 0 0

Major 4 0 4

2010-11 - Redshirt season Was 6-6 until being forced to redshirt as a result of injury.

high school Ben

Lettered as a senior wrestling at Trinity High.

125 • Sophomore Baton Rouge, La. St. Michael the Archangel H.S.

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Willeford

2010-11 - FRESHMAN season Placed sixth as a true freshman at 125 pounds at the Eastern Michigan Open...was Cleveland State’s top finisher, placing fourth at the Eastern Wrestling League Championships...only Vikings to start a dual meet in his weight class...second on the team with four major decisions...recorded third fastest pin on the team (1:36)...many of his wins came against ranked opponents...earned first collegiate win in his Viking debut, claiming a 4-2 decision against John Carroll...recorded a win via fall to help Cleveland State defeat Gardner-Webb at the Indiana Quad...also beat SIU-Edwardsville via fall at Indiana...first major decision (15-1) win came against league foe Edinboro...pulled off another league win when he won via decision against Bloomsburg.

Born Aug. 5, 1991 in Fremont, Ohio…son of Jeremy and Tara Yarborogh…has five brothers - Ronnie, Dylan, Nate, Matt and Andrew - and two sisters, Brianne and Morgan…four-year letterwinner in football at Trinity, where he was selected to play in the East-West All-Star game and was named Honorary Mention All-State as a senior… volunteers at the Cleveland Public Theatre…undecided on a major.

Roster Breakdown by weight

125

165

Andrew Brown

Corey Carlo

Ronald Butler

Xavier Dye

Ben Willeford

Koort Leyrer

Michael Monson Jr.

133

David Phillips

Jared Beatty Michael Carlone

174

Nick Flannery

Troy Benjamin

Micah Kullman

141

Aric Thurn

Tyler Green Josh Palivoda

184

Corbin Boone

149

Robert Blankenship

Lawrence Cavello

Mitch Gross

Mike Mencini

Garry Yarborogh

Brandon Sommers

197

157

Nick Anthony

Sheldon Brandenburg

Randall Howard

Matt Donohoe

Tommy Padavick

Tanner Lemon

Nathan Silvus

John Sims

HWT

Rock Davis

Chris Weber

high school Selected as an All-American as a senior… Greco-Roman Fargo All-American selection as a junior…owns Louisiana state record with 147 career pins…three-time city and state champ… member of high school squad that won the state championship in 2010, finished fourth in the state in 2008 and 2009, and fifth in 2007…finished with a career record of 192-17.

personal Born May 6, 1992 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana…son of Glenn Willeford and the late Tammy Willeford… psychology major. Willeford’S career stats

Year 2010-11 TOTAL

W L 10 20 10 20

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TF 0 0

Major 4 4

Chris Weber (above) was victirous seven times in 2010-11, including a sixth place finish at the Cleveland State Open. www.csuvikings.com

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ben

stehura Head Coach 4th Year at CSU 9th Year Overall

Stehura By The numbers 1

Number of NCAA Champions Stehura has coached.

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Olympic alternates coached by Stehura.

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Wrestling head coaches in Viking history (Dick Bonnaci, Jack Effner, Ben Stehura).

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NCAA All-Americans Stehura has mentored.

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Total number of NCAA national qualifiers Stehura has coached.

8

Total number of NCAA All-Academic team members Stehura has tutored.

15

Number of wins Stehura had at Limestone College his final season, the first winning season in school history.

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Stehura’s all time win total.

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Ben Stehura enters his fourth season as the head coach of the Cleveland State wrestling program, continuing to build the program with young and talented wrestlers. During his first season at the helm, Stehura continued the trend of coaching a CSU wrestler to the NCAA Championship, leading a Viking grappler to the national tournament for the 48th consecutive season as heavyweight Rashard Goff represented CSU on the national stage. Stehura also coached Goff to an EWL heavyweight championship, the first league champion for CSU since 2006. Stehura will use his experience with coaching a young program and lead the Vikings during the 2010-11 season, working to improve in the EWL and continuing the history and tradition of CSU wrestling. For five seasons before coming to CSU, Stehura was the head coach at Limestone College, a Division II college, in Gaffney, South Carolina. The first head coach in Limestone College history, Stehura played an integral part in developing the program. During 2007-08, he guided the Saints to a 15-4-1 mark, the first winning season in team history. While there he coached one NCAA National Champion, three NCAA All-Americans, five NCAA National Qualifiers and eight NCAA All-Academic team members. He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant for Cleveland State in 2001 under Jack Effner. During that time he was part of a staff that qualified 10 wrestlers for the NCAA Championships, had three EWL individual champions and 14 EWL place winners. In addition, the 2003 squad finished third at the EWL Championship after placing second during the dual meet campaign. Stehura has also coached three U.S. Senior Open All-Americans, four Olympic Team Trial Qualifiers and two Olympic alternates. He is a 2000 graduate of Lock Haven University where he earned his Bachelor’s of Science in secondary education/geography and social studies. In 2003, Stehura earned his Master’s Degree in Education Administration. He was a three year starter on the Bald Eagle’s Wrestling team. He earned a fourth and fifth place finish at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference tournament along with a fourth place finish at the EWL Tournament. He was also a member of the EWL All-Academic Team. A member of the National Wrestling Coaches Association, Stehura served as a member of the NCAA Division II East Regional Ranking Committee and the South Carolina Athletics Coaches Association while at Limestone. www.csuvikings.com

The BEN Stehura coaching file PERSONAL Full Name: Ben Stehura Hometown: Jefferson, Ohio Born: August 16, 1978 Date Hired at CSU: August 22, 2008 EDUCATION Jefferson High School Jefferson, Ohio Lock Haven University B.S. Secondary Education, 2000 Cleveland State University Masters, Educational Administration, 2003 COACHING EXPERIENCE Head Coach: Cleveland State University, 2008-present Year W L T PCT 2008-09 4 13 0 .235 2009-10 2 17 0 .118 2010-11 3 13 0 .188 TOTALS 9 43 0 .173 Limestone College, 2003-2008 Year W L T PCT 2004-05 3 16 0 .188 2005-06 2 18 0 .111 2006-07 6 12 0 .500 2007-08 15 4 1 .775 TOTALS 26 50 1 .344 • Has coached 1 NCAA Champion • Has coached 7 NCAA qualifiers Assistant Coach: Freestyle and Greco Roman Club, 2001-03 Cleveland State University, 2001-03 WRESTLING EXPERIENCE Lock Haven, • three-year starter • fourth place EWL finish • fourth and fifth place finishes at Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Tournament Stehura resides in nearby Richmond Heights, Ohio with his wife and two children. He is a graduate of Jefferson High School, where he was a two-time state qualifier placing fifth at the Ohio High School Athletic Association state tournament as a senior.

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Joe

Coughlin Graduate Assistant 2nd Season

Alex

Camargo Assistant Coach 2nd Season

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Josh Zupancic is in his second season serving as the top assistant coach to Ben Stehura at Cleveland State University. He was announced as an addition to the staff on August 11, 2010. Zupancic was only the third two-time All-American in Stanford wrestling history, earning the honor in his junior and senior seasons. In 2006-07, he went 37-12 at 157 pounds and placed seventh at the NCAA Championships. He topped this performance in 2007-2008 when he racked up 39 victories and knocked off three ranked opponents in consecutive matches en route to a sixth place finish at the NCAA Championships. His career record at Stanford was 120-34, making him the third winningest wrestler in program history when he graduated. Zupancic was one of just five Cardinal grapplers to earn 100 career victories, helped by his 47-5 record in dual meets. The National Wrestling Coaches Association named him an Academic All-American in all four of his years as a student-athlete. In both 2005-06 and 2006-07, he was named to the National Wrestling Coaches As-

sociation All-Academic Team as he pursued his degree in American Studies. Stanford named him the team’s Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Award winner after the 2006-07 campaign. Prior to his outstanding career at Stanford, Zupancic was a four-time state finalist while attending perennial power Walsh Jesuit High School. As a junior in 2002, he won the state championship while helping Walsh to a second place finish in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division II State Championships. The year before, he finished as the state runner-up at 112 pounds, helping Walsh to another second place finish. He was the runner-up at 103 pounds while Walsh captured the Division II title in 2000. Zupancic returns to Northeast Ohio after two years of coaching club wrestling while a graduate student at Oklahoma. He also worked as a student-athlete career counselor at Oklahoma, and has seven years of experience as camp counselor and clinician at various wrestling camps and clinics.

Joe Coughlin joined Ben Stehura’s staff in 2010 as a graduate assistant after spending two years as a volunteer assistant at Drexel University. While helping the Vikings wrestling team, Coughlin will be pursuing his Master’s in public administration. As a student-athlete, Coughlin had a terrific career at George Mason University in addition to earning his degree in communication. He wrapped up his career with a 74-48 record, including a 21-10 record in Colonial Athletic Association matches. Coughlin peaked as a senior, finishing third on the team with 22 wins while wrestling exclusively at 133 pounds. He set a new career high by recording eight falls and finished third on the team with five major decisions. He finished third at 133 pounds at both the Navy Classic and CAA Championships.

Coughlin posted a 5-3 record in CAA matches in 2007-08 at 133 pounds, but was 14-3 in his first two seasons while wrestling at 125 pounds. In 2005-06, he was tied for the team lead with eight conference victories. Prior to his days at George Mason, he had a solid fouryear varsity career at Hatboro-Horsham High School (Pa.). Coughlin posted 107 career victories and was selected first-team all-league as a senior after earning all-league honorable mention status in 2001, 2002 and 2003. In 2004, his senior campaign, he placed fifth at the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Class AAA state tournament and qualified on two other occasions. Academically, Coughlin made the Pennsylvania AllAcademic team for his efforts in the classroom and made the Honor Roll at George Mason.

Alex Camargo returns for his second season on Ben Stehura’s staff, assisting the Vikings as a volunteer assistant coach. Camargo, one of the finest wrestlers in the state while at Berea High School, certainly will help recruiting in their area. After his high school days, he stayed close to home and attended Kent State and left as the winningest grappler in school history. Camargo became just the second Kent State wrestler to capture a Mid-American Conference title at 184 pounds when he did so as a senior during the 2006 season. When he won the title match at the conference tournament, he became the winningest wrestler in program history, improving his career mark to 126-40. He currently sits second in school history after Danny

Mitcheff graduated with 131 victories and is one of just nine Golden Flash wrestlers to surpass 100 career victories. He qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 2006 and went 4-2, falling one point shy of becoming the first Kent State wrestler to earn All-American status in 20 years. Carmargo was highly touted as a prep after finishing second at 171 pounds as a senior in the 2001 Ohio High School Athletic Association tournament. In 2000, he helped the Braves to place 13th at the state meet before propelling Berea to a 24th ranking in 2001. Camargo, who graduated from Kent State with a degree in technology, is currently working at NASA. He serves as an engineering apprentice at the John Glenn Space Center.

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Dr. RONALD

BERKMAN President 3rd Year at CSU

Dr. Ronald M. Berkman was unanimously selected by the Board of Trustees as President of Cleveland State University on April 26, 2009. The sixth President in the history of Cleveland State University, Dr. Berkman arrived at CSU from Florida International University (FIU) in Miami where he served most recently as Executive Vice President, Provost and Chief Operating Officer. He had been at FIU since 1997, also serving as Executive Dean of the College of Health and Urban Affairs. Dr. Berkman’s 12 years at FIU were filled with several accomplishments, among them the following: • raising more than $5 million to endow the School of Public Health, the second-largest gift to any college at FIU; • guiding the expansion of sponsored research at FIU, surpassing the goal of $100 million per year; • increasing the graduation rate of Ph.D’s by more than 25-percent; • helping to create the new School of International and Public Affairs; • guiding the recruitment of three of the top four grant recipients at FIU; • working with the CFO to create a new threeyear strategic budget plan for the university; • formulating a plan to provide instruction in global issues whereby every FIU student now takes at least two courses in global issues; 14 C l e v e l a n d S t a t e U n i v e r s i t y

• implementing a new enrollment and recruiting strategy resulting in historic highs in GPA’s and SAT scores for incoming freshmen and transfer students. In 1997, Dr. Berkman was named Dean of the College of Urban and Public Affairs at Florida International University. Several years later, he was appointed the Executive Dean of a large, interdisciplinary College with accredited Colleges of Nursing, Health Sciences, Public Health, Social Work and Policy and Management. He directed the University’s successful efforts to receive authority to open a College of Law and a College of Medicine. In 2005, he became Provost, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and just four years earlier, he chaired Governor Jeb Bush’s Health Care Summit. Prior to serving at FIU, Dr. Berkman taught at The Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, The University of California at Berkeley, Brooklyn College, the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, New York University and the University of Puerto Rico. As the Dean of Urban Affairs at CUNY, he was responsible for developing research and technical assistance partnerships with all facets of New York City, New York State and federal government agencies and non-governmental organizations. He served as University Dean of Academic Affairs at CUNY from 1992-94, becoming the Founding Dean of CUNY’s first School of Public Affairs in 1994. In 1990, he served as the Director of the Urban Summit, a historic meeting of mayors of America’s largest cities. Dr. Berkman has served as Chair of the Dean’s Council for the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration as well as various committees of the Association of Public Policy and Management and has an impressive history of service awards and fellowships as well as foundation grants. He recently served as Co-Chair of the MiamiDade Empowerment Zone Planning Committee, overseeing the preparation of a successful application for designation as a Federal Empowerment Zone. As a commentator on urban and public affairs, he has frequently appeared on CNN and other major television and radio networks. He has authored, co-authored or co-edited five books and numerous articles on municipal government, public policy, economic development, community development, crime and corrections policy. Dr. Berkman, who received his Ph. D. from Princeton University in 1976, is married to Patricia Bilbao-Berkman and they have four adult children.

