Charlie wrestled at Lock Haven University and shortly after made the transition into mma.
Brent Metcalf is one of the most anticipated recruits to enter college. He was undefeated in high school wrestling with 4 Michigan state titles. He also earned 6 junior national titles in the Olympic style of wrestling. College fans across the nation had to wait an extra year to see his return because he transfered to Iowa and was denied his freshman season by his former school. In 2008 he won the 149lb National Championship and was named the Dan Hodge Trophy winner.
Mark Churella from his freshman year of college showed something special when he took 3rd at the NCAA tournament, but that was just a taste of his skill. He went on to become a three time NCAA champion. He is considered one of the all time greats, and was especially known for his pinning ability. Mark Churella has gone on to be successful in Real Estate and has raised a family in Michigan that includes three of his sons: Mark, Ryan and Josh. All three sons have followed in his footsteps and wrestled at U of Michigan. Josh is still currently wrestling under Coach Joe McFarland.
John Mesenbrink began coaching Hartland Arrowhead High School the year Ben Askren was a freshman. He was the perfect coach for this phenomenom athlete that would change High School Wisconsin and Collegiate Wrestling.
Andrew Campolattano started his high shool career in a high weight class (189) and went undefeated.
Mike Disabato comes from a wrestling family. He wrestled at Ohio State University before starting a series of apparel companies.
Born December 12, 1983
Coleman Scott was a top recruit out of high school, winning 3 Pennsylvania state championships. He was pulled out of his red shirt year as a freshman and in his first collegiate match lost 6-5 to #3 ranked Nick Simmons. In his true sophomore year he took 5th at the 2006 NCAAs. At the 2007 NCAA championships he had an solid tournament only losing to defending national champion Matt Valenti in the finals. Coleman Scott will head into his 4th and final year of competition in 2008.
Daniel Cormier grew up in probably one of the most least likely places for a World Class wrestler to grow up...Louisiana. The individualism and accountability of wrestling made him love and follow the sport. In college he wrestled at Oklahoma State where he was a NCAA finalist losing to Cael Sanderson. Since college he has ruled in the US at his freestyle weight. In 2004 Athens Olympics he narrowly missed going to the finals and then narrowly missed medaling.