Chance Marsteller's efforts to restart his wrestling career took a major step forward over the weekend.

The former Kennard-Dale High School standout put on a dominating performance en route to winning the United World Wrestling University Freestyle Nationals title in the 74-kilogram (163-pound) division.

The event was held over the weekend in Akron, Ohio.

Competing for the Mat-Town Wrestling Club located in Lock Haven, Marsteller posted a series of technical-fall wins to capture the crown.

Marsteller, who finished his K-D career with four PIAA state titles and a perfect 166-0 high school record, defeated Missouri’s Connor Flynn in the finals, 10-0.

Marsteller's other wins came over: Josh Shields of Tempe, Arizona in the semifinals (10-0); Cole Walter of the Lehigh Valley Wrestling Club (15-4) in the quarterfinals; and Andrew Fogarty or Fargo, North Dakota, (10-0) in the round of 16.

Marsteller was one of the most highly-coveted recruits in the nation coming out of K-D. He wrestled at Oklahoma State University, but was eventually suspended from the team and left the Cowboys' program. He was set to wrestle for Lock Haven University before a well-publicized run-in with the law sidetracked those plans.

Marsteller is now attempting a wrestling comeback.

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