Wrestlers complete season - bring home first NCWA All-American

Penn State Wrestlers complete season at NCWA Nationals in Daytona Beach

The wrestling season came to an end over the weekend with six Penn State DuBois wrestlers advancing to the NCWA Championship Tournament at Daytona Beach March 8-10.  Coaches Matt Park and Josh Knapp were very pleased with the way their athletes competed and brought home the campus's first NCWA All-American 197lber Chike Okolo.

Penn State DuBois finishes in 23rd place with 20.5 team points, claiming the NCWA team title was Notre Dame College (Ohio) with 168 pts. Followed closely by last year's champion California Baptist 161 pts.

 

Individual results for Penn State Dubois wrestlers:

125lbs.   Nick Bogacki;  Won by decision 6-0 over Jeff King (Hudson Valley)

                                         Lost by fall 4:12  Josh Martinez (US Air Force Acad.)

                                         Won by decision 8-6 over Tyler Williams  (Kansas State)

                                         Lost by fall 3:22 Brandon Sloan  (Georgia Southern Univ.)

 

141lbs.  Garrett Zarecky;  Won by decision over Wade Conrad  (West Virginia Tech.)

                                             Lost by Decision 7-4 Travis Peter  (Northwest Missouri State)

                                             Won by decision 7-5 over Nick Thomas  (Wichita State)

                                             Lost by fall 2:56 Dillon Pousson  (Southern Illinois – Edwardsville)

 

157lbs.  Shane Alterio;  Lost by decision 4-3 Daniel Breit  (Lindenwood – St. Charles)

                                        Won by decision 10-7 over Nic Shields  (East Tennessee State Univ.)

                                         Lost by decision 11-8 Scott Varner  (Tallahassee CC)

 

174lbs.  Stephen Terwilliger;  Lost by technical fall 16-0  Stout Watson (US Navy Prep)

                                                     Lost by decision 13-5  Max Vilmer  (Univ. of Texas)

 

197lbs.  Chike Okolo;  Won by technical fall 20-4 over Aaron James  (Washington CCC)

                                        Lost by decision 9-1  Aaron Thompson  (Liberty Univ.)

                                       Won by decision 11-2 over Jerad Korte  ( McKendree Univ.)

                                       Won by fall 3:53 over Ben Pema  (Iowa State Univ.)

                                       Won by fall 4:13 over David Neff  (Auburn Univ.)

                                       Lost by fall 5:49  Charlie Farr  (Mercer Univ.)

                               Lost by decision 6-3  Alec Pence  (Univ. Maryland Baltimore Cty)   8th Place

 

285lbs.  Chris Minarchick;  Lost by injury default  Jacob Gregg  (Lindenwood-Belleville)