Rogers Announces Incoming Recruiting Class

Rogers Announces Incoming Recruiting Class

LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall head wrestling coach Mike Rogers announced his latest recruiting class on Thursday. The nine-person Class of 2016 features three wrestlers from both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, two from New York and one from Florida.

These nine recruits will provide additional depth to an F&M lineup that returns six starters from a year ago. After losing four seniors to graduation, and with just one senior on the roster for next winter, the Diplomats will once again boast one of the youngest squads in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA).

Complete bios of the nine incoming recruits are listed below.

F&M Wrestling Recruiting Class

Ekow Eshun, 165, New York, N.Y./Long Island City

Brandon Giovanetti, 133, Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood

Colin Gironda, 165, Port Jefferson, N.Y./Comsewogue

Chuckie Kerkesner, 197/285, Fort Myers, Fla./Cypress Lake

Rob King, 157, Bowmansville, Pa./Garden Spot

Aaron Moldoff, 125, Broomall, Pa./Marple Newtown

Scott Stevens, 133, Pipersville, Pa./The Peddie School (N.J.)

Mark Stillerman, 149, Blairstown, N.J./Blair Academy

Sharron Townsend, 141, Camden, N.J./Milton Hershey (Pa.)

Ekow Eshun (New York, N.Y./Long Island City)

Projected weight class: 165

Highlights: All City performer

Brandon Giovanetti (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood)

Projected weight class: 133

Highlights: Career record of 110-29…Two-time state qualifier…Three-time district champion…County and region finalist…Set school record for career wins at Ridgewood High School

Colin Gironda (Port Jefferson, N.Y./Comsewogue)

Projected weight class: 165

Highlights: Two-time league champion…Named Most Outstanding Wrestler at 2012 league championships…Placed third in counties…Won West Islip Tournament and Bellport Tournament…Most Outstanding Wrestler at Stony Brook Tournament…Champion of Champions at Port Jeff Tournament

Chuckie Kerkesner (Fort Myers, Fla./Cypress Lake)

Projected weight class: 197/285

Highlights: 156 high school wins…93 pins…Went undefeated at 44-0 as senior…Went 48-1 as junior…Two-time state champion at two different weight classes…2012 Florida 220-pound State Champion…2011 Florida 215-pound State Champion…2011 Super 32 All-American…2012 Lee County All-Area Wrestler of the Year…Two-time regional champion…Three-time district champion…Two-time Lee County Athletic Conference Champion…2012 Buzz Hill Invitational Champion…Two-time Captain Archer Champion…Named Outstanding Wrestler at 2011 Freis Duals, 2010 Northside Duals and 2009 1A Wars

Rob King (Bowmansville, Pa./Garden Spot)

Projected weight class: 157

Highlights: Two-time District 3 Finalist…Two-time District 3 Qualifier…Two-time Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 2 First Team All-Star selection

Aaron Moldoff (Broomall, Pa./Marple Newtown)

Projected weight class: 125

Highlights: Career record of 115-30…PA State Qualifier…2011 Southeast Regional finalist…2011 Penn Manor Holiday Tournament Champion

Scott Stevens (Pipersville, Pa./The Peddie School, N.J.)

Projected weight class: 133

Highlights: Career record of 74-40…Four-time National Prep Qualifier…Two-time second-place finisher at New Jersey Prep States (NJSIAA)…Two-time third-place finisher at NJSIAA…Placed second at Mercer County Tournament

Mark Stillerman (Blairstown, N.J./Blair Academy)

Projected weight class: 149

Highlights: Placed third at New Jersey State Freestyle

Sharron Townsend (Camden, N.J./Milton Hershey, Pa.)

Projected weight class: 141

Highlights: Career record of 112-39…Attended Milton Hershey High School…Placed sixth at PA State Tournament…Two-time sectional champion…Two-time district champion…Twice named first team all-conference….Named Outstanding Wrestler…Patriot News Athlete of the Week