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2..........................................In the Spotlight 3.............................. Tradition of Excellence 4.................................... Big 12 Conference 6..................................... NCAA Champions

7............................................ All-Americans 8.............................WVU Wrestling Pavilion 10.......................................Athletic Training 12..........................Strength & Conditioning

14.................................Community Service 15.............................. Coaching Philosophy

16......................... Student-Athlete Support 18............................................ Campus Life 22..........................Mountaineer Excellence

25........................................COACHING STAFF 26.................Head Coach Sammie Henson 29.................. Assistant Coach Danny Felix 30................Assistant Coach Nick Marable 31.......... Volunteer Assistant Tyler Caldwell 32...........................................Support Staff

53.......................................SEASON PREVIEW 54.......................................Season Outlook 56............................................. Quick Facts 57......................................... Opponent Info

59.........................................SEASON REVIEW 60......................................................Recap

62........................ Match-by-Match Results 64....................................... Season Results

65............................................ RECORD BOOK 66...................................................Records 67....................................... Record by Date 68........................Conference Record Book

69................................ NCAA Record Book 71............................................Year-by-Year

72........................................Series Records

73.......................................All-Time Scores

79................................... NCAA Champions 81.......................................... All-Americans 84..........................Academic/Team Honors

33........................... MOUNTAINEER PROFILES

85...................... WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY


86........................ President E. Gordon Gee

36.................................................... Seniors 41.....................................................Juniors

44............................................. Sophomore

46................................................ Freshmen

87...........Director of Athletics Shane Lyons 88........................... Senior Staff & Coaches

89................................... Media Information 90.................................................. Facilities

West Virginia University is on probation until February 17, 2017, for violations involving impermissible telephone and text communications that occurred in a number of our athletics programs. Level II violations occurred in the following sports programs: women’s gymnastics, football, women’s basketball and women’s soccer. On a smaller scale, 10 other sport program West Virginia University is on probation until February 17, 2017, for violations involving impermissible telephone and text communications that occurred in a number of our athletics programs. Level II violations occurred in the following sports programs: women’s gymnastics, football, women’s basketball and women’s soccer. On a smaller scale, 10 other sport programs, including baseball, men’s basketball, women’s diving, women’s rowing, men’s soccer, men’s swimming, women’s tennis, women’s track and field, women’s volleyball, and men’s wrestling and programs, also engaged in impermissible text and telephone-related activity. The penalties prescribed in this case, which included recruiting communication restrictions, off-campus recruiting restrictions and the loss of a scholarship in the sport of football, were served in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years. Additional information can be found at the following link: s, including baseball, men’s basketball, women’s diving, women’s rowing, men’s soccer, men’s swimming, women’s tennis, women’s track and field, women’s volleyball, and men’s wrestling and programs, also engaged in impermissible text and telephone-related activity. The penalties prescribed in this case, which included recruiting communication restrictions, off-campus recruiting restrictions and the loss of a scholarship in the sport of football, were served in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years. Additional information can be found at the following link:

IN THE SPOTLIGHT Choosing to become a Mountaineer is special. Folks across the state and throughout the region love West Virginia University Athletics. Mountaineers have the unique opportunity to represent themselves, their teammates and their university to news media, alumni, friends, family and the general public. If you take advantage ofthese opportunities, it can 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 & Blue. Zeke Moisey at 2015 NCAA Championships


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. The Mountaineers have earned 13 top-25 finishes at the NCAA Championships and claimed three national champions who have combined for a total of five titles. Over the history of the program, 170 WVU wrestlers have earned bids to the national tournament. In addition to the success at the NCAA Championships, West Virginia has had a 22 different wrestlers earn 30 All-America honors. Furthermore, Mountaineer grapplers have been crowned conference champions of their weight class an impressive 84 times. The Mountaineers have also succeeded in the classroom, earning 15 National Wrestling Coaches Association AllAcademic Team accolades. In May of 2014, West Virginia announced Sammie Henson as the eighth head coach in program history. An accomplished athlete and coach, Henson is a former Olympic Medalist and World Champion who brings 17 years of coaching experience to Morgantown. He has produced an All-American in each season, totaling 20 on his resume with five national champions. In his first season at the helm of the Mountaineers, Henson helped Zeke Moisey become the first WVU wrestler to earn All-America honors since 2007 and the first unseeded wrestler to reach the NCAA finals since 2003. Moisey, who finished as the NCAA runner-up, was the first Mountaineer to wrestle for a national championship since 2005. 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.




The Big 12 celebrates its 20th year in 2015-16 as it continues to promote the strength and success of one of the nation’s premier athletic conferences under the direction of fourth-year commissioner Bob Bowlsby. TCU and West Virginia joined the league on July 1, 2012 and became the Big 12’s first additions since inception, joining Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas Tech. With 10 members, the Big 12 remains as the only major conference in the nation to determine its champions in all sports directly on the field of play with a full round-robin schedule. The Conference’s hard work ethic and strong values have translated to enormous success in its first 19 years. Since it began competition in 1996-97, the league can boast of 54 NCAA team titles and 587 individual national championships. Through its first 19 years, the Big 12 has claimed a team national championship in 17 of the sports it sponsors. The Conference finished the BCS era ranked tied for second with seven appearances in the National Championship Game. League squads combined to lead the nation in women’s basketball attendance 15 consecutive years (2014-15 not yet available), and the Big 12 is the only conference to surpass the one-million mark in season attendance – doing so six times. In men’s basketball, the league has had seven teams earn NCAA bids three times in the past six years and every coach has guided a team to the NCAA Tournament, including a nation’s-best six coaches that have led teams to the Final Four. During the last 11 years a total of 33 NCAA trophies have been hoisted by Big 12 institutions, with at least one national crown won in all but one year for the Conference, including 18 consecutive seasons. The Big 12 and its member institutions are committed to a competitive environment where sportsmanship and fair play take center stage. Whether on the field, in the classroom, or within the community, the student-athletes, administrators, coaches and game officials of the Big 12 support the highest ideals in sportsmanship. In July of 2015, the Big 12 added six wrestling programs as affiliate members. Air Force, South Dakota State, North Dakota State, Wyoming, Utah Valley and Northern Colorado will join Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and West Virginia at the 2016 Big 12 Wrestling Championship in March. With the addition, 10-team Big 12 Championship will shift to a neutral site and expand to a twoday event with the 2016 championship set for March 5-6, at Sprint Center in Kansas City.






NCAA CHAMPIONS West Virginia has earned 12 top-25 finishes at the NCAA Championships and has produced three national champions for a total of five NCAA National Championships. The commitment toward winning has allowed the Mountaineers to find their full potential as student-athletes, both on and off the mat.


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


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, 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


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.


ALL-AMERICANS ■ Choosing to become a Mountaineer means working your hardest, and pushing your body and mind to new heights, to maximize your potential on and off the mat.

■ Over the storied history of WVU wrestling, 22 individuals have earned All-American status, 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

Brandon LAUER

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 Zeke Moisey.................................... 2015






WVU WRESTLING PAVILION The WVU wrestling program has long been viewed as one of the finest in the country, and the team has a practice facility to match the level of its athletes in 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 boasts four mats, coaching offices, an aerobic room, a study center and a student-athlete lounge. Aside from the practice area, the crown jewel of the complex is the athlete 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. “In addition to the wrestling room we have a team room, where we do our study hall. We have our offices and our locker rooms as well. A lot of teams don’t have that all in one building, but we do,” says Henson. The facility greatly adds to the impeccable recruiting reputation that the Mountaineer wrestling program already possesses. Over the past years, the facility has helped bring in some of the best wrestlers from around the country.


The center is no stranger to top talent, as WVU previously served as the home to the United State wresters training for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, made possible by U.S.A Wrestling. Mylan Pharmaceuticals pledged four full-time jobs to Olympic hopefuls 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. Former and current Mountaineer wrestlers, as well as fans and supporters of the program, played a large role in creating a wrestling-specific facility. “Cosmetically, we’re fixing up the entryway. We’ve changed it around and we have our philosophy, consistency wins, and other photographs of national champions, past coaches. And allAmericans on the wall,” says Henson.

In 2014, the facility became the home base of the Mountaineer Regional Training Center. The MRTC will attracts top wrestlers with both national and international experience as they train in Morgantown under Henson through Sunkist Kids. Olympian Clarissa Chun, World Team member Nick Marable and U.S. National Team member Jessica Medina are a few of the athletes who currently train at the MRTC.





ATHLETIC TRAINING BRITTANY ARNOLD Assistant Athletic Trainer Brittany Arnold joined West Virginia University as an assistant athletic trainer in August 2010. Her primary teams include men’s soccer and wrestling. A native of Fairmont, W.Va., Arnold came to West Virginia University from the University of Pittsburgh, where she obtained a master’s degree in Sports Medicine in 2010. While at Pittsburgh, she worked as the athletic trainer for the softball team as well as serving as interim trainer for the women’s basketball team. Prior to her experience at Pittsburgh, Arnold received her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from West Virginia University, where she worked with football, women’s soccer, women’s tennis, cross country and track and field, and the women’s volleyball team. Arnold currently resides in Morgantown.


■ The West Virginia athletic training program

looks to get its student-athletes back on the mat in a timely manner while providing quality healthcare to student-athletes and coaches.

■ The scope of the athletic training services

encompass various domains including injury recognition, treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, education and counseling that will enable the athlete to maintain an optimal quality of life beyond the span of athletic completion.

■ Multiple athletic training rooms are available

for student-athletes furnished with the latest technology and equipment.

■ The athletic training staff will work in

conjunction with the team physicians and athletic administration to assure the studentathletes receive quality care throughout their careers at WVU.




STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PILLARS OF THE PROGRAM DISCIPLINE • STRENGTH • RESILIENCY • TOUGHNESS 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. 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.


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. Tanner KOLB


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.



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-tohead tug of war in our 40x20 yard sandpit.


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.


Each athlete is educated on correct dietary habits and essential vitamins and minerals necessary to be an elite athlete. The studentathletes 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.


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.

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.

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING MISSION STATEMENT To provide athletes with the knowledge, character, extrinsic motivation, discipline and training to reach their potential both personally and athletically, student-athletes are offered the opportunity to train in some of the nation’s best facilities and with one of the nation’s best staffs. Physical development and dominance have been and continue to be traits that are equated with WVU. The athlete’s self-confidence and unwavering dedication have driven them into the nation’s spotlight. This is made possible through the give-and-take relationships between the athletes and staff. The WVU strength and conditioning staff is committed to enabling athletes to not only realize their dreams, but give them every opportunity to achieve their dreams.


The WVU strength and conditioning staff is dedicated to developing the athlete and, more specifically, the person. Their primary goals are to improve athletic performance, injury prevention, promote self-image and confidence and develop unwavering mental toughness with training cycles that transcend all aspects of physiological development. It is the belief of the strength staff that providing an allencompassing, sport-specific, individualized program will enable athletes to reach their physiological potential. With positive reinforcement and a structured, disciplined atmosphere, athletes will elicit confidence and mental strength to ensure success in all of life’s endeavors.


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.


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




COMMUNITY SERVICE Community service is a crucial part of the development of our student-athletes. Giving back to the community improves our athletes, coaches and staff’s understanding of the big picture within my philosophy of consistency wins. You need to give more than you take in this world. It gives us a better understanding of the world off the mat and outside the classroom. - Coach Sammie Henson 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 studentathlete – 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. In 2008, the WVU wrestling team held a benefit for former WVU wrestler Mike Wojcik, who was seriously injured in an ATV accident. At the free clinic, put on by numerous wrestlers tied to the WVU program, more than $2,500 was donated to help offset the Wojcik family’s medical bills. The team also donated signed memorabilia to Wojcik, knowing that he is a true Mountaineer fan. 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. They have also volunteered with the Special Olympics. Individually, through the West Virginia University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, the experience of the studentathletes has been advanced by their involvement through other communitydriven endeavors. Members of the wrestling team join with coaches as well as members of other athletic teams from the university’s 15 other sports to visit the children’s hospital and the Ronald McDonald House. Although the wrestlers practice hard and devote time to their studies, they never lose focus of the task at hand – being an allaround positive role model, on and off campus..


We work hard. We do all the things that other programs do. But what separates us? What separates great athletes? I believe that over time if you’re consistent in your studies, in your weight management, in your training, AND the way you live your life outside of wrestling – dealing with the media and other social issues, you’ll win. The times in my life when I’ve been successful, I was consistent. Not perfect, but consistent. I believe that over time if you’re consistent in these areas, it will come for you. You will eventually excel and succeed at the highest level. - Coach Sammie Henson




STUDENT ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT West Virginia University offers a variety of services and programs to help student-athletes maximize their academic potential. Department staff members work with coaches, on campus student service providers and faculty to help student-athletes meet the unique demands of the classroom, the sporting arena and the personal-social challenges they face as developing adults. While many of the headlines center on the Mountaineers’ accomplishments on the playing field, WVU athletes have also made some noteworthy strides in the classroom. 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 363 student-athletes were recognized for their achievement in the classroom last spring, at the first-ever Blue & Golden Globes Awards dinner, presented by the WVU StudentAthlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), 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. WVU’s combined varsity athletic teams have an Academic Progress Rate (APR) or 974. The graduation rate for student-athletes has been impressive, to say the least, over the past four years. For the 2013-14 academic year, West Virginia had seven teams with perfect 1,000 scores: gymnastics, rowing, women’s basketball, cross country, rifle, tennis and women’s swimming & diving. Nine teams had a perfect APR score in 2012-13 with 23 teams total posting perfect scores in the past three years. The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team’s academic performance. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) provides a forum for the "voice of the student-athlete" on WVU's campus. SAAC membership provides feedback to administration about how to better WVU athletic programs. They offer input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes' lives on NCAA member institution campuses.







Public, land-grant institution, founded in 1867.

Research Classification

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

Research Funding

WVU faculty generate more than $127 million annually in sponsored contracts and research grants.

WVU System Operating Budget More than $1 billion.


By the Higher Learning Commission and dozens of specialized academic accrediting agencies.


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.


Morgantown, W.Va., population 30,293, rated “No. 1 Small City in America” by 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: 20th of “50 Best College Towns in America” by Best College Reviews; 24th of “50 Best College Towns to Live in Forever” by CollegeRanker; a “Top Campus Worth Traveling For” by; and one of “25 Best Places to Retire to in the U.S.” by Forbes. about/awards

Student Profile

Fall 2015 enrollment on WVU campuses statewide was 31,514; 28,776 in Morgantown.

Academic Excellence

WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships: 24 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 40 Goldwater Scholars, two British Marshall Scholars, 4 Morris K. Udall Scholars, 5 USA Today AllUSA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), 12 Boren Scholars, 14 Gilman Scholars, 43 Fulbright Scholars, 3 Department of Homeland Security Scholars, and 22 Critical Language Scholars.

Degrees Granted

In 2013-14, WVU awarded 5,997 degrees; 1,533 graduate and 196 professional.

Faculty and Staff Profile

Excellent faculty—18 of whom have been named Carnegie Foundation Professors of the Year—guide and mentor students.

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instructional faculty: 2,464 graduate assistants: 1,707 total main campus employees: 8,179 total WVU System employees: 8,669





15 colleges and schools offering 193 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; law; media; 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.

Student Living Experience

The First-Year Experience 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 award-winning Student Recreation Center; and the Mountaineer Parents Club, helping families stay connected with their students’ education and life at WVU. Living and Learning Communities are student communities in certain residence halls formed around a theme or specific field of study. Students can live with others who share their academic and social interests.

Freshman Class Profile

2014 average ACT of 24, SAT (combined math and critical reading) 1052, and high school GPA of 3.42.


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


WVU offers 24-hour campus security protection. Students can download LiveSafe, a free app that is an on-the-go way to connect with authorities. The University also sends urgent news through WVU Alert text messages. emergency.wvu. edu/alert

Student Organizations

Students can choose from more than 475 student organizations, and participate in an active intramural program and many club sports.

Study Abroad

Last year, 706 WVU students traveled to over 60 nations around the world in University-led study abroad programs and international exchanges. Best College Reviews ranked WVU as having a top-50 study abroad program.

Academic Innovation

Hundreds of distance education classes are available.

Civic Engagement

The Center for Service and Learning develops and organizes service learning and volunteer opportunities for students and faculty and consults with academic units on incorporating


civic engagement into the curriculum. WVU has earned the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification, putting WVU in the 6% of higher education institutions that Carnegie recognizes for engagement.

Scholarships and Aid

Each year, WVU awards more than $34 million in scholarships to more than 7,100 students from West Virginia and around the nation. There are many different types of scholarships available based on academic record, financial need, group affiliation or some combination of these factors. In 2013-14, over $394 million in financial aid was given out. The average financial package was $16,291. West Virginia residents may be eligible for the PROMISE scholarship in addition to WVU awards. A new campaign is under way to raise $50 million for student scholarships.

Honors College

The WVU Honors College encourages a style of learning and living 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.

University College

The University College is a home base for exploratory students, general studies students, nontraditional students, McNair Scholars, academic success initiatives and undergraduate research opportunities. It focuses on academic and career advising, with the goal of guiding students to a major by their sophomore year.


WVU offers hundreds of ways to gain valuable on-the-job experience and networking contacts.

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 offcampus, has a newsletter, a toll-free helpline (1-800-WVU0096), parent electronic news and a Parent Perks program. Membership is free.


A member of the NCAA, WVU competes at the Division I level in 18 varsity sports, 17 of which are members of the Big 12 Conference. Teams make regular postseason bowl appearances in football, including winning the 2012 Discover Orange Bowl, and NCAA tournament appearances in men’s and women’s basketball, including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2015; women’s soccer won its second consecutive Big 12 tournament championship and made its 15th straight NCAA appearance in in 2014; women’s basketball was the Big 12 champion regular season champ in 2014 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament. The WVU rifle team won its 17th national title in 2015, and in 2014 became the first WVU athletic team to visit the White House on NCAA Champions Day.


Five library facilities—Downtown Library Complex, Evansdale Library, Health Sciences Library, Law Library, and West Virginia and Regional History Center—contain over 2.4 million books, electronic access to 365 databases, over 500,000 eBooks and 47,300 online electronic journals. Library staff offer in-person and online assistance.

Admission and Application Timeline

Admission is based on a combination of high school GPA and ACT or SAT scores. Applications are processed beginning September 15 for admission the following fall. March 1 is the deadline for West Virginia residents to submit PROMISE Scholarship applications. WVU has a rolling admissions policy, and while there is no official application deadline, applicants who apply later in the year may be deferred to the spring semester.

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 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., except home football Saturdays. Phone: 304-293-3489.


Chartered in 1873, the WVU Alumni Association is made up of more than 190,000 graduates worldwide in some 60 nations.

Private Support

Chartered in 1954, the West Virginia University Foundation is a private nonprofit corporation that generates, administers, invests and disburses contributed funds and properties given by individuals, corporations and philanthropic foundations in support of WVU and its nonprofit affiliates. Last year alone, donors contributed nearly $100 million in cash and in-kind donations.


Throughout the year in West Virginia’s 55 counties, WVU Extension Service faculty and volunteers work with more than 624,000 West Virginians, many of whom participate in 4-H, agriculture, home gardening, health, firefighter training and community development to improve lives and communities; 4-H alone reaches one in four West Virginia youths.

Divisional Campuses

Potomac State College of WVU – Keyser, W.Va.; 800-262-7332; West Virginia University Institute of Technology – Montgomery, W.Va.; Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center – Charleston, W.Va.; hsc. Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center East – Martinsburg, W.Va.; WVU Beckley – Beckley, W.Va.


WVU’s mix of historic and modern facilities includes 460 buildings on 13,481 acres. Eleven main campus buildings are located on the 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 near Weston.