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Officers of the University

(All phone numbers are area code 216) President Dr. Ronald M. Berkman.............. 687-3544 Provost Geoffrey S. Mearns..................... 687-3588 Vice President for Business Affairs & Finance Stephanie Y. McHenry................. 687-3673 Vice President for Institutional Diversity Dr. Njeri Nuru-Holm.................... 687-9394 Vice President for University Advancement/ Executive Director of the CSU Foundation, Inc. Berinthia LeVine ....................... 687-5522 Vice President for Enrollment Services Carmen A. Brown....................... 687-5353 2011-12 Board of Trustees of the University Robert H. Dawson, Jr., Chairperson Dan T. Moore III, Jr., Vice Chairperson Morton Q. Levin, Treasurer Thomas W. Adler Richard L. Bowen Sally Florkiewicz Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle Bernie Moreno Ronald. E. Weinberg Community Board Members Paul E. DiCorleto, Ph. D. Bill Julka Steven A. Minter Faculty Representative Stephen F. Duffy Secretary to the Board of Trustees William J. Napier, Ph.D.

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parry

Director of Athletics 2nd Year at CSU John Parry, a veteran of intercollegiate athletics, including 17 years within the Horizon League, served as Interim Director of Athletics in 2010-11 and was named to the position full-time in April of 2011. Prior to coming to Cleveland State, Parry was the Director of Athletics for 16 years at Butler University, and has already impacted CSU athletics. “Having worked with John for almost 18 years, he is a valuable asset to both Cleveland State University and intercollegiate athletics,” Horizon League commissioner Jon LeCrone said. “It has been great to have him once again be part of the Horizon League team where he brings his experience, keen insights and perspectives to the table.” Since arriving in Cleveland, Parry has worked to integrate Global Spectrum and Nelligan Sports into the university structure, a pair of strategic marketing partners who will help to provide the department with increased revenue streams. Global Spectrum took over operational control of the Wolstein Center in 2010 while Nelligan Sports represents the university to create sponsorship and marketing opportunities. Parry has also coordinated the addition of staff in administration, athletic training, strength and conditioning and reorganized the athletic ticketing and marketing departments. Growth is nothing new to Parry, who oversaw an era of unparalleled success while serving as Director of Athletics at Butler from 1990 to 2006. Under Parry, Butler expanded its sports offer2011-12 Wr estling

ings, added and improved athletic facilities, and experienced one of its greatest single periods of athletic achievement. Butler captured its first Horizon League James J. McCafferty Trophy for all-sports excellence in 1996-97, and the Bulldogs repeated that honor in 1997-98, 1998-99, 2001-02 and 2002-03. Bulldog teams captured 55 conference regular season/tournament championships during his tenure and made NCAA National Championship appearances in men’s and women’s basketball, football, men’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, lacrosse, men’s tennis, men’s and women’s track and baseball. Parry was at the helm when Butler built the foundation to the men’s basketball program that culminated with NCAA title game appearances in 2010 and 2011. During Parry’s time in Indianapolis, the Bulldogs made five of the school’s first six NCAA Tournament appearances in men’s basketball, including a berth in the NCAA’s “Sweet 16” in 2003. In addition, the men’s cross country team posted what was then Butler’s highest NCAA finish ever with a fourth-place showing at the 2004 national meet, and Victoria Mitchell captured Butler’s first national championship in 73 years with a first place finish in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the 2005 NCAA Track and Field meet. One of the cornerstones to Parry’s leadership philosophy is excellence both on and off the playing field. His emphasis on academics helped Butler lead the Horizon League in number of studentathletes named to the academic honor roll in nine of his final 10 years. In the process, Bulldog student-athletes accumulated numerous league, regional and national academic honors. In 1991, 1997, 2000 and 2006 Butler served as co-host to the men’s basketball Final Four in Indianapolis, while co-hosting the women’s Final Four in 2005. A past member of the NCAA Division I Management Council (1997-2004) and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Issues Committee (2000-02), Parry was named the 2002-03 Central Region Division I-AA Athletic Director of the Year by the National

Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). He also served as a member of the Executive Committee of NACDA from 1998-2002. A native of Marcellus, N.Y., Parry attended Brown University where he was a two-time All-Ivy League pass receiver and co-captain of the football team while also lettering in basketball and lacrosse. Parry earned a B.A. in economics from Brown, and a master’s in business administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. After earning his degrees, Parry spent eight years in business with IBM and then as co-founder of Instant Data Inc., in Philadelphia. He completed football and lacrosse coaching stints at Brown while working as the assistant athletic director (1975-79). Parry was named Director of Athletics at Brown in 1979, a position he held for 11 years until leaving for Butler in 1990. During his time with the Bears, he oversaw a department that featured 30 intercollegiate sports for men and women, leading the school to the best overall women’s won-lost record in the Ivy league during the decade of the 1980’s. He served as the founding director of the Brown University Sports Foundation, an endowment fund that has grown to better than $60 million today. Facilitating growth dominated Parry’s years at Brown. He oversaw the planning, funding and building of a $7 million student recreation center and a $9 million intercollegiate athletic complex. A life-long lover of the sport of lacrosse, Parry served two stints on the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse committee. The first from 1980-87 while he was at Brown and then again from 1994-98 while at Butler, becoming one of a handful of people to be selected chair of the committee twice, doing so in both 1986-87 and 1997-98. Parry has two daughters, Alyson, a ’91 graduate of Brown, and Jennifer, a ’93 graduate of Middlebury College (Vermont). He and his wife, Candis, a respected lacrosse and field hockey official, have a 20-year-old son, J.C., who is enrolled at Ursinus College, and an 18-year-old daughter, Ashley, a freshman at the College of Wooster.

JOHN PARRY AT A GLANCE College: Brown (B.A. in Economics,1975); Penn (M.A. in Business Administration, 1979) Administrative Experience: Cleveland State University (2010-present), Director of Athletics; Butler University (1990-2006), Director of Athletics; Brown University (1979-2006), Director of Athletics; (1975-79), Assistant Director of Athletics; (1975-79), Personal: Married, wife Candis; daughters Alyson, Jennifer and Ashley and son, J.C. www.csuvikings.com

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2010-11 season in review A young Viking squad - many of which were competing at the varsity level for the first time finished the 2010-11 season with a dual meet record of 3-13. It was season number three under head coach Ben Stehura, and the first year with Josh Zupancic, Joe Coughlin and Alex Camargo on the staff. That being said, 2010-11 will be looked at as a necessary year for the long-term development of the program. Freshmen led the way in the lower weight classes. Ben Willeford won 10 times - including two pins and four major decisions - at 125 pounds. At 133, Nick Flannery recorded 12 wins, tied for third most on the team. Josh Palivoda was the only grappler to compete at 141 and won six times in his first year wrestling in that weight class. Larry Cavello won 12 times at 149, and Brandon Sommers excelled on the open circuit with 21 victories. Matt Donohoe and Koort Leyrer were both freshman at 157, and Donohoe won 12 times to solidify himself as the starter at that spot.

Standout Robbie Michaels finished with 20 victories at 165 pounds and ended his career as one of the finer wrestlers to come through the program in recent years. Behind him, David Phillips got his feet wet at 165 and earned his first collegiate victory. Sophomore Aric Thurn was a winner on nine occasions at 174 pounds, and freshman Corbin Boone won five bouts in his first varsity season at 184. Nick Anthony stepped up in his second year starting at 197 and won four times. Chris Weber, also starting for the second consecutive season, won seven times and captured sixth place at the CSU Open. When all was said and done, six CSU grapplers recorded double-digit wins after just four accomplished that feat the year before. Despite a team record of 3-13, the Vikings placed five wrestlers at the Eastern Wrestling League Championships. Willeford was fourth at 125, while Donohoe (157), Michaels (165), Boone (184) and Anthony (197) all placed sixth in their respective weight classes.

CSU kicked off the 2010 NCAA dual meet portion FINAL TEAM RESULTS of its schedule in 134.5 impressive fash- 1. Iowa 90.0 ion, knocking off 2. Cornell 3. Iowa State 75.0 John Carroll 30-7 4. Wisconsins 70.0 by taking eight of 5. Oklahoma 69.0 10 bouts. 16. Edinboro 32.0 Cleveland State 26. Pittsburgh 23.5 earned its other 42. Bloomsburg 8.0 two victories of 47. West Virginia 5.0 the season at the 53. Lock Haven 3.0 0.0 Indiana Quad, 66. Clarion beating both SIU EWL schools in Italics Edwardsville and Gardner-Webb on the same day. In the Vikings three victories, they won by a combined score of 92-26. Robbie Michaels was named as the team’s wrestler of the year and while losing him will certainly hurt, the 2010-11 season was undoubtedly a valuable experience for handfuls of wrestlers who were getting acquainted to the Division I level.

Dick bonacci inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Dick Bonacci, who won 296 dual matches, coached eight All-Americans and sent wrestlers to 34 consecutive NCAA Championships during his Cleveland State coaching tenure, was a member of the inaugural class of inductees into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Ohio Chapter. He was inducted on Sept. 12, 2010 in Dublin, Ohio. Bonacci, who is already a member of five Hall of Fames, was joined by Chris Ford (Ohio State), Jim Humphrey (Ohio State), Harry Houska (Ohio), Richard “Doc” Leffler (St. Francis deSales HS) and George Kovalick (Bridgeport HS) in the initial class. “I am really excited and honored,” Bonacci said. “I’ve been fortunate to be inducted into five other Halls of Fame but none have been nationally. It all 16 C l e v e l a n d S t a t e U n i v e r s i t y

goes back to the kids who wrestled for me. Without them, I wouldn’t be in there. This is the big one.” When Bonacci arrived at Fenn College in 1962, he revived a wrestling program that had been dormant for almost 30 years. He guided the Foxes through the change to Cleveland State and turned the wrestling program into the most successful program in the athletic department. In his 36 seasons at CSU, he compiled a 296177-9 record that featured 31 winning seasons. The Vikings posted winning records in a school-record 19 consecutive seasons from 1964-65 through 1980-81. A native Clevelander, he became one of the city’s wrestling legends at West High School where he starred for three magnificent seasons during which he never lost a match. He won the state championship at 139 lbs. in 1949, 155 lbs. in 1950 and 164 lbs. in 1951 while his team also reached levels of success which have not been equalled since. Bonacci enrolled at the University of Toledo where he won Mid-American Conference titles at 167 lbs. in 1953 and 1954 and at 177 lbs. in 1955, serving as team captain during his final two seasons. www.csuvikings.com

He won four tournament titles in 1954 and 1955 after finishing second in the National Greco-Roman championships and fourth in the National AAU Championships in 1953. In 1956, he was asked to fill in as coach at Toledo while head coach Joe Scalzo was coaching the U.S. Olympic Grego-Roman team. A period of coaching at the youth level followed until athletic director Homer Woodling asked him to help start a varsity program at Fenn College for the 1962-63 season. It was a request that has never been regretted. His induction into the CSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1983 in his first year of eligibility followed earlier entries into the Ohio Wrestling Hall of Fame and the Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the University of Toledo Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989 and the Eastern Wrestling League Hall of Fame in 1999. Bonacci and his wife, Nancy, currently reside in Rocky River. They are the parents of three daughters, Tami Grauer, a local attorney and graduate of CSU’s Marshall School of Law, Shari Rooney, an elementary school teacher and CSU graduate, and Kathy Bonacci, a model and a graduate of the Ohio State University. 2011-12 Wr estling


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2010-11 statistics & Results Class

Name

Win

Loss

Pin

TF

MD

Dec.

FF

125

Ben Willeford

10

20

2

0

4

4

0

133

Nick Flannery

12

17

2

0

5

5

0

141

Josh Palivoda

6

17

0

1

1

4

0

149

Brandon Sommers Lawrence Cavello

21 12

12 19

3 4

1 0

2 1

13 6

2 1

157

Matt Donohoe Koort Leyrer

12 1

16 8

3 1

0 0

1 0

8 0

0 0

165

Rob Michaels David Phillips

20 1

8 8

4 0

0 0

3 0

12 1

1 0

174

Aric Thurn

9

18

0

0

0

9

0

184

Corbin Boone

5

18

0

0

0

5

0

197 Nick Anthony HWT Chris Weber CSU TOTALS

4

18

0

0

0

4

0

7

19

2

0

4

4

0

120

198

21

2

18

73

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Final Team Standings

Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132.50 West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116.50 Bloomsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102.50 Clarion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95.50 Edinboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91.50 Lock Haven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70.50 Cleveland State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.50

Robbie Michaels was a standout for the Vikings during his career, picking up 20 wins for Cleveland State in 2010-11.

