Wrestling Announces 2012-13 Recruiting Class
Head Coach Cy Wainwright added 26 to Raven wrestling program
Benedictine College head wrestling coach Cy Wainwright has announced the newest class of 26 Raven wrestlers who have signed Letters of Intent and are set to join the 2012-2013 Raven wrestling squad.
“I am very excited about the group we have coming in this fall,” said head coach Cy Wainwright. “I feel good that this group of young men will not only be successful on the mat, but in the classroom and in society.
“One my goals this year were to get all around great people and I believe we have done that.”
Dylan Johnson (Moberly, Mo.), Taylor Smith (Gardner), Hunter Speer (Horton), CJ Ikenberry (Olathe), Andrew Morgan (Baldwin City), Garrett Matthews (Mayetta), Ben Randolph (Prairie Village, KS) Ben Rynda (Montgomery, Minn.) Michael Cutherbertson (Branson, Mo.), Mason Hurla (Paxico), Zack McClure (Fulton, Mo.), Luke Frame (Orange Park, Fla.), Hunter Stalford (Coffeyville), Chase Wells (Augusta), Gabe Suthoff (Clinton, Mo.), Joe Hunter (Harrisonville, Mo.), Darien Willis (Kansas City, Kan.), Brad Williams (Darlington, Mo.), Lucas Sansovich (Champlin, Minn.), Augustin Schmidt (Augusta), Ethan Jirak (Oakley), Eric Mason (Overland Park), Connor Kenyon (Bainbrdige Island, Wash.) and Caleb King (Kansas City, Kan.)
- Dylan Johnson is a 5th placer.
- Taylor Smith is a state qualifier.
- Hunter Speer is a three-time state placer, 2012 state runner up.
- CJ Ikenberry is a state qualifier from St Thomas Aquinas.
- Andrew Morgan is a two-time state placer and 2012 state champion
- Garrett Mathews is a state qualifier from Royal Valley High School.
- Ben Randolph is a fifth-place finisher from Shawnee Mission East.
- Ben Rynda is a three-time state qualifier and two-time state placer from Trinity at River Ridge.
- Michael Cutherbertson is a two-time state placer and state runner up from Branson High School.
- Mason Hurla is a two-time state qualifier from St Mary’s. He finished off his Senior year with a four-place finish at the state tournament.
- Zack McClure is a two-time state placer from Fulton, Mo. He finished off his senior year second.
- Luke Frame is a fifth-place finisher from Clay HS in Florida.
- Hunter Stalford is a three-time state placer and state champion from Caney Valley.
- Chase Wells is a two-time state qualifier from Augusta.
- Gabe Suthoff is a two-time state placer from Clinton, Mo.
- Joe Hunter is a four-time state placer and state champion from Harrisonville, Mo.
- Darien Willis is a two-time state placer from Sumner Academy.
- Brad Williams is a two-time state qualifier from Albany, Mo.
- Lucas Sansovich is a state qualifier from Totino Grace.
- Augustin Schmidt is a state placer from Bluestem HS.
- Ethan Jirak is a state champion from Oakley KS.
- Eric Mason is a three-time placer and two-time stat champion from St Thomas Aquinas.
- Conner Kenyon is a state placer from Bainbrige Island, Wash.
- Caleb King is a state placer from Piper HS.
- Stephen Loosbrock is a state champion from Lisomore, Minn.
- Tanner Murphy is a state qualifier from St Joseph, Mo.
- Tres Gravois is a two-time state champion from Baton Rouge, La.
This recruiting class is highlighted by eight individual state champions and 20 state placers, but most importantly this class has several scholar athletes and National Honor Society members.
“I am very excited about this recruiting class," said Coach Wainwright. "I have put a lot of effort into getting academically and athletically sound student athletes here at Benedictine College.
“I feel that many of these guys have what it takes to put Benedictine College wrestling on the map. It will take a lot of dedication and hard work, and we're looking forward to working with them."
The Raven wrestling program will begin its first-ever season during the upcoming 2012-13 school year and will compete as a member of the NAIA and Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC).