PSUD wrestlers set for NCWA Championships

PSUD wrestlers set for NCWA Championships

photo: 2015 NCWA Mid-East Conf Champion Ty Haines

Penn State DuBois wrestlers set for NCWA Championships

March 10, 2015

While the rest of the students on campus enjoy their Spring Beak the PSU DuBois wrestlers prepare to travel to Allen, TX for the NCWA National Championships.  86 teams from across the country will arrive in Allen, just north of Dallas for 3 days of intense competition.  Each weight class may have of to 42 competitors, all vying for All-American honors (top 8th finish).

Coaches David Hoare and Joe Shields will be taking 12 student/athletes to the event who qualified through the Mid-East Regional in Baltimore Maryland February 28th.   The following wrestlers will be representing PSUD in Texas:  Brett Himes (125), JP Hayles (141), Jake Himes (149), Ty Haines (157), Matt Humes (157), Joe Knarr (165), John Prentice (174), Logan Shirey (184), Dennis Lumadue (184), Tim Suydan (235), Andrew Bigley (285), and Carl Rodgers (285).

Wrestling will begin on Thursday at 10 AM, live action can be followed at . Brackets and team competition will be updated on this site.  First round competition for the PSU DuBois wrestlers is as follows.

125lbs   Brett Himes   vs  Dylan Fivecoate (Marion Military)

141lbs   JP Hayles  vs   Pellumb Kurlega  (Mott CC)

149lbs   Jake Himes   vs   Max Jacobs   (Mass Amherst)

157lbs   Matt Humes    vs   Tanner Reynolds  (Tenn-Knoxville)

157lbs   TY Haines    vs   either Austin Schackel (Mercer Univ)  or  Ryan LaPierre (Wash. State)

165lbs   Joe Knarr   vs   Gabriel Urreola   (Univ Calf.- Los Angles)

174lbs   John Prentice   vs   Davin Morris   (Central FL)

184lbs   Dennis Lumadue   vs   Benjamin Wright  (Grand Valley)

184lbs   Logan Shirey   vs   Tyler Reed   (South FL)

235lbs   Tim Suydan   vs   Dustin Nevriry   (Montana Western)

285lbs   Andrew Bigley   vs   John Puelo  (South Florida)                        

285lbs   Carl Rodgers   vs   Rashied Rayford  ( Middle Tenn)

We wish the wrestlers good luck in their competition.  In the past five seasons, three PSUD wrestlers have earned NCWA All-American honors  (Kasey Haines, Chike Okolo, and Cliff Hill).