174 1. Mike Dessino, Bloomsburg 2. Alex Meade, West Virginia 3. Mike Khoury, Lock Haven 4. Chris Hrunka, Edinboro 5. Steven Cressley, Clarion 6. Karl DeCiantis, Pittsburgh

Nov. 6 Nov. 13 Nov. 23

Team Results (3-13, 0-6 EWL) Eastern Michigan Open . . . . . . NTS Michigan State Open . . . . . . . . . NTS at John Carroll . . . . . . . . . . . W, 30-7

Dec. 3 at Eastern Michigan . . . . . . . L, 3-38 Dec. 4 at Northwestern . . . . . . . . . . . L, 9-32 Dec. 11 CLEVELAND STATE OPEN . . . . . . NTS Dec. 29-30 Midlands Invitational . . . . . . . . NTS

125 1. Anthony Zanetta, Pittsburgh 2. Shane Young, West Virginia 3. Sean Boylan, Bloomsburg 4. Ben Willeford, Cleveland State 5. Nick Hyatt, Lock Haven 6. Thomas Gowing, Clarion

149 1. Dane Johnson, Pittsburgh 2. Brandon Rader, West Virginia 3. Owen Wilkinson, Lock Haven 4. Torsten Gillespie, Edinboro 5. Josh Roosa, Bloomsburg 6. Anthony White, Clarion

184 1. Chris Honeycutt, Edinboro 2. Max Thomusseit, Pittsburgh 3. Matt Ryan, West Virginia 4. Nate Graham, Bloomsburg 5. Scott Joseph, Clarion 6. Corbin Boone, Cleveland State

133 1. Eric Morrill, Edinboro 2. Nate Pennesi, West Virginia 3. Shelton Mack, Pittsburgh 4. Devin Cook, Clarion 5. John Trumbetti, Lock Haven 6. Nick Wilcox, Bloomsburg

157 1. James Fleming, Clarion 2. Frank Hickman, Bloomsburg 3. John Greisheimer, Edinboro 4. Donnie Tasser, Pittsburgh 5. Ryan Goodman, West Virginia 6. Matt Donohoe, Cleveland State

141 1. Tyler Nauman, Pittsburgh 2. Matt Bonson, Lock Haven 3. Mike Moralesr, West Virginia 4. Derek Shingara, Bloomsburg 5. Kasey Davis, Edinboro 6. Hunter McGraw, Clarion

165 1. Ethan Headlee, Pittsburgh 2. Donnie Jones, West Virginia 3. Bekzod Abdurakhmanov, Clarion 4. Dylan Caprio, Lock Haven 5. Josh Veltre, Bloomsburg 6. Rob Michaels, Cleveland State

197 1. Zac Thomusseit, Pittsburgh 2. Shawn Fendone, Edinboro 3. Kyle Rooney, West Virginia Feb. 5 BLOOMSBURG * . . . . . . . . . L, 12-34 4. Alex Thomas, Clarion Feb. 11 at Pittsburgh * . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-41 5. Richard Perry, Bloomsburg 6. Nick Anthony, Cleveland State Feb. 12 CLARION * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 10-30 Feb. 19 at West Virginia * . . . . . . . . . L, 0-46 HWT 1. Ryan Tomei, Pittsburgh Mar. 6 EWL Championships . . . . . 7th place 2. Zac Walsh, Bloomsburg 3. Quintas McCorkle, Clarion * - Eastern Wrestling League match 4. Ernest James, Edinboro Home matches in Bold 5. Harry Turner, Lock Haven NTS - No Team Score 6. Phil Mandzik, West Virginia

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Jan. 4 Jan. 9 Jan. 15 Jan. 23 Jan. 29

KENT STATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-33 at Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-44 vs. Gardner-Webb . . . . . . . W, 31-12 vs. SIU-Edwardsville . . . . . . W, 31-7 at Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 0-47 vs. Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-39 vs. Marine Academy . . . . . . L, 16-28 LOCK HAVEN * . . . . . . . . . . . L, 18-21 at Edinboro * . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-35

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year-by-year history 1977-78 The Vikings end 18 years as a wrestling independent, joining the Eastern Wrestling League. In their first season in the league, CSU goes 11-4 and finishes behind only Penn State in the EWL Championship. CSU sends a record six wrestlers to the NCAA Championships. Ron Varga is named the EWL’s Most Outstanding Wrestler.

1931-32 Fenn College goes 3-3 in its first season of intercollegiate wrestling. The Foxes pick up a pair of wins over Akron and one over Thiel to highlight the inaugural season. 1932-33 Coach Spike Sperry’s squad compiles an 0-4 record. Thiel avenges its loss from the previous season, defeating the Foxes, 14-13. 1933-34 Fenn opens the season with five straight losses before picking up the final win for the next 28 years, defeating Baldwin-Wallace, 21-15. 1962-63 Fenn College revives the wrestling program, going 4-5 in Dick Bonacci’s first year as head coach. 1963-64 Dick Bonacci’s Foxes finish with a 2-7 record. Bonacci’s squads will finish above .500 for the next 17 seasons. 1964-65 In the final season as Fenn College, the Foxes compile an 8-2 mark, finishing the year with five straight wins. John Nusrallah becomes the first NCAA Qualifier in school history, beginning a streak of at least one qualifier each year that continues to this day.

Toby Matney became Cleveland State’s first Division I All-American in 1978-79. 1968-69 Cleveland State’s string of 20 straight dual meet wins, dating back to the middle of the 1966-67 season, is snapped by Ball State, 18-13. Barylski is again the lone representative at the NCAA Championships for CSU. 1969-70 Lee Barylski and Frank Yoo become CSU’s first AllAmericans, with Barylski finishing fifth at the national championships and Yoo taking third place. The Vikings finish the season with a 9-2 mark. 1970-71 The Vikings finish 4-3-1, with Paul Azzariti becoming the third All-American in school history by finishing sixth at the NCAA Championships. 1971-72 Cleveland State returns to its dominant form, finishing 10-2. Tony DiGiovanni finishes sixth at the NCAA Championships, the first of his two All-American finishes. 1972-73 Tony DiGiovanni improves one spot on his placing from the previous season. Tom Cavanaugh joins him as an All-American, earning the highest finish by a Viking wrestler, placing second.

Dick Bonacci served as head coach of the Fenn College and Cleveland State wrestling programs for 36 years. 1965-66 Cleveland State opens its doors, and the newly named Vikings finish with a 9-1 record. An 18-11 loss to Hiram is the only blemish on the ledger. Nusrallah makes his second NCAA Championship appearance. 1966-67 CSU again finishes just one win away from perfection, ending the year 8-1. Again, Hiram is the spoiler of the perfect season, winning 29-10. Hank Shenk advances to the NCAA Championships, and earns CSU’s first win at the national meet. 1967-68 CSU puts together the first perfect season in school history, going 9-0. Hiram, the school that kept the Vikings from perfection the two previous seasons, is beaten by CSU, 25-13. Lee Barylski makes the first of three consecutive NCAA Championship appearances. 18 C l e v e l a n d S t a t e U n i v e r s i t y

1978-79 CSU won both the dual meet title and the EWL Tournament Championship in just its second season in the league, finishing 15-1 overall. Toby Matney becomes the first NCAA Division I All-American in school history, finishing fifth. 1979-80 Dan Foldesy and Bill Walsh advance to the NCAA Championships, as the Vikings go 9-4 on the season. Foldesy becomes the second CSU wrestler to be named the EWL’s Most Outstanding Wrestler. 1980-81 The Vikings finish 5-4, sending four wrestlers to the NCAA Championships. Matt Dulka is the only Viking to claim an EWL Championship, winning at 158 pounds. 1981-82 Dick Bonacci’s 20th season as head coach ends with just his second losing season, as the Vikings finish 6-9-1. Mark Johnson continues CSU’s streak of NCAA Qualifiers, making his second appearance. 1982-83 The Vikings rebounded from their first losing season in 17 years to finish 12-4 and second in the EWL. CSU is also ranked in the top 20 for most of the season. Dan Foldesy makes his third of four NCAA Championship appearances and is named the EWL’s Most Outstanding Wrestler.

1973-74 Cleveland State begins a run of 22 matches without a loss, going 20-0-2 during the span. The Vikings send three wrestlers to the NCAA Championships, but are shut out of an All-American for the first time in four years. 1974-75 A tie with Indiana University of Pa. to open the season is the only match stopping CSU from its second perfect season in school history, as CSU finishes 14-0-1. Tom Cavanaugh makes his third NCAA appearance, while Les Steigl makes his second straight. 1975-76 Cleveland State finishes 10-5-2, rattling off seven straight wins to finish the season. Tony DiGiovanni, Toby Matney and Evan Holopeter punch their tickets to the NCAA Championships. 1976-77 CSU sends four wrestlers to the NCAA Championships, finishing the year with a 14-2 dual meet record. www.csuvikings.com

Dan Foldesy was a four-time NCAA qualifier for CSU, his last trip coming in 1983-84.

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2011-12 Vikings 1983-84 CSU went 12-3 and finished the year ranked ninth in the nation. Four Vikings advance to the NCAA Championships, including Dan Foldesy’s fourth trip. 1984-85 Cleveland State finishes 8-6, sending Dave Budnar and Dave Zahoransky to the NCAA Championships. 1985-86 Dave Zahoransky makes his second consecutive NCAA appearance, finishing eighth to earn All-American honors. CSU finishes with an 8-6-1 record. 1986-87 Despite finishing seventh in the EWL during the regular season, the Vikings storm back in the tournament to finish second. CSU ties a school record by sending six wrestlers to the NCAA Championships. 1987-88 Zahoransky makes his third trip to the NCAA Championship, finishing eighth to once again earn All-American honors. The Vikings end the season with a 7-6 mark, and finish the year ranked 19th in the nation. 1988-89 CSU ends the season 11-6 and sends three wrestlers to the NCAA Championships. Frank McKeon wins the EWL title at 167, becoming the first league champion since 1984. 1989-90 The Vikings finish below .500 for just the third time under Dick Bonacci, finishing 5-7. Matt Peters and Jeff Scherma continue the streak of NCAA qualifiers. 1990-91 Cleveland State finishes the season 7-7, with Mike Carpenter qualifying for the NCAA Championships. Carpenter records the most victories in a season (37) and finishes with a perfect 15-0 dual meet record. In a low point in the program’s history, the Vikings finish sixth in the EWL regular season and eighth in the tournament. 1991-92 Dick Bonacci’s 30th season as head coach saw the Vikings record a 10-6-1 mark, and send Dan Carcelli, Monty Ohl and Jeff Scherman to the NCAA Championships.

1992-93 Dan Carcelli and Marty Collins win EWL titles, the first two since the 1989 season. The Vikings finish the year 3-8-1. 1993-94 Dan Carcelli makes his third appearance in the NCAA Championships, winning the 142 weight class at the EWL Tournament. CSU ends with a 4-7 record. 1994-95 Dan Carcelli finishes fourth at the NCAA Championships, the highest finish since Tom Cavanaugh’s runner-up finish at the 1973 championships. As a team,CSU finishes 5-7. 1995-96 Brian Sashko is the lone representative at the NCAA Championships for the Vikings, as they struggle to a 6-10 record. 1996-97 Cleveland State suffers its worst season under Dick Bonacci, finishing with a 3-17 mark. The Vikings send Neal Nutter to the NCAA Championship to continue the streak of qualifiers at 33 seasons. 1997-98 The Vikings improve to 7-14 in Dick Bonacci’s final season. Bonacci retires, just four dual meet wins shy of 300 for his career. Cleveland State hosts the Division I National Championship at the Convocation Center, with Josh Didion continuing the parade of qualifiers at 34 seasons. 1998-99 Jack Effner becomes the second coach in CSU history. The Vikings finish 6-8-2 in his first season, but send three wrestlers to the NCAA Championships, the most since the 1993 season. 1999-2000 Russ Davie places second at the EWL Championships to earn a spot in the NCAA Championship. The Vikings finish the year 9-8-1, the first winning season since the 1991-92 campaign. 2000-01 The Vikings pull off an upset of No. 22 Pitt in Pittsburgh, but finish the season 4-13 as Effner redshirts several of his top wrestlers. Still, Nick Boucher and Rocco Mansueto advance to the NCAA Championships. 2001-02 Phil Mansueto becomes CSU’s first EWL champion in seven years, winning at 133 pounds. Cleveland State also finishes fifth at the EWL Championships, ending a streak of 10 straight seventh-place finishes. 2002-03 The Vikings finish the season 13-6, the most wins since the 1978-79 team went 15-1-1. Six Vikings qualify for the NCAA Championships, tying a school record. CSU also earns its first win over Edinboro since the 1989-90 season.