2014-15 West Virginia Athletics In Review NCAA TEAM CHAMPIONS Rifle INDIVIDUAL NCAA CHAMPIONS Maren Prediger, Air Rifle TEAM CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS Rifle, GARC Regular Season & Postseason Champions Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Regular Season & Big 12 Tournament Champions INDIVIDUAL INTERNATIONAL TEAM HONORS Michaela Abam, Women’s Soccer, United States Under-20 National Team Michael Bamsey, Rifle, Great Britain National Team Pierce Bradshaw, Swimming and Diving, USA National Junior Open Water Team Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, Full Canadian National Team; Competed in 2015 World Cup Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, USA Basketball Team Trials Meelis Kiisk, Rifle, Estonian National Team Ziva Dvorsak, Rifle, Slovenia National Team Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, USA National Junior Team Jon Hammond, Rifle, Great Britain National Team Dan Hermsmeier, Rifle, USA National Development Team Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer, Full Canadian National Team; Competed in 2015 World Cup Nick Marable, Wrestling, USA National Team Amandine Pierre-Louis, Women’s Soccer, Canadian Under-20 National Team Maren Prediger, Rifle, German National Team Garrett Spurgeon, Rifle, USA National Junior Team NCAA TEAM QUALIFIERS Cross Country Gymnastics Men’s Basketball Rifle Women’s Soccer NCAA INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS Kaitlyn Gillespie, Outdoor Track and Field and Field Andrew Marsh, Men’s Swimming and Diving Zeke Moisey, Wrestling Michael Morales, Wrestling Bubba Scheffel, Wrestling Jake A. Smith, Wrestling Tim Squires, Men’s Swimming and Diving NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS Garret Spurgeon, Rifle, NCAA Rifle Top Performer Award PROFESSIONAL DRAFT PICKS Mario Alford, Football, Cincinnati Bengals (NFL), seventh round (238th overall) Andy Bevin, Men’s Soccer, Seattle Sounders (MLS), fourth round (80th overall) Mark Glowinski, Football, Seattle Seahawks (NFL), fourth round (134th overall) Taylor Munden, Baseball, Miami Marlins (MLB), 27th round (806th overall) Shaquille Riddick, Football, Arizona Cardinals (NFL), fifth round (158th overall) Blake Smith, Baseball, Washington Nationals (MLB), 24th round (734th overall) Kevin White, Football, Chicago Bears (NFL), first round (7th overall) COACHING AWARDS & HONORS Jon Hammond, Rifle, Rifle Winter 2015 CaptainU Coach of the Year Sammie Henson, Wrestling, Amateur Wrestling News Rookie Coach of the Year Dana Holgorsen, Football, Coaches’ Coach of the Year Bob Huggins, Men’s Basketball, Big 12 Coach of the Year; Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year; West Virginia State Sports Writers Coach of the Year; NABC UPS Division I District 8 Coach of the Year Nikki Izzo-Brown, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Coach of the Year; NSCAA All-Central Region Coach of the Year




Marlon LeBlanc, Men’s Soccer, MAC Coach

of the Year

Bob Huggins, Men’s Basketball Nikki Izzo-Brown, Women’s Soccer

CONFERENCE MAJOR AWARDS Michaela Abam, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Andy Bevin, Men’s Soccer, MAC Player of the Year Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year; Big 12 Tournament Defensive MVP Ziva Dvorsak, Rifle, GARC Shooter of the Year; GARC Senior of the Year Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, GARC Rookie of the Year; WVU GARC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Tournament Offensive MVP Joey Piatczyc, Men’s Soccer, MAC Freshman of the Year Shaq Riddick, Football, Coaches’ Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year


Andy Bevin, Men’s Soccer, Senior CLASS Award Finalist Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Semifinalist; Canada U20 Player of the Year; Hyundai Young Player Award of FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 Sammie Henson, Wrestling, National Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductee Averee Fields, Women’s Basketball, Hair Achievement Award for February 2015 Josh Lambert, Football, Palm Beach County Sports Commission Lou Groza Award Finalist Nick Marable, Wrestling, Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Professional Athlete of the Year Kate Schwindel, Women’s Soccer, Senior CLASS Award Finalist Juwan Staten, Men’s Basketball, Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award Finalist; Senior CLASS Award Finalist Clint Trickett, Football, Davey O’Brien Semifinalist Kevin White, Football, Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation Biletnikoff Award Finalist; Maxwell Award Semifinalist Kelly Williams, Cross Country, NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country Elite 89 Award


Andy Bevin, Men’s Soccer, Capital One Academic All-America; NSCAA Scholar All-America David Palley, Swimming and Diving, Capital One Academic All-America Kelly Williams, Track and Field/Cross Country, Capital One Academic All-America


Carly Black, Women’s Soccer, Capital One Academic All-America Averee Fields, Women’s Basketball, Capital One Academic All-America


Kaitlyn Gillespie, Track and Field/Cross Country/ Capital One Academic All-America Thomas Kyanko, Rifle, Capital One Academic All-America Maren Prediger, Rifle, Capital One Academic All-America


Jack Elliott, Men’s Soccer, Capital One Academic All-America Jillian Forsey, Track and Field/Cross Country, Capital One Academic All-America Jenelle Zee, Swimming and Diving


NSCAA Team Academic Award, Men’s Soccer and Women’s Soccer


Nikki Attea, volleyball, Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year Alex Basil, Rowing, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award Andy Bevin, Men’s Soccer, Capital One Academic All-American of the Year Ali Connelly, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award; WVU Foundation Outstanding Senior Award Averee Fields, Women’s Basketball, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award; Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year Kaitlyn Gillespie, Cross Country, Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year Elizabeth Gulick, Volleyball, WVU Foundation Outstanding Senior Award & 2015 Order of Augusta Jaida Lawrence, Gymnastics, Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year David Palley, Men’s Swimming and Diving, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award; Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year; WVU Foundation Outstanding Senior Award ; Big 12 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship Maren Prediger, Rifle, Big 12 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship, WVU Foundation Outstanding Senior Award Haley VandePool, Women’s Swimming and Diving, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award; Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year; WVU Foundation Outstanding Senior Award & 2015 Order of Augusta Kelly Williams, Cross Country, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award; WVU Foundation Outstanding Senior Award Jenelle Zee, Women’s Swimming and Diving, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award


First Team Mario Alford, Football, FWAA, Phil Steele Michael Bamsey, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle, NRA Smallbore Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA/Continental Tire; Soccer America MVP

Kyle Davis, Baseball, NCBWA and Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Ziva Dvorsak, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle; CRCA Jillian Forsey, Cross Country, USTFCCCA Kaitlyn Gillespie, Cross Country, USTFCCCA Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle Dravon Henry, Football, ESPN True Freshman Thomas Kyanko, Rifle, NRA Smallbore Jean-Pierre Lucas, Rifle, NRA Smallbore BJ Myers, Baseball, Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Maren Prediger, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle Zeke Moisey, Wrestling, NCAA Garrett Spurgeon, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle; NRA Smallbore; CRCA Juwan Staten, Men’s Basketball, Lute Olson Kevin White, Football, AFCA; Athlon Sports; CBS Sports; NFL Network; SB Nation; Scout; Sports On Earth; Sporting News Second Team Michael Bamsey, Rifle, CRCA Andy Bevin, Men’s Soccer, Senior CLASS Ziva Dvorsak, Rifle, NRA Smallbore Kaitlyn Gillespie, Outdoor Track Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, CRCA; NRA Smallbore Thomas Kyanko, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle; CRCA Josh Lambert, Football, CBS Sports Maren Prediger, Rifle, CRCA Kate Schwindel, Women’s Soccer, Senior CLASS Juwan Staten, Men’s Basketball, Senior CLASS Patrick Sunderman, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle; NRA Smallbore; CRCA Kevin White, Football, Associated Press; College Sports Madness; Fox Sports; FWAAl; Phil Steele;; USA TODAY; Walter Camp Football Foundation Third Team Mario Alford, Football, College Sports Madness Josh Lambert, Football, Associated Press; SB Nation Jean-Pierre Lucas, Rifle, CRCA Fourth Team Josh Lambert, Football, Athlon Sports; Phil Steele Honorable Mention Mario Alford, Football, Jordan Anderson, Volleyball, AVCA Nikki Attea, Volleyball, AVCA Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, WBCA Josh Lambert, Football, NFL Network; Jean-Pierre Lucas, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle

33 First Team and 41 Second Team All-Conference Selections 124 Academic All-Conference Selections 488 Student-Athletes were named to the 201415 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll 517 Total Student-Athletes were named to the Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

COACHINGStaff 26.....................Head Coach Sammie Henson

29.......................Assistant Coach Danny Felix 30.................... Assistant Coach Nick Marable

31...............Volunteer Assistant Tyler Caldwell 32............................................... Support Staff






Head Coach - 2nd Season

Sammie Henson was named the eighth head coach in WVU program history in May of 2014, and is quickly bringing the program to new heights. Henson brought with him a 17-year streak of All-Americans, having coached a total of 20 with five NCAA national champions. In Morgantown, he was challenged with the task of extending that streak in a program that hadn’t had a wrestler finish in the top eight since 2007. He succeeded. Pulling freshman Zeke Moisey’s redshirt two weeks into the season proved to be one of the most crucial decisions of Henson’s career. Entering the 2015 NCAA National Championships unseeded, Moisey put together an historic run, upsetting the No. 15, No. 2 and No. 7 seeds to become WVU’s first All-American since Brandon

Rader in 2007. He then went on to pin No. 6 Thomas Gilman of Iowa in 52 seconds in the semifinals to become the first unseeded wrestler to advance to the finals since 2003. Moisey dropped a 9-5 decision to No. 4 Nathan Tomasello of Ohio State to cap his season as the NCAA runner-up. However, the turnaround of the WVU wrestling program started long before the NCAA Championships. The Sammie Henson era opened in Morgantown on November 13, when the Mountaineers hosted former WVU assistant and the Arizona State Sun Devils at the WVU Coliseum. Though the Sun Devils took the match, 19-13, the match in front of 1,200 fans rejuvenated interest in the program. The team went on to place a trio of wrestles on the podium at the Cliff Keen Invitational, with the 16th-place finish marking WVU’s best showing since 2007. In dual action, the Mountaineers topped No. 25 Bucknell in early January, briefly entering the NCAA top-25 that month, before ending the regular season with a win at No. 18 Pitt. It was the first time since 2007 WVU had taken the annual Backyard Brawl. In between, the Mountaineers sought revenge on ASU, twice taking victories from the Sun Devils. West Virginia put together it’s best-ever showing at the Big 12 Championship in March, accruing a team-high 35 points with four finalists. A.J. Vizcarrondo became the program’s first ever two-time Big 12 finalist and was the runner-up at heavyweight for the second straight year. He was joined on the podium by Moisey (runner-up 125), Roman Perryman (runner-up at 149), Jake A. Smith (runner-up at 197) and Bubba Scheffel (third at 184). Along with senior Michael Morales (149), Smith, Moisey and Scheffel earned at-large bids to nationals. The four combined to post eight wins, marking WVU’s best finish in 10 years. The Mountaineers finished in 20th place with 23.5 points, their first top-25 finish since 2005. For his efforts, he was named the Amateur Wrestling News Rookie Coach of the Year. In addition to his work with the Mountaineers, Henson started the Mountaineer Regional Training Center, drawing a number of national and international-level wrestlers to Morgantown to train. In the summer of 2014, he guided assistant coach Nick Marable to a spot on the U.S. World Team, and continues to coach Marable, former Olympian Clarissa Chun and national team member Jessica Medina through the MRTC. A native of St. Charles, Mo., Henson came to WVU from




Missouri, where he spent two seasons as head assistant coach. In just two seasons at Missouri, he assisted in producing the No. 2-ranked recruiting class in the nation in 2013 in addition to leading the Tigers to two consecutive conference titles and seven All-America finishes, including one national champion this past season. Prior to Missouri, Henson was the assistant head coach at Oklahoma from 2009-11. While there, he helped secure the No. 2 recruiting class in the country, coached seven wrestlers to All-America status at the NCAA Championships and helped the program become the top academic squad in the Big 12 during his tenure. Before Henson arrived at Oklahoma, the Sooners hadn’t had an AllAmerican in two years. Prior to his stint with Oklahoma, Henson served as the head assistant at Cal Poly (2007-09), volunteer assistant at Nebraska (2006-07), along with stops as an assistant at Army (2002-03) and Penn State (2000-02). During his time at Penn State, Henson assisted head coach Troy Sunderland in taking the Nittany Lions from 35th in the country to sixth with a pair of topfive recruiting classes in just two years. He has mentored numerous national champions, such as Michael Lightner (Oklahoma), Byron Tucker (Oklahoma), Paul Donahoe (Nebraska) and J’den Cox (Missouri), along with several AllAmericans, Big 12 Champions, Big 10 Champions and Pac 12 Champions,


including: Shane and Dane Valdez (Oklahoma), Witt Durden (Oklahoma) and Josh and Scott Moore (Penn State), Chad Mendes (Cal Poly), Chase Pami (Cal Poly), Boris Novachkov (Cal Poly), Jarrod Patterson (Oklahoma), Zach Bailey (Oklahoma), Kyle Terry (Oklahoma), Tyler Caldwell (Oklahoma) and Eric Lapotsky (Oklahoma). Henson has been widely recognized as one of the elite assistant coaches in the country. Tim Foley of Intermat rated him as the best in the nation in an article from 2010, stating that "Henson's intensity is legendary and seemingly always transferred to his grapplers. There is nothing coincidental about his arrival in Norman and the Sooners impressive 2009-2010 turnaround." Along with collegiate coaching, Henson is also the current head coach for the Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club, which has more current world and Olympic wrestlers than any other wrestling club in the United States. Out of the seven freestyle wrestlers who represented Team USA at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, three came from the Sunkist Kids. Included in that group is Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs at 74 kg/163 lbs. Also representing the United States in the Olympics in 2012 were Sam Hazewenkil (55 kg/121.3 lbs. and Tervel Dlagnev (120 kg/264.6 lbs.). Henson's resume as a competitor speaks for itself. He went on to become one of the most celebrated wrestlers in the history of the United States, as one

of just a few wrestlers in USA history to earn three world medals. In 1998, Henson became a world champion for Team USA at the World Wrestling Championships, in Tehran, Iran, which eventually led to him winning the John Smith Award for USA Wrestler of the Year. He earned a silver medal at the 2000 Olympic Games at 55 kg (121 lbs.) in Sydney, Australia, and won the bronze medal at the 2006 World Wrestling Championships at 35 years of age. Additionally, Henson was named USOC Athlete of the Month of September 1998, and was a finalist for the Sullivan Award in 1999 for his efforts in the World Championships. In all, Henson has won more than 15 freestyle titles at the international level. Henson started his collegiate wrestling career at Missouri, where he was a Big Eight Champion and All-American for Missouri in 1991. He then transferred to Clemson, where he became a two-time NCAA Champion, finishing his career with a 71-0 record. He was named as Clemson's Male Athlete of the Year in 1994 and was inducted into the Clemson Athletics Hall of Fame in 2000. Henson returned to Missouri in 1995 to earn a degree in parks, recreation and tourism management. Henson and his wife, Stephanie, have four children: Jackson, Wyatt, Ruby and Georgia-Kate. They also have two dogs Biggie Smalls and Nelly.


Assistant Coach - 6th Season

Danny Felix enters his sixth season as a full-time assistant with the West Virginia University wrestling staff in 2015 after joining the Mountaineers in 2005 as a volunteer assistant. Felix’s specialty is with the lighter weight classes, but also assists all wrestlers with technique and various wrestling moves. Felix was an integral part of Zeke Moisey’s NCAA campaign, first serving as the coach who recruited the future All-American out of high school. Felix was matside as Moisey upset four straight opponents – including a pin of No. 6 Thomas Gilman of Iowa in the semifinals – on his way to a runner-up finish at the 2015 NCAA Championships. Moisey was joined by Bubba Scheffel, Michael Morales and Jake A. Smith as the crew combined for WVU’s first top-25 finish at the tournament since 2005. The Mountaineers progressed significantly during the 2014-15 season, topping a pair of ranked foes in No. 25 and No. 18 Pitt, earning a brief appearance in the NCAA top-25. Their win over the rival Panthers marked their first Backyard Brawl victory since 2007. In addition, the team posted its best-ever showing at the 2015 Big 12 Championship, with four Mountaineers making the finals. A.J. Vizcarrondo became the program’s first ever two-time Big 12 finalist with his runner-up finish, and was joined on the podium by four of his teammates as the squad registered a team-best 35 points. In June of 2009, Felix worked his way on to one of the most prestigious teams – the U.S. World Team. He was one of seven freestyle wrestlers to earn a spot on the team, and Felix competed in Herning, Denmark, at the 2009 World Wrestling Championships. In early 2008 in the professional ranks, Felix garnered the bronze medal at the 2008 U.S. Open. A year prior, he wrestled in the 121-pound class at the NYAC Holiday International Wrestling Championships and finished as a silver medalist. That same year, he was crowned the 2007 Sunkist International Champion. Before coming to Morgantown, Felix spent a majority of his coaching career along the eastern coast of the United States. From 2003-05, he was the club wrestling coach at the University of Virginia. 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.




NICKMarable MISSOURI, 2010

Assistant Coach - 2nd Season

Two-time All-American Nick Marable came to Morgantown in the summer of 2014 has helped coach Sammie Henson bring the program to new heights in his short tenure. During the 2014-15 season, the Mountaineers made numerous strides in moving the program forward. WVU defeated a pair of ranked opponents in then-No. 25 Bucknell and then-No. 18 Pitt, briefly making an appearance in the top-25 rankings themselves for the first time in years. The squads win over the rival Panthers was its first since 2007. A trio of wrestlers earned podium honors at the 33rd Annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, leading the Mountaineers to their best showing since 2007 with a 16th-place finish. The squad produced a program-best 35 points at the 2015 Big 12 Championship, with a team-record four Mountaineers qualifying for the championship finals. Zeke Moisey (125), Roman Perryman (149), Jake A. Smith (197) and A.J. Vizcarrondo (HWT) recorded runner-up finishes at their respective weights and Bubba Scheffel (184) took


third as Vizcarrondo became the first two-time finalist in program history. Moisey, Michael Morales (141), Scheffel and Smith earned atlarge bids to the 2015 NCAA Championships in St. Louis, where the Mountaineers became the story of the tournament. Unseeded true freshman Moisey, who had started the season as a redshirt, upset four seeded grapplers to become the first unseeded wrestler to compete in the national championship finals since 2003. Moisey was the first Mountaineer to make the finals since Greg Jones in 2005, and was WVU’s first All-American since 2007. Within weeks of joining the staff, Marable put West Virginia wrestling on the international map by competing in the 2014 United World Wrestling World Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. His spot on Team U.S.A. meant every member of the WVU wrestling staff had competed in the World Championships. Marable balanced coaching and competing throughout the year, winning the Dave Schultz Memorial International in February and competing for Team U.S.A. at the World Cup in April Marable joined the staff of the Mountaineers after spending the 2013-14 season as the volunteer assistant coach at Missouri, lending a hand in the Tigers’ 14th-place finish at the NCAA Championships in Oklahoma City and helping two Missouri Tigers earn All-America honors, including true freshman J’den Cox claiming the National Championship at 197 pounds. Prior to his time as volunteer assistant, Marable spent three years as the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Tigers’ grapplers. Marable is currently the top-ranked men’s freestyle wrestler at 70 kilograms (154 pounds) in the United States. He was named’s Wrestler of the Week in February after claiming Gold at the Yasar Dogu International in Istanbul, Turkey. Marable defeated the 2012 Olympic champion and two-time world champion Jordan Burroughs on his way to the title. The victory snapped Burrough’s 69-match win streak and was his first loss in his career at the senior level. Marable also won Gold at the Grand Prix in Paris, France, and Gold at the New York Athletic Club International this year. He finished third at the 2013 U.S. Open. Marable currently wrestles with the Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club and will continue to do so while in Morgantown. A two-time All-American at 165 pounds for Missouri, Marable was a three-time NCAA qualifier and wrestled to a third-place finish at the 2008 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. As a senior, he posted a 35-5 record, which included a 13-1 dual mark, and became the 17th Missouri wrestler in program history to join the elite 100-win club. Winner of three consecutive Big 12 titles, Marable finished his career with 116 wins, the eighth-most in Missouri history, and was awarded Missouri's Hap Whitney Coaches Award honor in 2007, as well as Most Improved Wrestler accolades in 2008. The Collierville, Tenn., native graduated from Missouri in the spring of 2010 with a degree in psychology.


Volunteer Assistant – 1st Season

Former World University Champion and NCAA All-American Tyler Caldwell joined the staff of the Mountaineers as the volunteer assistant in the summer of 2015. A four-time All-American, Caldwell comes to West Virginia with plenty of Big 12 experience. The Wichita, Kansas, native spend two seasons at Oklahoma, earning a runner-up finish at the 2011 NCAA National Championships before transferring to rival Oklahoma State. Caldwell took third in 2013 before earning a runner-up finish at the 2014 NCAA National Championships.

Caldwell also boasts national and international experience with USA Wrestling. Most recently, he won gold for the United States at the Pan American Championships in Santiago, Chile, winning the men’s freestyle at 74 kilograms to earn the Outstanding Wrestler award at the competition. He competed at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, going 1-2 in at 74 kilograms while facing fellow WVU assistant coach Nick Marable in the bracket. Just months after graduating from Oklahoma State, Caldwell won the 2014 University World

Championship title at 74 kilograms in Pecs, Hungary. He later accompanied Marable to the 2014 World Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, as his training partner. A 2014 graduate of Oklahoma State with a degree in education, Caldwell will train under WVU head coach Sammie Henson at the Mountaineer Regional Training Center.

2015-16 WVU Wrestling Coaches & Support Staff





Tanner KOLB Strength and Conditioning

Ashley BAILEY Assistant Director, Athletic Communications

Brittany ARNOLD Assistant Athletic Trainer

Jen MANDEVILLE Assistant Director, Student-Athlete Academic Services

Edward F. ETZEL, ED. D. Team Psychologist


Dr. Matt LIVELY Medical Director

Bubba SCHMIDT Equipment Manager

Netti FRESHOUR Sports Dietitian

MOUNTAINEERProfiles 32......................................................Roster 34.................................................... Seniors 39.....................................................Juniors 42............................................Sophomores 44................................................ Freshman




2016 ROSTER Name




Hometown/High School

Bryson Begley




Kingsport, Tenn./Dobyins-Bennett

Palmer Begley




Kingsport, Tenn./Dobyins-Bennett

Devin Brown




Export, Pa./Franklin Regional

Louis Colonna




Montgomery, N.J./Montgomery

Dylan Cottrell




Spencer, W.Va./Roane County (App. State)

Tony DeAngelo




Mebane, N.C./Southern Alamance (Missouri)

James Dekrone




Northport, N.Y./John Glenn (Nassau CC)

Patrick Duggan




Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley

Ryan Elliott




Fairmont, W.Va./North Marion

Bailey Faust




Lexington, Ohio/Lexington

Connor Flynn




Dardenne Prairie, Mo./Francis Howell

Dustin Gray




Wentzville, Mo./Timberland

J.D. Gregory




Hanover, Va./Hanover

William Jenkins




Abindgon, Va./Abingdon

Ryan Klemp




Lewiston, Idaho/Lewiston

Ryan Lopez




Morgantown, W.Va./University

Caleb Mariakis




Ringgold, Ga./Ridgeland

Ty Millward




State College, Pa./State College Area

Zeke Moisey




Northampton, Pa./Bethlehem Catholic

Christian Monserrat




Methuen, Mass./Methuen






Hometown/High School

Keegan Moore




Oklahoma City, Okla./Putnam City

Zachary Moore




Oklahoma City, Okla./Putnam City

Landon Mumford




Mount Airy, N.C./Mount Airy

Austin Myers




Alexandria, Ky./Campbell County

Chris Nelson




Sophia, W.Va./Independence

Jonathan Ragsdale




Chickamauga, Ga./Gordon Lee

Ross Renzi




Burke, Va./Lake Braddock

Kyle Rogers




Jane Lew, W.Va./Lewis County

Bubba Scheffel




Oakland, Md../Southern Garrett (Virginia Tech)

Jacob A. Smith




Jake S. Smith




Clifton, Va./Newark Memorial (App. State)

Cory Stainbrook




Streetsboro, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit

Leonardo Trindade




Billerica, Mass./Billerica Memorial

A.J. Vizcarrondo




Philadelphia, Pa./Wyoming Seminary College Prep

Parker VonEgidy




Marshville, N.C./Piedmont (Missouri)

Tim Wheeling




Erie, Pa./General McLane

Joe Wheeling




Waterford, Pa./General McLane

Head Coach: Sammie Henson (Missouri, 1995 – 2nd Season) Assistant Coach: Danny Felix (Arizona State, 1998 – 6th season) Assistant Coach: Nick Marable (Missouri, 2010 – 2nd Season)

Charleston, W.Va./George Washington (Cleveland State)

Volunteer Assistant: Tyler Caldwell (Oklahoma State, 2014 – 1st Season) Strength & Conditioning Coach: Tanner Kolb Athletic Trainer: Brittany Arnold







• Appeared in three tournaments and wrestled in seven duals at 149 pounds for the Mountaineers • Complied a 10-12 mark, going 1-6 in dual matches • Finished with a pair of major decisions and a pair of falls • Opened the season with a 9-0 major decision over Michigan’s Aaron Calderon • Won an 18-4 major over Navy’s Blake Peek at the Navy Classic (Nov. 22) • Pinned Matt Frisch of The Citadel in 53 seconds to take fifth at the tournament • Won by fall over Zach Witte of Northern Iowa in 2:38 at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 5) • Earned a 7-2 decision over Austin Solari of Grand Canyon (Jan. 1)


• NJCAA National title at 141 pounds in 2013 • Went 25-4 on the season • Posted a 4-0 record at the national tournament

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Wrestled at John Glenn High School Three-time all-section honoree Two-time state finalist Two-time NHSCA All-American after finishing third as a sophomore and fifth as a senior Two-time NYS freestyle champion State champion as a senior in 2012

