Three 2011 NCAA Division I mat champs — Jordan Oliver, Quentin Wright, and Zach Rey — are among the three dozen top wrestlers who have committed to participate at the third annual Adam Frey Classic Saturday, July 30 at Alumni Gym at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, according to the event website Thursday.
The 2011 Adam Frey Classic consists of two components:
- An all-star wrestling event which features the top current and recent college wrestlers competing in a dual meet format.
- Wrestling clinics conducted by respected coaches and wrestlers, including Jake Herbert, John Hangey, Mark McKnight, Damion Hahn, and Dan Vallimont.
Among the wrestlers who will taking to the mat for the all-star wrestling event:
- Jordan Oliver — 2011 NCAA 131-pound champ for Oklahoma State
- Quentin Wright — 2011 NCAA 184-pound champ for Penn State
- Zach Rey — 2011 NCAA heavyweight champ for Lehigh University
- Max Askren — 2010 NCAA 184-pound champ for University of Missouri
- Boris Novachkov — 2011 NCAA 141-pound runner-up for Cal Poly
- Mack Lewnes — 2010 NCAA 174-pound runner-up for Cornell University
- Steve Vazquez — Cal Poly
- James Fleming — Clarion NCAA qualifier
- Mark Rappo — Penn NCAA qualifier
- Zach Kemmerer — Penn NCAA All-American
- Steve Santos — Columbia
- Eren Civan — Columbia NCAA qualifier
- Jimmy Resnick — Rider NCAA qualifier
- Zach Cibula — Rider NCAA qualifier
- Mario Mason — Rutgers NCAA qualifier
- Mike Wagner — Rutgers
- Dan White — Rutgers freestyle national champ
- Nick Visacaro — Rutgers
- Jordan Beverly — Rutgers
- Taylor Walsh — Indiana
- Ryan LeBlanc — Indiana
- Matt Cathell — Kent State NCAA qualifier
- Nic Bedelyon — Kent State NCAA qualifier
- Billy George — FLWC
- Steve Bosak — Cornell NCAA All-American
- Mike Letts — Maryland NCAA All-American
- Brendan Byrne — Maryland NCAA qualifier
- Brandon Hatchette — Lehigh NCAA All-American
Admission for the all-star wrestling event is $25 per person; the cost to participate in the clinics is also $25.
Proceeds from the Adam Frey Classic go to the Adam Frey Foundation,a non-profit organization to give comfort to and provide enjoyment for those receiving treatment for cancer. Adam Frey was a Cornell University wrestler who was diagnosed with cancer after the 2008 NCAAs. After a nearly two-year battle, Frey passed away on December 26, 2009 at age 23.
According to the website for the event, “The Classic has been modeled in Adam’s vision to not only be a event to see great athletes compete , but also be a festive atmosphere to celebrate Adam’s life and the friendships wrestling has brought to all of us.”
Want to know more? Visit the Adam Frey Classic website
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