Kerkvliet announces intention to wrestle at Penn State

What many assumed would happen since the day he left Ohio State’s wrestling program has finally happened: former cadet world freestyle champion Daniel Kerkvliet announced Thursday that he intends to wrestle at Penn State.

Kerkvliet announced his plans to transfer away from Ohio State just days before the start of the season, fresh after spending a week in Budapest at the U23 World Freestyle Championships with Penn State wrestlers Bo Nickal and Brady Berge, along with members of the Penn State coaching staff traveling to support their athletes on the U23 team.

It was apparently a fruitful recruiting trip for the Nittany Lions, as the trip appeared to precipitate the former No. 1 overall recruit’s decision to leave Ohio State and ultimately wrestle for Cael Sanderson. Ohio State alumnus Kyle Snyder is currently training at the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club in search of another Olympic title, and will be one of several world-class heavyweight training partners in the room with Kerkvliet. Continue reading at

Oklahoma State wrestler Keegan Moore to transfer to Northern Iowa

The Northern Iowa wrestling program made a huge splash in the transfer market on Monday.

Keegan Moore, an NCAA tournament qualifier for Oklahoma State this past season, informed the Des Moines Register of his decision to transfer to Northern Iowa. After receiving a full release from Oklahoma State, Moore joins the Panthers as a sophomore with three years of eligibility remaining. He projects anywhere from 174 to 197.

“I just wanted to be closer to home and just felt like that was the best fit for me,” Moore told the Register. “Just being around my brother gave me a great level of comfort. I just felt like that’s where I needed to go.” Continue reading at