CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland State University wrestling coaching staff announced that five student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent (NLI's) to continue their careers with the Vikings.
Chase Archangelo (Townsend, Del. / Smryna), Jake Henderson (Mount Orab, Ohio / Western Brown), Cody Moosman (Waterville, Ohio / Anthony Wayne), Georgio Poullas (Canfield, Ohio / Canfield) and Dimitri Williams (New Lexington, Ohio / New Lexington) all signed NLI's during the recent early signing period to commit to CSU.
"We are excited to add these five student-athletes to our program and continue the trend of bringing in individuals that are successful on the mat and in the classroom," head coach Ben Stehura said.
Archangelo is a two-time state champion in Delaware, bringing home titles in both his sophomore and junior years. He earned National High School Coaches Association All-American honors in 2016 at 132 pounds after the NHSCA Nationals in Virginia Beach, Va. Archangelo, who was selected as DelawareOnline's Athlete of the Week in his sophomore season after winning the Henlopen Conference tournament, has helped the Eagles to dual meet state titles in each of the past two years. Archangelo projects to compete at 149 or 157 pounds for the Vikings.
Henderson placed fifth at the Ohio state tournament in his junior season in the 145-pound weight class. Henderson was named the Division II Co-Wrestler of the Year by the Cincinnati Enquirer after the 2015-16 season concluded. He won the sectional title and earned All-Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference First Team honors. Henderson, who helped his team to a dual meet regional title in 2016, was the district runner-up and finished his junior season with a 42-6 mark. Henderson was also on the Ohio Junior National Greco Roman and Freestyle Teams in 2016. He projects to compete at 165 or 174 for the Vikings.
Moosman placed sixth at the OHSAA state tournament this past season in the 120-pound weight class. He also won the Elyria Junior Freestyle State Qualifier earlier this year and competed in the Junior National Freestyle championships in July. He projects to compete at 125 pounds for the Vikings.
Poullas won the Ohio state tournament at 152 pounds this past season, claiming the first state title by a Canfield wrestler since 1999. Poullas won each of his final 43 matches last season to finish the campaign 45-2 and was subsequently named Wrestler of the Year by The (Youngstown) Vindicator. He is currently nationally ranked in his weight class (160) by Intermat as his senior season gets under way, an achievement he also earned last year at 152. Poullas placed at the prestigious Super 32 Challenge in 2015 at 152 pounds. He won sectional and district titles for Canfield as a sophomore at 126 pounds and placed in the state tournament for the second consecutive season. Poullas projects to compete at 157 or 165 for the Vikings.
Williams qualified for the Ohio state tournament as a sophomore at 160 pounds. He was injured and was unable to compete in his junior season. Williams placed at 170 pounds this past May in the USA-Ohio Freestyle state competition. He was also on the Ohio Junior National Freestyle Team at 170 pounds. He projects to compete at 174 or 184 for the Vikings.
Cleveland State is next in action this Saturday, Dec. 3, as it competes in the Storm Open, hosted by Lake Erie.