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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 . . . . . . . Student-Athlete Development 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Campus Life 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . Mountaineer Excellence 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . COACHING STAFF 26 . . . . . . . Head Coach Sammie Henson 30 . . . . . . . . Assistant Coach Danny Felix 31 . . . . . . . Assistant Coach Nick Marable 32 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Support Staff
33 . . . . . . . . MOUNTAINEER PROFILES 34 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roster 36 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seniors 41 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Juniors 48 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and Sophomore 49 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Freshmen 53 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SEASON PREVIEW 54 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Season Outlook 56 . . . . . . . . . . . . Schedule & Quick Facts 57 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SEASON REVIEW 58 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recap 60 . . . . . . . . . . . Match-by-Match Results 62 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Season Results
TABLE OF CONTENTS 63 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RECORD BOOK 64 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Records 65 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Record by Date 66 . . . . . . . . . . . Conference Record Book 67 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Record Book 69 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Year-by-Year 70 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Series Records 71 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-Time Scores 78 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Champions 80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-Americans 84 . . . . . . . . . . . . Academic/Team Honors 87 . . . . . . WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY 88 . . . . . . . . . . . President E. Gordon Gee 89 . . . . Director of Athletics Shane Lyons 90 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Staff 91 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coaches 92 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Media Information 93 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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: http://www.ncaa.org/ sites/default/files/West%20Virginia%20Public%20Inf%20Decision.pdf 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: http://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/files/West%20Virginia%20Public%20Inf%20Decision.pdf
IN THE SPOTLIGHT Choosing to become a Mountaineer student-athlete is special. Without a professional sports team in the state, 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. Your interaction with these groups is also part of your educational process. If you take advantage of these 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 and Blue.
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TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE Few wrestling programs across the country can equate the level of success the Mountaineers have enjoyed over the years. Widely regarded as one of the most respected programs in the nation, the notoriety does not come without merit.
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 All-Academic 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 begins its 21st year in 2016-17 as it continues to promote the strength and success of one of the nation’s premier athletic conferences under the direction of fifth-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. In the summer of 2015, the Big 12 added six affiliate members for the sport of wrestling. Air Force, Northern Colorado, Utah Valley, South Dakota State, North Dakota State and Wyoming joined West Virginia, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Iowa State at the 2016 Big Championship in Kansas City, Missouri. With 10 members, the Big 12 remains as the only autonomy conference 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 20 years. Since it began competition in 1996-97, the league can boast of 57 NCAA team titles and 625 (through June 15) individual national championships. The Big 12 has been at the forefront in college athletics reform, specifically with student-athlete welfare issues to include cost of attendance, student-athlete time demands and strengthening its policy for concussion diagnosis and management. In 2014-15, the Big 12 introduced and hosted three “State of Collegiate Athletics” forums to examine the issues facing college athletics. Two were conducted in Washington, D.C and one in New York City. Panelists included respected authorities from intercollegiate athletics, university leadership and sports journalism. The third forum featured a special session comprised of student-athletes. The Big 12 continued the “State of Collegiate Athletics” forums in 2015-16 with Dallas serving as the site for a November 2015 event. The Conference had a banner year on the national stage in 2015-16. Two teams competed in 2015 College Football Playoff New Year’s Bowls for the second consecutive season. Oklahoma made the Conference’s first appearance in the CFP semifinals in 2015, the second year of the structure, while OU men’s basketball advanced to the Final Four. Other highlights included national championships by Texas men’s swimming and diving and Oklahoma women’s gymnastics and softball. National runner-up finishes were recorded by Texas volleyball, Oklahoma State wrestling, TCU equestrian, Texas men’s golf, Oklahoma men’s tennis and Oklahoma State women’s tennis. Three Big 12 squads were among the eight teams that advanced to baseball’s College World Series. 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.
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NCAA CHAMPIONS SCOTT COLLINS CLEARFIELD, PA. | 1991 | 142 POUNDS Ranked No. 1 in the nation all season, Scott Collins became WVU’s first national champion in 1991 after posting a stellar 40-1 senior season. Collins went undefeated in EWL action as a senior. In fact, he set WVU’s then-all-time consecutive wins streak with 23-straight victories, including five straight at the NCAA Tournament. “He started as a true freshman and competed very successfully. Every year, he was someone who was capable of placing in the national tournament and competing to be in the finals. It never happened for him. It really drew upon him to have some strength of character to not lower his goals and continue to have that dream and goal that he wanted to be a national champion. – Coach Craig Turnbull
DEAN MORRISON AMITYVILLE, N.Y. | 1994 | 177 POUNDS Dean Morrison entered the 1994 NCAA Championships with a seven-match win streak and finished the tournament with five-straight wins, plus a national championship, WVU’s second-ever. Ranked No. 2 heading into the tournament, Morrison defeated three ranked opponents to make the finals. He defeated Wyoming’s Reese Andy 3-2 in the finals and finished the season by winning 22 of 23 matches. “Dean, 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
GREG JONES SLICKVILLE, PA. THREE-TIME CHAMPION 2002 | 174 POUNDS It will long be remembered as one of the greatest accomplishments in West Virginia history. Greg Jones became just the 10th freshman since 1970 to win a national championship. 2004 | 184 POUNDS Jones turned in one of the finest individual seasons by a WVU wrestler in school history, going a perfect 26-0. He also became the first Mountaineer to win multiple national titles with his 184-pound championship in St. Louis. 2005 | 184 POUNDS Greg Jones capped off one of the greatest collegiate wrestling careers in NCAA history by becoming just the 39th wrestler to ever win three national championships. He also became the first wrestler from the Eastern Wrestling League to ever win the NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler title.
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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.
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WVU WRESTLING PAVILION 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 have trained through the MRTC.
“Our wrestling pavilion is, I think, the best in the country. We have four full mats, a weight facility off the side of it and we’re adding bleachers so that when fans and recruits come in they can watch practice,” says head coach Sammie Henson.
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 all-Americans on the wall,” says Henson.
ATHLETIC TRAINING 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 student-athletes receive quality care throughout their careers at WVU.
Erin Asbury is in her first season as an assistant athletic trainer at West Virginia, working with the wrestling team after joining the staff in the summer of 2016. Asbury is in charge of the day-to-day care, rehabilitation and prevention of athletic injuries for the Mountaineer wrestling program. She also oversees weigh-ins and medical checks for both home and away meets. In addition, Asbury serves as an instructor in the WVU athletic training education program. Asbury spend the 2015-16 season at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, where she worked with the women’s lacrosse and men’s basketball programs, and assisted with football. As a graduate assistant at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri, from 2013-15, Asbury worked with the wrestling and tennis teams. She earned a Master of Science in Human Performance from Lindenwood in 2015 and assisted with the 2015 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in St. Louis.
First Season І Concord, 2013 Assistant Athletic Trainer
Asbury graduated from Concord University in Athens, West Virginia, in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. While at Concord, she was a member of the volleyball team.
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING Athletic excellence and strength and conditioning go hand-in-hand at West Virginia University. WVUâ€™s strength and conditioning staff ensures all studentathletes are on year-long 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.
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THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING FACILITIES Housing almost 15 tons of total weight, the Mountaineer weight room is located in the Puskar Center at Mountaineer Field. The 22,000-square foot weight room features 14 weightlifting platforms, a dumbbell collection up to 180 pounds, and virtually every piece of strength training equipment the Mountaineers will require to be successful. Student-athletes will also use medicine balls, low- and highresistance elastic bands, plyometric boxes, weighted vests, sleds, tires and more in planned phases throughout their yearly workouts. Weight rooms also exist in the WVU Coliseum and Shell Building facilities. These weight rooms are located directly beside the WVU Wrestling Room, allowing for workouts to be scheduled as needed around practices throughout the year. The wrestling facility also holds strength and conditioning equipment to use for on mat strength training and conditioning. These weight rooms are also located near the outdoor and indoor tracks, providing year-round surfaces for additional conditioning.
PILLARS OF THE PROGRAM
DISCIPLINE • STRENGTH • RESILIENCY • TOUGHNESS
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 court, field or course, WVU student-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. Student-Athletes are honored annually for their classroom achievements at the Blue & Golden Globe Awards, presented by the WVU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Recipients of the Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll are acknowledged at the event each spring. Implemented in 1989, the Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll was created to recognize student-athletes who have achieved a gradepoint average of 3.0 or better. Since the program began, 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. West Virginia University’s combined varsity athletic teams have an Academic Progress Rate (APR) score of 979 according to data released today by the NCAA. Any student-athlete receiving athletic aid in a varsity sport can earn up to four points per year for being academically eligible and remaining enrolled in the institution. A team’s APR is the total points earned on the roster divided by that squad’s total possible points, multiplied by 1,000. For the 2014-15 academic year, West Virginia had seven teams with perfect 1,000 scores: rifle, wrestling, men’s basketball, women’s soccer, rowing, tennis and women’s swimming & diving. Teams must achieve a 930 multi-year APR to avoid immediate penalties (involving the possible reduction of practice time and access to postseason competition). The current multi-year APR scores for WVU’s varsity teams (2011-12 to 2014-15): baseball 948; men’s basketball 1,000; women’s basketball 995; cross country 993; football 945; gymnastics 987; rifle 980; rowing 1,000; men’s soccer 972; women’s soccer 997; men’s swimming and diving 983; women’s swimming and diving 994; tennis 962; indoor track and field 985; outdoor track and field 985; volleyball 949; and wrestling 966. 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 the administration about how to better WVU athletic programs. They offer input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives in NCAA member institution campuses.
CAMPUS LIFE Character
Public, land-grant institution, founded in 1867.
R1: Doctoral Universities–Highest Research Activity, as described by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
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 31,073, was rated “No. 1 Small City in America” by BizJournals.com for its exceptional quality of life. Business Insider named Morgantown the ninth best college town in America. 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: Kiplinger.com included Morgantown in their 10 great places to live list; one of “Best Sports Cities” by Sporting News; 5th “Best Small Metro” by Forbes; 12th overall “Hottest Small City” by Inc.; one of “50 Smartest Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s; and the second-ranking “Best College Town for Jobs” by Forbes.
Fall 2015 enrollment, on WVU campuses statewide, was 31,514; 28,776 in Morgantown.
14,021 West Virginia residents, 14,755 nonresidents 22,498 undergraduates 4,711 graduate and 1,567 professional students
WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships: 24 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 42 Goldwater Scholars, two British Marshall Scholars, 5 Morris K. Udall Scholars, 5 USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), 15 Boren Scholars, 36 Gilman Scholars, 46 Fulbright Scholars, 3 Department of Homeland Security Scholars, 25 Critical Language Scholars, 3 National Institute of Standards and Technology Fellowships and 4 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.
In 2014-15, WVU awarded 7,201 degrees statewide; 1,832 graduate and 428 professional.
Faculty and Staff Profile
Excellent facultyâ€”19 of whom have been named Carnegie Foundation Professors of the Yearâ€”guide and mentor students. instructional faculty: 3,244 graduate assistants: 1,650 total main campus employees: 8,239
Fourteen colleges and schools offering 353 majors 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; and public health. wvu.edu/Academics/
Student Living Experience
The First-Year Experience helps students navigate their first year at WVU. Elements include First Year Academy, which connects new students to the campus, their academic departments and other students; the Campus Read, which involves first-year students in a common reading experience to promote dialog and critical thinking; 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. studentlife.wvu.edu
Freshman Class Profile
2015 average ACT of 24, SAT (combined math and critical reading) 1052, and high school GPA of 3.45.
University buses operate free on a year-round basis as does the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system—a computer-directed system that glides along 8.7 miles of guideway between Downtown, Evansdale and Health Sciences Center campuses. In addition, Morgantown’s Mountain Line bus service offers free rides to students and employees. WVU ID is required for all services. transportation.wvu.edu
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
Students can choose from 467 student organizations, and participate in an active intramural program and many club sports. studentactivities.wvu.edu
Last year, 922 WVU students traveled to another country through University-led study abroad programs and international exchanges. Best College Reviews ranked WVU as having a top-50 study abroad program. internationalprograms.wvu.edu
Hundreds of distance education classes are available. elearn.wvu.edu
Service and Learning
The Center for Service and Learning develops and organizes service learning and volunteer opportunities for students and faculty. WVU earned the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification—joining only 6% of all universities. It is the only institution in West Virginia the foundation recognizes for its community engagement. service.wvu.edu
Scholarships and Aid
Each year, WVU (Morgantown campus) awards over $433 million in financial aid, including $87 million in grants and scholarships. 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.
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. honors.wvu.edu
WVU offers hundreds of ways to gain valuable on-the-job experience and networking contacts. careerservices.wvu.edu
The Mountaineer Parents Club, with more than 20,000 members in clubs across the state and nation, fosters success by connecting parents and family members with the student experience. The organization sponsors events on and off-campus, has a newsletter, a toll-free helpline (1-800-WVU-0096), parent electronic news and a Parent Perks program. Membership is free. parentsclub.wvu.edu
A member of the NCAA and the Big 12 Conference, WVU competes at the Division I level in 18 sports. Teams make regular postseason bowl appearances in football, including winning the 2016 Cactus 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 in 2014 and made its 16th straight NCAA appearance in in 2015; women’s basketball advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2016. The WVU rifle team won its 18th national title in 2016, and in 2014 became the first WVU athletic team to visit the White House on NCAA Champions Day. wvusports.com
The WVU System spans the state, including 518 buildings on 15,880 acres. The Morgantown campus has 245 buildings (11 on the National Register of Historic Places) on 1,892 acres. WVU operates 10 experimental farms and four forests throughout the state, in addition to WVU Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp. jacksonsmill.ext.wvu.edu/
The WVU Libraries encompass eight libraries statewide and the WVU Press. Facilities in Morgantown include the Downtown Library Complex, Evansdale Library, Health Sciences Library, Law Library, and the West Virginia and Regional History Center. Onsite collections include more than 2.4 million books and 48,000 journal subscriptions, electronic access to 365 databases, over 500,000 e-books, and 47,300 online electronic journals. Library staff offer in-person and online assistance. libraries.wvu.edu
Admission and Application Timeline
Admission is based on a combination of high school GPA and ACT or SAT scores. Applications are processed beginning Sept. 15 for admission the following fall. March 1 is the deadline for WV 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. admissions.wvu.edu
Located on the Morgantown Waterfront, the WVU Visitors Center features unique, cutting-edge displays and traditional West Virginia hospitality. Guided tours are offered Monday through Saturday, except home football Saturdays. visit.wvu.edu
Chartered in 1873, the WVU Alumni Association is made up of more than 190,000 graduates worldwide in some 135 nations. alumni.wvu.edu
Through March 31, 2016, donors have moved the WVU Foundation more than 95% of the way toward the $1 billion goal for A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia’s University. The campaign was extended through 2017 after donors shattered the original goal more than a year ahead of the deadline. Last fiscal year alone, donors contributed $125 million in new gifts, the second highest fiscal year of giving ever in the Foundation’s history. The Foundation’s total endowment is $565 million. www.wvuf.org
Throughout the year in West Virginia’s 55 counties, WVU Extension Service faculty and volunteers work with more than 624,111 West Virginians. 4-H alone reaches one in five West Virginia youths. ext.wvu.edu
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MOUNTAINEER EXCELLENCE 508 STUDENT-ATHLETES WERE NAMED TO THE 2015-16 BIG 12 COMMISSIONERâ€™S HONOR ROLL AND 519 TOTAL STUDENT-ATHLETES WERE NAMED TO THE GARRETT FORD ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL
Team Records Baseball: 36-22, 12-11 Big 12; 4th place Big 12 Cross Country: 3rd place at Big 12 Championship; NCAA MidAtlantic Regional; 1 NCAA Championship Qualifier Men’s Basketball: 26-9, 13-5 Big 12; 2nd place Big 12; NCAA First Round Women’s Basketball: 25-10, 12-6 Big 12; 3rd place Big 12; NCAA Second Round Football: 8-5, 4-5 Big 12; T-5th place Big 12; Cactus Bowl Champions Gymnastics: 11-8, 1-5 Big 12; 3rd place Big 12; 5th place NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional Rowing: 8th place at Big 12 Championship Rifle: 12-0, 8-0 GARC; GARC Regular-Season & Postseason Champions; NCAA Champions Men’s Soccer: 7-12-0, 2-3-0 MAC; 4th place MAC Women’s Soccer: 19-3-1, 6-0-1 Big 12; Big 12 Regular-Season Champions; NCAA Quarterfinals Men’s Swimming and Diving: 2nd place Big 12; 1 NCAA Qualifier: Andrew Marsh Women’s Swimming and Diving: 4th place Big 12 Women’s Tennis: 6-16, 0-9 Big 12; 10th place Big 12 Women’s Track and Field and Field: Indoor-9th Big 12; Outdoor9th Big 12; 8 NCAA Qualifiers Volleyball: 5-24, 0-16 Big 12; 10th place Big 12 Wrestling: 8-10, 0-4 Big 12; 6th place at Big 12 Championship; 4 NCAA Qualifiers
NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) Recognition Men’s Basketball
Professional Draft Picks KJ Dillion, Football, Houston Texans (NFL), fifth round (159th overall) Chad Donato, Baseball, Houston Astros (MLB), 11th round (337th overall) Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, Atlanta Dream (WNBA), first round (11th overall) Karl Joseph, Football, Oakland Raiders (NFL), first round (14th overall) Nick Kwiatkoski, Football, Chicago Bears (NFL), fourth round (113th overall) Wendell Smallwood, Football, Philadelphia Eagles (NFL), fifth round (153rd overall) Blake Smith, Baseball, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (MLB), 29th round (876th overall) Daryl Worley, Football, Carolina Panthers (NFL), third round (77th overall)
Coaching Awards & Honors
Ginny Thrasher, Air Rifle, Smallbore
Nikki Izzo-Brown, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Coach of the Year Mike Carey, Women’s Basketball, WBCA Victory Club Award (300 wins) Jon Hammond, Rifle, GARC Coach of the Year Bob Huggins, Men’s Basketball, ESPN Infinti Coaches Charity Challenge Second Round Vic Riggs, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Big 12 Coach of the Meet Ja’Juan Seider, Football, Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award Finalist Lisa Stoia, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year
Team Conference Champions
CoSIDA Academic All-Americans
Rifle, GARC Regular-Season & Postseason Champions Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Regular-Season Champions
First Team Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer Kelly Williams, Cross Country/Track & Field Second Team Jack Elliott, Men’s Soccer Third Team Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer
NCAA Team Champions Rifle
Individual NCAA Champions
Individual Conference Champions Andrew Marsh, Men’s Swimming & Diving, 100 backstroke Ginny Thrasher, Rifle, GARC Smallbore
Individual International Team Honors Will Anti, Rifle, U.S. Junior National Team Michael Bamsey, Rifle, Great Britain National Team Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, Team Canada 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Team Canada CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship, CONCACAF Best XI Team, FIFPro Women’s World XI Team, 2015 Women’s World Cup Best Young Player, 2015 BMO Canadian Player of the Year Vanessa Flores, Women’s Soccer, Mexico U-20 National Team Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, U.S. Junior National Team, National Junior Olympic Shooting Championship 10m air rifle Silver Medal, National Junior Olympic Shooting Championship 50m 3 positions Bronze Medal, Meelis Kiisk, Rifle, Estonian National Team Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer, Team Canada 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Team Canada CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship, CONCACAF Best XI Team Garrett Spurgeon, Rifle, United States, U.S. National Team, Bianca St. Georges, Women’s Soccer, Canada U-20 National Team Ginny Trasher, Rifle, Team United States 2016 Summer Olympic Games
