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Lock Haven announces recruiting class

By Lock Haven Sports Information

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – The Lock Haven University wrestling team has announced its recruiting class for the 2013-14 season.

The Bald Eagles have inked 13 student-athletes that will join the program this fall.

LHU lost just one senior from last year’s team that went 7-6 overall and 1-4 in the EWL.

The Bald Eagle program is very excited about the incoming class and know that these new members of The Haven will have an immediate impact on the program.

“This year’s class provided the depth we needed in the upper-weights and continues to help our program build for the future,” said assistant coach Scott Moore. “We are excited about the talent of these young men and look forward to helping them achieve All-American status both on the mat and in the classroom.”

2013 Recruits:

Blaze Buckwalter – (McElhatten, Pa./Central Mountain)
Projected Weight – 184 lbs.
Buckwalter recorded a career record of 116-48 in high school while earning two trips to the PIAA State Championships. He was a three-sport letter winner, as well as an exceptional student who carried a 4.0 GPA throughout high school. Buckwalter is a recipient of the Board of Governors Scholarship for the upcoming school year. Buckwalter plans to major in Health and Physical Education.

Nathan Cook – (Perryman, Md./Harford Tech)
Projected Weight – 174 lbs.
Cook earned a sixth place finish in the Maryland State Championships in 2013 and he was a regional runner-up that year as well. Cook plans to major in Athletic Training.

Mauro Correnti – (Delran, N.J./Holy Cross)
Projected Weight – 285 lbs.
Correnti is a two-time New Jersey State place winner with finishes of fourth at 220 pounds in his senior season and fifth at 220 pounds in his junior season. Mauro placed sixth at the NHSCA Senior National tournament and he is also a Junior National Freestyle All-American with a sixth place finish. Correnti plans to major in Health Sciences.

Chad Daugherty – (Wellsboro, Pa./Wellsboro)
Projected Weight – 184/197 lbs.
Daugherty posted a career record of 104-42. Daugherty is a two time sectional champ and a district and regional place winner. Daugherty is an undecided major.

Brad Emerick – (Wilkes, Pa./Coughlin)
Projected Weight – 285 lbs.
Emerick finished his career as a two time Pennsylvania State place winner after going 39-3 his senior year and placing fourth at the PIAA AAA heavyweight division. Emerick placed fifth as a junior after going 43-2. He also won the Wade Schalles Award for the most pins in the state of Pennsylvania and was a NHSCA All-American. Emerick had a career record of 108-18 and also won two district titles and a regional title. Emerick plans to major in Health and Physical Education with a minor in Special Education.

Jake Field – (South Elgin, Ill./Marmion Academy)
Projected Weight – 125 lbs.
Field recorded over 100 career wins in high school. He was a two-time Illinois state qualifier, three-time regional champ and finished in the top-eight in the state in 2013. Field had 44 wins in his final high school season, helping his team earn a runner-up finish at the state tournament. Field’s major is still undecided.

Nick Gibson – (Erie, Pa./Erie McDowell)
Projected Weight – 133/141 lbs.
Gibson was a two-time PIAA state qualifier, three-time District 10 finalist and a two-time district champion. Gibson is also a two-time northwest regional finalist and was a northwest region champion in 2013. Gibson is a recipient of the Board of Governors Scholarship for the upcoming school year and plans to major in Criminal Justice.

Adam Mackie – (Bechtelsville, Pa./Brandywine Heights)
Projected Weight – 174/184 lbs.
Mackie posted a career record of 135-36 and was a two-time PIAA state medalist with finishes of third and sixth. He won three sectional titles and a regional title. Mackie was an honor student in high school who plans on majoring in Business Administration at Lock Haven.

Matt Moore – (Brick, N.J./Brick Memorial)
Projected Weight – 197 lbs.
Moore was a two-time New Jersey state medalist with finishes of seventh in 2012 and fourth in 2013. Moore was a top-6 place finisher at the prestigious Super 32 tournament and has two, fifth place finishes at the NHSCA national tournament. Moore plans to major in Criminal Justice.

Mike Ortiz – (New Tripoli, Pa./Northwestern Lehigh)
Projected Weight – 165 lbs.
Ortiz finished his career with an 86-18 record after being injured in the post season the last two seasons. He was a two-time District 11 champion and southeast regional runner-up his senior year. Ortiz was the Zigarski Memorial Tournament and Nazareth Invitational champion this past season with Outstanding Wrestler honors.

Ronnie Perry – (Christiana, Pa./Solanco)
Projected Weight – 125 lbs.
Perry totaled 91 career wins in high school and finished seventh at the PIAA state championships in 2013. He was a district and regional runner-up, as well as a two-time Mule Classic champ and a place winner at the tough Escape the Rock tournament. Perry intends to major in Business.

Jeff Pickel – (Strasburg, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg)
Projected Weight – 197 lbs.
Pickel finished his senior year with a record of 36-4 and qualified for the PIAA State Championships.

Tanner Sutton – (Houston, Pa./Chartiers-Houston)
Projected Weight – 149 lbs.
Sutton posted a career record of 142-31. He was a three-time PIAA state qualifier and a two-time regional champion. Sutton plans on majoring in Business.

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