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Will Schany

184
Position
Freshman
Class
Blair, Neb.
Hometown
Blair
High School

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2019 NCAA Qualifier – 184 pounds
2019 NWCA Scholar All-America
2018 NCAA Qualifier – 174 pounds
2017 ACC Third Place Finish – 184 pounds

2018-19
• NCAA qualifier as an at-large selection at 174 pounds
• Went 15-15 on the season, including a 4-7 mark in dual action and an 0-2 mark in ACC play
• Battled injury for most of the season
• Turned in an eighth-place finish at the Cliff Keen Invitational, going 5-3 at the event
• Defeated No. 8 Chip Ness of UNC and No. 16 C.J. LaFragola of Brown at the Cliff Keen Invitational
• Went 1-2 at the NCAA Championships with a win over No. 20 seed Will Sumner of Utah Valley
• Named to the ACC Wrestling All-Academic Team and the ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Named and NWCA Scholar All-America selection

2017-18
• NCAA qualifier at 174 pounds as an at-large selection to the tournament
• Posted an 18-14 record, including an 8-6 record in dual matches
• Opened the season with eight straight wins, including the championship at the Clarion
  Open (11/5)
• Defeated No. 18 Devin Skatzka (Indiana) to claim the Clarion Open title
• Also defeated No. 18 Jordan Pagano of No. 12 Rutgers in a dual meet as part of that
  opening-streak
• Went 4-2 at the Cliff Keen Invitational (12/1-2)
• Tallied 22 dual points for the Cavaliers on the season
• Graduated with a degree in Foreign Relations

2016-17
• Third-place finisher at the ACC Championships at 184 pounds
• Posted a 23-16 record on the season
• Fifth-place finish at the Clarion Open (11/6) to start the season
• Went 4-0 in competition at the Virginia Duals (1/13-14)
• Finished third at the Edinboro Open (2/4)
• Claimed the championship at the U.S. Collegiate Championships (2/19)
• Went 3-1 for the third-place finish at the ACC Championships

2015-16
• Posted a 9-13 record wresting at 184 pounds
• Wrestled in eight dual meets and three tournaments for the Cavaliers
• Went 3-5 in dual meets
• Advanced to day two at the Cliff Keen Invitational (12/4-12/5), going 3-2

2014-15
• Redshirt season
• Was 6-4 while competing unattached at 184 pounds in open tournaments
• Scored four wins at Wolfpack Open (11/16)

HIGH SCHOOL
• Four-time state champion
• Set state record for takedowns
• Was first wrestler to earn a state championship at Blair HS
• Was Dave Schultz Award winner for state of Nebraska in 2014
• Earned championship at NHSCA Junior Nationals in 2013
• Two-time champion at Rocky Mountain Nationals
• Coached by Erich Warner at Blair HS
• Also was four-year letterwinner in golf and three-year letterwinner in football (linebacker)
• Was an all-state honoree in in football and golf his senior year
• Placed 13th at state golf tournament his senior year
• Four-year member of school’s honor roll

PERSONAL
• Parents are Kelly and Carol Schany
• Has one brother, Jake, and one sister, Katelyn
• Brother plays football at Ohio University
 

Weight Class  Overall Record Dual Record ACC Dual Record Dual Points
Scored
ACC Championship Record NCAA Championship Record Major Decisions Tech Falls Pins Fastest Pin
2014-15* 184 6-4 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 1-1 1:08
2015-16 184 9-13 3-5 1-2 10 0-2 0-0 1-4 1-0 1-1 0:48
2016-17 184 23-16 5-8 0-3 16 3-1/3rd 0-0 6-4 0-0 2-1 3:50
2017-18 174 18-14 8-6 1-4 22 0-2 0-2 4-1 0-1 0-2
2018-19    184 15-15 4-7 0-2 14 1-2 1-2 6-4 0-0 2-2 1:14
Career 65-58 20-26 2-11 62 4-7 1-4 17-13 1-1 5-6 0:48

*Denotes redshirt season which does not count in career records