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NYU Announces Recruiting Class, Including Standout Transfers & High School Seniors

By BV , 06/09/16, 7:30PM EDT


Benderoth, Photo by BV

The NYU wrestling team returns several NCAA qualifiers for the upcoming season, including national finalist Nathan Pike as well as William Gockel-Figge, John Messinger and Ray Jazikoff.

Plenty of talented newcomers will look to join those wrestlers in the postseason mix. 

Among them are a number of transfers, including former NYS high school finalists Levi Ashley (Shenendehowa, Hudson CC) and Blaise Benderoth (North Rockland, Binghamton). 

Ashley was an Eastern States champion, while Benderoth made the podium at the NYS tournament multiple times. In addition, Will Crisco and Jackson Ligerman will be arriving from Division 1 programs.

Directly from the high school ranks, several state placers will enter NYU this fall - the New Jersey trio of Brian Kuhlman, Evan Drill and Jack LaCorte - as well as New York's Kyle Aslanian, Florida's Kevin Ford and New England medalist Bryan Rojas

For the full list provided by NYU staff, see below.

Wrestler School Note
Levi Ashley Shenendehowa/Hudson CC NYS Runner Up, 197/Hwt
Kyle Aslanian Edgemont NYS Placer, 133 Pounds
Blaise Benderoth North Rockland/Binghamton NYS Runner Up, 165 Pounds
Will Crisco Wyoming Seminary/NC State National Preps All-American; 141 Pounds
Maykel Dolorit Southwest Miami (FL) Florida Runner Up, 184 Pounds
Evan Drill Somerville (NJ) NJ Placer, 133 Pounds
Kevin Ford Lake Highland Prep (FL) Florida Runner Up, 184 Pounds
Trevor Haberli Pascack Hills (NJ) 141 Pounds
Colin Hopkins Edgemont/Nassau CC NYS Qualifier, 149 Pounds
Jackson Kligerman Rye/Bucknell 174 Pounds
Brian Kuhlman Manville (NJ) NJ Placer, 125 Pounds
Jack LaCorte Christian Brothers Academy (NJ) NJ Placer, 197 Pounds
Sean Lyons St. Joseph's (PA) 141/149 Pounds
Dante Montanaro Trumbull (CT) 141 Pounds
Marc Paez Long Beach 149 Pounds
Riley Paterson Servite (CA) 174 Pounds
Bryan Rojas New Milford (CT) New England Placer, 141/149 Pounds