Chancer Marsteller finished runner-up at University Nationals this year (Photo/Sam Janicki)
Chance Marsteller, Pennsylvania high school wrestling star who transferred from Oklahoma State to Lock Haven University this year, is now in jail after an overnight incident on the school's campus and in the emergency room of Lock Haven Hospital, The Record reported Friday.
Marsteller was arraigned before a district judge by video from the Clinton County Correctional Facility, where he is being held, charged with six counts of aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, disorderly conduct/fighting, six counts of recklessly endangering another, six counts of simple assault and one count of open lewdness.
The newspaper did not have details on what happened at the Lock Haven campus and at the hospital, other than a hospital sportsperson said multiple police officers were needed to subdue Marsteller. The Record had contacted LHU's sports information department, but had not received a response as of Friday evening.
Marsteller had a 166-0 career record at Kennard-Dale High School, compiling four Pennsylvania state titles. The highly-recruited wrestler had originally committed to Penn State before switching to Oklahoma State. However, Marsteller's two years with the Cowboys were challenging. The wrestler who had won a 170-pound title at the 2013 PIAA championships was struggling to compete in college at 157 pounds. In his first season (2013-14) at the Stillwater school, Marsteller compiled a 14-4 record wrestling unattached as a true freshman. Last season, the Keystone State phenom went 6-5 before coach John Smith suspended him in mid-January for an undisclosed violation of team rules for the remainder of the year.
At that time, Marsteller posted this message on his Twitter account: "Not a quitter but I'm done with this sport it no longer needs me and I no longer will suffer from it.''
However, Marsteller had a change of heart, and announced he was returning to his native Pennsylvania to wrestle at Lock Haven.
In a feature posted Wednesday at PennLive.com, Marsteller commented on his time at Oklahoma State. "Just disappointed in my own actions," Marsteller said. "There's a lot of responsibility when you get to college, and I'd have taken care of a lot of things better before I said some of the comments I made early in the year. I was at a point in my wrestling career where things were pretty patchy. You just have to find the right people and the right mindset to get you out of that, and that's where I'm at now, getting back."