Evans clinches PAC Championship

The team of the 2010’s. Many people have given that label to the Waynesburg University wrestling program. But out of the seven PAC team championships the wrestling team has collected since the turn of the decade, the most recent carries the highest historical significance. Heading into the final bout of the evening, Waynesburg and Washington … Continue reading

Jackets take two of three at JCU Duals

Sunday the Waynesburg University wrestling team competed in their final dual meet before the semester break. The Jackets rebounded from a loss to Shippensburg last Wednesday by winning two of their three matches in the John Carroll Duals.   Waynesburg picked themselves up and went to University Heights, Ohio focused and determined. “We wrestled with … Continue reading

Wrestling struggles at Shippensburg

Jackets fall to D-II school

Everybody and their mother knew that this wrestling season would be a challenge for Waynesburg University. And indeed, it has been thus far. After falling to Messiah in the back end of Saturday’s dual meet, the Jackets had another tough outing Wednesday night at Shippensburg, losing 35-12.  “It definitely wasn’t one of our best efforts,” … Continue reading

A Q&A with junior wrestler Josh Kuslock

The Waynesburg University wrestling team lost several key pieces at the end of last season. The Yellow Jackets will need to atone for the losses of, two-time national qualifier Ken Burrs, Presidents’ Athletic Conference Champion Tony Welsh and, most significantly heavyweight NCAA National Champion Jake Evans coach Ron Headlee needs performers to step up, and … Continue reading

After losing key athletes to graduation, wrestling team looks to move forward

Last year the Presidents’ Athletic Conference  wrestling championship came down to the last match of the season. Then Waynesburg senior, Jake Evans, was in need of a win for his fourth straight PAC title. Evans won, and secured the championship for Waynesburg. This year, the Yellow Jackets won’t have the luxury of having one of … Continue reading

Waynesburg wrestling back in action with wrestle-offs

Orange/Black wrestle-offs allow coaching staff a preview of 2019-20 season

This Saturday, the Waynesburg University wrestling team opened its season with the annual intrasquad Orange vs Black wrestle-offs. Team Orange won the match 27-26, but the outcome was irrelevant, as the purpose of the meet was for the coaching staff as they were able to identify some of the top wrestlers for the upcoming season, … Continue reading

Evans, Burrs unable to claim national title at D-III tourney

Last year, the wrestling team saw then-junior 285-pounder Jake Evans winning Waynesburg University its first ever national championship. Fast-forward 52 weeks later, and the same feat could not be replicated in 2019. Evans and fellow grappler Ken Burrs (197 pounds) qualified for nationals, but Waynesburg came away empty-handed in its quest to match last year’s … Continue reading

Two Jackets punch ticket to national tournament

For the second-straight season, senior 285-pounder Jake Evans and junior 197-pounder Ken Burrs will represent Waynesburg University at the NCAA Division III National Tournament. Each wrestler finished in second place at the Division III Southeast Regional Tournament at their respective weight classes. Collectively, the Yellow Jackets placed ninth out of 20 teams in the region. … Continue reading

Headlee sets goal to send 4 athletes to national tourney

The Waynesburg University wrestling team is set to compete at the NCAA Division III Southeast Regionals at Lycoming College in Williamsport this weekend, Feb. 22. The Yellow Jackets are fresh off their third straight Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championship victory heading into the competition. Head coach Ron Headlee is ready for all 10 of his starters … Continue reading