STILLWATER, Okla. -- Incoming freshman wrestler and Pennsylvania standout Chance Marsteller was named the national winner of the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame announced today.
The award is based on excellence in wrestling, scholastic achievement, citizenship and community service. Marsteller was selected from the 49 state winners and five regional winners that were announced on May 6 by the NWHOF.
Most recently named the 2014 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Wrestler of the Year by USAToday and Intermat's 2014 Wrestler of the Year, Marsteller is a four-time Pennsylvania high school state champion, winning the Outstanding Wrestler Award three times at the event. He put together a perfect 166-0 record while at Kennard-Dale High School. He claimed two-straight USA Wrestling Freestyle Cadet national titles after he won the 2011 Greco-Roman Cadet National Championship.
He established the Pride Wrestling Club in his hometown to help train and coach wrestlers ages 8-18. He also volunteers as a coach with Kennard-Dale Youth Wrestling. He maintained a 3.33 GPA while at Kennard-Dale High School.