The Runnin’ Bulldog wrestler is now a Purple Raider.
Cortney Roberts, former Gardner-Webb wrestler and Thiel College assistant coach, has been named as the new assistant coach at University of Mount Union, the amateur wrestling website d3wrestle.com reported Saturday.
As a wrestler at Gardner-Webb, Roberts was a four-year starter at 125 pounds at the North Carolina-based NCAA Division I school. He was a three-time placer at the NCAA East Region tournament. While there, Roberts was also an assistant coach with the Hard Rock Wrestling Club in Simpsonville, S.C.
After graduating from Gardner-Webb, Roberts worked as an assistant at Thiel College in Pennsylvania, and at Lakeview High School in Stoneboro, Pa. He also ran 3 Style Elite Wrestling Club out of Stoneboro, Pa., working with all ages of wrestlers in freestyle, Greco-Roman and folkstyle wrestling.
A native of Spencer, N.Y., Roberts was a 2005 graduate of Spencer Van Etten High School, Roberts placed second and fourth in the state tournament and was a two-time freestyle and Greco-Roman state champion.
In his new position at Mount Union, Roberts will be working with head coach Bill Schindel, who just completed his first season at the helm, having been promoted from assistant coach in July 2012 to replace Mark Hawald, now coach at Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University.
Located in Alliance, Ohio, the University of Mount Union is a four-year, private, liberal arts college with approximately 2200 students. The school’s sports teams – including wrestling – compete in NCAA Division III and the Ohio Athletic Conference.
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