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Son of Thomas and Deborah Dekrone Has one sister, Cassie Physical Therapy major Born September 17


L DUAL CONF FALLS NCAA 12 1-6 0-0 2 12 1-6 0-0 2 -




• Four-time state qualifier • Team captain for three years • Led team to a runner-up finish at 2012 West Virginia state tournament



• Competed at the Navy Classic (Nov. 22), going 0-2 • Won the 2015 Coaches’ Award

Did not participate in varsity competition

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• Posted a mark of 0-4 • Competed in the Mercyhurst Laker Open and Navy Classic • Named the team's Iron Mountaineer

AT WEST VIRGINIA IN 2012-13 • • • • •

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


Son of Dirk Snuffer and Kassie Nelson-Jones One of three children Birthday is Sept. 16 Majoring in political science Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

YEAR W 2013 0 2014 0 2015 0 Totals 0

L 0 4 2 6

DUAL CONF FALLS NCAA 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 -



AT WEST VIRGINIA IN 2014-15 • • • • • • •

Made starts at both 174 and 165 pounds for the Mountaineers Went 12-14 on the season Recorded one fall and one major decision Defeated Trace Engelkes of Northern Illinois in a 6-4 decision at the Northeast Duals (Nov. 29) Helped the Mountaineers to a 3-1 record at the Virginia Duals, going 4-0 on the weekend (Jan. 9-10) Defeated Arizona State’s Jacen Peterson 6-4 in sudden victory, won an 8-4 decision over Rob Schlitt of Bucknell, pinned Chattanooga’s Justin Lampe in 2:00 and topped Edinboro’s Casey Fuller, 6-4, at the tournament Won a 5-2 decision over Cody Wiercioch to help WVU beat Pitt for the first time since 2007 (Feb. 22)

AT WEST VIRGINIA IN 2013-14 • • • • • • •

Compiled a record of 20-15 with two major decisions and one fall Went 8-9 in duals Started 17 of 18 duals Won the Mercyhurst Laker Open Finished fourth at the Reno Tournament of Champions Took fourth place at the Big 12 Championships Competed at the Mercyhurst Laker Open, Harold Nichols Open, Navy Classic and Reno Tournament of Champions

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 for

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


YEAR W L DUAL 2012 Redshirted 2013 8 18 4-10 2014 20 15 8-9 2015 12 14 9-8 Totals 40 47 21-17

CONF FALLS NCAA 1-4 1-5 0-3 2-12


2 1 1 4






AT WEST VIRGINIA IN 2014-15 • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

2015 NCAA Qualifier at 184 pounds Took third place at the 2015 Big 12 Championship Finished with a record of 20-17, going 9-9 in duals Faced 13 wrestlers ranked in the top-20 at 184 throughout the season Registered four falls and four major decisions Went 4-1 to take fifth at the Michigan State Open (Nov. 2) Won a 10-0 major decision vs. Charles Keenan of Kent State at the Navy Classic (Nov. 22) Pinned Anthony Pafumi of Rutgers in 6:06 at the Northeast Duals (Nov. 29) Upset No. 6 Kenny Courts of Ohio State in a 7-3 decision at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 6) Went 2-1 at the Virginia Duals, beating Chattanooga’s John Schrader (5-3) and Bucknell’s Thomas Sleigh (6-2) Majored Oklahoma’s Brooks Climmons in a 10-0 decision (Jan. 18) Helped the Mountaineers top Pitt for the first time since 2007 with a 9-2 decision over Troy Rearghard Went 1-1 at the Big 12 Championship, dropping a 4-0 decision to No. 20 Nolan Boyd of Oklahoma State before winning a 4-2 decision in sudden victory over Climmons to take third Went 0-2 at the 2015 NCAA Championships, facing No. 2 seed Max Thomusseit of Pitt in the first round


• Earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships • Went 0-2 in his first appearance at the NCAAs • Tallied a program record 15 falls this season • Tied for No. 5 in program history with 29 wins as a sophomore • No. 3 in program history for wins by a 174 pounder in a single season • Voted team captain • Won 10 of his first 13 matches by fall, including six consecutive • Placed first at the Mercyhurst Laker Open on Nov. 9 • Placed second at the Navy Classic on Nov. 23, dropping a 5-2 decision in the finals to then-No. 17 Turtogtokh Luvsandorj of the Citadel • Went 5-0 at the Hoosier Duals from Dec. 7-8, including recording his program-record 14th pin of the season against Northern Colorado’s Josh VanTine • Earned sixth-placed honors after tallying four victories at the Reno Tournament of Champions on Dec. 22

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

PRIOR TO WEST VIRGINIA (2011-12) • Attended Virginia Tech • 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, also wrestled for the Mountaineers before graduating in 2015 Given name is Jakob Has one brother and three sisters Birthday is October 1 Majoring in civil engineering Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll



AT WEST VIRGINIA IN 2014-15 • • • • • • • • • • •

Starter at heavyweight for the Mountaineers 2015 Big 12 Runner-Up at 285 pounds First Mountaineer in program history to qualify for back-to-back Big 12 championship matches Compiled a 16-16 mark in his junior season Had five matches go to overtime, winning two in sudden victory and one in a tiebreaker Went 4-2 at the Navy Classic (Nov. 22) to take sixth place Won a 6-4 decision over Brad Emerick to help WVU top Lock Haven, 23-12 (Dec. 19) Defeated Warren Bosch of No. 14 Edinboro in a 6-4 decision (Jan. 9) Earned a Big 12 victory with a 5-4 win over Quean Smith of Iowa State (Feb. 7) Topped Ryan Solomon of No. 18 Pitt in a 2-1 decision (Feb. 22) Upset No. 2 seed Ross Larson of Oklahoma, winning by fall in 4:13 of the • Big 12 semifinals (March 7)

AT WEST VIRGINIA IN 2013-14 • • • • • • •

Earned an automatic bid to his first NCAA Championships Went 1-2 the the NCAAs, defeating Chattanooga's Dawson Peck, 2-0 Placed second at the Big 12 Championships Placed sixth at the Navy Classic on Nov. 23 Named Big 12 Wrestler of the Week on Feb. 10 after beating then-No. 17 Ross Larson of Oklahoma, 9-7 Finished fourth at the Reno Tournament of Champions on Dec. 22 Competed at the Mercyhurst Laker Open on Nov. 9 and the Harold Nichols Open on Nov. 15

AT WEST VIRGINIA IN 2012-13 • • • • •

Compiled a 6-12 record Started 10 dual meets at 197 pounds Recorded one victory Big 12 victory Competed at the Reno Tournament of Champions and the Wolfpack Open 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 Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

VIZCARRONDO’S CAREER STATISTICS YEAR W 2013 6 2014 20 2015 16 Totals 42

L DUAL CONF FALLS NCAA 12 3-7 1-2 0 20 5-8 2-4 4 1-2 16 10-8 1-2 1 48 18-23 4-8 5 1-2






AT WEST VIRGINIA IN 2014-15 • • • • • • • •

Saw action at both 157 and 165 pounds for the Mountaineers Posted a record of 8-13 Took eighth at the Michigan State Open (Nov. 2), going 4-1 Pinned Purdue’s Kirk Johnson in 1:03 at the tournament Defeated Terrell Forbes of The Citadel in a 10-3 decision at the Navy Classic (Nov. 22) Topped North Dakota State’s Steven Keough, 4-3, at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec.6) Won a 4-1 decision over Grand Canyon’s Chayse Jackson (Jan. 3) Defeated Rustin Barrick,7-5, to help WVU top No. 25 Bucknell at the Virginia Duals (Jan. 9)

AT WEST VIRGINIA IN 2013-14 • • • •

Amassed a record of 10-13 Started dual meets against Oklahoma, Clarion and Edinboro Placed sixth at the Harold Nichols Open Placed third at the Big 12 Championships

AT WEST VIRGINIA IN 2012-13 • • • •

Earned a 5-7 record Started dual meets against Lock Haven and Oklahoma Competed at the Mercyhurst Open, Cleveland State Open and Edinboro Open Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team


HIGH SCHOOL • • • • • • •

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 Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

WHEELING’S CAREER STATS YEAR W 2013 5 2014 10 2015 8 Totals 23

L DUAL CONF FALLS NCAA 7 0-2 0-1 1 13 0-3 1-3 1 13 2-7 0-0 1 33 2-12 1-3 3 -




• Transferred to WVU from Appalachian State in January • Sat out second semester due to NCAA transfer rules

AT APPALACHIAN STATE IN 2013-14 • • • • • • •

NCAA Qualifier at 149 pounds Southern Conference Freshman of the Year SoCon Champion at 149 Went 26-3 overall Won the Roadrunner Open Placed third at the Keystone Classic Ranked No. 10 in the nation at 149


• Redshirted the season, wrestling unattached in tournaments • Placed second at the Hokie Open, defeated No. 19 Mario Mason of Rutgers

• • • •

Took fifth at the Wolfpack Open Won the King College Open and Cumberland Open Finished fourth at the National Collegiate Open in Richmond, Va. Earned All-America honors with a fifth-place finish in both freestyle and Greco at the FILA Junior Nationals

PREP • • • • •

Four-time first team all-state honoree at Roane County High Four-time all-state, all-conference and all-region honoree Won the 2012 Dutton Award as the top high school wrestler in West Virginia Most Outstanding Wrestler at the A-AA State Tournament School-record 181 wins with just four losses


• Son of Debbie and Tim Cottrell • One sibling, Morgan




• Sat out the season after transferring from Missouri

AT MISSOURI IN 2013-14 AND AT MISSOURI IN 2012-13 • • • • • • • • • •

Transferred to WVU in the fall of 2014 Wrestled in six tournaments for the Tigers Posted four top-4 finishes Placed third at the Warren Williams/Daktronics Open with a tech fall and a pair of major decisions Was third at the Kaufman-Brand Open with a trio of tech falls Finished 27-10 on the year Went 14-8 as a redshirt Was seventh at the Kaufman-Brand Open Took fifth at the Roger Denker open Won four bouts at the Grand View Open

HIGH SCHOOL • • • • •

Four-time All-American at Southern Alamance Three-time state champion: 138 (2012), 140 (2011) and 125 (2009) Went 51-0 as a senior at 138 pounds Compiled a career record of 191-10 Also a member of the track team, winning the conference title in the pole vault

PERSONAL • • • • • •

Son of Randy and Mary DeAngelo Born September 10 Has three brothers – Joey, Jake and Rocco – and two sisters – Julia and Elizabeth Brothers Joey and Jake wrestle at N.C. State Sister Elizabeth wrestled at the U.S. Olympic Education Center Majoring in Elementary Education






AT WEST VIRGINIA IN 2014-15 • • • • • • • • • • • • •

2015 NCAA Qualifier at 197 pounds 2015 Big 12 Runner-Up at 197 pounds Went 28-13 overall with a 15-3 record in dual matches Big 12 Wrestler of the Week (Feb. 23) Went 5-2 to take fifth at the Navy Classic (Nov. 22), recording a 15-3 major decision over Bucknell’s Tyler Greene and pinning Chattanooga’s Scottie Boykin in 4:37 Upset No. 14 Jace Bennett of Cornell in a 6-1 decision at the Northeast Duals (Nov. 29) Compiled a 4-3 record at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 6) to take sixth place Won 10 bouts in a row from Dec. 19 to Feb. 6 Went 2-1 in Big 12 action, defeating Oklahoma’s Andrew Dixon in a 4-0 decision (Jan. 18) and topping Oklahoma State’s Luke Bean in a 3-1 decision (Jan. 16) Pinned Nick Bonaccorsi of Pitt in 1:45 to lead the Mountaineers to their first Backyard Brawl victory since 2007 (Feb. 22) Went 1-1 at the Big 12 Championship, defeating Oklahoma State’s Austin Schafer in a 2-1 decision before dropping a 10-2 major to No. 2 Kyven Gadson of Iowa State to take second Posted a 2-2 mark at the 2015 NCAA Championships (March 7) Defeated Virginia’s Zach Nye, 3-3, on the riding time tiebreaker in his first wrestleback before topping Jeffrey Koepke of Illinois in an 8-3 decision (March 21)


• Went 1-6 with a major decision as a true freshman.


• Wrestled for Mark Samples at George Washington and Competitive Edge • Two-time NHSCA All-American after taking third in 2012-13 and sixth in 2010-11 • 2013 WVSSAC State Champion • 2012 WVSSAC State Champion • Went 51-0 as a senior in 2012-13 • 2011 WVSSAC Runner-up • Took third at the WVSSAC Tournament in 2010 • Also a 2012 WVSSAC runner-up as a member of the football team

PERSONAL • • • • •

Son of Jim and Tracy Smith Has two sisters Born July 10 Majoring in Exercise Physiology Recruited by Cleveland State, Bucknell, North Carolina


L DUAL CONF FALLS NCAA 13 15-3 2-1 3 2-2 13 15-3 2-1 3 2-2



AT WEST VIRGINIA IN 2014-15 • • • • • • • • • •

Sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules after transferring from Appalachian State Wrestled unattached at a trio of tournaments Compiled a 12-3 mark Won the 141-pound title at the Michigan State Open (Nov. 2), going 5-0 Defeated Kent State’s Kyle Bauer in a 1-0 decision to claim the title Pinned Ohio’s Jacob Rockoff in 2:55 in the first round of the tournament Went 5-2, including a pin of Life University’s Nicholas Tomlin in 1:02, at the ESU Open (Nov. 16) Went 3-1 at 149 pounds at the National Collegiate Open (March 1) Pinned Zach Finesilver (Duke) in 1:30 and Shane Arechiga (Maryland) in 1:40 at the event

AT APPALACHIAN STATE IN 2012-13 • Won the Wolfpack Open • Took first at the King College Open


PREP • • • • • •

Competed for Robinson before transferring to Newark Memorial in Newark, Calif. State champion as a senior Three-time Super 32 placer Placed at the state-tournament all four years Two-time all-metro area team honoree Member of Wrestling Prep

PERSONAL • • • • •

Son of Sam and Melanie Smith Has two brothers and a sister Born May 1 Major is Sports & Exercise Psychology Recruited by Cal Poly, Kent State and Binghamton



AT WEST VIRGINIA IN 2014-15 • • • • • • • • • •

Starter at 133 pounds for the Mountaineers Finished with a 14-19 mark, including an 8-10 record in duals WVU Student-Athlete of the Week (Feb. 16) Produced three major decisions and a pair of pins Took sixth place at the Navy Classic (Nov. 22) with a mark of 4-3 Defeated Bucknell’s Zachary Valley (6-2) and Cleveland State’s Alfredo Gray (8-2) at the tournament Pinned Grand Canyon’s A.J. Salazar in 2:22 (Jan. 3) Pinned Arizona State’s Judson Preskitt in 2:18 (Jan. 10) Won a 14-2 major over Matthew Liggett of Clarion (Feb. 6) Defeated Ohio’s Joshua Parrett in an 8-0 major decision that lead the Mountaineers to a comeback win over the Bobcats

AT WEST VIRGINIA IN 2013-14 • • • • • • • • •

Made first trip to NCAA Championships after earning an automatic qualifier spot at the Big 12s Went 0-2 at the NCAA Championships Tied for No. 8 in program history for wins by a freshman, tallying 24 Named the team's Rookie of the Year and received the Coaches Award Finished third at the Big 12 Championships Most wins of all 125-pounders in the conference Placed second at the Mercyhurst Laker Open on Nov. 9 Went 5-0 at the Hoosier Duals from Dec. 7-8 Took fifth-place honors at the Reno Tournament of Champions on Dec. 22 after winning five matches, two by major decision

AT WEST VIRGINIA IN 2012-13 • Redshirted

PREP • • • • • • •

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

STAINBROOK’S CAREER STATISTICS YEAR W L 2013 Redshirted 2014 24 16 2015 14 19 Totals 38 35

DUAL CONF FALLS NCAA 10-7 8-10 18-17

2-3 0-3 2-6

3 2 5

0-2 0-2



AT WEST VIRGINIA IN 2014-15 • Did not compete

AT WEST VIRGINIA 2013-14 • • • • •

Started in 16 duals meets as a true freshman, recording an 8-8 record Posted a mark of 15-16 overall Recorded four pins and a major decision Competed at the Mercyhurst Laker Open, Harold Nichols Open, Navy Classic and Reno Tournament of Champions Finished in fourth place at the Big 12 Championships

PREP • • • •

PERSONAL • • • •

Son of Wilson and Leila Trindade Has one brother and two sisters Birthday is November 9th Majoring in Criminology


L DUAL CONF FALLS NCAA 16 8-8 1-4 4 16 8-8 1-4 4 -

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







AT WEST VIRGINIA IN 2014-15 • • • •

Competed in five tournaments for the Mountaineers Posted a 4-1 mark at 197 pounds Won a 7-3 decision over Delaware Valley’s Ethan Barnes at the ESU Open (Nov. 16) Pinned Nicholas Mabry of Navy in 2:55 at the Navy Classic (Nov. 22)

• • • • •

Attended Montgomery High School Wrestled under Coach Kurt Franey Was a 4-year varsity letter winner Senior year captain Also participated in lacrosse and football

PERSONAL • • • •

Son of David and Cynthia Colonna Has two sisters Birthday is November 8th Majoring in Engineering


YEAR W L DUAL CONF FALLS NCAA 2014 Redshirted 2015 1 12 0-6 0-2 0 Totals 1 12 0-6 0-2 0 -

AT WEST VIRGINIA IN 2013-14 • Redshirted

PREP • • • • • • •

PERSONAL • • • • • • •


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 4th in FBLA State Was a freestyle and Greco state champion Also participated in football and baseball Son of Joe and Kim Begley Has one brother and one sister Birthday is July 5 Majoring in P+G Engineering Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team


YEAR W L DUAL CONF FALLS NCAA 2014 Redshirted 2015 4 1 0-0 0-0 1 Totals 4 1 0-0 0-0 1 -


AT WEST VIRGINIA IN 2014-15 • • • • •

Competed in four tournaments Compiled a 3-7 mark at 140 pounds Finished the season with one fall and a major decision Pinned Life University’s Rowdy Prior in 1:01 at the ESU Open (Nov. 16) Won a 12-3 major decision over Middlesex Community College’s Sean LeBlanc at the Nittany Lion Open (Dec. 7)

AT WEST VIRGINIA IN 2013-14 • Redshirted the season

PREP • • • •

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




AT WEST VIRGINIA IN 2014-15 • • • •

Wrestled in three tournaments at 141 pounds and made six dual-match starts at 149 pounds Finished with a 1-12 record overall Faced a pair of top-10 wrestlers at 149 in Edinboro’s David Habat and Oklahoma State’s Josh Kindig Won a 16-10 decision over George Mason’s Zachary Isenhour at the Navy Classic (Nov. 22)

AT WEST VIRGINIA IN 2013-14 • Redshirted


• • • • • • • •

Son of Ron Millward and Sarah Nolten Member of West Virginia University ROTC Is an only child Birthday is April 11 Majoring in Business Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team


YEAR W L DUAL CONF FALLS NCAA 2014 Redshirted 2015 3 7 0-0 0-0 1 Totals 3 7 0-0 0-0 1 -





• 2015 NCAA Runner-Up at 125 pounds • 2015 NCAA All-American, WVU’s first since 2007 • First unseeded wrestler to make the NCAA finals since 2003 • Big 12 Wrestler of the Week (Feb. 9) • Two-time WVU Student-Athlete of the Week • Led the team with a 32-14 mark overall • Scored six pins, two tech. falls and eight major decisions • Defeated six ranked opponents over the course of the season • Ranked inside the top-25 by Flo Wrestling and InterMat at various points in the season • Took third place at the Michigan State Open (Nov. 2) while wrestling unattached, topping then-No. 19 Conor Youtsey (Michigan) in an 11-8 decision • Placed fourth at the Hokie Open (Nov. 9), wrestling unattached • Won a 12-2 major decision over Arizona State’s Judson Preskitt (Nov. 13) in his first official bout for the Mountaineers • Went 6-1 to take third at the Navy Classic (Nov. 22), winning a 5-2 decision over No. 18 Ben Willeford (Cleveland State) • Took eighth place at the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas (Dec. 6) • Pinned No. 10 Sean Boyle of Chattanooga in 2:27 at the Virginia Duals (Jan. 9) • Went 2-1 in Big 12 action, winning a 13-5 major decision over Iowa State’s Kyle Larson (Feb. 7) and topping Oklahoma’s Ryan Millhof 7-3 in tiebreaker one (Jan. 18) • Was the runner-up at 125 pounds at the 2015 Big 12 Championship (March 7), defeating Millhof in a 5-0 decision before dropping a 5-3 decision to No. 9 Eddie Klimara of Oklahoma State • Upset four seeded wrestlers to advance to the finals of the 2015 NCAA Championships in St. Louis (March 21) • Opened the tournament with a 14-6 major decision over No. 15 seed Chasen Tolbert of Utah Valley • Upset No. 2 seed Nahshohn Garrett of Cornell in a 5-2 decision in the second round • Advanced to the semifinals with a 5-2 decision over Big 12 foe Klimara, the seventh seed, in the quarterfinals • Pinned No. 6 seed Thomas Gilman of Iowa in 52 seconds in the quarterfinals • Dropped a 9-5 decision to No. 4 seed Nathan Tomasello of Ohio State in the finals

PREP • • • • • • •

Competed for Jeff Karam at Bethlehem Catholic Finished in the top-5 at the state tournament all four years Boasted a career record of 141-14 Took first at Beast of the East Dapper Dan All-Star Team honoree Dreamteam USA Also wrestled for Randy Cruz at Weaver Elite

PERSONAL • • • •


AT WEST VIRGINIA IN 2014-15 • • • • • • • •

Sat out fall semester after transferring to WVU from Missouri Compiled a 7-12 mark at 174 pounds Finished the season with three major decisions and one pin Won a 9-7 decision over Lock Haven’s Tyler Wood in his debut with the Mountaineers (Dec. 19) Recorded an 18-5 major decision over Grand Canyon’s Austin Trujillo (Jan. 3) Topped Arizona State’s Ray Waters in a 14-4 major decision (Jan. 4) Went 3-0 to win the Roger Denker Open (Jan. 25) Pinned Missouri Valley’s Riley Boomer in 3:03 to take first


• Competed in six tournaments at 174 pounds in his redshirt season. • Finished seventh at the Warren Williams/Daktronics Open after picking up his first three wins of his collegiate career, the first of which came by a pin at 1:57. • Competing in the freshman/sophomore division at the Joe Parisi Open, Von Egidy was named the champion, winning all four of his matches. • Losing only one match at the Kaufman-Brand Open, finished third overall. • Took fifth and sixth place at the UNI and Grand View Opens, respectively, going 5-5 total throughout both tournaments. • Picked up 18 wins overall on the season, including two pins and six major decisions.


