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Parkersburg High School

Big Reds -- Wrestling


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Parkersburg High School had the first West Virginia state championship wrestling team in 1948, and has stayed at or near the top ever since. The Big Reds have fielded 21 state championship teams, 146 individual state champs, 28 High School All-Americans, and 10 outstanding wrestler awards at the state tournament.

Parkersburg High School - High School All-Americans
1971 - Marvin Pickens (155)
1973 - Charlie Richards (Hwt)
1981 - Greg Bradshaw (138)
1982 - Scott Schenerlien (185)
1984 - Mike Lantz (145)
1989 - Gary Tuttle (152)
1990 - Doug Rexroad (112)
1990 - Aaron Fleming (Hwt)
1992 - Steve Higgins (112)
1992 - David Fleming (119)
1993 - Eric Freed (125)
1995 - Tim Higgins (130)
1998 - Matt Stevens (103)
2000 - Matt Stevens (119)
2000 - Chris Farina (mgr)
      Runner-up, USA Wrestling magazine
       Manager Of The Year contest
2001 - Matt Stevens
2004 - Lou Thomas (215)
2004 - Robert Shyver (130)
2004 - Brandon Rader (135)
2005 - Josh Neal (125)
2005 - Chance Litton - National Champion (171)
2005 - Brandon Rader - National Champion (135)
2005 - Andy Thomas - National Champion (160),
       1st team Academic All-American
2006 - Joey Lindamood (215) - First team All-Academic
2008 - Matt Lindamood - First team Academic All-American
2010 - Jordon Nolan (6th NHSCA Senior Nationals)
2012 - Jared Haught, Parkersburg, 4th NHSCA Junior Nationals
2012 - Trapper Hays, Parkersburg, Fifth NHSCA Freshman Nationals
2013 - Jared Haught 2nd NHSCA Senior Nationals
2013 - Tapper Hays 7th NHSCA Sophomore Nationals
Parkersburg High School - State Tournament
Outstanding Wrestler Award Winners

1971 - Marvin Pickens
1981 - Greg Bradshaw
1982 - Scott Schenerlein
1986 - Mike Lantz
1989 - Gary Tuttle
1990 - Doug Rexroad
1992 - Dave Fleming
2001 - Matt Stevens
2005 - Brandon Rader
2010 - Jordon Nolan

Parkersburg High School - Dutton Award Winners
1986 - Mike Lantz
1989 - Gary Tuttle
2001 - Matt Stevens
2004 - Lou Thomas
2005 - Brandon Rader
2010 - Jordon Nolan

Dave Schultz Award from Wrestling Hall of Fame
2001 - Matt Stevens
2004 - Lou Thomas
2005 - Brandon Rader
2006 - Joey Lindamood

PHS wrestlers who have gone on to compete at the next level after High School include:

West Virginia University
Dave Koreski
Doug Rexroad
Dave Fleming
Steve Higgins
Eric Freed
Bryce Edwards
Lou Thomas
Chance Litton - 2x NCAA Qualifier
Brandon Rader - 2x NCAA All-American

Ohio University
Joe Handlan
Greg Bradshaw
Matt Stevens
Jordon Nolan

NC State
Mike Lantz - NCAA Qualifier

Fairmont State College
Gary Studenic - 2x WVIAC Champion, 3X National Qualifier

Marshall University
Pat Riggs
John Mahood

Michigan State
Leland Merrill - AAU National Champ 1942,
     Olympic Bronze Medalist 1948

California U. PA
Aaron Fleming

Mercyhurst College
Robert Shyver

West Liberty State
Troy Owens - NAIA All-American,
      4th at 1988 Olympic Trials,
      9 year member of 1st team All-Army
Danny Studenic
Charlie Richards
Scott Schenerlein - 2x NAIA Finalist
Scheny Schenerlein
Dave Satterfield - NAIA Qualifier
Brian Leggett
Matt Littleton

Virginia Tech
Jared Haught

Wheeling Jesuit
Skyler Terrell

Alderson - Broaddus
Jason West


Parkersburg High is fed by Vienna Rec., North Parkersburg, and the Parkersburg Cougars youth programs, and Hamilton, Jackson, and VanDevender Middle Schools. `

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Updated 11/14/2013