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: Zeke Moisey
School: West Virginia
Class (for 2017-18): Redshirt Junior
After his stunning run to the 2015 NCAA finals as a true freshman, Moisey suffered an injury late in his sophomore campaign, while ranked eighth in the country, and we haven’t seen him compete since. He took a redshirt last season to heal. If he can get back to where he was before his injured elbow, he’ll be right back in the All-American conversation at 125 while harboring national title aspirations. Moisey holds a career record of 68-25 and has proven he can perform when it matters most.
How would you rate your 2016-17 season on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the best possible?
I took a redshirt year and did not compete. I’m trying to get stronger and get my body in the place it needs to be in.
What are you working on this off-season?
I’ve been focusing on riding on top, working in ties … stuff like that. I’ve also been trying to give back to younger kids at camps.
Do you plan to wrestle freestyle or Greco in the off-season?
I did not this season, but I usually go to University Nationals. It made me antsy to compete again.
What was the most interesting class you took this year?
I’d say my advertising 309 class was the most interesting.
What was your favorite match this season?
Since I didn’t wrestle, my favorite overall match was watching my teammates get our first ever Big 12 win over Iowa State with a pin at heavyweight.
If you could wrestle one person, living or dead, who would it be?
I would like to have wrestle Jesse Delgado in college because I think we can both scramble and roll around well.
If you could change one rule in college wrestling what would it be?
I would change rideouts so that the last takedown wins.
If you weren’t a wrestler, is there another sport or competitive activity you’d have pursued?
I probably would have continued playing soccer.
When the season ended, what is the one food you had to eat?
Lots of bacon!