NCAA Team Qualifiers Cross Country Gymnastics Men’s Basketball
Rifle Women’s Basketball Women’s Soccer
NCAA Individual Qualifiers Dylan Cottrell, Wrestling Andrew Marsh, Men’s Swimming & Diving Zeke Moisey, Wrestling Millie Paladino, Cross Country Bubba Scheffel, Wrestling Jacob A. Smith, Wrestling
NCAA Individual Regional Qualifiers Amy Cashin, Outdoor Track & Field Jillian Forsey, Outdoor Track & Field Brianna Kerekes, Outdoor Track & Field Shamoya McNeil, Outdoor Track & Field Millie Paladino, Outdoor Track & Field Savanna Plombon, Outdoor Track & Field Hannah Stone, Outdoor Track & Field Megan Yuan, Outdoor Track & Field
NCAA Championship Awards Ginny Thrasher, Rifle, Top Performer
All-Americans First Team Michael Bamsey, Rifle, NRA Smallbore Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA All-America Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle Meelis Kiisk, Rifle, CRCA, NRA Smallbore Nick Kwiatkoski, Football, ProFootballFocus All-America Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA All-America Jean-Pierre Lucas, Rifle, NRA Smallbore Garrett Spurgeon, Rifle, CRCA NRA Air Rifle, NRA Smallbore Patrick Sunderman, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle Ginny Thrasher, Rifle, CRCA, NRA Air Rifle Second Team Michael Bamsey, Rifle, CRCA Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer, Senior CLASS Award Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, Senior CLASS Award Meelis Kiisk, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle Kirah Koshinski, Gymnastics, NACGC/W Regular Season (Vault) Jamie Merriam, Men’s Soccer, Senior CLASS Award Patrick Sunderman, Rifle, CRCA, NRA Smallbore Ginny Thrasher, Rifle, NRA Smallbore Third Team Karl Joseph, Football, CBS Sports Jean-Pierre Lucas, Rifle, CRCA Freshman Darius Hill, Baseball, Louisville Slugger, National Collegiate Baseball Writers Baseball America Ivan Vera, Baseball, Baseball All-America
Honorable Mention Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, CRCA, NRA Smallbore Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, Associated Press, Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Jean-Pierre Lucas, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle Karl Joseph, Football, SI.com All-American
All-Conference First Team Michaela Abam, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Michael Bamsey, Rifle, All-GARC Smallbore Maggie Bedillion, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Danique Bryan, Track & Field, Outdoor All-Big 12 long jump Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Nate Carr, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 400 IM Amy Cashin, Track & Field, Indoor All-Big 12 mile run, Outdoor All-Big 12 3,000-meter steeplechase WVUWrestling
Chad Donato, Baseball, All-Big 12 Sara Finfrock, Track & Field, Outdoor All-Big 12 pole vault Jillian Forsey, Track & Field, Indoor All-Big 12 5,000-meter run, Outdoor All-Big 12 5,000-meter run Aidan Fumagalli, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 200 breaststroke Jaimee Gillmore, Women’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 100 freestyle Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, All-GARC Air Rifle Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, All-Big 12 (unanimous selection) Meelis Kiisk, Rifle, All-GARC Combined Score, All-GARC Smallbore Nick Kwiatkoski, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12; ESPN.com All-Big 12, Phil Steele All-Big 12 Kirah Koshinski, Gymnastics, All-Big 12 Vault Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Andrew Marsh, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 100 freestyle Shamoya McNeil, Track & Field, Indoor All-Big 12 triple jump Outdoor All-Big 12 triple jump Alex Obendorf, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 Platform Tyler Orlosky, Football, ESPN.com All-Big 12 Nick O’Toole, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12; ESPN.com All-Big 12, Phil Steele All-Big 12, Associated Press All-Big 12 Millie Paladino, Track & Field, Indoor All-Big 12 3,000-meter run, Outdoor All-Big 12 1,500-meter run Faith Penny, Track & Field, Indoor All-Big 12 high jump, Outdoor All-Big 12 high jump Michael Proietto, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 1-meter and platform Emma Skelley, Women’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 1,650 freestyle Max Spencer, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 100 breaststroke, All-Big 12 200 breaststroke Garrett Spurgeon, Rifle, All-GARC Air Rifle, All-GARC Combined Score, All-GARC Smallbore Patrick Sunderman, Rifle, All-GARC Air Rifle Hannah Stone, Track & Field, Indoor All-Big 12 high jump, Outdoor All-Big 12 high jump Ginny Thrasher, Rifle, All-GARC Air Rifle, All-GARC Combined Score Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Rebecca Wendt, Track & Field, Indoor All-Big 12 1,000-meter run Daryl Worley, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12; Phil Steele All-Big 12, ESPN.com All-Big 12 Second Team Will Anti, Rifle, All-GARC Smallbore Michael Bamsey, Rifle, All-GARC Combined Score Ryan Cain, Men’s Soccer, All-MAC Nate Carr, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 200 IM, All-Big 12 200 backstroke Jackson Cramer, Baseball, All-Big 12 KJ Dillon, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Merwane ElMerini - Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 50 freestyle, All-Big 12 100 backstroke Aidan Fumagalli, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 100 breaststroke Taylor Gill, Women’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 400 IM Jaimee Gillmore, Women’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 50 freestyle, All-Big 12 100 butterfly Ross Glegg, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 500 freestyle Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, All-GARC Combined Score Emma Harris, Women’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 200 breaststroke Jay Hickey, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 100 backstroke, All-Big 12 200 backstroke Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Darius Hill, Baseball, All-Big 12 Jake Iotte, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 100 breaststroke, All-Big 12 200 breaststroke Meelis Kiisk, Rifle, All-GARC Air Rifle James Koval, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 1,650 freestyle Nick Kwiatkoski, Football, Associated Press All-Big 12 Andrew Marsh, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 100 butterfly Logan McHenry, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 3-meter, All-Big 12 platform Chris McMahon, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 500 freestyle Lanay Montgomery, Women’s Basketball, All-Big 12 Noble Nwachukwu, Associated Press All-Big 12 Alex Obendorf, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 1 meter Jaysean Paige, Men’s Basketball, Associated Press All-Big 12, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Jean-Pierre Lucas, Rifle, All-GARC Air Rifle, All-GARC Combined Score, All-GARC Smallbore Joey Piatczyc, Men’s Soccer, All-MAC Carla Portillo, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Michael Prioetto, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 3-meter Tyler Orlosky, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Kyle Rose, Football, Associated Press All-Big 12 Bianca St. Georges, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Lindsay Schmidt, Women’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 3-meter Emma Skelley, Women’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 500 freestyle Wendell Smallwood, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12, Phil Steele All-Big 12, Associated Press All-Big 12
Austin Smith, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 platform Hannah Steadman, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Patrick Sunderman, Rifle, All-GARC Smallbore; All-GARC Combined Score Ginny Thrasher, Rifle, All-GARC Smallbore Chase Williams, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 200 butterfly Devin Williams, Men’s Basketball, Associated Press All-Big 12, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Daryl Worley, Football, Associated Press All-Big 12 Third Team KJ Dillon, Football, Phil Steele All-Big 12 Tyler Orlosky, Football, Phil Steele All-Big 12
Honorable Mention Will Anti, Rifle, All-GARC Combined Score Michael Bamsey, Rifle, All-GARC Air Rifle Jared Barber, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Kyle Davis, Baseball, All-Big 12 Jimmy Galusky, Baseball, All-Big 12 Shelton Gibson, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, All-GARC Smallbore Michael Grove, Baseball, All-Big 12 Karl Joseph, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Josh Lambert, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Noble Nwachkwu, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Arielle Roberson, Women’s Basketball, All-Big 12 Blake Smith, Baseball, All-Big 12 Ivan Vera, Baseball, All-Big 12 Elijah Wellman, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12
Specialty, All-Newcomer/Freshman Teams Jevon Carter, Men’s Basketball, Coaches’ Big 12 All-Defensive Sh’Nia Gordon, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Freshman Darius Hill, Baseball, All-Big 12 Freshman Tynice Martin, Women’s Basketball, All-Big 12 Freshman Lanay Montgomery, Women’s Basketball, Big 12 All-Defensive Bianca St. Georges, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Freshman Ivan Vera, Baseball, All-Big 12 Freshman
Conference All-Tournament Teams Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Kyle Davis, Baseball, Big 12 Conner Dotson, Baseball, Big 12 Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 KC Huth, Baseball, Big 12 Kirah Koshinski, Gymnastics, Big 12 Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Ross Vance, Baseball, Big 12 Devin Williams, Men’s Basketball, Big 12
Conference Major Awards Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Kirah Koshinski, Gymnastics, Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Nathan Howells, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year Tynice Martin, Women’s Basketball, Big 12 Freshman of the Year Jaysean Paige, Men’s Basketball, Big 12 Sixth Man Award Garrett Spurgeon, Rifle, GARC Senior of the Year, GARC Shooter of the Year Bianca St. Georges, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Co-Freshman of the Year Ginny Thrasher, Rifle, GARC Rookie of the Year
National Awards and Recognition Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Finalist, 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Best Young Player Award, BMO Canadian Female Player of the Year, Soccer Net News Women’s College Boot Award, Collegiate Women’s Sports Awards Honda Sport Award nominee, CONCACAF Female Player of the Year Award nominee, CONCACAF Female Best XI Defender Award nominee, TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI First Team Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, Senior CLASS Award finalist Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer, Senior CLASS Award finalist Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer, Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Semifinalis, CONCACAF Female Best XI Midfielder Award nominee, TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI Second Team Jaysean Paige, Men’s Basketball, Reese’s NABC Division I All-Stars Tynice Martin, Women’s Basketball, USBWA National Freshman of the Year finalist Jamie Merriam, Men’s Soccer, Senior CLASS Award finalist Devin Williams, Men’s Basketball, Allstate NABC Good Works Team nominee
Regional Awards Alan Cooke, Golf, 97th West Virginia Amateur Champion Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA All-Central Region First Team Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA All-Central Region Second Team Darius Hill, Baseball, ABCA/Rawlings East All-Region First Team
Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, WBCA All-Region 3 Team Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA All-Central Region First Team Jaysean Paige, Men’s Basketball, USBWA All-District II Team Jon Ransone, Golf, U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier Hannah Stedman, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA All-Central Region Third Team Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA All-Central Region First Team Devin Williams, Men’s Basketball, USBWA All-District II Team
Academic All-Conference First Team Darren Arndt, Football Aria Asselta, Rowing Hailey Barrett, Women’s Tennis Maggie Bedillion, Women’s Soccer Robyn Bernard, Gymnastics Madeline Bolin, Women’s Swimming & Diving Brandon Boone, Baseball Mackenzie Braden, Women’s Swimming & Diving Megan Brophy, Rowing Alisha Brownfield, Rowing Jevon Carter, Men’s Basketball Amy Cashin, Cross Country, Track & Field Lyn Yuen Choo, Women’s Tennis Allie Coates, Rowing Shaun Corso, Baseball Amelie Currat, Women’s Swimming & Diving Emily Deming, Rowing John DePalma, Football Alyssa Diehl, Cross Country Maggie Drazba, Cross Country Leah Emaus, Women’s Soccer Morgan Emter, Women’s Swimming & Diving Rachel Faulds, Cross Country Kelsey Frantz, Women’s Swimming & Diving Aidan Fumagalli, Men’s Swimming & Diving Gianna Gotterba, Volleyball Jordan Gillette, Gymnastics Jamiee Gillmore, Women’s Swimming & Diving Ross Glegg, Men’s Swimming & Diving Ray Guerrini, Baseball Brynn Harshbarger, Cross Country Susannah Hartlove, Rowing Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer Elizabeth Hooper, Rowing Nathan Howells, Men’s Swimming & Diving Melissa Idell, Gymnastics, Jake Iotte, Men’s Swimming & Diving Elizabeth Kantak, Rowing Brianna Kerekes, Cross Country, Track & Field James Koval, Men’s Swimming & Diving Corinne Kule, Cross Country Jaida Lawrence, Gymnastics Carolina Lewis, Women’s Tennis Andrew Marsh, Men’s Swimming & Diving Celia Martinez De La Torree, Women’s Swimming & Diving Shamoya McNeil, Track & Field Joe Miller, Men’s Swimming & Diving Daxter Miles, Men’s Basketball Morgan Montgomery, Volleyball Louisa Morgan, Rowing Kaja Mrgole, Women’s Tennis Katie Murto, Women’s Swimming & Diving Tyler Orlosky, Football Millie Paladino, Cross Country Savanna Plombon, Cross Country, Track & Field Abbigail Rees, Rowing Lindsay Schmidt, Women’s Swimming & Diving Sydney Scott, Cross Country, Track & Field Habiba Shaker, Women’s Tennis Khairi Shariff, Football Hannah Shereve, Volleyball Jackson Sigman, Baseball Emma Skelley, Women’s Swimming & Diving Maxwell Spencer, Men’s Swimming & Diving Jacqueline Spiropoulos, Rowing Hannah Stone, Track & Field Paige Szabat, Cross Country Ross Vance, Baseball Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer Bria Welker, Track & Field Rebecca Wendt, Track & Field Kelly Williams, Cross Country Track & Field Chris Williams, Golf Loren Williams, Women’s Swimming & Diving Second Team Nathan Adrian, Men’s Basketball Amanda Bowman, Gymnastics Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer
Alan Cooke, Golf Jackson Cramer, Baseball Frank Csonka, Men’s Swimming & Diving Kyle Davis, Baseball Sara Finfrock, Track & Field, Philomena Fiorenzi, Women’s Swimming & Diving Madelin Gardner, Track & Field Alexa Goldberg, Gymnastics Austin Green, Men’s Swimming & Diving Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball Skyler Howard, Football Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer Grant Lingafelter, Football Emma Luigard, Women’s Swimming & Diving Yvon Martinez, Women’s Tennis Zeke Moisey, Wrestling Zaakira Muhammad, Gymnastics Chris Nelson, Wrestling Nick O’Toole, Football Andrew Riebel, Men’s Swimming & Diving Bubba Scheffel, Wrestling Mason Short, Golf Devin Williams, Men’s Basketball
All-Big 12 Rookie Team Cole Austin, Baseball Jacob Brewer, Baseball Tanner Campbell, Baseball Michael Grove, Baseball Endy Morales, Baseball Alexis Brewer, Women’s Basketball Katrina Pardee, Women’s Basketball Yassemeen Sa’Dullah, Women’s Basketball Lauren Saiki, Women’s Basketball Olivia Seggie, Women’s Basketball Anna French, Cross Country Olivia Hill, Cross Country Tristan Nicholls, Golf Carly Galpin, Gymnastics Kirah Koshinski, Gymnastics Jaquie Tun, Gymnastics Tiara Wright, Gymnastics Madison Hrynda, Rowing Carly Ledbetter, Rowing Hannah Abraham, Women’s Soccer Laurel Carpenter, Women’s Soccer Patricia Fernandez, Women’s Soccer Vanessa Flores, Women’s Soccer Sh’Nia Gordon, Women’s Soccer Easther Mayi Kith, Women’s Soccer Amanda Saymon, Women’s Soccer Bianca St. Georges, Women’s Soccer Georgia Baldus, Women’s Swimming & Diving Marah Bieger, Women’s Swimming & Diving Emmott Blitch, Men’s Swimming & Diving Julia Calcut, Women’s Swimming & Diving Emilie Chambers, Women’s Swimming & Diving Drew Damich, Men’s Swimming & Diving Fernando Duenas, Men’s Swimming & Diving Lexi Glassmire, Women’s Swimming & Diving Sam Hall, Women’s Swimming & Diving Emma Harris, Women’s Swimming & Diving Adam Poe, Men’s Swimming & Diving Jake Preaskorn, Men’s Swimming & Diving Mary Smith, Women’s Swimming & Diving Jake Williams, Men’s Swimming & Diving Madelyn Woods, Women’s Swimming & Diving Paula Goetz, Tennis Abigail Roisello, Tennis Kirsten White, Tennis Danique Bryan, Track & Field Jordan Hess, Track & Field Chaqieta Robinson, Track & Field Connor Flynn, Wrestling
All-Big 12 Academic At-Large Team First Team Jad Arslan, Men’s Soccer Michael Bamsey, Rifle Ivo Cabral, Men’s Soccer Mike Desiderio, Men’s Soccer Jack Elliott, Men’s Soccer Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle Meelis Kiisk, Rifle Zak Leedom, Men’s Soccer Patrick Sunderman, Rifle Second Team Felix Angerer, Men’s Soccer Jamie Merriam, Men’s Soccer Jean-Pierre Lucas, Rifle Garrett Spurgeon, Rifle
Academic Momentum Award by the Scholar Baller Taylor Gill, Women’s Swimming & Diving, First Team
Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer, Third Team Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer, Second Team
Cactus Bowl MVPs
Carly Black, Women’s Soccer Amy Cashin, Track & Field/Cross Country Jack Elliott, Men’s Soccer Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, At-Large Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer Nathan Howells, Men’s Swimming, At-Large Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer Kelly Williams, Track & Field/Cross Country
Meelis Kiisk Jean-Pierre Lucas Garrett Spurgeon
Patrick Sunderman Ginny Thrasher
Madison James Louisa Morgan Jacqueline Spiropoulos
College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team Award West Virginia Women’s Swimming & Diving Team
College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team Emmott Blitch, Honorable Mention Julia Calcut, Honorable Mention Amelie Currat, Honorable Mention Aidan Fumagalli, Honorable Mention Jaimee Gillmore, Honorable Mention Andrew Marsh, First Team Lindsay Schmidt, Honorable Mention Madelyn Woods, Honorable Mention
Mid-American Conference Distinguished Scholar Athletes Jack Elliott
NACGC/W Scholastic All-Americans
Curtis Jones Jr. Award Ed Pastilong Award
College Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) National Scholar-Athletes
Lia Salzano Erica Smith Maci Sump
Skyler Howard, Football, Offensive MVP Terrell Chestnut
College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) Scholastic All-America Team
Dayah Haley Jaida Lawrence Mackenzie Myers
NSCAA Scholar All-America NSCAA Scholar All-East Region
CoSIDA Academic All-District II
Alisha Brownfield Emily Deming Elizabeth Hooper
Women’s Soccer Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer, Third Team
Haydon Bennett, Men’s Soccer Ivo Cabral, Men’s Soccer Mike Desiderio, Men’s Soccer Jack Elliott, Men’s Soccer Zak Leedom, Men’s Soccer Louis Thomas, Men’s Soccer
Will Anti Michael Bamsey Elizabeth Gratz
NSCAA Team Academic Award
Carly Black, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award John DePalma, Football, National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society Allie Diehl, Track & Field/Cross Country, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award Maggie Drazba, Track & Field/Cross Country, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award Taylor Gill, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Academic Momentum Award First Team Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, WVU GARC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Peyton Hampson, Track & Field/Cross Country, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, 2016 Order of Augusta, WVU Foundation Outstanding Scholar Big 12 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship Brianna Kerekes, Track & Field/Cross Country, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award Corinne Kule, Track & Field/Cross Country, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award Katie Murto, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, Big 12 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship Sydney Scott, Track & Field/Cross Country, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award Hannah Shreve, Volleyball, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, WVU Foundation Outstanding Senior Kelly Williams, Women’s Track & Field, Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Big 12 Athlete of the Year Nominees Kadeisha Buchanan, Football Tyler Orlosky, Football
Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year Nominees Avery Schneider, Men’s Golf Hannah Shreve, Volleyball
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SAMMIEH anson HEAD COACH
Third Season / Missouri, 1995
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. In addition to coaching a true-freshman to a runner-up finish at NCAAs as well as All-America honors, Henson has produced six NCAA national qualifiers in his first two seasons. 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, helping Henson earn Amatuer Wrestling News Rookie Coach of the Year accolades. In 2016, Henson guided a pair of in-state natives to the NCAA Championship. Jacob A. Smith of Charleston and Dylan Cotrell of Morgantown spent the season inside the nation’s top-20 of their respective weights. The duo, along wtih Bubba Scheffel, qualified for the 2016 NCAA Championships at Madison Square Garden. In addition, the Mountaineers knocked off nationally ranked rival Pitt for the second straight year and picked up a win over Edinboro to cap the regular season. 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 All-American 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 top-five 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 All-Americans, 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 Clemsonâ€™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.
DANNYFelix ASSISTANT COACH
12th Season / Arizona State, 1998
Danny Felix enters his eighth season as an assistant coach for West Virginia University wrestling staff in 2016-17 and is in his 12th season overall in Morgantown after joining the Mountaineers in 2005 as a volunteer assistant. Felix’s specialty is with the lighter weight classes. Felix has been a great asset to the resurgence of the program under head coach Sammie Henson, helping produce six NCAA qualifiers and an All-American.
Felix was an integral part of Zeke Moisey’s NCAA campaign, first serving as the coach who recruited the future AllAmerican out of high school. Felix was mat-side 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 Unive 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 ASSISTANT COACH
3rd Season / Missouri, 2010
Two-time AllAmerican Nick Marable came to Morgantown in the summer of 2014 has helped coach Sammie Henson bring the program to new heights in his three seasons with the program. He is an integral part of the recruiting process and specializes in coaching the upper weight classes. Marable helped in getting one of the top recruiting classes in the nation in 2015. He has also assisted in producing six NCAA qualifiers and an All-American in his tenure with the Mountaineers. With Marable’s guidance, Jacob A. Smith and Dylan Cottrell spent the season nationally ranked at 197 and 157 pounds, respectively. Cottrell finished third at the 2016 Big 12 Championship at 157, while Bubba Scheffel also earned a third-place finish at 184 pounds. Smith, Cottrell and Scheffel all qualified for the 2016 NCAA Championships at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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 top25 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 at-large 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 TheMat.com’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.
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2017 ROSTER Name
Montgomery High School
John Glenn HS/Nassau CC
State College, Pa.
State College High School
Christian Monserrat 5-10
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Hometown Kingsport, Tenn. Export, Pa.
Tuttle, Okla. Hanover, Va.
High School/Previous Dobyns-Bennett High School Franklin Regional Chestnut Ridge
North Marion Tuttle Hanover Abingdon George Washington Highland University High
Jacob A. Smith
High School/Previous South Hagerstown Neosho
Jane Lew, W.Va.
Platte City, Mo.
Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Jake S. Smith
Army & Navy HS George Washington/CSU Newark Memorial/App. State Walsh Jesuit High Piedmont/Missouri
COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Sammie Henson (Third Season, Missouri ‘95) Assistant Coach: Danny Felix (Seventh Season, Arizona State, ‘98) Assistant Coach: Nick Marable (Third Seasson, Missouri ‘10) Volunteer Assistant: Chris Nelson (First Season, West Virginia ‘16) Strength & Conditioning Coach: Tanner Kolb Athletic Trainer: Erin Asbury Team Dietitian: Nettie Freshour
165 | SPENCER, W.VA. ROANE COUNTY (APP. STATE)
2015-16 (Jr.) ■■ 2016 NCAA Qualifier in his first season at West Virginia ■■ 2016 WVU Most Outstanding Wrestler ■■ Took third at 157 pounds at the Big 12 Championship to earn his bid to NCAAs ■■ Nationally ranked in the top-20 at 157 ■■ Big 12 Wrestler of the Week (Feb. 23) ■■ Posted a 30-9 mark with 10 major decisions, two tech. falls and three falls ■■ Took second place at the Joe Parisi Open (Nov. 21) ■■ Placed third at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 5) ■■ Upset No. 15 Austin Matthews to help WVU to its first win over Edinboro since 2012 ■■ Went 3-1, winning three in a row, to take third place with a 6-0 decision over Eleazar De Luca of Northern Colorado ■■ Posted a 3-2 mark at NCAAs to advance to the blood round ■■ Won a 9-1 major decision over VMI’s Neal Richards in his first wrestleback ■■ Defeated Richie Lewis of Rutgers in a 4-0 decision before upsetting No. 15 seed Markus Scheidel of Columbia in an 8-3 decision 2014-15 (So.) – at West Virginia ■■ Transferred to WVU from Appalachian State in January ■■ Sat out second semester due to NCAA transfer rules 2013-14 (r-Fr.) – at Appalachian State ■■ NCAA Qualifier at 149 pounds ■■ Southern Conference Freshman of the Year ■■ SoCon Champion at 149
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Went 26-3 overall Won the Roadrunner Open Placed third at the Keystone Classic Ranked No. 10 in the nation at 149
2012-13 (Fr.) – at Appalachian State ■■ 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 Personal ■■ Son of Debbie and Tim Cottrell ■■ One sister, Morgan ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
De Angelo SENIOR
141 | MEBANE, N.C SOUTHERN ALAMANCE (MISSOURI)
2015-16 (Jr). ■■ Joined the WVU lineup as the starter at 141 pounds after sitting out the 2014-15 season ■■ Went 18-22 with two falls, four tech. falls and two major decisions ■■ Placed seventh at Southern Scuffle with an 8-5 decision over Penn State’s Kade Moss (Jan. 2) ■■ Finished fifth at the 2016 Big 12 Championship (March 6) ■■ WVU Student-Athlete of the Week (Dec. 14) ■■ Pinned Campbell’s Zack Barker in 6:44 at the Mountaineer Quad (Nov. 8) ■■ Defeated Big 12 foe Dante Rodriguez of Iowa State, 2-1, at Cliff Keen (Dec. 5) ■■ Used a reversal to top All-American Dan Neff of Lock Haven in a tiebreaker (Dec. 12) ■■ Helped WVU defeat No. 17 Pitt with a 10-7 decision vs. Nick Zanetta ■■ Won a 5-4 decision over Edinboro’s Tyler Vath to help the Mountaineers defeat the Fighting Scots for the first time since 2012 2013-14 (r-Fr.) - Missouri ■■ 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
2012-13 (Fr.) - Missouri ■■ 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
149 | NORTHPORT, N.Y. JOHN GLENN (NASSAU CC)
2015-16 (Jr.) ■■ Saw action in five tournaments and one dual ■■ Went 11-8 with two falls and two major decisions at 149 pounds ■■ Won by fall over Clarion’s Sean Caruso at the Mat-Town Open (Nov. 22) ■■ Also pinned Army’s Javier Rodriguez at the Southern Scuffle (Dec. 1) ■■ Dropped a 5-4 decision to NC State’s Beau Donahue in his lone dual match start of the season (Jan. 31) 2014-15 (So.) ■■ 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)
2012-13 (Fr.) - Nassau Community College ■■ NJCAA National title at 141 pounds in 2013 ■■ Went 25-4 on the season ■■ Posted a 4-0 record at the national tournament High School ■■ 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 Personal ■■ Son of Thomas and Deborah Dekrone ■■ Has one sister, Cassie ■■ Physical Therapy major ■■ Born September 17
149 | CLIFTON, VA. NEWARK MEMORIAL (APP. STATE)
2015-16 (Jr.) ■■ Went 7-10 at 149 pounds with six dual match starts ■■ Had a pair of pins and a major decision ■■ Won a 3-2 decision over Central Oklahoma’s Spencer Rutherford at the Joe Parisi Open (Nov. 21) ■■ Also pinned Missouri Valley’s Sean Dulom in 3:39 at the event ■■ Won by fall vs. Cleveland State’s Sam Matzek in 2:43 at the Edinboro Open (Feb. 6) ■■ Defeated Pitt’s Riley Barth in a 10-0 major decision at the Edinboro Open 2014-15 (So.) ■■ 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
2013-14 (r-Fr.) ■■ Did not compete 2012-13 (Fr.) - Appalachian State ■■ Won the Wolfpack Open ■■ Took first at the King College Open High School ■■ 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
133 | STREETSBORO, OHIO WALSH JESUIT
2015-16 (Jr.) ■■ Went 6-12 at 133 pounds ■■ Made 13 dual match starts ■■ Defeated Drexel’s Franco Ferraina, 7-4, at the Mountaineer Quad (Nov. 8) ■■ Went 3-2 with a major decision over Purdue’s Luke Schroeder, 6-4, for fourth place at the Joe Parisi Open (Nov. 21) ■■ Defeated Clarion’s Roshaun Cooley in a 7-4 decision (Feb. 19) 2014-15 (r-So.) ■■ 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 2013-14 (r-Fr.) ■■ 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
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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
2012-13 (Fr.) ■■ 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
HWT | KINGSPORT, TENN. DOBYINS-BENNETT
2015-16 (So.) ■■ Competed unattached at the Nittany Lion open (Dec. 6) ■■ Posted a 2-3 mark, pinning Army Prep’s Jeremiah Imonode 2014-15 (r-Fr.) ■■ 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) 2013-14 (Fr.) ■■ Redshirted
High School ■■ Graduated from Dobyns-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 Personal ■■ 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
149 | MONTGOMERY, N.J. MONTGOMERY
2015-16 (So.) ■■ Winner of the 2016 Coaches’ Award ■■ Competed at the Joe Parisi Open and Nittany Lion Open ■■ Won a 17-4 MD over Trent Rob of Bethany at the Joe Parisi Open (Nov. 21) ■■ Topped Virginia Tech’s Mattheos Lozier in a 9-7 decision at the Nittany Lion Open (Dec. 6) 2014-15 (r-Fr.) ■■ 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)
2013-14 (Fr.) ■■ Redshirted High School ■■ 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
157 | ABINGDON, VA. ABINGDON 2015-16 (So.) ■■ Competed at a pair of tournaments ■■ Posted a 22-10 major decision against Jeff Held of Lindenwood at the Joe Parisi Open (Nov. 21) ■■ Finished with a 1-4 record 2013-14 (Fr.) ■■ 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).
High School ■■ 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 Personal ■■ Son of Richard and Rea Jenkins ■■ One brother, Braden, and two sisters, Haley and Elizabeth ■■ Finance major ■■ Birthday is September 20
125 | NORTHAMPTON, PA. BETHLEHEM CATHOLIC
2015-16 (Jr.) ■■ Spent the season nationally ranked at 125 pounds ■■ Posted a 26-11 mark on the year ■■ Qualified for the 2016 NCAA Championships, but was forced to withdraw due to injury ■■ Faced Nathan Tomasello at the 2015 NWCA All-Star Classic to start the season ■■ Had four falls, three major decisions and a pair of tech falls ■■ Went 3-0 at the Mountaineer Quad, including a 16-4 major decision over Campbell’s Tyler Walker (Nov. 8) ■■ Defeated No. 11 Conor Youtsey of Michigan in a 6-4 decision at the Journeymen Northeast Duals (Nov. 15) ■■ Was the runner-up at the 2015 Joe Parisi Open (Nov. 21), going 4-1 ■■ Went 4-2 with a pin of Western Wyoming’s Cole Verner (0:53) and a tech. fall of Columbia’s Vince Pallone, 20-4, at the 2015 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Classic (Dec. 5) ■■ Defeated No. 15 Drew Templeman of Wyoming in a 5-2 decision, No. 19 Dalton Macri of Cornell in a 3-1 decision and high school teammate No. 13 Darien Cruz of Lehigh in a 6-4 decision on his way
to a third-place finish at the 2016 Southern Scuffle (Jan. 2) Won a 3-1 decision in sudden victory against No. 20 Connor Schram vs. Stanford (Jan. 23) ■■ Topped No. 24 Sean Fausz in a 7-2 decision against N.C. State (Jan. 31) ■■ Defeated No. 26 LJ Bentley, 3-2, to help WVU upset rival No. 18 Pitt (Feb. 7) ■■ Won a 4-1 decision over South Dakota State’s Ben Gillette (Feb. 12) ■■ Suffered a season-ending injury against Iowa State (Feb. 14) ■■
2014-15 (Fr.) ■■ 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 ■■
High School ■■ 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 ■■ Son of Scott and Kelly Moisey ■■ Has two brothers ■■ Born August 14 ■■ Chose WVU over Arizona State
165 | STATE COLLEGE, PA. STATE COLLEGE AREA
2015-16 (So.) ■■ Competed in four tournaments at 149 pounds ■■ Complied a 3-8 record ■■ Won a 6-0 decision over Austin Culton of Northern Illinois at the Joe Parisi Open (Nov. 21) ■■ Posted a 6-3 win vs. Andrew Maurielleo of Drexel at the Nittany Lion Open (12/6) 2014-15 (r-Fr.) ■■ 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)
2013-14 (Fr.) ■■ Redshirted the season High School ■■ Attended State College High School ■■ Wrestled for Coach Chad Dubin ■■ Was a Pennsylvania Regional Qualifier ■■ Qualified for MAWA National Personal ■■ Son of Ron Millward and Sarah Nolten ■■ Member of West Virginia University ROTC ■■ Birthday is April 11 ■■ Majoring in Business ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll ■■ Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
197 | CHARLESTON, W.VA. GEORGE WASHINGTON (CLEVELAND STATE)
2015-16 (Jr.) ■■ Received a medical hardship waiver for 2013-14 following the season ■■ Posted a 30-10 mark at 197 pounds ■■ 2016 NCAA Qualifier ■■ Ranked as high as No. 7 in the nation ■■ Entered the 2016 Big 12 Championship as the No. 1 seed; was the No. 13 seed at the 2016 NCAA Championships ■■ Posted five falls and a pair of major decisions ■■ Went 3-0 at the Mountaineer Quad, including a pin of Josh Dasilveira (6:38) to lead WVU past Arizona State (Nov. 8) ■■ Posted wins vs. Oregon State (vs. Cory Crawford, 4-2 Dec.) and Buffalo (vs. James Benjamin, 9-8 Dec.) at the Journeymen Northeast Duals (Nov. 15) ■■ Went 4-1 with a pin of OSU’s Andrew Marsden (4:54) and a 3-1 decision vs. the Cowboys’ Preston Weigel to take second at the Joe Parisi Open (Nov. 21) ■■ Posted a 5-2 mark for fourth place at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Open (Dec. 5), including a 2-0 decision over Virginia Tech’s Jared Haught ■■ Went 4-2 to take fourth place at the Southern Scuffle (Jan. 2), pinning Virginia’s Zach Nye (8:30), OSU’s Preston Weigel (6:36) and Gardner-Webb’s Gray Jones (2:49) ■■ Defeated Oklahoma State’s Preston Weigel, 4-2, in sudden victory (Jan. 15) ■■ Took a 13-4 major decision over Brad Johnson vs. Oklahoma (Jan. 17) ■■ Won a 2-0 decision over No. 25 Nick Bonaccorsi to help WVU upset No. 18 Pitt (Feb. 7) ■■ Topped No. 14 Nate Rotert in a 5-3 decision vs. South Dakota (Feb. 12) ■■ Won a 9-2 decision vs. Marcus Harrington of Iowa State (Feb. 14) ■■ Went 2-3 at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Posted a 1-3 mark at NCAAs, defeating Cornell’s Owen Scott, 3-2 2014-15 (So.) ■■ 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) ■■
2013-14 (Fr.) - Cleveland State ■■ Went 1-6 with a major decision as a true freshman. High School ■■ 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
184 | MARSHVILLE, N.C. PIEDMONT (MISSOURI)
2015-16 (Jr.) ■■ Went 8-4 as the starter at 174 pounds ■■ Was 5-1 in dual matches before suffering a season-ending injury in December ■■ Recorded a trio of major decisions over Drexel’s Nicholas Elmer (9-1), Campbell’s Matt Olauson (12-4) and Arizona State’s Preston McCalm (11-2) at the Mountaineer Quad (Nov. 8) ■■ Won a 9-7 decision over No. 19 Davonte Mahomes of Michigan and defeated Muhamed McBryde in a 7-5 decision at the Northeast Duals (No. 15) ■■ Went 3-3 to finish sixth at the Joe Parisi Open (Nov. 21)
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. ■■
2014-15 (r-Fr.) ■■ 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
High School ■■ 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 AllConference selection.
2013-14 (Fr.) - Missouri ■■ 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.
Personal ■■ Full name is Weston Parker Von Egidy ■■ Parents are Wesley and Cheryle Von Egidy ■■ Birthday is March 29 ■■ Has one brother, Cory.
SO. | 149 | METHUEN, MASS. METHUEN
SO. | 5-5 | 133 | OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. PUTNAM CITY
2015-16 (r-Fr.) ■■ Competed at five tournaments at 141 pounds ■■ Finished the season with a 14-8 record ■■ Went 4-2 a pin of Darren Trujillo (Missouri Valley) and a tech. fall of Dakota Clark (Club Blue) at the Joe Parisi Open (Nov. 21) ■■ Also posted a 4-2 mark at the Nittany Lion Open (Dec. 6) ■■ Defeated Zehlin Storr of Michigan in a 10-19 major decision at the Southern Scuffle (Jan. 1) ■■ Went 4-2 with a tech. fall of Zach Gwinn (Alderson-Broaddus) and an 8-0 major decision over Navy’s John Keyon at the Edinboro Open (Feb. 6)
2015-16 (Fr.) ■■ Went 20-13 at 133 pounds, taking over as the starter in December ■■ Recorded four falls, five major decisions and a pair of tech. falls ■■ Took sixth at the 2016 Big 12 Championship at 133 ■■ Defeated No. 6 Rossi Bruno of Michigan in a 12-9 decision in his first official collegiate match after having his redshirt pulled at Cliff Keen (Dec. 4) ■■ Also won a 15-4 major decision over CSU Bakersfield’s Carlos Herrera at Cliff Keen ■■ Downed Andrew Clayton of the Citadel in a 9-1 major decision at the Southern Scuffle (Jan. 1) ■■ Won an 18-3 tech. fall over Arizona State’s Tyree Owens (Jan. 23) ■■ Defeated Brian Rossi of Stanford in a 5-3 decision (Jan. 23) ■■ Went 5-3 for sixth place at the 2016 Big 12 Championship ■■ Pinned North Dakota State’s Nicolas Colunga in 3:53 and registered a 12-3 major decision over Wyoming’s Drake Foster at Big 12s
2014-15 (Fr.- Redshirted) ■■ 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
Prep ■■ 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 Personal ■■ 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
SO. | 141 | WATERFORD, PA. GENERAL MCLANE
SO. | 149 | OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA.
2015-16 (Fr.) ■■ Had his redshirt pulled in December ■■ Went 14-16, taking over as the starter at 149 pounds ■■ Posted a trio of major decisions and a tech. fall ■■ Won a 12-4 major decision vs. Cody Wheeler of Lock Haven in his first dual match start (Dec. 12) ■■ Topped Tommy Pawelski of Stanford in a 10-5 decision (Jan. 23) ■■ Defeated Pitt’s Robert Lee in a 6-1 decision (Feb. 7) ■■ Won a 13-11 decision against Blayne Briceno at Iowa State (Feb. 14) ■■ Defeated Clarion’s Brodie Zacherl on nearfall points for a 7-1 decision in sudden victory (Feb. 19) Prep ■■ 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
2015-16 (r-Fr.) ■■ Went 8-5 on the season at 133 pounds ■■ Competed in the Joe Parisi Open (Nov. 21) and the Edinboro Open (Feb. 6) ■■ Tech. falled Bethany’s Ty Kolterman, 15-0, in the second period at Joe Parisi ■■ Also won a 15-3 major decision over Lindenwood’s Hunter Haralson ■■ Defeated Cleveland State’s Evan Cheek in an 11-2 major decision at the Edinboro Open ■■
Won a 5-0 decision over North Carolina’s Sonny Simonetti
2014-15 (Fr.) ■■ 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 wrestled at WVU while Becca runs cross country at Mercyhurst ■■ Born October 6 ■■ Major is Geology
125 | FAIRMONT, W.VA. NORTH MARION
125 | EXPORT, PA. FRANKLIN REGIONAL
2015-16 (r-Fr.) ■■ Competed in four tournaments and a pair of duals at 125 pounds ■■ Compiled a 6-9 record with three major decisions ■■ Posted a pair of major decisions at the Nittany Lion Open (Dec. 6), defeating Lock Haven’s Derek Gulotta, 10-1, and Bucknell’s Mike Macklin, 15-2 ■■ Defeated Penn State’s Kenny Yanovich in a 10-4 decision at the Southern Scuffle (Jan. 1) ■■ Made his first career dual start on Feb. 19 vs. Clarion, wining a 10-4 decision over Patrick Dewitt
2015-16 (Fr.) ■■ Redshirted his first season in Morgantown ■■ Competed unattached at the Clarion Open, Hokie Open, Mat-Town Open and Nittany Lion Open. ■■ Posted a 10-9 mark at 125 pounds ■■ Won a 9-4 decision vs. Columbia’s Brian Carter at the Hokie Open (Nov. 8) ■■ Pinned Lock Haven’s Derek Gulotta at the Mat-Town Open (Nov. 22) ■■ Posted a 16-3 MD over Michael Shankles of Edinboro at the Nittany Lion Open (Dec. 6)
2014-15 (Fr.) ■■ 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)
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
High School ■■ 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 Personal ■■ Son of Rusty and Mary Jo Elliott ■■ Has one brother and two sisters ■■ Born February 26 ■■ Major is Mechanical Engineering
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
133 | HANOVER, VA. HANOVER
2015-16 (Fr.) ■■ Redshirted the season Prep ■■ 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
174 | JANE LEW, W.VA. LEWIS COUNTY
2015-16 (Fr.) ■■ Competed unattached in six tournaments at 174 pounds ■■ Went 4-12 with three pins ■■ Won by fall in 6:49 vs. Joe Guzzo of Middlesex Community College at the Hokie Open (Nov. 8) ■■ Later defeated Guzzo by pin in 6:37 at the ESU Open (Nov. 15) ■■ Pinned Navy’s Steven Vaughan in 1:39 at the Nittany Lion Open (Dec. 6)
Personal ■■ Parents are Jeff and Renee ■■ Birthday is January 5 ■■ Intends to major in sports psychology
184 | OSTERBURG, PA. CHESTNUT RIDGE
157 | MORGANTOWN, W.VA. UNIVERSITY 2015-16 (Fr.) ■■ Redshirted the season ■■ Wrestled unattached at five tournaments ■■ Posted a 3-10 record ■■ Recorded a 10-6 decision over Spencer Rich of Army Prep at the Nittany Lion Open (Dec. 6) ■■ Also earned a 12-3 major decision vs. Kent State’s Jacob Spino at the event
Prep ■■ Competed for Osterburg HS, Renegade Force and Young Guns ■■ Three-time PIAA State Qualifier ■■ Took third at 195 pounds at the 2015 PIAA State Championships ■■ Placed sixth at the 2016 state tournament ■■ Earned all-county and all-district accolades ■■ Member of the NHSCA National Duals Team for Weaver Elite and Renegade Force ■■ Competed at 2014 NHSCA Sophomore Nationals ■■ Placed fifth at the 2014 Powerade Tournament Personal ■■ Parents are Lonnie and Michelle ■■ Has one brother, Austin, who wrestles for Army ■■ Selected WVU over Maryland, Pitt, Clarion, Bucknell, Lock Haven and Army ■■ Major is nursing
157 | TUTTLE, OKLA. TUTTLE
165 | POCATELLO, IDAHO HIGHLAND
Prep ■■ Wrestled for Tuttle HS, Tiger Wrestling and the Oklahoma Wrestling Academy ■■ Four-time state qualifier ■■ Won the OSSAA 4A state title at 145 pounds as a junior in 2015 ■■ Finished second at the state tournament as a freshman and a senior ■■ Took third as a sophomore ■■ Twice placed the preseason national tournament ■■ A two-time freestyle state runner-up
Prep ■■ Wrestled for Highland HS and EIWA ■■ Ranked at No. 10 at 165 pounds by InterMat ■■ Three-time state champion ■■ Two-time athlete of the year ■■ Placed third at the state tournament as a freshman ■■ Idaho’s 2016 recipient of the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award ■■ Three-time district champion ■■ Four-time National All-American ■■ Two-time national runner-up as a member of the Idaho National Team
Personal ■■ Parents are David and Dava ■■ Chose WVU over West Point ■■ Major is nursing
Personal ■■ Son of Lance and Mandi ■■ Pre-med major ■■ Chose WVU over Cal Poly
157 | CHARLESTON, W.VA. GEORGE WASHINGTON Prep ■■ Wrestled at George Washington HS ■■ 2016 W.V. State Champion at 160 pounds ■■ 2014 and 2015 High School All-American ■■ A member of GW’s 100 wins club with 171 career victories Personal ■■ Birthday is July 25 ■■ Undecided on a major
HWT | HAGERSTOWN, MD. SOUTH HAGERSTOWN Prep ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■
Two-time captain at South Hagerstown HS
2016 Maryland 4A-3A State Champion at 285 pounds 2016 Herald Mail Wrestler of the Year Two-time all-state selection Placed fourth at the Maryland state tournament in 2015 Two-time all-county selection Regional champion Competed for Hagerstown PAL Represented Team Maryland at Pin Cancer’s Border Brawl 2015 Disney Duals All-American 2016 Senior All-Star Classic team
Personal ■■ Son of Alexander and Hannah ■■ Two-time all-academic team selection ■■ Chose WVU over Maryland and Campbell ■■ Major is engineering
141 | NEOSHO, MO. NEOSHO
197 | MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIF. ARMY & NAVY HS
Prep ■■ Ranked No. 10/14 at 152 pounds ■■ Two-time state champion at Neosho HS ■■ Four-time conference and district champion ■■ Went 58-0 as a senior to rank among the all-time wins leaders in Missouri ■■ Helped the Wildcats win the COC-Large Conference Tournament Title ■■ Led Neosho to the Class 3 Missouri state title in 2016 ■■ Four-time state medalist ■■ 2016 KCI Champion
Prep ■■ Placed sixth at the California State Wrestling Championships in 2016 at 22 pounds ■■ Finished third at the San Diego Masters Tournament in 2016 ■■ Took second at 222 pounds at the Carlsbad Wrestling Invitational ■■ Finished second at the 2015 Vegas Freak Show Elite Wrestling Tournament ■■ Also competed for Mira Costa HS
Personal ■■ Son of Rob and Tiffany ■■ Mom played basketball and softball at Missouri Southern ■■ Chose WVU over Oklahoma and North Dakota State ■■ Four-time academic all-state honoree ■■ Major is pre-med
Personal ■■ Birthday is August 30 ■■ Major is business
133 | PLATTE COUNTY, MO. PLATTE COUNTY
Prep ■■ Ranked No. 13 at 126 pounds ■■ 2016 Fargo Greco Junior National Champion ■■ Three-time MSHSAA Class 3 state champion ■■ 2015 MSHSAA Class 3 Wrestler of the Year ■■ MSHSAA Class 3 District 4 Wrestler of the Year as a freshman in 2014 ■■ Eight-time Fargo All-American ■■ Runner-up at Junior Nationals at 113 pounds (freestyle) and 120 pounds (Greco) ■■ Took second at Cadet Nationals at 100 pounds (freestyle) ■■ Registered a trio of third-place finishes at Cadet and Junior Nationals ■■ Two-time Tulsa Nationals champion ■■ Three-time youth state champion ■■ USJOC Champion Prep ■■ Parents are David and Annette ■■ Father wrestled at Southwest Missouri State (now Missouri State) ■■ Chose WVU over Oklahoma, Missouri and the U.S. Naval Academy
133 | BETHESDA, MD. WALTER JOHNSON
Prep ■■ Competed at Walter Johnson HS ■■ Ranked No. 4 at 145 pounds in Class 4A-3A by the Maryland State Wrestling Association ■■ 2015 county and regional champion ■■ Named Outstanding Wrestler at Magruder Mad Mats, Kenwood’s Best of the Nest and Wildcats’ Big Train Duals tournaments Personal ■■ Birthday is April 21 ■■ Majoring in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Resources
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In his third season at the helm of the Mountaineers, West Virginia University wrestling coach Sammie Henson will look to blend season veterans with talented newcomers for the 2016-17 season. A pair of nationally ranked, in-state natives return to lead the team, and Henson will look for veterans to take over starting roles. In addition, several true freshmen could see early action in Gold and Blue singlets. 125 With 2015 NCAA runner-up Zeke Moisey redshirting the season, a number of Mountaineers will compete for the open spot at 125 pounds. True freshman Matthew DevinBROWN Schmitt is also slated to redshirt, with Devin Brown expected to take over the starting spot. Brown redshirted his first season in Morgantown, gaining valuable experience while wrestling unattached in several tournaments. “Devin looks to get the nod here, as Zeke and Matthew will redshirt,” said Henson. “Devin was one of the top high school wrestlers in the country. We expect him to have an immediate impact on our lineup.” 133
Despite flirting with the idea of a return to 125 pounds in the offseason, Cory Stainbrook will wrap up his career at 133 pounds. Stainbrook spent both the 2015 and 2016 seasons at this weight, splitting time with CorySTAINBROOK Keegan Moore in 2016. With Moore expected to redshirt the season, the Mountaineers will look for Ryan Elliott, JD Gregory and Logan Wilson to provide depth. Elliott saw a pair of dual match starts at 125 last season, but has moved up to 133 for the 2017 season.