Matt Ghaffari, left, receives his Greco-Roman silver medal in the 286 weight class during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Ghaffari was an NCAA qualifier for CSU in 1984. 2011-12 Wr estling

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Russ Davie was a three-time NCAA qualifier. 2003-04 Cleveland State sends six wrestlers to the NCAA Championships for the second straight year, and finishes 9-9 in the EWL. Heavyweight Russ Davie wins the EWL Championship. 2004-05 A youthful CSU squad posts a 4-15 dual meet record, but peaks when it counts to send five wrestlers to the NCAA Tournament. Freshman heavyweight Joe Dennis wins 29 bouts, the most for a freshman in school history, and earns EWL Freshman of the Year honors. 2005-06 CSU once again sends five wrestlers to the NCAA Championship to cap off a 6-8 season. Ron Howard goes 29-9 to lead the Vikings and wins an EWL championship at 184 pounds. 2006-07 CSU posts the second most victories under Jack Effner, going 10-5, and sends three to the NCAA Championships. Ryan Hurley leads the team with 28 wins and makes it to the NCAA tournament for the third consecutive season. 2007-08 A young Vikings squad finished the season with a record of 4-11 in Jack Effner’s final season as head coach. Marcus Effner led the team with 27 wins and an NCAA Championships appearance, while Rashard Goff made his third straight NCAA Championships selection. 2008-09 The Vikings go 4-13 in Ben Stehura’s first season as head coach. Rashard Goff becomes CSU’s first EWL champion in three years when he claims the heavyweight title. He finishes 32-11, appearing at the NCAA Championships for the third straight year. 2009-10 Mike Mencini led the Vikings with a fifth place finish in the 141 pound weight class at the EWL Championships after a 2-17 season in Ben Stehura’s second year as head coach. 2010-11 In Ben Stehura’s third year, the Vikings went 3-13 with wins over John Carroll, Gardner-Webb and SIUEdwardsville. Ben Willeford picked up a fourth place finish at 125 pounds at the EWL Championships and Matt Donohoe (157), Robbie Michaels (165), Corbin Boone (184) and Nick Anthony (197) placed sixth. C l e v e l a n d S t a t e U n i v e r s i t y 19


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all-time results & coaching records Season W L T 1931-32 3 3 0 1932-33 0 3 0 1933-34 1 4 0 1962-63 4 5 0 1963-64 2 7 0 1964-65 8 2 0 Totals (as Fenn) 18 24 0 1965-66 1966-67 1967-68 1968-69 1969-70 1970-71 1971-72 1972-73 1973-74 1974-75 1975-76 1976-77 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 Totals (as CSU) Overall Coach Spike Sperry William White William Leicke Richard Bonacci Jack Effner Ben Stehura

As Fenn College

Coach Spike Sperry Spike Sperry William White & William Leicke Richard Bonacci Richard Bonacci Richard Bonacci (.429)

As Cleveland State

9 1 0 Richard Bonacci 8 1 0 Richard Bonacci 9 0 0 Richard Bonacci 7 1 0 Richard Bonacci 9 2 0 Richard Bonacci 4 3 1 Richard Bonacci 10 2 0 Richard Bonacci 12 2 0 Richard Bonacci 15 2 1 Richard Bonacci 14 0 1 Richard Bonacci 10 5 2 Richard Bonacci 14 2 0 Richard Bonacci 11 4 0 Richard Bonacci 15 1 1 Richard Bonacci 9 4 0 Richard Bonacci 5 4 0 Richard Bonacci 6 9 1 Richard Bonacci 12 4 0 Richard Bonacci 12 3 0 Richard Bonacci 8 6 0 Richard Bonacci 8 6 1 Richard Bonacci 7 6 0 Richard Bonacci 7 6 0 Richard Bonacci 11 6 0 Richard Bonacci 5 7 0 Richard Bonacci 7 7 0 Richard Bonacci 10 6 1 Richard Bonacci 3 8 0 Richard Bonacci 4 7 0 Richard Bonacci 5 7 0 Richard Bonacci 6 10 0 Richard Bonacci 3 17 0 Richard Bonacci 7 14 0 Richard Bonacci 6 8 2 Jack Effner 9 8 1 Jack Effner 4 13 0 Jack Effner 6 8 0 Jack Effner 13 6 0 Jack Effner 9 9 0 Jack Effner 4 15 0 Jack Effner 6 8 0 Jack Effner 10 5 0 Jack Effner 4 11 0 Jack Effner 4 13 0 Ben Stehura 2 17 0 Ben Stehura 3 13 0 Ben Stehura 362 297 12 (.557) 380 321 12 (.549) Season Wins Losses 1931-33 3 6 1933-34 1 4 1933-34 1 4 1962-97 296 177 1998-2008 71 91 2009-present 9 43

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Outstanding Wrestler No Award Given No Award Given No Award Given Leo D’Amico Bill Minnick Kurt Will

Bill Drake Hank Schenk Lee Barylski Lee Barylski Lee Barylski Paul Azzariti Frank Yoo Tom Cavanaugh Tony DiGiovanni Gary Sorace Tony DiGiovanni Toby Matney & Ron Varga Ron Varga Toby Matney Bill Walsh Dan Foldesy Mark Johnson Dan Foldesy Bob Richards John Velimesis Dave Zahoransky Paul Kapper Dave Zahoransky Frank McKeon Matt Peters Mike Carpenter Dan Carcelli Dan Carcelli Dan Carcelli Dan Carcelli Matt Grucella & Brian Sashko Neal Nutter Josh Didion Gerald Harris Russ Davie Anthony Coleman Phil Mansueto Gerald Harris Russ Davie Joe Dennis Ron Howard Ryan Hurley Marcus Effner Rashard Goff Marcus Effner Robbie Michaels Ties 0 0 0 9 3 0

Pct. .333 .200 .200 .626 .439 .173

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Lee Barylski

Frank Yoo

Tony DiGiovanni

Ron Varga

Toby Matney

Dan Foldesy

John Velimesis

Dave Zahoransky

Mike Carpenter

Dan Carcelli

Neal Nutter

Josh Didion

Phil Mansueto

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All-Time Records vs. Opponents

Individual Records

Single Season Best Dual Meet Record 15-0-0 Albert DiGiovanni (142), 1978-79 Most Dual Meet Victories 18 Gerald Harris (184), 2002-03 Most Dual Meet Points 72 Tony DiGiovanni (142), 1975-76 Most Dual Meet Pins 6 Tony DiGiovanni (142), 1973-74, Tony DiGiovanni (142), 1975-76 Tim Payne (1978-79) Best Overall Record 37-4-0 Mike Carpenter (150), 1990-91 Most Wins 40 Gerald Harris (184), 2002-03 Most Pins 14 Matt Ghaffari (HWT), 1983-84 Career Best Dual Meet Record 60-2-1 Dan Carcelli (142), 1991-95 Most Dual Meet Victories 60 Dan Carcelli (142), 1991-95 Most Dual Meet Points 215 Toby Matney (158-167), 1976-79 Most Dual Meet Pins 19 Tony DiGiovanni (134-142), 1971-76 Consecutive Dual Meet Wins 35 Dan Carcelli (142), 1991-95 Best Overall Record 109-14-1 Dan Carcelli (134-42), 1991-95 Most Wins 118 Gerald Harris (184), 1998-2003 Most Pins 31 John Velimesis (118), 1982-85 Russ Davie (HWT), 1999-2004

Team Records

Single Season Best Dual Meet Record 9-0-0 1967-68 Most Wins 15 1973-74, 1978-79 Most Losses 17 2009-10 Most Consecutive Wins 22 1973-75 Most Consecutive Losses 13 2009-10 Most Shutouts 3 1972-73, 1985-86 Single Match Most Points Scored 54 vs. Ohio Northern (54-0), 1995-96 Biggest Victory Margin 54 vs. Ohio Northern (54-0), 1995-96 Fewest Points Allowed 0 done several times, last vs. Cumberland (Tenn.) (41-0), 2011-12 Fewest Points Scored -1 vs. Kent State (37-(-1), 1995-96 Most Points Scored, Opp. 51 Ohio State (51-3), 2009-10 Biggest Margin of Loss 49 Clarion (49-0), 2009-10

Adrian . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Air Force . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Akron . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-0 Allegheny . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 American . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Appalachian State . . . 2-0 Arizona State . . . . . . . 0-2 Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Ashland . . . . . . . . . . . 20-4 Baldwin-Wallace . . . . .5-3 Ball State . . . . . . . . . . 3-1 Bloomsburg . . . . 10-19-3 Boise State . . . . . . . . 1-0 Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Bucknell . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Buffalo . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 California (Pa.) St. . . . 3-0 Cal Poly-SLO . . . . . . . . 2-0 Campbell First Meeting Case Tech . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 Central Michigan . . . . 5-4 Central St. (Okla.) . . . 2-0 Chattanooga

First Meeting

Cincinnati . . . . . . . . . . 7-0 Citadel . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Clarion . . . . . . . . . . 14-24 Clemson . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Coe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Cornell . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Cumberland . . . . . . . . 1-0 Davidson . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Delaware State . . . . . . 1-0 Drexel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3 Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Duquesne . . . . . . . . . . 5-1 Eastern Illinois . . . . . . 2-0 Eastern Michigan . . . .8-5 Edinboro . . . . . . . . . . 5-21 Fairmont State . . . . . . 4-0 Findlay . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 Franklin & Marshall . . 1-0 Gannon . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Gardner-Webb . . . . . . . 0-1 George Mason First Meeting

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Georgia State . . . . . . . 1-0 Heidelberg . . . . . . . . . . 4-0 Hillsdale . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Hiram . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 Hofstra . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5 Indiana (Pa.) . . . . . . 2-0-1 Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-10 John Carroll . . . . . 36-4-2 Kent State . . . . . . .8-16-1 Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1 Lehigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2 Lock Haven . . . . . . 11-22 Marine Academy . . . . . 0-1

Marshall . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Marquette . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1 Mercyhurst . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Miami (Ohio) . . . . . . . . . 7-2 Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4 Michigan State . . . . . . . 0-2 Millersville . . . . . . . . . . . 5-0 Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Montclair State . . . . . . . 1-0 Morgan State . . . . . . . . .7-2 Mount Union . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Mt. St. Joseph . . . . . . . . 1-0 Muskingum . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1 UNLV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 UNC-Greensboro . . . . . . 0-1 North Carolina . . . . . . . . 0-1 Northern Iowa . . . . . . . . 1-7 Northern Illinois . . . . . . 0-2 Northern Michigan . . . . 1-0 Northwestern . . . . . . . . . 1-3 Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Oakland . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Oberlin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6-1 Ohio Northern . . . . . . . . 4-0 Ohio State . . . . . . . 13-21-2 Oklahoma . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 Old Dominion . . . . . . . . .1-0 Penn State . . . . . . . . . . 1-13 Penn State-Behrend . . . 1-0 Pittsburgh . . . . . . . 14-19-1 Purdue . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7-1 Rhode Island . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Rider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Shippensburg . . . . . . . . 1-0 SIU-Edwardsville . . . . . . 3-0 Slippery Rock . . . . . . . . . 1-1 UT-Chatanooga . . . . . . . 4-0 Thiel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 Toledo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-0 Valparaiso . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Villanova . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 VMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Virginia Tech . . . . . . . . . 6-1 Wagner . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Wash. & Jefferson . . 0-0-1 Wayne State . . . . . . . . . 7-0 West Chester State . . . . 1-0 West Liberty . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 Westminster (Pa.) . . . . . 1-0 Western Reserve . . . . . . 5-1 West Virginia . . . . . . 10-23 William & Mary . . . . . . . 2-1 Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Wooster . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Wright State . . . . . . . . . 3-0 Youngstown State . . . . . 4-0

