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Current RAW 241 NCAA All-Americans:

  • Jordan Burroughs, University of Nebraska, 2011 graduate, 2011 World Freestyle Champion (74 kg), 4X NCAA qualifier, 3X All-American (3rd in 2008, 1st in 2009, 1st in 2011), 3X Big 12 Champ (also 3rd Big 12), first undefeated national champ in school history; NJ State Champ in HS for Winslow Twp HS while compiling an impressive 115-20 record. 3X District and 2X Region Champ

  • Darrion Caldwell, North Carolina State University, senior in 2010 - 2011, career record of 94-12 (50 falls), 4X NCAA qualifier, 2X All-American (5th in 2008, 1st in 2009 - MOW of NCAA Championships, ACC Wrestler of the Year and ACC Rookie of the Year in 2007, 4X ACC Champion, 28-0 against ACC opponents, HS All-American, 146-4 HS record, 3X NJ State Champion (4th as a freshman)

  • Chris Diaz, Virginia Tech, senior in 2010 - 2011, career record of 80-36, 2X NCAA qualifier, 8th place, 141 lbs., NCAA Finals in 2010, round of 12 in 2009, runner-up in ACC in 2010 and 2009

  • Scott Giffin, University of Pennsylvania, senior in 2010 - 2011, career record of 66-30, 3X NCAA qualifier, 7th place, 174 lbs., NCAA Finals in 2010, EIWA runner-up in 2010, 3rd place EIWA in 2008; Eastern HS, 4X District, 3X Region, 1X State Champ, USAW Cadet Freestyle National Champ, FILA Cadet Freestyle National Champ

  • Tim Darling, Kutztown University, sophomore in 2010 - 2011, career record of 18-3, 1X NCAA qualifier, 1X All-American, Super Region winner, 184 lbs., 4th place in NCAA finals (D-3)

College-level RAW 241 alumni are currently wrestling at:

 

2011 - 2012 Alumni Collegiate Roll Call...
University of Maryland Delaware Valley College Delaware Valley College Drexel University Gettysburg College

 

2011 - 2012

Ian Squires

 

Cody Gardner

 

Jimmy Garrett

 

 

Frank Cimato

 

 

 

Jared Leon

         
Indiana University Indiana University University of Iowa University of Iowa Kutztown State University

 

2010 - 2012

Preston Keiffer

 

2010 - 2012

Taylor Walsh

 

 

2010 - 2011
Anthony Baldosaro

 

 

Josh Dziewa 

 

Tim Darling

         
University of Nebraska University of North Carolina North Carolina State University North Idaho College Northern Michigan University

 

Jordan Burroughs

 

 

 

Andre Petroski

 

 

Darrion Caldwell

 

 

 

Jamelle Jones

 

Lewis Baker 

         
Oklahoma State University Old Dominion University University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania Rhode Island College
 

 

Alex Meade

Eric Dunnet 

 

 

Scott Giffin

 

 

Karim Shafi

 

 

 

 

Mike Klosiewicz

         
Rutgers University Virginia Tech Virginia Tech West Virginia University West Virginia University
 

 

Mario Mason

 

2010 - 2011

Chris Diaz

 

 

Jarrod Garnett

2010 - 2011
Anthony Curcio

Brandon Loro

 
         

 

ACTIVE RAW 241 ALUMNI: Several of our best-ever HS graduates continue their careers in the college ranks:

  1. Jordan Burroughs, University of Nebraska (Lincoln, NE) School Web Site, Wrestling Web Site, Facebook Page 2011 World Freestyle Champion, 4X NCAA qualifier, 3X All-American (3rd in 2008, 1st in 2009, 1st in 2011), 3X Big 12 Champ (also 3rd Big 12), first undefeated national champ in school history; NJ State Champ in HS for Winslow Twp HS while compiling an impressive 115-20 record. 3X District and 2X Region Champ

  2. Darrion Caldwell, North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC) School Web Site, Wrestling Web Site, Facebook Page Career record of 94-12 (50 falls), 4X NCAA qualifier, 2X All-American (5th in 2008, 1st in 2009 - MOW of NCAA Championships, ACC Wrestler of the Year and ACC Rookie of the Year in 2007, 4X ACC Champion, 28-0 against ACC opponents, HS All-American, 146-4 HS record, 3X NJ State Champion (4th as a freshman)

  3. Scott Giffin - University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) School Web Site, Wrestling Web Site, Facebook Page 2010 NCAA Division I All-American (7th place, 174 lbs.), returning Captain for 2010 - 2011, 66-30 career record, 3X NCAA Qualifier, 1X NCAA All-American, EIWA runnerup in 2010, 3rd place EIWA in 2008; Eastern HS, 4X District, 3X Region, 1X State Champ, USAW Cadet Freestyle National Champ, FILA Cadet Freestyle National Champ

  4. Mario Mason - Rutgers University, R-So. (New Brunswick, NJ) School Web Site, Wrestling Web Site, Recruiting Article (Minnesota), Facebook Page 19-12 as a red-shirt freshman starter at Minnesota (149 lbs.)

