August 20, 2012

Bulldog Wrestling Welcomes 13 to the 2012-13 Roster

Charleston, S.C. – Head Coach Rob Hjerling announced the addition of 13 wrestlers to the 2012-13 Bulldog roster on Monday. Four of the incoming cadets are nationally ranked and National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) All-Americans. The group covers eight states including four from South Carolina.

 "We have a talented and good sized recruiting class this year that have been successful on the national level," said head coach Rob Hjerling who is entering his 14th season. "We have good depth and we are really happy with the 13 newcomers to add to the roster this year."

2012-13 Recruiting Class

Austin Brown – St. James High School – Myrtle Beach, S.C.

* 2012 state champion at 220 … named all-state for wrestling during his senior year … two-time regional champion … accumulated a record of 44-5 during his senior season.

Caleb Brack – Lexington High School – Lexington, S.C.

* Placed third in the state tournament at 152 during his senior year … two-time regional champion … named team captain two consecutive years.

Drew Ferguson – Collins Hill High School – Suwanee, Ga.

* Nationally ranked … two-time NHSCA All-American … national champion as a sophomore and placed fourth as a senior … two-time Georgia state AAAA Champion … three time Georgia state finalist … Toshiba Classic champion … finished his high school career with a 170-20 record with 100 pins.

Matt Frisch – Northern Illinois University – Oxford, Mich.

* Redshirted for one season at Northern Illinois before transferring to The Citadel … collected 206 wins during his high school career … earned all-state and NHSCA All-American honors … four-time state placer and state champion … team won the 2011 state championship.

Nicholas Grossi – Germantown Academy – Philadelphia, Pa.

* Nationally ranked … three time prep national qualifier … two time Prep National All-American … placed third at the Beast of East tournament.

Nathaniel Harper III – Columbia High School – Columbia, S.C.

* Holds the all-time career wins record at Columbia HS with 144 … 2A/1A state champion in 2012 at 145 … state runner up in 2011 at 140.

Charles Johnson – Ware County High School – Waycross, Ga.

* Compiled 115 career wins with 101 pins and tech falls … three-time state qualifier, two-time region runner-up and one-time state placer.

Nick Kiter – Forbush High School – Yadkinville, N.C.

* North Carolina state champion during his senior year … three time state qualifier and two time state placer … accumulated a 47-1 record during his senior.

Michael Nelems – Lambert High School – Suwanee, Ga.

* Accumulated a record of 167-28 with 98 pins … three-time state qualifier … AAAA state runner up … named Lambert High School's Most Dominant Wrestler, Coaches Award.

Tom Scerbo – Hunterdon Central High School – Whitehouse Station, N.J.

* New Jersey wrestling standout who accumulated 24 wins during his senior year … member of the 2011 and 2012 sectional champion wrestling team.

Aaron Walker – Judson High School – San Antonio, Texas

* Nationally ranked … NHSCA All-American … two time state champion and three time state qualifier ...  went undefeated in Texas his Junior and Senior Year.

Jordan Wigger – Summerville High School – Summerville, S.C.

* Nationally ranked … four time state champion … NHSCA All-American … seven time ASICS/Vaughan Freestyle/Greco All-American … undefeated from sophomore to senior year, compiling a career record of 160-2.

Zachary Young – Bremen High School – Bremen, Ga.

* Three time state champion (freshman, sophomore and senior) … four time state finalist ... accumulated 186 career wins … received the Wendy's High School Heisman award.

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