Edinboro wrestling’s Avery to compete in 50th NWCA All-Star Wrestling Classic

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 at 11:32 PM
Edinboro wrestling’s Avery to compete in 50th NWCA All-Star Wrestling Classic by Tyler Trumbauer
Vic Avery (above) to compete in 50th NWCA All-Star Wrestling Classic. | Contributed Photo

Edinboro was represented in last year’s NWCA All-Star Classic as Mitchell Port and A.J. Schopp were schedule to take the mats.

Boro will be a part of this year’s festivities as well.

Edinboro wrestling’s redshirtsenior Vic Avery has committed to competing in the 50th NWCA All-Star Classic on Nov. 1. This year’s event is set to take place in McCamish Pavilion at Georgia Tech.

The NWCA officially announced that Avery would be a part of the event early last week.

The NWCA All-Star classic is an event that showcases many of the top Division I wrestlers in the nation in a dual-meet format.

Avery is considered one of the top wrestlers at 184 pounds in all of Division I heading into the season. The Foxboro, Massachusetts native was 13th ranked at 184 pounds in the 2015 national championships, but finished third, earning his first All-American status along the way.

It is announced by the NWCA as each wrestler commits to the event, but the official match-ups aren’t announced until October. However, reports surfaced that Lehigh’s Nathaniel Brown will be Avery’s opponent at 184, but there was not an official announcement by time of press.

Port and Schopp made the trip to last year’s event, which was held at the historic Palestra in Philadelphia, but only one actually got to see some action. Schopp did wrestle at 133 pounds as he battled Mason Beckham of Lehigh, who he beat 4-2.

Port was scheduled to take on Logan Stieber, who he ended up facing in the national championships in March. However, that match did not occur as Stieber was scratched after weigh-ins.

Tyler Trumbauer is the Sports Editor for The Spectator. He can be reached at sports.spectator@gmail.com

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