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Wrestling Announces Incoming Class of 2026

by | Jul 13, 2022

With the graduation of the Wrestling Class of 2022 and their families – the ‘Cats are ready to welcoming the incoming class of wrestlers.


DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson Wrestling has officially announced the addition of seven incoming members of the program in the Class of 2023. The newest members of Wildcat Wrestling are Devon Diaco, Marc Koch, Luke Passarelli, Tanner Peake, Christian Rutherford, Jackson Sichelstiel and Jarek Stewart-Karolewics.

“We’ve brought in a group of high achieving student-athletes who really fit the profile of what this program will be built around,” Assistant Head Coach Ty Eustice said. “These young men all have an incredibly high standard for their academic pursuits, their lifestyle choices, and they’ve all shown intense dedication to the sport of wrestling.  We’ve also addressed some weight class needs which is important for the competition we want to see within our own room.

“I’ve enjoyed getting to learn more about each of them and their personalities, they’ve also got a chance to build relationships with each other. I’m excited to see them bond together and make an impact on this program.”

Tanner Peake – Hunterdon Central High School, NJ
        -Projected Weight: 157
        -Career Record: 123-28
        -Two-time State Placewinner, three-time State Qualifier
        -Beast of the East Placewinner
        -Regional Freestyle Placewinner, Member of NJ National Freestyle Teams

“Tanner is an incredibly talented and dedicated wrestler who continues to improve and has shown he can compete with anyone in the country,” Eustice said. “We can’t wait to get Tanner in the room and in a Davidson singlet.”

Marc Koch – Blair Academy, NJ
        -Projected Weight: 149
        -Career Record: 101-35
        -Two-time Prep National Qualifier
        -Beast of the East Top-12
        -Northeast Regional Freestyle Placewinner

“Coming from one of the most tradition-rich wrestling programs in the country, Blair Academy, Marc is bringing some high-level experience and competitiveness that will help elevate everyone in our room,” Eustice said. “Marc has continued to compete outside of the regular scholastic season and really made a jump this spring, notching some big wins. We are excited to see Marc continue to improve and compete for us.”

Devon Diaco – Trinity-Pawling School, NY
        -Projected Weight: 125
        -Career Record: 124-29
        -Prep National Qualifier
        -2022 New England Prep Champion

“Devon comes in with a lot of experience, he has challenged himself on the National Prep scene and is a real student of the sport,” Eustice said. “Devon will challenge our 125 pounders and I’m excited to see how much he can improve with the workout partners we will have for him here.”

Luke Passarelli – Norwin High School, PA
        -Projected Weight: 125
        -Career Record: 76-49
        -Powerade Tournament Placewinner
        -WPIAL Placewinner
        -Two-time member of PA National Team

“Luke competed in one of the most competitive regions in the entire country in Western Pennsylvania,” Eustice said. “He has continued to challenge himself and improve by training at the highly regarded Young Guns club program. Luke is a very motivated student-athlete who is bringing an elite standard to our program.”

Jackson Sichelstiel – Paulsboro High School, NJ
        -Projected Weight: 133
        -Career Record: 90-25
        -State Placewinner, two-time State Qualifier

“Jackson had a breakout Senior year by placing at the prestigious one-class New Jersey State Tournament,” Eustice said. “Jackson also comes from one of the most highly regarded programs in the state – Paulsboro. He brings a lot of toughness and grit that will have an immediate effect on this wrestling team.”

Christian Rutherford – Coventry High School, RI
        -Projected Weight: 157/165
        -Career Record: 108-39
        -Three-time State Placewinner
        -Three-time New England Championships Qualifier
        -2022 RI Team State Champions

“Another guy who comes from a tradition-rich program, Christian has high expectations for himself and those around him, we want that in this program,” Eustice said. “He has continually sought out high level competition and just loves the sport of wrestling. Christian is a great fit for Davidson Wrestling.”

Jarek Stewart-Karolewics – Brevard High School, NC
        -Projected Weight: 285
        -Senior Year Record: 38-6
        -State Placewinner

“It was important for us to add our first North Carolina wrestler to the roster, and Jarek is a great fit who brings some much-needed size to our program,” Eustice said. “A late-beginner, Jarek’s learning curve for the sport has been impressive – he placed second in his first appearance at the State Tournament this year. Jarek is focused, hard-working, and his dedication will push everyone around him to be better.”

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