Coaching Feature: Anthony Bonaventura and D-III Wrestling

Journey from Yellow Jacket wrestler to Stevens Institute assistant coach

Before becoming a successful Division III assistant wrestling coach, Anthony Bonaventura was a two-year starter for the Waynesburg Yellow Jacket wrestling team. In that time he made the most of those two seasons.  As a junior, Bonaventura had a record of 28-14, was named the Outstanding Wrestler at the PAC Championship tournament, and qualified for … Continue reading

McGeary named top D3 heavyweight

Sophomore wrestler honored. Motivated to get back on the mat

FloWrestling.com, the top wrestling media outlet, released its Division III rankings and included in it was Waynesburg’s sophomore heavyweight Rocky McGeary. McGeary wasn’t just on the list. He was at the top of the rankings for all Division III heavyweights. “It does mean a lot, but rankings aren’t everything,” McGeary said. “Being honored like that … 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

Beyond the Matt

Lascola finds stability at Waynesburg

Matt Lascola is a 29-year-old college athlete.  That’s just one unusual aspect of his journey.  Lascola graduated from the no longer existent Langley High School in Pittsburgh in 2008. He then decided to attend Slippery Rock, but it didn’t work out as planned for him. “I didn’t really pay attention in high school or get … Continue reading