(MANHEIM, Pa.) - The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) announced its team and individual rankings and Lake Erie has finished in the top 10 with four individual honors. The Storm finished No. 10 with a team GPA of 3.2095. Individuals earning Division II Scholar All-American honors included Nick Boggs, Blake Glogouski, Forrest Glogouski, and Sean O'Hearon.
All four were also honored this postseason by the G-MAC as they were named to the All-Conference Team. Blake Glogouski, Forrest Glogouski, and Sean O'Hearon were all First Team selections, while Boggs was named Second Team. For the Brothers Glogouski and O'Hearon, the academic accolades are a repeat honor.
"I am extremely proud of what this team has done academically this year. We set out a goal to be top 10 in the country academically and athletically on Day 1 of preseason," said Head Coach Jeff Breese. "All the guys stayed committed to both of those goals through the ups and downs of the year. They stayed committed to being high character and chasing excellence in all aspects of their life."
Despite a nagging injury for part of the season, Blake recovered to go 14-5 and spent part of the season ranked in the top five nationally at 125. He capped the season with win to place fifth in the super regionals.
His brother Forrest also had an incredible year with a 20-10 record wrestling mostly at 133. He finished fourth in the super regionals and was the G-MAC Athlete of the Week after going 4-0 in the conference championship.
O'Hearon finished the year 21-10 at 165 with a sixth place finish in the super regionals. He too had an impressive showing at the G-MAC Championships as he went 3-0 with wins against Findlay, Tiffin, and Alderson Broaddus on the final day.
Boggs capped his All-American career at the NCAA Championships with a record of 30-6 at 157. He goes down as one of the all-time bests as he is tied for third in program history for wins. He was also selected as G-MAC Athlete of the Week twice.
"Being a top 10 team academically meant a lot to this entire group. I am proud of the work our team and assistant coaches put in to achieve this goal. Now we just need to keep working to do it again and again."
Maryville took the overall team honor with a 3.5558 team GPA. Lake Erie was the only G-MAC school in the rankings.