Staff
Head Coach
Scott Moore

The 2018-19 season will mark head coach Scott Moore’s sixth season as the head coach in Mat-Town U.SA. Moore and the Bald Eagles are coming off a historic season and will look to rise even higher this year.

Without question, the 2017-18 season will serve as Lock Haven University wrestling’s return to the national collegiate wrestling spotlight.

Highlighting the season was the Bald Eagles 16th place finish at the NCAA Division I National Championships in Cleveland, behind two All-American performances including national finalist Ronnie Perry.

Following the 2017-18 season, Moore was named the Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) Coach of the Year, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Coach of the Year and was one of eight finalists for Division I National Coach of the Year.

A look back at 2017-18:

Behind Moore’s overall leadership, the 2017-18 season was nothing, but a long list of major accomplishments.

Ronnie Perry (149) was named the EWL and PSAC Athlete of the Year, and Chance Marsteller (165) finished fourth at the NCAA Tournament, marking LHU’s second All-American.

The Bald Eagles capped their special season with a 16th place finish at the 2018 NCAA Division I Championships in Cleveland. Behind two All-American performances the Bald Eagles scored 35 points and placed 16th out of 65 teams. Lock Haven finished just 2.5 points behind 34-time NCAA champion Oklahoma State and 1.5 points behind perennial national-power Lehigh. LHU finished ahead of 2007 national champion Minnesota, as well as six other Big Ten teams. The Haven also came in ahead of ACC powers North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Virginia and LHU topped Big 12 schools Northern Iowa, West Virginia, Iowa State and Oklahoma. It marked LHU's highest finish since a tie for 19th back in 2002.

In all, LHU had six national qualifiers last season, and now, in five seasons Moore has led 19 student-athletes to the NCAA Tournament.

The nationally-ranked LHU wrestling team crowned three individual champions and nine Bald Eagles placed as LHU powered its way to the 2018 EWL team title. It marked the second EWL championship in school history and the first since the Bald Eagles won the title in 1997. Ronnie Perry, Alex Klucker and Corey Hazel all claimed individual EWL titles, while Chance Marsteller and Thomas Haines both placed second. The three individual EWL champions were the most since the Bald Eagles also had three in 2001. Perry's title marked the second straight season he claimed an individual title.

LHU finished the regular season at 12-4 with the 12 wins marking the most in a single season in 15 years. Lock Haven was 4-2 in EWL action with wins over local-rival Bloomsburg, George Mason, Cleveland State and Clarion. Also highlighting the regular season was the Bald Eagles PSAC Championship. Behind five individual PSAC champs, the Bald Eagles rolled to their first PSAC title in 17 seasons. The title marked Lock Haven's 20th PSAC title, the most of any conference school.

On December 5, 2017, the LHU wrestling team returned to the national rankings for the first time in 15 years and the Bald Eagles ended a historic 2017-18 regular season ranked No. 23. LHU was ranked No. 23 in the final USA Today/NWCA Division I coaches poll for the 2017-18 season, which was released on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Back on Dec. 5, after Lock Haven's upset-win over Rutgers, the Bald Eagles debuted at No. 24.

Lock Haven also saw success off the mats in 2017-18.

A total of 15 LHU wrestlers earned a spot on the 2017-18 EWL All-Academic Team. To earn a spot on the EWL All-Academic Team, one must have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher during the fall 2017 semester. Once again, it proved the Bald Eagles are the true definition of student-athletes. The Bald Eagles were named a 2017-18 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Top-30 All-Academic Team, ranking 13th in Division I. LHU was the only EWL team to make the list. The Bald Eagles were also one of just four programs to finish among the top-20 on the academic list and top-20 (LHU, 16th) at the 2018 NCAA DI Championships. Four Bald Eagles earned individual Division I All-Academic honors including DJ Fehlman, Ronnie Perry, Alex Klucker and Chance Marsteller. Marsteller also earned a spot on the prestigious 2017-18 PSAC Winter Top 10 Award. He became the first Bald Eagle student-athlete to earn the award since 2015-16 and just the third in the last five years.

LHU ranked 18th in DI home dual attendance in 2017-18, a credit to the coaching stuff.