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all-time results AS FENN COLLEGE 1931-32 (3-3-0) Head Coach: Spike Sperry Case Tech L, 10-25 Thiel W, 27-3 Akron W, 32-1 Case Tech L, 11-15 Kent State L, 8-26 Akron W, 30-10 1932-33 (0-4-0) Head Coach: Spike Sperry Kent State L, 3-29 Mechanics Inst. L, 0-38 Thiel L, 13-14 Kent State L, 6-26 1933-34 (1-5-0) Head Coaches: William White & William Leicke Kent State L, 3-35 Mechanics Inst. L, 9-30 Baldwin Wallace L,15-23 Kent State L, 3-33 Washington & Jeff. L, 12-23 Baldwin Wallace W, 21-15 1963-64 (2-7-0) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci Hiram L, 3-27 Western Reserve L, 5-23 Ashland W, 20-13 Baldwin Wallace L, 5-27 Akron L, 8-30 Findlay L, 5-30 Heidelberg W, 21-11 Thiel L, 3-25 Case Tech L, 13-20 1964-65 (8-2-0) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci John Carroll W, 14-12 Ashland W, 22-10 Mount Union W, 22-5 Hiram L, 3-27 Thiel L, 9-15 Case Tech W, 26-0 Heidelberg W, 19-14 Oberlin W, 5-12 Allegheny W, 15-9 Western Reserve W, 22-8 As Cleveland State 1965-66 (9-1-0) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci Thiel W, 22-8 Oberlin W, 28-2 Case Tech W, 23-8 Allegheny W, 37-0 Mount Union W, 37-0 Ashland W, 15-12 Hiram L, 11-18 Heidelberg W, 30-3 John Carroll W, 28-3 Western Reserve W, 29-6 1966-67 (8-1-0) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci Oberlin W, 24-9 Baldwin Wallace W, 26-6 John Carroll W, 22-8 Hiram L, 10-29 Ashland W, 19-13 Thiel W, 26-9 Western Reserve W, 34-2 Ohio Northern W, 21-8 Wayne State W, 24-10 1967-68 (9-0-0) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci Akron W, 25-8 Hiram W, 25-13 Ashland W, 21-12 John Carroll W, 28-6

Adelbert Adrian Baldwin Wallace Ohio Northern Wayne State

W, 41-0 W, 22-10 W, 17-14 W, 22-10 W, 16-13

1968-69 (7-1-0) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci Ashland W, 15-14 Akron W, 21-11 Gannon W, 38-2 John Carroll W, 18-14 Adrian W, 23-13 Hillsdale W, 36-5 Ball State L, 13-18 Wayne State W, 15-12

1/17 1/22 1/28 1/31 2/4 2/7 2/14 2/21 2/25 2/28 3/7

1969-70 (9-2-0) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci Ashland L, 12-18 at Dayton W, 39-5 Akron W, 29-3 Buffalo W, 21-11 John Carroll W, 25-8 at Cen. Michigan L, 17-20 at Hillsdale W, 29-9 Ball State W, 19-17 at Gannon W, NS at Cincinnati W, NS at Wayne State W, 21-16

1970-71 (4-3-1) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci Wayne State W, 37-2 Cincinnati W, 18-12 Akron W, 21-11 Purdue T, 17-17 Ohio State L, 9-25 Ashland L, 12-18 Buffalo L, 15-17 Eastern Michigan W, 23-9

1/15 1/19 1/22 1/22 1/29 1/29 1/29 2/2 2/5 2/12 2/19 2/25

1971-72 (10-2-0) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci Wayne State W, 52-0 at Kent State W, 33-11 at Ashland W, 17-14 vs. West Liberty W, 30-11 at Ohio State W, 23-15 vs. Ball State W, 18-12 vs. Virginia Tech W, 29-13 at Buffalo L, 9-30 Akron W, 21-9 at Cincinnati W, 33-11 at Eastern Michigan L, 19-22 Marshall W, 35-5

1/12 1/13 1/17 1/20 1/27 1/27 1/27 1/31 2/3 2/7 2/10 2/14 2/17 2/24

1972-73 (12-2-0) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci West Liberty W, 41-0 Fairmont State W, 33-12 Kent State W, 20-11 Ashland W, 25-12 vs. Ball State W, 30-13 at Ohio State L, 15-21 vs. Wisconsin L, 17-20 at Duquesne W, 33-11 at Akron W, 30-7 Buffalo W, 23-17 Cincinnati W, 23-17 at Toledo W, 23-17 at Marshall W, 40-0 at Wayne State W, 47-0

1973-74 (15-2-1) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci 12/14 Clarion L, 12-29 12/15 Rhode Island W, 31-6 12/15 Montclair State W, 30-12 1/12 Fairmont State W, 34-3 1/14 Indiana W, 30-5 1/18 at Ashland W, 29-5 1/19 Western Ontario W, 35-3 1/19 Kentucky W, 39-5 1/30 Akron W, 29-8 2/2 at Cincinnati W, 24-12

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2/6 2/9 2/9 2/9 2/13 2/16 2/19 2/23

at Buffalo at Ohio State vs. Ohio vs. SIU - Edwardsville at Kent State Duquesne John Carroll Eastern Michigan

L, 16-24 W, 27-6 T, 16-16 W,19-16 W, 27-12 W, 52-0 W, 36-0 W, 39-7

1974-75 (14-0-1) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci Indiana (Pa.) T, 18-18 Westminster W, 39-0 Behrend W, 24-9 Ohio State W, 21-12 Ashland W, 34-6 Rhode Island W, 21-15 Clarion W, 20-17 Akron W, 31-8 Illinois W, 24-9 at Indiana W, 36-6 John Carroll W, 24-9 Fairmont State W, 30-6 Kent State W, 32-8 Buffalo W, 25-12 Cincinnati W, 46-0

12/4 12/5 12/9 1/10 1/12 1/21 1/24 1/27 2/3 2/7 2/11 2/13 2/14 2/14 2/21 2/21 2/21

1975-76 (10-5-2) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci at Northern Iowa L, 6-27 at Iowa L, 9-36 Indiana (Pa.) W, 24-14 at Cincinnati W, 29-14 at Ohio State T, 17-17 Notre Dame W, 35-6 at Kentucky L, 10-28 Oklahoma L, 14-29 John Carroll T, 17-17 at Clarion L, 17-24 at Kent State W, 27-11 Indiana W, 26-11 at Buffalo W, 17-15 Ashland W, 27-9 Youngstown State W, 47-0 Fairmont State W, 31-8 Akron W, 38-3

1976-77 (14-2-0) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci 11/76 at Central State (Okla) W, 32-6 11/30 at Oklahoma L, 8-29 11/30 Iowa L, 12-26 1/8 Ohio State W, 19-16 1/15 Northern Iowa W, 27-7 1/15 Buffalo W, 31-5 2/5 Clarion State W, 34-3 2/8 at John Carroll W, 36-5 2/12 at Central Michigan W, 45-0 2/12 vs. Eastern Michigan W, 47-0 2/15 at Indiana (Pa.) W, 39-8 2/16 Ashland W, 39-8 2/16 vs. William & Mary W, 26-11 2/16 vs. West Chester State W, 36-7 2/16 at Navy W, 19-16 2/26 at Indiana W, 36-10 1977-78 (11-4-0) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci 12/1 at Northern Iowa L, 15-19 12/2 at Iowa L, 3-43 12/15 Cal Poly. - SLO W, 28-8 1/6 Oklahoma W, 25-19 1/7 Central St. (Okla.) W, 40-9 1/17 Akron W, 38-3 1/28 John Carroll W, 32-3 2/1 at Ohio State W, 20-13 2/11 at Navy W, 19-17 2/11 vs. Pittsburgh L, 18-22 2/11 vs. William & Mary L, 17-19 2/14 vs. Hiram W, 46-0 2/14 at Ashland W, 37-3 2/18 at Clarion W, 28-9 2/24 Indiana W, 28-10 3/3-4 EWL Tournament 2nd

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1978-79 (15-1-1) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci Akron W, 39-12 Iowa L, 6-42 John Carroll W, 29-9 Youngstown State W, 48-0 Cal. Poly. - SLO W, 26-14 Central Michigan W, 27-12 Toledo W, 34-7 Lehigh W, 22-18 Penn State W, 25-18 Lock Haven W, 23-15 Bloomsburg T, 19-19 Ohio State W, 23-21 West Virginia W, 30-12 Pittsburgh W, 26-9 Navy W, 22-9 William & Mary W, 24-9 Clarion W, 21-19 EWL Tournament 1st 1979-80 (9-4-0) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci Akron W, 40-3 Northern Iowa L, 7-39 Iowa L, 15-36 Coe W, 38-3 Hofstra W, 26-16 Bloomsburg W, 22-17 Ohio State W, 26-19 Oakland W, 45-3 Pittsburgh W, 27-13 Penn State L, 13-29 Clarion L, 9-30 Lock Haven W, 26-14 West Virginia W, 31-9 EWL Tournament 3rd 1980-81 (5-4-0) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci 12/5 Iowa L, 8-31 1/9 Clarion L, 11-29 1/14 Michigan W, 25-18 1/24 Lock Haven W, 26-9 1/27 at Pittsburgh W, 36-3 1/31 at Bloomsburg W, 24-18 2/4 Ohio State L, 20-23 2/7 Penn State L, 13-22 2/21 at West Virginia W, 24-15 2/28-3/1 EWL Tournament 4th 1981-82 (6-9-1) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci 12/2 at Coe W, 38-6 12/3 at Northern Iowa L, 9-24 12/4 at Iowa L, 6-42 12/19 Waynesburg W, 43-6 12/19 Clemson L, 10-26 1/9 at Clarion L, 10-27 1/20 at Michigan L, 15-25 1/22 at Millersville W, 23-13 1/23 at Lock Haven L, 11-33 1/26 Pittsburgh W, 26-12 1/30 Bloomsburg L, 8-30 2/5 at Lehigh L, 11-31 2/6 at Penn State L, 6-31 2/12 at Ohio State T, 20-20 2/13 John Carroll W, 25-13 2/21 West Virginia W, 23-13 2/26-27 EWL Tournament 6th 1982-83 (12-4-0) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci 12/4 Iowa L, 9-32 12/18 Ohio W, 30-11 12/18 Clemson W, 22-11 12/20 Northwestern W, 20-15 12/21 Ohio State W, 28-16 1/8 Clarion W, 26-21 1/10 UNLV W, 19-15 1/11 Lehigh L, 13-28 1/18 at Pittsburgh W, 26-12 1/21 Millersville W, 35-9 1/22 Lock Haven W, 25-8 1/29 at Bloomsburg W, 27-14 2/6 Penn State L, 8-26 2/8 at John Carroll W, 29-11 2/11 at Ohio State L, 17-20 2/19 at West Virginia W, 36-11 2/25-26 EWL Tournament 2nd

1983-84 (12-3-0) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci 12/1 at Iowa L, 6-41 12/2 at Northern Iowa L, 12-31 12/10 Purdue W, 30-7 12/19 Ohio State W, 23-17 1/6 at Clarion W, 27-11 1/14 Youngstown State W, 41-6 1/17 California (Pa.) W, 46-6 1/18 Pittsburgh W, 40-6 1/23 Lock Haven W, 22-15 2/4 at Penn State L, 21-22 2/4 at Millersville W, 44-0 2/6 at Lehigh W, 22-15 2/8 at Ohio State W, 32-9 2/11 Bloomsburg W, 26-13 2/18 West Virginia W, 32-17 2/24-25 EWL Tournament 2nd 1984-85 (8-6-0) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci 12/11 at John Carroll W, 21-15 12/12 Ohio State L, 12-27 12/15 at Miami W, 27-17 12/15 vs. Wright State W, 28-18 1/5 Clarion L, 16-27 1/9 at Youngstown State W, 45-9 1/9 vs. Ashland W, 22-12 1/12 at Pittsburgh W, 21-18 1/14 Lehigh W, 23-19 1/28 at Purdue W, 22-19 2/9 at Bloomsburg L., 6-32 2/17 West Virginia L, 14-29 2/23 at Lock Haven L, 20-22 3/1-2 EWL Tournament 7th 1985-86 (8-6-1) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci 11/16 Edinboro L, 7-44 12/11 John Carroll W, 36-9 12/17 at Ohio State W, 19-17 1/4 at Clarion L, 9-34 1/7 at Oakland W, 45-0 1/7 vs. Northern Michigan W, 30-15 1/18 Miami W, 51-0 1/19 John Carroll (B team) W, 49-0 1/19 Toledo W, 36-12 1/19 Miami W, 43-6 1/28 Pittsburgh T, 20-20 2/2 at Penn State L, 6-30 2/8 Bloomsburg L, 19-22 2/15 at West Virginia L, 15-27 2/22 Lock Haven L, 12-24 2/28-3/1 EWL Tournament 5th

11/19 12/7 12/14 1/3 1/7 1/17 1/17 1/29 2/1 2/7 2/14 2/21 2/24 3/6-7

1986-87 (7-6-0) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci at John Carroll W, 21-14 Iowa L, 10-28 Ohio State W, 18-15 Clarion L, 16-26 Lehigh W, 21-18 at Miami W, 30-14 vs. UT-Chatanooga W, 28-10 at Pittsburgh W, 20-19 Penn State L, 8-30 at Lock Haven L, 13-23 at Bloomsburg L, 21-22 West Virginia L, 18-19 at Edinboro W, 21-20 EWL Tournament 2nd

1987-88 (7-6-0) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci 11/28 WRIGHT STATE W, 31-12 12/13 at Ohio State L, 28-12 12/13 vs. Villanova W, 29-16 1/9 at Clarion W, 21-15 1/10 MORGAN STATE W, 38-7 1/14 JOHN CARROLL W, 41-2 1/23 at Miami W, 39-2 1/27 PITTSBURGH L, 18-22 1/31 at Penn State L, 11-32 2/6 LOCK HAVEN L, 16-19 2/13 BLOOMSBURG L, 18-19 2/20 at West Virginia W, 20-15 2/23 EDINBORO L, 18-20 3/4-5 EWL Tournament 6th