“Cory will finish his senior season as one of our captains,” said Henson. “We look for him to make his mark and return to NCAAs. Keegan will redshirt this season.”
141 Senior Tony DeAngelo boasts the most experience at this weight class, but redshirt sophomore Joe Wheeling has also proven to be a tough competitor. DeAngelo posted 18 TonyDeANGELO wins in 2016 and earned a pair of podium finishes at both the Southern Scuffle and Big 12 Championship. Wheeling has also seen action in his first two season, competing in several tournaments for WVU. Senior Jake S. Smith, who competed in six duals at 149 last season, has dropped down to 141 for his final campaign and will look to crack the lineup. “Tony, one of our senior captains, won a wrestle off against Joe,” said Henson. “I’m also looking for Jake to challenge these two for the spot. This competition should give us a strong shot to earn big honors at Big 12s this spring.” 149 With 2016 starter Zachary Moore out of the lineup, Henson will look at senior James Dekrone and sophomore Christian Monserrat to square off for the spot. Dekrone has posted ChristianMONSERRAT 21 wins in limited time at 149 the previous two seasons, while Monserrat went 14-8 at five tournaments last year. Louis Colonna also has also started in the past at 149 and will add depth with freshman Kyler Rea slated to sit this season. “Christian will wrestle James for the sport during the year,” said Henson. “He has
earned the spot early this year and is much improved with his commitment to the top position. Zachary will redshirt the season.”
157 With Dylan Cottrell moving up to 165 pounds, true freshman Dayton Garrett will take over the starting spot at 157. Garrett is a state champion out of Tuttle High in Tuttle, Olahoma. DaytonGARRETT Hunter Jones will also look to break into the lineup. “Dayton, a true freshman, will give us a fierce, young competitor in the lineup,” said Henson. “It will be exciting to see how much he improves throughout the year. Fans will love this young man.” 165 Cottrell moves up to 165 for his final season, and starts the year ranked No. 15 at his new weight. The Spencer, West Virginia, native is a two-time NCAA qualifier who posted 30 wins with a third-place finish at Big 12s last season. He narrowly missed All-America honors as last year’s NCAA Championships, and will look to go out on top. Freshman Tucker Leavitt is expected to redshirt. “A senior captain and West Virginia native, Dylan looks to cap his last year in Morgantown as a Big 12 Champion and All-American,” said Henson. 174 With the graduation of starter Ross Renzi, four Mountaineers will battle for the starting spot. Ty Millward brings several years of experience as a reserve to the mat, as does William Jenkins. Redshirt freshmen Ryan Lopez and Kyle Rogers will also look to crack the lineup. “Ty, Ryan, William and Kyle will fight for this spot,” said Henson. “Ty will get the early nod.”
184 Parker VonEgidy moves up from 174 to take over for Bubba Scheffel, who graduated last season. VonEgidy has started the previous two seasons, but missed a portion of 2016 with and injury. VonEgidy went 5-1 in duals last season with a trio of early major decisions. Freshman Conner Buttry is slated to redshirt. “Parker moves up a weight class and should have a lot more energy and stay healthier at this weight,” said Henson. “Being consistent will be the key to Parker’s success.”
197 After posting 30 wins in 2016, Jacob A. Smith returns for his third season as the starter. A two-time NCAA qualifier, Smith earned a medical hardship waiver for his 2013-14 season at Cleveland State
and will have an additional year with the Mountaineers. The Charleston native starts the year ranked No. 8/9/10 after ranking in the top 10 at 197 for the bulk of the 2016 season and earning a No. 13 seed at NCAAs. Freshman Zach Schrader will look to gain experience in his first season in Morgantown. “Jake, who hails from Charleston, looks to lead our team as one of the top-ranked wrestlers in the nation,” said Henson. “The Big 12 Championship and top honors at NCAAs are within his reach.”
state champion and all-state selection out of South Hagerstown High in Hagerstown, Maryland. “Brandon and Bryson will challenge each other for the spot to be WVU’s closer,” said Henson. West Virginia opens the 2016-17 season on Sunday when it hosts Campbell and Ohio, as well as Pitt, in the 2016 Mountaineer Quad. The event starts at 10 a.m. at the WVU Coliseum.
HWT Freshman Brandon Ngati and junior Bryson Begley will square off to replace starter A.J. Vizcarrondo, who graduated in 2016. Begley has two seasons of wrestling in BrandonNGATI tournaments at 197 for the Mountaineers, having moved up to the heavyweight spot this season. Ngati is a
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UNIVERSITY INFORMATION Location Morgantown, W.Va. Enrollment 32,348 Founded 1867 Nickname Mountaineers Colors Old 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 2015-16 Record 8-10 2015-16 Conference Record 0-4 First Year 1921 Overall Record 599-453-17 NCAA Champions 5 All-Americans 30 Wrestlers of the Year 4 Conference Champions 43
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WRESTLING COACHING STAFF Head Coach (Season) Sammie Henson (3rd Season) Alma Mater Missouri, 1995 Career Record (Seasons) 17-19 (3rd Season) School Record (Seasons) 17-19 (3rd Season) Assistant Coach Danny Felix (7th Season) Alma Mater Arizona State, 1998 Assistant Coach Nick Marable (3rd Season) Alma Mater Missouri, 2010 Volunteer Assistant Chris Nelson (1st Season) Alma Mater West Virginia, 2016 ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS Primary Contact Ashley Bailey E-Mail email@example.com Direct Phone 304.293.9912 Cell Phone 304.288.3427 Office Phone: 304.293.2821 Fax 304-293-4105 Website www.WVUSports.com
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Junior Dylan Cottrell was named the 2015-16 Most Outstanding Wrestler as the West Virginia University wrestling team capped the season at the Mountaineers’ annual postseason banquet, held at Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa last spring. There was plenty to celebrate, as several wrestlers were honored for their accomplishments during the team’s second season under coach Sammie Henson.
A trio of freshmen had their redshirts pulled at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 4-5), with Keegan Moore pulling off a major upset in his collegiate debut. Moore notched a 12-9 decision over Michigan’s Rossi Bruno, who was ranked sixth in the nation and fourth at the tournament. However, it was the West Virginia natives that led the way for the Mountaineers as Cottrell won a 5-3 decision over Virginia’s Andrew Atkinson for third place at 157 pounds while Smith finished fourth at 197. West Virginia returned to Morgantown on Dec. 12 to host Lock Haven and the second annual Cradles for Cancer event. Donning pink socks (wrestlers) and ties (coaching staff), the Mountaineers picked up a 30-3 victory while honoring those affected by cancer. Freshman Connor Flynn defeated Cody Cordes, 8-1, to earn his first collegiate victory in honor of his mother, who died of leukemia in 2005. Zachary Moore also earned his first collegiate win with a 13-4 major decision while, Tony DeAngelo earned a 3-1 tiebreaker win over All-American Dan Neff in honor of breast cancer survivor Stephanie Henson.
SEASON RECAP The year started off in Morgantown, as the squad hosted the Mountaineer Quad at the WVU Coliseum on November 8. Wins over Drexel, Campbell and rival Arizona State put the Mountaineers at 3-0 on the young season. The highlight of the day came during the 197-pound match against the Sun Devils. Josh Dasilveira took down Jacob A. Smith for the lead with under a minute to go in the match, causing the ASU bench to erupt. However, Smith reversed Dasilveira and put him flat on his back for the pin, helping WVU defeat the Sun Devils 22-14 and earning Smith Big 12 Wrestler of the Week honors. Ranked No. 19 at the time, the Mountaineers faced two ranked at the Northeast Duals (Nov. 15), defeating Buffalo but dropping matches to No. 20 Oregon and No. 5 Michigan. In his first season in a Gold and Blue singlet, Cottrell made his presence known at 157 pounds, going 3-0 with a pin. No. 3/4 Zeke Moisey earned a big win over Michigan’s Conor Youtsey at 125 before adding another over Buffalo’s Kyle Akins. Senior Bubba Scheffel won the 184-pound title at the Joe Parisi Open in St. Charles, Missouri (Nov. 21), going 3-0 with a pin to take the title. Cottrell suffered his first setback of the season to Oklahoma State’s Joe Smith, taking the runner-up spot on the podium, while Smith used a pair of pins to take second at 197.
WVU rang in the New Year at the 2016 Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tennessee (Jan. 1-2). Smith and the freshman duo of Keegan Moore and Flynn advanced, but it was Moisey who became the highlight of the tournament. After suffering an upset loss in the first round, Moisey won seven straight matches, including six in one day, to take third place at 125 pounds. Smith took fourth place at 197, while DeAngelo (141) placed seventh and Ross Renzi (174) finished eighth. Big 12 action opened in January as Oklahoma State (Jan. 15) and Oklahoma (Jan. 17) came to Morgantown. Smith claimed the lone win in a 38-3 loss to the No. 5 Cowboys, and added a major decision in a 23-11 loss to the No. 9 Sooners during Beauty and the Beast. The Mountaineers escaped a blizzard in Morgantown when they traveled to Tempe, Arizona, later in January to face rival Arizona State and Stanford. WVU took four wins, including a tech. fall at 133 by Moore, against the Sun Devils but dropped the match, 18-17 on criteria to move to 3-2 against ASU in the Sammie Henson/Zeke Jones Era. Moisey won in sudden victory over No. 20 Connor Schram, while Cottrell, Smith and both Moore brothers came away victorious but it wasn’t enough as the Mountaineers suffered a 20-15 setback to the Cardinal. West Virginia closed January by facing a pair of top-10 opponents in No. 10 Virginia Tech and No. 3 NC State. Smith earned an 8-2 decision at 197 in the Mountaineers’ 32-3 loss to the Hokes in Blacksburg, Virginia on Jan. 29. The squad looked to rebound by welcoming the Wolfpack to WVU Coliseum on Jan. 31, but suffered a 24-9 loss. Scheffel overcame a gruesome injury to top then-No. 15 Pete Renda in sudden victory, while Moisey won a 7-2 decision over No. 24 Sean Fausz and Renzi defeated Nicky Hall, 4-1.
Moisey, who injury defaulted at Big 12s to stay eligible for NCAAs, was selected for an at-large bid at 125 but was unable to repeat his run from 2015 as he was forced to withdraw. Smith was selected for an at-large bid at 197, joining Cottrell and Scheffel, and entered the tournament seeded No. 13 in his weight class.
However, the Mountaineers got back on track in a big way as they upset No. 17 Pitt for the second straight season in the Backyard Brawl on Feb. 7 in Morgantown. Moisey won a 3-2 decision over No. 26 Lorenzo Bentley at 125 and DeAngelo claimed a 10-7 decision over Nick Zanetta at 141. Zachary Moore (149), Cottrell (157), Scheffel (184) and Smith (197) defeated their Panther counterparts as the Mountaineers sang “Country Roads” to close the meet. On Feb. 12, West Virginia traveled to No. 24 South Dakota State to meet the new Big 12 affiliate member for the first time. A.J. Vizcarrondo started the match with a win at heavyweight, followed by a win for Moisey. However, the Mountaineers couldn’t carry the momentum and dropped the dual 18-15. They then headed to No. 16 Iowa State, with Moore and Cottrell picked up wins as WVU took the 28-11 loss on Feb. 14. A scary momentum occurred in the 125-pound bout, when an injury required Moisey to forfeit the match and put the rest of his season in jeopardy. WVU closed out its home slate and celebrated seniors Renzi, Vizcarrondo, Scheffel and Chris Nelson on Feb. 19 with a meet against Clarion. The West Virginia natives once again led the way. Fairmont’s Ryan Elliott won a 10-4 decision over Patrick DeWitt in his first career start at 125, while Cottrell came away with a first-period pin of Jake Keller and Smith grabbed his 27th win of the season at 197 pounds as the Mountaineers downed the Golden Eagles, 30-6.
At Madison Square Garden in New York (March 17-19), Smith won his first-round bout with a 3-2 decision over Cornell’s Owen Scott. Scheffel picked up his first-ever NCAA tournament win with a 6-4 decision over OSU’s Kenny Courts in wrestlebacks while Cottrell defeated Neal Richards of VMI in wrestlebacks. Cottrell posted two more wins to make it to the blood round, but dropped a 5-3 decision to No. 6 Joe Smith of Oklahoma State to fall a win short of earning All-America honors.
POSTSEASON AWARDS Most Outstanding Wrestler – Dylan Cottrell Most Improved – Bubba Scheffel Coaches’ Award – Louis Colonna Freshman of the Year – Keegan Moore Most Falls – Jacob A. Smith Superstar for Social Media – Dylan Cottrell (presented by Asst. SID Ashley Bailey) Eat to Defeat – Jacob A. Smith (presented by team dietitian Nettie Freshour) Iron Eagle – Parker VonEgidy (presented by athletic trainer Brittany Arnold) – Outstanding Scholar Scrambler – Joe Wheeling (presented by Asst. Director for Student-Athlete Development Jen Mandeville) Iron Mountaineer – Bubba Scheffel (presented by strength coach Tanner Kolb
The regular season ended on a high note for West Virginia, as they defeated Edinboro, 18-15, for the first time since 2012 in Edinboro, Pennsylvania on Feb. 20. No. 17 Cottrell upset No. 15/16 Austin Matthews, claiming Big 12 Wrestler of the Week accolades, while Moore (133) and DeAngelo (141) also scored points for the Mountaineers. Prior to the postseason, Scheffel, Nelson and Moisey were honored, earning mention on the Big 12 All-Academic Teams for their work in the classroom. In the new, expanded Big 12 Championship in Kansas City (March 5-6), West Virginia placed seven on the podium to take sixth place and qualify two for NCAAs. Scheffel claimed third at 184 pounds to earn his third NCAA bid, while Cottrell placed third at 157 to earn his second NCAA qualification and his first at WVU. Flynn finished fourth at 165, while DeAngelo placed fifth at 141. Smith (197) and Renzi (174) each placed sixth.
NO. 21/23 WEST VIRGINIA 26, DREXEL 7 SUNDAY, NOV. 8, 2015 | WVU COLISEUM | MORGANTOWN, W.VA.
125: No. 3/4 Zeke Moisey (WVU) dec. Zachary Fuentes (DU), 5-3 133: Cory Stainbrook (WVU) dec. Franco Ferraina (DU), 7-4 141: No. 10 Kevin Devoy (DU) dec. Tony DeAngelo (WVU), 8-3 149: No. 17 Matthew Cimato (DU) major dec. Jake S. Smith (WVU), 17-7 157: No. 16/18 Dylan Cottrell (WVU) major dec. Richard Viruet (DU), 10-2 165: Ross Renzi (WVU) dec. Austin Rose (DU), 4-1 174: Parker VonEgidy (WVU) major dec. Nicholas Elmer (DU), 9-1 184: Bubba Scheffel (WVU) dec. Stephen Loiseau (DU), 2-1 197: No. 9 Jacob A. Smith (WVU) dec. Joshua Murphy (DU), 10-4 HWT: A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU) dec. Joey Goodhart (DU), 2-1
NO. 21/23 WEST VIRGINIA 26, CAMPBELL 14 SUNDAY, NOV. 8, 2015 | WVU COLISEUM | MORGANTOWN, W.VA.
125: No. 3/4 Zeke Moisey (WVU) major dec. Tyler Walker (CU), 16-4 133: Nathan Kraisser (CU) major dec. Cory Stainbrook (WVU), 15-6 141: Tony DeAngelo (WVU) pinned Zack Barker (CU), 6:44 149: Quentin Perez (CU) major dec. Jake S. Smith (WVU), 14-3 157: No. 16/18 Dylan Cottrell (WVU) tech. fall Daniel Richardson (CU), 23-7 (5:39) 165: Paul Duggan (CU) dec. Tim Wheeling (WVU), 5-2 174: Parker VonEgidy (WVU) major dec. Matthew Olauson (CU), 12-4 184: Ville Heino (CU) dec. Bubba Scheffel (WVU), 3-1 197: No. 9 Jacob A. Smith (WVU) major dec. Austin McNeil (CU), 13-1 HWT: A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU) dec. Jere Heino (CU), 2-0 NO. 21/23 WEST VIRGINIA 22, ARIZONA STATE 14 SUNDAY, NOV. 8, 2015 | WVU COLISEUM | MORGANTOWN, W.VA.