Asst. Coach
Nate Carr Jr

Nate Carr, Jr. was named the new Lock Haven University assistant wrestling coach in July 2016.

Carr, a 2012 graduate of Iowa State, is a former standout wrestler for the Cyclones.

Most recently, Carr has spent the last two years with the Finger Lakes Wrestling Club in Ithaca, New York. As a senior level athlete and coach at the Finger Lakes Wrestling Club, Carr has also spent time working with the nearby NCAA Division I Cornell wrestling program.

Cornell finished in the top-10 at the NCAA Tournaments in each of the last two seasons.

Prior to his time in Ithaca, Carr spent time on both the University of Maryland and University of Virginia coaching staffs.

Before joining the Iowa State wrestling program as a student-athlete, Carr was a 2007 National Junior College Champion at Iowa Central Community College. At Iowa State, he was a two-year starter. Carr was a 2010 United States Freestyle All-American and finished as runner-up at the 2015 Canada Cup.

He graduated from Iowa State with a Bachelor of Liberal Studies in 2012.

Carr's father, Nate Carr, Sr. was a three-time NCAA champion at Iowa State and won a bronze medal while competing for Team USA at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.

Assistant Coach
Rob Weikel

The 2014-15 season will mark the first for Rob Weikel as an assistant coach with the Bald Eagles. Weikel is a 2001 graduate of LHU, earning a degree in Health and Physical Education. He is also a former Bald Eagle wrestler. LHU second-year head coach Scott Moore was excited about the September addition of Weikel, who has deep roots in Central, Pennsylvania wrestling.

For the last 10 seasons, Weikel has served as both a head and assistant coach at nearby Central Mountain High School, where he helped the Wildcats to a 170-27 dual-match record. In 2010, he was named the USA Wrestling National High School Assistant Coach of the year after helping Central Mountain win the 2010 PIAA AAA State Team Title.

Under his leadership, Central Mountain placed third at the 2009 PIAA AAA State Championship, second at the 2008 state championship, won six district team titles and seven conference championships. Weikel's wrestlers won 25 individual district titles, 18 individual regional championships, 20 state medals and he coached six individual state champions.

Clinician
Josh Moore

Josh Moore was a 2 X NCAA All-American at Penn State. In 2004 Moore was a NCAA Runner-Up at 133lbs. He is currently leads Penn State for all-time career wins and all-time career pins. He is he head assistant coach at Cleveland State University after coaching at Kent State for eleven seasons. He is known for his aggressive style and exceptional top and pinning work.

Clincian
Charlie Brenneman

Charlie was a Professional Fighter-Ranked #7 in the world, 2011 (UFC)
He is a now a Professional Speaker/Mentor for wrestlers and athletes across the country. He will be using his experiences to help run the Father/Son camp as well as a clinician for the team and technique camps.

Wrestling Accomplishments---
NWCA 1st Team All-Academic, Wrestling, 2004 (3.985 QPA)
NCAA Div. I Top-12 Finish, 2004 (Lock Haven University)
Pros vs. Joes-Reality Show Champion, 2006 (Spike TV)
Soon-to-be author - autobiography released this fall
Former high school Spanish teacher, 2004-07

Clinician
Matt Bonson

Bonson earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and had a standout wrestling career at LHU before becoming the volunteer assistant coach at his alma mater. Prior to coming to the Bald Eagles, he competed for the Virginia Cavaliers, placing in the prestigious ACC tournament. Bonson was a two-time national qualifier.

Asst. Coach
Ryan Wolfe

In October (2017), Ryan Wolfe joined the LHU wresting staff as a volunteer assistant coach.

Head coach Scott Moore says he will make immediate contributions to the program and looks forward to having him on staff for the 2017-18 season. Wolfe will work primarily with the upper-weights.

Wolfe is no stranger to the Eastern Wrestling League (EWL). The former NCAA Division I All-American enjoyed a decorated career at Rider.

The 2017 Rider graduate was a three-time NCAA DI tournament qualifier and three-time EWL Champion. He was a four-time EWL finalist, a two-time place-winner at the Midlands Tournament and he was also a freestyle All-American.