PSUD Wrestlers to compete at USCAA National Championships

PSUD Wrestlers to compete at USCAA National Championships

Photo of John Prentice 5th place at 2016 USCAA Championships

Four Penn State DuBois wrestlers will compete in the USCAA National Championships March 9-11 in Allen, Texas. Coaches Joe Shields and Dave Hoare have been working with a much smaller team as compared to last year, the small numbers don't tell the story of the quality in these 4 wrestlers for qualified for the championships.

The PSUD wrestlers are led by returning USCAA All-American John Prentice at 165lbs. Prentice placed 5th in last year's championship; he is seeded 3rd at 165 going into the weekends competition. Prentice received a bye in the first round and will face Jake Swoyer a senior from Iowa State University.

Prentice finished in first place at the Mid-East Conference qualifying tournament February 25th in Trenton, NJ.

Deontay Wadley 174lbs is a sophomore; he finished 3rd in the Mid-East Qualifier in Trenton, NJ.

Deontay will wrestle Tarek Mokhtar (Univ. Central Florida) in the first round of competition. Deontay won 5 matches in last year's USCAA championship – following 1 match short of All-American status.

Joe Knarr 174lbs is a senior – making his 4th trip to the USCAA championships. Joe's first round competitor is Darrien Walters from Grays Harbor College. Joe has won at least 2 matches in each of his trips to the nationals, his goal is to place in top 8 this year and earn All American honors.

Bryce Hanley 285lbs is a sophomore who finished 3rd in the Mid-East Qualifier. Bryce is seeded 10th and will have a bye in the first round and will face Thomas Bartholomew from Liberty University in round 2.

The results of the USCAA National Championships can be followed at