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1993-94 (4-7-0) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci 11/13 OHIO STATE L, 8-32 11/30 JOHN CARROLL W, 22-14 12/11 at Valparaiso W, 31-13 1/2 MORGAN STATE L, 7-27 1/9 at Clarion L., 4-40 1/22 LOCK HAVEN L, 12-25 1/26 PITTSBURGH L, 13-29 1/30 DUQUESNE W, 32-15 2/6 BLOOMSBURG W, 21-18 2/12 at West Virginia L, 4-36 2/22 EDINBORO L, 11-26 3/5-6 EWL Tournament 7th 1994-95 (5-7-0) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci 11/30 at John Carroll L, 11-22 12/16 NORTHWESTERN L, 12-30 1/2 MORGAN STATE W, 31-15 1/9 CLARION L, 15-23 1/14 at Duquesne W, 23-19 1/21 at Lock Haven L, 14-27 1/21 vs. Millersville W, 28-14 1/26 at Pittsburgh L, 4-32 2/4 at Bloomsburg W, 22-16 2/11 WEST VIRGINIA L, 15-23 2/18 EASTERN MICH. W, 28-13 2/21 at Edinboro L, 12-28 3/4-5 EWL Tournament 7th 1995-96 (6-10-0) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci 11/29 JOHN CARROLL W, 28-12 1/3 MORGAN STATE W, 35-9 1/6 at Clarion L, 11-24 1/12 DUQUESNE L, 17-18 1/13 NAVY L, 9-23 1/14 vs. Marquette W, 27-10 1/14 vs. Mt. St. Joseph W, 47-4 1/14 vs. Ohio Northern W, 54-0 1/14 vs. Findlay W, 16-15 1/24 PITTSBURGH L, 10-23 1/27 OHIO STATE L, 2-23 2/3 BLOOMSBURG L, 6-30 2/9 at West Virginia L, 6-30 2/18 at Eastern Michigan L, 7-28 2/24 LOCK HAVEN L, 9-32 2/27 EDINBORO L, 19-25 3/8-9 EWL Tournament 7th 1996-97 (3-17-0) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci 11/23 vs. Cornell L, 6-37 11/23 vs. Hofstra L, 16-28 11/23 vs. Brown L, 3-29 11/26 at John Carroll L, 13-24 12/20 vs. Baldwin-Wallace W, 25-18 12/20 vs. Mount Union L, 19-21 1/4 CLARION L, 10-28 1/15 KENT STATE L, 1-39 1/19 vs. Purdue L, 6-34 1/19 vs. Ashland W, 24-19 1/19 vs. Ohio State L, 7-40 1/19 vs. Duquesne W, 27-25 1/23 at Pittsburgh L, 6-33 2/2 vs. Central Michigan L, 10-35 2/2 vs. Findlay L, 21-24 2/2 vs. Marquette L, 22-25 2/8 WEST VIRGINIA L, 3-42 2/21 at Bloomsburg L, 6-34 2/22 at Lock Haven L, 10-43 2/26 at Edinboro L, 12-37 3/8-9 EWL Tournament 7th 1997-98 (7-14-0) Head Coach: Richard Bonacci 11/26 JOHN CARROLL L, 16-26 12/6 vs. American L, 15-33 12/6 vs. Millersville L, 15-21 12/19 BALDWIN-WALLACE W, 37-10 12/19 MUSKINGUM W, 31-10 1/3 at Clarion L, 10-29 1/8 vs. Georgia State W, 23-22 1/9 vs. UT-Chattanooga W, 25-20 1/10 vs. VMI W, 34-12 1/13 at Kent State L, 9-26 1/18 vs. Ohio State L, 6-33 1/18 vs. Purdue L, 6-44 1/18 vs. Ashland L, 18-27 1/24 BLOOMSBURG L, 3-33 1/29 PITTSBURGH L, 0-43

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L, 12-33 W, 33-24 L, 0-48 W, 28-17 L, 9-34 L, 11-29 7th

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1998-99 (6-8-2) Head Coach: Jack Effner at John Carroll T, 19-19 vs. Lock Haven L, 9-28 vs. Millersville W, 18-12 vs. Shippensburg W, 21-18 CLARION W, 24-21 KENT STATE L, 13-18 vs. Purdue L, 7-37 vs. Indiana L, 6-44 vs. Ohio State L, 10-23 at Pittsburgh L, 11-24 at Bloomsburg T, 18-18 at Virginia Tech W, 30-9 vs. Old Dominion W, 37-8 WEST VIRGINIA L, 3-37 OHIO W, 21-15 at Edinboro L, 9-33 EWL Tournament 7th

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1999-00 (9-8-1) Head Coach: Jack Effner JOHN CARROLL W, 34-6 vs. Shippensburg W, 30-8 vs. Lycoming W, 19-18 vs. Lock Haven L, 9-28 at Clarion W, 24-15 at Kent State T, 15-15 vs. Purdue L, 2-34 vs. Indiana L, 15-28 vs. Ohio State L, 19-24 PITTSBURGH W, 30-14 BLOOMSBURG L, 12-24 at Eastern Michigan W, 20-12 at Ohio L, 12-20 at West Virginia L, 6-30 MARQUETTE W, 30-17 VIRGINIA TECH W, 20-16 FINDLAY W, 30-12 EDINBORO L, 6-33 EWL Tournament 7th

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2000-01 (4-13-0) Head Coach: Jack Effner at John Carroll W, 35-3 at Edinboro L, 9-32 CLARION L, 3-37 vs. Buffalo L, 10-34 vs. Drexel L, 10-25 vs. UT-Chattanooga W, 31-12 KENT STATE L, 8-28 vs. Purdue L, 9-37 vs. Northern Iowa L, 12-33 vs. Michigan L, 0-48 at Pittsburgh W, 22-20 at Bloomsburg L, 9-37 at Lock Haven L, 0-47 EASTERN MICH. L, 17-23 OHIO L, 2-36 at Virginia Tech L, 14-34 at West Virginia W, 22-19 EWL Tournament 7th

2001-02 (6-8-0) Head Coach: Jack Effner 11/20 John Carroll W, 36-3 12/6 Edinboro L, 15-18 1/5 Michigan L, 9-29 1/8 at Kent State W, 22-12 1/12 Ohio State L, 4-29 1/17 Pittsburgh L, 16-19 1/22 at Eastern Michigan W, 24-17 2/1 at Bloomsburg W, 27-10 2/2 at Lock Haven L, 13-30 2/10 at Ohio University L, 12-19 2/10 vs. American W, 44-19 2/17 Virginia Tech W, 26-11 2/21 at Clarion L, 15-19 2/23 West Virginia L, 14-19 3/9-11 EWL Tournament 5th

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2002-03 (13-6-0) Head Coach: Jack Effner at John Carroll W, 39-6 at Edinboro W, 19-12 at Central Michigan L, 15-22 at Michigan L, 6-25 at Ohio State L, 14-22 vs. Duke W, 34-3

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2003-04 (9-9) Head Coach: Jack Effner JOHN CARROLL W, 28-10 at Mercyhurst W, 25-14 vs. Slippery Rock W, 25-14 vs. Franklin & Marshall W, 31-9 EDINBORO L, 15-24 at Kent State W, 22-13 vs. Rider L, 18-24 vs. Virginia W, 19-18 vs. Citadel L, 13-22 MINNESOTA L, 3-35 WEST VIRGINIA L, 16-21 PITTSBURGH L, 15-24 at Ohio L, 18-22 at Lock Haven W, 18-15 at Bloomsburg L, 17-23 VIRGINIA TECH W, 28-9 at Clarion W, 20-14 WEST VIRGINIA L, 12-27 EWL Tournament 4th

11/23 12/10 12/11 12/14 1/5 1/8 1/8 1/8 1/16 1/16 1/16 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/28 2/5 2/6 2/11 2/13 2/18 3/6-7

2004-05 (4-15) Head Coach: Jack Effner at John Carroll W, 32-6 at Michigan L, 9-40 MICHIGAN STATE L, 15-26 vs. Franklin & Marshall W, 31-9 KENT STATE L, 17-19 vs. Drexel L, 15-18 vs. UNC-Greensboro L, 13-26 at Ohio State L, 3-37 vs. Northern Illinois L, 6-32 vs. Central Michigan L, 3-38 at Ashland L, 6-30 vs. Cornell L, 3-40 vs. The Citadel W, 21-12 vs. Oklahoma L, 3-39 at Pittsburgh L, 17-24 BLOOMSBURG L, 18-25 LOCK HAVEN L, 20-25 at Edinboro W, 22-20 CLARION W, 25-18 at West Virginia L, 13-27 EWL Tournament 6th

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2005-06 (6-8) Head Coach: Jack Effner JOHN CARROLL W, 31-6 at Michigan State L, 9-33 at Kent State L, 8-27 OHIO STATE W, 25-18 Eastern Michigan W, 29-12 Slippery Rock l, 13-22 vs. Ohio L, 18-21 vs. Davidson W, 27-15 PITTSBURGH W, 16-15 at Lock Haven L, 15-25 at Bloomsburg L, 9-27 EDINBORO L, 6-29 at Clarion W, 35-0 WEST VIRGINIA L, 12-24 at EWL Tournament 5th

2006-07 (10-5-0) Head Coach: Jack Effner 11/21 at John Carroll W, 39-3 1/6 vs. Appalachian State W, 25-18 1/6 vs. Eastern Illinois W, 32-12 1/6 at Purdue L, 6-30 1/3 KENT STATE L, 9-29 1/13 at Eastern Michigan W, 18-25 1/21 vs. Air Force W, 23-10 1/21 vs. Ashland W, 35-10 1/21 vs. Ohio W, 24-12 1/24 at Pittsburgh W, 21-15 2/2 LOCK HAVEN W, 18-16 2/3 BLOOMSBURG L, 13-18 2/9 at Edinboro L, 6-33 2/11 CLARION W, 44-3 2/18 at West Virginia L, 6-38 3/3-4 EWL TOURNAMENT 6th

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2007-08 (4-11) Head Coach: Jack Effner JOHN CARROLL W, 34-3 vs. Mercyhurst W, 19-17 vs. West Liberty W, 23-16 Buffalo L, 15-16 at Kent State L, 6-25 EASTERN MICH L, 12-22 vs. Illinois L, 0-37 vs. Ashland W, 21-13 vs. Northern Illinois L, 9-31 PITTSBURGH L, 5-32 at Lock Haven L, 13-28 at Bloomsburg L, 12-23 EDINBORO L, 15-26 Clarion L, 7-30 WEST VIRGINIA L, 2-32 EWL TOURNAMENT 7th

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2008-09 (4-13) Head Coach: Ben Stehura vs. Cumberlands W, 24-19 at Ohio State L, 13-35 at John Carroll W, 25-17 vs. Bucknell L, 15-32 vs. Drexel L, 14-28 vs. Wagner W, 46-3 BUFFALO L, 10-32 NORTHERN IOWA L, 12-26 vs. Ashland W, 24-15 at Eastern Michigan L, 10-31 KENT STATE L, 5-33 LOCK HAVEN L, 10-32 at Pittsburgh L, 3-38 BLOOMSBURG L, 3-36 at Edinboro L, 4-40 CLARION L, 10-30 at West Virginia L, 0-41 at EWL Tournament 6th

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2009-10 (2-17) Head Coach: Ben Stehura EASTERN MICHIGAN L, 6-36 at Ohio State L, 3-51 vs. Findlay L, 3-37 vs. Notre Dame (OH) L, 3-41 JOHN CARROLL W, 31-13 vs. Appalachian State W, 28-20 vs. The Citadel L, 13-24 at Ohio L, 4-41 NORTHWESTERN L, 6-42 at Kent State L, 3-40 vs. American L, 10-37 at Indiana L, 4-44 PITTSBURGH L, 3-43 at Lock Haven L, 6-33 at Bloomsburg L, 7-38 EDINBORO L, 6-39 vs. North Carolina L, 0-40 at Clarion L, 0-49 WEST VIRGINIA L, 11-34 at EWL Tournament 7th

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2010-11 (3-13) Head Coach: Ben Stehura at John Carroll W, 30-7 at Eastern Michigan L, 3-38 at Northwestern L, 9-32 KENT STATE L, 3-33 at Indiana L, 3-44 vs. Gardner-Webb W, 31-12 vs. SIU-Edwardsville W, 31-7 at Rutgers L, 0-47 vs. Army L, 3-39 vs. Marine Academy L, 16-28 LOCK HAVEN L, 18-21 at Edinboro L, 7-35 BLOOMSBURG L, 12-34 at Pittsburgh L, 3-41 CLARION L, 10-30 at West Virginia L, 0-46 EWL Championships 7th

