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Devon Van Cura
Devon  Van Cura

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Washington, N.C.

High School:
Washington

Weight:
184/197

Position:
184/197

Experience:
Jr.

Major:
Chemistry


04/09/2017

WREST: Lions Hand Out Awards at ’17 Banquet

Penn State Wrestling Club hosts annual post-season Awards Luncheon

03/10/2017

WREST: Notes - 2017 NCAA Wrestling Championships!

Sanderson's squad ready for team title battle in St. Louis on March 16-18

02/27/2017

WREST: Notes - Lions Ready for B1Gs!

Penn State headed to Bloomington for Saturday/Sunday conference title tourney

02/15/2017

WREST: Lions and Cowboys Battle for Dual Meet Crown

Cael Sanderson's squad treks to Stillwater for NWCA Dual Meet title event

02/08/2017

NOTES: Wrestlers Host Illinois and Maryland in Final Home Duals

Illinis Friday at 7 p.m., Terrapins Sunday at 2 p.m.

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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