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NWCA Contact: Jeff Breese (jbreese@intermatwrestle.com/717-653-0827)

MANHEIM, Pa. The line-ups for the 43rd-annual NWCA All-Star Classic Presented by the United States Marine Corps have been set. This is the fifth year the United States Marine Corps has partnered with the NWCA as the presenting sponsor of this premier event. This event this year will be hosted by Ohio State at St. John Arena Nov. 24. 

The Buckeyes last hosted the event in 1981. Ohio State’s J Jaggers will compete this year at 141 pounds, marking the first Buckeye wrestler to compete in the All-Star Classic since J.D. Bergman in the 2004-2005 season. 

The selection of Maryland’s Hudson Taylor at 197 gives the Terps their first All-Star appearance since Gobel Kline in 1969. 

Oklahoma State, Iowa, and Iowa State added to their All-Star totals this year, they now have had 81, 73 and 65 wrestlers, respectively, selected all-time for the All-Star Classic. 

Prior to the NWCA All-Star Classic, a dual meet will be held between two Ohio club teams.  Jeff Jordan’s Team Jordan and Miron Kharchilava’s Team Miron will square off at 5p.m.  The All-Star meet will begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10. Children 6 and under are admitted free. NWCA Members receive a complimentary ticket when showing their NWCA membership card. Call TicketMaster at 614-431-3600 to order your tickets today or visit www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com. ESPNU will be airing the event on tape delay. Dates and times will be announced once they become available.  

Full line-ups
125- #2 Troy Nickerson (Cornell) vs. #3 Charlie Falck (Iowa)
133- #2 Jayson Ness (Minnesota) vs. #4 Jimmy Kennedy (Illinois)
141- #1 J Jaggers (Ohio State) vs. #2 Nick Gallick (Iowa State)
149- #1 Brent Metcalf (Iowa) vs. #4 Darrion Caldwell (NC State)
157- #1 Jordan Leen (Cornell) vs. #7 Cyler Sanderson (Iowa State)
165- #1 Nick Marable (Missouri) vs. #2 Mack Lewnes (Cornell)
174- #1 Steve Luke (Michigan) vs. #2 Jay Borschel (Iowa)
184- #3 Phil Keddy (Iowa) vs. #4 Louis Caputo (Harvard)
197- #1 Jake Varner (Iowa State) vs. #2 Hudson Taylor (Maryland)
285- #1 Jared Rosholt (Oklahoma State) vs. #3 Kyle Massey (Wisconsin)

Honorary Coaches:  Tom Ryan (Ohio State), Mark Manning (Nebraska), Jim Makovsky (Minnesota State- Mankato), Dave Malecek (Wisconsin- LaCrosse)

The National Wrestling Coaches Association, established in 1928, is a professional organization dedicated to serve and provide leadership for the advancement of all levels of the sport of wrestling with primary emphasis on scholastic and collegiate programs. The membership embraces all people interested in amateur wrestling.

The NWCA, through its organizational structure, promotes communication, recognizes achievement, recommends rules and regulations, sponsors events, and serves as an educational and informational source. Additionally, the NWCA strives to foster the sportsmanship and integrity that are the cornerstones of athletic competition.