  5. Frank Cimato - Drexel University, Jr. (Philadelphia, PA) School Web Site, Wrestling Web Site, Facebook Page Frank is starting his Junior season for Coach Jack Childs and the Dragons. Frank came to Drexel after a very successful prep career at The Peddie School, where he was a 3X National Prep All-American, placing 3rd as a Junior and 4th as a Senior. Frank compiled a college record of 15-14 his first year. Cimato was not in the lineup last year, but was on the roster; not sure if he was red-shirt or not.

  6. Chris Diaz - Virginia Tech, Sr. (Blacksburg, VA) School Web Site, Wrestling Web Site, Facebook Page, 2010 NCAA Division I All-American (8th place, 141 lbs.), 2X ACC Runner-Up, 80-36 overall record after three years

  7. Jarrod Garnett - Virginia Tech, Jr. (Blacksburg, VA) School Web Site, Wrestling Web Site, Facebook Page 2010 ACC Champion (125 lbs.), 2009 ACC Freshman of the Year, 2X NCAA Division I Qualifier, 2X Top 12 NCAA Division I Championships, 63-15 overall record after two years

  8. Alex Meade - Oklahoma State University, R-So. (Stillwater, OK) School Web Site, Wrestling Web Site, Cowboy Wrestling Web Site, Recruiting Article #1, Recruiting Article #2, Facebook Page Wrestling for the legendary John SMith, Alex was a 2010 NCAA Division I Qualifier; 4th place, Big 12; 29-10 record as a 157 lbs. red-shirt freshman, 15-3 in dual meets, started the season 16-1; 19-2 in his red-shirt year at open tournaments, won two Open tournaments (Loper Open and Missouri Open); finished his HS career at Caesar Rodney (DE) HS at 125-4, 2X FILA Cadet F/S National Champion

  9. Mike Klosiewicz - Rhode Island College (Providence, RI) School Web Site, Wrestling Web Site, Facebook Page

  10. Anthony Curcio - West Virginia University, So. (Morgantown, WV) School Web Site, Wrestling Web Site Anthony is a two-time state finalist and 3X state place winner and will wrestle for long time head coach Craig Turnbull's Mountaineers; started 9 matches this season as a starter at 125/133/141 lbs., finishing up a solid first season 3-6, pinning all of his opponents in his wins

  11. Eric Dunnet - Old Dominion University, So. (Norfolk, VA) School Web Site, Wrestling Web Site, Facebook Page. Eric was a state place winner (2nd) in 2009, 127-10 HS record, and will wrestle for a Monarchs team that is ranked in the Top 20 (19th preseason) under the guidance of former Iowa Hawkeye Stevie Martin, red-shirt in 2009 - 2010, 125/133 lbs.

  12. Ian Squires - University of Maryland, R-So (College Park, MD) School Web Site, Wrestling Web Site, Facebook Page Ian transferred to the University of MD and is looking forward to wrestling at 141 pounds for 2X ACC Coach of the Year Kerry McCoy and 2X U of Nebraska All-American Todd Beckerman. Ian was a 3X top 4 state place winner (1X State Champ) at Colonial Forge HS (183 wins) in VA (2nd, 6th, 3rd), a 4X Ironman place winner, 3X PowerAde placer (2X finalist, 1X champ) and a 2X Beast of the East place winner, red-shirt in 2009 - 2010, 141 lbs.

  13. Brandon Loro - West Virginia University, So. (Morgantown, WV) School Web Site, Wrestling Web Site, Facebook Page Brandon wrapped up his HS career with 105 wins and holds the Delaware County and Springfield HS  record for take downs in a season (naturally) with 152 (308 career). Brandon was a 3X All-Academic Pennsylvania Wrestling Team member

  14. Preston Keiffer - Indiana University, R-Fr (Bloomington, IN) School Web Site, Wrestling Web Site Facebook Page In his Red-Shirt season Preston began his career by winning the Freshman/Sophomore division of the EMU Open, taking 5 matches in a row on his way to the title. Also finished 4th in the Greyhound Open, ending his first year of college wrestling with an impressive 10-3 record. Preston was a 2010 NJ State Championships runnerup, 3rd at the 2009 Beast of the East, 5th place NJ States in 2009, 4th place NJ States in 2008 and a multiple-time Freestyle and Greco-Roman All-American at Fargo (finalist in both freestyle (2007) and greco-roman (2008). He posted a 149 - 14 record in HS at Eastern HS in Voorhees. He is projected at 165 for the Hoosiers this year.

