InterMat Wrestling – Ten Years of: Arizona State Wrestling (2013-22)

2022 NCAA runner-up Cohlton Schultz (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com)

Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we’ll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our “Ten Years of…” feature. Even if you’re a die-hard supporter of a particular school, there will be good information you may have forgotten. For others, it’s a quick way to learn about a program you may not be familiar with. We’re going in alphabetical order for this one, so next up is…Arizona State!

For past teams:

Air Force

American

Appalachian State

NCAA Qualifiers (56)

2022

125 – Brandon Courtney (#4); 133 – Michael McGee (#3); 149 – Kyle Parco (#5); 157 – Jacori Teemer (#3); 165 – Anthony Valencia (#18); 197 – Kordell Norfleet (#16); 285 – Cohlton Schultz (#2)

2021

125 – Brandon Courtney (#3); 133 – Michael McGee (#9); 149 – Cory Crooks (#31); 157 – Jacori Teemer (#11); 165 – Anthony Valencia (#2); 174 – Trey Munoz (#20); 197 – Kordell Norfleet (#3); 285 – Cohlton Schultz (#4)

2020

125 – Brandon Courtney (#9); 157 – Jacori Teemer (#9); 165 – Josh Shields (#6); 174 – Anthony Valencia (#8); 197 – Kordell Norfleet (#9); 285 – Tanner Hall (#4)

2019

125 – Ryan Millhof; 149 – Josh Maruca (#23); 157 – Christian Pagdilao (#9); 165 – Josh Shields (#3); 174 – Zahid Valencia (#3)

2018

125 – Ryan Millhof (#15); 133 – Ali Naser (#15); 149 – Jason Tsirtsis (#10); 157 – Josh Shields (#4); 165 – Anthony Valencia (#15); 174 – Zahid Valencia (#1); 184 – Kordell Norfleet; 285 – Tanner Hall (#8)

2017

149 – Josh Maruca; 157 – Josh Shields (#9); 165 – Anthony Valencia (#7); 174 – Zahid Valencia (#1); 285 – Tanner Hall (#7)

2016

133 – Dalton Brady; 141 – Robbie Mathers; 149 – Matt Kraus (#13); 184 – Blake Stauffer (#6); 197 – Josh DaSilveira (#9); 285 – Tanner Hall

2015

125 – Ares Carpio; 141 – Matt Kraus; 149 – Christian Pagdilao (#10); 157 – Oliver Pierce; 174 – Ray Waters; 184 – Blake Stauffer (#3)

2014

184 – Blake Stauffer

2013

174 – Blake Stauffer (#11); 184 – Kevin Radford; 197 – Jake Meredith (#9); 285 – Levi Cooper

NCAA Champions

Zahid Valencia: 2018 (184), 2019 (184)

NCAA All-Americans

Brandon Courtney (2022 – 6th; 2021 – 2nd)

Michael McGee (2022 – 4th; 2021 – 6th)

Kyle Parco (2022 – 8th)

Jacori Teemer (2022 – 6th; 2021 – 4th)

Cohlton Schultz (2022 – 2nd; 2021 – 4th)

Anthony Valencia (2021 – 8th)

Christian Pagdilao (2019 – 7th)

Josh Shields (2019 – 6th; 2018 – 7th)

Zahid Valencia (2019 – 1st; 2018 – 1st; 2017 – 3rd)

Jason Tsirtsis (2018 – 7th)

Tanner Hall (2017 – 3rd)

Blake Stauffer (2015 – 4th)

NWCA All-Americans

Brandon Courtney (125 – 2nd Team)

Jacori Teemer (157 – 2nd Team)

Josh Shields (165 – 1st Team)

Anthony Valencia (174 – 1st Team)

Kordell Norfleet (197 – 2nd Team)

Tanner Hall (285 – 1st Team)

NCAA Round of 12 Finishers

Kordell Norfleet – 197 (2021)

Anthony Valencia – 165 (2017)

Blake Stauffer – 184 (2014, 2016)

Tanner Hall – 285 (2016)

Pac-12 Champions

2022: Brandon Courtney (125); Michael McGee (133); Kyle Parco (149); Jacori Teemer (157); Kordell Norfleet (197); Cohlton Schultz (285)

2021: Brandon Courtney (125); Jacori Teemer (157); Anthony Valencia (165); Kordell Norfleet (197); Cohlton Schultz (285)

2020: Brandon Courtney (125); Jacori Teemer (157); Anthony Valencia (174); Kordell Norfleet (197); Tanner Hall (285)

2019: Christian Pagdilao (157); Josh Shields (165); Zahid Valencia (174)

