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

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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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Ty Loethen, University of Central Missouri

  • 2014 NCAA DII All-American (8th place)
Keith Surber, Nebraska Kearney

  • 2015 NCAA Division II All-American (5th place)
  • 2016 NCAA Division II All-American (8th place)
  • 2017 NCAA Division II National Champion
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Michael Pixley, Grandview University/McKendree University

  • 2015 NAIA National All-American (2nd place)
  • 2016 NAIA National Champion
  • 2017 NAIA All-American (3rd place)
  • 2019 NCAA Division II National Champion
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Blake Clevenger, Ouachita Baptist University/Drury University

  • 2016 Division II All-American (3rd place)
Sam Hanau, Pitt-Johnstown University

  • 2016 Division II All-American (6th place)
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Zane Richards, University of Illinois

  • 2016 NCAA Division I All-American (4th place)
  • 2017 NCAA Division I All-American (7th place)
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Lawton Benna, Grand View University

  • 2016 NAIA National Runner-Up
  • 2017 NAIA National Champion
  • 2018 NAIA All-American (5th place)
  • 2019 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)
  • 2019 NCAA Division I All-American (4th place)
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Tyler Kreith, Maryville University

  • 2019 NCAA Division II All-American (6th place)
Nate Smalling, McKendree University

  • 2019 NCAA Division II All-American (4th place)
Ethan Karsten, Iowa Central CC

  • 2019 NJCAA National Champion
Dalton Tipton, Missouri Valley College

  • 2019 NAIA All-American (8th place)

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

  • Alex Clemsen – Edinboro University (2002)
  • Tim Kephart – University of Missouri (2003)
  • Mark Dickman – Meramec Junior College (Missouri) (2003)
  • T.C. Epperson – Missouri 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 Gantt – Lindenwood University (2006)
  • Tony Pescaglia – University of Missouri (2006)
  • Nathan Hewitt – University of Missouri (2006)
  • Bobby Conn – University of Missouri (2006)
  • Carl Sandercock – Davidson College (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 – Meramec 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 Edwardsville (2007)
  • Nick Young – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (2007)
  • Miles Bolin – Meramec Junior College (2007)
  • Taylor Crane – University of Missouri (2008)
  • Heath Heart – Hannibal-LaGrange University (2008)
  • Tyler Holloway – Cal Poly (2008)
  • Darryl Thomas – University of Illinois (2008)
  • Jake Vonderbruegge – UNC (2008)
  • Kyle Clark – Lindenwood University (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)
  • Alan Waters – University of Missouri (2010)
  • Brandon Wilbourn – University of Nebraska (2010)
  • Daniel Sherer – Stanford University (2010)
  • Keith 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)
  • Terrel Wilbourn – Iowa Central CC (2011)
  • Ty Loethen – University of Central Missouri (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 Illinois (2012)
  • John 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 University Edwardsville (2013)
  • Jaret Singh – Maryville University (2013)
  • Jeremiah Reed – Hannibal-LaGrange 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)
  • Dalton Tipton – Missouri Valley College (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)
  • Nate Smalling – McKendree University (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)
  • Tanner Irwin – Williams Baptist University (2016)
  • Ethan Karsten – University of Missouri (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)
  • Michael Cassidy – University of Missouri (2019)
  • Luke Odom – University of Illinois (2020)

Purler™ Wrestling Summer Camper Success:

  • Louie Hayes (UVA)
  • Connor Brown (SDSU, also a long time PWA member)
  • Josh Finesilver (DUKE)
  • Colin Valdiviez (NW)
  • Stevan Micic (MICH)
  • Nick Lee (PSU)
  • Joe Velliquette (PENN, also a long time PWA member)
  • Josh McClure (UNC, also a long time PWA member)
  • Mitch Finesilver (DUKE)
  • Clayton Ream (NDSU, also a long time PWA member)
  • Luke Weiland (ARMY)
  • Chad Walsh (RIDER)
  • Drew Daniels (NAVY, also a long time PWA member)
  • Zach Finesilver (DUKE)
  • Matt Finesilver (DUKE)
  • Taylor Lujan (UNI)
  • Nathan Butler (STAN)
  • Trent Hillger (WISC)