The wait is over.

Kennard-Dale's Chance Marsteller, who is one scholastic season from being the most storied wrestler in Pennsylvania high school history, announced on the Fourth of July that he will wrestle at Penn State.

"I wanted to save the fireworks for today," Marsteller told Flowrestling's Willie Saylor.

It's an obvious fit.

Marsteller is a three-time PIAA champion.

Penn State is the three-time defending NCAA champion.

“We talked about it a little bit,” Kennard-Dale coach Mike Balestrini told Travis Johnson of the Centre Daily Times. “It’s like, ‘Hey, you’re here. You stayed here and you worked at a school where our program wasn’t as strong.’ I go, ‘Go somewhere where you can win as a team.’ And he wanted to go to one of the best wrestling rooms in the country.”

Marsteller is 125-0 in his high school career.

And now, with his non-binding verbal commitment to Penn State behind him, he can put his mindset in place for his final year at Kennard-Dale.

"High school has been great," Marsteller told Flowrestling. "And I'm happy to get the verbal out of the way. But I'm not approaching my senior year as my last year in high school. I'm going to train hard. I'm going to train every day with the mindset that it's my freshman year in college."



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Centre Daily Times:

No. 1 recruit Chance Marsteller commits to Nittany Lions

Kennard-Dale's Chance Marsteller secures third PIAA wrestling title

The Varsity Beat:

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