T.J. Sebolt Joins NIACC Wrestling Staff
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Mason City, IA? NIACC Head Wrestling Coach Richard Fergola announced today that former Iowa State University wrestler and one of the most highly decorated high school wrestlers in Iowa, TJ Sebolt has joined his coaching staff. Sebolt, from Centerville, IA, completed his high school career at Centerville with four Iowa state titles and a stellar career record of 207 wins and only one loss. Sebolt's 207 victories is an Iowa high school record. Other records that Sebolt holds is Most Consecutive Wins with 197 and Most Pins with 137.
Sebolt also claimed the 2003 Junior National Freestyle Championship in Fargo, ND. At the collegiate level, Sebolt spent the 2006-07 season competing for Cael Sanderson at Iowa State and won the prestigious University of Nebraska-Omaha Kaufman-Brand Open at 141 pounds as a red-shirt, but did not compete after that due to a shoulder injury. Most recently, Sebolt finished in 6th place at the Junior FILA Freestyle Championships in Las Vegas, NV. at 66 kg/145.5 lbs.
Sebolt's duties will be primarily focusing on the smaller weights at NIACC. "I am very excited to get a young man like TJ on our staff," stated Coach Fergola. He will only add to the competitiveness in our room and will elevate our smaller weights tremendously. We are very lucky to have TJ and he is very excited about coaching."
NIACC will be starting their inaugural wrestling season since cutting the program in 1976. Head Coach Richard Fergola has put together a 35 man roster for their first season and they kick off their competitive schedule at home on November 3rd with the Kaye Young/NIACC Open.
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NIACC Recruits Selected by WUSA
Mason City, IA?Three NIACC wrestling recruits were named to the 2007 Wrestling USA magazine Scholastic All-American Team. Albert White (Harvey, IL) was named the top honor on the Dream Team at 152 pounds while T.J. Moen (Des Moines, IA) and DaVaughn Perkins (Omaha, NE) were both named to the All-American list.
White is considered the top recruit in the country and ranked No. 1 in the nation by Wrestling USA magazine. White claimed four Illinois state titles completing his high school career with a tremendous 199-4 career record at Chicago St. Rita High School. White also claimed the 2006 Junior Freestyle National title.
Moen, an All-American, capped off his senior year at Saydel High School with his second state championship. Moen finished with four state medals, two titles and three state finals appearances. Like White, Moen also claimed a national title winning the Cadet Greco title in 2004 and was also a Junior Greco All-American in 2005 placing third. Moen finished his high school career with an impressive 175-10 record and ranked No. 12 in nation by Wrestling USA magazine.
Perkins, competing for Omaha North High School finished his high school career with an undefeated record of 86-0 and three state championships with 61 falls. Perkins also claimed a Cadet Greco National title and All-American honors in Cadet Freestyle as well. Perkins completed his high school career ranked No. 6 in the country by Wrestling USA magazine.
All three of these young men will be competing one last time at the Asics Junior Nationals in Fargo, ND July 22-28th.