125: No. 3/4 Zeke Moisey (WVU) dec. Mike Perales (ASU), 6-2 133: Cory Stainbrook (WVU) over Dalton Brady (ASU) inj. default (3:55) 141: Robert Mathis (ASU) dec. Tony DeAngelo (WVU), 11-6 149: Matthew Kraus (ASU) dec. Jake S. Smith (WVU), 3-2 157: No. 16/18 Dylan Cottrell (WVU) dec. Oliver Pierce (ASU), 6-2 165: Jacen Peterson (ASU) dec. Ross Renzi (WVU), SV-1 3-1 174: Parker VonEgidy (WVU) major dec. Preston McCalmon (ASU), 11-2 184: No. 4 Blake Stauffer (ASU) dec. Bubba Scheffel (WVU), 4-1 197: No. 9 Jacob A. Smith (WVU) pinned Josh DaSilveira (ASU), 6:38 HWT: Tanner Hall (ASU) dec. A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU), 6-2 Arizona State deducted one team point during the 197-pound match. NO. 3 MICHIGAN 21, NO. 19 WEST VIRGINIA 12 SUNDAY, NOV. 15, 2015 | TROY, N.Y. | HUDSON VALLEY CC
125: Zeke Moisey (West Virginia) over No. 5 Conor Youtsey (Michigan) (Dec 6-4) 133: Rosario Bruno (Michigan) over Cory Stainbrook (West Virginia) (Dec 6-4) 141: George Fisher (Michigan) over Anthony DeAngelo (West Virginia) (Dec 11-5) 149: Alec Pantaleo (Michigan) over Jake S. Smith (West Virginia) (MD 18-5) 157: Dylan Cottrell (West Virginia) over Myles Amine (Michigan) (Fall 2:40) 165: Garrett Sutton (Michigan) over Ross Renzi (West Virginia) (SV-1 3-1) 174: Parker VonEgidy (West Virginia) over Davonte Mahomes (Michigan) (Dec 9-7) 184: Domenic Abounader (Michigan) over Bubba Scheffel (West Virginia) (Dec 5-1) 197: Maxwell Huntley (Michigan) over Jacob A. Smith (West Virginia) (Dec 5-3) 285: Adam Coon (Michigan) over A.J. Vizcarrondo (West Virginia) (Dec 3-0) NO. 19 WEST VIRGINIA 19, BUFFALO 13 SUNDAY, NOV. 15, 2015 | TROY, N.Y. | HUDSON VALLEY CC
125: Zeke Moisey (West Virginia) over Kyle Akins (Buffalo) (Dec 5-3)
133: Bryan Lantry (Buffalo) over Cory Stainbrook (West Virginia) (Dec 10-4) 141: Brandon Lapi (Buffalo) over Anthony DeAngelo (West Virginia) (TB-1 3-1) 149: Colt Cotten (Buffalo) over Jake S. Smith (West Virginia) (MD 11-1) 157: Dylan Cottrell (West Virginia) over Timothy Schaefer (Buffalo) (MD 12-3) 165: Timothy Wheeling (West Virginia) over Tyler Rill (Buffalo) (Dec 7-3) 174: Parker VonEgidy (West Virginia) over Muhamed McBryde (Buffalo) (Dec 7-5) 184: Bubba Scheffel (West Virginia) over Joe Ariola (Buffalo) (SV-1 7-5) 197: Jacob A. Smith (West Virginia) over James Benjamin (Buffalo) (Dec 9-8) 285: Jake Gunning (Buffalo) over A.J. Vizcarrondo (West Virginia) (Dec 4-2) NO. 20 OREGON STATE 23, NO. 19 WEST VIRGINIA 9 SUNDAY, NOV. 15, 2015 | TROY, N.Y. | HUDSON VALLEY CC
125: Ronnie Rios (Oregon State) over Zeke Moisey (West Virginia) (Dec 3-2) 133: Joey Palmer (Oregon State) over Cory Stainbrook (West Virginia) (Dec 6-2) 141: Jack Hathaway (Oregon State) over Anthony DeAngelo (West Virginia) (Dec 4-2) 149: Joey Delgado (Oregon State) over Jake S. Smith (West Virginia) (MD 12-2) 157: Dylan Cottrell (West Virginia) over Abraham Rodriquez (Oregon State) (Dec 8-4) 165: Seth Thomas (Oregon State) over Ross Renzi (West Virginia) (Dec 6-5) 174: Tyler Chay (Oregon State) over Parker VonEgidy (West Virginia) (Dec 4-3) 184: Bubba Scheffel (West Virginia) over Corey Griego (Oregon State) (Dec 3-2) 197: Jacob A. Smith (West Virginia) over Cody Crawford (Oregon State) (Dec 4-2) 285: Amarveer Dhesi (Oregon State) over A.J. Vizcarrondo (West Virginia) (MD 14-5) NO. 25 WEST VIRGINIA 30, LOCK HAVEN 3 SATURDAY, DEC. 12, 2015 | MORGANTOWN, W.VA. | WVU COLISEUM
125: No. 11/13 Zeke Moisey (WVU) major dec. Jake Field (LHU), 8-0 133: Robert Rehm (LHU) dec. Keegan Moore (WVU), 5-1 141: Tony DeAngelo (WVU) dec. Daniel Neff (LHU), 3-1 TB-1 149: Zachary Moore (WVU), major dec. Cody Wheeler (LHU), 13-4 157: No. 11/13 Dylan Cottrell (WVU) major dec. Aaron McKinney (LHU), 14-2 165: Connor Flynn (WVU) dec. Cody Cordes (LHU), 8-1 174: Ross Renzi (WVU) dec. Tyler Wood (LHU), 8-7 184: Bubba Scheffel (WVU) dec. Tristan Sponseller (LHU), 5-3 197: Jacob A. Smith (WVU) dec. Matt Moore (LHU), 4-0 HWT: A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU) dec. Brad Emerick (LHU), 3-1 SV-1 NO. 5 OKLAHOMA STATE 38, NO. 24 WEST VIRGINIA 3 FRIDAY, JAN. 5, 2016 | MORGANTOWN, W.VA. | WVU COLISEUM
125: No. 5 Eddie Klimara (OSU) dec. No. 12/13 Zeke Moisey (WVU), 6-0 133: Gary Wayne Harding (OSU) def. Keegan Moore (WVU), injury default 141: No.1 Dean Heil (OSU) tech. fall Tony DeAngelo (WVU), 17-2 (7:00) 149: No. 16 Anthony Collica (OSU) tech. fall Zachary Moore (WVU), 24-8 (6:35) 157: No. 7 Joe Smith (OSU) dec. No. 12/13 Dylan Cottrell (WVU), 11-4 165: No. 1 Alex Dieringer (OSU) tech. fall Connor Flynn (WVU), 17-1 (2:39) 174: No. 3 Kyle Crutcher (OSU) major dec. Ross Renzi (WVU), 12-4 184: No. 19 Nolan Boyd (OSU) dec. Bubba Scheffel (WVU), 11-4 197: No. 7 Jacob A. Smith (OSU) dec. Preston Weigel (OSU), 4-2 SV-1 HWT: No. 5 Austin Marsden (OSU) major dec. A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU), 8-0 NO. 9 OKLAHOMA 23, NO. 24 WEST VIRGINIA 11 SUNDAY, JAN. 17, 2016 | MORGANTOWN W.VA. | WVU COLISEUM
125: No. 14/15 Ryan Millhof (OU) dec. Zeke Moisey (WVU), 2-1 133: No. 3/4 Cody Brewer (OU) major dec. Cory Stainbrook (WVU), 13-3 141: Trae Blackwell (OU) dec. Tony DeAngelo (WVU), 7-4 149: Davion Jeffries (OU) major dec. Zachary Moore (WVU), 1-11 157: No. 12/13 Dylan Cottrell (WVU) major dec. Brock Wingbermuehle (OU), 12-3
165: No. 9 Clark Glass (OU) dec. Connor Flynn (WVU), 4-0 174: Matt Reed (OU) dec. Ross Renzi (WVU), 4-0 184: Bubba Scheffel (WVU) dec. Lance Dixon (OU), 5-0 197: No. 7 Jacob A. Smith (WVU) major dec. Brad Johnson (OU), 13-4 HWT: No. 14 Ross Larson (OU) dec. A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU), 7-1 ARIZONA STATE 18, WEST VIRGINIA 17 SATURDAY, JAN. 23, 2016 | TEMPE, ARIZ. | WELLS FARGO ARENA
125: No. 13/14 Zeke Moisey (WVU) dec. Mikel Perales (ASU), 9-3 133: Keegan Moore (WVU) tech. fall Tyree Owens (ASU), 18-3 (7:00) 141: Robbie Mathers (ASU) major dec. Tony DeAngelo (WVU), 14-4 149: Christian Pagdilao (ASU) major dec. Zachary Moore (WVU), 13-3 157: No. 14/15 Dylan Cottrell (WVU) dec. Oliver Pierce (ASU), 4-0 165: Connor Flynn (WVU) dec. Preston McCalmon (ASU), 2-1 174: Jacen Petersen (ASU) dec. Ross Renzi (WVU), 3-1 SV-1 184: No. 3/4 Blake Stauffer (ASU) dec. Bubba Scheffel (WVU), 6-1 197: No. 7 Jacob A. Smith (WVU) dec. Josh DaSilveira (ASU), 6-2 HWT: No. 6 Tanner Hall (ASU) dec. A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU), 8-1 STANFORD 20, WEST VIRGINIA 15 SATURDAY, JAN. 23, 2016 | TEMPE, ARIZ. | WELLS FARGO ARENA
125: No. 13/14 Zeke Moisey (WVU) dec. No. 20 Connor Schram (Stan), 3-1 SV-1 133: Keegan Moore (WVU) dec. Brian Rossi (Stan), 5-3 141: No. 2 Joey McKenna (Stan) major dec. Tony DeAngelo (WVU), 10-0 149: Zachary Moore (WVU) dec. Tommy Pawelski (Stan), 10-5 157: No. 14/15 Dylan Cottrell (WVU) major dec. Walker Dempsey (Stan), 16-5 165: No. 18 Jim Wilson (Stan) major dec. Connor Flynn (WVU), 13-4 174: Peter Galli (Stan) pinned Ross Renzi (WVU), 4:29 184: Garet Krohn (Stan) dec. Bubba Scheffel (WVU), 3-2 197: No. 7 Jacob A. Smith (WVU) dec. Michael Sojka (Stan), 7-0 HWT: Nathan Butler (Stan) dec. A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU), 8-1 NO. 10 VIRGINIA TECH 32, WEST VIRGINIA 3 FRIDAY, JAN. 29, 2016 | BLACKSBURG, VA. | CASSELL COLISEUM
125: No. 3 Joey Dance (VT) dec. No. 13/14 Zeke Moisey (WVU), 9-5 133: Dennis Gustafson (VT) major dec. Cory Stainbrook (WVU), 9-1 141: No. 10 Solomon Chishko (VT) major dec. Tony DeAngelo (WVU), 20-6 149: Sal Mastriani (VT) tech. fall Zachary Moore (WVU), 17-1 (5:00) 157: No. 4 Nick Brascetta (VT) major dec. Dylan Cottrell (WVU), 19-6 165: No. 11 David McFadden (VT) dec. Connor Flynn (WVU), 9-2 174: No. 3 Zach Epperly (VT) dec. Ross Renzi (WVU), 8-3 184: Adam Gabel (VT) dec. Bubba Scheffel (WVU), 5-1 197: No. 7 Jacob A. Smith (WVU) dec. Dylan Cook (VT), 8-2 HWT: Dan Garwood (VT) dec. A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU), 6-5 NO. 3 NC STATE 24, WEST VIRGINIA 9 SUNDAY, JAN. 31 | MORGANTOWN, W.VA. | WVU COLISEUM
125: No. 13/14 Zeke Moisey (WVU) dec. No. 24 Sean Fausz (NCSU), 7-2 133: No. 28 Jamal Morris (NCSU) dec. Cory Stainbrook (WVU), 5-2 141: No. 3 Kevin Jack (NCSU) major dec. Tony DeAngelo (WVU), 9-0 149: Beau Donahue (NCSU) dec. James Dekrone (WVU), 5-4 157: No. 4 Tommy Gantt (NSCU) dec. Dylan Cottrell (WVU), 10-8 SV-1 165: No. 7 Max Rohskopf (NCSU) dec. Connor Flynn (WVU), 5-0 174: Ross Renzi (WVU) dec. Nicky Hall (NCSU), 4-1 184: Bubba Scheffel (WVU) dec. No. 15 Pete Renda (NCSU), 7-5 SV-1 197: No. 17 Michael Boykin (NCSU) dec. No. 7 Jacob A. Smith (WVU), 5-3 SV-1 HWT: No. 1 Nick Gwiazdowski (NCSU) tech. fall A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU), 17-0 (5:36) WEST VIRGINIA 18, NO. 17 PITT 12 SUNDAY, FEB. 7, 2016 | MORGANTOWN, W.VA. | WVU COLISEUM
141: Tony DeAngelo (WVU) dec. Nick Zanetta (Pitt), 10-7 149: Zachary Moore (WVU) dec. Robert Lee (Pitt), 6-1 157: No. 16/15 Dylan Cottrell (WVU) dec. Ronnie Garbinsky (Pitt), 11-5 165: No. 26 Cody Wiercioch (Pitt) dec. Connor Flynn (WVU), 13-6 174: Teâ€™Shan Campbell (Pitt) dec. Ross Renzi (WVU), 3-1 184: Bubba Scheffel (WVU) dec. Zach Bruce (Pitt), 6-2 197: No. 9/10 Jacob A. Smith (WVU) dec. Nick Bonaccorsi (Pitt), 2-0 HWT: No. 17 Ryan Solomon (Pitt) dec. A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU), 3-0 NO. 24 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 18, WEST VIRGINIA 15 FRIDAY, FEB. 12, 2016 | BROOKINGS, S.D. | FROST ARENA
HWT: A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU) dec. Alex Macki (SDSU), 2-1 125: No. 13 Zeke Moisey (WVU) dec. Ben Gillette (SDSU), 4-1 133: Brance Sims (SDSU) dec. Cory Stainbrook (WVU), 8-4 141: Seth Gross (SDSU) major dec. Tony DeAngelo (WVU), 13-1 149: Alex Kocer (SDSU) tech. fall Zachary Moore (WVU), 20-2 157: No. 6 Cody Pack (SDSU) dec. No. 16 Dylan Cottrell (WVU), 11-5 SV-1 165: Connor Flynn (WVU) dec. Luke Zilverberg (SDSU), 7-2 174: David Kocer (SDSU) dec. Ross Renzi (WVU), 7-5 184: Bubba Scheffel (WVU) dec. Brady Ayers (SDSU), 6-3 197: No. 10 Jacob A. Smith (WVU) dec. No. 14 Nate Rotert (SDSU), 5-4 NO. 16 IOWA STATE 28, WEST VIRGINIA 11 SUNDAY, FEB. 14, 2016 | AMES, IOWA | HILTON COLISEUM
HWT: Quean Smith (ISU) dec. A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU), 3-1 SV-1 125: Kyle Larson (ISU) def. No. 12/13 Zeke Moisey (WVU), injury default 133: No. 8 Earl Hall (ISU) dec. Cory Stainbrook (WVU), 10-5 141: Nathan Boston (ISU) dec. Tony DeAngelo (WVU), 4-3 149: Zachary Moore (WVU) dec. Blayne Briceno (ISU), 13-11 157: No. 17/17 Dylan Cottrell (WVU) tech. fall Logan Breitenbach (ISU), 16-0 165: No. 11/12 Tanner Weatherman (ISU) pinned Connor Flynn (ISU), 2:42 174: Lelund Weatherspoon (ISU) major dec. Ross Renzi (WVU), 11-3 184: Patrick Downey (ISU) dec. Bubba Scheffel (WVU), 5-4 197: No. 9/10 Jacob A. Smith (WVU) dec. Marcus Harrington (ISU), 9-2 WEST VIRGINIA 30, CLARION 6 FRIDAY, FEB. 19, 2016 | MORGANTOWN, W.VA. | WVU COLISEUM
125: Ryan Elliott (WVU) dec. Patrick DeWitt (CU), 10-4 133: Cory Stainbrook (WVU) dec. Roshaun Cooley (CU), 7-4 141: No. 18/19 Brock Zacherl (CU) dec. Tony DeAngelo (WVU), 4-3 149: Zachary Moore (WVU) dec. Brodie Zacherl (CU), 7-1 SV-1 157: No. 17 Dylan Cottrell (WVU) pinned Jake Keller (CU), 1:36 165: Connor Flynn (WVU) dec. Evan Delong (CU), 3-1 SV-1 174: Michael Pavasko (CU) dec. Ross Renzi (WVU), 6-2 184: Bubba Scheffel (WVU) dec. Dom Rigous (CU), 8-2 197: No. 9/10 Jacob A. Smith (WVU) dec. Dustin Conti (CU), 4-0 HWT: A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU) def. Zach Deluca (CU), injury forfeit (6:16) WEST VIRGINIA 18, EDINBORO 15 SUNDAY, FEB. 20, 2016 | EDINBORO, PA. | MCCOMB FIELDHOUSE
125: Sean Russell (EU) tech. fall Ryan Elliott (WVU), 19-0 (5:31) 133: Keegan Moore (WVU) dec. Anthony Rivera (EU), 5-3 141: Tony DeAngelo (WVU) dec. Tyler Vath (EU), 5-4 149: No. 19 Patricio Lugo (EU) dec. Zachary Moore (WVU), 3-2 157: No. 17 Dylan Cottrell (WVU) dec. No. 15/16 Austin Matthews (EU), 4-1 165: Casey Fuller (EU) dec. Connor Flynn (WVU), 7-2 174: Ross Renzi (WVU) dec. Patrick Jennings (EU), 3-2 184: No. 5 Vic Avery (EU) dec. Bubba Scheffel (WVU), 8-4 197: No. 9/10 Jacob A. Smith (WVU) dec. Vince Pickett (EU), 3-0 HWT: A.J. Vizcarrondo (WVU) dec. Corey Beck (EU), 1-0
125: No. 13/14 Zeke Moisey (WVU) dec. LJ Bentley (Pitt), 3-2 133: No. 20 Dom Forys (Pitt) dec. Cory Stainbrook (WVU), 11-5
8-10 OVERALL, 0-4 BIG 12
Jake S. Smith
Jacob A. Smith
Records Record Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Socon-Ewl Record Book . . . . . NCAA Record Book . . . . . . . . . Year-By-Year Results . . . . . . . . Year-By-Year Results . . . . . . . . Series Records . . . . . . . . . . . . All-Time Scores 1921-2016 . . NCAA Champions . . . . . . . . . . All-Americans . . . . . . . . . . . . .
