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2012-13 Season Record Book

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Media INformation

Credits: The 2013 West Virginia University women’s soccer guide has been published by the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Managing Editor: Joe Swan Editor: Jon Hevron Author: Jon Hevron Page Layout & Design: BlaineTurner Advertising, Inc., and Kristin Coldsnow Cover Design: BlaineTurner Advertising, Inc. Photographers: All-Pro Photography by Dale Sparks, Bill Barrett, Bob Beverly, John Bright, M.G. Ellis, Pete Emerson, Dan Friend, Jeff Geissler, Tim Goodenow, David Green, Mike Hardy, Julia Lucas, Dan Nagy, Brian Persinger, Steven M. Prunty, Chuck Scheer, Steve Smith, Martin Valent, WVU Athletic Archives, WVU Photographic Services, Alison Toffle, David Zicherman. Contributors: Lisa Ammons, Nick Arthur, Eva Buchman, Grant Dovey, Michael Fragale, Jon Hevron, Katie Kane, Cheryl Maust, Shannon McNamara, Bryan Messerly, Mike Montoro, Mackenzie Mullenax, Amy Prunty, John Riedesel. Š 2014 West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics

In the Spotlight.....................................................2 Tradition of Excellence........................................3 NCAA Champions................................................4 All-Americans.......................................................5 WVU Wrestling Pavilion......................................6 Athletic Training...................................................8 Strength & Conditioning....................................10 Community Service...........................................12 Philosophical Concepts....................................13 Student Athlete Support...................................14 Campus Life........................................................18 Mountaineer Excellence....................................22

Coaching Staff

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Mountaineer Profiles

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Head Coach Craig Turnbull..............................26 Associate Head Coach Greg Jones................30 Assistant Coach Danny Felix...........................31 Support Staff......................................................32 Rosters ................................................................34 Colin Johnston...................................................36 Nathan Pennesi..................................................37 Mac Mancuso ....................................................38 Joe Schiff............................................................39 Terrence Demery II.............................................39 Mike Morales .....................................................40 Brutus Scheffel ..................................................41 Roman Perryman...............................................42 John Pellegrino..................................................42 Gage Swartz.......................................................42 Greg Thurston ....................................................42

Ross Renzi..........................................................43 Christian Chirico.................................................43 Tre Miller-Scott...................................................44 Mark Colabucci .................................................44 Jason Luster.......................................................45 Chris Nelson.......................................................45 Steven Quinn......................................................45 Bubba Scheffel ..................................................46 A.J. Vizcarrondo ................................................46 Daniel Suite, Jr. ..................................................47 Andrew Sutherland ...........................................47 Tim Wheeling......................................................47 Cory Stainbrook..................................................48 Dink Purnell.........................................................48 Leonardo Trindade............................................49 Warren Boord......................................................49 Elliot Antler .........................................................49 Ryder Newman...................................................49 Bryson Begley ....................................................49 Zach Heeter........................................................50 Tyler Millward.....................................................50 Christian Stone...................................................50

Season Preview

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Season Outlook .................................................52 Weight Class Preview........................................54 Schedule..............................................................56 Quick Facts.........................................................56 Opponent Information.......................................56

Season Review

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Record Book

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Media information

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Match-by-Match Results.................................62 2012-13 Seniors ...............................................64 Regular Season Statistics................................66 Individual Records.............................................68 Record by Date...................................................69 Record by Decade..............................................69 Team Records....................................................69 SoCon-EWL Records.........................................70 NCAA Records....................................................71 Year-by-year Records.......................................73 Series Records...................................................74 All-Time Scores..................................................75 NCAA Champions..............................................82 All-Americans.....................................................85 Academic Honors..............................................88 Team Honors......................................................88 President E. Gordon Gee...................................90 Director of Athletics Oliver Luck......................91 Senior Staff.........................................................92 Head Coaches....................................................93 Athletic Facilities................................................94 Sports Communications..................................96

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT Choosing to become a Mountaineer is special. Without ยก a professional sports team in the state, folks across the state and throughout the region love West Virginia University athletics.

No school helps its student-athletes more than the ยก people at WVU.

Mountaineers have the unique opportunity to represent ยก themselves, their teammates and their university to news media, alumni, friends, family and the general public.

If you take advantage of these opportunities, it can ยก

have a positive effect, not only on your career as a student-athlete at West Virginia, but also on your life after you have donned the Old Gold and Blue.

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TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE Few wrestling programs across the country can equate the level of success the Mountaineers have ¡ enjoyed over the years. Widely regarded as one of the most respected programs in the nation, the notoriety does not come without merit.

With the NCAA’s seventh-winningest active coach, Craig Turnbull, the Mountaineers have earned ¡

12 top-25 finishes at the NCAA Championships and claimed three national champions who have won a total of five titles. Over the history of the program, 161 WVU wrestlers have earned bids to the national tournament.

In addition to the success at the NCAA Championships, WVU has had 21 wrestlers earn a total of 29 ¡

All-America honors. Furthermore, Mountaineer grapplers have been crowned conference champions of their weight class an impressive 84 times.

Under Turnbull, a four-time EWL Coach of the Year, the Mountaineers also hae turned their focus ¡ to academics, as 15 have earned National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Team accolades.

With a proud tradition of success on the wrestling mat and in academics, the Mountaineers look to ¡ continue the quest for excellence based upon the foundation laid before them.

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NCAA CHAMPIONS West Virginia has earned 12 top-25 finishes at the NCAA Championships and claimed three national ¡ champions who have won a total of five NCAA Championships.

The commitment toward winning has allowed the Mountaineers to find their full potential as a student¡ athlete on and off the mat.

SCOTT COLLINS

CLEARFIELD, PA. 1991 | 142 POUNDS

Ranked No. 1 in the nation all season, Scott Collins became WVU’s first national champion in 1991 after posting a stellar 40-1 senior season. Collins went undefeated in EWL action as a senior. In fact, he set WVU’s then-all-time consecutive wins streak with 23 straight victories, including five straight at the NCAA Tournament. “He started as a true freshman and competed very successfully. Every year, he was someone who was capable of placing in the national tournament and competing to be in the finals. It never happened for him. It really drew upon him to have some strength of character to not lower his goals and continue to have that dream and goal that he wanted to be a national champion.” – Coach Craig Turnbull

DEAN MORRISON AMITYVILLE, N.Y.

1994 | 177 POUNDS

Dean Morrison entered the 1994 NCAA Championships with a seven-match win streak and finished the tournament with five straight wins, plus a national championship, WVU’s second ever. Ranked No. 2 heading into the tournament, Morrison defeated three ranked opponents to make the finals. He defeated Wyoming’s Reese Andy 3-2 in the finals and finished the season by winning 22 of 23 matches. “Dean is a great success story. He worked hard enough. It took a while, and he had to go at a slow pace. He graduated in engineering, and when he left the university, he was a threetime Eastern Wrestling League champion and an NCAA champion.” – Coach Craig Turnbull

GREG JONES

SLICKVILLE, PA. | THREE-TIME CHAMPION 2002 | 174 POUNDS

It will long be remembered as one of the greatest accomplishments in West Virginia history. Greg Jones became just the 10th freshman since 1970 to win a national championship. 2004 | 184 POUNDS

Jones turned in one of the finest individual seasons by a WVU wrestler in school history, going a perfect 26-0. He also became the first Mountaineer to win multiple national titles with his 184-pound championship in St. Louis. 2005 | 184 POUNDS

Greg Jones capped off one of the greatest collegiate wrestling careers in NCAA history by becoming just the 39th wrestler to ever win three national championships. He also became the first wrestler from the Eastern Wrestling League to ever win the NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler title.

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ALL-AMERICANS Choosing to become a Mountaineer means working your hardest, ¡

pushing your body and mind to new

heights, to maximize your potential on and off the mat.

Over the storied history of WVU wrestling, 21 individuals have earned All-American status, with six ¡ earning the honor multiple times.

Jimmie Cox – 1929 Robert Perry – 1955 Lewis Guidi – 1955 Mark Cagle – 1979 Jim Akerly – 1987 Michael Carr – 1988 Mark Banks – 1990, 1991 Dominic Black – 1991 Scott Collins – 1991 Doug Taylor – 1993 Dean Morrison – 1994 John Koss – 1997 Mike Mason – 1997, 1998 Ian “Whitey” Chlebove – 1998, 1999 Vertus Jones – 1998, 1999, 2000 Sam Kline – 1999 Greg Jones – 2002, 2004, 2005 Brandon Lauer – 2003 Shane Cunanan – 2003 Matt Lebe – 2005 Brandon Rader – 2006, 2007

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WVU WRESTLING PAVILION The WVU wrestling program has long been viewed ¡

as one of the finest in the country. The team has a practice facility on the same level as its athletes with the WVU Wrestling Pavilion.

The 9,000-square-foot, $1.4 million facility ¡

completely engulfs the old practice room that contained two mats and a handful of aerobic equipment. The facility sports four mats, coaching offices, an aerobic room, a study center with computers and a student-athletes' lounge.

“It is a tremendous place to practice because we are ¡ able to spread out and not have guys bumping into each other,” Turnbull said. “The quality of workouts and wrestling has improved significantly.”

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“We have one of the nicest facilities in the nation. I would like to believe that all of our current and former athletes that have worked diligently in the pursuit of excellence have made a significant contribution to this project become a realization.” - Coach Craig Turnbull


mountaineer wrestling Besides the practice area, the crown jewel of the ¡

complex is the players' lounge. Built in the shape of a wrestling mat, the lounge features a big screen television for watching film and plenty of room for relaxing between classes. A drop down screen in the ceiling is used for studying match film before and after practices.

The facility greatly adds to the impeccable ¡

recruiting reputation the Mountaineer wrestling team already possessed. Over the past years, the facility has helped bring in some of the best wrestlers from around the country.

To top off the project, WVU served as the home to ¡ the United States wrestlers training for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, made possible by USA Wrestling. Mylan Pharmaceuticals pledged four full-time jobs to Olympiads training in Morgantown.

The funding was made possible by a benevolent ¡

gift from the Hazel Ruby McQuain Trust, which helped this dream complex become a reality. Turnbull also felt that the work done by former and current Mountaineer wrestlers played a large part in the wrestling-specific facility.

“I would like to believe that all of our current ¡

and former athletes that have worked diligently in the pursuit of excellence have made a significant contribution to this project becoming a realization,” Turnbull said.

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ATHLETIC TRAINING The WVU coaching staff is that is chock-full of experience. With more than 50 years of coaching, three national titles and five All-American honors, along with Olympic and world team experience, the Mountaineer coaching staff of Craig Turnbull, Greg Jones and Danny Felix is equipped with the tools to help a wrestler realize his dream of a national championship.

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mountaineer wrestling The West Virginia athletic training program looks to get its ยก

student-athletes back on the field in a timely manner while providing quality health care for its student-athletes and coaches.

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various domains, which include injury recognition, treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, education and counseling that will enable the athlete to maintain optimal quality of life beyond the span of athletic competition.

Multiple athletic training rooms are available for studentยก

athletes furnished with the latest technology and equipment.

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team physicians and athletic administration to assure the student-athletes receive quality care throughout their career at WVU.

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STRENGTH & CONDITIONING Athletic excellence and strength and ¡

conditioning go hand-in-hand at West Virginia University. WVU’s strength and conditioning staff ensures all student-athletes are on yearlong programs designed to continue improving the fitness capabilities needed in their sports.

To keep athletes improving and in peak ¡

physical condition, West Virginia offers a variety of training areas and an array of strength programs designed to increase performance. All student-athletes will also have their own program individually calculated and updated throughout the year. At West Virginia, student-athletes can rest assured that their strength staff is monitoring their performance on a daily basis.

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Equipped with excellent amenities and staffed ¡ by some of the finest strength coaches in the nation, athletes who come to West Virginia know that they are in good hands when it comes to their athletic capacity.


mountaineer wrestling STRENGTH TRAINING The lifting portion of the program is used to improve overall strength, power and explosion. This is accomplished through cycled periodization of Olympic lifts, traditional weight lifting modalities, plyometrics, core exercises, injury prevention exercises, agility exercises and muscular endurance exercises. The perfection of technique through a full range of motion will maximize strength and minimize injury. HARD WORK The ability to increase your work capacity is crucial for wrestlers. Mountaineer wrestlers will endure different types of labor to increase overall strength, core strength, grip strength and stabilizer strength all while testing the body’s lactic acid threshold. Some of these methods include tire flips, farmer’s walks, sledgehammer slams, sandbag carries, buddy carries, wheelbarrows and head-to-head tug of war in our 40x20 yard sandpit. FLEXIBILITY AND MOBILITY Wrestlers are required to be among the most flexible athletes in sports. As well as the sport-specific movements in their training, wrestlers will be versed in movement patterns and muscular stretches for their common ranges of motion. Various stressors such as partner-resistance, stretch bands, and explosive acceleration will be incorporated to ensure a well-rounded and complete flexibility program. Each workout is preceded with a dynamic flexibility routine with regular stretching and followed by a post-flexibility routine at the end of every workout. PROPER NUTRITION Each athlete is educated on correct dietary habits and essential vitamins and minerals necessary to be an elite athlete. The student-athletes have the opportunity to meet with nutritionists, go on guided grocery store tours and receive diets designed specifically for them. Student-athletes will also have the opportunity to receive wholesome nutrition shakes and carbohydrate drinks to speed optimal recovery after a workout. CORE TRAINING For wrestlers, the abdominal and low back regions are the units that tie the upper and lower extremities’ power together. In order to have excellent maneuverability and transfer of power, an athlete must have superior balance and strength in this core region. This is achieved by using weighted core exercises, static holds and rotational power exercises.

Pillars of the Program Discipline Strength Resiliency Toughness

Wrestling’s Primary Training Concentrations

The main training area focuses for the wrestling team are strength, conditioning, threshold training, core strength, rapid force development, grip strength, neck strength, joint mobility, muscle flexibility and mental toughness.

CONDITIONING Rigorous conditioning designed to elicit physiological changes in the body’s bioenergetics systems occurs 3-4 days a week with an emphasis on wrestling-specific anaerobic and aerobic conditioning. Offseason conditioning will test the student-athletes’ willpower with intense, physiologically based running workouts. A WVU wrestling favorite is the famous Law School Hill, covering 100 yards in length at an increasingly steep angle. THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING FACILITIES Housing almost 15 tons of total weight, the Mountaineer weight room is located in the Puskar Center at Mountaineer Field. The 22,000-square foot weight room features 14 weightlifting platforms, a dumbbell collection up to 180 pounds, and virtually every piece of strength training equipment the Mountaineers will require to be successful. Student-athletes will also use medicine balls, low- and high-resistance elastic bands, plyometric boxes, weighted vests, sleds, tires and more in planned phases throughout their yearly workouts. Weight rooms also exist in the WVU Coliseum and Shell Building facilities. These weight rooms are located directly beside the WVU Wrestling Room, allowing for workouts to be scheduled as needed around practices throughout the year. The wrestling facility also holds strength and conditioning equipment to use for on mat strength training and conditioning. These weight rooms are also located near the outdoor and indoor tracks, providing year-round surfaces for additional conditioning.

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COMMUNITY SERVICE

“We believe that it is vital to be able to give back not only to the community, but also to people with close ties to our program. It’s a privilege to support those who support WVU athletics.”- coach Craig Turnbull

The West Virginia University wrestling team ¡

understands that its efforts in the practice room and against competition is greatly appreciated by the Morgantown community, but the wrestlers want to be viewed as something more than just the ideal student-athlete – they want to be known as positive all-around individuals. Although these college students spend countless hours on the mats and in the classroom, they also devote a great deal of time to making the surrounding area a better place.

At the beginning of the 2009 school semester, ¡

the Mountaineers held a free clinic to benefit WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics’ Cindy Smith and her husband, Sam, who suffered two strokes in 2009. Cindy has worked with the wrestling program for more than 20 years and coach Turnbull made it a mission of his to bring to light the situation. More than $2,000 was donated at the free clinic, which helped manage medical costs and the loss of income.

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During the offseason, WVU wrestlers have ¡

shared their passion and imparted their wisdom on younger wrestlers. When their school work is complete, or they have time during breaks, the wrestlers volunteer their time with youth wrestling clubs in their hometowns.

Individually, through the West Virginia University ¡

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, the experience of the student-athletes has been advanced by their involvement through other community-driven endeavors. Members of the wrestling team join with coaches as well as members of other athletic teams from the university’s 16 other sports to visit the children’s hospital and the Ronald McDonald House.

Although the wrestlers practice hard and devote ¡

time to their studies, they never lose focus of the task at hand – being an all-around positive role model, on and off campus.


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PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPTS We believe that in order for our program to ¡

excel in an educationally sound and healthy environment, several philosophical concepts must be inherent and present as the foundation of the program.

There is a belief in all people’s natural tendency ¡

to strive to reach their potential; a belief that people are inherently good and when the correct conditions are created, they will excel and desire to actualize their unique capabilities and potentialities.

Paraphrasing Carl Rogers, an existential ¡

psychologist whose original background was in agriculture, “All living things have a natural tendency to actualize their potential; a potato in a dark cellar with one dirty window allowing very little light will even in this dire environment have weak spindly roots growing toward the window.”

We must believe and our athletes must feel that ¡

we believe in their potential and encourage their growth, even when they are struggling.

Victor Frankl, a well known psychologist, was ¡

a Nazi prisoner of war during World War II. He survived the most barren conditions where fellow prisoners often would pull off toes and fingers, would be starved and sent to the gas chambers. He remembers his most distressing moment as not physical but when he was on a work detail and was weak and leaned on his shovel; usually, the guards would beat a prisoner doing this, but this day, a guard picked up a rock and threw it at him as though he were a dog and not worth getting up for.

Our athletes must feel respected and cared for. ¡

Attention and encouragement will equate with respect. Time spent listening and inquiring how different areas of their life are going will contribute in this area. Discussing strategies for improving deficient areas as well as encouraging and recognizing strengths will also help enhance this foundation.

A recognition that was impressed upon me in the ¡

pursuit of my undergraduate degree in Special Education is pertinent here. The exceptional child; the gifted and slow student is more like than unlike the “normal student.” The athlete at the Olympic level and a freshman not quite figuring it out have similar needs. The elite athlete and the growing athlete will have fears, insecurities, strengths and hopes. They need acceptance, respect, understanding, and encouragement, regardless of their functioning level.

A solid foundation based upon the belief of each ¡

individual’s right for respect and a belief in the natural tendency for people to be good and strive to reach their potential will create an environment where our student-athletes will be driven to extend themselves in the pursuit of excellence.

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STUDENT-ATHLETE SUPPORT

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mountaineer wrestling West Virginia University offers a variety of ¡

services and programs to help studentathletes maximize their academic potential. Department staff members work with coaches, on campus student service providers and faculty to help student-athletes meet the unique demands of the classroom, the sporting arena and the personal-social challenges they face as developing adults.

While many of the headlines center on the ¡

Mountaineers’ accomplishments on the playing field, West Virginia athletes have also made some noteworthy strides in the classroom. Some of those strides include a string of 10 consecutive years where the department has had at least one first team Academic All-American.

The Mountaineers are provided

with an academic adviser who devotes their time to ensuring student-athletes are provided with any assistance necessary to ensure academic success.

To help its student athletes achieve ¡

academic success, one of the nation’s finest facilities resides in the WVU Coliseum – The Athletic Academic Performance Center. The 8,000-square foot facility provides individual and group study areas, a plethora of computer stations and the latest in fingerprint technology used when signing in.

A total of 340 student-athletes were ¡

recognized for their achievement in the classroom last spring, at the annual WVU Student-Athlete Academic Excellence Banquet, honoring recipients of the Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll. Implemented in 1989, the Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll was created to recognize students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or better. Since the program began in 1989, nearly 4,000 student-athletes have earned a place on the honor roll. Ford retired in 2011 after 44 years of service with the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

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mountaineer wrestling West Virginia University’s graduation rate for student-athletes has been impressive, to say the least, ¡ over the past eight years. The ratio of student-athletes graduating to the general student body has increased almost every year.

Sixteen West Virginia University wrestlers were named to the 2013 Big 12 conference Spring Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Of the 16, Bryson Begley, Bubba Scheffel and Tim Wheeling earned a perfect 4.0 GPA. WVUsports.com //

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CAMPUS LIFE Character

Governance

Public, land-grant institution, founded in 1867.

The WVU Board of Governors is the governing body of WVU. The Higher Education Policy Commission in West Virginia is responsible for developing, establishing, and overseeing the implementation of a public policy agenda for the state’s four-year colleges and universities.

Research Classification Research University (High Research Activity) as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Research Funding In fiscal year 2011, WVU researchers were awarded $173,874,105 in total sponsored projects.

Combined WVU Expense Budget Approximately $917 million (2013).

Accreditations North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and dozens of specialized academic accrediting agencies.

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Location Morgantown, W.Va., population 30,293, rated “No. 1 Small City in America” by BizJournals.com for its exceptional quality of life. Within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C., to the east, Pittsburgh, Pa., to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, to the northwest. Other recent rankings: One of “Best Sports Cities” by Sporting News; 5th “Best Small Metro” by Forbes; 12th overall “Hottest Small City by Inc.; one of “50 Smartest Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s; one of the “Best Cities for Jobs” by MSN Careers; one of the 50 best places to launch a small business by CNNMoney.com; and the second-ranking “Best College Town for Jobs” by Forbes.


mountaineer wrestling Student Profile Fall 2013 enrollment, on WVU campuses statewide, was 32,348.

Academic Excellence WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships—24 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 36 Goldwater Scholars, two British Marshall Scholars, two Morris K. Udall Scholars, five USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), nine Boren Scholars, five Gilman Scholars, 36 Fulbright Scholars, and one Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholar.

Academics 14 colleges and schools offering 184 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs in agriculture, natural resources, and design; arts and sciences; business and economics; creative arts; dentistry; education and human services; engineering and mineral resources; journalism; law; medicine; nursing; pharmacy; physical activity and sport sciences; public health; plus the WVU Honors College, University College, and programs at Potomac State College and WVU Institute of Technology. wvu.edu/Academics/

Student Living Experience

Degrees Granted In 2011-2012, WVU awarded 6,447 degrees; 2,243 were graduate or professional.

Faculty and Staff Profile Excellent faculty—16 of whom have been named Carnegie Foundation Professors of the Year—guide and mentor students.

The First-Year Experience—unique among state universities—helps students navigate their first year at WVU. Elements include residential colleges and Adventure West Virginia, an outdoor freshman orientation program. All WVU students benefit from a vibrant array of student life programs, including a Festival of Ideas lecture series, bringing the world’s top minds to campus to share their experiences and knowledge; WVUp All Night, a weekend package of safe, fun, and healthy activities; an awardwinning Student Recreation Center; and a Mountaineer Parents Club, helping families stay connected with their students’ education and life at WVU. apply.wvu.edu/life

¡ instructional faculty: 2,331 ¡ graduate assistants: 1,804 ¡ staff: 3,560 ¡ total employees: 8,426

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CAMPUS LIFE Freshman Class Profile

Average ACT of 23.6, SAT (math and critical reading) 1045, and high school GPA of 3.36.

Transportation

University buses operate free on a year-round basis as does the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system—a computer-directed system that glides along 8.7 miles of guideway between Downtown, Evansdale, and Health Sciences Center campuses. In addition, Morgantown’s expanded MountainLine bus service offers free rides to students and employees. WVU ID is required for all services. transportation.wvu.edu/services

Safety

WVU has one of the safest college campuses in America, with 24-hour police protection and 37 outdoor emergency phones. The WVU Alert system sends urgent news to participants’ cell phones, and digital InfoStations across campus show important announcements.

