Kennard-Dale grad Chance Marsteller heads to Lock Haven


One of the most decorated wrestlers in Pennsylvania high school history is returning to the state to continue his college career.

Kennard-Dale High School graduate Chance Marsteller is transferring to Lock Haven University.

Marsteller confirmed his intentions on his Twitter feed (@c_marsteller_57) on Tuesday night. His Tweet read: "proud to say im a new bald eagle and will be wrestling for coach moore at lock haven university this year."

Scott Moore is the head coach at LHU.

Marsteller, who is from Fawn Grove, amassed a perfect 166-0 mark and claimed four PIAA Class AAA championships during his record-breaking high school career.

He then verbally committed to wrestle for Penn State before changing his mind and joining the Oklahoma State program. He redshirted his first season with the Cowboys, compiling a 14-4 mark in open tournaments. Marsteller became OSU's primary starter at 157 pounds this past season and compiled a 6-5 record, including one pin and two technical falls. His season ended when it was reported that Marsteller would have to sit out the rest of the season for a violation of team rules. The details of the violation were not released.

After getting suspended from the team, Marsteller Tweeted: "not a quitter but im done with this sport it no longer needs me and i no longer will suffer from it (sic)."

Marsteller has now apparently changed his mind and will resume his career at Lock Haven, an NCAA Division I program that posted a 9-9 record last season. Marsteller will become one of two four-time Pennsylvania state champs on the Lock Haven roster, joining Solanco's Thomas Haines, who transferred to LHU from Ohio State. Marsteller is expected to wrestle at 165 pounds with the Bald Eagles. He won his final state title at K-D at 170 pounds.

Dallastown High School graduate Phil Sprenkle wrestled for LHU last season and qualified for the NCAA Division I Tournament, where he won a pair of matches. He finished the season 20-9 and finished his career at 74-46.

Chance Marsteller