July 14, 2014
USAFA, Colo. - Air Force wrestling head coach Sam Barber has announced the arrival of the Falcons' Class of 2018, which is currently undergoing Basic Cadet Training (BCT). This year's incoming freshman class features 15 wrestlers, including four entries from the Academy Prep School. Featured in the group are nine high school state champions, four NWCA All-Americans, two USA Wrestling All-Americans, a Junior Olympic All-American and an NHCSA All-American.
Following is a listing of this year's newcomers, along with a brief summary of their previous athletic accomplishments:
Michael Billingsley (157), Winnemucca, Nev. - Attended the Academy Prep School ... NCWA All-American ... four-time state champion.
Demarko Dixon (165), Baxley, Ga. - Two-time state champion.
John Hagey (174), Nashville, Tenn. - State champion ... three-time state place winner.
Tanner Hahn (197), Greensburg, Pa. - State qualifier.
Gabriel Houston (125), Elizabeth, Colo. - Two-time state place winner.
Zen Ikehara (184), Mililani, Hawaii - State champion ... three-time state place winner.
Noah Irons (157), Lake Mills, Iowa - State runner-up.
Sam Kreimier (157), Fort Collins, Colo. - Attended the Academy Prep School ... NCWA All-American ... state champion ... three-time state place winner.
Lyle Plummer (133), Dayton, Ohio - State runner-up ... Junior Olympic All-American.
Dane Robbins (149), Burke, Va. - Two-time state place winner ... two-time European champion.
Drew Romero (125), La Junta, Colo. - Attended the Academy Prep School ... NCWA All-American ... two-time state champion ... two-time USA Wrestling All-American.
Haden Ryals (157), Rainbow City, Ala. - Four-time state champion ... two-time NHSCA All-American.
Evan Ulinski (125), Elmore, Ohio - Two-time state runner-up ... three-time state place winner.
Robert Walker (149), Prole, Iowa - Attended the Academy Prep School ... NWCA All-American ... three-time state champion ... USA Wrestling All-American.
Jordan Wengreen (174), Paradise, Utah - State champion (Outstanding Wrestler Award) ... three-time state place winner.