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Devon Van Cura
Devon  Van Cura

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Washington, N.C.

High School:
Washington

Weight:
184

Position:
184

Experience:
Jr.

Major:
Chemistry


01/17/2018

WR: Lions host Purdue, visit Maryland in B1G 'Split' Weekend

Lions and Boilermakers tangle Friday night at 7 p.m. in Rec Hall

01/10/2018

WR: Penn State visits No. 4 Michigan and Michigan State this Weekend

Lions and Wolverines live on BTN, Friday night, 9 p.m.!

12/29/2017

NOTES: Penn State Heads to Southern Scuffle

Nittany Lions looking for seventh Scuffle title

12/13/2017

WR: Lions Open Big Ten Action vs. Indiana on Sunday

BTN live national telecast for sold out Rec Hall dual at 2 p.m.

11/29/2017

NOTES: Lions Battle Lehigh in PPL Center

Top-ranked squads square off in Allentown

Devon Van Cura will continue to compete at 184 or 197 for the Nittany Lions as the North Carolina native heads into his junior season. Van Cura, a multiple Academic All-Big Ten and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar winner, wrestled in open tournaments last year.

Parents: Inken and Leonard Van Cura -- Major: Chemistry

Year-by-Year:

2016-17: Went 1-4 on the year...had one pin...Academic All-Big Ten and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

2015-16: Posted 7-4 overall record...2-2 at Bearcat Open on 11/8...went 4-1 at Mat-Town Open on 11/22 to place third...made Penn State dual meet debut up at 285 in BJC Dual against Wisconsin, losing to Wisconsin's Brock Horvath...picked up first dual meet win as a Nittany Lion, posting a 5-3 win over Indiana's Matt Irick on 1/10 at 184.

2014-2015: Red-shirt season...4-9 in open tournaments with a tech fall.

High School/Personal: Won three conference titles and placed sixth and second at states. Van Cura ended his high school career with a 142-31 career records...lettered four times and was team captain twice...earned letters in cross country and baseball as well...was a 2014 NHSCA Academic All-American, a National Honors Society Marshall, senior class vice president, AP Scholar Athlete with Honor, North Carolina State Scholar and an Honors Graduate with a 3.75+ GPA.


Career Statistics
YEAR OVERALL DUALS (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA) F TF M Pts.
2014-15 Red Shirt Season
2015-16 7-4 1-1 (1-1) 6-3 (0-0/0-0) 1-1 0-0 0-1 3
2016-17 1-4 0-0 (0-0) 1-4 (0-0/0-0) 1-1 0-0 0-0 0
Career 8-8 1-1 (1-1) 7-7 (0-0/0-0) 2-2 0-0 0-1 3

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