NCAA QUALIFIER 2006
Joey Ecklof finished 5-6 overall on the season with one fall and one major decision...Won in the dual meet against Appalachian State University claiming his fall of the season...Added a win over Duquesne.
Joey Ecklof capped off his rookie campaign with an NCAA berth and a 19-3 overall record...Finished 12-8 in tournament action and 7-5 in duals with four falls and three major decisions...Placed fourth in the EWL Championships to earn a wild card bid to nationals...Went 6-0 in dual matches in January with wins over ranked teams Lehigh and Michigan State...Pinned no. 12 Darren McKnight at the 6:59 mark in the Panthers' dual with the Spartans...Placed second at the Cornell Body Bar after a 3-1 tournament record including one fall...Finished 4-2 at the Southern Scuffle and 3-2 at the Las Vegas Invitational including a win over Illinois' Troy Tirapelle.
Ecklof was a three-time PIAA-AAA state champion, two-time district champion and three-time regional champion...Finished with a career record of 141-24 after finishing 32-3 in his senior year under coaches Don Rohn and Terry Daubert...Named a high school All-American and All-Area Academic...Placed sixth at senior nationals...Three-year letter winner in football and team captain his senior year...A member of the National Honor Society...A District 11 and Lehigh Valley Scholar-Athlete...Recipient of the Pennsylvania Dave Schultz H.S. Excellence Award.
Born September 22, 1986...Son of Jeffrey and Terri Ecklof...Has two brothers...A business major.