International Wrestling, College Wrestling & All-Americans

International Wrestling, College Wrestling & All-Americans2018-09-24T09:44:04+00:00

Congrats to former PWA Member, Alli Ragan, on winning her second consecutive world silver medal at the 2017 World Championships in Paris, France.

Photo credit:  Flowrestling

College All-Americans Congrats to the former PWA wrestlers who have achieved All-American status at the college level:

Alex Clemsen, Edinboro University

  • 2007 NCAA Division I All-American: 4th Place, 184 lbs
Nick Lester, Oklahoma University

  • 2012 NCAA Division I All-American: 8th place, 149 lbs
Terrel Wilbourn, Iowa Central College & Lindenwood University

  • 2012 NJCAA National Champion
  • 2015 NCAA Division II All-American (National Runner-up)
  • 2016 NCAA Division II National Champion
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Drake Houdashelt, University of Missouri

  • 2013 NCAA Division I  All-American, 6th place, 149 lbs
  • 2014 NCAA Division I All-American, 5th place, 149 lbs
  • 2015 NCAA Division I National Champion, 149 lbs
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Alan Waters, University of Missouri

  • 2013 NCAA Division I All-American: 3rd place, 125 lbs
  • 2015 NCAA Division I All-American: 3rd place, 125 lbs
  • 2016 NCAA Division I All-American: 3rd place, 125 lbs
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Lawton Benna, Grand View University

  • 2016 NAIA National runner up
  • 2017 NAIA National Champion
  • 2018 NAIA All-American (5th place)
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Sam Hanau, Pitt-Johnstown University

  • 2016 Division II All American (6th place)
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Michael Pixley, Grandview University

  • 2015 NAIA National All-American (2nd place)
  • 2016 NAIA National Champion
  • 2017 NAIA All-American (3rd place)
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Daniel Lewis, University of Missouri

  • 2016 NCAA Division I All-American (4th place) and MAC Freshman of the year
  • 2017 NCAA Division I All-American (6th place)
  • 2018 NCAA Division I All-American (4th place)
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Keith Surber, Nebraska Kearney

  • 2015 NCAA Division II All-American (5th place)
  • 2016 NCAA Division II All American (7th place)
  • 2017 NCAA Division II National Champion
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Zane Richards, University of Illinois

  • 2016 NCAA Division I All-American (4th place)
  • 2016 University National Champion (Freestyle)
  • 2017 NCAA Division I All-American (7th place)
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Purler Wrestling Summer Camper Success:

  • Louie Hayes (UVA): 2018 125 lb. NCAA DI National Qualifier
  • Connor Brown (SDSU, also a long time PWA member): 2018 125 lb. NCAA DI National Qualifier
  • Josh Finesilver (DUKE): 2018 133 lb. NCAA DI National Qualifier
  • Colin Valdiviez (NW): 2018 133 lb. NCAA DI National Qualifier
  • Stevan Micic (MICH): 2018 133 lb. NCAA DI Runner-Up, 2017 133 lb. NCAA All-American (4th)
  • Nick Lee (PSU): 2018 141 lb. NCAA All-American (5th)
  • Joe Velliquette (PENN, also a long time PWA member): 2018 157 lb. NCAA DI National Qualifier
  • Mitch Finesilver (DUKE): 2018 157 lb. NCAA DI National Qualifier, 2016 149 lb. NCAA DI National Qualifier, 2015 133 lb. NCAA DI National Qualifier
  • Clayton Ream (NDSU, also a long time PWA member): 2018 157 lb. NCAA DI National Qualifier, 2017 157 lb. NCAA DI National Qualifier, 2016 149 lb. NCAA DI National Qualifier
  • Luke Weiland (ARMY): 2018 157 lb. NCAA DI National Qualifier
  • Chad Walsh (RIDER): 2018 165 lb. NCAA DI National Qualifier, 2017 165 lb. NCAA DI All-American (7th), 2016 157 lb. NCAA DI All-American (5th)
  • Drew Daniels (NAVY, also a long time PWA member): 2018 165 lb. NCAA DI National Qualifier
  • Zach Finesilver (DUKE): 2018 165 lb. NCAA DI National Qualifier, 2016 141 lb. NCAA DI National Qualifier
  • Matt Finesilver (DUKE): 2018 174 lb. NCAA DI National Qualifier
  • Taylor Lujan (UNI): 2018 174 lb. NCAA DI National Qualifier, 2017 174 lb. NCAA DI National Qualifier
  • Nathan Butler (STAN): 2018 285 lb. NCAA DI National Qualifier, 2017 285 lb. NCAA DI National Qualifier, 2016 285 lb. NCAA DI National Qualifier, 2015 285 lb. NCAA DI National Qualifier

