2012-13 Season Preview: 174-285 pounds
Gardner, O'Malley and Wetzel earn All-America status at FILA Junior Nationals
Wrestling begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Alliant Energy Center
John wins Kevin R. Kearns Award and the Tom Norris Unsung Hero Award
Annual intrasquad exhibition kicks off the 2011-12 season
As a Freshman (2011-12): Served a redshirt season...went 14-12 at 184 and 197 pounds in open competition...recorded five pins at 197 pounds...lost in the final of the Shorty Hitchcock Open to take the silver medal (1/15)...finished fourth at the Wilkes Open (12/28)...opened the East Stroudsburg Open with a pin of East Stroudsburg's Joey Grainger (11/12)...earned Redshirt of the Year honors at the team banquet.
Before Maryland: Wrestled at Massapequa High School...named a Greco Roman all-american in 2011 and finished fifth at the New York state tournament...earned all-county status from 2009-2011...named all-state and all-conference.
Personal: Son of Dan Wetzel and Seana Coleman...father wrestled at Central Connecticut State University...graduated with a 3.16 GPA and plans to major in education.