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DI Transfer Tracker (6/29/2022)

New Arizona State transfer Tony Negron (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)


While general news has been slow as June comes to a close, there are still plenty of wrestlers transferring into DI institutions. While none are past All-Americans like in some of our latest updates, there are still some high-quality student-athletes on the move.

Arizona State gets a boost from part-time Penn State starter Tony Negron. If Negron is up at 165, he could possibly be the answer at a weight that may have looked like an issue for the back-to-back trophy-winning Sun Devils.

As ASU adds a wrestler, they also lose one in Cleveland Belton. He'll head north to rival Oregon State and attempt to fill the void left by 2022 141 lb All-American, Grant Willits.

Gardner-Webb picks up another quality transfer, originally from Iowa, in Drew West. He and Zach Price should have an immediate impact for the Bulldogs.

Speaking of Iowa preps, Jack Wagner will use his final year of eligibility at North Carolina. Wagner has competed in the past at 133 lbs for Northern Iowa, but is expected at 125 for the Tar Heels. His addition will allow the UNC staff to redshirt 2021-22 starter Spencer Moore next year.

Another grad transfer heading into the ACC is Neil Antrassian. He makes the move from Penn to Virginia and will be the early leader to start at 184 lbs. Last year, Antrassian picked up 16 wins against 10 losses at Penn.

Sticking with the ACC, Pitt adds a quality lightweight in Vince Santaniello. The 2021 New Jersey state champion and four-time placewinner Santaniello spent the 2021-22 campaign at the Naval Academy Prep School. He'll contribute at either 125 or 133.

A pair of grad transfers will give a boost to EIWA schools with Brian Bonino and Brinton Simington, heading to Drexel and Hofstra, respectively. Bonino was 11-12 last year for Columbia with wins over two returning or future national qualifiers. He'll take over at 184 lbs for Bryan McLaughlin, an opponent who defeated Bonino in the tiebreaker at the EIWA Championships. Simington won 19 matches across three years at Lock Haven and could be the starter at 165 for Hofstra.





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