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Ncaa qualifiers 1965 – John Nusrallah 1966 – John Nusrallah 1967 – Hank Shenk 1968 – Lee Barylski (142) 1969 – Frank Yoo (142) Lee Barlyski (150) 1970 – Lee Barlyski* (150), Frank Yoo (142) 1971 – Paul Azzariti* (HWT), Mike Stautihar (158), Frank Yoo (142) 1972 – Tony DiGiovanni* (134), Chuck Ehrhart (HWT), Frank Yoo* (142) 1973 – Tom Cavanaugh* (150), Tony DiGiovanni* (134), Ralph Graham (142), Gene McCune (167) 1974 – Tom Cavanaugh (150), Chuch Ehrhart (HWT), Les Steigl (177) 1975 – Tom Cavanaugh (158), Les Steigl (177) 1976 – Tony DiGiovanni (142), Toby Matney (158), Evan Holopeter (158) 1977 – Al DiGiovanni (142), Ron Varga (167), Evan Holopeter (150), Toby Matney (158) 1978 – Greg Drenik (142), Toby Matney (158), Tim Payne (HWT), Les Steigl (177), Ron Varga (167), Bill Walsh (134) 1979 – Al DiGiovanni (142), Greg Drenik (142), Joe Palivoda (177), Toby Matney (158)* 1980 – Dan Foldesy (126), Bill Walsh (142)

1981 – Matt Dulka (158), Dan Foldesy (126), Tom Kolopus (167), Mark Johnson (177) 1982 – Mark Johnson (167) 1983 – Matt Dulka (167), Dan Foldesy (126), Wayne Turchin (190) 1984 – Matt Dulka (167), Dan Foldesy (126), Matt Ghaffari (HWT), Bob Richards (142) 1985 – Dave Bud­nar (134), Dave Zahoransky (142) 1986 – Paul Kapper (188), Dave Zahoransky* (142) 1987 – Braden Adkinson (177), Keith Cameron (HWT), Paul Kapper (118), Ernie Slone (167), Jay Suvak (190), Dave Wlodarz (150) 1988 – Braden Adkinson (177), Guy Sako (134), Frank McKeon (158), Ernie Slone (177), Dave Zahoransky* (142) 1989 – Frank McKeon (167), Matt Peters (150), Dave Wlodarz (150) 1990 – Matt Peters (158), Jeff Scherma (HWT) 1991 – Mike Carpenter (150) 1992 – Dan Carcelli (134), Monty Ohl (150), Jeff Scherma (HWT) 1993 – Dan Carcelli (134), Marty Collins (150), Jeff Scherma (HWT) 1994 – Dan Carcelli (134) 1995 – Dan Carcelli* (142), Lonny Rivera (190)

1996 – Brian Sashko (177) 1997 – Neal Nutter (190) 1998 – Josh Didion (167) 1999 – Josh Didion (184), Gerald Harris (165), Phil Mansueto (125) 2000 – Russ Davie (HWT) 2001 – Nick Boucher (141), Rocco Mansueto (125) 2002 – Rocco Mansueto (125), Phil Mansueto (133), Nick Boucher (141), Gerald Harris (184) 2003 – Russ Davie (HWT), Anthony Coleman (149), Rocco Mansueto (125), Phil Mansueto (133), Gerald Harris (184), ­Stipe Miocic (197) 2004 - DeAngelo Penn (125), Anthony Coleman (149), Matt Kallai (174), Ron Howard (184), Joe Phillips (197), Russ Davie (HWT) 2005 - Ryan Hurley (149), Marcus Effner (157), Ron Howard (184), Joe Phillips (197), Joe Dennis (HWT) 2006 - David Armstrong (133), Mike Hurley (141), Ryan Hurley (149), Ron Howard (184), Rashard Goff (285) 2007 - Ryan Hurley (149), Victer Crenshaw (157), Rashard Goff (285) 2008 - Marcus Effner (165), Rashard Goff (285) 2009 - Rashard Goff (285) * All-American

all-americans Lee Barylski 142 1970 College Division A career 28-3 record in dual meets...was the first Viking to be named “Athlete of the Year”...won three straight “Most Outstanding Wrestler” honors... placed fifth at the 1970-71 NCAA Championships...graduated with a degree in business administration.

Frank Yoo 142 1972 College Division Was the fifth Viking wrestler to post an undefeated record in dual meets...finished with a 33-4-1 career record in dual meets... placed third in the NCAA Championships as a senior in 1971-72...four-time NCAA qualifier... graduated with a business degree.

Paul Azzariti Heavyweight 1971 College Division Placed fifth in the national junior college championships while a student at Lorain County Community College...won All-American honors by placing sixth in the NCAA Championships as a senior at Cleveland State.

Tony DiGiovanni 134 1973 College Division Cleveland State’s first two-time AllAmerican...had a 45-2-2 career record in dual meets, including a 16-0-1 mark as a senior... earned the “Most Valuable Wrestler” award in 1975-76... holds the Cleveland State record for most pins in a career with 19... finished fifth and sixth, respectively in the 1972 and 1973 NCAA Championships.

Tom Cavanaugh 150 1973 College Division Compiled 70 victories in three seasons with the Vikings...placed second at the NCAA Championships in 1972-73, the highest finish for a Cleveland State wrestler...tied for the most wins in a season (28)...following his competitive career, he served as a wrestling referee for 13 years.

Toby Matney 158 1979 Division I Was Cleveland State’s first Division I AllAmerican by placing fifth in the 1979 NCAA Championships...scored 9.5 of CSU’s 12.75 points at the NCAA Championships to give CSU a 20th-place finish...holds the Cleveland State record for career wins with 112... went 33-6 during his senior season.

Dave Zahoransky 142 1986, 1988 Division I First CSU wrestler to ever earn NCAA Division I honors twice...one of only 75 recipients of the NCAA grant for Exhausted Institutional Financial Aid...finished eighth in the 1986 and 1988 NCAA Championships.

Dan Carcelli 142 1995 Division I Named “Most Outstanding Wrestler” for three straight years...holds the CSU record for most consecutive dual meet victories (36)...lost just two dual meet matches in his career, both as a freshman...placed fourth in the NCAA Championships in 1995.

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CSU hall of fame MEMBERS Paul Azzariti Inducted 2003 NCAA qualifier as a senior in 1970-71, finishing sixth... became CSU’s third AllAmerican and lone heavyweight All-American...CSU wrestler of the year the following year... wrestled for two seasons after Paul Azzariti transferring from Lorain County Community College.

Lee Barylski

Lee Barylski Inducted in 1982 Earned All-American status after placing fifth in the 197071 NCAA Championships...won first 13 matches his freshman year at 130...led team to the first undefeated season in 1967-68 and had the most pins and points scored.

Coach Dick Bonacci Inducted in 1983 Compiled 296 career wins in 36 seasons as Fenn College and Cleveland State head coach... won three straight MidAmerican Conference Championships while at Toledo (1953-55)...was the second Dick Bonacci wrestler to win three state titles in Ohio high school history...went three seasons without a loss at Cleveland West High School. Tom Cavanaugh Inducted in 1989 Missed his freshman season due to knee surgery...in the 1972-73 season, he finished second in the NCAA College Division Championships at 150, the highest finish by a Cleveland State wrestler...won Tom Cavanaugh a total of 70 matches in just three seasons...later became a wrestling official and worked in eight OHSAA state tournaments.

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Al DiGiovanni Inducted in 2009 Qualified for the NCAA Championships in 1977 and 1979... won the EWL Championship at 142 pounds in 1979, becoming the first CSU wrestler to win that weight class... holds the CSU season record Al DiGiovanni for the best dual meet record (15-0) in 1979... was 57-20-2 in his career... in 1977, he finished with a 10-3-2 dual record and received the team’s award for Most Pins (8)... was a tri-captain in 1979... named a mid-season All-American in 1977. Tony DiGiovanni Inducted in 1988 Broke three Viking season records, tied two others and broke five career records as a senior during the 1976 season...as a senior, he went 30-31 (.909 winning percentage), which set a Cleveland State Tony DiGiovanni record at the time...was a twotime NCAA College Division All-American and a two-time recipient of the Cleveland State “Most Outstanding Wrestler” award. Dan Foldesy Inducted in 2004 Competed at the NCAA Championships all four years of competition…compiled a 104-27 career record, wrestling at 118, 126 and 134 pounds… four-time champion in his weight class at the All-Ohio Dan Foldesy Championships…31-5 record in 1982-83 and named the Outstanding Wrestler at the EWL Championship…elected to the EWL Hall of Fame in 1990. Matt Dulka Inducted in 2005 One of two Vikings to win three Eastern Wrestling League titles during his career and the only EWL wrestler to claim them at three different weight classes... three-time qualifier for the NCAA Championships...posted Matt Dulka an 87-32-1 record, winning two All-Ohio Championship titles...inducted into the EWL Hall of Fame in 1990.

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Toby Matney

Toby Matney Inducted in 2000 Was CSU’s first NCAA Division I All-American...placed fifth in the 1979 NCAA Tournament... holds the Cleveland State record for career wins with 112 and most dual meet points with 215...went 33-6 during his senior season.

Gary Sorace Inducted in 2007 Graduated as the school’s record holder for career dual meet victories (48)...also holds CSU record for consecutive wins (23)...three-time NCAA qualifiter...posted a 57-12-1 career record and went 33-4 over his final two Gary Sorace seasons...returned to CSU as an assistant coach from 1987-1991. Ron Varga Inducted in 1994 Went 25-2-2 in his first season and earned the only CSU victory in the 1977 NCAA Championships...as a junior, he went 30-5, leading the Vikes to a season-ending No. 17 national ranking...set Ron Varga two records by earning a 27-4 mark as a senior...winner of two “Most Outstanding Wrestler” awards. Frank Yoo Inducted in 1985 Became only the fifth wrestler in CSU history to post a perfect dual meet record, going 8-0 as a freshman in 1968-69...placed third in the College Division NCAA Championships as a senior...stayed with the wresFrank Yoo tling program for an additional two years as an assistant coach. David Zahoransky Inducted in 2004 Only two-time All-American in school history…compiled a 73-36-1 record during his career, wrestling at 134, 142 and 150 pounds, and making three NCAA Championship appearances…named the Dave Zahoransky school’s Most Outstanding Wrestler after each All-America season.

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the eastern wrestling league Eastern Wrestling League

168 Brook Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 Publicity Director: Lee Richards (717) 822-3756 ewlwrestling.com Member Schools Bloomsburg Huskies Clarion Golden Eagles Cleveland State Vikings Edinboro Fighting Scots Lock Haven Bald Eagles Pittsburgh Panthers West Virginia Mountaineers The Eastern Wrestling League, formed in 1975, annually features some of the best teams and individuals in the nation. The league has brought together several traditional powerhouse programs in the Mid-Atlantic

Region, and has expanded through the years to include some of the biggest names in collegiate wrestling. The league was formed before the 1975-76 season with Bloomsburg, Buffalo, Clarion, Lock Haven, Penn State and Pittsburgh as charter members. Two years later, Cleveland State and West Virginia brought the total number of schools to eight before Buffalo’s departure later that year. Millersville was added in 1981-82, but withdrew from the league after the 1983-84 season. Penn State would later leave the league when the rest of its programs joined the Big Ten, but the addition of Edinboro has kept the league stable at seven teams. Upon entering the league, Cleveland State immediately proved it belonged by finishing second in the EWL tournament in its first season. The next season, the Vikings claimed both the dual meet and tournament championships, the only time in school history CSU has completed the sweep. Cleveland State has crowned 24 Eastern Wrestling League champions, including at least one in each of its first four seasons in the league.

