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

Waynesburg wins its first match of 2020.

Waynesburg University hosted McDaniel College and Washington & Jefferson for a tri-match Wednesday evening in the Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse. The Yellow Jackets didn’t wrestle their I-79 rival, but they won’t wait long and will be wresting the Presidents Jan. 23. Instead, Waynesburg focused on McDaniel, who came into the match on a four-match losing streak. … Continue reading

Hosts Jackets take sixth on the mat

Waynesburg deals with shorthanded roster in first outing of 2020

The ninth annual Waynesburg University wrestling invitational took place Saturday in the Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse. The tournament was an uphill climb for the Yellow Jackets. Waynesburg wasn’t at full strength, as many key contributors were out because of injuries and weight issues. The Yellow Jackets only filled wrestlers in seven out of the 10 weight … 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