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    COLT SPONSELLER APPOINTED ASSISTANT WRESTLING COACH

    EDINBORO, Pa. – Edinboro University Director of Athletics Bruce Baumgartner today announced the appointment of Colt Sponseller as assistant wrestling coach. Sponseller replaces Joey Fendone, who left earlier this summer.

    Sponseller is a former All-American and three-time NCAA qualifier (2009, 2010, 2011) while competing for the Ohio State University. He earned All-American honors thanks to a fourth place finish at 165 lbs. the 2011 NCAA Championships. He would finish that season with a 25-7 record, and was the Big Ten runner-up in both 2010 and 2011. In 2010 Sponseller had a 30-7 record and also finish second at the Big Ten Championships. He would end his career with a 105-24 record for the Buckeyes.

    In addition to his prowess on the mat, Sponseller was also an excellent student. He was a 2008 NWCA Freshman All-Academic selection, a 2010 and ’11 NWCA All-Academic Team member, a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, and a three-time Ohio State Scholar Athlete. In 2012 he was a Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor finalist.

    “First and foremost I’m very happy to have someone of his pedigree join our program,” related head coach Tim Flynn. “He’s a great example of what we’re looking for in our student-athletes. He’s a hard worker, a good student, and an All-American. He’s everything we want in our wrestler. We couldn’t have had a better hire.

    Sponseller graduated from Ohio State with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, specializing in marketing. In addition to his accomplishments as a Buckeye, he was a University Freestyle National Champion in 2010 and 2011, and a University Freestyle World Team member in 2011. He won a bronze medal at the 2012 University World Championships.
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    One of my all time favorite non-Gophers. He should do well there.
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    Good for him. I agree with Jensen, he will be a great Fighting Scot

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