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Students can choose from more than 350 student organizations, and participate in an active intramural program and many club sports. sos.wvu.edu

Study Abroad

More than 800 students participate in University-led study abroad programs and international exchanges. internationalprograms.wvu.edu/

WVU Online/Extended Campus

Hundreds of distance education classes are available. elearn.wvu.edu/

Civic Engagement

The Center for Civic Engagement develops and organizes service learning and volunteer opportunities for students and faculty and consults with academic units on incorporating civic engagement into the curriculum. In 2011, WVU students contributed 205,000 hours of service to the community. WVU has earned the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification, putting WVU in the 6% of higher education institutions that Carnegie recognizes for engagement. It is the only institution in West Virginia the foundation recognizes for its community engagement. cce.wvu.edu

Scholarships and Aid

Approximately $10 million a year is awarded by the WVU Scholars Program; more than 5,000 students benefit from this program annually. In addition, there are many different types of scholarships available based on academic record, financial need, group affiliation, or some combination of these factors. In 2012, WVU students received over $380 million in financial aid—average aid per recipient is $9,800. West Virginia residents may be eligible for the PROMISE scholarship. promisescholarships.org/promise/ home.aspx

National Register of Historic Places, and WVU operates eight experimental farms and four forests throughout the state, in addition to WVU Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp and Lifelong Learning Center near Weston. jacksonsmill.ext.wvu.edu/

Honors College

Libraries

The WVU Honors College encourages a style of learning and living at WVU that is tailored to the highly motivated, excelling student’s special requirements. Innovative, challenging courses, designed to stimulate creativity and to provoke in-depth discussion, are offered in small class settings. Students may participate as Presidential Honors Scholars or Dean’s Honors Scholars; both options provide enhanced experiences. /honors.wvu.edu/

Parents Club

The Mountaineer Parents Club, with more than 22,000 members in clubs across the state and nation, fosters success by connecting parents and family members with the student experience. The organization sponsors events on and off-campus, has a newsletter, a toll-free helpline (1-800-WVU-0096), parent electronic news, and a Parent Perk program. Membership is free. parentsclub.wvu.edu

Faclities

WVU’s mix of historic and modern facilities includes 430 buildings on 1,456 acres. Eleven main campus buildings are located on the

Five library facilities—Downtown Library Complex, Evansdale Library, Health Sciences Library, Law Library, and Libraries Depository—contain nearly 2.1 million volumes, 246 electronic databases, and more than 48,000 journal subscriptions, with access to 36 million volumes through a book-sharing consortium. Library staff offer in-person and online assistance. libraries.wvu.edu

Visitors Center

Located on the Morgantown Waterfront, the Visitors Center features unique, cutting-edge displays and traditional West Virginia hospitality. Operating hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Saturday (closed Sundays and most University holidays). Guided tours with friendly knowledgeable student guides Monday-Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., except home football Saturdays. Phone: 304-293-3489. visit.wvu.edu

Alumni

Chartered in 1873, the WVU Alumni Association is made up of more than 185,000 graduates worldwide in some 60 foreign nations. alumni.wvu.edu

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MOUNTAINEER EXCELLENCE Team Records Baseball: 33-26, 13-11 Big 12 Cross Country: Fourth at Big 12 Championships; Fifth at MidAtlantic Regionals; One NCAA Qualifier Men’s Basketball: 13-19, 6-12 Big 12 Women’s Basketball: 17-14, 9-9 Big 12; NCAA First Round Football: 7-6, 4-5 Big 12; 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl Gymnastics: 13-9, 1-3 Big 12; NCAA Regionals Rowing: Fourth at Big 12; Sixth at Conference USA Championship Men’s Soccer: 9-6-2, 4-2-1 MAC 22

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Women’s Soccer: 11-5-4, 7-0-1 Big 12; Big 12 Regular-Season Champions, NCAA First Round Men’s Swimming and Diving: Third at Big 12 Women’s Swimming and Diving: Second at Big 12; Two NCAA Qualifiers Rifle: 11-1, 5-1 GARC; GARC Champions; NCAA Champions Women’s Tennis: 4-17, 0-9 Big 12 Women’s Track: Indoor-10th Big 12; One NCAA Qualifier; OutdoorEighth Big 12; 9 NCAA Qualifiers Volleyball: 8-22, 0-16 Big 12 Wrestling: 2-13, 0-6 Big 12; One NCAA Qualifier


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WVU Student-Athletes were named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, including 239 last fall

First Team Academic All-Conference Selections

NCAA Champions

Rifle Team Petra Zublasing, rifle; smallbore & air rifle

Team Conference Champions

Women’s Soccer, Big 12 RegularSeason Champions

First Team All-Conference Tavon Austin, football

Stedman Bailey, football Sarah-Anne Brault, cross country Christal Caldwell, women’s basketball Jaida Lawrence, gymnastics Bry McCarthy, women’s soccer

Rifle, GARC Postseason Champions

Stormy Nesbit, women’s track (indoor, outdoor)

First Team All-Americans

Maren Prediger, rifle (air rifle)

Tavon Austin, football

Bri Rodriguez, women’s soccer

Stedman Bailey, football

Eric Schoenle, men’s soccer

Taylor Ciotola, rifle

Courtney Schrand, rowing

Meelis Kiisk, rifle

Kate Schwindel, women’s soccer

Mandie Nugent, swimming & diving

Garrett Spurgeon, rifle (smallbore, combined score)

Maren Prediger, rifle Garrett Spurgeon, rifle Kelly Williams, track

Petra Zublasing, rifle (air rifle, smallbore, combined score)

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MOUNTAINEER EXCELLENCE Nathan Pennesi made his third career appearance at the NCAA Championships, recording his first victory at the event over Army’s Connor Hanafee. Pennesi looks to become only the 15th Mountaineer to qualify for the NCAA Championships four times. Conference Major Awards

Coaching Awards

Rachael Burnett, women’s swimming, Big 12 Most Outstanding Women’s Swimmer

Bill Bedenbaugh, football, 247Sports Top Recruiting Coaches for 2013 Class

Tavon Austin, football, Big 12 CoSpecial Teams Player of the Year

Elizabeth Kantak, rowing, Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Bry McCarthy, women’s soccer, Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Garrett Spurgeon, rifle, GARC Rookie of the Year Petra Zublasing, rifle, GARC Shooter and Senior Shooter of the Year

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Nikki Izzo-Brown, women’s soccer, Big 12 Coach of the Year

National Awards

Tavon Austin, football, College Football Performance Awards: AllPurpose Performer of the Year, 2012 Paul Hornung Award Winner, 2012 Jet Return Specialist Award Harrison Musgrave, baseball, College Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher of the Year Finalist Geno Smith, football, Elite Quarterback Award, College Football Performance Awards

Jon Hammond, rifle, CRCA Coach of the Year

Academic Team Awards

Women’s Soccer, NSCAA Team Academic Award Men’s Soccer, NSCAA Team Academic Award Women’s Swimming, CSCAA Team Academic Award


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COACHING STAFF

26................... Head Coach Craig Turnbull 30...... Associate Head Coach Greg Jones 31.................Assistant Coach Danny Felix 32......................................... Support Staff

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The Present

In 1996, the Mountaineers’ victory over Duquesne earned Turnbull his 156th win and made him West Virginia’s all-time winningest wrestling coach, eclipsing Steve Harrick’s mark of 155 wins.

In their first season as members of the Big 12, the Mountaineers finished fourth at the conference championships. WVU’s 2012-13 season was highlighted by wins over Johns Hopkins and at Clarion.

Turnbull’s 1998 squad secured the team’s third EWL dual title, as he was named the conference coach of the year.

Turnbull leads WVU into what may be its biggest transition in program history, as it enters its second season in the nation’s premier wrestling conference – the Big 12.

The Mountaineers were 9-4 in dual meets and 4-2 in the EWL, including a win at No. 10 Edinboro in 2011-12. In addition, WVU had three wrestlers win EWL titles – the most since 2006 – and had six wrestlers qualify for the NCAA Championships.

The 2000s

Over the span of the past 34 years, coach Craig Turnbull has built the West Virginia University wrestling program into one of the strongest and most accomplished wrestling programs in the nation. The four-time Eastern Wrestling League Coach of Year has been at the forefront of five individual national champions, 26 of the program’s 29 All-Americans, 42 EWL champions and more than 160 NCAA Championships qualifiers. In 2011 coach Turnbull was enducted into the Erie Hall of Fame. In addition, Turnbull, who is the seventhwinningest active coach in the NCAA with 276 dual meet victories, has been at the helm for each of the Mountaineers’ six EWL conference titles as well as 12 top-25 finishes at the NCAA Championships.

National Success

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

In 2002, on the heels of consecutive nationally ranked recruiting classes, Turnbull assembled one of the best teams in school history going 12-2, including 7-0 in EWL dual matches, claiming the EWL regularseason and tournament titles for the first time in school history, a 13th-place finish at the NCAA tournament and producing one national champion. In 2005, Turnbull’s squad claimed its sixth EWL dual meet championship after posting a 4-1-1 conference mark. Along with Jones winning a national championship, Turnbull guided junior Matt Lebe to All-America status at 157 pounds when Lebe knocked off Stanford’s defending national champion Matt Gentry. In 2006 and 2007, Turnbull tutored Brandon Rader to a pair of sixth-place finishes to become the program’s sixth multiple AllAmerican.

The 1990s

The team enjoyed a tremendous two-year stretch in 1990-91 as it recorded a 25-6 record, won back-to-back EWL dual meet crowns, finished sixth at the 1991 NCAA Championships and recorded an eighthplace finish at the 1991 national dual meet championships. It was also during those two seasons that Scott Collins won the 142-pound national championship and Mark Banks won consecutive All-America honors. In 1990, Turnbull was tabbed as the EWL’s Coach of the Year for the first time as the Mountaineers captured the Eastern Mat Poll, the first time WVU won the prize signifying the East’s best wrestling school. Turnbull was named to coach one of the teams at the National Wrestling Coaches’ Association All-Star Classic in 1992, a match that pits the nation’s No. 1 and 2 ranked wrestlers against each other.

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

The 1980s

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

WVU Wrestling Pavilion

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

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Prior to Becoming Head Coach

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

Personal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2013.................... 2-13-0

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

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

Total............... 276-207-9

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

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

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

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

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

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

* EWL Dual Meet Champions + EWL Tournament Champions

Allen and Carrie Newkirk, Kyle and Kara Turnbull, SuE and Craig Turnbull

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PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPTS OF THE WVU WRESTLING PROGRAM

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

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ASSOCIATE Head Coach / 8th Season

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

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

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


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ASSISTANT Coach / 5th Season

style wrestlers to earn a spot on the team, and Felix competed in Herning, Denmark, at the 2009 World Wrestling Championships. Danny Felix enters his fifth season as a full-time assistant with the West Virginia University wrestling staff. He joined the Mountaineer program in 2005 as a volunteer assistant. Felix’s specialty is with the lighter weight classes, but also assists all wrestlers with technique and various wrestling moves.

In early 2008 in the professional ranks, Felix garnered the bronze medal at the 2008 U.S. Open. A year prior, he wrestled in the 121-pound class at the NYAC Holiday International Wrestling Championships and finished as a silver medalist. That same year, he was crowned the 2007 Sunkist International Champion.

Felix’s laundry list of accomplishments and years of collegiate wrestling experience made him the perfect addition to an already potent WVU staff.

Before coming to Morgantown, Felix spent a majority of his coaching career along the east coast of the United States. From 200305, he was the club wrestling coach at the University of Virginia.

In June of 2009, Felix worked his way on to one of the most prestigious teams – the U.S. World Team. He was one of seven free-

Felix jumped into the coaching ranks in 1998 at the University of Oklahoma. There, he served as a club coach for two years.

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

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Tanner Kolb

Brittany Arnold

Bubba Schmidt

Steve Bierer

Jon Hevron

Jessica Delaney

EDWARD F. ETZEL, Ed.D.

Dr. Matt Lively

Cindy Smith

Sue Davis

Strength and Conditioning

Assistant Director, Student-Athlete Services

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Assistant Athletic Trainer

Team Psychologist

Equipment Manager

Medical Director

Assistant Equipment Manager

Administrative Assistant

Sports Communications

Program Assistant


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MOUNTAINEER PROFILES

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

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2013-14 Alphabetical Roster Name Elliot Antler Bryson Begley Warren Boord Christian Chirico Mark Colabucci Louis Colonna Terrence Demery II Zach Heeter Colin Johnston Jason Luster Mac Mancuso Tre Miller-Scott Tyler Millward Michael Morales Chris Nelson Ryder Newman John Pellegrino Nathan Pennesi Roman Perryman Anthony Prendiamano Dink Purnell Steven Quinn Ross Renzi Brutus Scheffel Bubba Scheffel Joseph Schiff Cory Stainbrook Christian Stone Daniel Suite, Jr. Andrew Sutherland Gage Swartz Greg Thurston Leonardo Trindade A.J. Vizcarrondo Tim Wheeling

Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown 5-10 184 Fr. Hebron, Conn. 6-0 197 Fr. Kingsport, Tenn. 6-0 174 Fr. Severna Park, Md. 5-11 174 So. Palmyra, Va. 5-11 184 So. Laurel, Md. 5-6 157 Fr. Montgomery, N.J 5-8 149 Sr. Nuremburg, Germany 5-9 165 Fr. Beavertown, Pa. 5-7 141 Sr. Eighty-Four, Pa. 5-7 157 So. Pittsburgh, Pa. 5-10 184 Sr. Atlantic City, N.J. 5-5 149 So. Swatara, Pa. 5-10 141 Fr. State College, Pa. 5-6 149 Jr. Brick, N.J. 5-11 HWT So. Sophia, W.Va. 6-0 197 Fr. Las Vegas, Nev. 5-4 125 Jr. Levittown, N.Y. 5-7 133 Sr. Latrobe, Pa. 5-9 149 Jr. Springfield, Va. 5-10 197 So. Manchester, N.J. 5-11 HWT Fr. Wilmington, Del. 5-7 141 So. West Chester, Pa. 5-9 165 So. Burke, Va. 5-7 157 Jr. Oakland, Md. 5-11 174 So. Oakland, Md. 5-6 141 Sr. Buckhannon, W. Va. 5-7 125 Fr. Streetsboro, Ohio 5-5 141 Fr. Clearfield, Pa. 5-6 133 So. Clay, W.Va. 5-8 149 So. Alexandria, Va. 5-6 133 Jr. Winchester, Va. 6-2 165 Jr. West Chester, Pa. 6-2 197 Fr. Billerica, Mass. 6-1 HWT So. Philadelphia, Pa. 5-11 157 So. Erie, Pa.

Head Coach: Craig Turnbull (35th season) Associate Head Coach: Greg Jones (Eighth season) Assistant Coach: Danny Felix (Fifth season)

Probable Starters 125 133 141 149 157 165 174 184 197 HWT

Cory Stainbrook Nathan Pennesi Colin Johnston Mike Morales Brutus Scheffel or Jason Luster Ross Renzi Bubba Scheffel Mac Mancuso Leo Trindade AJ Vizcarrondo or Wayne Purnell

Pronunciation Guide

Name First Last Christian Chirico She-rico Nathan Pennesi Penn-ay-zee Brutus Scheffel Chef-el Bubba Scheffel Chef-el Leonardo Trindade Trin-Dad

By Class

Freshmen: 11 Sophomores: 13 Juniors: 5 Seniors: 6

By State/Country Pennsylvania: 11 Virginia: 5 New Jersey: 4 Maryland: 4 West Virginia: 3 New York: 1 Ohio: 1 Connecticut: 1 Delaware: 1 Massachusetts: 1 Nevada: 1 Tennessee: 1 Germany: 1

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Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown 5-4 125 Jr. Levittown, NY. 5-7 125 Fr. Streetsboro, Ohio

Nathan Pennesi Daniel Suite Jr. Gage Swartz

5-7 5-6 5-6

133 133 133

Sr. So. Jr.

Latrobe, Pa. Clay, W.Va. Winchester, Va.

Colin Johnston Tyler Millward Steven Quinn Joseph Schiff Christian Stone

5-7 5-10 5-7 5-6 5-5

141 141 141 141 141

Sr. Fr. So. Sr. Fr.

Eighty-Four, Pa. State College, Pa. West Chester, Pa. Buckhannon, W. Va. Clearfield, Pa.

Terrence Demery II Tre Miller-Scott Michael Morales Roman Perryman Andrew Sutherland

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

149 149 149 149 149

Sr. So. Jr. Jr. So.

Nuremburg, German Swatara, Pa. Brick, NJ Springfield, Va. Alexandria, Va.

Louis Colonna Brutus Scheffel Jason Luster Tim Wheeling

5-6 5-7 5-7 5-11

157 157 165 157

Fr. Jr. So. So.

Montgomery, N.J Oakland, Md. Pittsburgh, Pa. Erie, Pa.

Zach Heeter Ross Renzi Greg Thurston

5-9 5-9 6-2

165 165 165

Fr. So. Jr.

Beavertown, Pa. Burke, Va. West Chester, Pa.

Warren Boord Christian Chirico Bubba Scheffel

6-0 5-11 5-11

174 174 174

Fr. So. So.

Severna Park, MD Palmyra, Va. Oakland, Md.

Elliot Antler Mark Colabucci Mac Mancuso

5-10 5-11 5-10

184 184 184

Fr. So. Sr.

Hebron, Ct. Laurel, Md. Atlantic City, N.J.

Bryson Begley Ryder Newman Anthony Prendiamano Leonardo Trindade

6-0 6-0 5-10 6-2

197 197 197 197

Fr. Fr. So. Fr.

Kingsport, TN. Las Vegas, NV. Manchester, NJ. Billerica, Mass.

Chris Nelson Dink Purnell A.J. Vizcarrondo

5-11 5-11 6-1

HWT HWT HWT

So. Fr. So.

Sophia, W.Va. Wilmington, Del. Philadelphia, Pa.

ROSTER BY CLASS WVU WEIGHT

Name John Pellegrino Cory Stainbrook

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• Returned to the mat after missing the previous two seasons due to shoulder injuries • Ranked as high as No. 17 to begin the season • Battled through various injuries on his way to a 7-12 record • Started 10 dual meets • Recorded one win by fall and one win by tech fall • Tallied 15 takedowns, 17 escapes and 58 dual points • Competed at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational • Placed fourth at the Big 12 Championships

At West Virginia in 2011-12 • Medical redshirt

At West Virginia in 2010-11 • Redshirted

At West Virginia in 2009-10

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

At West Virginia in 2008-09 • • • •

Had a standout season as a true freshman Posted a 9-9 overall mark, with an 8-6 dual record Registered 24 takedowns and 12 near-fall points Finished second at the EWL Championships at 141 pounds, losing in a close match to 13th-ranked Tyler Nauman of Pitt, 4-3, in the title bout

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Four-year grappler at Canon-McMillan High Coached by former WVU wrestler Chris Mary Captained squad for two years Ranked 35th nationally by InterMat Posted a 164-10 career high school record 2006 PIAA State Champion Finished the 2007 PIAA Tournament as runner-up Placed third in the 2008 PIAA Tournament Three-time POWERade Champion (2004, 2005, 2007) 2006 POWERade runner-up Was a four-time WPIAL Class AAA Champion on the Dapper Dan Team One of only 16 wrestlers in WPIAL history to win four championships Selected to wrestle for the Dream Team in the 2008 Dream Team Classic, a tournament comprised of 13 of the 14 top-ranked seniors in the nation 2007 Junior National Freestyle Champion Member of Quest School of Wrestling

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

Johnston’s Career Statistics

Year W L Dual Conf Falls NCAA 2009 9 9 8-6 4-2 1 2010 21 4 10-3 5-1 6 2011 Redshirted 2012 Medical Redshirt 2013 7 12 4-6 0-4 1 Totals 37 25 22-15 9-7 8 -


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Mac Mancuso 5-10, 184 | Senior | Atlantic City, N.J.

At West Virginia in 2012-13 • Did not compete

At West Virginia in 2011-12 • • • • •

Compiled an 18-9 record Started seven dual meets, including two EWL matches, at 197 pounds Placed first at the Washington & Jefferson Tournament Placed third at the Navy Classic Competed in the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational and the Reno Tournament of Champions • Placed fifth at the EWL Championships • Had 58 dual points for and 45 dual points against

At West Virginia in 2010-11

• Earned a 13-4 mark for the year participating in three tournaments • Came in third place at the Washington & Jefferson College Open, going 5-1 at the event with wins over opponents from West Liberty, Lock Haven, Seton Hill and Mercyhurst • Also came in third place at the Navy Classic, again going 5-1 for the day with wins over opponents from Navy, Bucknell and Campbell • Achieved a 3-2 mark at the Reno Tournament of Champions, including wins over Jake Rice (SW Oregon), Kelan Bragg (Cal-Poly) and Ryan Garringer (Ohio)

At West Virginia in 2009-10 • Redshirted

Prep

• Three-year wrestling letterwinner at Holy Spirit High under his father, Tim Mancuso • Four-time N.J. Catholic Invitational Champion • Three-time District 32 and Region 8 champion • Three-time placewinner at state tournament (took first, second and sixth) • Was Holy Spirit’s first state champion • Earned second-, fourth- and sixth-place finishes at the Beast of the East Tournament • At one point was ranked in the top-15 nationally – top 5 in his weight class

Personal • • • • •

Son of Tim and Marg Mancuso Birthday is Oct. 31 Brother, Chris, played football at Rhode Island Majoring in criminology Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Mancuso’s Career Statistics

Year W L Dual Conf Falls NCAA 2010 Redshirted 2011 13 4 0-0 0-0 1 2012 18 9 5-2 1-1 0 2013 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 Totals 31 13 5-2 1-1 1 -

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

WRESTLING • Beat two ranked opponents, No. 8 Kelly Kubec of Oregon State and No. 32 John Trumbetti of Lock Haven • Came in second at the Reno Tournament of Champions, falling to No. 2 Andrew Hochstrasser of Boise State in the final • Named EWL Wrestler of the Week on Dec. 20 following the event • Placed second at the Washington and Jefferson College Open • Won his first 10 matches of the year

At West Virginia in 2009-10 At West Virginia in 2012-13

• Had a team-best 22-11 record • Ranked as high as No. 12 during the season • Was the team’s lone qualifier for the NCAA Championships, his third consecutive trip • Went 1-2 and scored his first career victory at the NCAA Championships, a 5-3 decision over Army’s Connor Hanafee • Missed three weeks of action due to a broken left third metacarpal • Led the team in near fall points (12), tech falls (4) and victories over ranked opponents (2) • Earned victories over No. 19 Trevor Melde of Rutgers and No. 20 Luke Goettl of Iowa State • Tied for the team lead in dual meet wins (8) and major decisions (3) • Scored eight takedowns, eight escapes, two reversals and 46 dual points • Was recognized as a team captain and received the George Nedeff Outstanding Wrestler Award • Placed fourth at the Big 12 Championships • Placed sixth at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational and third at the Reno Tournament of Champions • Named Second Team Academic All-Big 12

At West Virginia in 2011-12

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

At West Virginia in 2010-11

• Earned a 24-8 record, second-best on the team • Qualified for the NCAA Championships for the first time • Came in second place at the EWL Championships, losing a close match to Eric Morrill of Edinboro in the championship match • Ranked as high as No. 12 during the year • Started every match for the team at 133 pounds • Led the team with the most near-fall points (101), major decision wins (11) and tech falls (3) • Had the second-best dual record (13-2), winning streak (10), takedowns (57) and tied for second for EWL record (7-2) • Earned 44 dual points to his opponents’ six

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Prep

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

Personal • • • • • •

Son of Richard, a former WVU wrestler, and Michele Pennesi Birthday is Dec. 12 Has one sister Majoring in engineering Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Pennesi’s Career Statistics

Year W L Dual 2010 Redshirted 2011 24 8 13-2 2012 29 10 9-4 2013 22 11 8-2 Totals 75 29 30-8

Conf Falls NCAA 7-2 4-2 2-3 13-7

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Terrence Demery II

Joseph Schiff

5-8, 149 | Senior | Nuremburg, Germany

At West Virginia in 2012-13

• Finished the season with a 5-6 record • Competed at the Wolfpack Open, Navy Classic and National Collegiate Open

At West Virginia in 2011-12

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

At West Virginia in 2010-11

• Finished the season 1-2 overall Coached by Keith Smith Finished with a 161-20 overall record Came in fourth place at states as a freshman Second-place finish as a senior Team captain junior and senior years

Personal • • • • • •

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

Demery’s Career Statistics

Year W L 2011 1 2 2012 2 4 2013 5 6 Totals 8 12

At West Virginia in 2012-13

• Did not compete in varsity action

At West Virginia in 2011-12

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

At West Virginia in 2010-11

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

At West Virginia in 2009-10 • Redshirted

Prep • • • • •

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

Dual Conf Falls NCAA 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 -

Prep

• Coached by J.P. Tenny at Buckhannon-Upshur High • Three-year letterman • Also competed in lacrosse, lettering two years and serving as a team captain for one

Personal • • • •

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

Schiff’s Career Statistics

Year W L Dual Conf Falls NCAA 2010 Redshirted 2011 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 2012 1 2 0-0 0-0 0 2013 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 Totals 1 2 0-0 0-0 0 -

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Michael Morales 5-6, 149 | Junior | Brick, N.J.

At West Virginia in 2012-13 • Redshirted

At West Virginia in 2011-12

• Finished the season with an 18-4 record • Qualified for the NCAA Championships for the first time • Lost to eventual national-runner up Montell Marion of Iowa in a tightly contested match in the first round of the national tournament • Won the first EWL title of his career, taking a 7-6 decision from Edinboro’s Mitchell Port in the finals • Ranked as high as No. 26 throughout the season • Entered the starting lineup on Jan. 6 vs. Maryland • Posted an 8-2 record in all dual meets • Had a 5-1 mark in EWL dual meets • Tied for second on the team with eight wins by fall • Also had three wins by major decision and one by technical fall • Accumulated 53 dual points for and 32 against • Racked up eight wins by fall

At West Virginia in 2010-11

• Made a smooth transition from high school with an 18-11 record as a true freshman • Named to the Amateur Wrestling News’ All-Rookie Team • Came in third at the EWL Championships, beating three opponents and falling only to No. 14 Matt Bonson of Lock Haven by a 6-5 decision in the second round • Started every match for the team at 141-pounds • Had a 7-3 mark against EWL opponents and a 9-6 dual record • Outscored dual opponents 39-24 • Had the fifth-best mark on the team for number of wins (18) and third-best spot for major decisions (6) • Had six major decision wins, 26 near-fall points and 43 takedowns for the year • Also won four matches by fall, the fastest being in 0:57 over Adam Householder of Thiel College

Prep • • • • • •

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

Personal • • • •

Son of Ralph and Blanca Morales Birthday is June 13 Has one brother Majoring in criminology

Morales’ Career Statistics

Year W L Dual Conf Falls NCAA 2011 18 11 9-6 7-3 4 2012 18 4 8-2 5-1 8 0-2 2013 Redshirted Totals 36 15 17-8 12-4 12 0-2

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Brutus Scheffel 5-7, 157 | Junior | Oakland, Md.