64 84 66 67 69 70 71 79 81
UNDEFEATED SEASONS 1. Greg Jones 2. Greg Jones
T OP SEASONS BY WINS 1. Jim Akerly Scott Collins 3. Michael Carr Dominic Black Mike Mason 6. Matt Lebe 7. Mike Mason Sam Kline 9. Greg Jones 10. Jim Akerly Dean Morrison Tom McMath Matt Lebe MOST WINS BY CLASS 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 Sophomore 1. Jim Akerly Steve Millward 3. Matt Lebe 4. Greg Jones Jacob A. Smith 6. Bubba Scheffel Nathan Pennesi Bob Patnesky 9. Joe Carr Shane Young 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 Dylan Cottrell
40-9 40-1 39-6-1 39-3 39-6 37-8 35-5 35-8 34-2 33-10-1 33-3 33-4 33-5
1987 1991 1988 1991 1998 2005 1997 1998 2002 1988 1994 2002 2006
34-2 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
32-12-1 32-10 31-9 30-2 30-10 29-9 29-10 29-14 28-10 28-10
1986 1990 2004 2003 2016 2014 2012 1998 2000 2011
40-9 37-8 35-5 35-8 33-5 33-4 32-7 31-4 30-8 30-9
1987 2006 1997 1998 1990 2002 1993 1999 2001 2016
Senior 1. Scott Collins 40-1 2. Michael Carr 39-6-1 Dominic Black 39-3 Mike Mason 39-6 5. Jim Akerly 33-10-1 Dean Morrison 33-3 Matt Lebe 33-5 7. Joe Carr 31-5 Michael Morales 9. Vertus Jones 30-2 Gordon Taylor 30-11-1 Shane Cunanan 30-10 Most Wins by Weight Class 118/125 1. Steve Millward 32-10 Zeke Moisey 32-14 2. Seth Lisa 28-8 Shane Young 28-10 4. Chad Billy 27-8 5. Zeke Moisey 26-11 126/133 1. Bob Patnesky 2. Bob Patnesky 3. Dave Miller 4. Bob Patnesky Nathan Pennesi 134/141 1. Michael Morales 2. Brandon Rader Shane Cunanan 4. Colin Johnston Joe Clarke Shane Cunanan 142/149 1. Scott Collins 2. Matt Blair 3. Scott Collins 4. Scott Collins 5. Scott Collins 150/157 1. Jim Akerly 2. Mike Mason 3. Matt Lebe 4. Mike Mason 5. Jim Akerly Matt Lebe 158/165 1. Mike Carr 2. Sam Kline
1991 1988 1991 1998 1988 1994 2006 2002 2000 1987 2003
1990 2015 2003 2011 1996 2016
29-14 26-5 25-8 24-9 24-9
1998 2000 1990 1999 2011
31-12 30-6 30-10 28-10 28-10 28-10
2015 2006 2003 2014 2004 2002
40-1 29-14 27-9-2 26-6 26-12-1
1991 1993 1988 1990 1987
40-9 39-6 36-8 35-5 33-10-1 33-5
1987 1998 2005 1997 1988 2006
3. Tom McMath 4. Dave Onorato 5. Doug Taylor
33-4 29-11 24-9
2002 1991 1992
1. Greg Jones 34-2 2002 2. Greg Jones 30-2 2003 Gordon Taylor 30-11-1 1987 4. Bubba Scheffel 29-9 2014 5. Sam Kline 28-5 1999 6. Kurt Brenner 25-8 2006 Greg Jones 25-0 2005 Mark Banks 25-5 1990 Mark Banks 25-5 1991 Lance Bryson 25-16 2012 177/184 1. Dominic Black 33-5 1990 2. Dean Morrison 33-3 1994 3. Dean Morrison 32-7 1993 4. Vertus Jones 31-4 1999 5. Vertus Jones 30-2 2000 190/197 1. Dominic Black 39-3 1991 2. Jacob A. Smith 30-10 2016 Jared Villers 27-7 2007 3. Jake A. Smith 26-13 2015 4. Sean Hage 24-12 1998 5. Doug Vetter 23-8 1995 HWT 1. Ryan Kehler 30-8 2001 2. Jeff Spinetti 29-10-2 1987 3. Brandon Williamson 28-8 2012 4. Bill Nye 27-5-1 1986 5. Bill Nye 21-4-1 1984 ALL-TIME WIN LEADERS 1. Greg Jones 126-4 (2002-05) 2. Matt Lebe 120-33 (2003-06) 3. Jim Akerly 119-39-4 (1985-88) Scott Collins 119-34-4 (1987-91) 5. Dominic Black 105-36-2 (1988-91) 6. Dean Morrison 103-32-2 (1990-94) 7. Joe Carr 101-34 (1999-2002) 8. Mike Mason 100-24 (1995-98) 9. Jeff Spinetti 99-43-9 (1986-90) 10. Vertus Jones 95-21 (1997-2000) Kurt Brenner 95-32 (2005-09) CAREER PIN LEADERS 1. Ryan Kehler 29 (1999-2002) 2. Mark Cagle 24 (1978-81) 3. Matt Ryan 23 (2009-12) Bubba Scheffel 23 (2013-15)
4. Matt Blair 22 (1990-94) Sean Hage 22 (1997-2000) 6. Whitey Chlebove 21 (1995-96, (1998-99) Brandon Lauer 21 (2002-05) Season Pin Leaders 1. Bubba Scheffel 15 2014 2. Scott Collins 13 1991 3. Brandon Lauer 11 2003 4. Matt Blair 10 1993 Ryan Kehler 10 2001 Ryan Kehler 10 2002 Matt Ryan 10 2011 8. Colin Johnston 9 2014 R.J. Costello 9 1984 10. Mark Cagle 8 1979 R.J. Costello 8 1983 Bill Nye 8 1984 Whitey Chlebove 8 1995 Whitey Chlebove 8 1999 Sean Hage 8 2000 Michael Morales 8 2012 Matt Ryan 8 2012
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- 51-59-0 Totals 599-448-17
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 DATE
(1970-2015, excluding, 1971-75 and 1980) Nov. 2 Nov. 4 Nov. 6 Nov. 8 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
2-1 1-1 4-1 3-0 0-1 2-3 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
Dec. 10 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
2-4 4-5 7-0-1 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
Jan. 16 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
4-4 8-8 7-10 1-4 6-4 5-2 8-6 5-4 8-4 5-2 1-3 9-3 1-0 3-6 3-2 6-1 2-1 5-3 6-2 4-5 3-1 7-6
Feb. 7 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
5-4 4-5 5-6 5-3 3-6 2-5 6-5 6-5 6-9 5-2 5-4-1 9-8 7-2 9-6 6-3-1 4-4-1 2-1 4-2 0-1 1-0 1-0 0-3
SoCon-EWL BIG 12
SOUTHERN CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT OUTSTANDING WRESTLER 1966 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)
EWL TOURNAMENT WINS 1. 2. 3. 4.
David Jauregui, 13 (2006-09) Greg Jones, 12 (2002-05) Vertus Jones, 11 (1997-00) Scott Collins, 10 (1987-88, 1990-91) Joe Carr, 10 (1999-2002) Kurt Brenner, 10 (2006-09)
EWL TOURNAMENT BESTS
Best Team Finish: 1st, 1996, 2002, 2004 Most Points: 123.5, 2003 Most Finalists: 8, 1996 and 1999 Most Champions: 4, 1990 (Banks, Black, Cole and Spinetti) and 2006 (Rader, Lebe, Brenner and Villers)
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
OUTSTANDING WRESTLER, EWL TOURNAMENT Vertus Jones – 2000 Greg Jones – 2002, 2005
MOST POINTS AWARD
Vertus Jones – 1999 Jared Villers – 2008 Greg Jones – 2004, 2005
MOUNTAINEERS EWL CHAMPIONSHIPS HISTORY NCAA Year Place Champions 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
EASTERN WRESTLING LEAGUE AWARD WINNERS
MOUNTAINEERS BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIPS HISTORY
WRESTLER OF THE YEAR
EWL HALL OF FAMERS
Coach of the Year Craig Turnbull – 1990, 1998, 2002, 2004 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
Greg Jones Same Kline Mike Mason Dean Morrison
NCAA TOURNAMENT WINS 1. 2. 3. 4.
Greg Jones 17 (2002-05) Vertus Jones 14 (1997-2000) Whitey Chlebove 11 (1995-96, 98-99) Matt Lebe 11 (2003-2006) Scott Collins 10 (1988, 90-91) Sam Kline 10 (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
NCAA Champions 1991 1994 2002 2004 2005
Scott Collins Dean Morrison Greg Jones Greg Jones Greg Jones
NCAA ALL-AMERICANS (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)
NCAA TOURNAMENT BESTS
Best Team Finish: 6th, 1991 Most Points: 54.00, 1999 Most Qualifiers: 9, 2003 Highest Individual Finish: 1st, Scott Collins 1991; Dean Morrison 1994; Greg Jones 2002, 2004 & 2005 Most All-Americans: 3, 1991 (Mark Banks, Dominic Black, Scott Collins); 1998 (Whitey Chlebove, Vertus Jones, Mike Mason); 1999 (Whitey Chlebove, Vertus Jones, Sam Kline)
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
142 177 174 184 184
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 1995
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 Keith Taylor John Koss Dean Morrison Jim Howard Keith Taylor Mike Mason Scott Hage John Koss
134 134 190 190 126 190 126 150 HWT 150 177 134 142 150 158 177 190 167 177 190 HWT 118 126 142 150 158 167 177 190 142 150 158 167 177 190 118 142 158 177 142 158 167 177 190 118 135 142 150 167 177 HWT 142 150 167 177
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
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
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
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Seth Lisa Brandon Lauer Shane Cunanan Billy Smith Matt Lebe Tom McMath Greg Jones Ryan Wilman Brent Miller Casey Brewster Joe Clarke Mike Torriero Matt Lebe Zac Fryling Greg Jones Matt Daddino Shawn Cordell Seth Lisa Matt Lebe Zac Fryling Greg Jones Jared Villers Brandon Rader David Jauregui Matt Lebe Larry Hall Kurt Brenner Jared Villers Mark Anderson Brandon Rader David Jauregui Zac Fryling Kurt Brenner Jared Villers Dustin Rogers David Jauregui Zac Fryling Donnie Jones Chance Litton Kurt Brenner Jared Villers Dustin Rogers
125 133 141 149 157 165 174 184 HWT 125 141 149 157 165 184 197 125 133 157 165 184 184 141 149 157 165 174 197 133 141 149 157 174 197 HWT 149 157 165 174 184 197 HWT
2009* 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
David Jauregui Ryan Goodman Donnie Jones Kurt Brenner Dustin Rogers Shane Young Donnie Jones Brandon Williamson Shane Young Nathan Pennesi Brandon Rader Donnie Jones Matt Ryan Shane Young Nathan Pennesi Michael Morales Lance Bryson Matt Ryan Brandon Williamson Nathan Pennesi Colin Johnston Michael Morales Cory Stainbrook Bubba Scheffel A.J. Vizcarrondo Zeke Moisey Michael Morales Bubba Scheffel Jake A. Smith Zeke Moisey Dylan Cottrell Bubba Scheffel Jacob A. Smith
149 157 165 174 HWT 125 165 HWT 125 133 149 165 184 125 133 141 174 184 HWT 141 141 149 125 174 HWT 125 141 184 197 125^ 157 184 197
* New system implemented by the NCAA to qualify for the NCAA Tournament ^ Moisey withdrew from the 2016 NCAA Championships due to injury
Year Coach Captains Record 1921 R.B. Dayton Scotty Hough 3-3-0 1922 R.B. Dayton Scotty Hough 5-3-0 1923 R.B. Dayton Al Millender 6-2-0 1924 Steve Harrick Tony Suder 2-1-0 1925 Steve Harrick Ward Wylie 4-3-0 1926 Steve Harrick Ward Wylie 3-1-0 1927 Steve Harrick Joe Millender 2-4-0 1928 Steve Harrick Emil Suder 2-4-0 1929 Steve Harrick Jimmie Cox 3-3-0 1930 Steve Harrick Gordon Brill 5-3-0 1931 Steve Harrick Gordon Meyers 4-5-0 1932 Steve Harrick J.J. Fletcher 5-3-1 1933 Denny Myers Floyd â€œBen Schwartzwalderâ€? 6-2-0 1934 Denny Myers Albert Gwynne 4-2-1 1935 Albert Gwynne Dick Chittum 5-3-0 1936 Albert Gwynne Charles Sites 7-0-0 1937 Albert Gwynne Robert Kyle 4-4-0 1938 Albert Gwynne Paul Hodges 5-3-0 1939 Albert Gwynne Earle Lancaster 1-4-0 1940 Albert Gwynne Paul Satterfield 2-4-0 1941 Albert Gwynne Robert McArdle 1-5-0 1942 Albert Gwynne Simeon Hall 1-6-0 1943 to 1946 - no wrestling due to World War II 1947 Albert Gwynne Jim Mendenhall 0-4-0 1948 Steve Harrick Bob DeAntonis 0-7-0 1949 Steve Harrick Bob DeAntonis 4-3-0 1950 Steve Harrick Bob DeAntonis 7-1-0 1951 Steve Harrick Gene Brewer 3-5-0 1952 Steve Harrick Bob Boswell 7-2-0 1953 Steve Harrick Don Strimble 6-2-0 1954 Steve Harrick Bob Perry 5-4-0 1955 Steve Harrick Bob Perry 4-2-0 1956 Steve Harrick Lewis Guidi 1-6-1 1957 Steve Harrick Tom Westfall 5-6-0 1958 Steve Harrick Tom Westfall 6-4-0 1959 Steve Harrick Tom Westfall 9-2-0 1960 Steve Harrick Charles Sherwood 9-2-0 1961 Steve Harrick Paul Hoblitzell 9-3-0 1962 Steve Harrick Roy Sisler 7-3-1 1963 Steve Harrick George Nedeff 10-3 1964 Steve Harrick Roy Sisler 11-3 1965 Steve Harrick Jim Jioio 9-3-1 1966 Steve Harrick Don Check, Francis Pavlovich 4-8-0 1967 Steve Harrick Bill Zimmerman, Angelo Gianni 9-3-0 1968 George Nedeff Angelo Gianni, Don Killen 8-3-1 1969 George Nedeff Jeff Flickenger 9-3-0 1970 George Nedeff Dave McCandles 4-6-0 1971 George Nedeff Bob Vettorel, Steve Orlosky 11-4-1 1972 George Nedeff Bob Vettorel, Roger Lamens 10-5-0 1973 George Nedeff Bob Vettorel 8-7-0 1974 George Nedeff Garrett Breakiron, Tom Oleszewski 7-7-1 1975 Fred Liechti Tom Oleszewski 9-5-0 1976 Fred Liechti Rick Pennesi, Pat Lupinetti 14-5-0 1977 Fred Liechti Mark Durham, Chuck Fordyce 3-17-0
Year Coach Captains Record 1978 Fred Liechti Mark Durham 7-9-0 1979 Craig Turnbull Mark Cagle, Cliff Boone 9-4-2 1980 Craig Turnbull Mark Cagle, Nick Ruland 6-10-1 1981 Craig Turnbull Mark Cagle 12-10-0 1982 Craig Turnbull Nick Ruland, Don Tasser 10-9-0 1983 Craig Turnbull Kurt Anderson, Mike Levanduski 6-9-0 1984 Craig Turnbull R.J. Costello, Mike Levanduski 8-8-0 1985 Craig Turnbull R.J. Costello, Mike Levanduski 13-3-0 1986 Craig Turnbull Bill Nye, Thad Turner 12-7-0 1987 Craig Turnbull Jim Akerly Gordon Taylor 10-6-0 1988 Craig Turnbull Jim Akerly, Craig Costello 10-7-0 1989 Craig Turnbull None 7-7-0 1990 Craig Turnbull Dominic Black, Scott Collins 14-1-0* 1991 Craig Turnbull Mark Banks, Dominic Black, 11-5-0* Scott Collins 1992 Craig Turnbull Dave Onorato, Tom Onorato, 7-6-0 Doug Taylor 1993 Craig Turnbull Tom Onorato, Doug Taylor 7-5-0 1994 Craig Turnbull Matt Blair, Dean Morrison, 6-4-0 Keith Taylor 1995 Craig Turnbull Keith Taylor, Doug Vetter 4-6-0 1996 Craig Turnbull Scott Hage, Jim Howard, 7-5-1+ Mike Mason 1997 Craig Turnbull Mike Mason 4-6-0 1998 Craig Turnbull Mike Mason, Sam Kline 11-3-1* 1999 Craig Turnbull Sam Kline 7-4-0 2000 Craig Turnbull Vertus Jones, Bob Patnesky 6-4-1 2001 Craig Turnbull Joe Carr, Billy Smith 4-9-0 2002 Craig Turnbull Shane Cunanan, Tom McMath, 12-2-0*+ Billy Smith 2003 Craig Turnbull Shane Cunanan, Tom McMath, 9-3-0* Billy Smith 2004 Craig Turnbull Joe Clarke, Greg Jones, Matt Lebe, 9-5-0+ Mike Torriero 2005 Craig Turnbull Greg Jones, Matt Lebe 5-6-1* 2006 Craig Turnbull Matt Lebe 6-6-0 2007 Craig Turnbull Zac Fryling, Jared Villers 5-5-0 2008 Craig Turnbull Kurt Brenner, Zac Fryling, 8-5-0 David Jauregui 2009 Craig Turnbull Kurt Brenner, David Jauregui, 8-4-2 Dustin Rogers 2010 Craig Turnbull Brandon Williamson 3-10-0 2011 Craig Turnbull Donnie Jones, Brandon Rader 9-6-0 2012 Craig Turnbull Lance Bryson, Nathan Pennesi, 9-4 Shane Young 2013 Craig Turnbull Nathan Pennesi, Bubba Scheffel, 2-13 Shane Young 2014 Craig Turnbull Colin Johnston and Bubba Scheffel 11-4-7 2015 Sammie Henson Michael Morales 9-9-0 2016 Sammie Henson Bubba Scheffel 8-10-0 TOTAL 599-448-17 * Eastern Wrestling League Dual Meet Champions + Eastern Wrestling League Tournament Champions
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 5 6 0 1984 2016 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 3 0 0 2001 2015 2015 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 ---Campbell 1 0 0 2015 2015 2015 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 23 14 2 1979 2016 2016 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 2 0 0 2014 2015 2015 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 11 20 2 1977 2016 2016 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 16 0 1922 2016 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 23 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 6 0 1928 2015 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 2 0 1951 2016 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 6 0 1986 2016 1986 Oklahoma State 0 11 0 1927 2016 ---Old Dominion 2 0 0 1985 1986 1986 Oregon 1 0 0 1987 1987 1987 Oregon State 0 1 0 2015 2015 ---Penn 5 5 0 1921 2007 1998 Penn State 7 29 0 1931 2013 2002 Pitt 26 33 2 1934 2016 2016 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 ---South Dakota State 0 1 0 2016 2016 ---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 7 0 1951 2016 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
1921 (3-3) I 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) I 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) I R.B. Dayton 23-8 W Ohio 3-0 W Waynesburg 24-3 W Kentucky 13-14 L Iowa State 28-5 W Virginia 19-6 W Indiana 8-16 L Navy 23-8 W Penn 1924 (2-1) I Steve Harrick 25-0 W Western Maryland 14-11 W Penn 8-17 L Navy 1925 (4-3) I 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) I Steve Harrick 19-6 W Illinois 6-17 L Iowa State 14-13 W Navy 23-5 W Penn 1927 (2-4) I 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) I 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) I 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) I 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) I 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) I 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) I 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) I 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) I 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) I 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) I Albert Gwynne 11-21 L Waynesburg 13-21 L Case 23-13 W Pitt 10-22 L Ohio State 3-29 L Chicago 19-11 W Waynesburg 31-3 W Washington & Jefferson 14-12 W Temple 1938 (5-3) I 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) I 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) I 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) I 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) I Albert Gwynne 0-32 L Ohio State 21-8 W Temple 3-29 L Penn State 3-27 L Waynesburg 3-23 L Case 5-23 L Waynesburg 0-34 L Navy 1943-1946 - no wrestling due to World War II
1947 (0-4) I Albert Gwynne 0-38 L Waynesburg 6-28 L Case 6-24 L Washington & Lee 6-26 L Waynesburg 1948 (0-7) I 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) I 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) I 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) I 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) I 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) I 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) I 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) I 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
1960 (9-2) I 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
1956 (1-6-1) I 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
1961 (9-3) I Steve Harrick 18-8 W A Baltimore 21-9 W H Indiana, Pa. 4-39 L H Penn State 19-13 W A California, Pa. 22-10 W A VMI 18-6 W N The Citadel 27-3 W A Davidson 25-8 W H Fairmont State 5-22 L H Virginia Tech 27-2 W H Washington & Lee 8-20 L H Ohio State 25-3 W H Fairmont State 3rd at Southern Conference Championships
1957 (5-6) I 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
1962 (7-3-1) I 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
1958 (6-4) I 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
1963 (10-3) I 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
1959 (9-2) I 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
1964 (11-3) I 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) I 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) I 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) I 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) I 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) I George Nedeff 53-79 L A Waynesburg 53-48 W N Juniata 53-38 W N Akron 15-13 W H Indiana, Pa. 9-20 L A Ohio Northern
28-3 34-10 24-6 25-6 22-9 8-23 23-11
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North Carolina West Liberty VMI Saint Vincent Fairmont State California, Pa. Saint Francis, Pa.
