For the third consecutive year, three members of the West Virginia University wrestling team were named to the 2023 Division I Scholar All-America Team by the National Wrestling Coaches Association and this, one of the, hails from Juniata County!

Mountaineer junior Caleb Dowling, who wrestled locally for St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy in Boalsburg,  made his debut on this list. 

To be eligible for Scholar All-American status, a wrestler must have fulfilled one of the four requirements: 

  • Must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and earned All American honors in the same academic year 
  • Must have a 3.2 cumulative GPA and have been a NCAA Championship qualifier in the same academic year
  • Must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA and must have won 60% of their total matches in at least 60% of the team’s schedule
  • Must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA and been a participant at the conference qualifying tournament