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Golden Eagles Wrestling

Coach Dave Schlarb

2017-2018 Schedule








Nov. 3

Kent State Tri

Kent, OH



Nov. 5

PSU Mont Alto Tournament

Mont Alto, PA



Nov. 11

PSU Dubois Tri w/ WVU Tech

Dubois, PA



Nov. 18

Scotty Wood Duals

Allentown, PA



Nov. 29

Home Dual - TBA

New Philadelphia, OH



Dec. 2

Ohio Valley Tri w/ Lourdes

Vienna, WV



Dec. 9 / 7 p.m.

Otterbein University and Akron

New Philadelphia, OH



Dec. 16

Mt. Union Open

Alliance, OH



Jan. 6

Washington & Lee Invite

Lexington, VA



Jan. 13

John Carroll Tri w/ Brockport

Cleveland, OH



Jan. 14

Mt. Union Open

Alliance, OH



Jan. 20

Case Western
PSU Behrend

New Philadelphia, OH



Feb. 11

USCAA National

State College, PA



Feb. 24

NCWA Great Lakes Qualifier

Dearborn, MI


Thursday – Saturday

March 8-10

NCWA National Championship

Allen, TX



With the June 8, 2016, acceptance of Kent State University at Tuscarawas for membership in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association---USCAA---came the expansion of athletic programs which includes wrestling.

In Fall 2017, Kent State Tuscarawas will field a wrestling team for the first time in school history. The campus is also a member of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA), which will give the Golden Eagles the opportunity to wrestle for individual and team National Championships as well as vie for athletic All-American awards and National All-Academic awards. 

A complete 2017-18 wrestling schedule will be published in the near future and will contain many NCAA DII and DIII opponents.

If you are interested in wrestling for Kent State Tuscarawas, please contact Coach Schlarb at 330-340-5116 or by email david.schlarb@hexion.com


Coach Dave Schlarb

Coach Dave Schlarb


Coach Dave Schlarb was hired as Kent State Tuscarawas' wrestling coach in March 2017. Schlarb, a West Virginia native, recently completed his high school wrestling coaching at New Philadelphia High School where he served as varsity coach for 10 years and assistant coach for 13 years prior.

Throughout his wrestling career, Schlarb won multi-year county, state and Junior Olympic Championships and was a four-time West Virginia State High School Wrestling Champion and earned a four-year starting position while subsequently becoming a four-year letter winner for West Virginia University. After completing his collegiate career with the Mountaineers, Schlarb was an AAU Freestyle National Champion, as well as going undefeated as a Freestyle and Greco Roman wrestler in Europe with a 10-0 record.

Golden Eagles Athletic Director Rob Brindley was excited about the addition of Schlarb to the Kent State Tuscarawas program.  "Dave is a wonderful fit for our program. His knowledge and experience in wrestling, combined with his extensive coaching relationships will help us build a championship program," said Brindley.

Schlarb began his wrestling career at the age of five and is still active on the mat today. He has served as a wrestling camp clinician for multiple years and organized the first youth team in Tuscarawas County that competed in the Ohio Youth Wrestling Association district and state championships.