• Ended his high school career with a record of 227-15. • Won three state titles - at 152 pounds his sophomore year, 170 pounds his junior year, and 182 pounds his senior year. • Took sixth place at state his freshman year. • His team won the North Carolina team title at state his junior season after runner-up finishes his freshman and sophomore seasons. • Lettered in wrestling all four years of high school, as well as lettering once in football. • In 2011, placed second in the freestyle bracket in the Fargo Asics Nations 170-pound division. • Was a six-time high school All-American and four-time All-Conference selection.

PERSONAL • • • •

Full name is Weston Parker Von Egidy Parents are Wesley and Cheryle Von Egidy  Birthday is March 29 Has one brother, Cory.


L DUAL CONF FALLS NCAA 12 4-10 0-3 1 12 4-10 0-3 1 -

Son of Scott and Kelly Moisey Has two brothers Born August 14 Chose WVU over Arizona State


L DUAL CONF FALLS NCAA 14 13-5 2-1 6 4-1 14 13-5 2-1 6 4-1





R-FR. | 5-8 | 125 | Fairmont, W.Va./North Marion


• • • • • •

Competed in four tournaments Finished with a record of 4-7 at 125 pounds Registered a pair of falls on the season Pinned Wyoming Seminary College Prep’s Tyler Aslanian in 4:01 at the ESU Open (Nov. 16) Also won a 9-5 decision vs. Connor Maliff of East Stroudsburg at the event Won by fall in 2:30 over Aaron Doll of Penn. College of Technology at the Nittany Lion Open (Dec. 7)


PERSONAL • • • •

Son of Rusty and Mary Jo Elliott Has one brother and two sisters Born February 26 Major is Mechanical Engineering

YEAR W 2015 4 Totals 4

L DUAL CONF FALLS NCAA 7 0-0 0-0 2 7 0-0 0-0 2 -

• Competed for North Marion HS • Two-time regional champion • Two-time state champion • Placed all four years at the state tournament • Also played football, earning a spot on the North-South All-Star Game roster • State qualifier in the shuttle hurdles

WILLIAM JENKINS R-FR. | 5-11 | 149 | Abingdon, Va./Abingdon




YEAR W 2015 2 Totals 2

• • • • • • • • • • •

Competed in three tournaments Finished with a 2-5 mark at 149 and 157 pounds Tech. falled Akinniran Akinfemi of Indiana Tech, 20-3, in 5:15 at the Michigan State Open (Nov. 22) Won a 7-4 decision over Newberry’s Cody Rothermel at the Newberry Open (Feb. 14). Competed for Abingdon HS Four-time district finalist Three-time regional finalist Placed at the state tournament three times Also wrestled for All-American Wrestling Club VWA Grade State Champion as a freshman WAC Grade State Champion as a sophomore


• • • •

Son of Richard and Rea Jenkins One brother, Braden, and two sisters, Haley and Elizabeth Finance major Birthday is September 20 L DUAL CONF FALLS NCAA 5 0-0 0-0 0 5 0-0 0-0 0 -

CHRISTIAN MONSERRAT R-FR. | 5-10 | 141 | Methuen, Mass./Methuen

AT WEST VIRGINIA IN 2014-15 • • • • •

Wrestled in four tournaments for the Mountaineers Compiled an 8-6 mark at 133 pounds Won a 10-6 decision vs. Ezekial Salvo of Brown at the ESU Open (Nov. 16) Pinned Kutztown’s Zach Ulerick in 1:58 at the Nittany Lion Open (Dec. 7) Defeated Army’s Austin Harry in a 6-2 decision and Appalachian State’s Payton Shuford in an 11-6 decision at the National Collegiate Open (March 1)

HIGH SCHOOL • • • • • • •

Wrestled for Bill James at Methuen HS Went 212-2 in his career Four-time sectional champion Four-time state champion Four-time New England finalist Two-time New England champion Freshman all-American

• • • • • •

Also wrestled for Matt Smith at Smitty’s Wrestling Barn NHSCA Freshman All-American after placing third Four-time Pop N’ Flo National Dual Team placer Four-time Boston Globe All-Scholastic All-Star Four-time Boston Herald All-Scholastic All-Star Also a three-year starter for the football team

PERSONAL • • • •

Son of Roberto Monserrat and Maria Coco One brother and one sister Born August 24 Chose WVU over Buffalo

YEAR W 2015 8 Totals 8

L DUAL CONF FALLS NCAA 6 0-0 0-0 1 6 0-0 0-0 1 -

JOE WHEELING R-FR. | 5-6 | 133 | Waterford, Pa./General McLane


• Wrestled at the Michigan State Open (Nov. 2) • Suffered an injury and redshirted the season

HIGH SCHOOL • • • • •

Wrestled for Ryan Cook at General McLane HS Three-time state qualifier PIAA State runner-up Two-time regional champion Also competed for Jason Locke and the Ragin’ Raisins

PERSONAL • • • • •

Parents are Mike and Theresa Wheeling Has a brother, Tim, and a sister, Becca Tim also wrestles at WVU while Becca runs cross country at Mercyhurst Born October 6 Major is Geology






FR. | 5-8 | 157 | Kingsport, Tenn./ Dobyins-Bennett

PREP • • • • • •

Wrestled for Dobyins-Bennett HS and Appy Elite Three-time district champion Three-time region champion Two-time all-state Took fifth at the state tournament as a junior and senior Went 4-1 at Dixie Duals


• Son of Joseph and Kim • Brother, Bryson, also wrestles at WVU • Major is petroleum and natural gas engineering

FR. |5-7 | 149 | Mechanicsburg, Pa./ Cumberland Valley

PREP • • • • • • • • • • •

Ranked 36th overall by InterMat and was seventh at 145 pounds Wrestled for Cumberland Valley under coach Dave Heckard Three-time PIAA sectional Champion Two-time regional champion 2013 PIAA state runner-up Named to three Big 15 All-Star Teams Competed for Chris Priar and Iron Eagle 2012 PWAF Freestyle State Champion Took third at Super 32 in 2013 2011 All-American at Fargo Freestyle Cadet Nationals 2012 runner-up at Fargo

PERSONAL • • • •

Son of Patrick and Mary Has three siblings Intends to major in business management Chose WVU over N.C. State, Drexel, Maryland and North Carolina



FR. | 5-2 | 125 | Export, Pa./Franklin Regional

PREP • • • • • •

Ranked third at 113 and No. 96 overall Wrestled at Dapper Dan Wrestled for Eric Mousser at Franklin Regional after transferring from Stuebenville High Recorded a 28-2 record as a junior Two-time Powerade Champion and Cadet World Team Member Wrestled for Jody Strittmatter and Young Guns

PERSONAL • • • • •

Parents are Michael and Theresa One of four children Birthday is September 17 Intends to major in education Chose WVU over Maryland, N.C. State and Clarion

FR. | 6-1 | 197 | Lexington, Ohio/Lexington

PREP • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Wrestled for Brent Rastetter at Lexington High Holds Lexington’s single-season record for pins (43) and wins (54) from his junior season Recorded 39 pins as a sophomore Three-time Ohio Cardinal Conference Champion 2014 Ohio Cardinal Conference Wrestler of the Year Two-time sectional champion Two-time district runner-up MIT (Medina) Champion, twice winning most pins award Also competed for Ohio Mafia and Roughhouse Three-time Disney Duals All-Star 2014 InterMat All-Tournament Team Two-time Flo Nationals All-American Was a double All-American at 2013 Fargo Cadet Nationals

PERSONAL • • • • •


Parents are Brian and Beth Has two brothers – brother Jake wrestles at Duke Birthday is February 13 Intends to major in mechanical engineering Also offered by Maryland and App. State



Fr. | 5-10 | 157 | Dardenne Prairie, Mo./ Francis Howell


PREP • • • • • • • •

Competed for Francis Howell – the same high school as head coach Sammie Henson Went 26-0 as a junior in 2013-14 Took third at the 2013 Large School Missouri State Championships St. Louis Post Dispatch Athlete of the Week 2013 Junior Division All-American after taking fourth at USA Nationals 2012 Cadet All-American Went 11-0 at Disney Duals Also took home championships at the Southern Plaines Greco Meet and was the runner-up at the Southern Plaines Freestyle Tournament

PERSONAL • • • • • •

FR. | 5-9 | 133 | HANOVER, VA./HANOVER

Son of Lucy Flynn and Terry Flynn Has two siblings Sister Lauren played soccer at Missouri Also an all-conference selection in football Intends to major in business management Chose WVU over Nebraska, Iowa State and Missouri

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Wrestled for Aaron Bradley at Hanover High Two-time team captain Two-time state champion Took fifth at the Virginia state tournament as a freshman Three-time district champion Two-time regional champion Three-time all-metro team member Also competed for Mark Strickland and Virginia Team Predator Was fourth at freshman nationals Placed sixth at Cadet Freestyle Nationals Two-time Freestyle state champion Two-time Greco state champion


• Parents are Jeff and Renee • Birthday is January 5 • Intends to major in sports psychology



FR. | 5-7 | 141 | Lewiston, Idaho/Lewiston

FR. | 5-11 | 174 | Wentzville, Mo./Timberland

PREP • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Two-time state finalist for Timberland High under Cornell Robinson and Matt Collum Two-time St. Louis Post Dispatch All-Metro First Team Honoree St. Louis Post Dispatch and Suburban Journal Athlete of the Week Three-time all-conference selection Three-time all-academic team honoree Also competed for Derrick Monteth at Timberland Xtreme Four-time Missouri Freestyle and Greco State Champion Two-time Greco Fargo All-American Freestyle State Champion Freestyle Fargo All-American Folkstyle National All-American Champion at Ohio Tournament of Champions Disney Duals All-Star Liberty Nationals All-American

PERSONAL • • • •

PREP • • • • • • • • •

Wrestled for Lewiston High 2014 Northwest Athlete of the Year Two-time captain Named Freshman of the Year in 2012 Three-time district and state champion Also competed for Vici Wrestling Was a National Folkstyle All-American 2013 Freestyle All-American Also a Greco All-American

PERSONAL • • • • •

Parents are Dan and Peggy Has one sister Birthday is February 4 Chose WVU over Boise State, Wyoming and Columbia Intends to major in pre-med

Parents are Darren and Angela Has two sisters – Danielle runs track and cross country at Lindenwood Intends to major in pre-med Chose WVU over Nebraska, North Dakota State, Penn, Brown, Harvard and Wyoming






FR. | 5-6 | 141 | Ringgold, Ga./Ridgeland


PREP • • • • • •

Competed for Keith Mariakis and Josh Mariakis at Ridgeland Hhigh Four-year team captain Tri-State Best of Preps Walker County All-Star Team Took third at the state tournament as a freshman in 2012 Also wrestled for Jeff Bedard at Compound

PERSONAL • • • •

5-5 | 141 | FR. | Oklahoma City, Okla./ Putnam City

Parents are Keith and Angie Has two brothers Birthday is January 22 Will major in physical education

• Competed for Mike Walkup at Putnam City • Was the runner-up at the 2014 Oklahoma State Championships • Went 28-2 as a junior

PERSONAL • • • • •

Parents are Harvey and Kelli Birthday is November 13 Twin brother, Keegan, also wrestles for WVU Has three sisters Chose West Virginia over Oklahoma State, Iowa State, N.C. State, Wyoming and Oklahoma



5-5 | 133 | FR. | Oklahoma City, Okla./ Putnam City

FR. | 6-2 | 174 | Charlotte, N.C./Mount Airy HS





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Ranked 25th in the nation and third at 132 pounds Competed for Mike Walkup at Putman City High 2013 Oklahoma State Champion 2014 state runner-up Finished third at states as a freshman in 2012 Placed third at the 2014 FloWrestling Nationals Was fourth at 2014 Fargo Nationals Parents are Harvey and Kelli Birthday is November 13 Has three sisters Chose WVU over Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Iowa State and Wyoming Twin brother, Zachary, also wrestles for WVU


• • • • • • •

Wrestled for Mount Airy HS Two-time all-region Three-time all-conference honoree Two-time conference champion State runner-up as a senior Took fifth in the state as a junior Three-year captain

• Son of Daryl and Jessica • Birthday is May 28 • Majoring in graphic design



FR. | 5-11 | HWT | Alexandria, Kentucky/ Campbell County

PREP • • • • •

Wrestled for Campbell County High 2015 FloWrestling Nationals Champion Two-time NHSCA National Champion Three-time All-American Also earned All-America accolades at Fargo

FR. | 5-10 | 174 | Jane Lew, W.Va./Lewis County

PREP • • • • •

Wrestled for Lewis County HS Finished fourth at the WV state tournament as a sophomore Ranked No. 1 in West Virginia at 170 pounds in 2014 2014 Class AAA State Champion at 170 pounds Class AAA Runner-up at 182 pounds in 2015


• Son of Jennifer and Chris • Chose WVU over Purdue, Missouri and Michigan State


FR. | 5-1 | 125 | Chickamauga, Ga./Gordon Lee

PREP • • • • • • • • • • • •

Wrestled for Brent Raby and Rickey Murdock at Gordon Lee High Three-time class 1A State Champion Three-time area and regional champion Two-time NHSCA All-American GA Class 1A Wrestler of the Year in 2014 Chattanooga Regional Farr-Worsham Award Winner Two-time Prep Central Regional First Team Two-time Walker County Wrestler of the Year Also competed for Mike Hatcher and Matt Pitts GA USA State Champion in Folkstyle, Freestyle and Greco Southeast Regionals Champion in Freestyle and Greco GA Triple Crown Winner

PERSONAL • • • • •

Son of Mark and Deadra Birthday is February 7 Brother, David, serves in the U.S. Navy Also USA Olympic Weightlifting National Champion (2012) Intends to major in mathematics







SEASONPreview 54.......... Season Outlook by Weight

56...........Quick Facts and Schedule 57................. Opponent Information

Season Outlook by Weight In his second year at the helm of the Mountaineers, head coach Sammie Henson looks to build upon an exciting finish from the 2015 season that produced West Virginia’s first AllAmerican in eight years and renewed the Mountaineers’ presence on the national scene. In addition to several transfers, some of whom start the season nationally ranked, Henson has brought one of the top recruiting classes in the nation. West Virginia will start the season ranked No.21/23 in the nation in various polls, but will look to finish a challenging slate even stronger.


Zeke Moisey headlines this group, returning from a stellar true freshman season that ended with a Cinderella run through the NCAA tournament. Moisey, who went 32-14 last season, upset four ranked opponents at the 2015 NCAA Championships to become WVU’s first All-American since 2007 and the first unranked wrestler to qualify for the NCAA finals since 2003. Sophomore Ryan Elliot saw limited tournament action last season and is joined in the room by freshmen Devin Brown and Jonathan Ragsdale. Brown ranked in the top 10 of his high school weight of 113 and was a top-100 recruit, while Ragsdale is a threetime Georgia state champion and U.S.A Weightlifting National Champion.

“We look to build on the success of last year’s NCAA tournament and bring the same mindset, intensity and passion that Zeke Moisey is known for into the 2015-2016 season,” says coach Sammie Henson.


Starter Cory Stainbrook returns for his junior season after going 14-19 as a sophomore. Stainbrook was a 2014 NCAA qualifier at 125 pounds and will be joined on the mat by redshirt freshman Joe Wheeling, who has bumped up from 125 and will look to crack the lineup this year. FloNationals Champion Keegan Moore and Virginia state champion J.D. Gregory join the veteran duo in this weight class. “Corey continues to train with the consistency that makes him a wrestler to watch in 2015-2016,” says Henson. “We look for him to be a contender for AllAmerican status this year.”


With starter Michael Morales wrapping up his career at last year’s NCAA championships, the Mountaineers will look for someone to step into this role. Transfer Tony DeAngelo, who came from Missouri with Henson, sat out last season with an injury but will look to push for the starting spot. Christian Monserrat, who redshirted as a freshman but saw tournament action, will push DeAngelo

for the starting spot. Louis Colonna saw action in six matches last year at 149 pounds, but will classify at 141 as a sophomore. Idaho state champion Ryan Klemp and fellow freshman Caleb Mariakis will provide depth at this weight as they push the upperclassmen for the starting spot. “This weight class is very competitive with Missouri transfer Tony DeAngelo and red-shirt freshmen Christian Monserrat,” says Henson. “Tony earns his sport as starter leading into the Mountaineer Quad through an inter squad wrestle off. With these two battling, they will elevate each other to the NCAA elite.”


A slew of wrestlers filled this spot last season and, as with 141, the Mountaineers will be looking for a fulltime starting candidate as they enter the 2015-16 season. James Dekrone started three tournaments and seven duals before suffering an injury, but returns for his senior season. He was joined the room last year by Jake S. Smith, who was forced to sit out after transferring from Appalachian State. Smith won the Wolfpack Open as a freshman for Appalachian State and wrestled unattached in a trio of tournaments last season. Highly touted newcomer Patrick Duggan, who was ranked in the top 10 at his high school weight of 145 pounds, could also be in the mix. Returners Williams Jenkins and Ty Millward saw action at tournaments last season and will provide depth, as well as Oklahoma City product Zachary Moore and local product Ryan Lopez who joins the team as a freshman out of University High in Morgantown. “Jake S. Smith, who transferred from Appalachian State, will earn the spot after intersquad wrestle offs against James DeKrone,” says Henson. “Jake’s unusual style of wrestling will be hard to beat, as he is tenacious with his mat skills.”


Following the departure of starter Brutus Scheffel, transfer Dylan Cottrell will look to step into the lineup at 157. Zeke MOISEY


“Jake Smith had an incredible year but we need and expect him to be an All American in 2015-16,” says Henson. “He has to finish the tournaments and believe he belongs with the nation’s elite.”



Cottrell was ranked 10th in the nation as a redshirt freshman for App. State in 2014, earning an NCAA bid as the SoCon Champion at 149 pounds. He sat out last season after transferring to WVU in January, and has bumped up to 157 pounds and will enter the season ranked No. 15 via InterMat, No. 17 by FloWresting and No. 18 by “Dylan Cottrell, another transfer from Appalachian State, will be a force to be reckoned with,” says Henson. “We expect All-American status in his first year wearing the Old Gold and Blue.”


Ross Renzi returns for his senior campaign after going 12-14 on the season with a fall and a major decision. Wheeling could also provide depth at this weight. Tim Wheeling is another veteran with experience at both 157 and 165, and Zach Heeter has wrestled in tournaments for the Mountaineers. A pair of newcomers in FloNationals Champion Connor Flynn and Palmer Begley will also compete. “Ross Renzi looks to end his career at the NCAA Championships,” says Henson. “He has the ability to go with anyone in the country but it will depend on his ability to stay healthy and be consistent with this training. He will be challenged by fellow senior teammate Tim Wheeling, who also looks to end his career at the NCAAs.”


Parker VonEgidy transferred to West Virginia from Missouri in December and

immediately took over the starting spot. He’s joined by freshmen Dustin Gray, Landon Mumford and Kyle Rogers, all three of whom will look to push him on the mat. “Parker VonEgidy has responded well to training this fall and has worked with the passion he needs to excel this year,” says Henson. “It will come down to his ability to maintain his weight and deal with adversity. If he can do these things, the rest of the country should watch out.”

Two-time Big 12 runner-up A.J. Vizcarrondo returns for his senior season. Vizcarrondo returns with a chip on his shoulder after being slighted for selection into the 2015 NCAA Championships despite pinning nationally ranked Ross Larson of Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship. Austin Myers could challenge Vizcarrondo as he comes to WVU off a high school career in which he was ranked in the top-5 of his weight class and won a title at FloNationals. Senior Chris Nelson is also a valuable presence in the room. “A.J. is coming off the best summer he has ever had and with new upcoming freshmen Austin Myers, his wrestling has went to a new level,” says Henson. We look for big things to come from AJ this year.”


NCAA qualifier Bubba Scheffel will look to make is third NCAA tournament – his second at 184 pounds. Scheffel took third at last year’s Big 12 Championships and earned an at-large bid following a challenging schedule that featured competition against most of the top wrestlers in his weight all season long. Leonardo Trindade and Bailey Faust provide depth at this weight. “Bubba had some good wins last year and we look to see him lay it on the line and have fun this year,” says Henson. “Bubba needs to believe in his training, enjoy the experience and success we will look for him to have in 2015-16.”


NCAA qualifier Jacob A. Smith returns for his junior year ranked as high as tenth in the national polls at 197 pounds. Smith was the 2015 Big 12 runner-up, and went on to a 2-2 mark at the NCAA Championships. Bryson Begley got valuable practice experience last season and will look to push Smith at practice.





Schedule/Quick Facts  NIVERSITY INFORMATION U Location Morgantown, W.Va. Enrollment 31,514 Founded 1867 Nickname Mountaineers Colors Gold (PMS 124 and Blue (PMS 295) Conference Big 12 Conference President Dr. E. Gordon Gee Alma Mater Utah, 1968 Athletic Director Shane Lyons Alma Mater West Virginia, 1987 Home Facility WVU Coliseum Capacity 14,000 PROGRAM INFORMATION 2013-14 Record 2013-14 Conference Record First Year Overall Record NCAA Champions All-Americans Wrestlers of the Year Conference Champions

9-9 0-3 1921 591-433-17 5 30 4 42

2014-15 SCHEDULE Nov. 8 Nov. 8 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 15 Nov. 15 Nov. 21 Dec. 4-5 Dec. 12 Jan. 1-2 Jan. 15 Jan. 17 Jan. 23 Jan. 23 Jan. 29 Jan. 31 Feb. 7 Feb. 12 Feb. 14 Feb. 19 Feb. 21 Mar. 5-6 Mar. 17-19


Drexel Campbell Arizona State vs. Michigan (Troy, N.Y.) vs. Buffalo (Troy, N.Y.) vs. Oregon State (Troy, N.Y.) at Joe Parisi Open (St. Charles, Mo.) at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational Lock Haven at Southern Scuffle (Chattanooga, Tenn.) Oklahoma State * Oklahoma * at Arizona State vs. Stanford (Tempe, Ariz.) at Virginia Tech N.C. State Pitt at South Dakota State * at Iowa State * Clarion at Edinboro at Big 12 Championship (Kansas City, Mo.) at NCAA Championships (New York City)

WRESTLING COACHING STAFF Head Coach (Season) Alma Mater Career Record (Seasons) School Record (Seasons) Assistant Coach Alma Mater Assistant Coach Alma Mater Volunteer Assistant Alma Mater

Sammie Henson (2nd Season) Missouri, 1995 13-11 (2nd Season) 13-11 (2nd Season) Danny Felix (6th Season) Arizona State, 1998 Nick Marable (2nd Season) Missouri, 2010 Tyler Caldwell (1st Season) Oklahoma State, 2014

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS Primary Contact Ashley Bailey E-Mail Direct Phone 304.293.9912 Cell Phone 304.288.3427 Office Phone 304.293.2821 Fax 304-293-4105 Website

STARTERS RETURNING 10:00 AM 11:30 AM 1:00 PM 11:15 AM 1:15 PM 3:15 PM All Day All Day 7:00 PM All Day 8:00 PM 4:00 PM 1:00 PM 3:00 PM 7:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 8:00 PM 3:00 PM 8:00 PM 1:00 PM TBA All Day


Zeke Moisey Corey Stainbrook Ross Renzi Parker VonEgidy Bubba Scheffel Jacob A. Smith A.J. Vizcarrondo


2013-14 Record


2013-14 Record

125 133 165 174 184 197 HWT

32-14 14-19 12-14 7-12 21-19 26-13 16-16


Michael Morales Roman Perryman Brutus Scheffel

141 149 157

31-12 5-13 6-14


James Dekrone Louis Colonna Tim Wheeling


149 149 165

2013-14 Record

10-12 1-12 8-13

Opponent Information


November 8, 2015 | 10 a.m. | Morgantown, W.Va. Enrollment: 26,000

Arena: Daskalakis Athletic Center

Location: Philadelphia, Pa.