At West Virginia in 2012-13 • • • • •

Completed the season with a 10-12 record Missed nearly two months of action due to a high ankle sprain Started six dual meets and had one victory against a Big 12 opponent Placed fifth at the Reno Tournament of Champions Placed fourth at the Big 12 Championships

At West Virginia in 2011-12

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

At West Virginia in 2010-11

• Redshirt season • Gained valuable experience in the practice room

Prep

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

Personal • • • •

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

Scheffel’s Career Statistics

Year W L Dual Conf Falls NCAA 2011 Redshirted 2012 18 15 6-6 2-4 1 2013 10 12 2-4 0-1 1 Totals 28 27 8-10 2-5 2 -

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John Pellegrino

Gage Swartz

5-4, 125 | Junior | Levittown, NY.

Prep

• Attended Nassau Community College • Took 2nd at the National tournament during his redshirt freshman year

High School

• Wrestled at Division Avenue High School under Coach Bob Bennet • Was a four year letter winner in Wrestling where he was a three year captain • Was 1st his senior year in the All Country tournament • Fifth in the entire state within the 125 weight class • Also participated in Track, Lacrosse, and soccer • All country and captain during junior and senior year of soccer

Personal • • • •

Son of Jon and Terry Pellegrino Has one older sister Birthday is December 8 Majoring in Sociology

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

5-6, 133 | Junior | Winchester, Va.

At West Virginia in 2012-13

• Completed the season with a 2-5 record • Started at 125 pounds against Penn State • Competed at the Wolfpack Open and the National Collegiate Open

Prep • • • • • • •

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

Personal • • • • •

Son of Terry and Katrina Swartz An only child Birthday is Jan. 25 Majoring in exercise physiology Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Swartz’s Career Statistics

Year W 2013 2

At West Virginia in 2012-13 • • • •

Greg Thurston

Recorded a 4-6 record Started dual meets against Rutgers and Clarion Notched one victory by fall Competed in the Wolfpack Open and the Edinboro Open

6-2, 165 | Junior | West Chester, Pa.

At West Virginia in 2011-12

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

Prep • • • •

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

Personal • • • •

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

Perryman’s Career Statistics

Year W L 2012 3 4 2013 4 6 Totals 7 10

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Dual Conf Falls NCAA 1-0 0-0 0 0-2 0-0 1 1-2 0-0 1 -

L Dual Conf Falls NCAA 5 0-0 0-0 0 -

At West Virginia in 2012-13

• Recorded one victory in varsity competition • Competed at the Clarion Open, Wolfpack Open and the Navy Classic

Prep

• Attended West Chester Rustin High • Coached by Tony Fabri

Personal • • • •

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

Thurston’s Career Statistics

Year W 2013 1

L Dual Conf Falls NCAA 6 0-0 0-0 0 -


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Mark Colabucci

Christian Chirico

5-11, 184 | Sophomore | Laurel, Md.

5-11, 174 | Sophomore | Palmyra, Va.

At West Virginia in 2012-13

• Recorded two victories in varsity competition, both of which came by fall • Competed at the Wolfpack Open, Navy Classic and Reno Tournament of Champions • Missed the second half of the season due to an eye injury

At West Virginia in 2011-12 • Redshirted

Prep

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

Personal • • • • •

Son of Paul and Sandra Chirico One of four children Birthday is Dec. 5 Majoring in petroleum and natural gas engineering Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Chirico’s Career Statistics

Year W L Dual Conf Falls NCAA 2012 Redshirted 2013 2 7 0-0 0-0 2 Totals 2 7 0-0 0-0 2 -

At West Virginia in 2012-13 • • • •

Complied an 11-17 record Recorded one tech fall, one pin and four major decisions Started five dual meets, including three Big 12 Conference dual meets Competed at the Navy Classic and the Reno Tournament of Champions

At West Virginia in 2011-12 • Redshirted

Prep • • • • •

Attended Reservoir High Coached by Ryan Kanaskie, who wrestled at Penn State FloNationals All-American Two-time 3A/4A Maryland state champion Two-time 3A/4A Maryland regional champion

Personal • • • • • •

Son of Kevin and Patricia Colabucci Has two brothers Birthday is Dec. 5 Majoring in sport and exercise psychology Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Colabucci’s Career Statistics

Year W L Dual Conf Falls NCAA 2012 Redshirted 2013 11 17 0-5 0-3 1 Totals 11 17 0-5 0-3 1 -

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Tre Miller-Scott

Jason Luster

5-5, 149 | Sophomore | Swatara, Pa.

5-7, 157 | Sophomore | Pittsburgh, Pa.

At West Virginia in 2012-13 • • • • •

Completed the season with a 6-12 record Started nine dual meets and earned one Big 12 victory Had one victory by fall Competed at the Reno Tournament of Champions Placed fourth at the Big 12 Championships

Prep

• Attended Pittsburgh Central Catholic • Was coached by Sonny Abe • Ranked by InterMat as the 41st-best wrestler overall, 14th-best wrestler in the country in his weight class and the third-best wrestler in the state of Pennsylvania at that weight • Compiled a 37-2 overall record and placed second in the PIAA state wrestling tournament in 2011 • Placed first in the Ironman tournament • Placed first in the Beast of the East tournament • Placed first at the prep nationals

Personal • • • •

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

Luster’s Career Statistics

Year W L Dual Conf Falls NCAA 2013 6 12 3-6 1-3 1 Totals 6 12 3-6 1-3 1 -

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At West Virginia in 2012-13

• Recorded six victories in his first season of varsity competition • Started six dual meets, including four Big 12 Conference dual meets • Competed in five tournaments, including the Navy Classic and the Reno Tournament of Champions

At West Virginia in 2011-12 • Redshirted

Prep

• Two-time state qualifier at Central Dauphin East High • Took first and second place at sectionals • Also played football

Personal • • • •

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

Miller-Scott’s Career Statistics

Year W L Dual Conf Falls NCAA 2012 Redshirted 2013 6 16 0-6 0-4 0 Totals 6 16 0-6 0-4 0 -


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Chris Nelson

Ross Renzi

5-11, HWT | Sophomore | Sophia, W.Va.

At West Virginia in 2012-13

• Did not participate in varsity competition

Prep • • • • • • • •

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

Personal • • • •

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

Nelson’s Career Statistics

Year W 2013 0 Totals 0

L Dual Conf Falls NCAA 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 -

5-9, 165 | Sophomore | Burke, Va.

At West Virginia in 2012-13 • • • •

Finished his first season of varsity competition with eight victories Started 14 duals Won two matches by fall Earned WVU’s Varsity Sports Athlete of the Week Honors on Nov. 5 after earning two victories at the Terrapin Duals • Placed fourth at the Big 12 Championships • Competed at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational and the Reno Tournament of Champions • Recorded 11 takedowns, 15 escapes and 39 dual points

At West Virginia in 2011-12 • Redshirted

Prep • • • • •

Attended Lake Braddock High Four-time district champion Regional champion Four-time state qualifier Ranked No.1 in state before suffering knee injury

Personal • • • •

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

Renzi’s Career Statistics

Steven Quinn

Year W L Dual Conf Falls NCAA 2012 Redshirted 2013 8 18 4-10 1-4 2 Totals 8 18 4-10 1-4 2 -

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

At West Virginia in 2012-13

• Did not participate in varsity competition

Prep

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

Personal • • • •

Son of Terry and Lynne Quinn Has one sister Birthday is Sept. 30 Majoring in business

Quinn’s Career Statistics

Year W 2013 0 Totals 0

L Dual Conf Falls NCAA 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 -

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Bubba Scheffel

Daniel Suite Jr.

5-11, 174 | Sophomore | Oakland, Md.

At West Virginia in 2012-13 • • • • • • • •

Completed his first season of varsity competition with a 12-7 record Was recognized as a team captain and the team’s Rookie of the Year Led the team with four wins by fall Had a 7-6 record in 13 dual meets started His 57 dual points for were good for second on the team Recorded 16 takedowns, 13 escapes, 10 near fall points and two reversals Placed sixth at the Reno Tournament of Champions Placed third at the Big 12 Championships

Virginia Tech (2011-12) • Redshirted

Prep • • • • • • • • •

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

Personal • • • • • • •

Son of George and Evelyn Scheffel Brother, Brutus, is also a member of the team Given name is Jakob Has one brother and three sisters Birthday is Oct. 1 Majoring in civil engineering Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Scheffel’s Career Statistics

Year W L Dual Conf Falls NCAA 2013 12 7 7-6 2-4 4 Totals 12 7 7-6 2-4 4 -

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5-6, 133 | Sophomore | Clay, W.Va.

At West Virginia in 2012-13

• Had a 4-8 record • Competed at the Clarion Open, Wolfpack Open, Navy Classic and the National Collegiate Open

Prep • • • • •

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

Personal • • • • •

Son of Daniel and Lori Suite An only child Birthday is Aug. 30 Majoring in geography Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Suite’s Career Statistics

Year W 2013 4 Totals 4

L Dual Conf Falls NCAA 8 0-0 0-0 0 8 0-0 0-0 0 -


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Andrew Sutherland

A.J. Vizcarrondo

5-8, 149 | Sophomore | Alexandria, Va.

At West Virginia in 2012-13

• Did not participate in varsity competition

Prep • • • •

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

Personal • • • • •

Son of David and Bonnie Sutherland Has one brother Birthday is Nov. 14 Enrolled in general studies Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Sutherland’s Career Statistics

Year W 2013 0 Totals 0

L Dual Conf Falls NCAA 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 -

Tim Wheeling 5-11, 157 | Sophomore | Erie, Pa.

6-1, HWT | Sophomore | Philadelphia, Pa.

At West Virginia in 2012-13

• Compiled a 6-12 record • Started 10 dual meets at 197 pounds • Placed fourth at the Big 12 Championships

Prep

• Attended Wyoming Seminary College Prep • Coached by Scott Green • Ranked by WRESTLING USA MAGAZINE as the 89th-best wrestler overall and fifth-best wrestler in the country in his weight class • Placed second in consecutive years at the national preps • Was the NHSCA national champion as a sophomore • Finished third at the 2010 Beast of the East tournament • Placed sixth at the 2010 ASICS Junior Nationals • ASICS Fargo Junior Greco All-American

Personal • • • • •

Son of Anthony and Elsie Vizcarrondo Has three brothers Birthday is Sept. 26 Enrolled in general studies Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Vizcarrondo’s Career Statistics

Year W L Dual Conf Falls NCAA 2013 6 12 3-7 1-2 0 Totals 6 12 3-7 1-2 0 -

At West Virginia in 2012-13

• Earned a 5-7 record • Competed at the Mercyhurst Open, Cleveland State Open and Edinboro Open

Prep • • • • • • •

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

Personal • • • • •

Son of Michael and Theresa Wheeling Has one sister Birthday is Feb. 25 Majoring in engineering Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Wheeling’s Career Statistics

Year W 2013 5 Totals 5

L Dual Conf Falls NCAA 7 0-2 0-1 1 7 0-2 0-1 1 -

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Dink Purnell

Cory Stainbrook

5-11, HWT | Freshman | Wilmington, Del.

At West Virginia in 2012-13

At West Virginia in 2012-13

• Redshirted

• Redshirted

Prep • • • • • • • •

Prep

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

• Attended Walsh Jesuit High • Coached by Bill Barger • Four-time placewinner at the OHSAA state wrestling tournament (sixth, third, second, second) • Placed third at the 2010 Ironman tournament • Placed third at the Powerade Christmas Wrestling tournament • Placed second at FloNationals • Participated in the Disney Duals

Personal

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

Purnell’s Career Statistics

Year W L Dual 2013 Redshirted Totals 0 0 0-0

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5-7, 125 | Freshman | Streetsboro, Ohio

Conf Falls NCAA 0-0

0

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Personal • • • • •

Son of Tom and Tammy Stainbrook Has one brother Birthday is Feb. 19 Majoring in sport and exercise psychology Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Stainbrook’s Career Statistics

Year W L Dual 2013 Redshirted Totals 0 0 0-0

Conf Falls NCAA 0-0

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Elliot Antler

Warren Boord

Class: Fr. Hometown: Severna Park, Md. Height: 6-0 Weight: 175

Class: Fr. Hometown: Hebron, Conn. Height: 5-10 Weight: 184

High School

High School

• Went to Xavier High School and wrestled for coach Mike Cunningham

Personal • • • •

Son of Efrem and Karen Antler Has one sister Birthday is June 17 Majoring in criminology

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• • • •

Son of Warren and Jurjan Boord Has one sister Birthday is June 26 Majoring in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

Zach Heeter

Class: Fr. Hometown: Kingsport, Tenn. Height: 6-0 Weight: 197

Class: Fr. Hometown: Beavertown, Pa. Height: 5-9 Weight: 165

Graduated from Dobyins-Bennett High School Wrestled under coach Buzzy Mann Had a career 151 wins 54 wins during his senior year were most in school history Ranked fourth in FBLA State Was a freestyle and Greco state champion Also member of the football and baseball teams

Personal

Personal

Bryson Begley

High School • • • • • • •

• Wrestled at Annapolis Area Christian School under coach Logan Putnam • Four year member of the varsity program • Captain during his junior and senior year • Lost just seven matches during his final season • Was first in MAWA South Regional Qualifier during senior year

Son of Joe and Kim Begley Has one brother and one sister Birthday is July 5 Majoring in petroleum and natural gas engineering

High School

• Attended Midd-West High School • Wrestled for coach Clint Swartz • Career 137-37 in matches • Third in 2013 PIAA State Freestyle • Qualifier for famed Fargo Tournament in Fargo, North Dakota • District 4 first team All-State • Pennsylvania Academic wrestling second team

Personal • • • •

Son of Daniel and Kelly Heeter Has one brother Birthday is April 8 Majoring in wildlife and fisheries

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Tyler Millward

Christian Stone

Class: Fr. Hometown: State College, Pa. Height: 5-10 Weight: 141

Class: Fr. Hometown: Clearfield, Pa. Height: 5-5 Weight: 141

High School • • • •

Attended State College High School Wrestled for coach Chad Dubin Was a Pennsylvania Regional Qualifier Qualified for MAWA National

Personal • • • • •

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Son of Ron Millward and Sarah Nolten Member of West Virginia University ROTC Is an only child Birthday is April 11 Majoring in business

High School

• Graduated from Clearfield High School • Wrestled under coach Jeff Aveni • Career record of 128-27 • Four time District Champion • Four time State Qualifier • Placed third at the Escape the Rock Tournament • Three time Top Heat Champion • Two time Tool City and New Oxford Champion • Member of Academic Honor Roll

Personal

• Son of Damon Stone and Bethany McCracken • Birthday is April 14 • Majoring in engineering

Ryder Newman

Leonardo Trindade

Class: Fr. Hometown: Billerica, Mass. Height: 6-2 Weight: 197

Class: Fr. Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev. Height: 6-0 Weight: 195

High School

• Attended Green Valley High School where he wrestled under coach Jon Ferry • Four time All American and ranked within the top 20 in the nation • Was a Nevada State Champion • Reno Toc Wrestling Tournament Champion which showcases the best high school talent in the country and is dubbed the “Toughest Tournament in the USA.”

Personal • • • •

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Son of Randy and Sue Newman Has two sisters Birthday is January 7th Enrolled in general studies

High School

• Wrestled at Billerica Memorial High under coach Robert Bellanger • 2 time All American Wrestler • All conference in both wrestling and soccer • Captain of wrestling team

Personal • • • •

Son of Wilson and Leila Trindade Has one brother and two sisters Birthday is November 9 Majoring in criminology and hopes to become an FBI Agent


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Returning Talent

WVU returns a three-time NCAA Championships qualifier in senior Nathan Pennesi. Pennesi spent time last season competing in the 141 pound weight class. He qualified for the NCAA Championships and tallied his first win at the championships against Army’s Connor Hanafee, 5-3. Joining Pennesi from last season are sophomore Bubba Scheffel and Brutus Scheffel. Bubba is one of two returners that wrestled to a winning record a year ago, recording a 12-7 mark in the 174 pound weight class. Brutus competed at 149 pound and finished the season 10-12 overall. After taking a year away from the program, senior Mac Mancuso returns to the program at the 184 pound weight class. In 2011-12, he compiled an 18-9 record, including finishing first at the Washington & Jefferson Tournament.

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Newcomers

Coach Craig Turnbull signed seven recruits to the 2013-14 class. Heading up the class for the Mountaineers is freshmen Leonardo Trindade, who comes to Morgantown after wrestling to two Massachusetts state titles and 134 career wins in high school, including a 99-1 record over his final two seasons, and Ryder Newman. Newman won two Nevada state titles and finished his high school career with 172 wins.

In the Polls

Senior Nathan Pennesi has been ranked in several preseason polls, including: Wrestling Insider Newsmagazine, Intermat, D1CollegeWrestling.net, Amateur Wrestling News and Wrestling News. Pennesi has been tabbed as high as No. 13 by Wrestling Insider Newsmagazine. Mike Morales was ranked No. 23 by D1CollegeWrestling.net. Morales redshirted last season, but finished the 2011-12 season 18-4 overall and qualified for the NCAA Championships. He won the Eastern Wrestling League title and was ranked as high as No. 26 during the season.

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The Mountaineers Return Six Starters This Year

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New to the Lineup

With several openings open in the lineup after last season’s seniors departure, WVU looks to a combination of newcomers and redshirt freshmen to fill the positions. Redshirt freshman Cory Stainbrook is expected to fill-in at the 125 pound weight class after compiling a 14-3 record wrestling unattached last year. At 184 pound, senior Mac Mancuso returns to the Mountaineers after taking a year off from the sport. In 2011-12, Mancuso wrestled to 18 wins and two top-three finishes during the season. Freshman Leonardo Trindade is expected to make an impact at the 197lb. weight class. Trindade comes off 99 wins over the past two years at Billerica High School in Billerica, Mass., and earning two state titles. The heavyweight weight class will be competed for by redshirt freshman Wayne Purnell, who tallied nine wins unattached last season, and sophomore A.J. Vizcarrondo, who wrestled at the 197 pound position last year.

Seeking Fourth Trip

Senior Nathan Pennesi has made three trips to the NCAA Championships in his career at WVU. Last season, he recorded his first win at the championships, defeating Army’s Connor Hanafee, 5-3. Pennesi has yet to compete in 2013-14, but is expected to wrestle his first match on Friday, Nov. 15, at Iowa State.

2013-14 Schedule

The Mountaineers’ schedule features three opponents ranked in the top 10 of the season’s first NWCA Coaches Poll in No. 3 Oklahoma, No. 5 Oklahoma State and No. 9 Edinboro. WVU adds the Virginia Duals, Mercyhurst Laker Open, Harold Nichols Open and Hoosier Duals to this year’s slate. Coach Craig Turnbull’s scheduling philosophy for this season is different than in years past in that the Mountaineers will be competing in more dual meets than tournaments to begin the year. With a young team, Turnbull is looking to gain as much experience early on before wrestling the nation’s top squads at the end of the year.

Big 12 Conference

The Mountaineers enter their second season in the Big 12 Conference. WVU searches for its first dual win as a member of the Big 12 Conference. The Mountaineers finished fourth in its first season in the conference.

Entering 2013-14, three of the four members of the Big 12 landed spots in the National Wrestling Coaches Association/Amateur Wrestling Newsmagazine’s Preseason Top 25. Oklahoma State led the way at No. 3, followed by Oklahoma at No. 5 and Iowa State coming in at No. 16.

Beauty and the Beast

For the third time, the West Virginia University wrestling and gymnastics teams will host the Beauty and the Beast. On Feb. 14, the wrestling team will compete against Clarion, while the gymnastics team hosts Pitt. The event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. in the WVU Coliseum. In its inaugural showing, both squads welcomed Michigan State to Morgantown. Over 3,200 fans showed their support for the Mountaineers. Last season, the wrestling team fell to Ohio as the gymnastics team defeated Big 12 foe Iowa State.

Leadership by Success

Coach Craig Turnbull enter his 35th season at the helm of WVU wrestling. Turnbull has produced five individual national champions and 18 All-Americans. The Mountaineers have claimed six Eastern Wrestling League crowns and 12 top-25 finished at the NCAA Championships since Turnbull took over in 1979. He is the seventh-winningest coach in the NCAA with 285 career victories. Associate head coach Greg Jones enters his eighth season on the bench. Jones is a natural fit for the position after completing what is undoubtedly the best career in WVU history. During his Mountaineer career, he became one of only 20 wrestlers in NCAA history to win national titles at two different weight classes. The 6-foot-1-inch grappler won a title as a freshman at 174 pounds and two more as a junior and senior at 184 pounds. Jones became the first Mountaineer to be named the NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler. He is also a four-time Eastern Wrestling League champion and WVU’s all-time leader in wins with a 126-4 record. Assistant Coach Danny Felix enters his fifth season with the West Virginia University wrestling team. His success as a wrestler has made him invaluable to the Mountaineers’ staff. In June of 2009, Felix worked his way on to one of the most prestigious teams – the U.S. World Team. He was one of seven freestyle wrestlers to earn a spot on the team, and Felix competed in Herning, Denmark, at the 2009 World Wrestling Championships. Felix garnered the bronze medal at the 2008 U.S. Open. In 1995, Felix earned All-America status at Arizona State in the 118-pound weight class. 53


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Probable Starters 125: Cory Stainbrook

Cory Stainbrook enters the 2013-14 season as a redshirt freshman. Last year, Stainbrook led all Mountaineer reserves with 14 wins. He recorded a final record of 14-3 and tallied two pins. In his prep career, Stainbrook placed at the OHSAA state wrestling tournament four times (sixth, third, second, second). He also finished third at the 2010 Ironman tournament and second at FloNationals. “Cory accumulated a good amount of matches in his redshirt season, and he went overtime with last year’s starter, Shane Young. It shows he is capable of wrestling at a very high level. He was very competitive nationally out of the state of Ohio.”

133: Nathan Pennesi

Nathan Pennesi is a three-time national qualifier and led the Mountaineers with 22 wins last season. Pennesi was ranked as high as No. 12 in 2012-13, and was the lone WVU wrestler to qualify for the NCAA Championships. He defeated two ranked opponents in No. 19 Trevor Melde of Rutgers and No. 20 Luke Goettl of Iowa State. Pennesi earned top finishes at the Big 12 Championships and the Reno Tournament of Champions, coming in fourth and third respectively. “Nathan had gone home over the summer and came back committed to wrestle at 133 pounds. He knew it would take a lot of work, but he knew 133 was the best weight for him to place at the national tournament. Nathan is one of the most disciplined wrestlers on the team. He comes in every morning at a set time.”

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141: Colin Johnston

Colin Johnston made his return to the mat last season after sitting out two seasons with shoulder injuries. He was ranked as high as No. 17 during the year. Johnston tallied 15 takedowns and 58 dual points on his way to a fourth place finish at the Big 12 Championships. “After going to 133 pounds last year and being out the two years before that, it was challenging for Colin to come back. He had a few injuries and weight management issues last season, so it was very difficult for him at that weight. He wasn’t sure 141 was big enough, but he wrestled at university nationals in the spring and beat some very good people at 145, and felt confident being at 141.”

149: Mike Morales

Mike Morales is coming off a redshirt year. As a sophomore, Morales posted an 18-4 record and qualifies for the NCAA Championships for the first time in his career. Morales won his first Eastern Wrestling League title, defeating Edinboro’s Mitchell Port, 7-6. He recorded eight pins and 53 dual-meet points. “Mike, we feel, has the potential to be an All-American. He defeated (Mitchell) Port of Edinboro his first year competing and then again two years ago in the EWL finals. We felt that with the talent we have at 141, if he worked diligently, he could excel at 149 pounds.”

157: Brutus Scheffel

Brutus Scheffel will move up a weight class after completing the 2012-13 season 10-12 at 149 pounds. Scheffel started six dual meets, and placed fifth at the Reno Tournament of Champions and fourth at the Big 12 Championships. He was one of four WVU starters to amass double-digit wins last season. Scheffel is 28-27 entering 2013-14. “Scheffel wrestled great in the summer and really looks a level up from where he was last season. How he wrestled was very impressive.”


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165: Ross Renzi

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Ross Renzi was one of three freshman to appear in the starting lineup last year. Renzi went 8-18 and won two bouts by fall. He placed fourth at the Big 12 Championships, and recorded 11 takdedowns, 15 escapes and 39 dual-meet points. “Renzi had a good freshman year. It was a learning experience for him last year and he has responded in all the right ways. He has been putting the time in the room in. You could come in during the summer hearing bad music and see Renzi working out. He has been having a good early season.”

174: Bubba Scheffel

Bubba Scheffel led the Mountaineers with four wins by fall in 201213 and was one of three starters to post a winning record. Scheffel went 12-7 in his first year of competition after transferring from Virginia Tech. His quickest pin came in just 37 seconds. Scheffel earned 57 dual-meet points and recorded 16 takedowns. He placed sixth at the Reno Tournament of Champions and third at the Big 12 Championships. “Bubba wrestled very competitively as a freshman. He is as goal oriented and determined to be a national champion than anyone in the lineup. I told him the story of Sam Kline and how he made a decision to be good when he wasn’t. Bubba took that and would call Greg Jones all summer and gets as much time as he could in the room. Bubba Scheffel will be very successful in the long run.”

