2021-2022 Averett Preview

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Team: Averett University
Head Coach: Blake Roulo
Years at School as Head Coach: 2
Career Record at Current School: 19-10
Assistant Coaches: Conor Karwath, Caleb Harmon, Keaton Gomez, Marcus Clements, Ibrahim Bunduka

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2020-21 Dual Meet Record: 10-1

2021 NWCA Tournament Placewinners:
125 Samuel Braswell 3rd
165 Alex Turley 7th
174 George Moseley 6th

Returning NCAA Qualifiers, NCAA All-Americans, and NWCA Placewinners:
Samuel Braswell
Brandon Woody
Alex Turley
George Moseley

Top Returning Starters:
125 Samuel Braswell-3x SE Regional Placer (4th,2nd,1st), 2x NCAA Qualifier, 2x All-American (1st Team, 3rd). Highest National Ranking: #1
133 Joseph Jones-SE Regional Placer (7th)
141 Brandon Woody-3x SE Regional Placer (6th,3rd,4th), NCAA Qualifier. Highest National Ranking: #6
149 Tony Blackman-SEWC Finalist 11-7 record last season
157 Landon Childress- 11-9 record last season
165 Alex Turley-Led All Divisions in falls with 17, 1x All-American (7th). Highest National Ranking: #6
174 George Moseley-SE Regional Placer (3rd), NCAA Qualifier, 2x All-American (3rd Team,6th). Highest National Ranking:#6
184 Zion Carpenter-3rd in all Division for falls. Highest National Ranking: #11
197 Billy Baldwin- 11-7 Record last season
285 Trent Ragland-Highest National Ranking: #6″

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
Mason Barrett- #5 Pound 4 Pound 21′ Recruit in VA, 3x VA State Champion, 4x VA State Placer (3rd,1st,1st,1st), NHSCA All-American & Round of 12 @ NHSCA Sr Nationals
Jesse Alvarado- #2 Pound 4 Pound 21′ Recruit in VA, VA State Champion, 3x VA State Placer (3rd,3rd,1st), Escape the Rock Placer, NHSCA All-American & Round of 12 @ Beast
Gabe LaVey- NC State Transfer-3x VA AAA State Placer, VA AAA State Champion, 2010 Metro Wrestler of the Year, Beast Placer, Ironman Placer, 2021 VAWA Coach of the Year, Round of 12 @ NHSCA Srs & Super 32
Luke Masterton-#18 Pound 4 Pound 21′ Recruit in NC, 2x NC State Placer (2nd,3rd), 3x NC State Qauilifer
Hunter Campbell-4x NC State Placer(5th,4th,3rd,2nd) & 4x NC State Qualifier
Khalil Mitchell-FL State Runner-Up & 2x FL State Qualifier
Roman De La Cruz-2x TX State Placer & Cadet Duals AA in both Freestyle & Greco
Ben Johnson-VA State Runner-Up
Will Longhurst-England National Team Member & MD State Qualifier
Kylee Martin-VA State Placer & 3x VA State Qualifier
Xavier McCullough-2x NC State Qualifier
Daniel Parkulo-3x VA State Placer(3rd,2nd,2nd), 3x VA state Qualifier
Bryant Quaye-VA State Runner-Up
Anthony Taylor- GA State Placer (3rd) & 2x GA State Qualifier

Season Outlook:
5th year program Averett is set to have a monumental season returning all 10 starters, including 6 wrestlers who have been ranked in the top 12 & 3 All-Americans. The program went 10-1 in dual competition last season. Schedule highlights include competing at the Ned McGinley and New Standard tournaments in PA, along with wrestling at the NWCA DIII National Duals, Virginia Duals & 3 D1 programs at the Patriot Duals. Averett will also be hosting the Southeast Wrestling Conference Championships Feb 5th. With 31 wrestlers returning along with 23 incoming cougars highlighted by 4 Pound 4 Pound Recruits, Averett has a highly motivated group building off of last years success & the strongest/deepest recruiting class to date.

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