Wrestling in College


Olivet Wrestling team wins Midwest Regional title, qualifies five for DIII National Championships

James Myers (Indian Creek) picked-up a bye for his first round match and then pinned Matt Tuttle from Alma in the quarterfinals and defeated Matt Lowry from Thiel, 10-4. In the championship match, he used an escape in third sudden death period to beat George Markou from Trine, 2-1. Myers will be making his second trip to the national championships, as he earned All-American honors in 2011 with a sixth-place finish.


Senior heavyweight Taylor Potts (Wellsburg, W.Va./John Marshall) placed third after earning a 3-1 record with two falls. He tied the W&J school record for single-season victories after finishing with a 36-11 mark this winter. Potts tied DeJuliis for the single-season wins record which the former All-American set in 2003.

Potts, who also tied senior teammate Zach Cecchetti (Apollo, Pa./Kiski Area) with 83 career victories (4th in school history), pinned Alma’s Mason Ley in 2:48 in his first match before falling to Waynesburg’s Brandon Fedorka 4-1. He bounced back to defeat Thiel’s Will Ringer 7-6 and then Case Western Reserve’s Cale Harter in 30 seconds by fall.




PEMBROKE, N.C.  – West Liberty University senior Jarrod Shaw (Brooke) won the 157-pound championship Saturday afternoon as the NCAA Division II Super Region One wrestling tournament concluded its two-day run at the English E. Jones Center on the campus of UNC-Pembroke.
As a regional champion, Shaw will lead a three-man contingent of Hilltopper grapplers to the 2012 NCAA Division II National Wrestling Championships, which will be held March 9-10 in Pueblo, Colo.
Fellow senior J.D. Ramsey punched his third NCAA national qualifying ticket with a third-place finish at 285 pounds while junior Matt Littleton finished fifth at 174 pounds but earned a trip to Pueblo with an impressive win against a higher-seeded wrestler in a True Fourth Place match.
The top four finishers in all 10 weight classes at the regional level are awarded spots in the national championship meet.



Paul Rose (Cambridge/Notre Dame College)


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Mt Union

It is the second-straight conference tournament title for the Purple Raiders, who had five wrestlers win individual titles.

Junior Riki Reynolds (Marion/Pleasant) won his third-straight conference title at 125 pounds while seniors Josh Malave (Rocky River/Lutheran West) at 141, Andy Jenkins (Stow/Woodridge) and Derick Hesson (Dexter City/Caldwell) at 285 all won their second straight titles.







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Kent State

Kyle Bauer Fr./Fr. 133 Wheeling, W. Va./Wheeling Park



West Virginia University

Justin Goode 5-8 141 Fr. Moundsville, W. Va.

Marshall Mason 5-10 165 Fr. Moundsville, W. Va.

Dominic Prezzia 5-8 157 Fr. St. Clairsville, Ohio

Jesse Schiffbauer 5-6 125 Fr. Morgantown, W. Va




Washington & Jefferson

Matt Barton Fr. 174 Toronto, Ohio/Edison

Taylor Potts Sr. 285 Wellsburg, W.Va./John Marshall




Olivet College

James Myers So. 157 Wintersville, Ohio/Indian Creek




West Liberty University

Wow is WLU loaded with OVAC Talent!


  Jake Donley 184 lb Sr. Cadiz, OH Harrison Central 184 lb

 Danny Doyle 165 lb So. Glen Dale, WV Wheeling Park 165 lb

 Mike Emery 165 lb Jr. Bloomingdale, OH Indian Creek 165 lb

 Preston Foster 125 lb So. East Liverpool, OH East Liverpool 125 lb

 Ben Giles 157 lb Jr. Follansbee, WV Brooke 157 lb
Art Hobley 149 lb Rf. Steubenville, OH Steubenville 149 lb
Ian Howell 197 lb So. Cadiz, OH Harrison Central 197 lb

 Scott Kaiser 165 lb Fr. Martins Ferry, OH Martins Ferry 165 lb
Drake Kowcheck 285 lb Sr. Wellsburg, WV Brooke 285 lb

 Aaron Majetich 133 lb So. Triadelphia, WV Wheeling Park 133 lb
Johnny McComas 133 lb Fr. East Liverpool, OH Beaver Local 133 lb

 Dillon Nolte 125 lb Fr. St. Clairsville, OH St. Clairsville 125 lb

 David Schlieper 149 lb Fr. Cameron, WV Cameron 149 lb
Jarrod Shaw 165 lb Sr. Follansbee, WV Brooke 165 lb
Aaron Silverio 285 lb Fr. Shadyside, OH Shadyside 285 lb




The Ohio State University

Darin Heavilin 125 3 SO Bloomingdale, Ohio (Harrison Central)




Ohio Valley University

Kenneth Colbey Richards SO 175 5'10" Parkersburg, WV Parkersburg South





University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

 Joel Paolo R-FR 157 lbs.Weirton, WV / Oak Glen




Case Western Reserve

Rylan Pyciak 197 So. Rayland, Ohio/Buckeye Local



Cleveland State

Tyler Green
Tyler Green 141 FR Washington, W. Va./Parkersburg South





Greg Fox 184 Fr. Cambridge

Ryan Lemasters 157 Fr. Amsterdam/Edison



Notre Dame (No updated roster)

John Bittenger

Fr. 174 East Liverpool, Ohio


Paul Rose

Cambridge, Ohio




Mount Union

 Cody Wiltshire So. 133 Adena/Buckeye Local

Taylor Yoder So. 149 Bridgeport/Martins Ferry


 Derick Hesson Sr. 285 Dexter City/Caldwell


Chad Teague Jr. 184 Cambridge/Cambridge





Zach Basich JR 157 Wheeling, W.Va./Wheeling Central Catholic




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