Web site:

Nickname: Dragons

Head Coach: Matt Azevedo (Iowa State, 2002)

Conference: EIWA

2014-15 Record:



November 8, 2015 | 11:30 a.m. | Morgantown, W.Va. Enrollment: 6,834

Arena: Carter Gym

Location: Buies Creek, N.C.

Web site:

Nickname: Camels

Head Coach: Cary Kolat (Lock Haven, 2003)

Conference: SoCon

2014-15 Record:

Nov. 8, 2015 | 1 p.m. | Morgantown, W.Va. / Jan. 23, 2016 | 1 p.m. | Tempe, Ariz. Enrollment: 76,000

Arena: Wells Fargo Arena

Location: Tempe, Ariz.

Web site:

Nickname: Sun Devils

Head Coach: Zeke Jones (Arizona State, 1988)

Conference: Pac-12

2014-15 Record: 8-6


Nov. 15, 2015 | 11:15 a.m. | Troy, N.Y. Enrollment: 43,625

Arena: Cliff Keen Arena

Location: Ann Arbor, Mich.

Web site:

Nickname: Wolverines

Head Coach: Joe McFarland (Michigan, 1985)

Conference: Big Ten

2014-15 Record: 8-6-1


Nov. 15, 2015 | 1:15 p.m. | Troy, N.Y. Enrollment: 29,549

Arena: Alumni Arena

Location: Buffalo, N.Y.

Web site:

Nickname: Bulls

Head Coach: John Stutzman (Buffalo, 1998)

Conference: MAC

2014-15 Record: 5-14


Nov. 15, 2015 | 3:15 p.m. | Troy, N.Y. Enrollment: 28,886

Arena: Gill Coliseum

Location: Corvallis, Ore.

Web site:

Nickname: Beavers

Head Coach: Jim Zalesky (Iowa, 1984)

Conference: Pac-12

2014-15 Record: 12-1


Dec. 12, 2015 | 7 p.m. | Morgantown, W.Va. Enrollment: 4,607

Arena: Thomas Fieldhouse

Location: Lock Haven, Pa.

Web site:

Nickname: Bald Eagles

Head Coach: Scott Moore (Penn State, 2003)

Conference: EWL

2014-15 Record: 7-12


Jan. 15, 2016 | 8 p.m. | Morgantown, W.Va. Enrollment: 37,232

Arena: Gallagher-Iba Arena

Location: Stillwater, Okla.

Web site:

Nickname: Cowboys

Head Coach: John Smith (Oklahoma State, 1988)

Conference: Big 12

2014-15 Record: 12-2





Jan. 17, 2016 | 4 p.m. | Morgantown, W.Va. Enrollment: 30,092

Arena: McCasland Field House

Location: Norman, Okla.

Web site:

Nickname: Sooners

Head Coach: Mark Cody (Bellevue, 1985)

Conference: Big 12

2014-15 Record: 6-10


Jan. 23, 2016 | 3 p.m. | Morgantown, W.Va. Enrollment: 15,877

Arena: Burnham Pavilion

Location: Stanford, Calif.

Web site:

Nickname: Cardinal

Head Coach: Jason Borelli (Central Michigan, 2006)

Conference: Pac-12

2014-15 Record: 11-4


Jan. 29, 2016 | 7 p.m. | Blacksburg, Va. Enrollment: 31,224

Arena: Cassell Coliseum

Location: Blacksburg, Va.

Web site:

Nickname: Hokies

Head Coach: Kevin Dresser (Iowa, 1986)

Conference: ACC

2014-15 Record: 14-2


Jan. 31, 2016 | 1 p.m. | Morgantown, W.Va. Enrollment: 33,989

Arena: Reynolds Coliseum

Location: Raleigh, N.C.

Web site:

Nickname: Wolfpack

Head Coach: Pat Popolizio (Oklahoma State, 2001)

Conference: ACC

2014-15 Record: 16-6


Feb. 7, 2016 | 1 p.m. | Morgantown, W.Va. Enrollment: 28,766

Arena: Fitzgerald Field House

Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.

Web site:

Nickname: Panthers

Head Coach: Jason Peters (East Stroudsburg, 1998)

Conference: ACC

2014-15 Record: 8-8



Feb. 12, 2016 | 8 p.m. | Brookings, S.D. Enrollment: 12,557

Arena: Frost Arena

Location: Brookings, S.D.

Web site:

Nickname: Jackrabbits

Head Coach: Chris Bono (Iowa State, 2007)

Conference: Big 12

2014-15 Record: 11-8


Feb. 14, 2016 | 3 p.m. | Ames, Iowa Enrollment: 33,989

Arena: Hilton Coliseum

Location: Ames, Iowa

Web site:

Nickname: Cyclones

Head Coach: Kevin Jackson (Iowa State, 1987)

Conference: Big 12

2014-15 Record: 16-6


Feb. 19, 2016 | 8 p.m. | Morgantown, W.Va. Enrollment: 6,100

Arena: Tippin Gym

Location: Clarion, Pa.

Web site:

Nickname: Golden Eagles

Head Coach: Keith Ferraro (Lock Haven, 2003)

Conference: EWL

2014-15 Record: 1-16


Feb. 21, 2016 | 1 p.m. | Edinboro, Pa. Enrollment: 6,837

Arena: McComb Fieldhouse

Location: Edinboro, Pa.

Web site:

Nickname: Fighting Scots

Head Coach: Tim Flynn (Penn State’ 1986)

Conference: EWL

2014-15 Record: 14-5

SEASONReview 60........................................Season Review

62..........................Match-by-Match results 64....................................... Season Results

SEASON REVIEW On Saturday, the West Virginia University wrestling team recapped a history-making season – the first of the Sammie Henson era – with a banquet honoring the student-athletes. And what a season it was. From recordbreaking crowds at the WVU Coliseum, a newfound rivalry with Arizona State, defeating an old rival in Pitt and a magical NCAA tournament run that saw an almost-redshirt freshman cap the season as the national runner-up. “I’m proud of our team’s overall success this year,” said Henson, who recently earned Amateur Wrestling News’ Rookie Coach of the Year award. “We had some low points, which our men pushed through and gained strength from. We look to build upon this success with continued hard work. The Mountaineer wrestling family thanks everyone for their support this season.” The Sammie Henson era opened on November 2 in East Lansing, Michigan, when the Mountaineers competed in the Michigan State Open. Bubba Scheffel and Michael Morales finished fifth and sixth, respectively, at the tournament to lead the squad. Fans also got a glimpse of the future, as Jake S. Smith, who sat out the season due to transfer rules and wrestled unattached, won the title at 141 pounds, while Moisey took third competing as a redshirt freshman at 125 pounds. The next weekend would change the course of the season, and the course of history, for West Virginia wrestling. Though the starters had the weekend off, a group of reserves and redshirts made their way to Blacksburg, Virginia, to compete in Virginia Tech’s Hokie Open. Wearing his high school singlet Moisey wrestled to a fourth-place finish, medically forfeiting the thirdplace match against Virgnia’s Nick Hermann. But something stood out for Henson. In the semifinal match, Moisey lost a 3-1 decision to Virginia Tech’s Joey Dance. A sophomore for the Hokies, Dance was a retuning All-American who took fourth at NCAAs the previous season and was ranked No. 4 in the nation at 125… and an injured Moisey had lost to him by a mere two points. Maybe the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, native was ready to be a true freshman starter rather than a redshirt. Four days later, Mountaineer fans got their first up close look at Henson and company as West Virginia opened its home slate by welcoming former assistant coach Zeke Jones and his Arizona State Sun Devils to the WVU Coliseum for a Thursday evening contest. Starting at 149, ASU took the first five bouts to lead 15-0. However the tides began to turn when Charleston native Jake A. Smith stepped on to the mat at 197 pounds. After transferring from Cleveland State, Smith was donning the singlet he grew up rooting for, and proceeded to win a 6-1 decision to put WVU on the board. Heavyweight A.J. Vizcarrondo earned a tiebreaker to make at 15-6 in favor of the Sun Devils. Moisey took the mat next – his first time officially as a Mountaineer – and dominated in a 12-2 major decision to cut the WVU deficit to five. ASU took the next bout before Michael Morales


won in sudden victory, but it wasn’t enough as the Mountaineers dropped the contest 19-13. Despite the loss, there was chatter amongst the WVU faithful of a clear rejuvenation in the program. More than 1,200 fans had shown up for the start of the Henson era, marking one of the biggest crowds the Mountaineer wrestling program had seen in years. The squad showed more improvement at the Navy Classic on November 22, improving from a ninth-place finish in 2013 to take fifth place overall. Morales used a 5-0 run to take top honors at 141 pounds, while Moisey went 4-1 to take third at 125. Morales, who spent portions of the season in the top-25 at 141 pounds, followed up his stellar weekend with an upset victory of No. 9 Mark Grey of Cornell at the Northeast Duals on November 29. Smith also had an impressive bout, taking a decision from No. 17 Jace Bennett of Cornell at 197 pounds. Despite going 0-3 against No. 3 Cornell, Rutgers and a heartbreaking 18-17 loss to Northern Illinois, the Mountaineers made individual strides. The improvements continued at the 33rd Annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational in early December, with WVU posting its best showing since 2007 with a 16th-place finish. A trio of Mountaineers reached the podium for the first time since 2006, with a number of upsets along the way. Morales defeated No. 10 Todd Preston of Harvard and No. 8 Joe Spisak of Virginia on his way to a sixth-place finish, while Moisey and Smith each grabbed eighth-place finishes at their respective weights. Bubba Scheffel also pulled an upset, topping No. 6 Kenny Courts of Ohio State at 184 pounds. Later that month, Henson earned his first win as head coach with a 23-12 defeat of Lock Haven on December 19. Despite a hiatus for Christmas, the Mountaineers rolled to two more victories with a shutout win of Grand Canyon, 42-0, on January 4 and a payback win at Arizona State, 22-12, on January 5. The sweet revenge for the Mountaineers included a pin by Moisey at 125 and a major decision at 174 by Parker VonEgidy. West Virginia returned to the road soon after

and made it six of seven with a 3-1 mark at the Virginia Duals in Hampton, Virginia, on January 9 and 10. Moisey pinned then-No. 10 Sean Boyle to kick off a dual with the Chattanooga Mocs, while Ross Renzi added another fall at 165 as WVU took a 21-19 win from the Mocs. The team dropped a 21-16 match to No. 14 Edinboro, despite a major decision by Cory Stainbrook, but bounced back with a 19-15 win over No. 25 Bucknell. The following morning, the Mountaineers took on Arizona State for the second time in a week. Much to the chagrin of Coach Jones, the Mountaineers started the match off with back-to-back pins and took a 21-10 win for a 2-1 series record against the Sun Devils on the season. The win over Bucknell put the Mountaineers into the national rankings, as they claimed the 23rd spot in the NCAA rankings and the 25th spot according to InterMat. However, West Virginia struggled in the first weekend of Big 12 competition, dropping a pair of duals. Smith won a 3-1 decision at 197 against Oklahoma on January 16, but the Mountaineers fell 35-3 to the No. 8 Cowboys. Two days later, Morales and Moisey both won in sudden victory, and Smith added another league victory, but WVU came up short against Oklahoma, falling 25-13. The Mountaineers traveled to Clarion on February 6, picking up a 26-9 win over the Golden Eagles. Morales earned a pin at 141, while Roman Perryman scored a 4-2 decision as he debuted at 149 pounds. Twenty-four hours later, West Virginia returned to the WVU Coliseum for the first time since November when they hosted Big 12 foe No. 8 Iowa State. Moisey earned a major decision and Vizcarrondo picked up a Big 12 win as the Mountaineers fell to the Cyclones, 27-7. However, not as was lost in the defeat as more than 1,200 fans supported WVU’s Cradles for Cancer effort. Both coaching staffs and wrestlers donned pick shirts and socks and cancer survivors, including Coach Henson’s wife Stephanie, were honored during a break in the match as the Mountaineers helped raise awareness in support of the cause. On February 15, West Virginia celebrated the careers of six seniors prior to the match against Ohio. Mickey Bennett, Greg Thurston, Brutus

AWARD WINNERS Superstar Award (Social Media Moment) – Brutus Scheffel Eat to Defeat (Nutrition) – Roman Perryman Iron Warrior Award (Athletic Training) – Tony DeAngelo Outstanding Scholar Scrambler (Academics) – Tim Wheeling Iron Mountaineer Award (Strength & Conditioning) – Brutus Scheffel Most Falls – Zeke Moisey Coaches Award – Chris Nelson Freshman of the Year – Zeke Moisey Most Improved – Jake A. Smith Most Outstanding Wrestler – Zeke Moisey



Scheffel, John Pellegrino, Morales and Perryman were honored before WVU overcame a 13-5 deficit to earn its first home win of the season. Starting at 141, the Mountaineers dropped four of the first five bouts before wins by Scheffel, Moisey and Vizcarrondo made it a one-point dual. An 8-0 major decision by Stainbrook at 133 would win it for the Mountaineers. The Mountaineers won a trio of bouts but dropped their home finale, 25-9, to No. 14 Edinboro on February 20. However the ended the regular season on a high note. On February 22, the squad traveled to rival No. 18 Pitt. Led by Smith’s pin at 197 and a major decision by Moisey at 125, the Mountaineers downed the Panthers 24-14 to take the Backyard Brawl for the first time since 2007. West Virginia continued making history on March 7 at the Big 12 Championship in Ames, Iowa. In addition to a program-record 35 points, the team placed a school-best four wrestlers into the finals. Vizcarrondo had an upset pin of No. 13 seed Ross Larson of Oklahoma to become WVU’s first-ever two-time Big 12 finalist, finishing as the runner-up at heavyweight. Moisey, Perryman and Smith also claimed runner-up spots, while Bubba Scheffel took home third place. Moisey, Morales, Scheffel and Smith earned atlarge bids to the 2015 NCAA Championships in St. Louis, where Henson looked to continue his streak of producing All-Americans. The No. 16 seed, Morales went 2-2, winning his first bout in an 8-4


decision over Michigan’s George Fisher before falling to No. 1 Logan Steiber (OSU) in the second round. He bounced back with a first-period pin of North Western’s Jameson Oster, but finished his run with a loss to Boise State’s Geo Martinez. Smith dropped a first-round match to No.15 seed Aaron Studebaker of Nebraska, but won backto-back bouts in wrestlebacks before suffering a 3-1 overtime setback to Penn’s Canaan Bethea. Scheffel faced a tough draw, taking on No. 2 seed Max Thomusseit (L, 14-4 MD) and Princeton’s Brett Harner (L, 7-1 Dec.) Almost a redshirt, Moisey became the Cinderella story of the tournament. The unseeded true freshman downed No. 15 seed Chasen Tolbert of Utah Valley in a major decision, 14-6, before upsetting No. 2 seed Nahshon Garrett of Cornell in a 5-2 decision. Though it looked like his defeat of Garrett would be one of the upsets of the tournament, Moisey was nowhere near done. After going 0-2 against Oklahoma State’s Eddie Klimara during the regular season, he toppled the No. 7, 5-2, to become WVU’s first All-American since 2007. But wait… there’s more. The match of the tournament came in the semifinals when Moisey faced No. 6 seed Thomas Gilman of Iowa. Already in the history books, Moisey was looking for more. After an early takedown of Gilman, he cradled the Hawkeye grappler then sent his back to the mat for the pin in 52 seconds, sending the Scottrade Center crowd to its feet. Moisey became the first

unseeded wrestler since 2003 the make an NCAA championship final, and the first Mountaineer to do so since Greg Jones won a national championship in 2005. Though the run may have ended in the finals with 9-5 loss to No. 4 seed Nathan Tomasello of Ohio State, it will not be forgotten. Henson, Moisey and the Mountaineers were the talk of St. Louis and, with the third-best recruiting class in the nation and former NCAA qualifier Dylan Cottrell joining the roster, could be the talk of the town in years to come. Unsurprisingly, Moisey claimed a trio of awards in Most Falls, Freshman of the Year and Most Outstanding Wrestler. Wrestlers were honored for their perseverance on the mat, as Perryman claimed Eat to Defeat for dropping a weight class mid-season and Smith won Most Improved. Others were honored for off-the-mat efforts, as Tim Wheeling took home Outstanding Scholar Scrambler and Chris Nelson was honored with the Coaches Award. The six Mountaineer seniors bid farewell to their teammates with speeches and the team celebrated a successful season with the future looking bright ahead.




MATCH-BY-MATCH RESULTS ARIZONA STATE 19, WEST VIRGINIA 13 | NOV. 13, 2014 | MORGANTOWN, W.VA. 149: Matthew Kraus (ASU) dec. James Dekrone (WVU), 5-4 157: Oliver Pierce (ASU) dec. Roman Perryman (WVU), 4-3 165: Joel Smith (ASU) dec. Tim Wheeling (WVU), 9-5 174: Ray Waters (ASU) dec. Ross Renzi (WVU), 8-4 184: Blake Stauffer (ASU) dec. Bubba Scheffel (WVU), 4-0 197: Jake A. Smith (WVU) dec. Wesley Moore (ASU), 6-1 HWT: A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU) tiebreaker 2 Chace Eskam (ASU), 5-4 125: Zeke Moisey (WVU) major dec. Judson Preskitt (ASU), 12-2 133: Dalton Brady (ASU) major dec. Cory Stainbrook (WVU), 13-5 141: Michael Morales (WVU) sudden victory 1 Mech Spraggins (ASU), 3-1

NORTHERN ILLINOIS 18, WEST VIRGINIA 17 | NOV. 29, 2014 | TROY, N.Y. 125: No. 19 Zeke Moisey (WVU) dec. Derek Elmore (NIU), 10-7 133: Cory Stainbrook (WVU) dec. Danny Carlson (NIU), 9-3 141: Michael Morales (WVU) major dec. Tyler Argue (NIU), 13-3 149: Gabe Morse (NIU) dec. James Dekrone (WVU), 3-2 157: Andrew Morse (NIU) pinned Brutus Scheffel (WVU), 3:15 165: Shaun’Qae McMurtry (NIU) dec. Tim Wheeling (WVU), 8-3 174: Ross Renzi (NIU) dec. Trace Engelkes (NIU), 6-4 184: Bubba Scheffel (WVU) major dec. Quinton Rosser (NIU), 12-4 197: Shawn Scott (NIU) dec. Jake A. Smith (WVU), 5-0 HWT: Arthur Bunce (NIU) dec. A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU), 5-2

RUTGERS 19, WEST VIRGINIA 16 | NOV. 29, 2014 | TROY, N.Y.

125: No. 19 Zeke Moisey (WVU) dec. Sean McCabe (RU), 9-3 133: No. 20 Scott DelVecchio (RU) dec. Cory Stainbrook (WVU), 7-4 141: No. 15 Anthony Ashnault (RU) dec. Michael Morales (WVU), 7-2 149: No. 17 Ken Theobold (RU) dec. James Dekrone (WVU), 6-2 157: No. 4 Anthony Perotti (RU) dec. Roman Perryman (WVU), 8-4 165: Ethan Orr (RU) dec. Tim Wheeling (WVU), 5-3 174: Phil Bakaukus (RU) major dec. Ross Renzi (WVU), 8-0 184: Bubba Scheffel (WVU) pinned Anthony Pafumi (RU), 6:06 197: Jake A. Smith (WVU) major dec. Hayden Hrymack (RU), 12-4 HWT: A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU) dec. Wesley Benard (RU), 1-0

NO. 3 CORNELL 26, WEST VIRGINIA 9 | NOV. 29, 2014 | TROY, N.Y.

