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: John Vaughn
School: Cleveland State
Class (for 2017-18): Junior
A Pennsylvania native, Vaughn helped Boiling Springs to a 2015 state title, their first in school history, as he finished second. He earned a spot in the lineup right away as a true freshman, holding down 157, but didn’t get a chance at the post season until last year after moving up to 165. Vaughn was 2-2 at the EWL Championships, finishing fourth while avenging an earlier loss to Jared Siegrist (Lock Haven) in the consolation semifinals. Now returning for his Junior campaign, Vaughn will be looking to make his first trip to the NCAA tournament as it comes to Cleveland this March.
Rate your 2016-17 season on a scale of 1-10?
What are you working on this off-season?
I’m working on finishing my shots and increasing turns on top.
Do you plan to wrestle freestyle or Greco in the off-season?
I plan to wrestle some freestyle.
What was the most interesting class you took this year?
What was your favorite match this season?
A sudden-victory win in the EWL Championships against Lock Haven’s Jared Siegrist.
If you could change one rule in college wrestling what would it be?
I would make it a 1-semester season.
If you weren’t a wrestler, is there another sport or competitive activity you’d have pursued?
When the season ended, what is the one food you had to eat?