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Moisey named assistant coach at Fairmont State

FAIRMONT, W.Va. -- Former West Virginia University and University of Nebraska standout Zeke Moisey has been named assistant wrestling coach at Fairmont State University, as announced by head wrestling coach Chris Freije on Monday afternoon.

Zeke Moisey
The former collegiate standout finished national runner-up in 2014, earned All-America honors twice, and was a four-time national qualifier at the NCAA Division I level.

"I'm more than excited to welcome Zeke to Fairmont State University and the Falcon wrestling family," said Freije. "His credentials say enough about his wrestling background, but he's had a lot of success throughout his high school and college career in this area and familiar waters are always nice

"Zeke is a tireless worker with a hard-nosed approach, and a mentality that to me embodies the culture of North Central West Virginia, and of course, his home state of Pennsylvania. When you combine that passion for wrestling with his values, level of experience, intensity, and technical knowledge of the sport you get a rare mix of attributes that few individuals possess," Freije added.

Moisey comes to Fairmont State after wrapping up his collegiate wrestling career at the University of Nebraska during the 2018-19 season. As a senior, the 125-pound standout qualified for both the Big Ten and NCAA Championships, recording four victories over top-20 ranked opponents.

Prior to transferring to Nebraska for his final season, Moisey was a four-year member of the wrestling program at West Virginia University, earning All-America honors twice and finishing national runner-up in the 125-pound weight class during his freshman season.

"I am honored for the opportunity to become part of the new wrestling program at Fairmont State University," said Moisey. "I am extremely excited to move back to West Virginia and begin my journey on the coaching side of the sport I love alongside Coach Freije.

"After having the privilege to compete in both the Big Ten and Big 12 during my collegiate career, I look forward to using my technical knowledge to teach the incoming athletes, along with navigating them through the challenges of being a student athlete," Moisey added.

During his three seasons competing for the Mountaineers, Moisey put together a career record of 84-37 and qualified for the NCAA Championships during each season he was in the lineup. Moisey earned All-America honors as a freshman in 2015 as national runner-up, and also a junior in 2018 after finishing eighth in the country in his weight class. The standout received a medical redshirt in 2017 after suffering an injury during the 2016 NCAA Championships.

A native of Northampton, Pa., Moisey was a prep standout at Bethlehem Catholic High School in Pennsylvania, finishing top five in the state during each of his four seasons. He won a Class AA state title at 126 pounds during the 2014 PIAA Wrestling Championships.

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