184: Mac Mancuso

Mac Mancuso returns to the WVU wrestling program after taking last season away from the sport. Mancuso has posted winning records in each of his two season of competition, including a career-best 18-9 record in 2011-12. He placed at three tournaments, including first at the Washington & Jefferson Tournament, third at the Navy Classic and fifth at the Eastern Wrestling League Championships. “Mac was on the team for a period of time and decided he no longer wanted to wrestle. It was an interesting story because his dad was a wrestling coach and was on scholarship. But I think what happened was he got confused on why he was wrestling. He took a year off and wanted to come back. Since, he has never looked better and he is wrestling for all the right reasons with a lot of purpose.”

197: Leo Trindade

Leo Trindade is the lone true freshman expected to make an appearance in the Mountaineers’ starting lineup. Trindade comes to Morgantown from Billerica, Ma., where he was a two time All-American wrestler and also a standout soccer player. Trindade finished his prep career with 134 wins, including a 99-1 mark over his final two seasons. “Leo is from New England and had a lot of success at the national tournament in high school. He has only wrestled since the middle of ninth grade, and even for a freshman, is not very experienced. He is just an athlete though. He was one of New England’s better soccer players and boxed before he wrestled. There is a lot of upside in Leo, and we will see if he can step in and make a quick adjustment.”

HWT: A.J. Vizcarrondo or Dink Purnell

A.J. Vizcarrondo will move up a weight class from wrestling 197 pounds last season. As a true freshman, Vizcarrondo posted a mark of 6-12, including three victories in dual meets. He competed at the Reno Tournament of Champions, Wolfpack Open and finished fourth at the Big 12 Championships. Dink Purnell comes into 2013-14 as a redshirt freshman. Wrestling unattached last year, Purnell went 9-8 with five pins. His quickest win by fall came in 32 seconds. Purnell is a two-time Delaware state champion and the 2012 FloNational champion. He wrestled his way to a 110-10 career record. “Dink won two state titles and a national tournament. Dink and A.J. wrestled two overtime matches over the summer, and are very even. A.J. was at 197 last year, and we were swimming upstream with him and his weight. We decided that heavyweights are hard to find so we would go with having two in the room and let them battle each other. He is now getting better technically and we will see what happens as they get more competition. “

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2013-14 Schedule Nov 02 Nov 02 Nov 02 Nov 10 Nov 15 Nov 15 Nov 16 Nov 23 Dec 07 Dec 07 Dec 07 Dec 08 Dec 08 Dec 22 Jan 04 Jan 18 Feb 01 Feb 06 Feb 07 Feb 14 Feb 16 Feb 22 Mar 08 Mar 20

Bold- Home Match # Hoosier Duals

Gardner-Webb** Anderson** at Virginia** Binghamton Open Midland at Iowa State* Harold Nichols Open @ Navy Classic Drexel # VMI # SIUE # at Indiana # Northern Colorado # Tournament of Champions % Lock Haven Oklahoma State* Pittsburgh Oklahoma* Davidson Clarion at Ohio at Edinboro Big 12 Tournament (Norman, Okla.) NCAA Championships

*Big 12 Match @ Ames, Iowa

Quick Facts

University Information Location..........................Morgantown, W.Va. Enrollment..........................................32,595 Founded................................................1867 Nickname................................Mountaineers Colors..... Old Gold (PMS 124 and Blue (PMS 295) Conference......................Big 12 Conference President...............................E. Gordon Gee Athletic Director...........................Oliver Luck Home Facility.........................WVU Coliseum Capacity.............................................14,000

Program Information 2012-13 Record.................................... 2-13 2012-13 Conference Record................... 0-6 First Year............................................... 1921 Overall Record............................ 571-417-17 NCAA Champions.......................................5

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10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 9 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. All Day All Day 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. All Day 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. All Day All Day

**UVA Duals % Reno, Nev.

All-Americans............................................29 Wrestlers of the Year...................................4 Conference Champions.............................42

Wrestling Coaching Staff Head Coach........................... Craig Turnbull Alma Mater.. Clarion (‘74), West Virginia (‘78)

Starters Returning Name Colin Johnston Nathan Pennesi Brutus Scheffel Jason Luster Ross Renzi Bubba Scheffel A.J. Vizcarrondo

Wt. 141 133 157 157 165 174 HWT

2012-13 Record 7-12 22-11 10-12 6-12 8-18 12-7 6-12

Associate Head Coach............... Greg Jones Alma Mater....................... West Virginia (‘05) Assistant Coach......................... Danny Felix Alma Mater...................... Arizona State (‘98) Sports Information Primary Contact................ Jonathan Hevron Direct Phone............................304.293.9908 Cell Phone...............................248.978.5066 E-Mail................. Jon.Hevron@mail.wvu.edu Office Phone:...........................304.293.2821 Fax.......................................... 304-293-4105 Website...................... www.WVUSports.com

Starters Lost Name Shane Young Lance Bryson Phil Mandzik

Wt. 125 184 HWT

2012-13 Record 13-4 10-14 9-18

Other Key Returners Name Mark Colabucci Dink Purnell Cory Stainbrook

Wt. 184 HWT 125

2012-13 Record 11-17 9-8 14-3


UVA DUALS:

Date and time: Nov. 2, 10 a.m. Location: Charlottesville Va.

Hoosier DUALS:

Date and time: Nov. 7 , 10 a.m. Location: Bloomington, Indiana

Conference: ACC Arena: Memorial Gymnasium SID Contact: Andy Fledderjohann Number: (434)982-5500 Email: fledder@virginia.edu Head Coach: Steve Garland

VIRGINIA 2 p.m.

School Information Location: Charlottesville, Va. Enrollment: 20,897 Nickname: Cavaliers, Wahoos, ‘Hoos

Anderson NOON

School Information Location: Anderson, S.C.

Team: Overall (1921 – 2013): 468-398-9 ACC: 140-124-2 2012 – 2013: 16 – 4 ACC: 4 – 1 (2nd ) Enrollment: 2,512 Nickname: Trojans Conference: South Atlantic Conference SID Contact: Brandon McGinnis Number: (864) 231 – 2087 Email: bmcginnis@andersonuniversity.edu Head Coach: Dock Kelly Team: 2012 – 2013: 4 - 18

Gardner – Webb

Nickname: Running Bulldogs Conference: Southern Conference Arena: Paul Porter Arena SID Contact: Marc Rabb Number: (704) 406 – 4355 Email: mrabb@gardner-webb.edu Head Coach: Daniel Elliott

School Information Location: Boiling Spring, N.C. Enrollment: 4,700

Team: 2012 – 2013: 4 – 13 SOCONN: 2 – 5 (4th)

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IOWA STATE DUALS:

Drexel 10 A.m.

School Information Location: Philadelphia, Pa. Enrollment: 25,500 Nickname: Dragons

Virginia Military Institute

NOON

School Information Location: Lexington, Va. Enrollment: 1,569

Southern IllinoiS 2 P.m.

School Information Location: Edwardsville, Ill. Enrollment: 14,055

Date and time: Nov. 15, 7: 30 p.m. Location: Ames, Iowa.

Iowa State University: 10 A.m.

School Information Location: Ames, Iowa Enrollment: 33, 241 Nickname: Cyclones

Midland 3:30 P.m.

School Information Location: Fremont, Neb.

Conference: Big 12 Arena: Hilton Coliseum SID Contact: Nicole Greiner Number: (515) 294 – 3372 Email: ngreiner@iastate.edu Head Coach: Kevin Jackson Team: Overall: 1026 – 291 Big 12: 266 - 111 2012 – 2013: 11 – 5 Big 12: 3 - 3 (2nd) Enrollment: 1,100 Nickname: Warriors Conference: GPAC Arena: Midland University Event Center SID Contact: Dave Albrecht Number: (402) 941 – 6244 Email: albrecht@midlandu.edu Head Coach: Beau Vest Team: 2012 – 2013: 3 - 2

Conference: Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Arena: Daskalakis Athletic Center SID Contact: Molly Sweeney Number: (215) 895 – 2084 Email: mas395@drexel.edu Head Coach: Matt Azeredo Team: Overall: 525 – 408 – 15 EIWA: 0 - 0 2012 – 2013: 8 – 12 CAA: 3 – 3 (5th) Nickname: Keydets Conference: Southern Conference Arena: The Thunderdome SID Contact: John Stark Number: (540) 464 – 7514 Email: Starkjc@vmi.edu Head Coach: Chris Skretkowicz Team: 2012 – 2013: 2 – 15 SoCon: 2 – 5 (6th) Nickname: Cougars Conference: Southern Conference Arena: Vadalabene Center SID Contact: Eric Hess Number: (618) 650 – 3608 Email: ehess@siue.edu Head Coach: David Ray Team: Overall: 232 – 303 – 14 2012 – 2013: 6 – 19 SoCon: 1 – 6 (8th)

Indiana

Nickname: Hoosiers Conference: Big 10 Arena: University Gymnasium SID Contact: Kyle Kuhlman Number: (812) – 855 – 4770 Email: kkuhlman@indiana.edu Head Coach: Duane Goldman

School Information Location: Bloomington, Ind. Enrollment: 32, 543

Team: Overall: 709 – 540 - 29 2013 – 2013: 9 – 10 Big 10: 0 - 8 (11th)

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Northern Colorado 1 P.m.

School Information Location: Greenly, Colo. Enrollment: 12,495

Nickname: Bears Conference: Western Wrestling Conference Arena: Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion SID Contact: Parker Cotton Number: (970) 351 – 3645 Email: parker.cotton@unco.edu Head Coach: Ben Cherrington Team: 2012 – 2013: 1 – 10 0 - 5 (5th)


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Lock HaveN Jan. 4, 7 p.m.

School Information Location: Lock Haven, Pa. Enrollment: 5,000

Team: 2012 – 2013: 7 – 6 1 – 4 (7th)

Oklahoma State

Nickname: Cowboys Conference: Big 12 Arena: Gallagher – Iba Arena SID Contact: Taylor Miller Number: (406) – 744 - 7714 Email: taylor.miller11@okstate.edu Head Coach: John Smith

Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m.

School Information Location: Stillwater, Ok. Enrollment: 37, 232

PITT

Feb. 1, 7 p.m.

School Information Location: Pittsburgh, Pa. Enrollment: 28, 823

Oklahoma Feb. 6, 1 p.m.

School Information Location: Norman, Ok. Enrollment: 30, 092

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Nickname: Eagles Conference: Eastern Wrestling League Area: Thomas Fieldhouse SID Contact: Doug Spatafore Number: (570) 484-2350 Email: dspatafo@lhup.edu Head Coach: Scott Moore

Team: Overall: 16,043 – 5, 699 – 361 2012 – 2013: 20-1 Big 12: 6 – 0 (1st)

Nickname: Panthers Conference: Eastern Wrestling League Arena: Fitzgerald Field House SID Contact: Matt Haas Number: (412) – 648 - 8240 Email: mhaas@athletics.pitt.edu Head Coach: Rande Stottlemyer Team: Overall: 514 – 385 – 19 2012 – 2013: 9 – 6 EWL: 3 – 1

Nickname: Sooners Conference: Big 12 Arena: Howard McCasland Field House SID Contact: Jason Bodin Number: (405) – 325 – 8299 Email: jasonb@ou.edu Head Coach: Mark Cody Team: Overall: 791 – 350 - 32 2012 – 2013: 4 – 6

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Davidson

Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m.

School Information Location: Davidson, N.C. Enrollment: 1,900

Clarion

Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m.

School Information Location: Clarion, Pa. Enrollment: 6, 100

Ohio

Feb.16, 2 p.m

School Information Location: Athens, OH Enrollment: 28,442

Edinboro

Feb. 22, 7 p.m.

School Information Location: Edinboro, Pa. Enrollment: 8, 434

Nickname: Wildcats Conference: Southern Conference Arena: Belk Arena SID Contact: Mark Brumbaugh Number: (704) – 894 – 2931 Email: mabrumbaugh@davidson. edu Head Coach: Bob Patnesky Team: Overall: 295 – 615 – 18 2012 – 2013: 6 – 14 SoCon: 1 – 6

Nickname: Golden Eagles Conference: Eastern Wrestling League Arena: Waldo S. Tippin Arena SID Contact: Rich Herman Number: (814) – 393 – 2651 Email: rherman@clarion.edu Head Coach: Troy Letters Team: Overall: 516 – 323 - 17 2012 – 2013: 5 – 10 EWL: 2 – 2

Nickname: Bobcats Conference: Mid-American Arena: Convocation Center SID Contact: Tom Symonds Number: (740) – 593 – 1298 Email: symondst@ohio.edu Head Coach: Josh Greenlee Team: Overall: 2012 – 2013: 9 – 5 – 1 MAC: 3 – 2

Nickname: Scots Conference: Eastern Wrestling League Arena: McComb Fieldhouse SID Contact: Bob Shreve Number: (814) – 732 – 1834 Email: rshreve@edinboro.edu Head Coach: Tim Flynn Team: Overall: 492 – 299 – 14 2012 – 2013: 10 – 6 3-2


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2012–13 Team Results Date Opponent Result Nov 4 vs. Johns Hopkins (College Park, Md.) W, 43-0 Nov 4 at Maryland L, 10-24 Nov 18 Penn State L, 3-44 Jan 6 at Lock Haven L, 15-19 Jan 18 at Oklahoma State* L, 3-36 Jan 20 at Oklahoma* L, 14-25 Jan 25 Rutgers L, 10-26 Jan 26 Iowa State* L, 3-30 Feb 02 at Pitt L, 9-31 Feb 10 Ohio (Beauty and the Beast) L, 9-29 Feb 23 Edinboro L, 9-29 Feb 24 at Clarion W, 18-15 * Big 12 Conference Match

Overall Big 12 Record Record 1-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 1-2 0-0 1-3 0-0 1-4 0-1 1-5 0-2 1-6 0-2 1-7 0-3 1-8 0-3 1-9 0-3 1-10 0-3 2-10 0-3


2013-14 | Entering the 2012-13 season, West Virginia University was embarking on a season with several unknowns. The Mountaineers left its long history in the Eastern Wrestling League to become the newest member of the history-rich Big 12 Conference. In his 34th season at the helm, coach Craig Turnbull put together the nation’s toughest schedule, which featured 12 opponents in the top 35 and a combined record of 106-46. Of Turnbull’s seven recruits coming into last season, two found themselves redshirting, while two made an immediate appearance in the starting lineup. Bubba Scheffel, a Virginia Tech transfer, found himself as one of only four starters with a winning record last season, posting a 12-7 mark at 174 pounds. The Mountaineers started the season with a victory over Johns Hopkins, 43-0, at the Terrapin Duals in early November. Highlighting WVU’s win were two freshmen, Ross Renzi (165) and Bubba Scheffel (174). Both grapplers pinned their opponent in the first period, with Scheffel ending his bout in just 37 seconds. The win by fall would be the first of Scheffel’s team-high four throughout the season. The young WVU squad later faltered against the home Terrapins, 24-10. “We had opportunities to win our match against Maryland,” said coach Craig Turnbull. “I would like to think that not having Shane (Young) in the lineup took away some momentum from us. We took that win against (Shane) Gentry twice last year, so there is reason to believe we could do it again.” The Mountaineers took their 1-1 record to the Wolfpack Open for the first invitational of the season. WVU was well-represented on the podium, claiming four top-six finishes. Junior Nathan Pennesi (141) took the highest honors of any Mountaineer, finishing third, while freshmen A.J. Vizcarrondo (197) and Tre Miller-Scott (149) both placed fourth. The young talent continued to shine with freshman Mark Colabucci’s (184) sixthplace finish. “There were some good things to takeaway from today’s matches,” said coach Craig Turnbull. “Each of the guys that placed in the top six were successful in their own regard, while they were also able to accumulate a good amount of early season match experience.” The 2012 calendar year ended for WVU in Nevada, first at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. Pennesi and sophomore Lance Bryson (184) led the Mountaineers with a sixth and eighth place finish, respectively. WVU followed its stint in Las Vegas with a strong showing at the Tournament of Champions in Reno. Three Mountaineers placed

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at the event, led by Pennesi in third. It was the third-consecutive season that Pennesi grabbed a top finish. The Scheffel brothers, sophomore Brutus (149) and Bubba took fifth and sixth, respectively. The new year would begin for WVU with eight-straight losses. After dropping a heartbreaker at Lock Haven, 19-15, the Mountaineers traveled to No. 2 Oklahoma State and No. 14 Oklahoma for their first matches in the Big 12 Conference. The Cowboys and Sooners welcomed WVU to the conference by delivering them two losses, 36-3 and 25-14. The dual-match season concluded for the Mountaineers with an 18-15 victory at Clarion. WVU won six of the ten bouts, starting with No. 23 Young over Tyler Fraley, 3-2. Bubba’s tenth win of the season evened the match at 12. The team victory improved the Mountaineers record to 2-13. Young, Bubba, and Bryson concluded their seasons with top-three finishes at the Big 12 Championships in Stillwater, Okla. As a team, WVU earned fourth place with 28 points. “This was a fantastic tournament, a great venue and a great experience for our program,” said coach Craig Turnbull. “We were a very young team this season, and we weren’t able to attack like we would have liked to. We knew that going into the season that we were going to be a young group. Because of our youth, we expect to be a lot better next season with the experiences we have had this season. We look forward to competing next year.” Pennesi was the lone Mountaineer to qualify for the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, despite missing the final three weeks of the season due to a broken left third metacarpal. Pennesi dropped his first round bout to Hofstra’s Luke Vaith, 8-3. In the consolation bracket, Pennesi battled Army’s Connor Hanafee. Pennesi was able to tally an early takedown and two-point nearfall to clinch a 5-3 decision. The decision was the first of his career at the NCAA Championships. The three-time national qualifier saw his season end in a 7-1 decision won by Drexel’s Frank Climato. “We are very proud of the season that Nathan put together,” Turnbull said. “He tried to attack his matches the best he could, but his timing wasn’t quite there. At some point, he will be able to reframe this season and realize that he put together an outstanding body of work, but at the moment, he isn’t able to do that. He will return next season knowing that he is able to wrestle at a very high level and that he has a shot to accomplish all of his goals.”

2012 – 13 Tournament Results WOLFPACK OPEN November 11, 2012 Raleigh, N.C. Place winners: Nathan Pennesi, third (133); A.J. Vizcarrondo, fourth (197); Tre Miller-Scott. Fourth (149); Mark Colabucci, sixth (184) NAVY CLASSIC November 17, 2012 Annapolis, Md. Place winners: Mark Colabucci, sixth place (184) and Terence Demery, sixth place (149) CLIFF KEEN LAS VEGAS INVITATIONAL November 30-December 1, 2012 Las Vegas, Nev. Team Finish: 18th, 30.5 Place winners: Nathan Pennesi, sixth place (141) and Lance Bryson, eighth place (184) RENO TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS December 16, 2012 Reno, Nev. Team Finish: 10th, 53 Place winners: Nathan Pennesi, third (141); Brutus Scheffel, fifth (149); Bubba Scheffel, sixth (174) BIG 12 DUALS March 8, 2013 Stillwater, Ok. BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIPS March 9, 2013 Stillwater, Okla. Team Finish: 4th, 28 points Place winners: Third: Shane Young (125); Bubba Scheffel (174); Lance Bryson (184) NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS March 21-23, 2013 Des Moines, Iowa Team Finish: 63rd, 0.5 points

2012-13 Big 12 Standings

Team Big 12 Overall Oklahoma State.............. 6-0........................20-1 Iowa State...................... 3-3........................11-5 Oklahoma....................... 2-1........................ 4-6 West Virginia................... 0-6....................... 2-13

2013 Big 12 Championships

Team Points Oklahoma State......................................... 118.5 Iowa State...................................................... 74 Oklahoma....................................................... 58 West Virginia................................................... 28

2013 Big 12 Champions

125: Eddie Klimara (OSU) 133: Jon Morrison (OSU) 141: Kendric Maple (OU) 149: Jordan Oliver (OSU) 157: Alex Dieringer (OSU) 165: Tyler Caldwell (OSU) 174: Chris Perry (OSU) 184: Chris Chionuma (OSU) 197: Kyven Gadson (ISU) HWT: Alan Gelogaev (OSU) 61


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MATCH-BY-MATCH RESUTs Nov. 4, 2012 vs. Johns Hopkins (College Park, Md.): W, 43-0

125: Shane Young (WVU) dec. Paul Bewak (JHU), 4-3 133: Colin Johnston (WVU) tech fall Ray Yagloski (JHU), 20-5 141: Nathan Pennesi (WVU) dec. Paul Marcello (JHU), 6-0 149: Brutus Scheffel (WVU) dec. Henry Stauber (JHU), 3-1 SV 157: Dominic Prezzia (WVU) dec. Christian Salera (JHU), 4-1 165: Ross Renzi (WVU) win by fall Christian Ostrowski, 2:09 174: Bubba Scheffel (WVU) win by fall Jody Gowen (JHU), 0:37 184: Lance Bryson (WVU) maj. dec. Kyle Spangler (JHU), 17-5 197: A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU) maj. dec. Evan Johnson (JHU), 9-0 HWT: Phil Mandzik (WVU) win by forfeit

Nov. 4, 2012 at Maryland: L, 10-24

Nov. 18, 2012 Penn State: L, 3-44

125: No. 2 Nico Megaludis (PSU) win by fall Gage Swartz (WVU), 5:53 133: No. 17 Colin Johnston (WVU) dec. Nate Morgan (PSU), 6-2 141: Bryan Pearsall (PSU) dec. No. 19 Nathan Pennesi, 2-0 149: James English (PSU) maj. dec. Brutus Scheffel (WVU), 8-0 157: No. 2 Dylan Alton (PSU) win by fall Jason Luster (WVU), 2:28 165: No. 2 David Taylor (PSU) tech fall Dominic Prezzia (WVU), 20-5 174: No. 5 Matt Brown (PSU) win by fall Ross Renzi (WVU), 4:10 184: No. 1 Ed Ruth (PSU) maj. dec. Lance Bryson (WVU), 11-1 197: No. 3 Quentin Wright (PSU) win by fall A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU), 0:25 HWT: Jimmy Lawson (PSU) maj. dec. Phil Mandzik (WVU), 9-0

Jan. 6, 2013 at Lock Haven: L, 15-19

125: Shane Young (WVU) dec. Bobby Rehm (LHU), 13-8 133: Matt Bryer (LHU) dec. Sean Fee (WVU), 7-2 141: Nathan Pennesi (WVU) dec. Dan Neff (LHU), 4-0 149: Mac Maldarelli (LHU) dec. Tim Wheeling (WVU), 8-0 157: Jason Luster (WVU) dec. Aaron Fry (LHU), 3-2 165: Aaron McKinney (LHU) dec. Ross Renzi (WVU), 3-2 174: Bubba Scheffel (WVU) win by fall Tyler Wood (LHU), 5:09 184: Fred Garcia (LHU) dec. Lance Bryson (WVU), 3-1 197: Phil Sprenkle (LHU) dec. A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU), 5-4 HWT: Harry Turner (LHU) dec. Phil Mandzik (WVU), 4-0

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Jan. 18, 2013 at Oklahoma State: L, 3-36

125: Eddie Klimar (OSU) dec. Shane Young (WVU), 3-2 133: Tyler Dorrell (OSU) dec. Colin Johnston (WVU), 7-6 141: Nathan Pennesi (WVU) dec. Julian Feikert (OSU), 6-0 149: No. 1 Jordan Oliver (OSU) win by fall Tre Miller-Scott (WVU), 1:19 157: No. 10 Alex Dieringer (OSU) maj. dec. Jason Luster (WVU), 11-2 165: No. 3 Tyler Caldwell (OSU) maj. dec. Ross Renzi (WVU), 10-2 174: No. 1 Chris Perry (OSU) dec. Bubba Scheffel (WVU), 8-3 184: No. 14 Chris Chionuma (OSU) maj. dec. Lance Bryson (WVU), 17-4 197: No. 16 Blake Rosholt (OSU) dec. A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU), 4-1 HWT: No. 3 Alan Geolgaev (OSU) win by fall Phil Mandzik (WVU), 0:55

Jan. 20, 2013 at Oklahoma: L, 14-25

125: Shane Young (WVU) dec. Kyle Garcia (OU), 5-4 133: No. 10 Cody Brewer (OU) maj. dec. Colin Johnston (WVU), 24-10 141: No. 1 Kendric Maple (OU) maj. dec. No. 13 Nathan Pennesi (WVU), 10-2 149: No. 10 Nick Lester (OU) tech fall Tim Wheeling (WVU), 15-0 157: Justin DeAngelis (OU) tech fall Jason Luster (WVU), 17-2 165: No. 4 Patrick Graham (OU) tech fall Dominic Prezzia (WVU), 14-3 174: Bubba Scheffel (WVU) maj. dec. Matt Reed (OU), 12-4 184: Lance Bryson (WVU) maj. dec. Nolan McBryde (OU), 13-4 197: A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU) dec. Brad Johnson (OU), 8-6 HWT: Keldrick Hall (OU) dec. Phil Mandzik (WVU), 2-1

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125: Shane Gentry (UMD) wins by medical forfeit 133: No. 18 Geoffrey Alexander (UMD) dec. No. 17 Colin Johnston (WVU), 7-5 141: No. 19 Nathan Pennesi (WVU) maj. dec. Danny O’Malley (UMD), 10-1 149: Lou Mascola (UMD) dec. Brutus Scheffel (WVU), 9-4 157: Dominic Prezzia (WVU) dec. Brady Massaro (UMD), 5-2 165: Ross Renzi (WVU) dec. Josh Snook (UMD), 6-3 174: No. 4 John Asper (UMD) dec. Bubba Scheffel (WVU), 5-3 184: No. 10 Jimmy Sheptock (UMD) dec. No. 20 Lance Bryson (WVU), 4-1 197: No. 10 Christian Boley (UMD) dec. A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU), 9-6 HWT: Dallas Brown (UMD) dec. Phil Mandzik (WVU), 4-3

