Why Choose WU? Athlete Spotlight Series

Sophomore wrestler ready for season with new appreciation for competition

By: Erin Onderko For the Yellow Jacket With athletics finally beginning to get underway, Waynesburg student-athletes are working harder than ever to prepare for a season that is unlike any other. While every sport has different protocols to protect its athletes, the excitement is there nonetheless, and sophomore wrestler Rocky McGeary is no exception. McGeary, … Continue reading

Why Choose WU? Athlete Spotlight series

From Michigan to Pennsylvania, Sophomore wrestler finds a home at Waynesburg

Sophomore wrestler Luke LaVanway might be far from home, but he has made a new one at Waynesburg University. Over five hours from his hometown in Monroe, Michigan, LaVanway enjoys being a member of the wrestling team and spending time with his teammates off the mat. Even though he’s a solid distance from home, LaVanway … Continue reading

Do-it-all Dan

At Waynesburg University, Dan Verhovsek was a three-sport athlete and is a pretty Dan good one

Dan Verhovsek is one of the rare Waynesburg University athletes to reach All-PAC honors for football and wrestling. The senior’s accolades this year include an all-conference honorable mention for football as a linebacker and a Presidents’ Athletic Conference championship at the 184-pound weight class for wrestling. Verhovsek decided to play tennis this spring until the … Continue reading

The day they lost to W&J, Waynesburg wrestling picks up two individual wins in 43-9 loss

For the first time since 2008, the Waynesburg wrestling team lost a dual match against Washington and Jefferson. The Yellow Jackets and the Presidents have had many noteworthy and nail-biting battles in recent memory. Some of those rivalry skirmishes came in the past two seasons in which these teams competed against each other in dual … Continue reading

Waynesburg wrestling loses close dual meet against Shippensburg to open 2021-2022 season

Waynesburg University wrestled in its first dual meet of the season Wednesday night against Division II Shippensburg University. The winner would be decided during the final match. The dual began with a Shippensburg first period pin. The second match featured Waynesburg’s Dylan Winters, who picked up a 19-4 technical fall. He got four takedowns in … Continue reading

Waynesburg wrestling begins long-awaited season

Jackets' wrestling finishes 14th after injuries and missing Rocky McGeary, others

Waynesburg University’s wrestling team competed in its first collegiate tournament in nearly two years. The only competition last season was one dual meet against Garrett College. The Ned McGinley Invitational, however, did not go as the Yellow Jackets hoped. They finished 14th among a 15-team field. Junior  Luke Lavanway had the best performance for Waynesburg … Continue reading

Waynesburg Wrestling 2021-2022 season preview

Rocky McGeary returns as second ranked heavyweight in Division III

The last time Waynesburg wrestlers stepped onto the mat for a competitive match was February 12, 2021.  This was nearly a year after the NCAA Division III Championship was cancelled in 2020.  The majority of this year’s Yellow Jacket roster is new faces. Head coach Ron Headlee saw a lot of positives from the young … Continue reading

What If? WU Wrestling Edition

Waynesburg wrestling team starts 2021 falling from high preseason ranking

What ifs are present in sports all of the time. The most common examples in sports are as follows: – What if the Red Sox didn’t sell Babe Ruth for $125,000? – What if Mario Lemieux wasn’t diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease? – What if Derrick Rose didn’t tear his ACL? – What if Barry Sanders … Continue reading