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Getting to Know: Evan Cheek, Cleveland State

Evan Cheek, Cleveland State

Throughout the off-season, we’re going to be getting to know returning NCAA Division I wrestlers from around the country.  We sent questionnaires to every program in the country and will be sharing the results throughout the long trek to next fall.  You can find them all whenever you like under the Getting to Know tag.    

Name: Evan Cheek
School: Cleveland State
Class (for 2017-18): Jr.
Weight: 141

Cheek’s season began with an 8-2 loss to conference rival Ronnie Perry (Lock Haven) as Cleveland State hosted the All-Star Classic.  After that, the sophomore was excellent, going 27-10 overall, but he came up just short of the NCAA tournament, finishing third behind Perry and Brock Zacherl (Clarion) at the EWL tournament.  He’ll return next season looking to break through and finish his year in Cleveland.

Rate your 2016-17 season on a scale of 1-10?

What are you working on this off-season?
Attacking my opponent

What was the most interesting class you took this year?

What was your favorite match this season?
I was tied 1-1 with Cole Weaver (Indiana) and threw him for a pin in the final 20 seconds of the match.

If you could wrestle one person, living or dead, who would it be?
Assistant Coach Josh Moore (when he was my age)

When the season ended, what is the one food you had to eat?
Ice Cream

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