With the 2022-2023 season about to kick off, let’s look at our next two weight classes – 157 and 165! The Army West Point wrestling season begins on Sunday November 6th in Christl Arena with The Black Knight Scramble where the Army will lock horns in dual meets against Oregon State, Queens University of Charlotte, and LIU. Oregon State is currently ranked #23 in the nation!
Nate Lukez is back, and the team captain opens the season in the national rankings at #29. The PA native will look to climb the ladder again some tough competition right out of the gate. Tanner Craig, another junior, is a viable option for Coach Ward here as well. Keep your eye on freshman Trae McDaniel- who could very well win the spot. He was 17-5 at Prep last year. Caden Blust, Kenny Kaiser and Ryan Alvarado could also compete here.
Dalton Harkins had a strong freshman season and is back at this weight. He spent much of the year in the national rankings and posted 24 wins. Senior captain Christian Hunt will also look to break into the lineup after a season as a spot starter. Joe Metz and freshman Kent McCombs are also available.