1970 (4-6) I George Nedeff 15-20 L A Indiana, Pa. 8-32 L H Pitt 7-27 L H Ohio Northern 24-14 W N Cincinnati 25-8 W A West Liberty 11-24 L H Slippery Rock 27-12 W A Saint Vincent 8-20 L A Fairmont State 7-29 L H California, Pa. 26-14 W A Saint Francis, Pa. 1971 (11-4-1) I George Nedeff 15-15 T A Waynesburg 9-21 L N Eastern Michigan 22-12 W N Howard 25-10 W H Indiana, Pa. 28-5 W H Duquesne 29-5 W H Saint Vincent 21-11 W A West Liberty 37-2 W A Washington & Jefferson 21-14 W A Ohio Northern 24-13 W H West Liberty 9-27 L A Slippery Rock 26-14 W H Fairmont State 29-8 W H Morehead State 14-24 L A Pitt 2-37 L A California, Pa. 22-14 W A Saint Francis, Pa. 1972 (10-5) I George Nedeff 23-14 W A Indiana, Pa. 30-9 W A Howard 23-14 W A Waynesburg 26-8 W A Indiana 42-6 W H Saint Vincent 32-12 W H Duquesne 33-9 W H Washington & Jefferson 5-36 L H Pitt 22-16 W H Fairmont State 38-6 W H Ohio Northern 19-28 L A West Liberty 8-39 L A Fairmont State 21-15 W A Morehead State 5-33 L H Slippery Rock 11-25 L H California, Pa. 1973 (8-7) I George Nedeff 18-21 L A Delaware 23-17 W A Duquesne 9-30 L A Waynesburg 20-17 W H Indiana, Pa. 31-7 W H Saint Vincent 18-20 L H Duquesne 36-6 W H Frostburg 24-18 W H Towson State 6-33 L A Pitt 49-0 W H Frostburg 22-18 W H West Liberty 18-19 L A California, Pa. 48-0 W A George Washington 12-37 L A Slippery Rock 17-20 L H Fairmont State
1974 (7-7-1) I George Nedeff 38-11 W A Howard 38-11 W A Malone 11-23 L A Waynesburg 15-30 L A Indiana, Pa. 38-0 W H Frostburg 43-2 W H Duquesne 14-20 L H West Liberty 27-12 W H California, Pa. 20-14 W A Towson State 19-17 W A Morgan State 3-39 L H Pitt 20-20 T H Marshall 12-21 L A West Liberty 3-43 L H Slippery Rock 14-26 L A Fairmont State 1975 (9-5) I Fred Liechti 24-18 W H 43-4 W A 28-6 W A 12-27 W A 33-15 W H 15-21 L H 11-23 L H 0-42 L A 19-14 W A 20-24 L H 29-12 W A 5-36 L A 27-16 W A 45-0 W A
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)) I Fred Liechti 18-21 L A 42-9 W N 39-3 W N 26-14 W A 47-6 W N 24-18 W N 25-16 W A 8-30 L H 23-17 W N 42-2 W A 11-20 L N 30-11 W A 24-13 W H 49-0 W H 6-33 L H 20-19 W H 11-25 L H 33-10 W N 24-13 W A
Indiana, Pa. Howard Malone Waynesburg Anderson Northern Kentucky Morehead Ohio State Towson State Morgan State Fairmont State Washington & Jefferson Marshall Alderson-Broaddus Slippery Rock California, Pa. Pitt Youngstown State West Liberty
1977 (3-17) I Fred Liechti 19-30 L H 8-26 L H 14-22 L A 32-17 W N 25-19 W H 12-25 L H 7-30 L H 21-27 L A 2-47 L A 15-30 L A 11-27 L A 2-39 L A 12-33 L H 41-3 W H 6-34 L H 5-35 L H 6-31 L A
Indiana, Pa. Akron Waynesburg Pitt-Johnstown Baltimore Gettysburg Edinboro Cincinnati Fairmont State California, Pa. Marshall Slippery Rock George Mason Howard Franklin & Marshall Temple Youngstown State
2-43 15-33 11-34
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1978 (7-9) I Fred Liechti 20-29 L A 40-9 W A 47-5 W N 51-2 W N 46-2 W N 24-25 L N 16-18 L N 39-8 W N 20-18 W H 12-36 L H 29-12 W H 9-34 L H 6-34 L H 15-21 L H 13-29 L A 3-42 L A 7th at EWL Championships - WVUâ€™s first year in the EWL
Maryland Pitt West Liberty Indiana, Pa. Waynesburg Howard Malone Catonsville Edinboro Gettysburg Cincinnati California, Pa. Slippery Rock Marshall Princeton William and Mary Lycoming Maryland Pitt
1979 (9-4-2)) I Craig Turnbull 35-8 W H Indiana, Pa. 36-6 W N Marietta 26-12 W A Waynesburg 31-11 W N Muskingum 42-9 W H George Mason 20-20 T H Ohio 28-10 W H Akron 6-32 L A Bloomsburg 17-16 W A California, Pa. 27-15 W H Maryland 4-36 L A Clarion State 37-11 W A Marshall 12-30 L H Cleveland State 12-20 L A Lock Haven 21-21 T A Pitt 5th at EWL Championships 5th at Eastern Athletic Association Tournament 1980 (6-10-1) I Craig Turnbull 21-23 L A Indiana, Pa. 28-3 W H California, Pa. 6-35 L A Penn State 15-30 L N Navy 39-9 W N Akron 21-13 W N Illinois 13-29 L A Ohio 41-10 W H West Liberty 36-3 W H Marshall 17-17 T H Shippensburg 9-28 L H Clarion 11-28 L H Bloomsburg 17-21 L H Lock Haven 28-11 W H Pitt 12-30 L A Maryland 11-35 L A Nebraska 9-31 L A Cleveland State 7th at EWL Championships 1981 (12-10) I Craig Turnbull 44-3 W H Indiana, Pa. 25-17 W H Waynesburg 18-23 L H Nebraska 12-24 L N Ohio 20-19 W N Youngstown State 43-6 W N Cincinnati 25-22 W A California, Pa. 35-6 W A East Stroudsburg
16-24 L A 13-28 L N 8-33 L A 32-6 W N 23-21 W N 6-32 L N 25-16 W A 22-15 W A 19-25 L H 13-33 L H 10-34 L A 31-15 W A 23-20 W H 15-24 L H 5th at EWL Championships
Lock Haven Trenton State Clarion Southern Connecticut Rutgers Navy Shippensburg Pitt Bloomsburg Penn State Kentucky Marshall Maryland Cleveland State
1982 (10-9) I Craig Turnbull 42-3 W A Indiana, Pa. 31-6 W A Waynesburg 17-27 L H Clarion 6-37 L H Kentucky 12-30 L H Northern Iowa 31-9 W H Ohio 13-23 L A Maryland 14-30 L A Navy 41-5 W H Shippensburg 23-15 W A Millersville 23-12 W H California, Pa. 8-40 L H Lock Haven 20-19 W H Pitt 3-38 L N Bloomsburg 33-12 W N Kutztown 36-12 W N East Stroudsburg 35-13 W H Marshall 6-34 L A Penn State 13-23 L A Cleveland State 8th at EWL Championships 1983 (6-9) I Craig Turnbull 19-18 W A 17-23 L A 40-6 W H 12-23 L A 28-15 W H 20-19 W H 17-22 L A 10-31 L A 13-29 L H 20-19 W H 3-39 L H 16-22 L A 6-46 L H 27-22 W H 11-36 L H 7th at EWL Championships 1984 (8-8) I Craig Turnbull 30-15 W A 10-21 L H 17-20 L H 21-18 W H 19-18 W A 39-9 W A 60-0 W H 18-20 L A 11-33 L A 30-11 W A 9-33 L A 49-0 W H 12-27 L A 9-34 L A 39-4 W A
Kentucky Clarion Waynesburg Pitt Shippensburg Millersville California, Pa. Lock Haven Maryland Bloomsburg Navy Ohio Penn State West Liberty Cleveland State
Waynesburg Clarion Arizona State Pitt Shippensburg Millersville Ohio Maryland Navy Indiana, Pa. Bloomsburg California, Pa. Lock Haven Penn State West Liberty
17-32 L A Cleveland State 7th at EWL Championships 1985 (13-3) I Craig Turnbull 27-16 W A Edinboro 38-6 W H Waynesburg 15-28 L A Clarion 19-15 W A Pitt 35-7 W N Old Dominion 20-24 L N Iowa State 26-16 W N Appalachian State 32-3 W H Shippensburg 36-9 W H Maryland 47-3 W A California, Pa. 20-13 W H Navy 21-19 W H Lock Haven 20-24 L H Penn State 39-7 W H West Liberty 32-9 W A Cleveland State 40-7 W H Ohio 5th at EWL Championships 1986 (12-7) I Craig Turnbull 42-6 W A Waynesburg 12-30 L H Clarion 13-25 L H Pitt 38-6 W N Old Dominion 0-42 L N Iowa State 28-15 W N Indiana 34-11 W N Virginia 16-23 L N Northern Iowa 30-15 W N Oklahoma 25-17 W A Ohio 36-6 W A Shippensburg 19-20 L A Navy 54-2 W H California, Pa. 21-19 W H Bloomsburg 16-23 L A Lock Haven 9-32 L A Penn State 36-9 W H West Liberty 27-15 W H Cleveland State 23-20 W A Maryland 7th at EWL Championships 1987 (10-6)) I Craig Turnbull 39-9 W H Waynesburg 14-21 L A Clarion 18-15 W N Ohio State 15-20 L N Wisconsin 34-9 W N Oregon 13-23 L H Arizona State 48-0 W H Shippensburg 23-11 W H Maryland 41-5 W H Ohio 41-7 W A California, Pa. 15-19 L A Bloomsburg 21-19 W H Lock Haven 13-31 L H Penn State 31-11 W A West Liberty 19-18 W A Cleveland State 16-22 L A Pitt 7th at EWL Championships 1988 (10-7) I Craig Turnbull 29-11 W A Waynesburg 20-15 W H Clarion 7-33 L N Edinboro 22-15 W N Maryland 17-14 W N Syracuse 26-14 W N Clarion 10-25 L A Ohio State 38-11 W H California, Pa.
12-22 L A Navy 21-15 W H Pitt-Johnstown 26-9 W A Ohio 13-24 L H Bloomsburg 17-24 L A Lock Haven 16-24 L A Penn State 15-20 L H Cleveland State 44-6 W H West Liberty 25-11 W H Pitt 7th at EWL Championships 22nd at NCAA Championships 1989 (7-7) I Craig Turnbull 44-2 W H 13-25 L A 6-34 L N 35-12 W N 34-7 W A 25-12 W A 26-15 W H 16-19 L A 14-22 L H 12-29 L H 9-26 L H 14-18 L A 28-6 W A 19-17 W A 8th at EWL Championships
Waynesburg Clarion Arizona State Ohio California, Pa. Pitt-Johnstown Navy Bloomsburg Edinboro Lock Haven Penn State Cleveland State West Liberty Pitt
1990 (14-1) I Craig Turnbull 52-3 W A Waynesburg 26-13 W H Clarion 43-0 W H Boise State 27-8 W A Ohio 34-3 W H California, Pa. 39-4 W H Pitt-Johnstown 19-12 W N Navy 17-25 L N Arizona State 22-11 W H Bloomsburg 25-13 W A Lock Haven 20-13 W H Penn State 31-12 W H West Liberty 35-2 W H Cleveland State 29-3 W H Pitt 24-10 W A Edinboro 2nd at EWL Championships 18th at NCAA Championships 1991 (11-5) I Craig Turnbull 23-9 W A Clarion 21-14 W N Indiana* 19-21 L N Nebraska* 35-5 W N Northwestern* 16-23 L N Northern Iowa* 15-20 L N North Carolina* 33-9 W H California, Pa. 53-0 W A Pitt-Johnstown 16-18 L A Navy 40-2 W H Ohio 32-7 W A Bloomsburg 18-21 L H Lock Haven 23-17 W H Penn State 24-15 W A Cleveland State 32-9 W A Pitt 34-10 W H Edinboro 1st at EWL Championships 6th at NCAA Championships * NWCA National Duals 1992 (7-6) I Craig Turnbull 20-13 W H Clarion 17-13 W A Lock Haven
28-13 W H 28-11 W A 18-16 W A 16-19 L H 12-28 L A 23-21 W H 9-39 L N 18-25 L N 15-21 L H 20-16 W A 14-23 L H 4th at EWL Championships
Pitt-Johnstown California, Pa. Ohio Navy Penn State Bloomsburg Wisconsin Augsburg Cleveland State Edinboro Pitt
1993 (7-5) I Craig Turnbull 22-17 W N Ohio State 32-15 W A Clarion 35-11 W H California, Pa. 28-11 W H Ohio 10-21 L A Navy 12-21 L A Bloomsburg 19-16 W H Lock Haven 12-19 L H Army 28-18 W A Cleveland State 21-14 W H Edinboro 6-27 L A Pitt 16-25 L H Penn State 3rd at EWL Championships 25th at NCAA Championships 1994 (6-4) I Craig Turnbull 9-25 L H Clarion 22-10 W H Navy 32-6 W H Bloomsburg 13-22 L N Boston University 15-22 L N Iowa State 21-12 W A Lock Haven 36-4 W H Cleveland State 15-19 L A Edinboro 32-3 W H Pitt 22-16 W A Penn State 3rd at EWL Championships 14th at NCAA Championships 1995 (4-6) I Craig Turnbull 13-25 L A 15-27 L H 9-24 L A 31-11 W A 21-20 W A 7-28 L H 23-15 W A 15-23 L H 10-26 L A 18-14 W H 5th at EWL Championships
Clarion Iowa State Navy Bloomsburg Ohio Lock Haven Cleveland State Edinboro Pitt Penn State
1996 (7-5-1) I Craig Turnbull 33-3 W H Ohio 10-24 L H Nebraska 25-10 W H Bloomsburg 19-19 T H Clarion 15-28 L N Oklahoma State 15-22 L N Pitt 30-9 W N Duquesne 42-12 W N Franklin & Marshall 17-20 L A Lock Haven 30-6 W H Cleveland State 25-15 W A Edinboro 19-13 W H Pitt 16-20 L A Penn State 1st at EWL Championships
1997 (4-6) I Craig Turnbull 12-25 L A 22-15 W A 25-14 W A 15-22 L H 16-23 L A 19-18 W H 42-3 W A 13-27 L H 17-18 L A 16-22 L H 4th at EWL Championships
Nebraska Ohio State Clarion Navy Bloomsburg Lock Haven Cleveland State Edinboro Pitt Ohio
1998 (11-3-1) I Craig Turnbull 19-19 T H Clarion 30-19 W H Bloomsburg 28-10 W N Michigan* 3-33 L N Minnesota* 20-19 W N Penn* 20-16 W N Arizona State* 13-25 L N Penn State* 8-36 L N Nebraska* 26-12 W A Lock Haven 18-13 W H Penn State 42-10 W H Duquesne 48-0 W H Cleveland State 18-14 W H Pitt 30-6 W A Ohio 25-14 W A Edinboro 2nd at EWL Championships 7th at NCAA Championships * National Duals 1999 (7-4) I Craig Turnbull 22-12 W A Clarion 32-7 W A Bloomsburg 10-31 L N Oklahoma State 17-20 L N Cal-Bakersfield 20-12 W H Lock Haven 33-9 W A Cleveland State 41-6 W H Virginia Tech 10-21 L A Pitt 41-3 W A Duquesne 13-19 L H Edinboro 31-7 W H Ohio 2nd at EWL Championships 9th at NCAA Championships 2000 (6-4-1) I Craig Turnbull 35-8 W H Clarion 19-19 T H Bloomsburg 24-15 W A Lock Haven 20-23 L N Pennsylvania* 29-9 W N Rider* 6-35 L N Nebraska* 28-13 W N Virginia Tech^ 30-6 W H Cleveland State 14-20 L H Pitt 9-25 L A Edinboro 23-13 W A Ohio 2nd at EWL Championships 22nd at NCAA Championships * National Duals ^ Grundy, Va. 2001 (4-9) I Craig Turnbull 10-27 L A 22-10 W H 8-38 L N 19-16 W N 22-21 W N 9-28 L N
Clarion Penn State Indiana& Buffalo& Kent& Wisconsin&
7-34 L A Bloomsburg 24-23 W H Virginia Tech 12-33 L H Lock Haven 9-27 L H Ohio 12-28 L A Pitt 6-38 L H Edinboro 19-22 L H Cleveland State 8th at EWL Championships 37th at NCAA Championships & Virginia Duals 2002 (12-2) I Craig Turnbull 16-24 L A Iowa State 23-12 W H Clarion 23-15 W A Penn State 13-26 L A Ohio State 36-7 W H Bloomsburg 31-21 W H Nebraska 44-3 W H Virginia 26-6 W H Buffalo 19-12 W H Lock Haven 29-9 W A Virginia Tech 32-2 W H Pitt 23-15 W A Ohio 19-14 W A Cleveland State 31-3 W A Edinboro 1st at EWL Championships 13th at NCAA Championships 2003 (9-3) I Craig Turnbull 22-14 W H Iowa State 14-21 L H Ohio State 34-0 W A Bloomsburg 18-20 L N Oklahoma* 15-20 L N Minnesota* 22-14 W A Clarion 31-8 W A Lock Haven 36-12 W H Virginia Tech 29-8 W A Pitt 23-9 W H Ohio 19-14 W H Edinboro 25-16 W H Cleveland State 2nd at EWL Championships 17th at NCAA Championships * National Duals 2004 (9-5) I Craig Turnbull 22-14 W N Stanford 15-22 L N Missouri 13-24 L H Penn State 32-7 W H Bloomsburg 16-29 L N Michigan* 21-16 W H Cleveland State* 18-21 L N Penn* 25-15 W H Clarion 21-13 W H Pitt 39-13 W A Virginia Tech 29-10 W H Lock Haven 23-22 W A Ohio 13-25 L A Edinboro 27-12 W A Cleveland State T-1st at EWL Championships 16th at NCAA Championships * National Duals 2005 (5-6-1) I Craig Turnbull 15-20 L A Nebraska 12-34 L A Penn State 22-16 W A Bloomsburg 43-0 W A Clarion 6-34 L N Illinois 16-24 L N Penn State
18-23 L H Hofstra 23-15 W A Pitt 25-15 W H Ohio 19-21 L A Lock Haven 20-20 T H Edinboro 27-13 W H Cleveland State 4th at EWL Championships 18th at NCAA Championships 2006 (6-6) I Craig Turnbull 16-29 L H Missouri 14-28 L A Hofstra 21-18 W N Rider* 15-17 L N Ohio State* 16-20 L N Columbia* 22-14 W H Bloomsburg 37-6 W H Clarion 20-13 W H Pitt 16-18 L A Ohio 25-16 W H Lock Haven 5-40 L A Edinboro 24-12 W A Cleveland State 2nd at EWL Championships 26th at NCAA Championships *Virginia Duals 2007 (5-5) I Craig Turnbull 37-7 W H Duquesne 14-28 L N Northwestern* 18-25 L N Penn* 15-22 L A Bloomsburg 38-6 W A Clarion 18-16 W A Pitt 16-22 L H Ohio 25-11 W A Lock Haven 16-21 L H Edinboro 38-6 W H Cleveland State 2nd at EWL Championships 28th at NCAA Championships * NWCA National Duals 2008 (8-5-0) I Craig Turnbull 37-3 W N Sacred Heart @ 9-24 L N Iowa State @ 27-12 W A Cal State Fullerton 24-12 W A Cal Poly 9-32 L N Minnesota* 9-29 L N Ohio State* 35-3 W H Clarion 21-12 W H Bloomsburg 30-6 W H Lock Haven 17-18 L H Pitt 28-13 W A Ohio 16-21 L A Edinboro 32-2 W A Cleveland State 3rd at EWL Championships 31st at NCAA Championships @ Sprawl & Brawl Meet (Vestal, N.Y.) * NWCA National Duals 2009 (8-4-2) I Craig Turnbull 22-15 W N Columbia * 21-11 W N North Carolina * 10-27 L A Penn State 3-35 L H Lehigh 19-26 L H Illinois 15-25 L H Michigan State 57-0 W A Duquesne 19-16 W A Bloomsburg 22-14 W A Clarion 20-16 W A Lock Haven 15-15 T A Pitt
37-9 W H Ohio 41-0 W H Cleveland State 19-19 T H Edinboro 2nd at EWL Championships 47th at NCAA Championships * Sprawl & Brawl Meet (Vestal, N.Y.) 2010 (3-10-0) I Craig Turnbull 18-19 L N Wyoming * 15-23 L N Illinois * 12-33 L H Penn State 9-29 L H Indiana 9-24 L A Michigan State 3-39 L A Lehigh 14-20 L H Clarion 21-18 W H Bloomsburg 32-12 W H Lock Haven 15-19 L H Pitt 15-27 L A Ohio 34-11 W A Cleveland State ^ 6-29 L A Edinboro 5th at EWL Championships T-47th at NCAA Championships * Sprawl & Brawl Meet (Vestal, N.Y.) ^ Saint Clairsville, Ohio 2011 (9-6-0) I Craig Turnbull 24-12 W N Liberty* 13-27 L A Maryland* 38-3 W N Johns Hopkins 41-0 W N Sacred Heart^ 14-25 L N Rutgers^ 3-40 L N Penn State^ 18-15 W A Illinois 18-21 L H Michigan State 19-12 W A Bloomsburg 39-4 W A Clarion 33-5 W A Lock Haven 14-21 L A Pitt 24-13 W H Ohio 15-22 L H Edinboro 46-0 W H Cleveland State 2nd at EWL Championships 51st at NCAA Championships * Terrapin Duals (College Park, Md.) ^ Sprawl & Brawl (Vestal, N.Y.) 2012 (9-4-0) I Craig Turnbull 48-0 W N Johns Hopkins* 41-0 W N Franklin & Marshall* 6-34 L A Penn State 15-22 L H Maryland 23-12 W A Michigan State 10-25 L H Bloomsburg 23-20 W H Clarion 28-12 W H Lock Haven 21-18 W A Rutgers 12-26 L H Pitt 36-3 W A Ohio 18-17 W A Edinboro 36-6 W A Cleveland State 3rd at EWL Championships 43rd at NCAA Championships * Terrapin Duals (College Park, Md.) 2013 (2-13-0) I Craig Turnbull 43-0 W N Johns Hopkins* 10-24 L A Maryland* 3-44 L H Penn State 15-19 L A Lock Haven 3-36 L A Oklahoma State 14-25 L A Oklahoma
10-26 L H Rutgers 3-30 L H Iowa State 9-31 L A Pitt 9-29 L H Ohio 9-29 L H Edinboro 18-15 W A Clarion 0-57 L A Oklahoma State# 9-33 L N Oklahoma# 3-45 L N Iowa State# 4th at Big 12 Championships T-63rd at NCAA Championships * Terrapin Duals (College Park, Md.) # Big 12 Duals 2014 (11-7-0) I Craig Turnbull 24-14 W N Garnder-Webb # 46-0 W N Anderson # 41-6 L A Virginia # 34-6 W N Midland 22-12 L A Iowa State* 25-8 W N Drexel ! 38-3 W N VMI ! 27-3 W N SIUE ! 22-21 W A Indiana ! 35-4 W N Northern Colorado ! 18-12 W H Lock Haven 30-6 L H Oklahoma State* 33-6 L H Pittsburgh 19-15 L H Oklahoma* 45-0 W H Davidson 28-7 W H Clarion 26-19 L A Ohio 29-6 L A Edinboro 4th at Big 12 Championships T-61st at NCAA Championships #UVA Duals ! Hoosier Duals *Big 12 Conference
2015 (9-9-0) I Sammie Henson 13-19 L H Arizona State 17-18 L N Northern Illinois ! 16-19 L N Rutgers ! 9-26 L N No. 3 Cornell ! 23-12 W A Lock Haven 42-0 W A Grand Canyon 22-12 W A Arizona State 21-19 W N Chattanooga ^ 16-21 L N No. 14 Edinboro ^ 19-15 W N No. 25 Bucknell ^ 21-10 W N Arizona State ^ 3-35 L A No. 8 Oklahoma State * 13-25 L A Oklahoma * 26-9 W W Clarion 7-29 L H No. 8 Iowa State 19-16 W H Ohio 9-25 L H No. 14 Edinboro 24-14 W A No. 18 Pitt 4th at Big 12 Championships 20th at NCAA Championships ! Journeymen/Asics Northeast Duals ^ Virginia Duals * Big 12 Conference
3-32 L No. 10 Virginia Tech 9-24 L No. 3 NC State 15-18 L No. 24 South Dakota State* 11-28 L No. 16 Iowa State* 30-6 W Clarion 18-14 W Edinboro 6th at Big 12 Championship 47th at NCAA Championships ^ Mountaineer Quad % Northeast Duals * Big 12 Conference
2016 (8-10) I Sammie Henson 26-7 W Drexel ^ 26-14 W Campbell ^ 22-14 W Arizona State^ 12-21 L No. 3 Michigan % 19-13 W Buffalo % 9-23 L No. 20 Oregon State % 30-3 W Lock Haven 3-38 L No. 5 Oklahoma State* 11-23 L No. 9 Oklahoma* 17-18 L Arizona State 15-20 L Stanford
THE LAST TIME WVU ... Defeated a Ranked Opponent at Home: 2/7/16 vs. No. 17 Pitt, 18-12 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
1991 I 142 POUNDS
Ranked No. 1 in the nation all season, Scott Collins became WVU’s first national champion in 1991 after posting a stellar 40-1 senior season. Collins went undefeated in EWL action as a senior. In fact, he set WVU’s then-all-time consecutive wins streak with 23-straight victories, including five straight at the NCAA Tournament. As a member of WVU’s nationally ranked 14-1 team and EWL regular season dual meet champions, Collins turned in an outstanding career; at the time, he was tied for first on WVU’s all-time career wins list with a 119-34-4 record. The three-time NCAA qualifier was the EWL champion as a senior. Collins went on to lead the Mountaineers to a sixth-place national finish. For his efforts, Collins was named co-EWL Wrestler of the Year and is ranked second in EWL history for most dual wins by a 142-pounder. Collins helped the team win two EWL titles. “He started as a true freshman and competed very successfully. Every year, he was someone who was capable of placing in the national tournament and competing to be in the finals. It never happened for him. It really drew upon him to have some strength of character to not lower his goals and continue to have that dream and goal that he wanted to be a national champion. “When we went to Iowa, he was the No. 1 seed and worked himself to the finals. To be in the finals after not placing before is unusual and he found himself wrestling an Iowa wrestler in the finals while we were competing at Iowa. He probably had about 12-13,000 people getting ready to cheer against him. It wasn’t that normal progression of placing several times and really having that seasoned feeling once you got your shot in the finals. I think it took a lot of his internal strength and focus. The match was one of the better ones that evening and it came down to a 6-6 score with 30 seconds left. Scott was the one who scored the winning takedown. It was a very dramatic moment for him and a significant moment for the program. To me, it was a very significant comingof-age moment for the program.” – Coach Craig Turnbull
1994 I 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. 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
THREE-TIME CHAMPION 2005 I 184 POUNDS
Greg Jones capped off one of the greatest collegiate wrestling careers in NCAA history by becoming just the 39th wrestler to ever win three national championships. He also became the first wrestler from the Eastern Wrestling League to ever win the NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler title. Jones, a Slickville, Pa., native, took home his third championship with a 5-3 decision against Cornell’s Tyler Baier. Jones dazzled the 16,302 fans in attendance at the Savvis Center. He jumped out to a 2-0 lead and then extended it to 5-1 before Baier earned two points late. The match concluded the story of WVU’s greatest wrestler as Jones left with a 126-4 career record. In 2004-05, he outscored his opponents 298-82 and was taken down just 10 times in 130 career matches. For the second-consecutive season, Jones finished 2004-05 with an undefeated season. Only Oklahoma State’s Steve Mocco and Jones finished the year undefeated.
