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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
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.
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.
|YEAR||OVERALL||DUALS (B10)||TRN (B10/NCAA)||F||TF||M||Pts.|
|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|