  15. Josh Dziewa - University of Iowa, Fr (Iowa City, IA) School Web Site, Wrestling Web Site, Facebook Page Josh will continue his career at the center of the wrestling universe under the tutelage of Tom Brands. Josh is on the roster at Iowa at 141 pounds. He concluded his prep career with a record of 124-7, winning a state title at 135 pounds his senior year. He was a 1st-team Asics All-American his senior year as well. He won a Junior national title as a Junior and was a 2010 FILA Junior Nationals Runner-up in 2010.

  16. Anthony Baldosaro - University of Iowa, Fr (Iowa City, IA) School Web Site, Wrestling Web Site, No Facebook Page "Baldy" will join Dziewa at the center of the wrestling universe, competing for the legendary Tom Brands. Anthony was a 2X NJ State Champion, a 4X District and a 4X Region champ in South Jersey, winning titles at the Beast of the East and Fargo nationals along the way. Anthony is on the roster at 157 for the defending national champion Hawkeyes.

  17. Andre Petroski - University of North Carolina, Fr (Chapel Hill, NC) School Web Site, Wrestling Web Site Facebook Page will join the Tar Heels as they bring in legendary Cary Kolat as an assistant (2X NCAA Champion), joining Head Coach C.D. Mock. UNC moved into new facilities this year and will also be a designated Olympic Training Center (under the direction of Kolat). Petroski wrestled with Brandon Loro at Springfield HS, setting a school record for wins (155). Andre was a runner-up at States last year in the PA AAA State Championships

  18. Cody Gardner - Delaware Valley College (Doylestown, PA) School Web Site Wrestling Web Site, Facebook Page Delaware Valley College has a long, storied wrestling history in D-3. They qualified 7 wrestlers for the nationals last year after capturing their 4th straight Midwest Region team title in 2010 with 6 champs and 1 runner-up. They ended the regular season ranked 5th in D-3 as they finished the year with a 13-2 dual meet record, losing only to 2nd ranked Wartburg and 3rd ranked Coe. Cody was a 4X VA AA state champ at Christiansburg HS and a USAW Junior National champion in Freestyle (2005)

  19. Jimmy Garrett - Delaware Valley College, 2011 (Doylestown, PA) School Web Site Wrestling Web Site, Facebook Page

  20. Jamelle Jones - North Idaho College (Coeur d'Alene, ID) School Web Site Wrestling Web Site, Facebook Page The NIC Cardinals add Jamelle to their roster for the 2010 - 2011 season. The team is coming off of their 10th consecutive NJCAA Region 18 team title and a third place team finish at NJCAA nationals with five All-Americans. They have previously won 14 team national titles and will be looking for #15 with Jamelle in the lineup as their national runnerup at 197, Kamron Jackson graduated in 2010. Jamelle was previously an All-American in 2008 while winning a national title while wrestling for 197 for St. Louis CC / Meramec CC and was a 2X Beast of the East champion in HS

  21. Karim Shafi - University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) School Web Site, Wrestling Web Site, Facebook Page

  22. Lewis Baker - Northern Michigan University, US Olympic Education Center, Greco-Roman Wrestling (Marquette, MI) School Web Site, Wrestling Web Site Currently a "Facility Use Athlete", Lewis is competing at 60 kg for the Center's Greco-Roman team

  23. Tim Darling - Kutztown University, So (Kutztown, PA) School Web Site, Wrestling Web Site Facebook Page Darling joined the Bears mid-season last year, racking up an 18-3 record, winning the NCAA Super Regional and qualifying for a trip to Nationals where he finished fourth, attaining All-American status

  24. Taylor Walsh - Indiana University, Fr (Bloomington, IN) School Web Site, Wrestling Web Site Facebook Page Taylor is a 2X NJ State Champion wrestling for Camden Catholic HS. Taylor finished his HS career with a record of 146-12 with 99 falls and 20 tech falls ... led Camden Catholic High to four consecutive team state championships ... also played golf and ran cross country. In his Redshirt year at UI, Taylor compiled 21 wins, a tournament title, eight falls and three major decisions in his 21-5 redshirt campaign ... placed in the top-four of his final four events, including a title in the Greyhound Open ... took second at the UNI Open, third at the Cleveland State Open and fourth at the National Collegiate Open.

  25. Jared Leon - Gettysburg College, Fr (Gettysburg, PA) School Web Site, Wrestling Web Site, Facebook Page Jared Hales from Hillsborough, NJ. He finished his HS career with 104 wins, winning a county championship along the way, along with 2 runner-up spots in District 18 and 1 runner-up  spot in Region 5 (NJ). He is starting at 174 for the Bullets, leading the team and the conference and the team in wins through Sat, Jan 9, 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

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