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Kennard-Dale High grad Chance Marsteller rolls to another college wrestling title

STAFF REPORT
  • Kennard-Dale High graduate Chance Marsteller has won two college wrestling titles in two weekends.
  • Marsteller won the 165-pound title at the Journeyman Collegiate Classic in Troy, New York.
  • Marsteller is now 8-0 on the season. He's ranked No. 11 in the nation at 165 pounds.

Chance Marsteller's triumphant return to college wrestling continued Sunday, Nov. 12.

The former Kennard-Dale High School standout brought home his second individual championship in two weekends, winning the 165-pound crown at the Journeyman Collegiate Classic in Troy, New York.

Chance Marsteller

Marsteller, who missed nearly two years of college action because of some off-the-mat issues, went 3-0 in the New York tournament. The redshirt junior is now 8-0 on the season after winning the Clarion Open on Sunday, Nov. 5 by going 5-0 in that event.

At the New York event, wrestlers were broken into separate pools by seed to compete in a round-robin individual tournament. The field featured a number of nationally-ranked teams, including several top-10 teams, and the tournament featured a host of ranked wrestlers.

Marsteller took home the 165-pound Pool A title. Marsteller downed Lehigh's Drew Longo 8-3 in the opener and pinned American's Michael Eckhart in just more than a minute to move to 2-0 on the day. In the Pool A finals, Marsteller — ranked No. 11 in the nation in his weight class — downed No. 18 Cole Walter (Lehigh), 8-1.

Marsteller, who won four straight state titles at K-D and finished 166-0 in his high school career, has won each of his eight college matches this season by at least six points.

Lock Haven will return to action next Sunday (Nov. 19) at Army's Black Knights Invite.