125: No. 2 Nahshon Garrett (Cornell) major dec. Zeke Moisey (WVU), 19-8 133: Cory Stainbrook (WVU) dec. Bricker Dixon (Cornell), 9-4 141: No. 9 Michael Morales (WVU) dec. Mark Grey (Cornell), 11-7 149: No. 7 Chris Villalonga (Cornell) dec. James Dekrone (WVU), 9-2 157: Taylor Simaz (Cornell) major dec. Brutus Scheffel (WVU), 10-2 165: Jesse Shanaman (Cornell) dec. Tim Wheeling (WVU), 1-0 174: Jake Taylor (Cornell) dec. Ross Renzi (WVU), 7-6 184: No. 1 Gabe Dean (Cornell) dec. Bubba Scheffel (WVU), 10-3 197: Jake A. Smith (WVU) dec. No. 17 Jace Bennett (Cornell), 6-1 HWT: Jacob Aiken-Phillips (Cornell) pinned A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU), 0:39

WEST VIRGINIA 23, LOCK HAVEN 12 | DEC. 19, 2014 | LOCK HAVEN, PA. 125: Zeke Moisey (WVU) dec. Kaleb Lemaire (LHU), 12-3 133: Ronald Perry (LHU) dec. Cory Stainbrook (WVU), 9-4 141: Michael Morales (WVU) pinned Robert Rehm (LHU), 1:25 149: Daniel Neff (LHU) dec. James Dekrone (WVU), 6-4 157: Elias Biddle (LHU) dec. Tim Wheeling (WVU), 4-2 165: Ross Renzi (WVU) dec. Aaron McKinney (LHU), 4-2 174: Parker VonEgidy (WVU) dec. Tyler Wood (LHU), 9-7 184: Fred Garcia (LHU) dec. Bubba Scheffel (WVU), 7-4 197: Jake A. Smith (WVU) major dec. Blaze Buckwalter (LHU), 12-0 HWT: A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU) dec. Brad Emerick (LHU), SV-2 6-4

WEST VIRGINIA 42, GRAND CANYON 0 | JAN. 3, 2015 | PHOENIX, ARIZ. 125: Zeke Moisey (WVU) tech. fall Jacob Reyes (GCU), 21-4 (6:51) 133: Cory Stainbrook (WVU) pinned AJ Salazar (GCU), 2:22 141: Michael Morales (WVU) pinned Uzo Owuama (GCU) 1:04 149: James Dekrone (WVU) dec. Austin Solari (GCU), 7-2 157: Timothy Wheeling (WVU) dec. Chayse Jackson (GCU), 4-1 165: Ross Renzi (WVU) dec. Casey Larsen (GCU), 6-1 174: Parker VonEgidy (WVU) major dec. Austin Trujillo (GCU), 18-5


184: Bubba Scheffel (WVU) won by forfeit. 197: Jake A. Smith (WVU) dec. Marcus Haughian (GCU), 5-2 285: Anthony Vizcarrondo (WVU) dec. Evan Lancelot (GCU), 10-3


174: Parker VonEgidy (WVU) major dec. Matt Schneider (ASU), 14-4 184: No. 2 Blake Stauffer (ASU) dec. Bubba Scheffel (WVU), 6-1 197: Jake A. Smith (WVU) dec. Josh DaSilveira (ASU), 6-0 HWT: A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU) dec. Chace Eskam (ASU), 3-2 125: Zeke Moisey (WVU) pinned Ares Carpio (ASU), 0:39 133: Cory Stainbrook (WVU) dec. Dalton Brady (ASU), 8-5 141: No. 10/12 Michael Morales (WVU) dec. Matt Kraus (ASU), 5-4 149: Christian Pagdilao (ASU) dec. James Dekrone (WVU), 5-4 157: Oliver Pierce (ASU) dec. Roman Perryman (WVU), 4-33 165: Jacen Peterson (ASU) dec. Ross Renzi (WVU), SV-1 10-8


125: Zeke Moisey (WVU) pinned No. 10 Sean Boyle (UTC), 2:27 133: No. 16 Nick Soto dec. Cory Stainbrook (WVU), 7-2 141: No. 10/11 Michael Morales (WVU) dec. Mike Pongracz (UTC), 9-3 149: Shawn Greevy (UTC) pinned Louis Colonna (WVU), 2:57 157: Austin Sams (UTC) major dec. Roman Perryman (WVU), 13-4 165: Ross Renzi (WVU) pinned Justin Lampe (UTC), 2:00 174: Levi Clemons (UTC) dec. Parker VonEgidy (WVU), 8-5 184: Bubba Scheffel (WVU) dec. John Shrader (UTC), 5-3 197: Jake A. Smith (WVU) dec. Scottie Boykin (UTC), 3-2 HWT: Jared Johnson (UTC) dec. A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU), 2-0


125: No. 19/20 Kory Mines (EU) dec. Zeke Moisey (WVU), 6-4 SV-1 133: Cory Stainbrook (WVU) major dec. Anthony Rivera (EU), 10-2 141: No. 2 Mitchell Port (EU) pinned No. 10/11 Michael Morales (WVU), 4:26 149: No. 3/4 David Habat (EU) pinned Louis Colonna (WVU), 4:52 157: Brutus Scheffel (WVU) dec. Kasey Davis (EU), 5-2 165: Ross Renzi (WVU) dec. Casey Fuller (EU), 6-4 174: Patrick Jennings (EU) dec. Parker VonEgidy (WVU), 7-6 184: No. 12 Vic Avery (EU) dec. Bubba Scheffel (WVU), 4-1 197: Jake A. Smith (WVU) dec. Vince Pickett (EU), 5-2 HWT: A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU) dec. Warren Bosch (WVU), 6-4

WEST VIRGINIA 19, NO. 25 BUCKNELL 15 | JAN. 9, 2015 | HAMPTON, VA. 125: No. 17 Paul Petrov (BU) dec. Zeke Moisey (WVU), 4-3 133: Grimaldi Gonzalez (BU) dec. Cory Stainbrook (WVU), 7-5 SV-1 141: No. 10/11 Michael Morales (WVU) dec. Tyler Smith (BU), 16-11 149: Victor Lopez (BU) pinned Louis Colonna (WVU), 3:19 157: Tim Wheeling (WVU) dec. Rustin Barrick (BU), 7-5 165: Ross Renzi (WVU) dec. Rob Schlitt (BU), 804 174: Parker VonEgidy (WVU) major dec. Rory Bonner (BU), 16-7 184: Bubba Scheffel (WVU) dec. Thomas Sleigh (BU), 6-2 197: Jake A. Smith (WVU) dec. Tyler Lyster (BU), 3-2 HWT: No. 19 Joe Stolfi (BU) dec. A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU), 3-2


125: Zeke Moisey (WVU) pinned Ares Carpio (ASU), 2:50 133: Cory Stainbrook (WVU) pinned Judson Preskitt (ASU), 2:18 141: .10/11NMichael Morales (WVU) dec. Matthew Kraus (ASU), 4-2 149: Christian Pagdilao (ASU) tech. fall Louis Colonna (WVU), 20-3 (5:00) 157: Oliver Pierce (ASU) dec. Brutus Scheffel (WVU), 6-2 165: Ross Renzi (WVU) dec. Jacen Peterson (ASU) 6-4 SV-1 174: Ray Waters (ASU) pinned Parker VonEgidy (WVU), 1:22 184: No. 2 Blake Stauffer dec. Bubba Scheffel (WVU), 5-2 197: Jake A. Smith (WVU) dec. Josh DaSilveira (ASU), 3-2 HWT: Chace Eskam dec. A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU), 2-1 TB-1

NO. 8 OKLAHOMA STATE 35, NO. 23 WEST VIRGINIA 3 | JAN. 16, 2015 | STILLWATER, OKLA. 125: No. 4 Eddie Klimara (OSU) major dec. Zeke Moisey (WVU), 10-2 133: Gary Wayne Harding (OSU) dec. Cory Stainbrook (WVU), 9-2

141: No. 19 Dean Heil dec. No. 10 Michael Morales (WVU), 8-5 149: No. 4 Josh Kindig pinned Louis Colonna (WVU), 1:19 157: No. 19 Anthony Collica (OSU) major dec. Brutus Scheffel (WVU), 17-7 165: No. 1 Alex Dieringer (OSU) pinned Ross Renzi (WVU), 2:46 174: No. 18 Jordan Rogers (OSU) dec. Parker VonEgidy (WVU), 3-2 184: No. 15 Nolan Boyd (OSU) dec. Bubba Scheffel (WVU), 9-5 197: Jake A. Smith (WVU) dec. Luke Bean (OSU), 3-1 HWT: No. 5 Austin Marsden (WVU) dec. A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU), 8-2

OKLAHOMA 25, NO. 23 WEST VIRGINIA 13 | JAN. 18, 2015 | NORMAN, OKLA. 125: Zeke Moisey (WVU) dec. Ryan Millhof (OU), 7-3 (TB-1) 133: No. 2 Cody Brewer (OU) major dec. Cory Stainbrook (WVU), 17-5 141: No. 11 Michael Morales (WVU) dec. Trae Blackweel (OU), 9-7 (SV-1) 149: Shayne Tucker (OU) pinned Louis Colonna (WVU), 5:46 157: No. 12 Justin DeAngelis (OU) major dec. Tim Wheeling (WVU), 12-3 165: Clark Glass (OU) dec. Ross Renzi (WVU), 2-0 174: Matt Reed (OU) major dec. Parker VonEgidy (WVU), 10-0 184: Bubba Scheffel (WVU) major dec. Brooks Climmons (OU), 10-0 197: Jake A. Smith (WVU) dec. Andrew Dixon (OU), 4-0 HWT: No. 11 Ross Larson (OU) major dec. A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU), 11-2


165: Slade Horner (CU) dec. Tim Wheeling (WVU), 7-2 174: Michael Pavasko (CU) dec. Parker VonEdigy (WVU), 3-2 184: Bubba Scheffel (WVU) dec. Danny Sutherland (CU), 3-1 SV-1 197: Jake A. Smith (WVU) dec. Ryan Darch (CU), 3-1 SV-1 HWT: A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU) dec. Josh Davis (CU), 6-1 125: Zeke Moisey (WVU) major dec. Hunter Jones (CU), 15-6 133: Cory Stainbrook (WVU) major dec. Matt Liggett (CU), 14-2 141: No. 12/13 Michael Morales (WVU) pinned John Pezze (CU), 4:12 149: Roman Perryman (WVU) dec. Brodie Zacherl (CU), 4-2 157: Evan DeLong (CU) dec. Brutus Scheffel (CU), 4-3

NO. 8 IOWA STATE 29, WEST VIRGINIA 7 | FEB. 7, 2015 | MORGANTOWN, W.VA. 184: No. 15 Lelund Weatherspoon (ISU) pinned Bubba Scheffel (WVU), 2:52 197: No. 2 Kyven Gadson (ISU) dec. Jake A. Smith (WVU), 3-0 HWT: A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU) dec. Quean Smith (ISU), 5-4 125: Zeke Moisey (WVU) major dec. Kyle Larson (ISU), 13-5 133: No. 6 Earl Hall (WVU) dec. Cory Stainbrook (WVU), 4-2 141: Dante Rodriguez (ISU) dec. No. 12/13 Michael Morales (WVU), 13-10 149: No. 14 Gabe Moreno (ISU) major dec. Roman Perryman (WVU), 10-2

157: Luke Goettl (ISU) dec. Brutus Scheffel (WVU), 9-5 165: No. 4 Michael Moreno (ISU) dec. Ross Renzi (WVU), 4-1 174: No. 11 Tanner Weatherman (ISU) major dec. Parker VonEgidy (WVU), 15-3


141: No. 13/16 Michael Morales (WVU) tech. fall Joe Shump (Ohio), 16-0 (5:19) 149: Cullen Cummings (Ohio) dec. Roman Perryman (WVU), 4-1 157: Spartak Chino (Ohio) dec. Brutus Scheffel (WVU), 7-3 165: Harrison Hightower (Ohio) dec. Ross Renzi (WVU), 3-0 174: No. 9 Cody Walters (Ohio) major dec. Parker VonEgidy (WVU), 10-1 184: Bubba Scheffel (WVU) dec. Andrew Romanchik (Ohio), 3-1 197: No. 17 Phillip Wellington (Ohio) dec. Jake A. Smith (WVU), 4-2 HWT: A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU) dec. Jesse Webb (Ohio), 2-0 125: No. 20 Zeke Moisey (WVU) major dec. Zak Hassan (Ohio), 17-8 133: Cory Stainbrook (WVU) major dec. Joshua Parrett (Ohio), 8-0

NO. 14 EDINBORO 25, WEST VIRGINIA 9 | FEB. 20, 2015 | MORGANTOWN, W.VA. 125: No. 18/19 Kory Mines (EU) dec. No. 20 Zeke Moisey (WVU), 8-4 133: No. 2 A.J. Schopp (EU) dec. Cory Stainbrook (WVU), 6-5 141: No. 2 Mitchell Port (EU) pinned No. 13/16 Michael Morales (WVU), 4:32 149: No. 1/3 Dave Habat (EU) major dec. Roman Perryman (WVU), 10-2 157: Brutus Scheffel (WVU) dec. Chase Delande (EU), 6-5 165: Ross Renzi (WVU) dec. Casey Fuller (EU), 5-2 174: No. 20 Patrick Jennings (EU) dec. Parker VonEgidy (WVU), 3-1 SV-1 184: No. 11/17 Vic Avery (EU) dec. Bubba Scheffel (WVU), 8-6 197: Jake A. Smith (WVU) dec. Vince Pickett (EU), 8-1 HWT: Warren Bosch (EU) dec. A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU), 5-3 SV-1


149: No. 20 Mike Racciato (Pitt) major dec. Roman Perryman (WVU), 13-4 157: Ronnie Garbinsky (Pitt) dec. Brutus Scheffel (WVU), 4-3 TB-2 165: Ross Rezi (WVU) dec. Cody Wiercioch (Pitt), 5-2 174: No. 8 Tyler Wilps (Pitt) major dec. Parker VonEgidy (WVU), 14-5 184: Bubba Scheffel (WVU) dec. Troy Reaghard (Pitt), 9-2 197: Jake A. Smith (WVU pinned Nick Bonaccorsi (Pitt), 1:45 HWT: A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU) dec. Ryan Solomon (Pitt), 2-1 125: Zeke Moisey (WVU) major dec. Dom Forys (Pitt), 14-5 133: Nick Zanetta (Pitt) dec. Cory Stainbrook (WVU), 3-1 141: No. 13/16 Michael Morales (WVU) tech. fall Ben Ross (Pitt), 22-4 (7:00)

BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP | MARCH 7, 2015 | AMES, IOWA 125: Zeke Moisey (second) 133: Cory Stainbrook (fourth) 141: Michael Morales (fourth) 149: Roman Perryman (second) 157: Brutus Scheffel (fourth) 165: Ross Renzi (fourth) 174: Parker VonEgidy (fourth) 184: Bubba Scheffel (third) 197 Jake A. Smith (second) HWT: A.J. Vizcarrondo (second)

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS | MARCH 19-21, 2015 | ST. LOUIS, MO. 125: Zeke Moisey (second, 4-1) 141: Michael Morales (DNP, 2-2) 184: Bubba Scheffel (DNP, 0-2) 197: Jake A. Smith (DNP, 2-2)





2014-15 SEASON RESULTS West Virginia University Wrestling 2014-15 Season Statistics 9-9 Overall, 0-3 Big 12

9-9 Overall, 0-3 Big 12 Starters Name Zeke Moisey Cory Stainbrook Louis Colonna Michael Morales James Dekrone Roman Perryman Brutus Scheffel Ross Renzi Tim Wheeling Christian Chirico Parker VonEgidy Bubba Scheffel Jake A. Smith AJ Vizcarrondo

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

Overall 31-14 14-19 1-12 31-12 10-12 5-13 6-14 12-14 8-13 1-6 7-12 21-19 26-13 16-16

Dual 13-5 8-10 0-6 13-5 1-6 1-8 2-8 9-8 2-7 0-0 4-10 10-9 15-3 10-8

Points vs. Ranked 56 5-10 33 0-5 0-2 53 2-9 3 0-2 3 0-4 6 0-1 27 0-4 6 0-2 0-0 15 0-4 35 1-9 50 1-2 30 0-4

MD 8 3 0 5 2 2 2 1 0 0 3 4 3 0

TF 2 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pins 6 2 0 5 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 4 3 1

TD 56 20 1 36 1 5 23 6 26 17 22 14

Reserves Name Robert Elliott Jesse Schiffbauer Joseph Wheeling Christian Monserrat Mickey Bennett Ty Millward William Jenkins Zach Heeter Andrew Konovalchik Warren Boord Greg Thurston Bryson Begley Chris Nelson

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

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

Dual 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Points vs. Ranked 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

MD 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

TF 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pins 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0

TD -

Unattached Name Jake S. Smith

Wt. 141

Overall 12-3

Dual 0-0

Points vs. Ranked 0 0-0

MD 0

TF 0

Pins 4

TD -


RECORDBook 66....................................Individual records

67........................................Record by date 68............................... SoCon-EWL records 69......................................... NCAA records

71...............................Year-by-year records 72......................................... Series records 73........................................ All-time scores 79................................... NCAA Champions

81.......................................... All-Americans 84................... Academic and Team honors


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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

FRESHMAN 1. Greg Jones 2. Zeke Moisey 3. Brandon Rader 4. Seth Lisa 5. Scott Collins Jeff Spinetti 7. Billy Smith 8. Kurt Brenner 9. Nathan Pennesi Cory Stainbrook

34-2 32-4 30-6 28-8 26-12-1 26-10-2 25-12 25-6 24-8 24-16

2002 2015 2006 2003 1987 1987 2000 2006 2011 2014

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

32-12-1 32-10 31-9 30-2 29-9 29-10 29-14 28-10 28-10 27-9-2 26-10 26-13

1986 1990 2004 2003 2014 2012 1998 2000 2011 1988 1995 2015

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 Dominic Black Mike Mason 5. Jim Akerly Dean Morrison Matt Lebe

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

1991 1988 1991 1998 1988 1994 2006

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



7. 9.

Joe Carr Michael Morales Vertus Jones Gordon Taylor Shane Cunanan



30-2 30-11-1 30-10

2000 1987 2003

MOST WINS BY WEIGHT CLASS 118/125 1. Steve Millward Zeke Moisey 2. Seth Lisa Shane Young 4. Chad Billy 5. Angelo Zegarelli

32-10 32-14 28-8 28-10 27-8 25-17

1990 2015 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. Michael Morales 2. Brandon Rader Shane Cunanan 4. Colin Johnston Joe Clarke Shane Cunanan

31-12 30-6 30-10 28-10 28-10 28-10

2015 2006 2003 2014 2004 2002

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

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. Bubba Scheffel 5. Sam Kline 6. Kurt Brenner Greg Jones Mark Banks Mark Banks Lance Bryson

34-2 30-2 30-11-1 29-9 28-5 25-8 25-0 25-5 25-5 25-16

2002 2003 1987 2014 1999 2006 2005 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

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

190/197 1. Dominic Black 2. Jared Villers 3. Jake A. Smith 4. Sean Hage 5. Doug Vetter

39-3 27-7 26-13 24-12 23-8

HWT 1. Ryan Kehler 30-8 2. Jeff Spinetti 29-10-2 3. Brandon Williamson 28-8 2012 4. Bill Nye 27-5-1 5. Bill Nye 21-4-1

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

1991 2007 2015 1998 1995 2001 1987 1986 1984

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)


1. Ryan Kehler 29 (1999-2002) 2. Mark Cagle 24 (1978-81) 3. Matt Ryan 23 (2009-12) Bubba Scheffel 23 (2013-15) 4. Matt Blair 22 (1990-94) Sean Hage 22 (1997-2000) 6. Whitey Chlebove 21 (1995-96, 98-99) Brandon Lauer 21 (2002-05)

SEASON PIN LEADERS 1. 2. 3. 4. 8. 10.

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

15 13 11 10 10 10 10 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

2014 1991 2003 1993 2001 2002 2011 2014 1984 1979 1983 1984 1995 1999 2000 2012 2012


(1970-2010, EXCLUDING, 1971-75 AND 1980) NOV. 2 NOV. 4 NOV. 6 NOV. 13 NOV. 15 NOV. 18 NOV. 21 NOV. 22 NOV. 23 NOV. 25 NOV. 27 NOV. 29 NOV. 30 DEC. 1 DEC. 2 DEC. 3 DEC. 4 DEC. 6 DEC. 7 DEC. 8 DEC. 9 DEC. 10

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

DEC. 11 DEC. 12 DEC. 13 DEC. 14 DEC. 15 DEC. 19 DEC. 20 JAN. 2 JAN. 3 JAN. 4 JAN. 5 JAN. 6 JAN. 7 JAN. 8 JAN. 9 JAN. 10 JAN. 11 JAN. 12 JAN. 13 JAN. 14 JAN. 15 JAN. 16

4-5 6-0-1 4-2 0-1 2-0 1-3 1-1 2-3 2-1 4-1 3-1 4-3 4-1-1 1-2 4-7 4-5-1 8-4 7-6 7-5-1 2-3 4-4 4-4

JAN. 17 JAN. 18 JAN. 19 JAN. 20 JAN. 21 JAN. 22 JAN. 23 JAN. 24 JAN. 25 JAN. 26 JAN. 27 JAN. 28 JAN. 29 JAN. 30 JAN. 31 FEB. 1 FEB. 2 FEB. 3 FEB. 4 FEB. 5 FEB. 6 FEB. 7

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

FEB. 8 FEB. 9 FEB. 10 FEB. 11 FEB. 12 FEB. 13 FEB. 14 FEB. 15 FEB. 16 FEB. 17 FEB. 18 FEB. 19 FEB. 20 FEB. 21 FEB. 22 FEB. 23 FEB. 24 FEB. 25 MARCH 1 MARCH 3 MARCH 8

4-5 5-6 5-3 3-6 2-4 6-5 6-4 6-9 5-2 5-4-1 9-8 6-2 8-6 6-3-1 4-4-1 2-1 4-2 0-1 1-0 1-0 0-3 Cory STAINBROOK

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

Most Consecutive Winning Seasons: 11 (1984-1994) Most Individual Matches Without A Loss: Greg Jones, 51, 2003-05 Most Consecutive Losses: 17, (5 in 1942, 4 in 1947, 7 in 1948 and 1 in 1949) Highest National Ranking: 5th, InterMat (2/18/03-3/04/03) Home Attendance Record: 3,206 (1/14/11 vs. Michigan State)

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

RECORD BY DECADE 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- 43-49-0 Totals 591-438-17 Ross RENZI





John Luckini

SOUTHERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS 1951 1951 1952 1953 1954 1954 1954 1954 1955 1955 1955 1956 1957 1957 1958 1958 1958 1959 1959 1959 1960 1960 1961 1962 1963 1963 1963 1964 1964 1964 1964 1964 1965 1965 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1967 1967 1968

Don Kniffen (167) Bob Boswell (285) Bobby Perry (123) Bobby Perry (123) Bobby Perry (123) Lew Guidi (130) Bill Pritchard (137) Bryce Kramer (157) Bobby Perry (123) Bryce Kramer (157) Frank Craze (177) Lew Guidi (130) Tom Westfall (123) Mike McClintic (177) Tom Westfall (123) Charles Sherwood (167) J.D. Miller (285) Andy Sadie (147) Charles Sherwood (167) J.D. Miller (285) Phil Hoblitzell (167) Ray Bazzoli (285) Mike Petres (130) Roy Sialer (167) Sam Church (147) Tom Rihn (167) Roy Sisler (177) Bill Meacci (130) Jim Jioio (157) Mark Biodolillo (167) Roy Sisler (177) Ken Woodeshick (285) Jerry Gooden (157) Mike George (285) Don Check (123) Bill Maecci (137) Bill Zimmerman (152) John Luckini (177) Ken Woodeshick (285) Don Killen (130) Jim Stevens (137) Gil Reel (191)


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


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


EASTERN WRESTLING LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 1986 1988 1990 1990 1990 1990 1991 1991 1991 1992 1993 1994 1994 1996 1997 1998 1998 1999 1999 2000 2000 2000 2002 2002 2002 2003 2003 2004 2005 2005 2006 2006 2006 2006 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2012 2012 2012

Bill Nye (HWT) Mike Carr (158) Dirk Cole (150) Mark Banks (167) Dominic Black (177) Jeff Spinetti (190) Scott Collins (142) Mark Banks (167) Dominic Black (190) Dean Morrison (177) Dean Morrison (177) Dorian Hager (134) Dean Morrison (177) Jason Frable (158) Vertus Jones (167) Mike Mason (150) Vertus Jones (177) Sam Kline (174) Vertus Jones (184) Vertus Jones (184) Bob Patnesky (133) Joe Carr (157) Joe Carr (157) Tom McMath (165) Greg Jones (174) Billy Smith (149) Greg Jones (174) Greg Jones (184) Matt Lebe (157) Greg Jones (184) Brandon Rader (141) Matt Lebe (157) Kurt Brenner (174) Jared Villers (197) Brandon Rader (141) Jared Villers (197) Kurt Brenner (184) Jared Villers (197) Kurt Brenner (174) Michael Morales (133) Matt Ryan (184) Brandon Williamson (HWT)

