NWCA All-Star Classic showcases 14 college showdowns

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The NWCA All-Star Classic served as a showcase of collegiate wrestling, featuring 14 matchups between top-ranked men’s and women’s wrestlers.

The event kicked off with four women’s freestyle bouts, highlighting the style of collegiate women’s wrestling. Samara Chavez of King University emerged victorious at 116 pounds, followed by Alexis Janiak of Aurora University at 130 pounds, Adaugo Nwachukwu of William Penn University at 136 pounds, and Marlynne Deede of the University of Iowa at 160 pounds. The event then transitioned to men’s folkstyle.

Among the men’s folkstyle victors were Matt Ramos of Purdue University at 125 pounds, Connor McGonagle of Lehigh University at 133 pounds, Lachlan McNeil of the University of North Carolina at 141 pounds, Shane Van Ness of Penn State University at 149 pounds, Nolan Hertel of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse at 157 pounds, Izaak Olejnik of Oklahoma State University at 165 pounds, Carter Starocci of Penn State University at 174 pounds, Parker Keckeisen of the University of Northern Iowa at 184 pounds, Aaron Brooks of Penn State University at 197 pounds, and Greg Kerkvliet of Penn State University at 285 pounds.

Women 116: #2 Samara Chavez, King (NCAA) pin #3 Sydney Petzinger, North Central (NCAA), 3:50
Women 130: #2 Alexis Janiak, Aurora (NCAA) tech. fall #1 Sarah Savidge, Life (NAIA), 10-0, 0:31
Women 136: #1 Adaugo Nwachukwu, William Penn (NAIA) dec. #1 Yele Aycock, North Central (NCAA), 11-7
Women 160: #1 Marlynne Deede, Iowa (NCAA) dec. #1 Latifah McBryde, Life (NAIA), 8-3
Men 125: #4 Matt Ramos, Purdue dec. #1 Anthony Noto, Lock Haven, 8-2
Men 133: Connor McGonagle, Lehigh dec. #5 Sam Latona, Virginia Tech, 7-5 TB
Men 141: #3 Lachlan McNeil, North Carolina dec. #9 Josh Koderhandt, Navy, 4-2
Men 149: #2 Shayne Van Ness, Penn State dec. #3 Kyle Parco, Arizona State, 5-1
Men 157: #1 (DIII) Nolan Hertel, UW-LaCrosse dec. #1 (DII) Nick Novak, St. Cloud State, 3-1 TB-2
Men 165: #6 Izzak Olejnik, Oklahoma State, dec. #4 Dean Hamiti, Wisconsin, 8-2
Men 174: #1 Carter Starocci, Penn State maj. dec. #2 Mekhi Lewis, Virginia Tech, 11-0
Men 184: #1 Parker Keckeisen, Northern Iowa dec. #2 Bernie Truax, Penn State, 7-5
Men 197: #1 Aaron Brooks, Penn State maj. dec. #2 Tanner Sloan, South Dakota State, 11-2
Men 285: #1 Greg Kerkvliet, Penn State tech. fall #2 Wyatt Hendrickson, Air Force, 18-2

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