The transfer season has been busy and today was no different. Two more NCAA qualifiers announced that they would be transferring. Here is some background information on the two wrestlers who will be moving on and how the fit in with their new teams.
Keegan Moore, Northern Iowa – 184 (Previous school Oklahoma State)
In our last transfer update, we mentioned how Oklahoma State picked up Edinboro’s 184 lb NCAA qualifier Dakota Geer, who has three years of eligibility remaining. At that time we stated that his addition did not seem like it addressed an immediate need with Keegan Moore, an NCAA qualifier himself, on the roster. Well, today Moore announced that he would be transferring to Northern Iowa. In his first and only season starting for the Cowboys Moore finished third in the Big 12 and went 0-2 at the NCAA Championships. Keegan will be the third Moore brother to wrestle for the Panthers. Northern Iowa returns All-American Drew Foster, who will be a senior in 2018-19, at 184 lbs, as well as another All-American Jacob Holschlag at 197, so it’s uncertain where will fit in immediately.
Billy Miller, Virginia Tech – 285 (Previous school Edinboro)
The latest fallout at Edinboro comes as their three-time NCAA qualifier; heavyweight Billy Miller announced that he would be using his last year of eligibility wrestling for Virginia Tech. Miller is the third notable wrestler to transfer from Edinboro following the departure of longtime head coach Tim Flynn. Miller was two-time EWL champion, who earned a top 13 seed in each of the last two NCAA tournaments. The Hokies needed 285 lbs as it has been announced that their NCAA qualifier Andrew Dunn will not be returning to the team. Virginia Tech also will be getting a graduate transfer at 197 Tom Sleigh. With Sleigh’s inclusion, there was some speculation that redshirt freshman John Borst may bulk up to man 285. After adding Miller to the roster, Borst may not need to move up. However it plays out, the Hokies should be strong at the upper weights.