Wrestling | Kent State Tuscarawas | Kent State University

Austin Bailey (left) finished as a National Runner-up in the 141 lb. weight class,

while Lane Householder (right) was crowned National Champion in the 149 lb. weight class at the USCAA National Wrestling Championships in State College, PA.


Golden Eagles Wrestling

2018-2019 Schedule


Fri. 11/2/18

Kent State Duals

Kent, OH
Sat. 11/3/18 King of the Mont Mont Alto, PA
Sat. 11/10/18 Washington & Jefferson Invitational Washington, PA
Sat. 11/17/18 Scotty Wood Duals Allentown, PA
Sat. 12/1/18 Lourdes University Tri Sylvania, OH
Sat. 12/8/18 Golden Eagle Quad HOME
Sat. 1/5/19 Jim Crytzer Invitational Lexington, VA
Wed. 1/9/19 Penn State Fayette HOME
Sat. 1/12/19 Golden Eagle Quad HOME
Sun. 1/13/19 Purple Raider Open Alliance, OH
Sat. 1/19/19 Golden Eagle Tri HOME
Sat. 2/2/19 Case Western Reserve Tri Cleveland, OH
Sun. 2/10/19 USCAA National Championship State College, PA
Sat. 2/23/19 NCWA Great Lakes Regional Toledo, OH
Thu. 3/8/19 NCWA National Championship Allen, TX
Fri. 3/9/19 NCWA National Championship Allen, TX
Sat. 3/10/19 NCWA National Championship Allen, TX


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. 

If you are interested in wrestling for Kent State Tuscarawas, please contact Coach Schlarb at 330-340-5116 or by email dschlarb@kent.edu


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 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.