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Jan. 25, 2013 Rutgers: L, 10-26

Feb. 10, 2013 Ohio (Beauty and the Beast): L, 9-29

Jan. 26, 2013 Iowa State: L, 3-30

Feb. 23, 2013 Edinboro: L, 9-29

Feb. 02, 2013 at Pitt: L, 9-31

Feb. 24, 2013 at Clarion: W, 18-15

125: Shane Young (WVU) dec. Joseph Langel III (RU), 4-3 133: Vincent Dellefave (RU) maj. dec. Sean Fee (WVU), 11-3 141: No. 13 Nathan Pennesi (WVU) dec. No. 20 Trevor Melde (RU), 7-2 149: Ken Theobold (RU) maj. dec. Roman Perryman (WVU), 12-3 157: No. 16 Scott Winston (RU) win by fall Jason Luster (WVU), 1:58 165: Nick Visicaro (RU) dec. Ross Renzi (WVU), 12-5 174: No. 12 Greg Zannetti (RU) dec. Bubba Scheffel (WVU), 2-1 184: No. 11 Dan Rinaldi (RU) dec. Lance Bryson (WVU), 6-0 197: A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU) maj. dec. Hayden Hrymack (RU), 12-4 HWT: Bill Smith (RU) dec. Phil Mandzik (WV), 5-0

125: Ryak Finch (ISU) dec. Shane Young (WVU), 1-0 133: John Meeks (ISU) dec. Colin Johnston (WVU), 5-4 141: No. 13 Nathan Pennesi (WVU) dec. No. 19 Luke Goettl (ISU), 5-1 149: Max Mayfield (ISU) dec. Tre Miller-Scott (WVU), 4-1 157: Logan Molina (ISU) dec. Jason Luster (WVU), 4-2 165: No. 18 Michael Moreno (ISU) dec. Ross Renzi (WVU), 5-2 174: No. 17 Tanner Weatherman (ISU) dec. Bubba Scheffel (WVU), 8-4 184: No. 19 Boaz Beard (ISU) dec. Lance Bryson (WVU), 4-0 197: No. 8 Kyven Godson (ISU) dec. A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU), 11-4 HWT: No. 19 Matt Gibson (ISU) win by fall Phil Mandzik (WUV), 5:39

125: Shane Young (WVU) dec. Godwin Nyama (UP), 8-3 133: No. 16 Shelton Mack (UP) maj. dec. Sean Fee (WVU), 14-5 141: No. 12 Nathan Pennesi (WVU) dec. Travis Shaffer (UP), 5-4 149: Ronnie Garbinsky (UP) maj. dec. Tre Miller-Scott (WVU), 11-3 157: Donnie Tasser (UP) maj. dec. Jason Luster (WVU), 11-0 165: No. 13 Tyler Wilps (UP) dec. Ross Renzi (WVU), 7-3 174: Bubba Scheffel (WVU) dec. Nick Bonaccorsi (UP), 3-1 184: No. 13 Max Thomusseit (UP) maj. dec. Lance Bryson (WVU), 9-0 197: No. 2 Matt Wilps (UP) win by fall A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU), 6:53 HWT: No. 7 Zac Thomusseit (UP) win by fall Phil Mandzik (WVU), 2:53

125: No. 24 Shane Young (WVU) dec. Kevon Powell (OU), 11-5 133: Colin Johnston (WVU) dec. Joe Munos (OU), 3-2 141: No. 12 Nathan Pennesi (WVU) dec. Kagan Squire (OU), 1-0 149: Andrew Romanchik (OU) dec. Brutus Scheffel (WVU), 2-0 157: Spartak Chino (OU) dec. Dominic Prezzia (WVU), 5-3 165: Harrison Hightower (OU) win by fall Ross Renzi (WVU), 1:57 174: No. 16 Cody Walter (OU) dec. No. 27 Bubba Scheffel (WVU), 2-1 184: Michael Duckworth (OU) win by fall Lance Bryson (WVU), 3:39 197: Phil Wellington (OU) maj. dec. A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU), 13-5 HWT: No. 15 Jeremy Johnson (OU) maj. dec. Phil Mandzik (WVU), 9-0

125: Shane Young (WVU) dec. Kory Mines (EU), 4-2 133: No. 3 A.J. Schopp (EU) win by fall Colin Johnston (WVU), 3:55 141: No. 4 Mitchell Port (EU) win by fall Sean Fee (WVU), 1:25 149: No. 16 Dave Habat (EU) tech fall Brutus Scheffel (WVU), 15-0 157: Jason Luster (WVU) dec. Casey Fuller (EU), 8-6 SV 165: Johnny Greisheimer (EU) dec. Ross Renzi (WVU), 6-3 174: No. 27 Bubba Scheffel (WVU) dec. Patrick Jennings (EU), 8-2 184: Vince Pickett (EU) dec. Lance Bryson (WVU), 3-1 197: Warren Bosch (EU) dec. Mark Colabucci (WVU), 7-5 HWT: No. 20 Ernest James (EU) dec. Phil Mandzik (WVU), 3-0

125: No. 23 Shane Young (WVU) dec. Tyler Fraley (CU), 3-2 133: Colin Johnston (WVU) dec. Joe Waltko (CU), 3-0 141: Sam Sherlock (CU) dec. Sean Fee (WVU), 6-2 149: Tyler Bedelyon (CU) win by fall Tre Miller-Scott (WVU), 2:53 157: No. 4 James Fleming (CU) dec. Roman Perryman (WVU), 7-1 165: Ross Renzi (WVU) dec. Nick Milano (CU), 8-4 174: Bubba Scheffel (WVU) dec. Ryan Darch (CU), 5-3 184: Lance Bryson (WVU) dec. Steven Cressley (CU), 3-0 197: Justin Ortega (CU) dec. Mark Colabucci (WVU), 8-3 HWT: Phil Mandzik (WVU) dec. Phil Catrucco (CU), 5-1

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

• Three-time NCAA Championships qualifier • Placed second at Eastern Wrestling League Championships three times • Ranked as high as No. 16 in his career • Finished sophomore season with a career-high 28 wins • Went 13-4 in his senior season

Career Statistics

Year W 2010 16 2011 28 2012 24 2013 13 Totals 81

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SENIOR CLASS 64

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Conf Falls NCAA 5-1 3 0-2 7-2 7 0-2 4-2 6 1-2 1-2 0 17-7 16 1-6


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

• Finished sixth at the Eastern Wrestling League Championships in 2010-11 • Won a career-high 10 matches in 2010-11 • Started 26 dual meets in his career

Career Statistics

Year W L Dual Conf Falls NCAA 2011 10 18 3-11 3-4 0 2012 Redshirted 2013 9 18 2-10 0-3 0 Totals 19 36 5-21 3-7 0 -

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

• Competed at the Washington & Jefferson College Open in 201011 and 2011-12 • Competed at the Navy Classic in 2010-11 and 2011-12 • Provided depth at 125 pounds

Year W L 2010 0 0 2011 1 4 2012 0 4 2013 0 2 Totals 1 10

Dual Conf Falls NCAA 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 -

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2012-13 Season Statistics Starters Wt.

Wrestler

Overall Record

Dual Record

Dual Points For

vs. Ranked Opponents

125 Shane Young 13-4 8-2 54 133 Colin Johnston 7-12 4-6 58 141 Nathan Pennesi 22-11 8-2 46 149 Brutus Schefffel 10-12 2-4 10 157 Jason Luster 6-12 3-6 20 165 Ross Renzi 8-18 4-10 39 174 Bubba Scheffel 12-7 7-6 57 184 Lance Bryson 10-14 4-9 44 197 A.J. Vizcarrondo 6-12 3-7 52 285 Phil Mandzik 9-18 2-10 10

MD

0-0 0-6 2-9 0-2 0-4 0-7 0-7 1-8 0-5 0-6

Tech Falls

Falls

Quick

TD

Dual Matches Only ESC REV

NF

0 0 0 0:00 20 6 0 0 0 1 1 2:32 15 17 0 5 3 4 0 0:00 8 8 2 12 1 0 1 3:25 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 1:43 4 4 1 0 2 0 2 1:22 11 15 0 2 2 0 4 0:37 16 13 2 10 3 0 1 0:22 15 9 0 0 2 0 0 0:00 12 14 6 2 0 0 0 0:00 2 5 0 0

Reserves Wt. Wrestler

Overall Record

Dual Record

Dual Points For

vs. Ranked Opponents

MD

Tech Falls

Falls

Quick

TD

Dual Matches Only ESC REV

NF

141 Matt Anti 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 141 Trey Ayala 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 174 Josef Baran 1-2 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 1 0:07 0 0 0 0 149 Michael Bennett 2-5 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 1 0:41 0 0 0 0 141 Evan Berti 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 125 Michael Bolash 0-2 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 133 Jared Browning 1-6 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 133 Anthony Chicuto 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 174 Christian Chirico 1-5 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 1 5:45 0 0 0 0 197 Mark Colabucci 11-17 0-5 12 0-2 4 0 1 2:00 3 5 1 0 141 Gunner Cullison 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 174 Landon Dean 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 149 Terrence Demery II 4-4 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 133 Sean Fee 3-12 0-5 12 0-1 1 0 0 0:00 2 8 0 0 157 Justin Gnieser 0-2 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 125 Zane Heller 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 149 Mike Hess 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 174 Noah Horst 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 197 Josh Huskey 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 197 Nicholas Hylton 0-2 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 165 Tom Kizer 1-2 0-0 0 0-0 1 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 197 Andrew McCalla 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 149 Tre Miller-Scott 6-16 0-6 15 0-2 0 0 0 0:00 3 10 0 0 165 Andrew Nelson 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 197 Chris Nelson 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 174 Nae Paugh 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 149 Roman Perryman 4-6 0-2 4 0-1 2 0 1 1:30 0 2 1 0 165 Dominic Prezzia 5-11 2-5 22 0-3 1 0 0 0:00 4 11 0 0 285 Dink Purnell 9-8 0-0 0 0-0 2 0 5 0:32 0 0 0 0 141 Steve Quinn 1-3 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 149 Brutus Schefffel 9-8 1-2 7 0-1 1 0 1 3:25 2 3 0 0 141 Joseph Schiff 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 125 Jesse Schiffbauer 1-2 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 1 0:32 0 0 0 0 133 Cory Stainbrook 14-3 0-0 0 0-0 4 1 2 3:00 0 0 0 0 125 Danny Suite 4-6 0-0 0 0-0 3 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 149 Andrew Sutherland 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 141 Gage Swartz 2-5 0-1 5 0-1 0 0 0 0:00 0 4 0 0 157 Malik Taylor 1-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 157 Nicholas Taylor 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 133 Mark Thomas 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 165 Greg Thurston 0-2 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 157 Nicholas Vallone 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 149 Timothy Wheeling 5-7 0-2 0 0-1 0 0 1 2:01 0 0 0 0 149 Tyler White 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 149 Gunnar Wilt 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0 165 Jeffrey Yeatman 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0 0


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RECORD BOOK

68................................. Individual Records 69......................................Record by Date 69.................................Record by Decade 69........................................Team Records 70............................SOCon-EWL Records 71...................................... NCAA Records 73............................Year-by-Year Records 74...................................... Series Records 75..................................... All-Time Scores 82................................. NCAA Champions 85........................................ All-Americans 88.................................. Academic Honors 88......................................... Team Honors

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RECORDS Undefeated Seasons 1. 2.

Greg Jones Greg Jones

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

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

26-0 25-0

2004 2005

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

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

Most Wins By Class

68

Freshman 1. Greg Jones 2. Brandon Rader 3. Seth Lisa 4. Scott Collins Jeff Spinetti 6. Billy Smith 7. Kurt Brenner 8. Nathan Pennesi 9. David Jauregui 10. Brent Miller

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

2002 2006 2003 1987 1987 2000 2006 2011 2006 2002

Sophomore 1. Jim Akerly Steve Millward 3. Matt Lebe 4. Greg Jones 5. Nathan Pennesi Bob Patnesky 7. Joe Carr Shane Young 9. Scott Collins 10. John Koss

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

1986 1990 2004 2003 2012 1998 2000 2011 1988 1995

Junior 1. Jim Akerly 2. Matt Lebe 3. Mike Mason Sam Kline 5. Dominic Black Tom McMath 7. Dean Morrison 8. Vertus Jones 9. Ryan Kehler 10. Craig Costello Dave Onorato Matt Blair Keith Taylor

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

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

Senior 1. Scott Collins 2. Michael Carr

40-1 39-6-1

1991 1988

5. 7. 8.

Dominic Black Mike Mason Jim Akerly Dean Morrison Matt Lebe Joe Carr Vertus Jones Gordon Taylor Shane Cunanan

39-3 39-6 33-10-1 33-3 33-5 31-5 30-2 30-11-1 30-10

1991 1998 1988 1994 2006 2002 2000 1987 2003

Most Wins by Weight Class 118/125 1. Steve Millward 2. Seth Lisa Shane Young 4. Chad Billy 5. Angelo Zegarelli

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

1990 2003 2011 1996 1998

126/133 1. Bob Patnesky 2. Bob Patnesky 3. Dave Miller 4. Bob Patnesky Nathan Pennesi

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

1998 2000 1990 1999 2011

134/141 1. Brandon Rader Shane Cunanan 3. Joe Clarke Shane Cunanan 5. Whitey Chlebove Whitey Chlebove

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

2006 2003 2004 2002 1998 1999

142/149 1. Scott Collins 2. Matt Blair 3. Scott Collins 4. Scott Collins 5. Scott Collins

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

1991 1993 1988 1990 1987

150/157 1. Jim Akerly 2. Mike Mason 3. Matt Lebe 4. Mike Mason 5. Jim Akerly Matt Lebe

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

1987 1998 2005 1997 1988 2006

158/165 1. Mike Carr 2. Sam Kline 3. Tom McMath 4. Dave Onorato 5. Doug Taylor

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

1988 1998 2002 1991 1992

167/174 1. Greg Jones 2. Greg Jones Gordon Taylor 4. Sam Kline 5. Kurt Brenner Greg Jones

34-2 30-2 30-11-1 28-5 25-8 25-0

2002 2003 1987 1999 2006 2005

Mark Banks Mark Banks Lance Bryson

25-5 25-5 25-16

1990 1991 2012

177/184 1. Dominic Black 2. Dean Morrison 3. Dean Morrison 4. Vertus Jones 5. Vertus Jones

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

1990 1994 1993 1999 2000

190/197 1. Dominic Black 2. Jared Villers 3. Sean Hage 4. Doug Vetter 5. Jeff Spinetti Brent Miller

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

1991 2007 1998 1995 1989 2002

HWT 1. Ryan Kehler 30-8 2. Jeff Spinetti 29-10-2 3. Brandon Williamson 28-8 4. Bill Nye 27-5-1 5. Bill Nye 21-4-1

2001 1987 2012 1986 1984

All-Time Win Leaders 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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

Career Pin Leaders 1. 2. 3. 4. 6.

Ryan Kehler Mark Cagle Matt Ryan Matt Blair Sean Hage Whitey Chlebove Brandon Lauer

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

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

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

29 24 23 22 22 21 21

(1999-2002) (1978-81) (2009-12) (1990-94) (1997-2000) (1995-96, 98-99) (2002-05)

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

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Record by Decade

Record By Date

1921-29........................................... 30-24-0 1930-39........................................... 46-29-2 1940-49............................................. 8-29-0 1950-59........................................... 53-34-1 1960-69........................................... 85-34-3 1970-79........................................... 82-69-4 1980-89........................................... 94-76-1 1990-99........................................... 78-45-2 2000-09........................................... 72-49-4 2010-............................................... 23-33-0 Totals......................................... 571-422-17

(1970-2010, excluding, 1971-75 and 1980) Nov. 4.............. 1-1 Nov. 6.............. 4-1 Nov. 18............ 1-2 Nov. 21............ 2-2 Nov. 22............ 0-2 Nov. 23............ 2-0 Nov. 25............ 0-1 Nov. 27............ 1-1 Nov. 29............ 2-0 Nov. 30............ 1-1 Dec. 1.............. 0-2 Dec. 2.............. 4-0 Dec. 3.............. 5-0 Dec. 4.............. 0-1 Dec. 6.............. 4-0 Dec. 7.............. 3-2 Dec. 8.............. 1-0 Dec. 9.............. 2-3 Dec. 10............ 2-4 Dec. 11............ 4-5 Dec. 12.........6-0-1 Dec. 13............ 4-2 Dec. 14............ 0-1 Dec. 15............ 2-0 Dec. 19............ 0-3 Dec. 20............ 1-1 Jan. 2............... 2-3 Jan. 3............... 1-1

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

Feb. 1.............. 2-0 Feb. 2.............. 5-3 Feb. 3.............. 6-2 Feb. 4.............. 4-5 Feb. 5.............. 3-1 Feb. 6.............. 6-5 Feb. 7.............. 3-3 Feb. 8.............. 4-5 Feb. 9.............. 5-6 Feb. 10............ 5-3 Feb. 11............ 3-6 Feb. 12............ 2-4 Feb. 13............ 6-5 Feb. 14............ 5-4 Feb. 15............ 5-9 Feb. 16............ 5-1 Feb. 17.........5-4-1 Feb. 18............ 9-8 Feb. 19............ 6-2 Feb. 20............ 8-5 Feb. 21.........6-3-1 Feb. 22.........3-3-1 Feb. 23............ 2-1 Feb. 24............ 4-2 Feb. 25............ 0-1 March 1........... 1-0 March 3........... 1-0 March 8........... 0-3

Team Records Most Dual Wins Season: 14, 1990 Fewest Losses Season: 0, 1936 Most Losses Season: 16, 1977 Fewest Wins Season: 0, 1947 and 1948 Most Consecutive Wins: 10, 2002 Most Consecutive Home Wins: 10, (8 in 1990 and 2 in 1991) Most Consecutive Wins to Start a Season: 7, three times; most recent 1990 Most Consecutive EWL Dual Wins: 19 (2001-04, ended with 13-25 loss at Edinboro) Most Consecutive Winning Seasons: 11 (1984-1994)

GREG JONES

Most Individual Matches Without A Loss: Greg Jones, 51, 2003-05 Most Consecutive Losses: 17, (5 in 1942, 4 in 1947, 7 in 1948 and 1 in 1949) Highest National Ranking: 5th, InterMat (2/18/03-3/04/03) Home Attendance Record: 3,206 (1/14/11 vs. Michigan State) West Virginia did not have wrestling from 1943-46 due to World War II.

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

Southern Conference Champions

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

EWL Tournament Wins 1. 2. 3. 4.

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

EWL Tournament Bests

Best Team Finish: 1st, 1996, 2002, 2004 Most Points: 123.5, 2003 Most Finalists: 8, 1996 and 1999 Most Champions: 4, 1990 (Banks, Black, Cole and Spinetti) and 2006 (Rader, Lebe, Brenner and Villers) 70

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Eastern Wrestling League Champions

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

Eastern Wrestling League Dual-Meet Champions 1990 1991 1998 2002 2003 2005

Eastern Wrestling League Award Winners Coach of the Year Craig Turnbull – 1990, 1998, 2002, 2004 Wrestler of the Year Dean Morrison – 1994 Greg Jones – 2002, 2004, 2005 Co-Wrestler of the Year Scott Collins – 1991 Vertus Jones – 2000 Freshman of the Year Greg Jones – 2002 Brandon Rader – 2006

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

Most Points Award

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

Mountaineers EWL Championships History

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

Mountaineers Big 12 Championships History 2013

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EWL Hall of Famers

Wrestlers Mark Banks Dominic Black Ian “Whitey” Chlebove Scott Collins Vertus Jones Greg Jones Same Kline Mike Mason Dean Morrison Coaches Nate Carr

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RECORD BOOK NCAA Tournament Wins 1. 2. 3. 4.

Greg Jones Vertus Jones Whitey Chlebove Matt Lebe Scott Collins Sam Kline

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17 (2002-05) 14 (1997-2000) 11 (1995-96, 98-99) 11 (2003-2006) 10 (1988, 90-91) 10 (1997-99)

NCAA Tournament Appearances

Greg Jones.............4................... (2002-2005) John Koss...............4....................... (1994-97) Dorian Hager..........4............. (1994, 1996-98) Mike Mason............4....................... (1995-98) Vertus Jones...........4................... (1997-2000) Angelo Zegarelli......4................... (1997-2000) Joe Carr..................4................... (1999-2002) Shane Cunanan......4................... (2000-2003) Matt Lebe...............4................... (2003-2006) Zac Fryling............... 4..... (2004-05, 2007, 2008) Jared Villers............4....................... (2005-08) Kurt Brenner...........4....................... (2006-09) David Jauregui........4....................... (2006-09) Donnie Jones..........4....................... (2008-11) Jim Akerly...............3....................... (1986-88) Jeff Spinetti............3....................... (1988-90) Scott Collins...........3............. (1988, 1990-91) Dominic Black........3....................... (1989-91) Dave Onorato.........3....................... (1990-92) Dean Morrison........3....................... (1992-94) Whitey Chlebove....3............. (1996, 1998-99) Sam Kline...............3....................... (1997-99) Bob Patnesky.........3................... (1997-2000) Billy Smith...............3............. (2000, 2002-03) Dustin Rogers.........3....................... (2007-09) Shane Young..........3................... (2010-2012) Nathan Pennesi......3...............(2011-Present)

NCAA Tournament Bests

Best Team Finish: 6th, 1991 Most Points: 54.00, 1999 Most Qualifiers: 9, 2003 Highest Individual Finish: 1st, Scott Collins 1991; Dean Morrison 1994; Greg Jones 2002, 2004 & 2005 Most All-Americans: 3, 1991 (Mark Banks, Dominic Black, Scott Collins); 1998 (Whitey Chlebove, Vertus Jones, Mike Mason); 1999 (Whitey Chlebove, Vertus Jones, Sam Kline)

NCAA Champions 1991 1994 2002 2004 2005

Scott Collins Dean Morrison Greg Jones Greg Jones Greg Jones

NCAA All-Americans

1929 1955 1955

Jimmie Cox Robert Perry Lewis Guidi

142 177 174 184 184 Third, 135 Fourth, 115 Second, 123

1979 1987 1988 1990 1991 1991 1991 1993 1994 1997 1997 1998 1998 1998 1999 1999 1999 2000 2002 2003 2003 2004 2005 2005 2006 2007

Mark Cagle Eighth, 134 Jim Akerly Eighth, 150 Mike Carr Seventh, 158 Mark Banks Fifth, 167 Mark Banks Fifth, 167 Dominic Black Fourth, 190 Scott Collins First, 142 Doug Taylor Fifth, 158 Dean Morrison First, 177 John Koss Sixth, 177 Mike Mason Seventh, 150 Whitey Chlebove Seventh, 134 Vertus Jones Second, 177 Mike Mason Third, 150 Whitey Chlebove Sixth, 141 Vertus Jones Third, 184 Sam Kline Third, 174 Vertus Jones Second, 184 Greg Jones First, 174 Shane Cunanan Sixth, 141 Brandon Lauer Eighth, 133 Greg Jones First, 184 Matt Lebe Eighth, 133 Greg Jones First, 184 Brandon Rader Sixth, 141 Brandon Rader Sixth, 141

Top 25 Finishes At NCAA Tournament 1929 1955 1988 1990 1991 1993 1994 1998 1999 2000 2002 2003 2004 2005

9th 12th 22nd 18th 6th 25th 14th 7th 9th 22nd 13th 17th 16th 18th

NCAA Qualifiers (since 1979) 1979 1980 1981 1984 1985 1986

Mark Cagle Mark Cagle Jeff Roscoe Wilbur Wolf Scott Pifer Wilbur Wolf Scott Pifer Jim Akerly Bill Nye

02.00 points 13.00 points 16.50 points 17.50 points 48.75 points 13.25 points 25.00 points 48.00 points 54.00 points 21.00 points 38.00 points 32.50 points 31.00 points 34.00 points 134 134 190 190 126 190 126 150 HWT

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Jim Akerly Craig Costello Chris Mary Scott Collins Jim Akerly Mike Carr Craig Costello Jeff Spinetti Jay Schwartz Dominic Black Jeff Spinetti Frank Jezorio Steve Millward Dave Miller Scott Collins Dirk Cole Dave Onorato Mark Banks Dominic Black Jeff Spinetti Scott Collins Tom Onorato Dave Onorato Mark Banks Dan Staats Dominic Black Steve Millward Tom Onorato Dave Onorato Dean Morrison Matt Blair Doug Taylor Scott Hage Dean Morrison Dan Staats Chad Billy Dorian Hager Matt Blair Keith Taylor John Koss Dean Morrison Jim Howard Keith Taylor Mike Mason Scott Hage

150 177 134 142 150 158 177 190 167 177 190 HWT 118 126 142 150 158 167 177 190 142 150 158 167 177 190 118 142 158 177 142 158 167 177 190 118 135 142 150 167 177 HWT 142 150 167

