Wheeling Jesuit Names New Wrestling Recruits
WHEELING – After two foundation seasons, the Wheeling Jesuit wrestling program announced its 2015-16 recruiting class. The Cardinals’ talented group is highlighted by Huntington’s Jordan Allen and Wellsville, Ohio’s Seth Bloor.
The Cardinal grapplers welcome a group of 12 new student-athletes to the program. “Excitement and anticipation would be the two words that come to mind when talking about this year’s recruiting class,” said head coach Sean Doyle. “Our program has set some high standards during these first two years, both on and off the mat. The 12 individuals coming next fall are a great compliment to our existing roster and will certainly help take us to another level.”
Allen, one of the most successful high school wrestlers in West Virginia history, leads the new class of Cardinal to take the mat in the McDonough Center.
“Any time you can add a multiple time National Champion (Jordan Allen) and a number of state placers and qualifiers from states like Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, it’s a good year,” Doyle pointed out.
Allen posted a 120-24 career record, three West Virginia state titles and a four-time state place winner. The 133/141-pounder was a three-time All-American with two first place finishes and one fourth. Jordan added two national high school championships and received USA MAGAZINE All-American Honorable Mention status.
The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference’s Bloor will cross the Ohio River as the second high-profile WJU signee. The 285-pound weight class wrestler excelled this year with a 47-2 record and he finished with a 153-21 career mark. Bloor was a four-time OVAC place winner and one-time champion.
From the northwest part of Pennsylvania, Fort LeBoeuf High’s Garrett Reinwald brings his prowess to the WJU ranks. Reinwald, a two-time Pennsylvania state qualifier, went 38-10 as a senior and had a 103-33 career record. The 184-pounder claimed two Northwest Section and one championship.
Hilliard Darby High’s Keegan Driscoll adds the second Ohio future Cardinal. The 174 weight class wrestler registered a 40-4 final campaign as a senior and completed his scholastic career at 127-38. Keegan garnered sixth place at the Ohio state championships as well as a one-time district champion and three-time district place winner.
Chase Logan comes from Hempfield Area High where he registered over 100 career victories. As a senior, Logan (197/285) completed a 36-11 year and finished his career 103-74. He was a Pennsylvania state qualifier and a WPIAL runner-up. Chase took seventh at the King of the Mountain event.
Another quality upper weight wrestler, Nathan Temple will be a Cardinal. Temple, a 285-pound weight class participant, went 115-62 at Lexington (Ohio) High. He was a two-time Sectional champion, Ohio state qualifier and Ohio state placer.
Following an outstanding 33-5 senior season, Clayton Ray brings his talents to the WJU campus.
The Central Crossing High grad recorded a 131-34 career mark. The 184-pound class wrestler finished as a two-time Ohio state qualifier and one-time Ohio state place winner.
Heavyweight Evan Roberts adds a second West Virginia native to the group. Roberts from Greenbrier East High compiled a 94-35 career record. The 285-pound class grappler registered 67 career pins and led his team in both pins and wins.
From Maryland, Nat Brown comes to WJU after a 32-11 senior season. The St. Mary’s High product earned 121 career wins and finished as a four-year letterwinner. The 125/133-weight future Cardinal was a member of the Maryland National Freestyle and Greco teams as a Junior/Cadet.
Trey Woodley is set to join the 141-pound team ranks. Woodley, a Montgomery County (Ky.) High wrestler, went 70-40 over his scholastic career and he earned a spot as a Kentucky state qualifier.