Senior Evan Rosborough (Concord Township, Ohio / Riverside) has been selected to compete in the 2016 NWCA All Star Classic. The NWCA All Star Classic is an annual event that kicks off the start of the NCAA wrestling season.
For the first time, the All-Star Classic is being held in the city of Cleveland, Ohio. The action is slated for November 5th at Cleveland State's Wolstein Center. Several of the top wrestlers from Division 1 will be squaring off on the main card. There will also be six undercard matches that will feature wrestlers from local Division II and Division III schools.
"This is a great opportunity for Evan, the Storm Wrestling program, and the Athletic Department," said Storm Head Coach Kevin Hoogenboom. "Evan will have the chance to compete side by side with some of Division 1's best wrestlers. Evan will be able to represent our entire school on November 5th and certainly the other 34 wrestlers on our team."
November 5th will be a huge day for the Lake Erie Wrestling program. The entire wrestling team will compete at the Eastern Michigan Open and Evan will compete at the All Star Classic.
"I couldn't think of a better way to start our season off," Hoogenboom added about the season opening weekend.
Rosborough's opponent for the day will be Baldwin Wallace's Tyler Maclellan. Maclellan is a returning national qualifier for the Yellow Jackets at the 197 weight class.
"This should be a great match up of local wrestlers who have both done well at the state level in Ohio and on a national stage in college," said Hoogenboom. "I want to thank Aaron Grossman from the Cleveland Chapter of the Wrestlers in Business organization for giving Evan and Lake Erie College the opportunity to be part of this event."
"We are hoping to break the attendance record for this event and reach the 7,000 mark" said Aaron Grossman of the Cleveland Chapter of Wrestlers in Business.
Hoogenboom added, "We need the support of the NE Ohio wrestling community. We want to show the country how much wrestling means here in Northeast Ohio."
For more information and ticket sales, fans can visit www.goallstarclassic.com.