2021-2022 Messiah Preview

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Team: Messiah University
Head Coach: Bryan Brunk
Years at School as Head Coach: 18
Career Record at Current School: 238-124
Assistant Coaches: Dee Evans, David Stevens, Kevin Edwards, Joe Dominick

2020-21 Dual Meet Record: 5-3

2021 NWCA Tournament Placewinners:
David Stevens, 184- 7th
Brian Shermeyer, 174- 5th
Garret Cornell, 149- 5th

Returning NCAA Qualifiers, NCAA All-Americans, and NWCA Placewinners:
Garret Cornell JR- 2020 NCAA Qualifier, 2X NWCA All American
Josiah Gehr RSJR- 2019 NCAA Qualifier

Top Returning Starters:
133 Dalton Daugherty SR
141 Josiah Gehr RSJR- NCAA Qualifier
149 Garret Cornell JR- 2X NWCA All American
157 Nick Barnhart JR- 31-9 2 year record
285 Carter Urich SR- Southeast Regional place winner 2020

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
125 Bryce Arnold- CT state placer
141 Camerin Deville- 3X 4th in state of MD
141 Elias Smith- DE state runner-up
165 Zach Needles- PA state qualifier
184 Ryder Slayton- NY Journeyman state championship place winner

Season Outlook:
With a strong mix of new and veteran wrestlers, should be able to put together a solid lineup. The schedule is highlighted by several tough tournaments and a quad with Division 1 Lock Haven, Division 1 Clarion and conference rival Stevens Institute of Technology.

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