Shippensburg University Wrestling

Evan Ramos of Shippensburg University won the PSAC mat title with a win over Lock Haven’s Tristan Sponseller, 8-5. Ramos, who won the PSAC mat title nine years ago, proved to be a good counter wrestler and scored an escape and riding time point to claim the title. The team is off to a good start in the PSAC season. But is Shippensburg wrestling as good as it’s been made out to be?

Chris Barrick

Shippensburg University wrestling coach Chris Bloomquist is extremely high on 174-pound redshirt junior Chris Barrick. Although Barrick has lost three times this season, both were to Division I wrestlers from Bloomsburg and Newberry. Still, his career record is impressive. He currently ranks 10th in the school’s all-time victories. He has 20 major decisions, 19 pins, and 11 technical falls.

Brandon Connor

The PIAA Championships will be held at Shippensburg University on Saturday, May 29. Brandon Connor is the top seed for the Warriors and he will be competing in his first national tournament. The Warriors are a member of the PSAC. Connor earned all of his wins in 2016-17 and is one of two All-Americans on the squad. He has won 24 bouts for the Warriors.

Bishop McCoy

While the Shippensburg wrestling team doesn’t have the state’s best record, it’s not far behind, either. The team’s senior class is loaded with talented wrestlers. Bishop McCoy finished second in the 285-pound championship match against Tri-Valley’s Danny Scheib. He has a career record of 124-33, 16 more wins than his father. Bishop McCoy is currently considering attending Pitt-Johnstown University.

Seth Bloomquist

Seth Bloomquist, Shippenssburg University wrestling head coach, has a long history of success. The Raiders have had several All-Americans, five Division IX champions, and a state qualifier under Bloomquist’s leadership. In addition, they have a history of qualifying for multiple NCAA championships, including one team that made the national tournament in 2015.

Rodger Goodling Basketball Scholarship

Rodger Goodling, who directed the men’s basketball program at Shippensburg University for 31 years, has passed away. The former Coach of the Year was the man who first brought the Shippensburg University men’s basketball program into prominence. Goodling started coaching at Camp Curtin Junior High in Harrisburg and later moved to William Penn. His 1969-70 team won the District 3 title and went 25-1. Goodling was married with four children, and his coaching style earned him awards as Coach of the Year.

Don Tabar resigns as head coach

Don Tabar, II, resigns as head coach of the Shippensburg University wrestling team. In his seven seasons, Tabar guided the Red Raiders to three NCAA Division II National Championships and recruited twelve All-Americans. His teams have produced 16 All-Americans and 24 national qualifiers. In addition, he has coached four national runner-ups and one region champion.

King’s College defeated Shippensburg

The wrestling team traveled to Bloomsburg on Wednesday night and fell to Division II rival Shippensburg University 57-0. In the opening match, Josh Jackson pinned Alex Tyson for a 25-point victory. Shippensburg was unable to maintain its momentum in the second half, losing the match in the second period. The Huskies will travel to Muhlenberg University on Saturday to continue their conference season.

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