The following PWA members have gone on to college wrestling programs.

  • Alex Clemson, Edinboro University (Pennsylvania) (2002)
  • Tim Kephart, University of Missouri (2003)
  • Mark Dickman, Meramec Junior College (Missouri) (2003)
  • T.C. Epperson, Missour Baptist College (2003)
  • Chris Pivirotto, Truman State University (Missouri) (2004)
  • Matt Hardin, Neosho Community College (Kansas) (2004)
  • Dane Fuhrman, Clarion University (2005)
  • Andrew Wood, University of Missouri (2006)
  • Sean Gant ,Lindenwood University (2006)
  • Tony Pescaglia, University of Missouri (2006)
  • Nathan Hewitt, University of Missouri (2006)
  • Bobby Conn, University of Missouri (2006)
  • Carl Sandercock, Davidson University (2006)
  • Reid Garcia, Buffalo University (2006)
  • Brandon Weist, University of Missouri (2007)
  • KC Pescaglia, University of Missouri (2007)
  • Vito Krischke, University of Missouri (2007)
  • Derrick Montieth, Maramec Junior College (2007)
  • Wade Lowe, McKendree University (2007)
  • Josh Duren, Liberty University (2007)
  • Brad Dieckhaus, University of Northern Illlinois (2007)
  • Nick Grahek, Southern Illinois University (2007)
  • Nick Young, Southern Illinois University (2007)
  • Miles Bolin, Meramec Junior College (2007)
  • Taylor Crane, University of Missouri (2008)
  • Heath Heart, Hannibal LaGrange College (2008)
  • Tyler Holloway, CAL POLY (2008)
  • Darryl Thomas, University of Illinois (2008)
  • Jake Vonderbruegge, UNC (2008)
  • Kyle Clark, Lindenwood (2008)
  • Ryan Banning, Truman State University (2009)
  • Kyle Bradley, University of Missouri (2009)
  • Brad Wisdom, University of Missouri (2009)
  • Cody Compton, University of Nebraska (2009)
  • Matt Lester, University of Oklahoma (2009)
  • Nick Lester, University of Oklahoma (2009)
  • Mitch Stormsdorfer, PENN (2009)
  • Drew Olejnik, Air Force Academy  (2009)
  • Chance Davidson, Air Force Academy (2009)
  • Stephen Doty – University of Virginia (2009)
  • Drake Houdashelt, University of Missouri (2010)
  • Brandon Wilbourn, University of Nebraska (2010)
  • Daniel Sherer – Stanford University (2010)
  • Kieth Surber – University of Nebraska (2010)
  • Cody Magrew – University of Nebraska (2010)
  • Greg Amos – University of Nebraska (2010)
  • Mitch Clark – University of No. Colorado (2010)
  • Court Rautio – Neosho Community College (2010)
  • Devin Fenstermaker – Truman State University (2010)
  • Nick Shea – Truman State University (2010)
  • Phillip Perry – University of Missouri (2010)
  • Denny Kleinschrodt – University of Missouri (2011)
  • JD Herst – Augustana College (2011)
  • Tyler Schilson – Truman State University (2011)
  • Sean O’Leary – University of Wyoming (2011)
  • Sam Hanau – Michigan State University (2011)
  • Cody Orr – Luther College (2011)
  • Jake Thornton – Lock Haven University (2012)
  • Zack McClure – Benedictine College (2012)
  • Alex Vaughn – Lindenwood Belleville Univ (2012)
  • Andrew Still – Truman State University (2012)
  • Eric Bowman – Missouri Baptist University (2012)
  • Cole Buamgartner – University of Missouri (2012)
