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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


04/15/2018

WR: Lions Hand Out Banquet Awards

Annual event caps off title-winning season

03/12/2018

WR NOTES: Lions Ready for 2018 NCAA Championships!

Penn State seeking seventh NCAA National Championship in the last eight years

02/27/2018

WR: Nittany Lions Ready for B1G Championships

Sanderson's squad heads to Michigan State looking for sixth title in last eight years

02/18/2018

WR: Lions Pin Buffalo in Senior Day Shutout

Nittany Lions set Penn State records for points in a dual (55) and pins in a dual (7) in 55-0 win

02/14/2018

WR: Penn State Hosts Buffalo Sunday on Senior Day

Final home dual for Penn State seniors starts at 2 p.m. in sold out Rec Hall

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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