WARRENSBURG, Mo. (Sept. 20, 2017)– Central Missouri Mules wrestling and Head Coach Justin Ensign have announced their 2017-18 recruiting class. The class consists of 13 freshmen and seven transfers for this upcoming season.
The Mules will look to build off their 2016-17 season where they finished 5-10 overall in duals and 1-4 in MIAA competition. UCM placed sixth at the MIAA Championships, 10th at the Central Super Regional, and had one All-American.
Student-athletes who have committed to Central Missouri for the upcoming 2017-18 season are as follows:
5-3 * 125 lbs. * Freshman
Farmington, Mo. / Farmington Senior HS
Harman was four-time All-Conference selection… Also garnered All-District honors all four years of high school… Was a two-time conference and district champion… Qualified for state all four years… Was a two-time state placer, finishing third and sixth… Helped his team to a top three finish at state in Class 3… Also helped his team capture a conference and district title in 2016…
5-5 * 157 lbs. * Freshman
Bradenton, Fla. / Sarasota HS
Sharbano was a four year letterwinner in high school… Qualified for state all four years… Was a two-time state placer… Won a Regional title… Was a four-time district champion… Finished his high school career with a 233-29 record, with 129 victories coming by way of pin.
6-1 * 285 lbs. * Freshman
Broken Arrow, Okla. / Broken Arrow HS
Lieurance finished his high school garnering All-State status in his senior season winning a 6A state championship… Was a four year letterwinner… Was ranked 13th in the country… Helped his team win a dual state title his freshman year, a team state title his sophomore year, and they were district champions all four years… Also played football in his senior season earning All-Conference honors and was named 6A Defensive Player of the Year.
Jack Flack III
5-8 * 157 lbs. * Junior
Port Washington, Wisc. / Port Washington HS
Flack III was three year letterwinner… Garnered All-Conference honors three times… Finished sixth in his senior season at the WIAA state tournament… Finished in first place at the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation state freestyle tournament as a senior and was member of the Wisconsin freestyle national team that same year… Helped his team win four straight conference championships and a fourth place team finish at the WIAA state team tournament as a junior.
5-6 * 160 lbs. * Freshman
Richmond, Mo. / Richmond HS
Nobile was a four-time state qualifier at Richmond… He was a two-time state medalist finishing second and third… Was a three-time district runner-up… Finished his high school career with 176-37 record and helped his team win four straight conference championships, a district championship in 2017, and a fourth place team finish at state… Also competed in football earning All-District honors twice at running back and First Team All-Conference honors four times… Also garnered All-Conference honors three times at linebacker and was a first team selection at punter.
6-1 * 197 lbs. * Freshman
Fulton, Mo. / Fulton HS
Fulton was a four-time state medalist at Fulton High School… He qualified for state three times… Was a two-time undefeated state champion… Garnered All-Conference honors three times… Also was a three-time district champion… Helped his wrestling team to a fourth, third, second, and third place finish at the state tournament in his four years… Also lettered in football and earned All-Conference honors twice.
5-10 * 174 lbs. * Freshman
Kansas City, Mo. / St. Pius X HS
Brady was a three-time letterwinner at St. Pius X High School… He also garnered Second Team All-conference honors once.
5-7 * 133 lbs. * Freshman
High Ridge, Mo. / Northwest HS
Thevel was First Team All-Conference selection from 2014-2017… He was a Class 4 All-State selection three times in the same years…He placed sixth at state in 2014, fifth in 2015, and third in 2017… Helped his team win a conference championship in 2014.
6-3 * 285 lbs. * Freshman
Yorkville, Ill. / Yorkville HS
Morris was a four year letterwinner in high school… He was a two-time All-Conference selection in 2016 and 2017… Was a regional champion and All-District selection in 2017… Qualified for state as a senior and was named team captain… Earned team MVP as a senior… Helped lead his team a conference championship in his senior season… Also competed in football and tracking, lettering twice in both sports… Was a member of National Honor Society and earned Honor Roll accolades multiple times.
6-1 * 184 lbs. * Junior
Pinon Hills, Calif. / California State-Bakersfield / Sultana HS
Bollinger comes to Central Missouri as a transfer from California State-Bakersfield… Redshirted his freshman season and competed the next two years … A 2014 graduate of Sultana High School… Finished seventh at the 2014 CIF state tournament at 170 pounds.
5-9 * 157 lbs. * Junior
Emmaus, Penn. / Neosho CCC / Emmaus HS
Franklin comes to Central Missouri as a transfer from Neosho County Community College where he was a two-time national qualifier… In high school, he was a district runner-up… Also placed third in his region and qualified for state.
6-1 * 157 lbs. * Freshman
Plano, Tex. / Plano Senior HS
Ramos was a two-time AAU All-American in high school… Lettered three-times for his squad… Won an individual district championship… Also was a state qualifier.
5-6 * 125/133 lbs. * Freshman
Gardner, Kan. / Olathe North HS
Flood was a three time state qualifier at Olathe North High School… Was a state champion in one season… Earned NHSCA All-American status as a senior with a seventh place finish.
5-9 * 149 lbs. * Freshman
Grandview, Mo. / Grandview HS
Gumabon was a four year letterwinner at Grandview High School… Was a Missouri state qualifier in 2016 and 2017… Also competed in soccer and track.
5-9 * 157 lbs. * Junior
Sapulpa, Okla. / Labette CC / Broken Arrow HS
Conley comes to Central Missouri as transfer from Labette Community College where he was a two-time All-American… He finished fourth at nationals in 2014 and third in 2017… In high school, he was four-time state qualifier… Was a three-time state placer finishing second as a sophomore, first as a junior, and third as a senior.
6-1 * 184 lbs. * Freshman
Marengo, Ind. / Crawford County HS
Stroud was a varsity letterwinner at Crawford County High School… He placed fourth in sectionals and was a two-time regional qualifier … Also placed eighth in state freestyle wrestling and took third in Greco wrestling… Graduated high school with Academic Honors.
6-1 * 174/184 lbs. * Freshman
Blue Springs, Mo. / Blue Springs HS
Rhodes a two-time varsity letterwinner at Blue Springs High School… Was a state qualifier in his senior season… Placed sixth at Adidas Nationals… Was named “Most Improved Wrestler” in his senior season… Helped his team qualify for the District 4 Class 4 State Championships.
5-5 * 125/133 lbs. * R- Sophomore
Baltimore, Md. / Emmanuel College / Perry Hall HS
Newcomer comes to Central Missouri as a transfer from Emmanuel College… As a freshman, he went 19-11 and placed first at the NWCA national tournament at 125 pounds… In high school he placed third at state as a senior.
5-10 * 174 lbs. * Junior
Aurora, Ill. / Lincoln University / West Aurora HS
Smith was a two time varsity letterwinner in high school… He also competed in football and track all four years, as well as earning two letters in basketball… Academically, he averaged GPA of 3.0 or higher through all four years of high school.
5-9 * 141/149 lbs. * Junior
Lake City, Fla. / Campbell University / Columbia HS
Wrestled under Coach Kevin Warner and Coach Allen Worky at Columbia high school … Was the district runner-up as a freshman at 120 lbs. … Finished his sophomore year as the district and regional champ and claimed fifth in the state at 126 lbs. … Repeated his sophomore post season accomplishments during his junior year just at 132 lbs. and he was voted team MVP … During his senior year, he set the record for takedowns in a year with 150 … He also recorded 22 pins and finished with a 51-3 record … Was the district and regional champion, finished third at the state and was the team MVP … Finished his high school career with 153 wins and 35 loses.