During Cleveland State’s 30 seasons as a member of the league, the EWL has honored two Vikings as the Most Outstanding Wrestler. Ron Varga (1978) and Dan Foldesy (1980 & 1983) each earned the honor, adding to the Viking lore in the EWL. 2010-11 Eastern Wrestling League Final Standings

Team Pittsburgh Edinboro West Virginia Bloomsburg Lock Haven Clarion Cleveland State

EWL W L 6 0 4 2 4 2 3 3 2 4 2 4 0 6

T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Overall W L 13 6 9 10 9 6 14 6 6 12 4 10 3 13

T 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

league year-by-year resultsCleveland State’s All-Time EWL Champions Season 1975-76 1976-77 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Dual Meet Champion CSU Finish Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -- Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -- Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -- Cleveland State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Clarion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Clarion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T-2nd Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5th Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6th Penn State & Clarion . . . . . . . . . . . 7th Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T-4th Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4th West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T-5th West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6th Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th Lock Haven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th Edinboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6th Edinboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6th Lock Haven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th Edinboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7th West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th Edinboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7th Edinboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6th Edinboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T-6th West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6th West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Edinboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T-4th West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6th Edinboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T-4th Edinboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4th Edinboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7th Edinboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7th Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th

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Tournament Champion CSU Finish Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Cleveland State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Clarion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd Bloomsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4th Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6th Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T-5th Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6th Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8th Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8th Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th Bloomsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th Clarion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th Clarion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th Lock Haven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th Edinboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th Edinboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th Edinboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th Edinboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5th Edinboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd Edinboro/West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4th Edinboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T-6th Edinboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5th Edinboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6th Edinboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th Edinboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6th Edinboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th www.csuvikings.com

1978 1979 1980 1981 1983 1984 1989 1993 1994 1995 2002 2003 2004 2006 2009

Bill Walsh (134) Ron Varga (167)* Tim Payne (HWT) Al DiGiovanni (142) Greg Drenik (150) Toby Matney (158) Joe Palivoda (177) Dan Foldesy (126)* Bill Walsh (142) Matt Dulka (158) Dan Foldesy (126)* Matt Dulka (167) Bob Richards (142) Matt Dulka (177) Frank McKeon (167) Dan Carcelli (134) Marty Collins (158) Dan Carcelli (142) Dan Carcelli (142) Phil Mansueto (133) Rocco Mansueto (125) Gerald Harris (184) Russ Davie (HWT) Ron Howard (184) Rashard Goff (HWT)

*Named Tournament's “Outstanding Wrestler”

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2011-12 Vikings

2011-12 OPPONENTS Eastern Michigan

Pittsburgh

November 22, 2011- 7:00 p.m. Woodling Gymnasium

December 1, 2011 – 7:00 p.m. Woodling Gymnasium

December 11, 2011 – 1:00 p.m. Woodling Gymnasium

Loation: University Heights, Ohio Conference: Ohio Athletic Nickname: Blue Streaks Enrollment: 3,000 Colors: Blue & Gold Home Facility: Tony DeCarlo Center Director of Athletics: Laurie Massa Head Coach: Kerry Volkmann 2010-11 Record: 6-6 2010-11 OAC Record: 3-3 Tournament Finish: 5th NCAA Tournament Finish: Wrestling SID: Christopher Wenzler Phone: (216) 397- 4676 E-mail: cwenzler@jcu.edu Website: jcusports.com

Location: Ypsilanti, Mich. Conference: Mid-American Nickname: Eagles Enrollment: 22,503 Colors: Green & White Home Facility: MAC Center Director of Athletics: Dr. Derrick Gragg Head Coach: Derek DelPorto 2010-11 Record: 11-11 2010-11 MAC Record: 0-5 Tournament Finish: 6th NCAA Tournament Finish: 55th Wrestling SID: Chris Puzzuoli Phone: (734) 487-0317 E-mail: cpuzzuol@emich.edu Website: EMUEagles.com

Location: Pittsburgh, Pa. Conference: Eastern Wrestling League Nickname: Panthers Enrollment: 33,574 Colors: Blue & Gold Home Facility: Fitzgerald Field House Director of Athletics: Steve C. Pederson Head Coach: Rande Stottlemyer 2010-11 Record: 16-6 2010-11 EWL Record: 6-0 Tournament Finish: 1st NCAA Tournament Finish: 33rd Wrestling SID: Matt Jackson Phone: 412-648-8240 E-mail: mjackson@athletics.pitt.edu Website: pittsburghpanthers.com

Location: DeKalb, Ill. Conference: Mid-American Nickname: Huskies Enrollment: 24,000 Colors: Red & Black Home Facility: Convacation Center Director of Athletics: Jeff Compher Head Coach: Ryan Ludwig 2010-11 Record: 5-11 2010-11 MAC Record: 1-4 Tournament Finish: 5th NCAA Tournament Finish: 54th Wrestling SID: Michael Benson Phone: (815) 753-9538 E-mail: mbenson3@niu.edu Website: niuhuskies.com

Kent State

Chattanooga

Appalachian State

Campbell

December 21, 2011 – 3:00 p.m. DeKalb, Ill.

January 8, 2012 – 2:00 p.m. Chattanooga, Tenn.

January 9, 2012 – TBA Campbell, N.C.

January 9, 2012 – TBA Campbell, N.C.

Location: Kent, Ohio Conference: Mid-American Nickname: Golden Flashes Enrollment: 22,260 Colors: Navy Blue & Gold Home Facility: Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center Director of Athletics: Joel Nielsen Head Coach: Jim Andrassy 2010-11 Record: 14-6 2010-11 MAC Record: 4-1 Tournament Finish: 2nd NCAA Tournament Finish: 17th Wrestling SID: Aaron Chimenti Phone: (330) 672-8468 E-mail: achiment@kent.edu Website: kentstatesports.com

Location: Chattanooga, Tenn. Conference: Southern Nickname: Mocs Enrollment: 11,900 Colors: Navy & Old Gold Home Facility: Maclellan Gymnasium Director of Athletics: Rick Hart Head Coach: Heath Eslinger 2010-11 Record: 11-9 2010-11 SoCon Record: 5-0 Tournament Finish: 1st NCAA Tournament Finish: 65th Wrestling SID: Jay Blackman Phone: 423-425-5292 E-mail: jay-blackman@utc.edu Website: gomocs.com

Location: Boone, N.C. Conference: Southern Nickname: Mountaineers Enrollment: 16,600 Colors: Black & Gold Home Facility: Varsity Gym Director of Athletics: Charlie Cobb Head Coach: JohnMark Bentley 2010-11 Record: 8-11-1 2010-11 SoCon Record: 2-3 Tournament Finish: 3rd NCAA Tournament Finish: 56th Wrestling SID: Paul Blascovich Phone: (828) 262-7166 E-mail: blascovichpj@appstate.edu Website: goasu.com

Location: Campbell, N.C. Conference: Nickname: Fighting Camels Enrollment: 2,899 Colors: Orange & Black Home Facility: Pope Convocation Center Director of Athletics: Bob Roller Head Coach: Joe Boardwine 2010-11 Record: 4-18 2010-11 Conference Record: Tournament Finish: NCAA Tournament Finish: 23rd Wrestling SID: Daniel Smith Phone: (910) 893-1529 E-mail: dsmith@campbell.edu Website: gocamels.com

John Carroll

Northern Illinois December 21, 2011 – 1:00 p.m. DeKalb, Ill.

Hershey Duals

Eastern Michigan Open Date: Saturday, November 5, 2011

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2011

Where: Bowen Field House - Eastern Michigan University - Ypsilanti, Mich.

Where: Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center - Harrisburg, Pa.

Divisions: Two divisions: – Freshman/Sophomore Division: First/second year wrestlers on a collegiate roster – Open Division: All wrestlers who are on a collegiate roster

Second annual ‘Wrestle for a Cure’ tournament

The tournament will be a double elimination event.

Wrestle for a Cure, Inc. “- or W4AC” - was founded in 2009 to promote the advancement of charitable giving through the sport of wrestling.

Benefiting Cystic Fibrosis

No team scores will be kept. Wrestle to sixth place on ten mats.

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Other teams attending: Boston, Buffalo, Citadel, Illinois, Kent State, Lock Haven, Navy, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio State, Old Dominion, Utah Valley

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2011-12 Vikings

2011-12 OPPONENTS Davidson

George Mason

VMI

Edinboro

January 14, 2012 – TBA Fairfax, Va.

January 14, 2012 – TBA Fairfax, Va.

January 14, 2012 – TBA Fairfax, Va.

January 28, 2012 – 7:00 p.m. Woodling Gymnasium

Location: Davidson, N.C. Conference: Southern Nickname: Wildcats Enrollment: 1,800 Colors: Red & Black Home Facility: Belk Arena Director of Athletics: Jim Murphy Head Coach: Bob Patnesky 2010-11 Record: 5-13 2010-11 SoCon Record: 0-5 Tournament Finish: 6th NCAA Tournament Finish: Wrestling SID: Mark Brumbaugh Phone: (704) 894-2931 E-mail: mabrumbaugh@davidson.edu Website: davidsonwildcats.com

Location: Fairfax, Va. Conference: Colonial Athletic Association Nickname: Patriots Enrollment: 32,562 Colors: Green & Gold Home Facility: RAC Gymnasium Director of Athletics: Tom O’Connor Head Coach: Mark Weader 2010-11 Record: 0-21 2010-11 CAA Record: 0-6 Tournament Finish: 7th NCAA Tournament Finish: Wrestling SID: Robbie Shiver Phone: (703) 993-3260 E-mail: eshiver@gmu.edu Website: gomason.com

Location: Lexington, Va. Conference: Southern Nickname: Keydets Enrollment: 1,569 Colors: Red & Yellow Home Facility: Cocke Hall Director of Athletics: Donny White Head Coach: John Trudgeon 2010-11 Record: 4-10 2010-11 SoCon Record: 12-4 Tournament Finish: 5th NCAA Tournament Finish: Wrestling SID: Scott Kemps Phone: (540) 464-7514 E-mail: kempssm10@vmi.edu Website: VMIKeydets.com

Location: Edinboro, Pa. Conference: Eastern Wrestling League Nickname: Fighting Scots Enrollment: 8,642 Colors: Red & White Home Facility: McComb Fieldhouse Director of Athletics: Bruce Baumgartner Head Coach: Tim Flynn 2010-11 Record: 9-10-1 2010-11 EWL Record: 4-2 Tournament Finish: 5th NCAA Tournament Finish: 23rd Wrestling SID: Bob Shreve Phone: (814) 732-1834 E-mail: rshreve@edinboro.edu Website: gofightingscots.com

Lock Haven

Bloomsburg

Clarion

West Virginia

February 3, 2012 – 7:00 p.m. Lock Haven, Pa.

February 4, 2012 – 7:00 p.m. Bloomsburg, Pa.

Location: Lock Haven, Pa. Conference: Eastern Wrestling League Nickname: Bald Eagles Enrollment: 5,283 Colors: Crimson & White Home Facility: Thomas Field House Director of Athletics: Sharon E. Taylor Head Coach: Robbie Waller 2010-11 Record: 6-12 2010-11 EWL Record: 2-4 Tournament Finish: 6th NCAA Tournament Finish: 45th Wrestling SID: Doug Spatafore Phone: (570) 484-2350 E-mail: dpatafo@lhup.edu Website: golhu.com

Location: Bloomsburg, Pa. Conference: Eastern Wrestling League Nickname: Huskies Enrollment: 10,091 Colors: Maroon & Gold Home Facility: Nelson Field House Director of Athletics: Mike McFarland Head Coach: John Stutzman 2010-11 Record: 14-6 2010-11 EWL Record: 3-3 Tournament Finish: 3rd NCAA Tournament Finish: 54th Wrestling SID: Tom McGuire Phone: (570) 389-4413 E-mail: tmcguire@bloomu.edu Website: buhuskies.com

February 11, 2012- 7:00 p.m. Clarion, Pa.

February 18, 2012 – 7:00 p.m. Woodling Gymnasium

Location: Clarion, Pa. Conference: Eastern Wrestling League Nickname: Golden Eagles Enrollment: 5,927 Colors: Blue & Gold Home Facility: Waldo S. Tippin Gymnasium Director of Athletics: Dave Katis Head Coach: Matt Dernlan 2010-11 Record: 4-10 2010-11 EWL Record: 2-4 Tournament Finish: 4th NCAA Tournament Finish: 48th Wrestling SID: Richard P. Herman Phone: (814) 393-2651 E-mail: rherman@clarion.edu Website: clariongoldeneagles.com

Location: Morgantown, W. Va. Conference: Eastern Wrestling League Nickname: Mountaineers Enrollment: 29, 306 Colors: Old Gold & Blue Home Facility: WVU Coliseum Director of Athletics: Oliver Luck Head Coach: Craig Turnbull 2010-11 Record: 9-6 2010-11 EWL Record: 4-2 Tournament Finish: 5th NCAA Tournament Finish: 51st Wrestling SID: Bryan Messerly Phone: (304) 293-2821 E-mail: bryan.messerly@mail.wvu.edu Website: msnsportsnet.com

Cleveland State Open

Southern Scuffle

Date: Sunday, December 18, 2011

Date: Sunday-Monday, January 1-2, 2012

Where: Woodling Gymnasium - Cleveland State University - Cleveland, Ohio

The Southern Scuffle - oOne of the largest in-season collegiate wrestling tournaments will be in Chattanooga this season. The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and the Greater Chattanooga Sports and Events Committee will host the 30-team, 2012 Southern Scuffle on Jan.1-2. The Southern Scuffle was hosted by UNC-Greensboro the past eight seasons, but UNCG dropped varsity wrestling at the end of the 2011 season.

Weights: 125, 133, 141, 149, 157, 165, 174, 184, 197, 285 Format: Double Elimination Tournament Wrestle to sixth place on ten mats. Seven minute matches with riding time.

Cornell, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon State and Virginia are some of the national powers scheduled to attemd.That group features 10 returning All-Americans and one NCAA National Champion from the 2011 season. Also competing in the event are Duke, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Appalachian State, Army, Campbell, Gardner-Webb, Ohio and Old Dominion.

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