UNC Wrestling Inks Eight More Signings For 2003-04
University of Northern Colorado head wrestling coach Jack Maughan announced eight more signings for his 2003-04 recruiting class.
Zach Broughton (Greeley, Colo./Greeley Central HS) was a three-time state qualifier and four-year letterwinner as a prep athlete. Broughton captured the state championship (160 lbs.) as a senior and placed second (145 lbs.) in the state tournament as a junior. He was an academic all-state selection as both a junior and senior.
Sean Coughlin (Boulder, Colo./Fairview HS) was a two-time state qualifier as a prep. He was also a four-year letterwinner in both wrestling and football. Coughlin placed second in the state as a senior with a record of 37-3. He was a member of Team Colorado at the 2002 Junior Duals in Oklahoma.
Nathan Fox (Amarillo, Texas/Amarillo HS) was a two-time Texas state champion. He won the 215-pound title as a junior and the heavyweight crown as a senior. He compiled a mark of 88-1 in his final two seasons as a prep wrestler.
Alex Joseph (Parker, Colo./Chaparral HS) was a two-time state qualifier and a four-year letterwinner as a prep wrestler. Joseph placed 3rd in the state as a senior and compiled an overall record of 112-46. He also earned letters in cross country and football. He was a member of the 2002 Junior National team. Joseph tallied all-league honors in wrestling as a senior.
Kyle Kaiser (Fort Morgan, Colo./Fort Morgan HS) was a two-time state champion and a four-year standout prep wrestler. Kaiser totaled an overall record of 137-23 and was a four-time state qualifier. He captured the state championship as a sophomore and as a senior. Kaiser tallied Most Outstanding Wrestler in the Tri-Valley Conference as a senior. He is an honor roll student.
Richard Lohr (Eaton, Colo./Eaton HS) won the state championship as a senior. He was a three-time state qualifier and a two-time regional champion. A member of the state championship football squad at Eaton as a sophomore. He also captured a state title in the 800-meter relay.
John Olivas Jr. (Johnstown, Colo./Roosevelt HS) was a four-time state qualifier. Olivas Jr., captured the state championship as a senior. He placed 5th in the state as a sophomore and junior. He was a two-time all-conference pick and a four-time all-area team member. Olivas Jr., compiled an overall record of 120-30 as a prep wrestler.
Johnny White (Ellicott, Colo./Ellicott HS) was a four-time state qualifier and a two-time regional champion. White placed 6th as a freshman, 4th as a sophomore and 3rd as a senior at the state meet. He tallied a career record of 134-22. White earned the National Scholar-Athlete Award from the United States Army Reserve.
The eight signees join Kyle LeValley and Reece Hopkin, who signed with the Bears in the fall signing period.
The 2003-04 wrestling season will be the first year of a four-year transition period from NCAA Div. II to NCAA Div. I.