EASTERN WRESTLING LEAGUE DUAL-MEET CHAMPIONS 1990, 1991, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005


Outstanding Wrestler, EWL Tournament Vertus Jones – 2000 Greg Jones – 2002, 2005 Most Points Award Vertus Jones – 1999 Jared Villers – 2008 Greg Jones – 2004, 2005


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


Coach of the Year Craig Turnbull – 1990, 1998, 2002, 2004

2013 4th 2014 4th 2015 4th

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

Wrestlers Mark Banks Dominic Black Ian “Whitey” Chlebove Scott Collins Vertus Jones Coaches Nate Carr

0 0 0

Greg Jones Same Kline Mike Mason Dean Morrison

1 5 4


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

17 14 11 11 10 10

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

NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES Greg Jones John Koss Dorian Hager Mike Mason Vertus Jones Angelo Zegarelli Joe Carr Shane Cunanan Matt Lebe Zac Fryling Jared Villers Kurt Brenner David Jauregui Donnie Jones Jim Akerly Jeff Spinetti Scott Collins Dominic Black Dave Onorato Dean Morrison Whitey Chlebove Sam Kline Bob Patnesky Billy Smith Dustin Rogers Shane Young Nathan Pennesi

4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

(2002-2005) (1994-97) (1994, 1996-98) (1995-98) (1997-2000) (1997-2000) (1999-2002) (2000-2003) (2003-2006) (2004-05, 2007, 2008) (2005-08) (2006-09) (2006-09) (2008-11) (1986-88) (1988-90) (1988, 1990-91) (1989-91) (1990-92) (1992-94) (1996, 1998-99) (1997-99) (1997-2000) (2000, 2002-03) (2007-09) (2010-2012) (2011-Present)


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 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 2015

Jimmie Cox Robert Perry Lewis Guidi Mark Cagle Jim Akerly Mike Carr Mark Banks Mark Banks Dominic Black Scott Collins Doug Taylor Dean Morrison John Koss Mike Mason Whitey Chlebove Vertus Jones Mike Mason Whitey Chlebove Vertus Jones Sam Kline Vertus Jones Greg Jones Shane Cunanan Brandon Lauer Greg Jones Matt Lebe Greg Jones Brandon Rader Brandon Rader Zeke Moisey

Third, 135 Fourth, 115 Second, 123 Eighth, 134 Eighth, 150 Seventh, 158 Fifth, 167 Fifth, 167 Fourth, 190 First, 142 Fifth, 158 First, 177 Sixth, 177 Seventh, 150 Seventh, 134 Second, 177 Third, 150 Sixth, 141 Third, 184 Third, 174 Second, 184 First, 174 Sixth, 141 Eighth, 133 First, 184 Eighth, 133 First, 184 Sixth, 141 Sixth, 141 Second, 125

TOP 25 FINISHES AT NCAA TOURNAMENT 1929 1955 1988 1990 1991 1993 1994 1998 1999 2000 2002 2003 2004 2005 2015

9th 12th 22nd 18th 6th 25th 14th 7th 9th 22nd 13th 17th 16th 18th 20th

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 23.50 points

NCAA QUALIFIERS (SINCE 1979) 1979 1980 1981 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994

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

134 134 190 190 126 190 126 150 HWT 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

142 177 174 184 184




1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005


Keith Taylor John Koss Dean Morrison Jim Howard Keith Taylor Mike Mason Scott Hage 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 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

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

2006 2007 2008 2009* 2010

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

Jacob A. SMITH

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

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Shane Young Nathan Pennesi Brandon Rader Donnie Jones Matt Ryan Shane Young Nathan Pennesi Michael Morales Lance Bryson Matt Ryan Brandon Williamson Nathan Pennesi Colin Johnston Michael Morales Cory Stainbrook Bubba Scheffel A.J. Vizcarrondo Zeke Moisey Michael Morales Bubba Scheffel Jake A. Smith

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

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

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 1977 Fred Liechti Mark Durham, Chuck Fordyce 1978 Fred Liechti Mark Durham 1979 Craig Turnbull Mark Cagle, Cliff Boone 1980 Craig Turnbull Mark Cagle, Nick Ruland 1981 Craig Turnbull Mark Cagle 1982 Craig Turnbull Nick Ruland, Don Tasser 1983 Craig Turnbull Kurt Anderson, Mike Levanduski 1984 Craig Turnbull R.J. Costello, Mike Levanduski 1985 Craig Turnbull R.J. Costello, Mike Levanduski 1986 Craig Turnbull Bill Nye, Thad Turner 1987 Craig Turnbull Jim Akerly Gordon Taylor 1988 Craig Turnbull Jim Akerly, Craig Costello 1989 Craig Turnbull None 1990 Craig Turnbull Dominic Black, Scott Collins

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 3-17-0 7-9-0 9-4-2 6-10-1 12-10-0 10-9-0 6-9-0 8-8-0 13-3-0 12-7-0 10-6-0 10-7-0 7-7-0 14-1-0*


1991 Craig Turnbull 1992 Craig Turnbull 1993 Craig Turnbull 1994 Craig Turnbull 1995 Craig Turnbull 1996 Craig Turnbull 1997 Craig Turnbull 1998 Craig Turnbull 1999 Craig Turnbull 2000 Craig Turnbull 2001 Craig Turnbull 2002 Craig Turnbull 2003 Craig Turnbull 2004 Craig Turnbull 2005 Craig Turnbull 2006 Craig Turnbull 2007 Craig Turnbull 2008 Craig Turnbull 2009 Craig Turnbull 2010 Craig Turnbull 2011 Craig Turnbull 2012 Craig Turnbull 2013 Craig Turnbull 2014 Craig Turnbull Sammie Henson

Mark Banks, 11-5-0* Dominic Black, Scott Collins Dave Onorato, 7-6-0 Tom Onorato, Doug Taylor Tom Onorato, Doug Taylor 7-5-0 Matt Blair, Dean Morrison, Keith Taylor 6-4-0 Keith Taylor, Doug Vetter 4-6-0 Scott Hage, Jim Howard, Mike Mason 7-5-1+ Mike Mason 4-6-0 Mike Mason, Sam Kline 11-3-1* Sam Kline 7-4-0 Vertus Jones, Bob Patnesky 6-4-1 Joe Carr, Billy Smith 4-9-0 Shane Cunanan, 12-2-0*+ Tom McMath, Billy Smith Shane Cunanan, 9-3-0* Tom McMath, Billy Smith Joe Clarke, 9-5-0+ Greg Jones, Matt Lebe, Mike Torriero Greg Jones, Matt Lebe 5-6-1* Matt Lebe 6-6-0 Zac Fryling, Jared Villers 5-5-0 Kurt Brenner, Zac Fryling, David Jauregui 8-5-0 Kurt Brenner, 8-4-2 David Jauregui, Dustin Rogers Brandon Williamson 3-10-0 Donnie Jones, Brandon Rader 9-6-0 Lance Bryson, 9-4 Nathan Pennesi, Shane Young Nathan Pennesi, 2-13 Bubba Scheffel, Shane Young Colin Johnston and Bubba Scheffel 11-4-7 Michael Morales 9-9



* Eastern Wrestling League Dual Meet Champions + Eastern Wrestling League Tournament Champions




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 2 0 0 1976 2014 2014 Appalachian State 1 0 0 1985 1985 1985 Arizona State 3 5 0 1984 2015 2015 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 Bucknell 1 0 0 2015 2015 2015 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 Chattanooga 1 0 0 2015 2015 2015 Chicago 2 2 0 1933 1949 1949 Cincinnati 3 1 0 1970 1981 1981 The Citadel 5 2 0 1958 1966 1966 Clarion 22 14 2 1979 2015 2015 Cleveland State 25 10 0 1979 2012 2012 Columbia 2 0 0 2006 2009 2009 Cornell 0 1 0 2014 2014 --Davidson 2 0 0 1961 2014 2014 Delaware 0 1 0 1973 1973 ---Drexel 1 0 0 2014 2014 2014 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 20 2 1977 2015 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 Gardner-Webb 1 0 0 2014 2014 2014 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 Grand Canyon 1 0 0 2015 2015 2015 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 4 6 0 1922 2014 2014 Indiana, Pa. 20 10 1 1951 1984 1984 Iowa State 1 15 0 1922 2015 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 22 15 0 1979 2015 2015 Lycoming 0 1 0 1978 1978 ---Malone 4 0 0 1974 1978 1978 Marshall 8 1 1 1930 1982 1982


Series Last Last Opponent W L T Began Meeting Win 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 Midland 1 0 0 2014 2014 2014 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 Colorado 1 0 0 2014 2014 2014 Northern Illinois 0 2 0 1958 2014 ---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 35 17 1 1922 2015 2015 Ohio Wesleyan 1 0 0 1927 1927 1927 Oklahoma 1 5 0 1986 2015 1986 Oklahoma State 0 10 0 1927 2015 ---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 25 33 2 1934 2015 2015 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 3 0 1981 2014 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 SIUE 1 0 0 2014 2014 2014 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 2 0 1921 2014 2002 Virginia Tech 12 6 0 1951 2004 2004 Virginia Military 17 5 0 1925 2014 2014 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

ALL-TIME SCORES 1921-2015 1921 (3-3) | R.B. DAYTON

20-13 W Ohio State 8-21 L Lehigh 12-17 L Penn 22-10 W Virginia 33-0 W Carnegie Tech 4-26 L Navy

1922 (5-3) | R.B. DAYTON

24-4 W Ohio State 28-5 W Virginia 21-4 W Ohio 5-17 L Iowa State 20-3 W Washington & Lee 14-15 L Indiana 0-27 L Navy 16-12 W Penn

1923 (6-2) | R.B. DAYTON

23-8 W 3-0 W Waynesburg 24-3 W 13-14 L 28-5 W 19-6 W 8-16 L 23-8 W

Ohio 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 Ohio Wesleyan 3-24 L Illinois 5-24 L Oklahoma A&M 9-20 L Ohio 29-0 W Notre Dame 6-19 L Navy

1928 (2-4) | STEVE HARRICK

9-14 L Indiana 4.5-18.5 L Michigan 0-25 L Illinois 0-27 L Oklahoma A&M 35-0 W Western Maryland 21-8 W Navy

1929 (3-3) | STEVE HARRICK

28-5 W Waynesburg 14-12 W Michigan 17-11 W Ohio State 5-25 L Oklahoma A&M 8-24 L Illinois 8-17 L Navy 9th at NCAA Championships

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 13-21 L

Waynesburg Case

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

1938 (5-3) | ALBERT GWYNNE

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

1939 (1-4) | ALBERT GWYNNE

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

1940 (2-4) | ALBERT GWYNNE

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

1941 (1-5) | ALBERT GWYNNE

8-26 L Washington & Lee 5-35 L Navy 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 II 1947 (0-4) | ALBERT GWYNNE 0-38 L Waynesburg 6-28 L Case 6-24 L Washington & Lee 6-26 L Waynesburg

1948 (0-7) | STEVE HARRICK

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

1949 (4-3) | STEVE HARRICK

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




1950 (7-1)| STEVE HARRICK

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

1951 (3-5) | STEVE HARRICK

12-14 L North Carolina State 17-12 W Ohio 38-0 W Western Reserve 27-3 W Indiana, Pa. 13-15 L Virginia Tech 9-15 L VMI 6-18 L Pitt 11-18 L Virginia 5th 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 L Franklin & Marshall 3-33 L Navy 8-26 L Virginia Tech 0-32 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 21-9 4-39 19-13 22-10 18-6 27-3 25-8 5-22 27-2 8-20 25-3

W A Baltimore W H Indiana, Pa. 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) | STEVE HARRICK

17-11 W Baltimore 16-15 W Indiana, Pa. 19-9 W Fairmont State 3-27 L Penn State 16-16 T California, Pa. 14-11 W VMI 11-21 L North Carolina 18-13 W The Citadel 16-12 W Washington & Lee 3-22 L Virginia Tech 29-3 W Fairmont State 4th at Southern Conference Championships

1963 (10-3)| STEVE HARRICK

29-7 W Baltimore 16-12 W Indiana, Pa. 23-3 W VMI 17-10 W West Liberty 13-15 L California, Pa. 24-8 W Bowling Green 21-8 W Virginia Tech 28-0 W North Carolina 22-8 W East Carolina 11-14 L The Citadel 29-5 W Fairmont State 19-10 W Ohio 14-16 L Washington & Lee 2nd 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 19-9 W California, Pa. 14-13 W Bowling Green 28-0 W Virginia 12-9 W East Carolina 14-16 L The Citadel 22-8 W North Carolina 11-19 L Ohio 17-9 W Virginia Tech 31-2 W Fairmont State 1st at Southern Conference Championships

1966 (4-8) | STEVE HARRICK

15-14 W Washington & Jefferson 14-19 L Indiana, Pa. 11-21 L Washington & Lee 16-18 L California, Pa. 5-27 L Bowling Green 14-17 L VMI 26-2 W North Carolina 19-12 W Fairmont State 12-23 L Ohio 8-23 L Pitt 20-8 W The Citadel 16-19 L Saint Francis, Pa. 1st at Southern Conference Championships

1967 (9-3) | STEVE HARRICK

17-14 W Washington & Jefferson 17-16 W Indiana, Pa. 11-24 L California, Pa. 30-5 W Virginia 20-17 W VMI 3-34 L Bowling Green 30-8 W East Carolina 32-3 W William and Mary 32-3 W Wilmington 37-0 W Fairmont State 12-26 L Ohio 29-12 W West Liberty 2nd 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 53-48 53-38 15-13 9-20 28-3 34-10 24-6 25-6 22-9 8-23 23-11

L A Waynesburg W N Juniata W N Akron W H Indiana, Pa. L A Ohio Northern W A North Carolina W H West Liberty W A VMI W H Saint Vincent W H Fairmont State L A California, Pa. W H Saint Francis, Pa. L A Indiana, Pa. L H Pitt L H Ohio Northern W N Cincinnati W A West Liberty L H Slippery Rock W A Saint Vincent L A Fairmont State L H California, Pa. W A Saint Francis, Pa.

1971 (11-4-1) | GEORGE NEDEFF 15-15 9-21 22-12 25-10 28-5 29-5 21-11 37-2 21-14 24-13 9-27 26-14 29-8 14-24 2-37 22-14

T A Waynesburg L N Eastern Michigan W N Howard W H Indiana, Pa. W H Duquesne W H Saint Vincent W A West Liberty W A Washington & Jefferson W A Ohio Northern W H West Liberty L A Slippery Rock W H Fairmont State W H Morehead State L A Pitt L A California, Pa. W A Saint Francis, Pa.

1972 (10-5) | GEORGE NEDEFF 23-14 30-9 23-14 26-8 42-6 32-12 33-9 5-36 22-16 38-6 19-28 8-39 21-15 5-33 11-25

W A Indiana, Pa. W A Howard W A Waynesburg W A Indiana W H Saint Vincent W H Duquesne W H Washington & Jefferson L H Pitt W H Fairmont State W H Ohio Northern L A West Liberty L A Fairmont State W A Morehead State L H Slippery Rock L H California, Pa.

1973 (8-7) | GEORGE NEDEFF 18-21 23-17 9-30 20-17


W H Saint Vincent L H Duquesne W H Frostburg W H Towson State L A Pitt W H Frostburg W H West Liberty L A California, Pa. W A George Washington L A Slippery Rock L H Fairmont State

1974 (7-7-1) | GEORGE NEDEFF 38-11 38-11 11-23 15-30 38-0 43-2 14-20 27-12 20-14 19-17 3-39 20-20 12-21 3-43 14-26


1975 (9-5) | FRED LIECHTI

1970 (4-6) | GEORGE NEDEFF 15-20 8-32 7-27 24-14 25-8 11-24 27-12 8-20 7-29 26-14

31-7 18-20 36-6 24-18 6-33 49-0 22-18 18-19 48-0 12-37 17-20

Delaware Duquesne Waynesburg Indiana, Pa.

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


Howard Malone Waynesburg Indiana, Pa. Frostburg Duquesne West Liberty California, Pa. Towson State Morgan State Pitt Marshall West Liberty Slippery Rock Fairmont State Indiana, Pa. Malone Glenville State Waynesburg Morgan State Towson State Fairmont State Pitt Marshall West Liberty Pitt-Johnstown Slippery Rock California, Pa. 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 25-19 12-25 7-30 21-27 2-47 15-30 11-27 2-39 12-33


Indiana, Pa. Akron Waynesburg Pitt-Johnstown Baltimore Gettysburg Edinboro Cincinnati Fairmont State California, Pa. Marshall Slippery Rock George Mason

41-3 6-34 5-35 6-31 2-43 15-33 11-34

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 and Mary L H Lycoming L A Maryland L A Pitt

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

1979 (9-4-2) | CRAIG TURNBULL 35-8 36-6 26-12 31-11 42-9 20-20 28-10 6-32 17-16 27-15 4-36 37-11 12-30 12-20 21-21


Indiana, Pa. Marietta Waynesburg Muskingum George Mason Ohio Akron Bloomsburg California, Pa. Maryland Clarion State Marshall Cleveland State Lock Haven Pitt

5th at EWL Championships 5th at Eastern Athletic Association Tournament

1980 (6-10-1) | CRAIG TURNBULL 21-23 28-3 6-35 15-30 39-9 21-13 13-29 41-10 36-3 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 Shippensburg Clarion Bloomsburg Lock Haven Pitt Maryland Nebraska Cleveland State

7th at EWL Championships

1981 (12-10) | CRAIG TURNBULL 44-3 25-17 18-23 12-24 20-19 43-6 25-22 35-6 16-24 13-28 8-33 32-6

W H Indiana, Pa. W H Waynesburg L H Nebraska L N Ohio W N Youngstown State W N Cincinnati W A California, Pa. W A East Stroudsburg L A Lock Haven L N Trenton State L A Clarion W N Southern Connecticut




23-21 6-32 25-16 22-15 19-25 13-33 10-34 31-15 23-20 15-24


Rutgers Navy Shippensburg Pitt Bloomsburg Penn State Kentucky Marshall Maryland Cleveland State

5th at EWL Championships

W A Indiana, Pa. W A Waynesburg L H Clarion L H Kentucky L H Northern Iowa W H Ohio L A Maryland L A Navy W H Shippensburg W A Millersville W H California, Pa. L H Lock Haven W H Pitt L N Bloomsburg W N Kutztown W N East Stroudsburg W H Marshall L A Penn State L A Cleveland State

8th at EWL Championships

1983 (6-9) | CRAIG TURNBULL 19-18 17-23 40-6 12-23 28-15 20-19 17-22 10-31 13-29 20-19 3-39 16-22 6-46 27-22 11-36



42-6 12-30 13-25 38-6 0-42 28-15 34-11 16-23 30-15 25-17 36-6 19-20 54-2 21-19 16-23 9-32 36-9 27-15 23-20


39-9 14-21 18-15 15-20 34-9 13-23 48-0 23-11 41-5 41-7 15-19 21-19 13-31 31-11 19-18 16-22


7th at EWL Championships

7th at EWL Championships

1984 (8-8) | CRAIG TURNBULL

1988 (10-7) | CRAIG TURNBULL

30-15 10-21 17-20 21-18 19-18 39-9 60-0 18-20 11-33 30-11 9-33 49-0 12-27 9-34 39-4 17-32


Waynesburg Clarion Arizona State Pitt Shippensburg Millersville Ohio Maryland Navy Indiana, Pa. Bloomsburg California, Pa. Lock Haven Penn State West Liberty Cleveland State

7th at EWL Championships

1985 (13-3) | CRAIG TURNBULL 27-16 38-6 15-28 19-15 35-7 20-24 26-16


W A Edinboro W H Waynesburg L A Clarion W A Pitt W N Old Dominion L N Iowa State W N Appalachian State

29-11 20-15 7-33 22-15 17-14 26-14 10-25 38-11 12-22 21-15 26-9 13-24 17-24 16-24 15-20 44-6 25-11


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

Waynesburg Clarion Ohio State Wisconsin Oregon Arizona State Shippensburg Maryland Ohio California, Pa. Bloomsburg Lock Haven Penn State West Liberty Cleveland State Pitt

44-2 13-25 6-34 35-12 34-7



1990 (14-1) | CRAIG TURNBULL 52-3 26-13 43-0 27-8 34-3 39-4 19-12 17-25 22-11 25-13 20-13 31-12 35-2 29-3 24-10


Pitt-Johnstown Navy Bloomsburg Edinboro Lock Haven Penn State Cleveland State West Liberty Pitt

Waynesburg Clarion Edinboro Maryland Syracuse Clarion Ohio State California, Pa. Navy Pitt-Johnstown Ohio Bloomsburg Lock Haven Penn State Cleveland State West Liberty Pitt

Waynesburg Clarion Arizona State Ohio California, Pa.

