Marsteller done for year in college


Oklahoma State wrestler Chance Marsteller will reportedly sit out the remainder of the 2015-16 season because of a violation of team rules.

Chance Marsteller

The news, was first reported by the Stillwater News Press on Tuesday.

Marsteller, who is a redshirt freshman this season, was the Cowboys' primary starter at 157 pounds and compiled a record of 6-5 this year, including one pin and two technical falls. Marsteller's spot in the lineup will be filled by Joe Smith, the son of Oklahoma State coach John Smith. He is the only other wrestler listed at 157 pounds.

According to the story, Austin Schafer, the Cowboys' 197-pound starter, will also sit for the remainder of the season with Marsteller. The details of the violation were not released.

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

Early Tuesday morning, Marsteller tweeted on his personal account, @c_marsteller_57, "not a quitter but im done with this sport it no longer needs me and i no longer will suffer from it (sic)."

Messages left for Marsteller by The York Dispatch were not immediately returned.

Coming out of high school, Marsteller was heavily recruited by major NCAA Division I programs and originally verbally committed to Penn State, before changing his mind and switching to Oklahoma State.

During his first year with the Cowboys, in which he redshirted, Marsteller compiled a 14-4 record in open competitions, including wins over two nationally ranked opponents.