Chance Marsteller no longer with Lock Haven wrestling following alleged assault
Four-time state wrestling champ Chance Marsteller was kicked off the Lock Haven wrestling team following an alleged incident Thursday night. Christian Arnold
Former Kennard-Dale wrestling standout Chance Marsteller is no longer a member of the Lock Haven wrestling team following an alleged incident overnight Thursday.
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Marsteller, arguably the most storied high school wrestler in Pennsylvania history, is being held at Clinton County Correctional Facility on $50,000 bail, according to a report from The Record Online. He's been charged with six counts of aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, disorderly conduct/fighting, six counts of recklessly endangering another, six counts of simple assault and one count of open lewdness, according to the report.
The incident started at off-campus student housing and there was a separate incident at the emergency room of Lock Haven Hospital, Lock Haven police confirmed Friday evening.
On Friday night, Lock Haven University Sports Information Director Douglas Spatafore wrote in an email to GameTimePA.com that Marsteller is no longer a member of the Lock Haven wrestling team. The university provided no further comment.
Marsteller is a four-time PIAA wrestling champion and was undefeated during his high school wrestling career with a 166-0 record. Just 12 wrestlers have accomplished that feat in state history while just five have done so without a loss on their resume. The 166 career victories are the most accumulated by an unbeaten wrestler in Pennsylvania history.
Marsteller was named USA Today High School Sports National Wrestler of the Year in 2014.
After originally attending Oklahoma State University, he transferred to Lock Haven where he was hoping to compete this year. The change came after a tumultuous two years with the Cowboys' wrestling program.
"I know it's been a tough move mentally and physically with (Chance's) career and everything like that, and the expectations," said Marsteller's brother John on Friday evening. "But right now we're just going to try to see the situation out to its fullest extent and see where we can go. Right now I can't really give you a lot of comments at this moment."
The move to Lock Haven was intended to rejuvenate the wrestler's college career, Marsteller told the York Daily Record in May.
"It's been difficult to deal with. I put a lot of pressure on myself in high school and afterwards, and I haven't proved myself in college," he said at the time. "That's why I feel this transition is great for me ... to take off some of that pressure."
Christian Arnold, Teddy Feinberg, Brandie Kessler and Gordon Rago compiled this report