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

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John Koss Chad Billy Whitey Chlebove Dorian Hager Mike Mason Jason Frable Scott Hage John Koss Angelo Zegarelli Dorian Hager Mike Mason Sam Kline Vertus Jones John Koss Vince Pellis Angelo Zegarelli Bob Patnesky Whitey Chlebove Dorian Hager Mike Mason Sam Kline Vertus Jones Angelo Zegarelli Bob Patnesky Whitey Chlebove Joe Carr Richard Taylor Sam Kline Vertus Jones Sean Hage Angelo Zegarelli Bob Patnesky Billy Smith Joe Carr Vertus Jones Sean Hage Joe Carr Ryan Kehler Shane Cunanan Billy Smith Joe Carr Tom McMath Greg Jones Brent Miller Ryan Kehler

177 118 134 142 150 158 167 177 118 142 150 158 167 177 HWT 118 126 134 142 150 158 177 125 133 141 149 165 174 184 HWT 125 133 149 157 184 HWT 157 HWT 141 149 157 165 174 197 HWT

ZAC FRYLING

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009* 2010 2011 2012 2013

Seth Lisa Brandon Lauer Shane Cunanan Billy Smith Matt Lebe Tom McMath Greg Jones Ryan Wilman Brent Miller Casey Brewster Joe Clarke Mike Torriero Matt Lebe Zac Fryling Greg Jones Matt Daddino Shawn Cordell Seth Lisa Matt Lebe Zac Fryling Greg Jones Jared Villers Brandon Rader David Jauregui Matt Lebe Larry Hall Kurt Brenner Jared Villers Mark Anderson Brandon Rader David Jauregui Zac Fryling Kurt Brenner Jared Villers Dustin Rogers David Jauregui Zac Fryling Donnie Jones Chance Litton Kurt Brenner Jared Villers Dustin Rogers David Jauregui Ryan Goodman Donnie Jones Kurt Brenner Dustin Rogers Shane Young Donnie Jones Brandon Williamson Shane Young Nathan Pennesi Brandon Rader Donnie Jones Matt Ryan Shane Young Nathan Pennesi Michael Morales Lance Bryson Matt Ryan Brandon Williamson Nathan Pennesi

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

* New system implemented by the NCAA to qualify for the NCAA Tournament

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORDS

Year Coach Captains 1921 R.B. Dayton Scotty Hough 1922 R.B. Dayton Scotty Hough 1923 R.B. Dayton Al Millender 1924 Steve Harrick Tony Suder 1925 Steve Harrick Ward Wylie 1926 Steve Harrick Ward Wylie 1927 Steve Harrick Joe Millender 1928 Steve Harrick Emil Suder 1929 Steve Harrick Jimmie Cox 1930 Steve Harrick Gordon Brill 1931 Steve Harrick Gordon Meyers 1932 Steve Harrick J.J. Fletcher 1933 Denny Myers Floyd “Ben� Schwartzwalder 1934 Denny Myers Albert Gwynne 1935 Albert Gwynne Dick Chittum 1936 Albert Gwynne Charles Sites 1937 Albert Gwynne Robert Kyle 1938 Albert Gwynne Paul Hodges 1939 Albert Gwynne Earle Lancaster 1940 Albert Gwynne Paul Satterfield 1941 Albert Gwynne Robert McArdle 1942 Albert Gwynne Simeon Hall 1943 to 1946 - no wrestling due to World War II 1947 Albert Gwynne Jim Mendenhall 1948 Steve Harrick Bob DeAntonis 1949 Steve Harrick Bob DeAntonis 1950 Steve Harrick Bob DeAntonis 1951 Steve Harrick Gene Brewer 1952 Steve Harrick Bob Boswell 1953 Steve Harrick Don Strimble 1954 Steve Harrick Bob Perry 1955 Steve Harrick Bob Perry 1956 Steve Harrick Lewis Guidi 1957 Steve Harrick Tom Westfall 1958 Steve Harrick Tom Westfall 1959 Steve Harrick Tom Westfall 1960 Steve Harrick Charles Sherwood 1961 Steve Harrick Paul Hoblitzell 1962 Steve Harrick Roy Sisler 1963 Steve Harrick George Nedeff 1964 Steve Harrick Roy Sisler 1965 Steve Harrick Jim Jioio 1966 Steve Harrick Don Check Francis Pavlovich 1967 Steve Harrick Bill Zimmerman Angelo Gianni 1968 George Nedeff Angelo Gianni Don Killen 1969 George Nedeff Jeff Flickenger 1970 George Nedeff Dave McCandles 1971 George Nedeff Bob Vettorel Steve Orlosky 1972 George Nedeff Bob Vettorel Roger Lamens 1973 George Nedeff Bob Vettorel 1974 George Nedeff Garrett Breakiron, Tom Oleszewski 1975 Fred Liechti Tom Oleszewski 1976 Fred Liechti Rick Pennesi Pat Lupinetti

Record 3-3-0 5-3-0 6-2-0 2-1-0 4-3-0 3-1-0 2-4-0 2-4-0 3-3-0 5-3-0 4-5-0 5-3-1 6-2-0 4-2-1 5-3-0 7-0-0 4-4-0 5-3-0 1-4-0 2-4-0 1-5-0 1-6-0 0-4-0 0-7-0 4-3-0 7-1-0 3-5-0 7-2-0 6-2-0 5-4-0 4-2-0 1-6-1 5-6-0 6-4-0 9-2-0 9-2-0 9-3-0 7-3-1 10-3 11-3 9-3-1 4-8-0 9-3-0 8-3-1 9-3-0 4-6-0 11-4-1 10-5-0 8-7-0 7-7-1 9-5-0 14-5-0

WRESTLING Year Coach Captains Record 1977 Fred Liechti Mark Durham 3-17-0 Chuck Fordyce 1978 Fred Liechti Mark Durham 7-9-0 1979 Craig Turnbull Mark Cagle 9-4-2 Cliff Boone 1980 Craig Turnbull Mark Cagle 6-10-1 Nick Ruland 1981 Craig Turnbull Mark Cagle 12-10-0 1982 Craig Turnbull Nick Ruland 10-9-0 Don Tasser 1983 Craig Turnbull Kurt Anderson 6-9-0 Mike Levanduski 1984 Craig Turnbull R.J. Costello 8-8-0 Mike Levanduski 1985 Craig Turnbull R.J. Costello 13-3-0 Mike Levanduski 1986 Craig Turnbull Bill Nye 12-7-0 Thad Turner 1987 Craig Turnbull Jim Akerly 10-6-0 Gordon Taylor 1988 Craig Turnbull Jim Akerly 10-7-0 Craig Costello 1989 Craig Turnbull None 7-7-0 1990 Craig Turnbull Dominic Black 14-1-0* Scott Collins 1991 Craig Turnbull Mark Banks, 11-5-0* Dominic Black, Scott Collins 1992 Craig Turnbull Dave Onorato, 7-6-0 Tom Onorato, Doug Taylor 1993 Craig Turnbull Tom Onorato 7-5-0 Doug Taylor 1994 Craig Turnbull Matt Blair 6-4-0 Dean Morrison, Keith Taylor 1995 Craig Turnbull Keith Taylor 4-6-0 Doug Vetter 1996 Craig Turnbull Scott Hage 7-5-1+ Jim Howard, Mike Mason 1997 Craig Turnbull Mike Mason 4-6-0 1998 Craig Turnbull Mike Mason, Sam Kline 11-3-1* 1999 Craig Turnbull Sam Kline 7-4-0 2000 Craig Turnbull Vertus Jones 6-4-1 Bob Patnesky 2001 Craig Turnbull Joe Carr 4-9-0 Billy Smith 2002 Craig Turnbull Shane Cunanan 12-2-0*+ Tom McMath, Billy Smith 2003 Craig Turnbull Shane Cunanan 9-3-0* Tom McMath, Billy Smith 2004 Craig Turnbull Joe Clarke 9-5-0+ Greg Jones, Matt Lebe Mike Torriero 2005 Craig Turnbull Greg Jones 5-6-1* Matt Lebe 2006 Craig Turnbull Matt Lebe 6-6-0 2007 Craig Turnbull Zac Fryling 5-5-0 Jared Villers 2008 Craig Turnbull Kurt Brenner 8-5-0 Zac Fryling, David Jauregui 2009 Craig Turnbull Kurt Brenner 8-4-2 David Jauregui, Dustin Rogers 2010 Craig Turnbull Brandon Williamson 3-10-0 2011 Craig Turnbull Donnie Jones 9-6-0 Brandon Rader 2012 Craig Turnbull Lance Bryson 9-4 Nathan Pennesi, Shane Young 2013 Craig Turnbull Nathan Pennesi 2-13 Bubba Scheffel, Shane Young TOTAL 571-422-17 * Eastern Wrestling League Dual Meet Champions + Eastern Wrestling League Tournament Champions

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SERIES RECORDS Series Last Last Opponent W L T Began Meeting Win Akron 3 1 0 1969 1980 1980 Alderson-Broaddus 1 0 0 1976 1976 1976 Anderson 1 0 0 1976 1976 1976 Appalachian State 1 0 0 1985 1985 1985 Arizona State 1 4 0 1984 1998 1998 Army 1 1 0 1932 1993 1932 Augsburg 0 1 0 1992 1992 ---Baltimore 6 1 0 1957 1977 1977 Bloomsburg 19 13 1 1979 2012 2011 Boise State 1 0 0 1990 1990 1990 Boston 0 1 0 1994 1994 ---Bowling Green 3 5 0 1959 1968 1965 Buffalo 2 0 0 2001 2002 2002 Cal Poly 1 0 0 2008 2008 2008 Cal State Fullerton 1 0 0 2008 2008 2008 California, Pa. 24 10 1 1959 1993 1993 Cal-Bakersfield 0 1 0 1999 1999 ---Carnegie-Mellon 1 0 0 1921 1921 1921 Case 6 7 0 1937 1956 1956 Catonsville 1 0 0 1978 1978 1978 Chicago 2 2 0 1933 1949 1949 Cincinnati 3 1 0 1970 1981 1981 The Citadel 5 2 0 1958 1966 1966 Clarion 20 14 2 1979 2013 2012 Cleveland State 25 10 0 1979 2012 2012 Columbia 2 0 0 2006 2009 2009 Davidson 1 0 0 1961 1961 1961 Delaware 0 1 0 1973 1973 ---Duquesne 9 1 0 1971 2009 2009 East Carolina 3 0 0 1963 1967 1967 East Stroudsburg 2 0 0 1981 1982 1982 Eastern Michigan 0 1 0 1971 1971 ---Edinboro 10 17 2 1977 2013 2012 Fairmont State 20 8 0 1957 1977 1972 Findlay 0 1 0 1940 1940 ---Franklin & Marshall 2 4 0 1935 2011 2011 Frostburg State 4 0 0 1973 1975 1975 George Mason 1 1 0 1977 1979 1979 George Washington 1 0 0 1973 1973 1973 Gettysburg 0 2 0 1977 1978 ---Glenville State 1 0 0 1975 1975 1975 Hiram 2 0 0 1957 1959 1959 Hofstra 0 2 0 2005 2006 ---Howard 6 0 0 1971 1978 1978 Illinois 3 7 0 1926 2011 2011 Indiana 3 6 0 1922 2010 1991 Indiana, Pa. 20 10 1 1951 1984 1984 Iowa State 1 13 0 1922 2013 2003 Johns Hopkins 3 0 0 2011 2013 2013 Juniata 1 0 0 1969 1969 1969 Kansas State 0 1 0 1938 1938 ---Kent 2 4 0 1941 2001 2001 Kentucky 2 2 0 1923 1983 1983 Kutztown 1 0 0 1982 1982 1982 Liberty 1 0 0 2010 2010 2010 Lehigh 0 3 0 1921 2010 ---Lock Haven 20 15 0 1979 2013 2012 Lycoming 0 1 0 1978 1978 ---Malone 4 0 0 1974 1978 1978

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WRESTLING Series Last Last Opponent W L T Began Meeting Win Marshall 8 1 1 1930 1982 1982 Marietta 1 0 0 1979 1979 1979 Maryland 7 11 0 1952 2013 1988 Michigan 2 5 0 1928 2004 1998 Michigan State 1 5 0 1939 2012 2012 Millersville 3 0 0 1982 1984 1984 Minnesota 0 3 0 1998 2008 ---Missouri 0 2 0 2004 2006 ---Morehead State 3 0 0 1971 1976 1976 Morgan State 3 0 0 1974 1976 1976 Muskingum 1 0 0 1979 1979 1979 Navy 6 25 0 1921 1997 1994 Nebraska 1 8 0 1980 2004 2002 North Carolina 12 2 0 1952 2009 2009 North Carolina State 2 1 0 1951 1953 1953 Northern Illinois 0 1 0 1958 1958 ---Northern Iowa 0 3 0 1982 1991 ---Northern Kentucky 1 0 0 1976 1976 1976 Northwestern 1 4 0 1931 2007 1991 Notre Dame 1 0 0 1927 1927 1927 Ohio Northern 2 2 0 1969 1972 1972 Ohio State 8 16 0 1921 2008 1997 Ohio 34 16 1 1922 2013 2012 Ohio Wesleyan 1 0 0 1927 1927 1927 Oklahoma 1 3 0 1986 2013 1986 Oklahoma State 0 8 0 1927 2013 ---Old Dominion 2 0 0 1985 1986 1986 Oregon 1 0 0 1987 1987 1987 Penn 5 5 0 1921 2007 1998 Penn State 7 29 0 1931 2013 2002 Pitt 24 32 2 1934 2013 2007 Pitt-Johnstown 7 0 0 1975 1992 1992 Princeton 0 1 0 1978 1978 ---Purdue 0 1 0 1954 1954 ---Rider 1 0 0 2006 2006 2006 Rochester Tech 1 0 0 1959 1959 1959 Rider 1 0 0 2000 2000 2000 Rutgers 2 2 0 1981 2013 2012 St. Francis 3 1 0 1966 1971 1971 St. Vincent 5 0 0 1969 1973 1973 Sacred Heart 2 0 0 2010 2010 2010 Shippensburg 8 1 1 1957 1987 1987 Slippery Rock 0 9 0 1970 1978 ---Southern Connecticut 1 0 0 1981 1981 1981 Stanford 1 0 0 2004 2004 2004 Syracuse 1 0 0 1988 1988 1988 Temple 6 4 1 1933 1977 1942 Towson State 3 1 0 1973 1976 1976 Trenton State 0 1 0 1981 1981 ---Virginia 12 1 0 1921 2002 2002 Virginia Tech 12 6 0 1951 2004 2004 Virginia Military 16 5 0 1925 1969 1969 Wash. & Jefferson 17 3 0 1932 1976 1976 Washington & Lee 16 6 1 1922 1968 1968 Waynesburg 33 11 2 1923 1990 1990 West Liberty 19 5 0 1963 1990 1990 Western Maryland 3 0 0 1924 1928 1928 Western Reserve 7 1 0 1930 1954 1954 Wisconsin 0 3 0 1987 2001 ---William & Mary 1 1 1 1967 1978 1967 Wilmington 1 0 0 1967 1967 1967 Wyoming 0 1 0 2009 2009 Youngstown State 2 1 0 1976 1981 1981


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ALL-TIME SCORES

1921 (3-3)

R.B. Dayton 20-13 8-21 12-17 22-10 33-0 4-26

W L L W W L

Ohio State Lehigh Penn Virginia Carnegie Tech Navy

1922 (5-3)

R.B. Dayton 24-4 28-5 21-4 5-17 20-3 14-15 0-27 16-12

W Ohio State W Virginia W Ohio L Iowa State W Washington & Lee L Indiana L Navy W Penn

0-27 35-0 21-8

L Oklahoma A&M W Western Maryland W Navy

1929 (3-3)

Steve Harrick 28-5 W 14-12 W 17-11 W 5-25 L 8-24 L 8-17 L 9th at NCAA Championships

1923 (6-2)

R.B. Dayton 23-8 3-0 24-3 13-14 28-5 19-6 8-16 23-8

1921-2013

W W W L W W L W

Ohio Waynesburg Kentucky Iowa State Virginia Indiana Navy Penn

1924 (2-1)

Steve Harrick 25-0 W Western Maryland 14-11 W Penn 8-17 L Navy

1925 (4-3)

Steve Harrick 28-0 W Western Maryland 22-8 W VMI 16-9 W Washington & Lee 22-5 W Iowa 5-12 L Iowa State 6-16 L Penn 3-23 L Navy

1926 (3-1)

Steve Harrick 19-6 W 6-17 L 14-13 W 23-5 W

Illinois Iowa State Navy Penn

1927 (2-4)

Steve Harrick 35-0 W 3-24 L 5-24 L 9-20 L 29-0 W 6-19 L

Ohio Wesleyan Illinois Oklahoma A&M Ohio Notre Dame Navy

1928 (2-4)

Steve Harrick 9-14 L 4.5-18.5 L 0-25 L

Indiana Michigan Illinois

Waynesburg Michigan Ohio State Oklahoma A&M Illinois Navy

1930 (5-3)

Steve Harrick 24-10 W Waynesburg 6-22 L Ohio State 24-6 W Marshall 24-6 W Western Reserve 18-11 W Ohio 28-10 W Waynesburg 0-28 L Navy 3-31 L Oklahoma A&M

1931 (4-5)

Steve Harrick 32-0 W Waynesburg 29-3 W Waynesburg 5-27 L Michigan 13-19 L Indiana 5-27 L Penn State 15-23 L Northwestern 3-33 L Navy 22-8 W Ohio 22-10 W Western Reserve

1932 (5-3-1)

Steve Harrick 18-18 T Waynesburg 30-0 W Waynesburg 18-8 W Army 15-9 W Ohio State 0-30 L Indiana 10-20 L Penn State 6-22 L Michigan 17-11 W Western Reserve 38-0 W Washington & Jefferson

1933 (6-2)

Denny Myers 32-0 W Waynesburg 29-3 W Waynesburg 15-9 W Ohio State 6-18 L Penn State 32-0 W Washington & Jefferson 16.5-11.5 W Chicago 25-5 W Temple 12-18 L Navy

1934 (4-2-1)

Denny Myers 22-6 W Waynesburg 30-0 W Waynesburg 3-25 L Illinois 16-16 T Temple 28-10 W Pitt 24-10 W Washington & Jefferson 1.5-26.5 L Ohio State

1935 (5-3)

Albert Gwynne 21-13 W Waynesburg 22-6 W Pitt 3-33 L Ohio State 24-8 W Waynesburg 8-22 L Michigan 6-26 L Franklin & Marshall 22-8 W Temple 24-8 W Washington & Jefferson

1936 (7-0)

Albert Gwynne 17-13 W Waynesburg 18-16 W Temple 14-11 W Ohio 26.5-1.5 W Waynesburg 15-11 W Ohio 34-0 W Washington & Jefferson 36-0 W Pitt

1937 (4-4)

Albert Gwynne 11-21 L Waynesburg 13-21 L Case 23-13 W Pitt 10-22 L Ohio State 3-29 L Chicago 19-11 W Waynesburg 31-3 W Washington & Jefferson 14-12 W Temple

1938 (5-3)

Albert Gwynne 17-13 W Waynesburg 4.5-21.5 L Ohio State 15.5-10.5 W Case 7.5-20.5 L Waynesburg 6-26 L Kansas State 22-10 W Temple 18-14 W Washington & Jefferson 34.5-1.5 W Pitt

1939 (1-4)

Albert Gwynne 11-17 L Temple 8-20 L Michigan State 3-29 L Ohio State 26-6 W Washington & Jefferson 9-15 L Case

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Albert Gwynne 8-28 L Washington & Lee 12.5-18.5 L Findlay 5-25 L Michigan State 33-5 W Washington & Jefferson 15-21 L Temple 17-11 W Case

1941 (1-5)

Albert Gwynne 8-26 L Washington & Lee 5-35 L Navy 8-26 L Kent State 16-20 L Temple 23-11 W Waynesburg 10-22 L Case

1942 (1-6)

Albert Gwynne 0-32 L 21-8 W 3-29 L 3-27 L 3-23 L 5-23 L 0-34 L

Ohio State Temple Penn State Waynesburg Case Waynesburg Navy

1943-1946

- no wrestling due to World War

1947 (0-4)

Albert Gwynne 0-38 L Waynesburg 6-28 L Case 6-24 L Washington & Lee 6-26 L Waynesburg

1948 (0-7)

Steve Harrick 5-22 L Washington & Jefferson 12-16 L Chicago 13-15 L Northwestern 7-22 L Ohio 5-20 L Case 9-15 L Washington & Jefferson 8-17 L Washington & Jefferson

1949 (4-3)

Steve Harrick 11-18 L Western Reserve 26-11 W Washington & Jefferson 6-18 L Case 17-9 W Chicago 11-19 L Northwestern 18-10 W Virginia 22-6 W Washington & Jefferson

1950 (7-1)

Steve Harrick 22-8 W Western Reserve 7-25 L Washington & Lee 24-8 W Ohio 22-5 W Virginia 14-12 W VMI 14-12 W Case 16-14 W Western Reserve 14-12 W Pitt

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1951 (3-5)

Steve Harrick 12-14 L North Carolina State 17-12 W Ohio 38-0 W Western Reserve 27-3 W Indiana, Pa. 13-15 L Virginia Tech 9-15 L VMI 6-18 L Pitt 11-18 L Virginia 5th at Southern Conference Championships

1952 (7-2)

Steve Harrick 12-14 L Maryland 28-0 W VMI 17-9 W Virginia Tech 21-3 W North Carolina 30-0 W North Carolina State 18-6 W Ohio 16-10 W Washington & Lee 3-25 L Pitt 20-6 W Virginia 2nd at Southern Conference Championships

1953 (6-2)

Steve Harrick 16-11 W Case 12-16 L Maryland 19-11 W VMI 19-9 W Virginia Tech 26-7 W North Carolina State 29-5 W North Carolina 17-9 W Washington & Lee 2-27 L Pitt 2nd at Southern Conference Championships

1954 (5-4)

Steve Harrick 28-6 W Western Reserve 19-10 W Maryland 13-17 L VMI 9-15 L Purdue 27-3 W Virginia Tech 27-5 W North Carolina 16-12 W Washington & Lee 0-30 L Pitt 13-14 L Waynesburg 1st at Southern Conference Championships

1955 (4-2)

Steve Harrick 25-10 W Case 19-13 W VMI 24-6 W Indiana, Pa. 13-15 L Virginia Tech 21-13 W Washington & Lee 5-26 L Pitt 2nd at Southern Conference Championships 12th at NCAA Championships

1956 (1-6-1)

Steve Harrick 24-8 W Case 13-19 L Indiana, Pa. 16-18 L VMI 14-14 T Washington & Lee

10-21 3-33 8-26 0-32

L Franklin & Marshall L Navy L Virginia Tech L Pitt

4th at Southern Conference Championships

1957 (5-6)

Steve Harrick 8-26 L Indiana, Pa. 3-29 L VMI 22-10 W Baltimore 32-0 W Fairmont State 10-24 L Kent State 26-7 W Hiram 3-31 L Virginia Tech 10-26 L Franklin & Marshall 17-15 W Washington & Lee 26-6 W Fairmont State 0-30 L Shippensburg 4th at Southern Conference Championships

1958 (6-4)

Steve Harrick 32-0 W Fairmont State 13-15 L Indiana, Pa. 14-11 W Shippensburg 15-19 L Baltimore 11-16 L Northern Illinois 20-8 W VMI 25-3 W Washington & Lee 26-5 W The Citadel 9-19 L Kent State 22-6 W Fairmont State 2nd at Southern Conference Championships

1959 (9-2)

Steve Harrick 25-3 W Fairmont State 27-3 W Indiana, Pa. 15-13 W Rochester Tech. 10-18 L Bowling Green 30-0 W Hiram 23-11 W California, Pa. 18-8 W VMI 19-8 W North Carolina 22-8 W Washington & Lee 11-15 L Kent State 27-3 W Fairmont State 1st at Southern Conference Championships

1960 (9-2)

Steve Harrick 28-6 W Baltimore 20-6 W Indiana, Pa. 9-17 L Bowling Green 25-9 W Fairmont State 29-5 W California. Pa. 17-13 W Kent State 24-10 W VMI 21-11 W Fairmont State 27-3 W Washington & Lee 9-21 L Ohio State 26-5 W North Carolina 3rd at Southern Conference Championships

1961 (9-3)

Steve Harrick 18-8 W A 21-9 W H

Baltimore Indiana, Pa.


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L H Penn State W A California, Pa. W A VMI W N The Citadel W A Davidson W H Fairmont State L H Virginia Tech W H Washington & Lee L H Ohio State W H Fairmont State

3rd at Southern Conference Championships

1962 (7-3-1)

19-9 14-13 28-0 12-9 14-16 22-8 11-19 17-9 31-2

WRESTLING

W W W W L W L W W

California, Pa. Bowling Green Virginia East Carolina The Citadel North Carolina Ohio Virginia Tech Fairmont State

1st at Southern Conference Championships

1966 (4-8)

Steve Harrick 17-11 W Baltimore 16-15 W Indiana, Pa. 19-9 W Fairmont State 3-27 L Penn State 16-16 T California, Pa. 14-11 W VMI 11-21 L North Carolina 18-13 W The Citadel 16-12 W Washington & Lee 3-22 L Virginia Tech 29-3 W Fairmont State

Steve Harrick Washington & Jefferson 15-14 W 14-19 L Indiana, Pa. 11-21 L Washington & Lee 16-18 L California, Pa. 5-27 L Bowling Green 14-17 L VMI 26-2 W North Carolina 19-12 W Fairmont State 12-23 L Ohio 8-23 L Pitt 20-8 W The Citadel 16-19 L Saint Francis, Pa.

