LHU’s Haines to wrestle at NWCA All-Star Classic

LOCK HAVEN — Redshirt-junior Thomas Haines of the Lock Haven University wrestling team has been selected to compete in the 2017 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Classic.

The All-Star Classic, now in its 52nd year, is set for Sunday at 3 p.m. in Princeton University’s Jadwin Gym.

Haines’ selection to the All-Star Classic marks the second straight year that LHU wrestling will be represented in the prestigious event. Fellow Solanco High School product Ronnie Perry competed in the event last year and picked up a 8-2 win over Cleveland State’s Evan Cheek.

In a showcase-match at 285 pounds, Haines will take on Columbia’s Garrett Ryan.

Haines is a returning NCAA Division I national qualifier and last season he went 33-7 overall. He was the runner up at the Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) Championships last year. Haines enters the 2017-18 season ranked as high as No. 9 in some national media polls.