  • Zane Richards – University of IL (2012)
  • Josh Stassi – Missouri Baptist (2013)
  • Jimmy Krischke – University of Missouri (2013)
  • Nick Olejnik – North Dakota State University (2013)
  • Clayton Ream – North Dakota State University (2013)
  • Cole Anderson – Coe College (2013)
  • Ryan Strope – McKendree College (2013)
  • Kodi Byrd – Maryville University (2013)
  • Paxton Edgar – Lindenwood Belleville (2013)
  • Chase Ridenhour– Cornell College (2013)
  • Grant Sachs– Univ Wisconsin-Lacrosse (2013)
  • Ryne Cokely – Wisconsin University (2013)
  • Brad Watson – William Penn Univ (2013)
  • Trevor Feagans – Southern Illinois Universty – Edwardsville (2013)
  • Jaret Singh – Maryville University (2013)
  • Blake Clevenger– Ouachita Baptist University (2014)
  • Ben Schroeder – Binghamton University (2014)
  • Austin Repp – University of Northern Illinois (2014)
  • Sam Crane – University of Missouri (2014)
  • Michael Pixley – Grand View University (2014)
  • Lawton Benna – Grand View University (2014)
  • Brett Stoffel – Ouachita Baptist Univ (2014)
  • Brendan Krask – Univ Lindenwood Belleville (2014)
  • Derek Swaney – Maryville University (2014)
  • Noah Reid – Ouachita Baptist University (2014)
  • Daniel Lewis – University of Missouri (2014)
  • Brock Wingbermuehle – Oklahoma University (2014)
  • Joe Velliquette – Penn University (2014)
  • Buddy Conley – The University of Indiana (2015 )
  • Michael Aldrich – Univ of No Illinois (2015 )
  • Jarrett Reisenbichler – McKendree University (2015 )
  • Nick McGhee – Maryville Univ (2015 )
  • Jacob Gajewski – Missouri Baptist Univ (2015 )
  • Nick Scherer-Univ of Missouri (2015 )
  • Clayton Wegener – McKendree University (2015 )
  • Weston Basler – McKendree University (2015 )
  • Sam Ritchie – University of Missouri (2015 )
  • Robert Gambrell- Colorado School of Mines (2015 )
  • Justin Espinosa –  Coe College (2015 )
  • Travis Jones – Clarion University (2015 )
  • Austin Eveler – University of Missouri (2015 )
  • Bryce Bachowski –  Missouri Baptist University (2016)
  • Austin Neal – Drury University (2016)
  • Austin Eveler – University of Missouri (2016)
  • Alex Hopkins – Naval Academy (2016)
  • Logan Moriarty – Univ of Buffalo (2016)
  • Peyton Smith – Coker College (2016)
  • Jake Woods – Colorado School of Mines (2016)
  • Jacob Brune – Drury University (2016)
  • Jake Byrd – Drury University (2016)
  • Andrew McCracken – Central Iowa College (2016)
  • Josh McClure – University of North Carolina (2016)
  • Johnny Blankenship – University of Nebraska (2016)
  • Dylan Komperda – Drury University (2017)
  • Teyler Bruch – Buena Vista University (2017)
  • Tyler Krieth – Maryville University (2017)
  • Dawson Sickmeier – Lindenwood University (2017)
  • Myron Crawford – Ellsworth College (2017)
  • Connor Brown – University of Wisconsin (2017)
  • Winton Neal – Central College (2018)
  • Charlie McCracken – California Baptist University (2018)
  • Ben Turnbough – Williams Baptist University (2018)
  • Noah Surtin – University of Missouri (2019)
  • Luke Odom – University of Illinois (2020)