Waynesburg Clarion Boise State Ohio California, Pa. Pitt-Johnstown Navy Arizona State Bloomsburg Lock Haven Penn State West Liberty Cleveland State Pitt Edinboro

2nd at EWL Championships 18th at NCAA Championships

1991 (11-5) | CRAIG TURNBULL 23-9 21-14 19-21 35-5 16-23 15-20 33-9 53-0 16-18 40-2 32-7 18-21 23-17 24-15 32-9 34-10


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

1st at EWL Championships 6th at NCAA Championships * NWCA National Duals

1992 (7-6) | CRAIG TURNBULL

7th at EWL Championships 22nd at NCAA Championships

1989 (7-7) | CRAIG TURNBULL

25-12 26-15 16-19 14-22 12-29 9-26 14-18 28-6 19-17

8th at EWL Championships

7th at EWL Championships

1987 (10-6) | CRAIG TURNBULL Kentucky Clarion Waynesburg Pitt Shippensburg Millersville California, Pa. Lock Haven Maryland Bloomsburg Navy Ohio Penn State West Liberty Cleveland State

Shippensburg Maryland California, Pa. Navy Lock Haven Penn State West Liberty Cleveland State Ohio

5th at EWL Championships

1986 (12-7) | CRAIG TURNBULL

1982 (10-9) | CRAIG TURNBULL 42-3 31-6 17-27 6-37 12-30 31-9 13-23 14-30 41-5 23-15 23-12 8-40 20-19 3-38 33-12 36-12 35-13 6-34 13-23

32-3 36-9 47-3 20-13 21-19 20-24 39-7 32-9 40-7

20-13 17-13 28-13 28-11 18-16 16-19 12-28 23-21 9-39 18-25 15-21 20-16 14-23


Clarion Lock Haven Pitt-Johnstown California, Pa. Ohio Navy Penn State Bloomsburg Wisconsin Augsburg Cleveland State Edinboro Pitt

4th at EWL Championships

1993 (7-5) | CRAIG TURNBULL 22-17 32-15 35-11 28-11 10-21 12-21 19-16 12-19 28-18 21-14 6-27


Ohio State Clarion California, Pa. Ohio Navy Bloomsburg Lock Haven Army Cleveland State Edinboro Pitt




Penn State

3rd at EWL Championships 25th at NCAA Championships

1994 (6-4) | CRAIG TURNBULL 9-25 22-10 32-6 13-22 15-22 21-12 36-4 15-19 32-3 22-16

L H Clarion W H Navy W H Bloomsburg L N Boston University L N Iowa State W A Lock Haven W H Cleveland State L A Edinboro W H Pitt W A Penn State

3rd at EWL Championships 14th at NCAA Championships

1995 (4-6) | CRAIG TURNBULL 13-25 15-27 9-24 31-11 21-20 7-28 23-15 15-23 10-26 18-14


Clarion Iowa State Navy Bloomsburg Ohio Lock Haven Cleveland State Edinboro Pitt Penn State

5th at EWL Championships

1996 (7-5-1) | CRAIG TURNBULL 33-3 10-24 25-10 19-19 15-28 15-22 30-9 42-12 17-20 30-6 25-15 19-13 16-20

W H Ohio L H Nebraska W H Bloomsburg T H Clarion L N Oklahoma State L N Pitt W N Duquesne W N Franklin & Marshall L A Lock Haven W H Cleveland State W A Edinboro W H Pitt L A Penn State

1st at EWL Championships

1997 (4-6) | CRAIG TURNBULL 12-25 22-15 25-14 15-22 16-23 19-18 42-3 13-27 17-18 16-22


Nebraska Ohio State Clarion Navy Bloomsburg Lock Haven Cleveland State Edinboro Pitt Ohio

4th at EWL Championships

1998 (11-3-1) | 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 L N 26-12 W A 18-13 W H 42-10 W H 48-0 W H 18-14 W H 30-6 W A 25-14 W A 2nd at EWL Championships 7th at NCAA Championships * National Duals

Clarion Bloomsburg Michigan* Minnesota* Penn* Arizona State* Penn State* Nebraska* Lock Haven Penn State Duquesne Cleveland State Pitt Ohio Edinboro

1999 (7-4) | CRAIG TURNBULL 22-12 32-7 10-31 17-20 20-12 33-9 41-6 10-21 41-3 13-19 31-7


Clarion Bloomsburg Oklahoma State Cal-Bakersfield Lock Haven Cleveland State Virginia Tech Pitt Duquesne Edinboro 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


Clarion Bloomsburg Lock Haven Pennsylvania* Rider* Nebraska* Virginia Tech^ Cleveland State Pitt Edinboro Ohio

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

2001 (4-9) | CRAIG TURNBULL 10-27 22-10 8-38 19-16 22-21 9-28 7-34 24-23 12-33 9-27 12-28 6-38 19-22


Clarion Penn State Indiana& Buffalo& Kent& Wisconsin& Bloomsburg Virginia Tech Lock Haven Ohio Pitt Edinboro Cleveland State

8th at EWL Championships 37th at NCAA Championships & Virginia Duals

2002 (12-2) | CRAIG TURNBULL 16-24 23-12 23-15 13-26 36-7 31-21 44-3 26-6 19-12 29-9 32-2 23-15 19-14 31-3


Iowa State Clarion Penn State Ohio State Bloomsburg Nebraska Virginia Buffalo Lock Haven Virginia Tech Pitt Ohio Cleveland State Edinboro

1st at EWL Championships 13th at NCAA Championships

2003 (9-3) | CRAIG TURNBULL 22-14 14-21 34-0 18-20 15-20 22-14 31-8 36-12 29-8 23-9


Iowa State Ohio State Bloomsburg Oklahoma* Minnesota* Clarion Lock Haven Virginia Tech Pitt Ohio

19-14 25-16


Edinboro Cleveland State

2nd at EWL Championships 17th at NCAA Championships * National Duals

2004 (9-5) | CRAIG TURNBULL 22-14 15-22 13-24 32-7 16-29 21-16 18-21 25-15 21-13 39-13 29-10 23-22 13-25 27-12

W N Stanford L N Missouri L H Penn State W H Bloomsburg L N Michigan* W H Cleveland State* L N Penn* W H Clarion W H Pitt W A Virginia Tech W H Lock Haven W A Ohio L A Edinboro W A Cleveland State

T-1st at EWL Championships 16th at NCAA Championships * National Duals

2005 (5-6-1) | CRAIG TURNBULL 15-20 12-34 22-16 43-0 6-34 16-24 18-23 23-15 25-15 19-21 20-20 27-13


Nebraska Penn State Bloomsburg Clarion Illinois Penn State Hofstra Pitt Ohio Lock Haven Edinboro Cleveland State

4th at EWL Championships 18th at NCAA Championships

2006 (6-6) | CRAIG TURNBULL 16-29 14-28 21-18 15-17 16-20 22-14 37-6 20-13 16-18 25-16 5-40 24-12


Missouri Hofstra Rider* Ohio State* Columbia* Bloomsburg Clarion Pitt Ohio Lock Haven Edinboro Cleveland State

2nd at EWL Championships 26th at NCAA Championships *Virginia Duals

2007 (5-5) | CRAIG TURNBULL 37-7 14-28 18-25 15-22 38-6 18-16 16-22 25-11 16-21 38-6


Duquesne Northwestern* Penn* Bloomsburg Clarion Pitt Ohio Lock Haven Edinboro Cleveland State

2nd at EWL Championships 28th at NCAA Championships * NWCA National Duals

2008 (8-5-0) | CRAIG TURNBULL 37-3 9-24 27-12 24-12 9-32 9-29

W N Sacred Heart @ L N Iowa State @ W A Cal State Fullerton W A Cal Poly L N Minnesota* L N Ohio State*




35-3 21-12 30-6 17-18 28-13 16-21 32-2


Clarion Bloomsburg Lock Haven Pitt Ohio Edinboro 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 21-11 10-27 3-35 19-26 15-25 57-0 19-16 22-14 20-16 15-15 37-9 41-0 19-19


Columbia * North Carolina * Penn State Lehigh Illinois Michigan State Duquesne Bloomsburg Clarion Lock Haven Pitt Ohio Cleveland State Edinboro

2010 (3-10-0) | CRAIG TURNBULL

L N Wyoming * L N Illinois * L H Penn State L H Indiana L A Michigan State L A Lehigh L H Clarion W H Bloomsburg W H Lock Haven L H Pitt L A Ohio W A Cleveland State ^ L A Edinboro

5th at EWL Championships T-47th at NCAA Championships * Sprawl & Brawl Meet (Vestal, N.Y.) ^ Saint Clairsville, Ohio

2011 (9-6-0) | CRAIG TURNBULL 24-12 13-27 38-3 41-0 14-25 3-40 18-15 18-21 19-12 39-4 33-5 14-21 24-13 15-22 46-0


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 41-0 6-34 15-22



Michigan State Bloomsburg Clarion Lock Haven Rutgers Pitt Ohio Edinboro Cleveland State

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

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

18-19 15-23 12-33 9-29 9-24 3-39 14-20 21-18 32-12 15-19 15-27 34-11 6-29

23-12 10-25 23-20 28-12 21-18 12-26 36-3 18-17 36-6

W N Johns Hopkins* W N Franklin & Marshall* L A Penn State L H Maryland

2013 (2-13-0) | CRAIG TURNBULL 43-0 10-24 3-44 15-19 3-36 14-25 10-26 3-30 9-31 9-29 9-29 18-15 0-57 9-33 3-45

W N Johns Hopkins* L A Maryland* L H Penn State L A Lock Haven L A Oklahoma State L A Oklahoma L H Rutgers L H Iowa State L A Pitt L H Ohio L H Edinboro W A Clarion L A Oklahoma State# L N Oklahoma# L N Iowa State#

4th at Big 12 Championships T-63rd at NCAA Championships * Terrapin Duals (College Park, Md.) # Big 12 Duals

2014 (11-7-0) | CRAIG TURNBULL 24-14 46-0 41-6 34-6 22-12 25-8 38-3 27-3 22-21 35-4 18-12 30-6 33-6 19-15 45-0 28-7 26-19 29-6

W N Garnder-Webb # W N Anderson # L A Virginia # W N Midland L A Iowa State* W N Drexel ! W N VMI ! W N SIUE ! W A Indiana ! W N Northern Colorado ! W H Lock Haven L H Oklahoma State* L H Pittsburgh L H Oklahoma* W H Davidson W H Clarion L A Ohio L A Edinboro

19-16 9-25 24-14


4th at Big 12 Championships 20th at NCAA Championships ! Journeymen/Asics Northeast Duals ^ Virginia Duals * Big 12 Conference

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: 2/22/15 at No. 18 Pitt, 24-14 Scored 30 Points or More on the Road: 2/19/12 vs. Cleveland State, 36-6 Scored 40 Points or More on the Road: 1/3/15 at Grand Canyon, 42-0 Scored 50 Points or More on the Road: 1/18/09 vs. Duquesne, 57-0 Shutout an Opponent: 1/3/15 at Grand Canyon, 42-0 Was Shutout by an Opponent: 1/10/86 vs. Iowa State (at Virginia Duals), 0-42

4th at Big 12 Championships T-61st at NCAA Championships #UVA Duals ! Hoosier Duals *Big 12 Conference

2015 (9-9-0) | SAMMIE HENSON 13-19 17-18 16-19 9-26 23-12 42-0 22-12 21-19 16-21 19-15 21-10 3-35 13-25 26-9 7-29

L H Arizona State L N Northern Illinois ! L N Rutgers ! L N No. 3 Cornell ! W A Lock Haven W A Grand Canyon W A Arizona State W N Chattanooga ^ L N No. 14 Edinboro ^ W N No. 25 Bucknell ^ W N Arizona State ^ L A No. 8 Oklahoma State * L A Oklahoma * W W Clarion L H No. 8 Iowa State

Ohio No. 14 Edinboro No. 18 Pitt

Brandon RADER

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

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. “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


AMITYVILLE, N.Y. | 1994 | 177 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.


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. 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


1988 | ERIE, PA.

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

Jimmie COX

Michael CARR


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. Robert PERRY

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 12thplace team finish. He was inducted into the WVU Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. 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 AllAmerican.

1987 | ERIE, PA.


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

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 AllAmerica honors for his seventh-place finish in the 158-pound weight class at the 1988 NCAA Championships at Iowa. 1990, 1991 | YORK, PA.

Wrestling for West Virginia from 1990-91, Mark Banks was one of the most accomplished wrestlers in Mountaineer history. Banks earned back-toback fifth-place finishes at the NCAA Tournament in 1990 and 1991 at 167 pounds to become the Mountaineers' first two-time All-American. Banks, who competed in the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Classic in 1991, also Mark BANKS won consecutive 167-pound EWL titles with the Mountaineers, West Virginia's first two-time league titlist. Throughout his fouryear 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. 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 Dominic BLACK 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. 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 Scott COLLINS 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.






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. 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 Dean MORRISON (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. 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. 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 Mike MASON 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. 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 Ian "Whitey" was ranked as high as third. In 1996, Chlebove was CHLEBOVE 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.


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 Vertus JONES finish at the 184-pound weight class at the 1999 NCAA Championships at Penn State. As a sophomore, Jones was the youngest of 20 finalists at the 1998 tournament and the youngest in WVU history to reach the NCAA finals. He is the first Mountaineer to be a four-time EWL champion and only the third EWL wrestler to be a four-time champion. He was the second WVU wrestler to win the EWLs as a freshman. Jones posted a stellar 30-2 senior season at 184 pounds, setting the alltime West Virginia consecutive-wins streak at 24 and finished his career with a 95-21 mark, which was sixth best at the time at WVU. 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. 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.

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 fifthseeded 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 Brandon LAUER 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. 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 Shane CUNANAN 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.


Zeke Moisey started the season as a redshirt freshman and went on to end it as the NCAA runnerup at 125 pounds. After competing unattached for the first few weeks of the season, Moisey’s redshirt was pulled on Nov. 13, 2015, when first-year head coach Sammie Henson inserted him into the lineup against Arizona State, where Moisey claimed a major decision. He topped several ranked opponents during Zeke MOISEY the season before taking the runner-up spot at the 2015 Big 12 Championship in Ames, Iowa, dropping a 5-3 decision to No. 9 Eddie Klimara of Oklahoma State. Moisey earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships, entering the tournament unseeded. He then upset No. 15 Chasen Tolbert of Utah Valley in a 14-6 major decision before knocking off No. 2 seed Nahshon Garrett of Cornell in a 5-3 decision. Moisey got his revenge on No. 7 seed Klimara in the quarterfinals, winning a 5-2 decision. However, his most impressive feat came in the semifinals when he used a cradle to pin No. 6 seed Thomas Gilman of Iowa in just 52 seconds to advance to the NCAA finals, where he lost a 9-5 decision to No. 4 seed Nathan Tomasello of Ohio State to end his magical run. Though he did not come away with a national title, Moisey made his way into several record books. He became the first WVU All-American since 2007 and the 30th overall and was the first Mountaineer to wrestle for a national championship since Greg Jones did so in 2005. Moisey was also the first unseeded wrestler to make it to the NCAA finals since 2003.


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 Matt LEBE 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. 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 Brandon RADER 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 secondconsecutive 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.




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

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


2005........Did Not Place Lost to Illinois, 6-34 Lost to Penn State, 16-24 2007........Did Not Place Lost to Northwestern, 14-28 Lost to Penn, 18-25 2008........Did Not Place Lost to Minnesota, 9-32 Lost to Ohio State, 9-29 2009........Did Not Place 2010........23rd Eastern Mat Poll Champions 1990


NWCA All-Star Classic Participants Jim Akerly (defeated by Iowa's 1987 Jim Heffernan, 6-0) 1991 Scott Collins (defeated Oklahoma State's Chuck Barbee, 10-6) Mark Banks (defeated by Iowa's Mark Reiland, 9-8) 1992 Craig Turnbull (coach of the Blue Team) 1994 Keith Taylor (defeated by Cal Poly's Jake Gaeir, 5-1) Dean Morrison (defeated by Oregon State's Les Gutches, 12-3) 1998 Mike Mason (defeated by Illinois’ Eric Siebert, 3-2) 1999 Vertus Jones (defeated by Iowa State’s Cael Sanderson, 6-5) 2001 Ryan Kehler (did not participate due to injury) 2003 Greg Jones (defeated Oklahoma State’s Chris Pendleton, 7-3) Craig Turnbull (coach of the Blue Team) 2004 Greg Jones (defeated Northern Illinois’ Ben Heizer, 10-6) 2005 Greg Jones (defeated Iowa’s Paul Bradley, 3-2) 2015 Zeke Moisey (defeated by Ohio State's Nathan Tomasello, 7-1) 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 2014...................................................Colin Johnston 2015.......................................................Zeke Moisey

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 2014..................... Nathan Pennesi/Cory Stainbrook 2015...................................................... Chris Nelson 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 2014................................................. Cory Stainbrook 2015.......................................................Zeke Moisey Red Brown Cup Presented annually to WVU’s most outstanding all-around student-athlete 1991.......................................................Scott Collins 2004.........................................................Greg Jones 2005.........................................................Greg Jones

GENERALI nformation 86.................... WVU President E. Gordon Gee 87.........WVU Director of Athletics Shane Lyons 88........................... Senior Staff/Head Coaches 89..........................................Media Information 90............................................ Athletic Facilities


Dr. E. Gordon Gee is one of America’s most prominent higher education leaders, having helmed universities for more than three decades. In 2009, Time magazine named him one of the top 10 university presidents in the United States. In 2014, Gee returned to West Virginia University, where his career as a university president began. His leadership goals include putting students first, advancing the University’s research agenda, partnering with West Virginia communities and making sure that 1.8 million West Virginians know in their hearts and minds that West Virginia University is their university. 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 became dean of the West Virginia University College of Law, and, in 1981, was named West Virginia University president. He served in that role until 1985. He went on to lead the University of Colorado (1985-1990), Brown University (1998-2000) and Vanderbilt University (2001-07). He served as president of The Ohio State University from 1990 to 1997 and again from 2007 to 2013. Gee has served on several educationgovernance organizations and committees, including the Big Ten Conference Council of Presidents, the Inter-University Council of Ohio, the Business-Higher 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, King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia invited him to join its international advisory board. Active in many national professional and service organizations, 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 began serving as secretary on the Board of Directors of Ohio’s economic development program, JobsOhio. In 2011-2012, Governor John Kasich asked him to chair the Ohio Higher Education Capital Funding Collaborative and the Ohio Higher Education Funding Commission. In December 2012, he began serving on the Columbus Education Commission. And in March 2015, he was elected to the board of directors of the American Council on Education, the nation’s largest higher education organization. Gee has received many 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 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 has also authored many 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. Dr. Rebekah Gee is married to David Patrón, and they have five children.

President E.GordonGEE shares a hug with a recent WVU graduate


West Virginia native Shane Lyons was named director of Intercollegiate Athletics and associate vice president at West Virginia University in January 2015. Lyons came to West Virginia after spending three years as the deputy director of athletics and chief operating officer at Alabama where he worked closely on day-to-day strategic leadership and direction with Alabama athletic directors – the late Mal Moore and current athletic director Bill Battle. At WVU, Lyons has oversight of 18 varsity sports, a department budget of approximately $80 million, 220 employees, approximately 450 student-athletes and a facilities master plan that included the opening of a $21 million baseball park and more $75 million to modernize other athletic venues in the next three years. During his time at Alabama, his responsibilities included oversight of a $120 million budget, daily monitoring of compliance and oversight of the Crimson Tide’s 21 sports teams. In addition, he played a pivotal role in a historic renegotiation of Alabama’s multimedia rights agreement that started in 2014 and was involved in several significant capital projects totaling more than $85 million. The Crimson Tide won seven national titles in five different sports during his time there – two in football, two in men’s golf, one in women’s golf, one in gymnastics and one in softball. He also played a critical role in the hiring of four Alabama head coaches. Prior to joining the Alabama staff in November 2011, Lyons spent 10 years as an associate commissioner at the Atlantic Coast Conference. At the ACC, Lyons focused on conference-wide compliance and academic initiatives, providing direct assistance to the conference’s presidents, chancellors and athletics directors in matters dealing with NCAA regulatory matters. In addition, he served as the ACC’s human resource manager and was responsible for the administration, negotiation and mediation of the employee benefits program and managing the conference’s organizational policies and procedures. He was part of the administrative team for ACC events, including the football championship game, the men’s basketball tournament and men’s and women’s NCAA basketball events. He also was a member and served as chairman on many prominent committees within the NCAA Governance structure during his tenure with the ACC. Prior to working at the ACC, Lyons served as associate athletics director for compliance at Big 12 member Texas Tech from 1998 to 2001. During that time, Lyons assumed responsibility for the leadership, administration and implementation of a comprehensive NCAA compliance program with emphasis toward rules education and extensive monitoring systems. He also served as oversight administrator for several of the Red Raiders’ athletic teams and had financial and operational supervision of the strength and conditioning, nutritional and sports medicine units. Before joining Texas Tech, Lyons worked at the NCAA for almost 10 years as a senior membership services representative, where he was responsible for the oversight and coordination of the 25 membership service representatives. Lyons began his career in college athletics in July 1988 as assistant commissioner of the Big South Conference. With the Big South, he was in charge of conference-wide compliance and championships.

A native of Parkersburg, West Virginia, and a graduate of Parkersburg High, Lyons was a standout basketball player for the Big Reds. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sport management from WVU in 1987 and 1988, respectively. He and his wife, Emily, a graduate of the University of WisconsinMadison, have two children: Cameron, 16, and Brooke, 12. Lyons is the University’s 12th athletic director.

Shane Lyons through the Years:

1988-89 Big South Conference (Assistant Commissioner for Compliance and Championships) 1989-98 NCAA (Senior Membership Services Representative) 1998-2001 Texas Tech (Associate Athletic Director – Compliance) 2001-11 Atlantic Coast Conference (Associate Commissioner – Compliance and Governance) 2011-15 Alabama (Deputy Director of Athletics) 2015-present West Virginia (Director of Athletics and Associate Vice President)

The LyonsFAMILY: Emily, Cameron, Shane and Brooke







Senior Associate Athletic Director/ Development

Executive Senior Associate Athletic Director


Associate Athletic Director/ Student-Athlete Development


Assistant Athletic Director/ Annual Fund


Senior Associate Athletic Director/ Senior Woman’s Administrator


Associate Athletic Director/ External Affairs

Michael SZUL

Senior Associate Athletic Director/ Business Operations


Assistant Athletic Director/ Business Operations


Associate Athletic Director/ Communications



Associate Athletic Director/ Sports Performance


Assistant Athletic Director/ Compliance

Assistant Athletic Director/ Facilities & Operations

Associate Athletic Director/ Major Gifts & Capital Campaigns


Assistant Athletic Director/ Communications


Nathaniel ZINN


Assistant Athletic Director/ Marketing


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Jimmy KING







Men’s Basketball


Women’s Basketball


Cross Country/Track

Men’s Soccer

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Swimming and Diving



MEDIA INFORMATION Weekly Interviews: All player and coach interviews must be arranged through the WVU Athletic Communications office. Please speak with wrestling contact Ashley Bailey 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.

Directions to the WVU Coliseum: From Interstate 79

Post-Event Interviews: Formal press conferences will be held in the basketball theater approximately 10 minutes after the end of the match. Please see Ashley Bailey at the scorers’ table prior to the conclusion of the contest with your interview requests.

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. is the official website for West Virginia wrestling. Media and fans can access up-to-date information, including press releases, statistics, results, student-athlete 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 Athletic Communications office. Please fax a request on company letterhead; lines must be paid for in advance.

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

Members of the Media: This publication was prepared by the

West Virginia Athletic 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 2015-16 season. We appreciate your coverage and look forward to working with you this season.


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


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

OVERNIGHT SHIPPING ADDRESS Athletic Communications West Virginia University 217 Coliseum 3450 Monongahela Blvd. Morgantown, WV 26505

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


Ashley Bailey Assistant Director of Athletic Communications E-Mail: MICHAEL FRAGALE Associate Athletic Director, Communications BRYAN MESSERLY Assistant Athletic Director, Communications JOHN ANTONIK Director of Digital Media MIKE MONTORO Director of Football Communications

JOE SWAN Director of Athletic Publications GRANT DOVEY Digital Media Manager KRISTIN COLDSNOW Multimedia Specialist RUSSELL LUNA Associate Director of Athletic Communications

SHANNON MCNAMARA Associate Director of Athletic Communications CHARLIE HEALY Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

CHERYL WIRE Program Assistant SAMANTHA STREJECK Graduate Assistant, Athletic Communications

LISA AMMONS Business Manager

AMY SALVATORE Graduate Assistant, Athletic Communications

AMY PRUNTY Program Assistant

D.J. JAMIEL Graduate Assistant, Digital Media




Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium

Caperton Indoor Facility

Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium

Dreamswork Field

Cary Gym

WVU Wrestling Pavilion

ATHLETIC FACILITIES Monongalia County Ballpark


Mountaineer Track

WVU Rifle Range

WVU Boathouse

WVU Coliseum

Basketball Practice Facility

WVU Natatorium



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