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Will Kirtley – Kentucky Wesleyan

The Who
Will Kirtley
Tell City, IN

The Commit
Kentucky Wesleyan

“My hometown is a small community, and when I toured campus, I came to find out that their class sizes and similar to the ones back home.

Kentucky Wesleyan is a DII college who has a lot of success in their sports programs. I just knew it was the right choice for me in all aspects.”

The Others
Buena Vista, Luther, Millikin, William Penn

The Division
“I know a lot of people who have attended Kentucky Wesleyan and are very successful, plus it is very close to home.”

The Keys
“I was looking for a school that likes to work hard and wants to be successful. I’m not a 5-star recruit, so the first school closest to home that wanted me was the place I was going to go.”

The Fit
“An extremely hard worker and a leader. I am a mentor, spontaneous, determined, and confident.”

“100% effort and a lot of excitement.”

“I will be wrestling at 197 pounds and will probably have to wrestle off for a starting spot. I know a few guys who are already in that weight class.”

The Now
“I need to keep working on being an attacker and not so defensive and reading the opponent. Just be a dog.”

“To bring back a team state championship – we fell a little short last year.

I just want to experience wrestling in the IHSAA State Finals. It’s been a dream of mine, and something I will never forget if it happens.”

The Future
“Be the best teammate possible and create lifelong friendships. I’m going to be the best wrestler I can possibly be. Lots of hardware will be brought back to KW.”

“Remember all the hard work and dedication it took to bring a championship back to KW. Never feel regret, and to always felt like I gave it my all.”

The Message
“Come join a team that is going to turn the program into a championship team. If you trust the process and are willing to work hard for it, then do it. A mentor of mine once told me to never chase your dreams, outrun them!”

The Fun Fact
I am a 4th generation college athlete!” 

My great grandfather played D1 baseball at Evansville University, my grandfather also played D1 baseball at Evansville University, and my Uncle played DII basketball at Regis University.” 

The Panthers
D2 School located in Owensboro, KY.

Had 0 National Qualifiers for 2020 National Tournament in just the 2nd year of competition.

Class of 2021
Tomy Duke – Gordon Lee, GA
Drayden McKerrow – Morris, IL

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