PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Five Lake Erie College wrestlers are ranked individually in the first NCAA Division II Basford Regional Rankings of the season. As a team, the Storm is ranked ninth of 12 teams in Region 2.
The highest ranked individual is sophomore Josh Linden (Broadview Heights, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) who is fourth at 184 pounds. Linden was ranked as high as second last year as a freshman.
Sophomore Andrew Gasber (Madison, Ohio/Madison/Notre Dame) is fifth at 157 pounds after placing sixth at the Region 2 Meet last season. Sophomore Zev Green (Marysville, Ohio/Marysville), off to a 6-2 start this season, is seventh at 174 pounds.
Rounding out the ranked wrestlers are junior Justin Toth (Painesville, Ohio/Riverside/Mt. Union) and sophomore Thomas McVicker (South Fork, Pa./Forest Hills/Penn Highlands C.C.) who are eighth at 125 and 133 pounds, respectively.
Lake Erie will have an opportunity to improve its ranking with three tough dual meets this weekend at the Newberry College Duals in Newberry, S.C. on Saturday (Dec. 10).