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Corey Keener
Corey  Keener


Schuylkill Haven, Pa.

High School:
Blue Mountain





WR: Nick Lee Leads Lions in Medal Round

Lee 5th, Rasheed and Nevills big wins to take 7th in Saturday morning's medal round


WR: Penn State NCAA Champions Again!

Nickal clinches the team title with a pin at 184


WR: Lions Send Five to National Semifinals

Penn State and Ohio State continue to battle for team title


WR: Lions Surge in NCAA Semifinals!

Penn State perfect in semis, leading in team race, eight total All-Americans


WR: Lions Perfect 9-0 in NCAA Session 2!

Penn State in heated team race battle with Ohio State and Iowa

National Qualifier

Pennsylvania native Corey Keener returns to the Keystone State for his final season of collegiate wrestling as a member of the Penn State Nittany Lions. Keener, a three-time NCAA qualifier at Central Michigan, will battle for the starting nod at 133 for the Nittany Lions and will be looking to earn a spot on the podium in Cleveland this year as an All-American.

Parents: Robin Keener -- Major: Educational Leadership Graduate Program

Collegiate Career
2016-17: Named Academic All-MAC and to the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Team, both for the second time...posted 17-11 overall record...6-2 in MAC and 7-4 in dual meets...MAC Runner-Up in 2016-17...qualified for NCAAs for the third time, going 1-2 at the NCAA Championships...four pins as a junior, eight for his career...improved career record to 55-37.

2015-16:Named Academic All-MAC and to the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Team...finished second at 133 lbs. at the MAC Championships...had a 19-12 overall record at 133 lbs., including a 6-2 mark in MAC duals...placed second at the Michigan State Open (11/15) and the Reno Tournament of Champions (12/20)...won four consecutive matches in early February, including three versus MAC opponents, by a combined margin of 43-8...fell 3-1 in sudden victory in the MAC Championship 133-lb. title match...went 1-2 at the NCAA Championships (3/17-3/18).

2013-14: Finished the season with a 19-14 record...went 4-1 and finished second in 125-open division at MSU Open (11/9)...upset No. 12 Jade Rauser (Utah Valley) by decision, 8-4 (11/15)...defeated No. 7 Anthony Kraisser (UNC) at the Northeast Duals by decision, 8-7 (11/30)...defeated Kevon Powell (Ohio) 3-1 in sudden victory to secure the conference win for the Chippewas (1/17)...defeated Alfredo Grey (Kent St.) 8-3 (1/26)...went 2-2 to finish fourth at the MAC Championships, earning a bid to the NCAA Championships...went 0-2 at the NCAA Championships (3/20).

Redshirt season...competed at the 2013 FILA Junior Freestyle Nationals and ASICS Junior Nationals at 60kg.

High School/Personal:
Four-time Schuylkill League Champion at Blue Mountain High School...four-time District 11 Class AA and four-time Northeast Regional Class AAA Champion...won back-to-back PIAA AAA state championships...winning the title at 126 as a senior and 118 as a junior...runner-up at 112 as a sophomore and fifth as a freshman...only wrestler in Blue Mountain history to place four times at states...left BMHS with a 190 career wins...two-time junior national champion in both freestyle and greco-roman.

Career Statistics
2012-13 Red Shirt Season
2013-14 19-14 12-8 (0-0) 7-6 (0-0/0-2) 0-2 2-0 1-1 27
2015-16 19-12 9-7 (0-0) 10-5 (0-0/1-2) 4-0 2-0 4-1 37
2016-17 17-11 7-4 (0-0) 10-7 (0-0/1-2) 4-3 2-0 2-2 32
CAREER 55-37 28-19 (0-0) 27-18 (0-0/2-6) 8-5 6-0 7-4 96


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