It was announced about a month ago that UNI’s All-American Drew Foster would be competing in the 2017 version of the NWCA All Star Classic at Princeton.
Yesterday the NWCA released who Foster would be wrestling – North Carolina State senior Pete Renda. Renda finished third at 174 pounds as a junior in 2016 and took a redshirt last season. He competed unattached for the Wolfpack last season, going 13-2.
At this point, everybody knows Foster’s story. The junior went 15-18 as a freshman, then really turned things around last season, going 26-6 and earning his first All-American honors.
Panthers competing in the All-Star Classic have an overall record of 3-10-1 in the event, according to Jason Bryant and the NWCA.
In addition to Foster competing it appears that UNI might have one more wrestler in Princeton, as head coach Doug Schwab tweeted this out last week
— Doug Schwab (@schwabwrestling) October 10, 2017
So far nothing has been announced by either UNI or the NWCA, but one name to keep your eye on is Max Thomsen, Foster’s partner on the medal stand last season. Thompson went 31-7 overall and took 5th at the NCAA championships last March.
WHAT: 52nd NWCA All-Star Classic hosted by Wrestlers in Business Network
WHEN: Sunday, November 5, 3 p.m.
WHERE: Jadwin Gym, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
TICKETS: $20 (group discounts available)
SOCIAL MEDIA: #ComeBackToJadwin #allstarclassic2017 #wrestleback
125: Darian Cruz, Sr. (Lehigh) vs. Nick Piccininni, So. (Oklahoma State)
133: Seth Gross, Jr. (South Dakota State) vs. Stevan Micic, So. (Michigan)
174: Mark Hall, So. (Penn State) vs. Zahid Valencia, So. (Arizona State)
184: Pete Renda, Sr. (NC State) vs. Drew Foster, Jr. (Northern Iowa)
197: Kollin Moore, So. (Ohio State) vs. Jared Haught, Sr. (Virginia Tech)
116: Fayth Woodward (Emmanuel) vs. Makayla Bourbon, Sr. (U. of the Cumberlands)
123: Dom Parrish, Jr. (Simon Fraser) vs. Andribeth Rivera, So. (Campbellsville)
130: Megan Black, Sr. (McKendree) vs. Shelby Hall, Sr. (Campbellsville)
143: Mallory Velte, Sr. (Simon Fraser) vs. Desiree Zavala, So. (Grays Harbor)
170: Jessika Rottier, Jr. (U. of the Cumberlands) vs. Brandy Lowe, Sr. (McKendree)
Note: Women’s college wrestling competes under international freestyle rules.