1963 (10-3)

1967 (9-3)

4th at Southern Conference Championships

Steve Harrick 29-7 W Baltimore 16-12 W Indiana, Pa. 23-3 W VMI 17-10 W West Liberty 13-15 L California, Pa. 24-8 W Bowling Green 21-8 W Virginia Tech 28-0 W North Carolina 22-8 W East Carolina 11-14 L The Citadel 29-5 W Fairmont State 19-10 W Ohio 14-16 L Washington & Lee 2nd at Southern Conference Championships

1964 (11-3)

Steve Harrick 27-9 W Indiana, Pa. 33-3 W West Liberty 19-9 W VMI 26-6 W Washington & Lee 8-21 L Ohio State 26-5 W California, Pa. 22-5 W Bowling Green 2-25 L Pitt 21-9 W Virginia Tech 19-7 W Virginia 18-13 W North Carolina 8-20 L Ohio 19-10 W The Citadel 26-5 W Fairmont State 1st at Southern Conference Championships T-37th at NCAA Championships

1965 (9-3-1)

Steve Harrick 8-18 L Penn State 24-5 W VMI 14-14 T Indiana, Pa. 22-6 W Washington & Lee

1st at Southern Conference Championships

Steve Harrick 17-14 W Washington & Jefferson 17-16 W Indiana, Pa. 11-24 L California, Pa. 30-5 W Virginia 20-17 W VMI 3-34 L Bowling Green 30-8 W East Carolina 32-3 W William & Mary 32-3 W Wilmington 37-0 W Fairmont State 12-26 L Ohio 29-12 W West Liberty 2nd at Southern Conference Championships

1968 (8-3-1)

George Nedeff 31-8 W Washington & Jefferson 22-9 W Indiana, Pa. 40-0 W Washington & Lee 24-11 W California, Pa. 24-15 W VMI 11-22 L Bowling Green 36-10 W West Liberty 5-26 L Ohio 25-11 W Virginia 15-15 T William & Mary 15-19 L Fairmont State 20-19 W North Carolina 4th at Southern Conference Championships

1969 (9-3)

George Nedeff 53-79 L A 53-48 W N 53-38 W N 15-13 W H 9-20 L A 28-3 W A 34-10 W H 24-6 W A

Waynesburg Juniata Akron Indiana, Pa. Ohio Northern North Carolina West Liberty VMI

25-6 22-9 8-23 23-11

W W L W

H H A H

Saint Vincent Fairmont State California, Pa. Saint Francis, Pa.

1970 (4-6)

George Nedeff 15-20 L A Indiana, Pa. 8-32 L H Pitt 7-27 L H Ohio Northern 24-14 W N Cincinnati 25-8 W A West Liberty 11-24 L H Slippery Rock 27-12 W A Saint Vincent 8-20 L A Fairmont State 7-29 L H California, Pa. 26-14 W A Saint Francis, Pa.

1971 (11-4-1)

George Nedeff 15-15 T A Waynesburg 9-21 L N Eastern Michigan 22-12 W N Howard 25-10 W H Indiana, Pa. 28-5 W H Duquesne 29-5 W H Saint Vincent 21-11 W A West Liberty 37-2 W A Washington & Jefferson 21-14 W A Ohio Northern 24-13 W H West Liberty 9-27 L A Slippery Rock 26-14 W H Fairmont State 29-8 W H Morehead State 14-24 L A Pitt 2-37 L A California, Pa. 22-14 W A Saint Francis, Pa.

1972 (10-5)

George Nedeff 23-14 W A Indiana, Pa. 30-9 W A Howard 23-14 W A Waynesburg 26-8 W A Indiana 42-6 W H Saint Vincent 32-12 W H Duquesne 33-9 W H Washington & Jefferson 5-36 L H Pitt 22-16 W H Fairmont State 38-6 W H Ohio Northern 19-28 L A West Liberty 8-39 L A Fairmont State 21-15 W A Morehead State 5-33 L H Slippery Rock 11-25 L H California, Pa.

1973 (8-7)

George Nedeff 18-21 L A 23-17 W A 9-30 L A 20-17 W H 31-7 W H 18-20 L H 36-6 W H 24-18 W H 6-33 L A 49-0 W H 22-18 W H

Delaware Duquesne Waynesburg Indiana, Pa. Saint Vincent Duquesne Frostburg Towson State Pitt Frostburg West Liberty

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L W L L

A California, Pa. A George Washington A Slippery Rock H Fairmont State

1974 (7-7-1)

George Nedeff 38-11 W A Howard 38-11 W A Malone 11-23 L A Waynesburg 15-30 L A Indiana, Pa. 38-0 W H Frostburg 43-2 W H Duquesne 14-20 L H West Liberty 27-12 W H California, Pa. 20-14 W A Towson State 19-17 W A Morgan State 3-39 L H Pitt 20-20 T H Marshall 12-21 L A West Liberty 3-43 L H Slippery Rock 14-26 L A Fairmont State

1975 (9-5)

Fred Liechti 24-18 43-4 28-6 12-27 33-15 15-21 11-23 0-42 19-14 20-24 29-12 5-36 27-16 45-0

W H Indiana, Pa. W A Malone W A Glenville State W A Waynesburg W H Morgan State L H Towson State L H Fairmont State L A Pitt W A Marshall L H West Liberty W A Pitt-Johnstown L A Slippery Rock W A California, Pa. W A Frostburg

1976 (14-5)

Fred Liechti 18-21 42-9 39-3 26-14 47-6 24-18 25-16 8-30 23-17 42-2 11-20 30-11 24-13 49-0 6-33 20-19 11-25 33-10 24-13

L A Indiana, Pa. W N Howard W N Malone W A Waynesburg W N Anderson W N Northern Kentucky W A Morehead L H Ohio State W N Towson State W A Morgan State L N Fairmont State W A Washington & Jefferson W H Marshall W H Alderson-Broaddus L H Slippery Rock W H California, Pa. L H Pitt W N Youngstown State W A West Liberty

1977 (3-17)

Fred Liechti 19-30 8-26 14-22 32-17

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L H Indiana, Pa. L H Akron L A Waynesburg W N Pitt-Johnstown

25-19 12-25 7-30 21-27 2-47 15-30 11-27 2-39 12-33 41-3 6-34 5-35 6-31 2-43 15-33 11-34

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W H Baltimore L H Gettysburg L H Edinboro L A Cincinnati L A Fairmont State L A California, Pa. L A Marshall L A Slippery Rock L H George Mason W H Howard L H Franklin & Marshall L H Temple L A Youngstown State L H Maryland L A Pitt L A West Liberty

1978 (7-9)

Fred Liechti 20-29 40-9 47-5 51-2 46-2 24-25 16-18 39-8 20-18 12-36 29-12 9-34 6-34 15-21 13-29 3-42

L A Indiana, Pa. W A Waynesburg W N Howard W N Malone W N Catonsville L N Edinboro L N Gettysburg W N Cincinnati W H California, Pa. L H Slippery Rock W H Marshall L H Princeton L H William & Mary L H Lycoming L A Maryland L A Pitt

7th at EWL Championships - WVU’s first year in the EWL

T H Shippensburg L H Clarion L H Bloomsburg L H Lock Haven W H Pitt L A Maryland L A Nebraska L A Cleveland State

7th at EWL Championships

1981 (12-10)

Craig Turnbull 44-3 W H Indiana, Pa. 25-17 W H Waynesburg 18-23 L H Nebraska 12-24 L N Ohio 20-19 W N Youngstown State 43-6 W N Cincinnati 25-22 W A California, Pa. 35-6 W A East Stroudsburg 16-24 L A Lock Haven 13-28 L N Trenton State 8-33 L A Clarion 32-6 W N Southern Connecticut 23-21 W N Rutgers 6-32 L N Navy 25-16 W A Shippensburg 22-15 W A Pitt 19-25 L H Bloomsburg 13-33 L H Penn State 10-34 L A Kentucky 31-15 W A Marshall 23-20 W H Maryland 15-24 L H Cleveland State 5th at EWL Championships

1982 (10-9)

1979 (9-4-2)

Craig Turnbull 35-8 W H Indiana, Pa. 36-6 W N Marietta 26-12 W A Waynesburg 31-11 W N Muskingum 42-9 W H George Mason 20-20 T H Ohio 28-10 W H Akron 6-32 L A Bloomsburg 17-16 W A California, Pa. 27-15 W H Maryland 4-36 L A Clarion State 37-11 W A Marshall 12-30 L H Cleveland State 12-20 L A Lock Haven 21-21 T A Pitt 5th at EWL Championships 5th at Eastern Athletic Association Tournament

Craig Turnbull 42-3 W A Indiana, Pa. 31-6 W A Waynesburg 17-27 L H Clarion 6-37 L H Kentucky 12-30 L H Northern Iowa 31-9 W H Ohio 13-23 L A Maryland 14-30 L A Navy 41-5 W H Shippensburg 23-15 W A Millersville 23-12 W H California, Pa. 8-40 L H Lock Haven 20-19 W H Pitt 3-38 L N Bloomsburg 33-12 W N Kutztown 36-12 W N East Stroudsburg 35-13 W H Marshall 6-34 L A Penn State 13-23 L A Cleveland State 8th at EWL Championships

1980 (6-10-1)

Craig Turnbull 21-23 L A 28-3 W H 6-35 L A 15-30 L N 39-9 W N 21-13 W N 13-29 L A 41-10 W H 36-3 W H

17-17 9-28 11-28 17-21 28-11 12-30 11-35 9-31

Indiana, Pa. California, Pa. Penn State Navy Akron Illinois Ohio West Liberty Marshall

1983 (6-9)

Craig Turnbull 19-18 W A 17-23 L A 40-6 W H 12-23 L A 28-15 W H 20-19 W H 17-22 L A 10-31 L A

Kentucky Clarion Waynesburg Pitt Shippensburg Millersville California, Pa. Lock Haven


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L H Maryland W H Bloomsburg L H Navy L A Ohio L H Penn State W H West Liberty L H Cleveland State

7th at EWL Championships

1984 (8-8)

Craig Turnbull 30-15 W A Waynesburg 10-21 L H Clarion 17-20 L H Arizona State 21-18 W H Pitt 19-18 W A Shippensburg 39-9 W A Millersville 60-0 W H Ohio 18-20 L A Maryland 11-33 L A Navy 30-11 W A Indiana, Pa. 9-33 L A Bloomsburg 49-0 W H California, Pa. 12-27 L A Lock Haven 9-34 L A Penn State 39-4 W A West Liberty 17-32 L A Cleveland State 7th at EWL Championships

1985 (13-3)

Craig Turnbull 27-16 W A Edinboro 38-6 W H Waynesburg 15-28 L A Clarion 19-15 W A Pitt 35-7 W N Old Dominion 20-24 L N Iowa State 26-16 W N Appalachian State 32-3 W H Shippensburg 36-9 W H Maryland 47-3 W A California, Pa. 20-13 W H Navy 21-19 W H Lock Haven 20-24 L H Penn State 39-7 W H West Liberty 32-9 W A Cleveland State 40-7 W H Ohio 5th at EWL Championships

1986 (12-7)

Craig Turnbull 42-6 W A 12-30 L H 13-25 L H 38-6 W N 0-42 L N 28-15 W N 34-11 W N 16-23 L N 30-15 W N 25-17 W A 36-6 W A 19-20 L A 54-2 W H 21-19 W H 16-23 L A 9-32 L A 36-9 W H

Waynesburg Clarion Pitt Old Dominion Iowa State Indiana Virginia Northern Iowa Oklahoma Ohio Shippensburg Navy California, Pa. Bloomsburg Lock Haven Penn State West Liberty

27-15 23-20

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W H Cleveland State W A Maryland

7th at EWL Championships

1987 (10-6)

Craig Turnbull 39-9 W H Waynesburg 14-21 L A Clarion 18-15 W N Ohio State 15-20 L N Wisconsin 34-9 W N Oregon 13-23 L H Arizona State 48-0 W H Shippensburg 23-11 W H Maryland 41-5 W H Ohio 41-7 W A California, Pa. 15-19 L A Bloomsburg 21-19 W H Lock Haven 13-31 L H Penn State 31-11 W A West Liberty 19-18 W A Cleveland State 16-22 L A Pitt 7th at EWL Championships

1988 (10-7)

Craig Turnbull 29-11 W A Waynesburg 20-15 W H Clarion 7-33 L N Edinboro 22-15 W N Maryland 17-14 W N Syracuse 26-14 W N Clarion 10-25 L A Ohio State 38-11 W H California, Pa. 12-22 L A Navy 21-15 W H Pitt-Johnstown 26-9 W A Ohio 13-24 L H Bloomsburg 17-24 L A Lock Haven 16-24 L A Penn State 15-20 L H Cleveland State 44-6 W H West Liberty 25-11 W H Pitt 7th at EWL Championships 22nd at NCAA Championships

1989 (7-7)

Craig Turnbull 44-2 W H Waynesburg 13-25 L A Clarion 6-34 L N Arizona State 35-12 W N Ohio 34-7 W A California, Pa. 25-12 W A Pitt-Johnstown 26-15 W H Navy 16-19 L A Bloomsburg 14-22 L H Edinboro 12-29 L H Lock Haven 9-26 L H Penn State 14-18 L A Cleveland State 28-6 W A West Liberty 19-17 W A Pitt 8th at EWL Championships

1990 (14-1)

Craig Turnbull 52-3 W A 26-13 W H 43-0 W H

Waynesburg Clarion Boise State

27-8 34-3 39-4 19-12 17-25 22-11 25-13 20-13 31-12 35-2 29-3 24-10

W A Ohio W H California, Pa. W H Pitt-Johnstown W N Navy L N Arizona State W H Bloomsburg W A Lock Haven W H Penn State W H West Liberty W H Cleveland State W H Pitt W A Edinboro

2nd at EWL Championships 18th at NCAA Championships

1991 (11-5)

Craig Turnbull 23-9 W A 21-14 W N 19-21 L N 35-5 W N 16-23 L N 15-20 L N 33-9 W H 53-0 W A 16-18 L A 40-2 W H 32-7 W A 18-21 L H 23-17 W H 24-15 W A 32-9 W A 34-10 W H 1st at EWL Championships 6th at NCAA Championships * NWCA National Duals

Clarion Indiana* Nebraska* Northwestern* Northern Iowa* North Carolina* California, Pa. Pitt-Johnstown Navy Ohio Bloomsburg Lock Haven Penn State Cleveland State Pitt Edinboro

1992 (7-6)

Craig Turnbull 20-13 W H Clarion 17-13 W A Lock Haven 28-13 W H Pitt-Johnstown 28-11 W A California, Pa. 18-16 W A Ohio 16-19 L H Navy 12-28 L A Penn State 23-21 W H Bloomsburg 9-39 L N Wisconsin 18-25 L N Augsburg 15-21 L H Cleveland State 20-16 W A Edinboro 14-23 L H Pitt 4th at EWL Championships

1993 (7-5)

Craig Turnbull 22-17 W N Ohio State 32-15 W A Clarion 35-11 W H California, Pa. 28-11 W H Ohio 10-21 L A Navy 12-21 L A Bloomsburg 19-16 W H Lock Haven 12-19 L H Army 28-18 W A Cleveland State 21-14 W H Edinboro 6-27 L A Pitt 16-25 L H Penn State 3rd at EWL Championships 25th at NCAA Championships

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Craig Turnbull 9-25 L H Clarion 22-10 W H Navy 32-6 W H Bloomsburg 13-22 L N Boston University 15-22 L N Iowa State 21-12 W A Lock Haven 36-4 W H Cleveland State 15-19 L A Edinboro 32-3 W H Pitt 22-16 W A Penn State 3rd at EWL Championships 14th at NCAA Championships

1995 (4-6)

Craig Turnbull 13-25 L A Clarion 15-27 L H Iowa State 9-24 L A Navy 31-11 W A Bloomsburg 21-20 W A Ohio 7-28 L H Lock Haven 23-15 W A Cleveland State 15-23 L H Edinboro 10-26 L A Pitt 18-14 W H Penn State 5th at EWL Championships

1996 (7-5-1)

Craig Turnbull 33-3 W H Ohio 10-24 L H Nebraska 25-10 W H Bloomsburg 19-19 T H Clarion 15-28 L N Oklahoma State 15-22 L N Pitt 30-9 W N Duquesne 42-12 W N Franklin & Marshall 17-20 L A Lock Haven 30-6 W H Cleveland State 25-15 W A Edinboro 19-13 W H Pitt 16-20 L A Penn State 1st at EWL Championships

Craig Turnbull 12-25 L A Nebraska 22-15 W A Ohio State 25-14 W A Clarion 15-22 L H Navy 16-23 L A Bloomsburg 19-18 W H Lock Haven 42-3 W A Cleveland State 13-27 L H Edinboro 17-18 L A Pitt 16-22 L H Ohio 4th at EWL Championships

1998 (11-3-1)

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L N Nebraska* W A Lock Haven W H Penn State W H Duquesne W H Cleveland State W H Pitt W A Ohio W A Edinboro

2nd at EWL Championships 7th at NCAA Championships * National Duals

1999 (7-4)

Craig Turnbull 22-12 W A Clarion 32-7 W A Bloomsburg 10-31 L N Oklahoma State 17-20 L N Cal-Bakersfield 20-12 W H Lock Haven 33-9 W A Cleveland State 41-6 W H Virginia Tech 10-21 L A Pitt 41-3 W A Duquesne 13-19 L H Edinboro 31-7 W H Ohio 2nd at EWL Championships 9th at NCAA Championships

2000 (6-4-1) Craig Turnbull 35-8 19-19 24-15 20-23 29-9 6-35 28-13 30-6 14-20 9-25 23-13

W H Clarion T H Bloomsburg W A Lock Haven L N Pennsylvania* W N Rider* L N Nebraska* W N Virginia Tech^ W H Cleveland State L H Pitt L A Edinboro W A Ohio

2nd at EWL Championships 22nd at NCAA Championships * National Duals ^ Grundy, Va.

2001 (4-9)

1997 (4-6)

Craig Turnbull 19-19 T H 30-19 W H 28-10 W N 3-33 L N 20-19 W N 20-16 W N 13-25 L N

8-36 26-12 18-13 42-10 48-0 18-14 30-6 25-14

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Clarion Bloomsburg Michigan* Minnesota* Penn* Arizona State* Penn State*

Craig Turnbull 10-27 L A Clarion 22-10 W H Penn State 8-38 L N Indiana& 19-16 W N Buffalo& 22-21 W N Kent& 9-28 L N Wisconsin& 7-34 L A Bloomsburg 24-23 W H Virginia Tech 12-33 L H Lock Haven 9-27 L H Ohio 12-28 L A Pitt 6-38 L H Edinboro 19-22 L H Cleveland State 8th at EWL Championships 37th at NCAA Championships & Virginia Duals

2002 (12-2)

Craig Turnbull 16-24 L A 23-12 W H 23-15 W A

Iowa State Clarion Penn State

13-26 36-7 31-21 44-3 26-6 19-12 29-9 32-2 23-15 19-14 31-3

L A Ohio State W H Bloomsburg W H Nebraska W H Virginia W H Buffalo W H Lock Haven W A Virginia Tech W H Pitt W A Ohio W A Cleveland State W A Edinboro

1st at EWL Championships 13th at NCAA Championships

2003 (9-3)

Craig Turnbull 22-14 W H Iowa State 14-21 L H Ohio State 34-0 W A Bloomsburg 18-20 L N Oklahoma* 15-20 L N Minnesota* 22-14 W A Clarion 31-8 W A Lock Haven 36-12 W H Virginia Tech 29-8 W A Pitt 23-9 W H Ohio 19-14 W H Edinboro 25-16 W H Cleveland State 2nd at EWL Championships 17th at NCAA Championships * National Duals

2004 (9-5)

Craig Turnbull 22-14 W N Stanford 15-22 L N Missouri 13-24 L H Penn State 32-7 W H Bloomsburg 16-29 L N Michigan* 21-16 W H Cleveland State* 18-21 L N Penn* 25-15 W H Clarion 21-13 W H Pitt 39-13 W A Virginia Tech 29-10 W H Lock Haven 23-22 W A Ohio 13-25 L A Edinboro 27-12 W A Cleveland State T-1st at EWL Championships 16th at NCAA Championships * National Duals

2005 (5-6-1)

Craig Turnbull 15-20 L A Nebraska 12-34 L A Penn State 22-16 W A Bloomsburg 43-0 W A Clarion 6-34 L N Illinois 16-24 L N Penn State 18-23 L H Hofstra 23-15 W A Pitt 25-15 W H Ohio 19-21 L A Lock Haven 20-20 T H Edinboro 27-13 W H Cleveland State 4th at EWL Championships 18th at NCAA Championships


2013-14 | 2006 (6-6)

Craig Turnbull 16-29 L H Missouri 14-28 L A Hofstra 21-18 W N Rider* 15-17 L N Ohio State* 16-20 L N Columbia* 22-14 W H Bloomsburg 37-6 W H Clarion 20-13 W H Pitt 16-18 L A Ohio 25-16 W H Lock Haven 5-40 L A Edinboro 24-12 W A Cleveland State 2nd at EWL Championships 26th at NCAA Championships *Virginia Duals

2007 (5-5)

Craig Turnbull 37-7 W H Duquesne 14-28 L N Northwestern* 18-25 L N Penn* 15-22 L A Bloomsburg 38-6 W A Clarion 18-16 W A Pitt 16-22 L H Ohio 25-11 W A Lock Haven 16-21 L H Edinboro 38-6 W H Cleveland State 2nd at EWL Championships 28th at NCAA Championships * NWCA National Duals

2008 (8-5-0)

Craig Turnbull 37-3 W N Sacred Heart @ 9-24 L N Iowa State @ 27-12 W A Cal State Fullerton 24-12 W A Cal Poly 9-32 L N Minnesota* 9-29 L N Ohio State* 35-3 W H Clarion 21-12 W H Bloomsburg 30-6 W H Lock Haven 17-18 L H Pitt 28-13 W A Ohio 16-21 L A Edinboro 32-2 W A Cleveland State 3rd at EWL Championships 31st at NCAA Championships @ Sprawl & Brawl Meet (Vestal, N.Y.) * NWCA National Duals

2009 (8-4-2)

Craig Turnbull 22-15 W N Columbia * 21-11 W N North Carolina * 10-27 L A Penn State 3-35 L H Lehigh 19-26 L H Illinois 15-25 L H Michigan State 57-0 W A Duquesne 19-16 W A Bloomsburg 22-14 W A Clarion 20-16 W A Lock Haven 15-15 T A Pitt 37-9 W H Ohio 41-0 W H Cleveland State 19-19 T H Edinboro

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2nd at EWL Championships 47th at NCAA Championships * Sprawl & Brawl Meet (Vestal, N.Y.)

2010 (3-10-0)

Craig Turnbull 18-19 L N Wyoming * 15-23 L N Illinois * 12-33 L H Penn State 9-29 L H Indiana 9-24 L A Michigan State 3-39 L A Lehigh 14-20 L H Clarion 21-18 W H Bloomsburg 32-12 W H Lock Haven 15-19 L H Pitt 15-27 L A Ohio 34-11 W A Cleveland State ^ 6-29 L A Edinboro 5th at EWL Championships T-47th at NCAA Championships * Sprawl & Brawl Meet (Vestal, N.Y.) ^ Saint Clairsville, Ohio

2013 (2-13-0)

Craig Turnbull 43-0 W N Johns Hopkins* 10-24 L A Maryland* 3-44 L H Penn State 15-19 L A Lock Haven 3-36 L A Oklahoma State 14-25 L A Oklahoma 10-26 L H Rutgers 3-30 L H Iowa State 9-31 L A Pitt 9-29 L H Ohio 9-29 L H Edinboro 18-15 W A Clarion 0-57 L A Oklahoma State# 9-33 L N Oklahoma# 3-45 L N Iowa State# 4th at Big 12 Championships T-63rd at NCAA Championships * Terrapin Duals (College Park, Md.) # Big 12 Duals

2011 (9-6-0)

Craig Turnbull 24-12 W N 13-27 L A 38-3 W N 41-0 W N 14-25 L N 3-40 L N 18-15 W A 18-21 L H 19-12 W A 39-4 W A 33-5 W A 14-21 L A 24-13 W H 15-22 L H 46-0 W H

Liberty* Maryland* Johns Hopkins Sacred Heart^ Rutgers^ Penn State^ Illinois Michigan State Bloomsburg Clarion Lock Haven Pitt Ohio Edinboro Cleveland State

2nd at EWL Championships 51st at NCAA Championships * Terrapin Duals (College Park, Md.) ^ Sprawl & Brawl (Vestal, N.Y.)

