OSU Wrestling Signee Earns Major National Honor

STILLWATER, Okla. –Oklahoma State wrestling signee Josh Kindig (Auburn, Pa./Blue Mountain HS) was selected as a 2010 ASICS first-team All-America wrestler, it was announced today. He is the 33rd Cowboy to earn the honor since the inception of the ASICS High School All-America team in 1986.

Considered among the top honors given at the high school level, the ASICS All-America team, selected by a nationwide panel of wrestling experts, is the only national all-star team for which wrestlers enrolled in all four high-school grades are eligible.

As a senior in 2010, Kindig won his second consecutive Pennsylvania class state title and compiled a 42-1 overall record to bring his career slate to 172-12. In addition to his two state championships, Kindig was the state runner-up as a sophomore. He was the leader of a Blue Mountain team that finished second in the state his junior and senior years.

He was a third-team ASICS All-American after his junior year in 2009.

A 2009 runner-up at the Wrestling freestyle national championships, Kindig ranks among America’s top prep wrestlers in both freestyle and Greco-Roman. He has finished no lower than fourth in any national tournament in either discipline since 2007. He won the cadet freestyle national title in 2007.

Kindig joins future teammates Mike Benefiel (2007), Clayton Foster (2007), Jordan Oliver (2007), Albert White (2007), Alex Meade (2007 and 2008) and Chris Perry (2009) as ASICS first-team All-Americans in the Cowboy wrestling room in 2010.

Oklahoma State’s other signee for the incoming class of 2010, Nick Schenk (Wilmington, Del./St. Mark’s HS) was a 2010 honorable mention ASICS All-America selection.

A three-time Delaware state champion, Schenk is ranked as the No. 3 wrestler nationally at the 130-pound weight class by Intermat. He finished his prep career with a 165-8 record that included a 41-1 mark his senior year. He won the title at the prestigious Beast of the East tournament his senior year and helped lead St. Mark’s to a Delaware state high school team championship as well as the Virginia Duals team title that same year. Schenk’s 165 career victories stands as the second-highest total in school history. He was recognized as the News-Journal wrestler of the year in 2010.

Updated 05-07-2010

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