2004 I 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.
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
2002 I 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
1929 I WHEELING, W.VA. The first WVU wrestler to attain All-America honors, Jimmie Cox placed third at the 1929 NCAA Championships at Ohio State. Cox won three matches at 135 pounds in guiding West Virginia to a ninthplace team finish.
1955 I GROVE CITY, PA. 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.
1955 I Mc MURRAY, 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 Lewis GUIDI teammate Robert Perry’s fourthplace result, pushed West Virginia to a 12th-place team finish. He was inducted into the WVU Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. 1979 I 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 Mark GAGLE eventual national champion Darryl Burley of Lehigh. Cagle became the Mountaineers’ fourth All-American.
1987 I ERIE, PA. West Virginia's fifth All-American wrestler, Jim Akerly brought the program national publicity with his back-to-back national rankings (ranked No. 3 as a sophomore and a junior). The first Mountaineer invited to participate in the EastWest All-Star Classic, Akerly collected more wins (119) than any Jim AKERLY 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. 1988 I ERIE, PA. Wrestling only one season at WVU, Michael Carr, an Iowa State transfer, set a Mountaineer record at the time for most takedowns in a season with 70. Posting 39 wins, Carr became West Virginia's second Eastern Wrestling League individual champion. He also won titles at the Navy Turkey Bowl, Michael CARR Hoosier Invitational and the WVU Open. Carr earned All-America honors for his seventh-place finish in the 158-pound weight class at the 1988 NCAA Championships at Iowa. 1990, 1991 I YORK, PA. Wrestling for West Virginia from 1990-91, Mark Banks was one of the most accomplished wrestlers in Mountaineer history. Banks earned back-to-back fifth-place finishes at the NCAA Tournament in 1990 and 1991 at 167 pounds to become the Mountaineers' first two-time All-American. Banks, who Miark BANKS competed in the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Classic in 1991, also won consecutive 167-pound EWL titles with the Mountaineers, West Virginia's first two-time league titlist. Throughout his four-year career, which included two years at Bloomsburg, Banks compiled a 22-1 record in EWL dual matches. During his stay in Morgantown, Banks never lost a league match in 13 decisions and helped WVU win two league titles and earn a sixth-place finish at the 1991 NCAA Championships. 1991 I 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 Dominic BLACK season by a Mountaineer 177-pounder, won an EWL title and competed in his second-
consecutive NCAA Tournament. The following year, Black posted a 39-win season (third-best in school history), earned his second-consecutive EWL title and had a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. In 1995, Black became the first West Virginia wrestler to ever represent the United States in an international event, as he won a gold medal in the 198-pound weight class at the World Cup of Freestyle. In 1999, Black made the U.S. World Wrestling Team, which participates in world championships. He won a national title and was a gold medalist at the 1999 Pan-American Games. He was inducted into the WVU Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. 1991 I 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 Scott COLLINS was named co-EWL Wrestler of the Year. The 142-pounder also captured the 1991 EWL title. Collins, who went undefeated in EWL action during his national title season in 1991, ranked second in EWL history for most dual wins by a 142-pounder. Collins finished his career as the school’s all-time win leader, and he helped the Mountaineers win two EWL titles. Collins registered a sixthplace finish at the 1991 NCAA Championships. He was inducted into the WVU Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. 1993 I MILESBURG, PA. Making his first NCAA appearance, Doug Taylor became West Virginia's seventh AllAmerican at the 1993 NCAA Championships in Ames, Iowa. Taylor, who battled an injuryplagued season, finished fifth at 158 pounds. Taylor lost a controversial overtime decision in Doug TAYLOR 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 I 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, Dean MORRISON Morrison became the first wrestler in school history to win three Eastern Wrestling League titles (1992-94) and just the fourth to win more than 100 career matches (103). Named the 1994 EWL Wrestler of the Year, Morrison competed in the prestigious National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Classic in Pittsburgh. Morrison's 33 wins in 1994 also tied him with Dominic Black for the most wins by a Mountaineer 177-pounder in a season.
1997 I 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. John KOSS 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 I WILLIAMSTOWN, W.VA. Mike Mason is remembered as one of the most diligent and hardworking wrestlers in the history of the program. The second WVU wrestler to be a two-time AllAmerican – both at 150 pounds – and the first All-American from the state of West Virginia, Mason Mike MASON earned his first All-America honors in 1997 when he was seeded eighth and wrestled to the quarterfinal round. He posted a 35-5 record his junior year, including a 10-0 dual meet record. As a senior, Mason advanced to the NCAA semifinal, losing a controversial doubleovertime 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 I NORTHAMPTON, PA. A dangerous force at 134 pounds his junior year and 141 pounds his senior year, Ian “Whitey” Chlebove became a twotime All-American with his seventhplace finish at the 1998 NCAA Championships in Cleveland and his sixth-place finish at the 1999 Ian “Whitey CHLEBOVE NCAA Championships at Penn State. As a senior, Chlebove was ranked as high as fourth nationally during the season. As a junior, he was ranked as high as third. In 1996, Chlebove was one win away from AllAmerica 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 I SLICKVILLE, PA. One of the finest athletes to come through the WVU program, Vertus Jones became the Mountaineers’ first three-time AllAmerican with his second-place finish at the 2000 NCAA Championships in St. Louis. His first All-America honor came with Vertus JONES a second-place finish at 177 pounds at the 1998 NCAA Championships in Cleveland. His second All-America honor came with a third-place finish at the 184-pound weight class at the 1999 NCAA Championships at Penn State. As a sophomore, Jones was the youngest of 20 finalists at the 1998 tournament and the youngest in WVU history to reach the NCAA finals. He is the first Mountaineer to be a four-time EWL champion and only the third EWL wrestler to be a four-time champion. He was the second WVU wrestler to win the EWLs as a freshman. Jones posted a stellar 30-2 senior season at 184 pounds, setting the all-time West Virginia consecutive-wins streak at 24 and finished his career with a 95-21 mark, which was sixth best at the time at WVU. 1999 I 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 Sam KLINE 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 I 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 Greg JONES 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 6227 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 I 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 firstround match, but went on to stun fifth-seeded Zach Roberson of Iowa State by pinning him at 4:21. Brandon LAUER He continued his roll with another fall in the second round, this time finishing off Jason Cuocolo of Sacred Heart in 2:19. After a narrow loss in the championship quarterfinals, Lauer needed one more win to assure himself of All-America status. He seemingly had the match in hand, but a late rally by Tom Clum of Wisconsin forced the match into overtime. Lauer was able to collect himself and quickly finished off the match with a takedown four seconds into the extra session for the sudden victory. Nursing an ailing knee, Lauer dropped his last two matches to finish eighth in the nation at 133 pounds. 2003 I SPOKANE, WASH. Using intensity, determination and superior conditioning, Shane Cunanan willed himself to the national semifinals and AllAmerica 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 Shane CUNANAN Esposito of Oklahoma State, 3-1, in overtime. Cunanan controlled most of the match, but could not convert on several opportunities. Finally, his tireless effort produced a takedown. In the national quarterfinals, the story was again the same as Cunanan controlled the match and wore his opponent down before taking the 5-3 victory over the tournament’s seventh seed, Dana Holland of Arizona State. His roll ended with a heartbreaking 4-3 loss in the national semifinals and he eventually finished sixth. Cunanan, who qualified for the NCAA Tournament four times, finally was able to finish his career as an NCAA All-American.
2005 I JEANNETTE, PA. Matt Lebe became WVU’s 20th All-American the hard way by fighting through the 157-pound consolation bracket after losing his opening match of the NCAA Tournament. Lebe pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the 2005 tournament when he knocked off Stanford’s defending national champion, Matt Gentry, 5-3. Matt LEBE The Jeannette, Pa., native then faced Clarion’s Chris Horning, whom he had beaten twice before earlier in the season. Lebe jumped out to a 4-1 lead and held off Horning for the rest of the match to escape with a 6-5 win. He later was knocked out of the tournament by Arizona State’s Brian Smith and finished seventh overall.
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.
2006, 2007 I 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 Brandon RADER All-America status. Rader, seeded ninth in the 141-pound weight class, got off to a blistering pace as he pinned his first two opponents. In his third bout, the freshman faced No. 1 seeded and undefeated Nate Gallick of Iowa State and lost a very close 3-0 decision. Rader rebounded in the consolation bracket by defeating Pitt’s Ron Tarquinio for the third time in 2006. He then defeated Virginia Tech’s Dave Hoffman, 11-7, in the consolation quarterfinals. In 2007 Rader repeated his All-America status by finishing sixth for the second-consecutive year. This time, he rebounded from a second-round loss, which forced him to win four-consecutive matches to get back to the NCAA platform. His defining match occurred in the consolation semifinals against No. 4-seeded Manny Rivera of Minnesota when he came away victorious, 9-5. The win for Rader made him just the sixth Mountaineer wrestler in school history to earn multiple All-America honors when he did so during the third session of the NCAA Championships in Detroit. 2015 I NORTHAMPTON, PA. 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 Zeke MOISEY lineup against Arizona State, where Moisey claimed a major decision. He topped several ranked opponents during 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.
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
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
2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010
Lost to Nebraska, 6-35 - Did Not Place Lost to Oklahoma, 18-20 Lost to Minnesota, 15-20 - Did Not Place Lost to Michigan, 16-29 Defeated Cleveland State, 21-16 Lost to Penn, 18-21 - Did Not Place Lost to Illinois, 6-34 Lost to Penn State, 16-24 - Did Not Place Lost to Northwestern, 14-28 Lost to Penn, 18-25 - Did Not Place Lost to Minnesota, 9-32 Lost to Ohio State, 9-29 - Did Not Place - 23rd
Eastern Mat Poll Champions 1990
NWCA All-Star Classic Participants 1987 Jim Akerly (defeated by Iowa’s Jim Heffernan, 6-0) 1991 Scott Collins (defeated Oklahoma State’s Chuck Barbee, 10-6) Mark Banks (defeated by Iowa’s Mark Reiland, 9-8) 1992 Craig Turnbull (coach of the Blue Team) 1994 Keith Taylor (defeated by Cal Poly’s Jake Gaeir, 5-1) Dean Morrison (defeated by Oregon State’s Les Gutches, 12-3) 1998 Mike Mason (defeated by Illinois’ Eric Siebert, 3-2) 1999 Vertus Jones (defeated by Iowa State’s Cael Sanderson, 6-5) 2001 Ryan Kehler (did not participate due to injury) 2003 Greg Jones (defeated Oklahoma State’s Chris Pendleton, 7-3) Craig Turnbull (coach of the Blue Team) 2004 Greg Jones (defeated Northern Illinois’ Ben Heizer, 10-6) 2005 Greg Jones (defeated Iowa’s Paul Bradley, 3-2) 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 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Mike Mason Sam Kline and Vertus Jones Vertus Jones Ryan Kehler Greg Jones Shane Cunanan Greg Jones Greg Jones Brandon Rader Brandon Rader Kurt Brenner Dustin Rogers Brandon Williamson Nathan Pennesi Brandon Williamson Nathan Pennesi Colin Johnston 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 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Dustin Rogers Donnie Jones Colin Johnston Brandon Williamson Nathan Pennesi Brutus Scheffel Bubba Scheffel Cory Stainbrook Zeke Moisey Dylan Cottrell
Red Brown Cup Presented annually to WVUâ€™s most outstanding all-around student-athlete 1991 Scott Collins 2004 Greg Jones 2005 Greg Jones
WVU WRESTLING HALL OF FAME The West Virginia University Wrestling Hall of Fame was instituted in 1991 to recognize those athletes who have helped pioneer WVU athletics into one of the most respected programs in the nation. The initial group of inductees was selected from six different time periods; former athletes, coaches and administrators are eligible for selection 10 years following their association with WVU. The following people have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to the Mountaineer wrestling program.
CAREER COACHES' RECORDS Name
Due to WWII, there was no wrestling at WVU from 1943-46.
1989-90 Lewis Guidi, Steve Harrick 1990-91 Kenny Lindamood, George Nedeff 1991-92 Sam Church, Roy Sisler 1993-94 Mark Cagle, Bob Mendenhall 1994-95 Robert Perry 1995-96 Dan Zottarelli
HOME/AWAY RECORD SINCE 1969
Home 170-110-8 Away 144-129-3 Neutral 72-55-3
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E. GORDON Gee, PRESIDENT
Dr. E. Gordon Gee is one of America’s most prominent higher education leaders, having served as president of some of the most prestigious public and private universities for more than three decades. When he returned to lead West Virginia University in 2014 as the institution’s 24th president, it was a homecoming of sorts. He was first named WVU president in 1981 at age 36 – at the time, considered among the youngest persons to ever serve as a university president. He led WVU until 1985 when he went on to presidencies at the University of Colorado (198590), Brown University (1998-2000) and Vanderbilt University (2001-07). He served as president of The Ohio State University from 1990-97 and again from 2007-13. On his return to the Morgantown campus, he said, “This is not a job to me; it is a calling.” His leadership style bears that out as he works tirelessly to advance the University’s land-grant mission and open doors to the American dream. In his latest address to the University community, he called for reinventing education for our young people, on our campuses, throughout our state and beyond; transforming health care for our citizens; and cultivating prosperity in our communities. “Doing our best for the 1.8 million people of West Virginia is our noblest calling and our proudest distinction,” he said. Gee has built a special relationship with the students as well as the state’s citizens, making it a point to visit students where they live, learn and socialize -- and visiting all 55 West Virginia counties during his inaugural year – and at least half in subsequent years. 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 WVU College of Law, and, in 1981, was named WVU’s 19th president. Gee serves on several education-governance organizations and committees, including the Big 12 Conference Council of Presidents and formerly 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. In 2009, Time magazine named him one of the top 10 university presidents in the United States. Active in many national professional and service organizations, he is on the executive committee of the National 4-H Council Board of Trustees and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education, the nation’s largest higher education organization. He has also served on the boards for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Limited Brands. In 2011, Gee began serving as secretary on the Board of Directors of Ohio’s economic development program, JobsOhio. In 2011-12, 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. 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.
The GEE FAMILY - Front from left: Nathan, Elly and Ben Patrón. Back from left: Rebekah Gee, Eva Patrón, E. Gordon Gee, Elizabeth Patrón and David Patrón
DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS
Since being named Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Associate Vice President at West Virginia University in January 2015, Shane Lyons has not been interested in headlines, he’s been interested in results. Working furiously behind the scenes, Lyons rolls up his sleeves every day for the betterment of WVU’s student-athletes, fans and athletic department. In his second year on the job, he keeps his fingers on the pulse of more than $110 million in athletic facility improvements that will be completed in the next year. In fact, his first year on the job can be defined as a year of fan enhancements to the WVU Coliseum and Milan Puskar Stadium as he has worked tirelessly to modernize 46- and 36-year-old facilities. Next up on his agenda are student-athlete enhancements with a new Olympic sport weight and training room. Also in the coming year, Lyons will continue to work with the Morgantown community on bringing a $45 million aquatic and track center to Morgantown, which will provide health and fitness benefits to all ages. When he’s not in his office, he’s an energized fundraiser where his efforts and honesty are appreciated by Mountaineer Athletic Club donors. Lyons oversees 18 varsity sports, a department budget of approximately $88 million, 200 employees, and approximately 500 student-athletes. He has already put the finishing touches on a $21 million baseball park and renovations are in the final stages to the football and basketball facilities that will bring long overdue new restrooms, concessions, ADA seating and fan comfort. Leaving the headlines to others, Lyons, confidently behind the scenes, directed a department in his first year that brought an 18th national championship for rifle, 30 All Americans, 110 All-Conference performers, 18 academic award winners and 109 Academic All-Conference selections. His work with WVU President E. Gordon Gee’s senior leadership team, as well as the Big 12 Conference and other national committees has brought additional respect and positive exposure to his department and the University. He currently serves on the Big 12 Administration Committee, Finance and Budget Committee and the Game Management and Officiating Subcommittee. 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 of the Crimson Tide Athletic program. During his time at Alabama, his responsibilities included oversight of a $120 million budget, management of the day-to-day operations of the department 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 senior 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 Wisconsin-Madison, have two children: Cameron and Brooke. 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)
Alabama (Deputy Director of Athletics/Chief Operating Officer)
2015-present West Virginia (Director of Athletics and Associate Vice President)
The LyonsFAMILY: Cameron, Brooke, Emily and Shane
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Assistant Athletic Director/ Annual Fund
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