2018: Ali Naser (133); Jason Tsirtsis (149); Josh Shields (157); Anthony Valencia (165); Zahid Valencia (174); Kordell Norfleet (197)

2017: Josh Maruca (149); Josh Shields (157); Anthony Valencia (165); Zahid Valencia (174); Tanner Hall (285)

2016: Dalton Brady (133); Blake Stauffer (184); Josh DaSilveira (197)

2015: Christian Pagdilao (149); Blake Stauffer (184)

Dual Record:

2021-22: 9-4

2021: 7-0

2019-20: 2-15

2018-19: 6-10

2017-18: 11-3

2016-17: 10-4

2015-16: 7-12

2014-15: 8-7

2013-14: 9-8

2012-13: 8-11

Pac-12 Tournament Placement

2021-22: 1st

2021: 1st

2019-20: 1st

2018-19: 2nd

2017-18: 1st

2016-17: 1st

2015-16: 2nd

2014-15: 2nd

2013-14: 4th

2012-13: 3rd

NCAA Tournament Team Placement

2021-22: 4th (66.5 points)

2021: 4th (74 points)

2019-20: No Tournament

2018-19: 12th (42 points)

2017-18: 10th (43 points)

2016-17: 14th (39 points)

2015-16: 33rd (9.5 points)

2014-15: 29th (12.5 points)

2013-14: 58th (2 points)

2012-13: 41st (4 points)

Head Coaching History

Zeke Jones (2014-present)

Shawn Charles (2009-14)

Best Lineup (Comprised of wrestlers from 2013-22)

125 – Brandon Courtney: 3x NCAA Qualifier; 2x NCAA All-American (6th, 2nd); 3x Pac-12 champion

133 – Michael McGee: 2x NCAA Qualifier; 2x NCAA All-American (4th, 6th); 2022 Pac-12 champion, 2x NCAA Qualifier for Old Dominion

141 – Matt Kraus: 2x NCAA Qualifier; 2016 NCAA #13th seed

149 – Jason Tsirtsis: 2018 NCAA All-American (7th); 2018 Pac-12 champion; 2x NCAA All-American (3rd, 1st) for Northwestern

157 – Jacori Teemer: 3x NCAA Qualifier; 2x NCAA All-American (4th, 6th); 3x Pac-12 champion

165 – Josh Shields: 4x NCAA Qualifier; 2x NCAA All-American (6th, 7th); 3x Pac-12 champion

174 – Zahid Valencia: 3x NCAA Qualifier; 2x NCAA Champion; 3x NCAA All-American (1st, 1st, 3rd); 3x Pac-12 champion

184 – Blake Stauffer: 4x NCAA Qualifier; 2015 NCAA All-American (4th); 2x Pac-12 champion

197 – Kordell Norfleet: 4x NCAA Qualifier; 2021 NCAA Round of 12; 4x Pac-12 champion

285 – Cohlton Schultz: 2x NCAA Qualifier, 2x NCAA All-American (2nd, 4th); 2x Pac-12 champion

Recruiting

Big Board’ers Per Year

2022: #33 Emilio Ysaguirre (AZ); #57 Kaleb Larkin (AZ); #64 Michael Kilic (GA); #136 Jacob Meissner (MN); #185 Tyler Antoniak (NE)

2021: #3 Richie Figueroa (CA); #13 Cael Valencia (CA); #60 Mykey Ramos (AZ); #88 Carter Dibert (PA); #146 Max Wilner (CA)

2020: #16 Jesse Vasquez (CA)

2019: #4 Cohlton Schultz (CO); #12 Julian Chlebove (PA); #23 Nick Raimo (NJ); #24 Adam Busiello (NY); #69 Trey Munoz (CA); #96 Cleveland Belton (CA)

2018: #8 Jacori Teemer (NY)

2017: #46 Kordell Norfleet (IL); #60 Navonte Demison (CA); #76 Brandon Courtney (AZ)

2016: #139 Gabriel Beyer (FL)

2015: #1 Anthony Valencia (CA); #3 Zahid Valencia (CA); #10 Lance Benick (MN); #13 Josh Shields (PA); #55 Josh Maruca (PA)

2014: #55 Nikko Villarreal (CA); #124 Hayden Lee (OH)

2013: #82 Mech Spraggins (IL); #88 Kaleb Baker (TN); #94 DeShaun Brown (NM); #125 Lawrence Otero (NM)

International Accolades (Active team members and alums)

Chad Porter – 2018 Junior Greco Roman World Team member, 2019 U23 Greco-Roman World Team member

Cohlton Schultz – 2019 Junior Greco-Roman World silver medalist; 2021 Senior Greco-Roman World team member

Zahid Valencia – 3x Junior freestyle World Team member; 2017 Junior World silver medalist

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