Two-time Cadet National freestyle champion Ryan Karoly (Malvern Prep, Pa.) verbally committed to Northwestern University on Saturday afternoon. The No. 25 overall wrestler in the Class of 2018 was also a National Prep champion at Blair Academy, N.J. last season before transferring to Malvern Prep. In addition Karoly was a finalist in both styles at the 2015 Cadet Nationals in Fargo, winning the title in freestyle.
Karoly is the third top 50 commit to Northwestern in the 2018 recruiting class; where he joins his high school teammate Michael Beard, ranked as the No. 7 overall junior, and No. 35 Anthony Cassioppi (Hononegah, Ill.). He projects to compete as a 184 pound wrestler in college.