2012 (9-4-0)

Craig Turnbull 48-0 W N Johns Hopkins* 41-0 W N Franklin & Marshall* 6-34 L A Penn State 15-22 L H Maryland 23-12 W A Michigan State 10-25 L H Bloomsburg 23-20 W H Clarion 28-12 W H Lock Haven 21-18 W A Rutgers 12-26 L H Pitt 36-3 W A Ohio 18-17 W A Edinboro 36-6 W A Cleveland State

The Last Time WVU ... Defeated a Ranked Opponent at Home: 2/23/03 vs. No. 24 Cleveland State, 25-16 Defeated a Ranked Opponent on the Road: 2/18/12 vs. No. 10 Edinboro, 18-17 Scored 30 Points or More on the Road: 2/19/12 vs. Cleveland State, 36-6 Scored 40 Points or More on the Road: 11/3/12 vs. Johns Hopkins, 43-0 Scored 50 Points or More on the Road: 1/18/09 vs. Duquesne, 57-0 Shutout an Opponent: 2/18/12 vs. Johns Hopkins, 43-0 Was Shutout by an Opponent: 1/10/86 vs. Iowa State (at Virginia Duals), 0-42

3rd at EWL Championships 43rd at NCAA Championships * Terrapin Duals (College Park, Md.)

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Ranked No. 1 in the nation all season, Scott Collins became WVU’s first national champion in 1991 after posting a stellar 40-1 senior season. Collins went undefeated in EWL action as a senior. In fact, he set WVU’s thenall-time consecutive wins streak with 23-straight victories, including five straight at the NCAA Tournament. As a member of WVU’s nationally ranked 14-1 team and EWL regular season dual meet champions, Collins turned in an outstanding career; at the time, he was tied for first on WVU’s all-time career wins list with a 11934-4 record. The three-time NCAA qualifier was the EWL champion as a senior. Collins went on to lead the Mountaineers to a sixth-place national finish.

and really having that seasoned feeling once you got your shot in the finals. I think it took a lot of his internal strength and focus. The match was one of the better ones that evening and it came down to a 6-6 score with 30 seconds left. Scott was the one who scored the winning takedown. It was a very dramatic moment for him and a significant moment for the program. To me, it was a very significant coming-of-age moment for the program.” – Coach Craig Turnbull

For his efforts, Collins was named coEWL Wrestler of the Year and is ranked second in EWL history for most dual wins by a 142-pounder. Collins helped the team win two EWL titles. “He started as a true freshman and competed very successfully. Every year, he was someone who was capable of placing in the national tournament and competing to be in the finals. It never happened for him. It really drew upon him to have some strength of character to not lower his goals and continue to have that dream and goal that he wanted to be a national champion. “When we went to Iowa, he was the No. 1 seed and worked himself to the finals. To be in the finals after not placing before is unusual and he found himself wrestling an Iowa wrestler in the finals while we were competing at Iowa. He probably had about 1213,000 people getting ready to cheer against him. It wasn’t that normal progression of placing several times

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

MORRISON DEAN Amityville, N.Y. 1994 | 177 pounds

“Dean, being an engineering major and an NCAA champion, were equally as unlikely, so it was a testament really to his ability to set goals that were outside his reach when no one believed they were possible and make them a reality.” – Coach Craig Turnbull

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JONES GREG Slickville, Pa. Three-time Champion

2002 | 174 pounds

It will long be remembered as one of the greatest accomplishments in West Virginia history. Greg Jones became just the 10th freshman since 1970 to win a national championship. Coming off a tiebreaker win over Edinboro’s Josh Koscheck in the EWL finals, Jones entered the NCAA Championships as the No. 2 seed. Jones showed two losses entering the tournament, one of them coming to top-seeded Otto Olson of Michigan and the other coming by way of injury default, meaning that the last time Jones was outscored in a match was Dec. 1.

2005 | 184 pounds

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

2004 | 184 pounds

Jones turned in one of the finest individual seasons by a WVU wrestler in school history, going a perfect 26-0. He also became the first Mountaineer to win multiple national titles with his 184-pound championship in St. Louis. Jones posted his third victory of the tournament over Ben Heizer of Northern Illinois and won his second crown, 10-5, in front of 15,081 fans at the Savvis Center. Jones’ performance was so dominant that he did not give up an offensive point during the entire 2004 NCAA Tournament in going 5-0. He opened the season by winning the prestigious Midlands Classic title in late December. Jones’ unblemished start led to WVU’s first undefeated season. He won his third-consecutive EWL crown in leading the Mountaineers to a share of the 2004 EWL Championship title. His 7-0 record in league contests earned him the EWL Points Champion award. Jones was then named EWL Wrestler of the Year for the second time in his career.

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


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ALL-AMERICANS Jimmie Cox

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

Robert Perry

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

Lewis Guidi

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

Mark Cagle

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

Jim Akerly 1987 Erie, Pa.

West Virginia’s fifth All-American wrestler, Jim Akerly brought the program national publicity with his back-to-back national rankings (ranked No. 3 as a sophomore and a junior). The first

WRESTLING Mountaineer invited to participate in the East-West All-Star Classic, Akerly collected more wins (119) than any previous WVU grappler to lead the Mountaineers to four-consecutive Top 20 finishes. During his four-year association with the Mountaineer wrestling program, Akerly was a driving force behind a 45-23 team record. The Erie, Pa., native earned All-America status in 1987 at the NCAA Championships at Maryland, where he finished eighth at 150 pounds.

Michael Carr 1988 Erie, Pa.

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

Mark Banks 1990, 1991 York, Pa.

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

Dominic Black 1991 Lexington, Ky.

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

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

Doug Taylor

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

Dean Morrison 1994 Amityville, N.Y.

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

John Koss

1997 Collingswood, N.J. A powerful wrestler, John Koss became the first four-time NCAA qualifier in WVU history. Koss capped off a brilliant campaign by advancing to the semifinals of the 1997 NCAA Championships. He recorded an impressive 87 wins as a Mountaineer, which was seventh best at the time in school history. Koss wrestled to an 8-0 dual-meet record at 177 pounds his senior season to top off a career 23 wins in the EWL. After his first NCAA appearance as a freshman, Koss was named a fifth-team selection to the Amateur Wrestling News’ all-rookie team. 86

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Mike Mason

1997, 1998 Williamstown, W.Va. Mike Mason is remembered as one of the most diligent and hard-working wrestlers in the history of the program. The second WVU wrestler to be a two-time All-American – both at 150 pounds – and the first All-American from the state of West Virginia, Mason earned his first All-America honors in 1997 when he was seeded eighth and wrestled to the quarterfinal round. He posted a 35-5 record his junior year, including a 10-0 dual meet record. As a senior, Mason advanced to the NCAA semifinal, losing a controversial double-overtime decision, then came back to win two hard-fought matches and finish third for his second All-America honor. He competed in the NWCA All-Star Classic, won an EWL title and was the fifth WVU wrestler to reach 100 career wins.

Ian “Whitey” Chlebove 1998, 1999 Northampton, Pa.

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

Vertus Jones

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


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1999 Elkins, W.Va.

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

Greg Jones

2002, 2004, 2005 Slickville, Pa.

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

Brandon Lauer 2003 Highland, Md.

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

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Shane Cunanan

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

Matt Lebe

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

Brandon Rader

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

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1993......................................................... 9th 1997....................................................... 19th 1998....................................................... 11th 1999....................................................... 11th 2002......................................................... 9th 2003....................................................... 18th 2004....................................................... 12th 2005......................................................... 9th 2006....................................................... 30th

NWCA All-Academic Team Selections

1991..........................................Scott Collins 1993......................................... Daniel Staats 1995........................................... Keith Taylor 1995.......................................Douglas Verrer 1997......................................... Samuel Kline 1997.................................... Angelo Zegarelli 1998...........................................Mike Mason 1998.............................................. Sam Kline 1998.................................... Angelo Zegarelli 1998........................................Bob Patnesky 1999.............................................. Sam Kline 2001...........................................Ryan Kehler 2002...........................................Ryan Kehler 2003.....................................Shane Cunanan 2003...................................... Brandon Lauer 2004............................................Greg Jones 2004..............................................Matt Lebe 2005............................................Greg Jones 2005..............................................Matt Lebe 2006..............................................Matt Lebe 2009....................................... Dustin Rogers 2012........................................ Lance Bryson

Team Honors

Cliff Keen/NWCA National Duals (Event initiated during 1988-89 season) 1991 - Eighth Place Defeated Indiana, 21-14 Lost to Nebraska, 19-21 Defeated Northwestern, 35-5 Lost to Northern Iowa, 16-23 Lost to North Carolina, 15-20 1992 - Did Not Place Lost to Wisconsin, 9-39 Lost to Augsburg, 8-25 1996 - Did Not Place Lost to Oklahoma State, 15-28 Lost to Pitt, 15-22 1998 - Sixth Place Defeated Michigan, 28-10 Lost to Minnesota, 3-33 Defeated Penn, 20-19 Defeated Arizona State, 20-16 Lost to Penn State, 13-25 Lost to Nebraska, 8-36 1999 - Did Not Place Lost to Oklahoma State, 10-31 Lost to Cal-Bakersfield, 17-20 2000 - Did Not Place Lost to Penn, 20-23 Defeated Rider, 29-9 Lost to Nebraska, 6-35 2003 - Did Not Place Lost to Oklahoma, 18-20 Lost to Minnesota, 15-20 2004 - Did Not Place Lost to Michigan, 16-29 Defeated Cleveland State, 21-16

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

Eastern Mat Poll Champions 1990

Individual Honors

NWCA All-Star Classic Participants 1987 Jim Akerly

(defeated by Iowa’s Jim Heffernan, 6-0)

(defeated Oklahoma State’s Chuck Barbee, 10-6)

(coach of the Blue Team)

(defeated by Oregon State’s Les Gutches, 12-3)

(defeated by Illinois’ Eric Siebert, 3-2)

(did not participate due to injury)

1991 Scott Collins

Mark Banks (defeated by Iowa’s Mark Reiland, 9-8) 1992 Craig Turnbull 1994 Keith Taylor (defeated by Cal Poly’s Jake Gaeir, 5-1) Dean Morrison 1998 Mike Mason

1999 Vertus Jones (defeated by Iowa State’s Cael Sanderson, 6-5) 2001 Ryan Kehler 2003 Greg Jones

(defeated Oklahoma State’s Chris Pendleton, 7-3)

Craig Turnbull

(coach of the Blue Team)

(defeated Iowa’s Paul Bradley, 3-2)

2004 Greg Jones (defeated Northern Illinois’ Ben Heizer, 10-6) 2005 Greg Jones George Nedeff Outstanding Wrestler Award 1990........................................... Mark Banks 1991..........................................Scott Collins 1992.......................................Dean Morrison 1993........................................... Doug Taylor 1994.......................................Dean Morrison 1995........................................... Doug Vetter 1996......................................... Jason Frable 1997...........................................Mike Mason 1998...........................................Mike Mason 1999................. Sam Kline and Vertus Jones 2000......................................... Vertus Jones 2001...........................................Ryan Kehler 2002............................................Greg Jones 2003.....................................Shane Cunanan 2004............................................Greg Jones 2005............................................Greg Jones 2006......................................Brandon Rader 2007......................................Brandon Rader 2008..........................................Kurt Brenner 2009....................................... Dustin Rogers 2010.............................. Brandon Williamson 2011.....................................Nathan Pennesi 2012.............................. Brandon Williamson 2013.....................................Nathan Pennesi

Coaches’ Award 1990............................................ Dave Miller 1991....................................... Dominic Black 1992.......................................Steve Millward 1993......................................... Tom Onorato 1994........................................... Keith Taylor 1995........................................... Doug Vetter 1996............................................ Scott Hage 1997.............................................. Sam Kline 1998...........................................Mike Mason 1999.............................................. Sam Kline 2000........................................Bob Patnesky 2001................................................ Joe Carr 2002.....................................Shane Cunanan 2003.....................................Shane Cunanan 2004..............................................Matt Lebe 2005..............................................Matt Lebe 2006..............................................Matt Lebe 2007 ........................................... Zac Fryling 2008...........................................Jared Villers 2009........................................ Lance Bryson 2010.......................................... Kyle Rooney 2011.................. Donnie Jones/Phil Mandzik 2012.....................................Nathan Pennesi 2013.....................................Nathan Pennesi Rookie of the Year 1990.......................................Dean Morrison 1991.......................................... Rich Ginther 1992........................................... Doug Vetter 1993............................................ Scott Hage 1994......................................... Dorian Hager 1995................................... Whitey Chlebove 1996.........................................O’Dell Tucker 1997......................................... Vertus Jones 1998........................................Bob Patnesky 1999................................................ Joe Carr 2000............................................. Billy Smith 2001............................................ Brian Floyd 2002............................................Greg Jones 2003............................. Seth Lisa, Matt Lebe 2004......................... Joe Clarke, Zac Fryling 2005...........................................Jared Villers 2006......................................Brandon Rader 2007....................................... Dustin Rogers 2008........................................ Donnie Jones 2009...................................... Colin Johnston 2010.............................. Brandon Williamson 2011.....................................Nathan Pennesi 2012......................................Brutus Scheffel 2013......................................Bubba Scheffel

Red Brown Cup

Presented annually to WVU’s most outstanding all-around student-athlete

1991 2004 2005

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90.......................President E. Gordon Gee 91........... Director of Athletics, Oliver Luck 92............................................ Senior Staff 93.......................................Head Coaches 94....................................Athletic Facilities 95..................................Media Information 96........................Sports Communications

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President

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Dr. E. Gordon Gee served as president of The Ohio State University from 1990 to 1997 and again from 2007 to 2013. Prior to his service at Ohio State, he led Vanderbilt University (2001-2007), Brown University (1998-2000), the University of Colorado (1985-1990), and West Virginia University (1981-1985). He returned to WVU to serve as president for a term in January 2014. Gee has served in higher education for more than three decades and in 2009 was named by Time magazine as one of the top-10 university presidents in the United States. Born in Vernal, Utah, Gee graduated from the University of Utah with an honors degree in history and earned his J.D. and Ed.D degrees from Columbia University. He clerked under Chief Justice David T. Lewis of the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals before being named a judicial fellow and staff assistant to the U.S. Supreme Court. In this role, he worked for Chief Justice Warren Burger on administrative and legal problems of the Court and federal judiciary. Gee returned to Utah as an associate professor and associate dean in the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, and was granted full professorship in 1978. One year later, he was named dean of the West Virginia University Law School, and, in 1981, was appointed to that university’s presidency. Gee has been a member of several education-governance organizations and committees, including the Big Ten Conference Council of Presidents, the InterUniversity Council of Ohio, the BusinessHigher Education Forum, and the American Association of Universities. He was chair of the American Council on Education’s Commission on Higher Education Attainment and served as co-chair of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities’ Energy Advisory Committee. In 2009, Gee

was invited to join the International Advisory Board of King Adbulaziz University in Saudi Arabia. Active in a number of national professional and service organizations during his tenures, he has served on the boards for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc., Limited Brands, and the National 4-H Council. In 2011, Gee was appointed to serve as secretary on the Board of Directors of Ohio’s economic development program, JobsOhio. In 20112012, he was asked by Governor Kasich to chair both the Ohio Higher Education Capital Funding Collaborative and the Ohio Higher Education Funding Commission. And in December 2012, he was asked to serve on the Columbus Education Commission. Gee has received a number of honorary degrees, awards, fellowships, and recognitions. He is a fellow of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest science organization. In 1994, Gee received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Utah, as well as from Teachers College of Columbia University. In 2013, he received the ACE Council of Fellows/ Fidelity Investments Mentor Award and received the Outstanding Academic Leader of the Year Award on behalf of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He is the co-author of 11 books, including Law, Policy and Higher Education, published in 2012. He is also the author of numerous papers and articles on law and education. Gee’s daughter, Rebekah, is the Medicaid Medical Director for the State of Louisiana, and an assistant professor of Public Health and Medicine at Louisiana State University. She is also a Norman F. Gant/American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology/IOM Anniversary Fellow.

DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

E. GORDON

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OLIVER LUCK

Director of Athletics

West Virginia University

WVU’s Directors of Athletics

Anthony Chez 1904-13 E.R. Sweetland 1913-14 George Pyle 1914-17 Harry Stansbury 1917-38 Roy “Legs” Hawley 1938-54 Robert “Red” Brown 1954-72 Leland Byrd 1972-78 Richard Martin 1978-81 Fred Schaus 1981-89 Ed Pastilong 1989-2010 Oliver Luck 2010-present

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Successful at each of his previous career stops, Oliver Luck continues that streak at West Virginia University. A former Mountaineer quarterback, Luck, appointed the University’s 11th Director of Athletics by President James P. Clements on June 9, 2010, has made significant strides in his first three years to enhance WVU’s role as a major player in the collegiate world. In his first year, Luck hired four head coaches, while maintaining WVU’s superior level of success. In addition to new hires, Luck oversaw the progress of major capital projects, such as the $25 million WVU basketball practice facility for men’s and women’s basketball and the women’s soccer training complex. He also fostered an atmosphere for achievement and triumph in the classroom and on the field. In year two, Luck led WVU into the Big 12 Conference, oversaw the best fundraising year in school history, implemented several safety and crowd enhancements at Mountaineer sporting events, increased overall department revenue, continued a master plan for facility upgrades and watched his football program gain its third BCS bowl victory with a record-setting 70-33 win in the Orange Bowl. In year three, Luck oversaw the reseating of the WVU Coliseum to further increase WVU’s fundraising efforts. He added an 18th varsity sport - the return of men’s golf – teeing it up in 2015 for the first time since 1982, and he continues his tireless work on facility upgrades to keep the Mountaineers competitive in the Big 12. Luck’s athletic and professional career has been the epitome of success, first as a record-setting quarterback for the Mountaineers from 1978-81, then as a professional quarterback for the National Football League’s Houston Oilers, and later as a professional sports executive. Luck’s journey to the big chair at WVU began in his native Cleveland, where in 1977 he was named the Cleveland Touchdown Club Player of the Year at St. Ignatius High. Luck chose WVU over Ivy League schools Harvard and Yale, embarking upon a career that saw him establish school records for touchdown passes and completions during his playing days, while also leading the Mountaineers to a 26-6 upset victory over Florida in the 1981 Peach Bowl. His best season came as a senior in 1981 when he completed 216 of 394 passes for 2,448 yards and 16 touchdowns. He passed for a career-high 360 yards in a 27-24 loss to Syracuse at the Carrier Dome in the final regular-season game of his career. Luck ended his college career with 5,765 yards and 43 touchdown passes, both figures still ranking among the best in school history. Luck was a two-time team MVP in 1980 and 1981, and also received the Louis D. Meisel Award for the WVU football student-athlete with the highest grade point average. The two-time ESPN

The Magazine Academic All-American was the recipient of Today’s Top Five, presented for scholastics by the NCAA and was selected by the National Football Foundation as one of its 10 scholar-athletes to make a keynote speech at its annual banquet in 1982. Selected in the second round of the NFL draft by the Houston Oilers (44th overall pick), Luck spent four years with the Oilers from 1982-86. His most extended action came in 1983 when he started six games and finished the season completing 124-of-217 passes for 1,375 yards and eight touchdowns. After retiring from football, Luck became vice president of business development for the NFL and later was appointed general manager of the Frankfurt Galaxy of the newly created World League of American Football. He spent the ’95 season as general manager of the Rhein Fire before being named President and CEO of NFL Europe in 1996. Luck totaled more than 10 years with the NFL, before becoming chief executive officer of the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority in 2001. In that role, Luck oversaw the development and management of a $1 billion professional sports and entertainment complex for the city of Houston that included Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, Reliant Stadium, home of the Houston Texans, the Toyota Center, home of the Houston Rockets, Comets and Aeros and the Livestock Show and Rodeo. In 2005, Luck was appointed as the first president of Major League Soccer’s Houston Dynamos, helping that organization to a pair of MLS Cup titles in his first two years at the helm. Luck secured the funding for an $80 million soccer complex to house the Dynamos when the call came to return to his alma mater. BBVA Compass Stadium was built and opened in 2012 adding to Luck’s legacy with the professional soccer team, and the overall Houston sports facility complexes. He returned in May, 2012 for the opening ceremony of the soccer stadium that he fought so hard for. Prior to his current position at WVU, Luck was appointed to a four-year term on the West Virginia University Board of Governors, a spot he relinquished to become director of athletics. The Rhodes Scholar finalist graduated Phi Beta Kappa from WVU in 1982. He also earned a law degree from Texas, graduating cum laude in 1987. In 1997, Luck was inducted into the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame, and in 2000, he was inducted into the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame. “It’s an incredible honor for me to be the athletic director at my alma mater,” said Luck. “I care deeply about this school, and WVU is truly one of the outstanding land-grant universities in the country. I am so pleased to be a part of the leadership team assembled under President Clements at a dynamic and strategic time in its history.” He is married to the former Kathy Wilson. They have two sons and two daughters: Andrew, a former All-American quarterback and two-time Heisman Trophy finalist at Stanford and No. 1 overall pick of the 2012 NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts; Mary Ellen, a senior volleyball player at Stanford; Emily, a sophomore at Stanford and Addison, who attends Morgantown High. 91


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Athletic Department SENIOR STAFF | Personnel

Mike Parsons Deputy Director of Athletics

Keli Cunningham Executive Senior Associate Athletic Director

Matt Borman Senior Associate Athletic Director

Terri Howes Senior Associate Athletic Director

Michael Szul Senior Associate Athletic Director

Michael Fragale Associate Athletic Director

Matt Wells Associate Athletic Director

Lacey GIBSON Assistant Athletic Director

APRIL Messerly Assistant Athletic Director

Sports Administration, SWA

Business Operations

Compliance

Marketing and Sales

Kevin Miller Assistant Athletic Director Annual Fund

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MAC Executive Director

Communications

Facilities and Operations

Ben Murray Assistant Athletic Director

Major Gifts and Capital Campaigns


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COACHES

Jason Butts Gymnastics

Mike Carey Women’s Basketball

Sean Cleary Cross Country/Track

Bob Huggins Men’s Basketball

Jon Hammond Rifle

Dana Holgorsen Football

miha lisac Tennis

Nikki Izzo-Brown Women’s Soccer

Jimmy King Rowing

Jill Kramer Volleyball

Marlon LeBlanc Men’s Soccer

Randy Mazey Baseball

Vic Riggs Swimming and Diving

Craig Turnbull Wrestling

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Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium

Caperton Indoor Facility

Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium

Dreamswork Field

Cary Gym

WVU Wrestling Pavilion

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Mountaineer Track

WVU Rifle Range

WVU Boathouse

WVU Coliseum

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What to know WHEN COVERING WVU Directions to the WVU Coliseum: From Interstate 79

Take the Star City/WVU (mile marker 155) exit. Cross the Star City bridge and proceed up Monongahela Boulevard past the Texas Roadhouse. The WVU Coliseum is on the right. Enter at the Patteson Drive light.

From Interstate 68

Take the Pierpont Road exit and follow signs toward the stadium. At the second traffic light, turn right onto Route 705 and stay on this highway as it becomes Chestnut Ridge Road (through two more traffic lights). Turn left at the third traffic light onto Van Voorhis Road. The road becomes Patteson Drive at University Avenue. The Coliseum parking lots are directly ahead at this light.

WVU Sports Communications:

The West Virginia University Sports Communications office is located in the WVU Coliseum near the Red Gate. The main Sports Communications office is Room 214.

Weekly Interviews: All player and coach

interviews must be arranged through the WVU Sports Communications office. Please speak with wrestling contact Jonathan Hevron to make interview arrangements. Student-athletes’ telephone numbers will not be released to the media. Every attempt will be made to fulfill requests as efficiently and quickly as possible. All interview requests should be made at least one day in advance.

Contact Information:

WVU Sports Communications PO Box 0877 Morgantown, WV 26507-0877 Phone: (304) 293-2821 Fax: (304) 293-4105

Members of the Media: This publication was prepared by the West Virginia Sports Communications office and is intended to assist you in your coverage of Mountaineer wrestling. We hope it will be an invaluable asset to you during the 2013-14 season. We appreciate your coverage and look forward to working with you this season.

Post-Event Interviews: No formal press

conference is held after each meet. Wrestlers and coaches will be available on the mat for interviews approximately 10 minutes after the end of the meet. Please see Jonathan Hevron prior to the conclusion of the contest with your interview requests.

WVUSports.com: is the official website for

West Virginia wrestling. Media and fans can access up-to-date information, including press releases, statistics, results, studentathlete features and other information all season long.

Radio: Those wishing to broadcast matches

via the radio during matches must purchase their own phone lines by contacting Lisa Ammons in the WVU Sports Communications office. Please fax a request on company letterhead; lines must be paid for in advance.

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SPORTS WVU COMMUNICATIONS

Sports Communications

The West Virginia University Sports Communication Office is located in the WVU Coliseum near the Red Gate. The main sports communications office is Room 214

Mailing Address

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

Overnight Shipping Address

Sports Communications Office West Virginia University 214 Coliseum Monongahela Blvd. Morgantown, WV 26505

Phone Information

Office: 304-293-2821 Fax: 304-293-4105

Jonathan Hevron Sports Communications Graduate Assistant E-Mail: Jon.Hevron@mail.wvu.edu

Wrestling Contact

Sports Communications Staff

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Michael Fragale Assistant Athletic Director, Communications John Antonik Director of New Media Bryan Messerly Sports Information Director Mike Montoro Director of Football Communications Joe Swan Sports Publications Director Katie Kane Associate Sports Information Director Shannon McNamara Associate Sports Information Director Grant Dovey Associate Sports Information Director Kristin Coldsnow Multimedia Specialist Lisa Ammons Business Manager Amy Prunty Program Assistant Cheryl Maust Program Assistant Nick Arthur Graduate Assistant Eva Buchman Graduate Assistant Jon Hevron Graduate Assistant Jonathan Harkey Graduate Student



2013-14 West Virginia University Wrestling Guide