picture: 2016 NCWA All-American Ty Haines
The Penn State – DuBois wrestling team is coming off its most successful season in 2015 with 4 NCWA All-Americans, three are returning for 2015-16. Led by Head Coach Dave Hoare and Assistant Coach Joe Shields the current team will be wrestling a competitive schedule and looks to challenge at the NCWA National Duals and have a great overall season
Returning All-Americans are 125 Brett Haines, 157/165 Ty Haines, and 197 Dennis Lumadue, returning starters are Andrew Bigley 235, Jake Himes 149, Matt Humes 157, Joe Knarr 165, John Prentice 174, Nate Rodgers 197, Tige Woodson 184. Newcomers will add to the mix right away and several will add depth to the line-up. Garrett Brown 141, Bryce Hanley 285, Devin Joiner 149, Jake Lancaster 133/141, Deontay Wadley 165.
Coach Hoare stated "I am excited about the make-up of this team; 3 returning All-Americans and several other guys who can get to the podium this year to join them. The new guys will fill in nicely and we have a very balanced line-up. We will be a tough dual meet team to beat if we can keep guys healthy. The guys are motivated, hard-working, student –athletes that want to improve upon last year's NCWA finish in Dallas."
PSU DuBois open the competitive season at Clarion University's Knight Point Open on Nov. 1st with several wrestlers picking up victories in a tough NCAA Div I tournament. Four tough dual meets are sprinkled across the schedule against WVU Tech, PSU Mont Alto, Alfred State, and Apprentice School.