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    Barraclough to Finish Career at Utah Valley

    Last night, first-year Utah Valley head coach Adam Hall received his most significant commitment during his short tenure as Wolverine head coach. Penn State graduate Terrell Barraclough has decided to come back to his home state and use his final year of eligibility at UVU. 

    Barraclough was never the postseason starter for Penn State, but has shown that he has the potential to make a deep NCAA Tournament run if given the opportunity. 

    With returning wrestlers like NCAA champion Levi Haines, runner-up Mitchell Mesenbrink, and Alex Facundo returning from 157-174 lbs - it doesn’t appear that there would have been a spot for him in the Nittany Lion lineup.

    During the 2023-24 season, Barraclough amassed a 12-2 record and saw action in three dual meets. His only losses on the came to the eventual second and third-place finishers at 165 lbs (teammate Mitchell Mesenbrink and Shane Griffith - Michigan). Early in the season, Barraclough scored a win via fall over returning NCAA Round of 12 finisher Caleb Fish (Michigan State). During his final appearance of the year, Barraclough bumped up to 174 lbs for the Rutgers dual and defeated former All-American Jackson Turley. 

    In 2022-23, Barraclough went 7-3 at 157 lbs and tallied wins over four All-Americans. 

    Utah Valley will have only one NCAA qualifier returning (Haiden Drury/133 lbs - 2022), so the addition of someone with Barraclough’s potential is a great start for Hall. 

    Back in Utah, Barraclough won four state titles for Layton High School - becoming the first wrestler in school history to accomplish the feat. He was also a champion at the Reno Tournament of Champions and a runner-up at NHSCA Senior Nationals. 

    Before his commitment to the Wolverines, Barraclough was one of the most impactful names left in the transfer portal.

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