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

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

Waynesburg Wrestling Wins in return

Jackets youth comes through on Senior Night

The Waynesburg University wrestling team made its long awaited debut for the 2021 season against Garrett College. It was senior night, but it wasn’t a good night for seniors Marco Parry, Josh Kumer, and Dan Booth, who went a combined 0-4 on the night including exhibitions. Waynesburg didn’t need its seniors to carry the load. … Continue reading

Waynesburg Wrestling Preview vs Garrett College

Familiar Places, Fresh Faces

The Waynesburg University wrestling team was supposed to have a few tri-matches featuring Presidents’ Athletic Conference foes Thiel and Washington and Jefferson. However, the PAC canceled the wrestling season and the PAC championships last week in a news release. The Waynesburg University wrestling team won’t go without competition this upcoming season since the news release … Continue reading

Waynesburg Winter Sports team plans

When student athletes will return to campus and workout details over break

By: Marley Wolf For the Yellow Jacket With the pandemic still affecting collegiate sports across the country, the plan for winter sports at Waynesburg University remains up in the air. The schedules for women’s and men’s basketball, along with wrestling will be different over winter break this year than in the past. Before these times … Continue reading

The Yellow Jacket Print Newspaper is back for a Special Fall 2021 Edition.

Pick up your copy around campus Friday, December 3! Copies will also be available at select locations around the community. Happy holidays and happy reading!