Four-time state wrestling champ Chance Marsteller was kicked off the Lock Haven wrestling team following an alleged incident Thursday night.
If Chance Marsteller were at Lock Haven University, he would have started classes last week and been preparing for the wrestling season in hopes of resurrecting his standout athletic career.
But Marsteller has not been at the school. Far from it, in fact.
Marsteller has been back home, near Fawn Grove. One resident said he's been training with her son, a Kennard-Dale wrestler. And Marsteller's brother, John, said he plans to see Chance when he returns home this weekend.
When reached by phone Monday morning, Chance Marsteller was asked if he had time for an interview, to which he replied, “No sir, I do not.”
Less than two weeks ago, Lock Haven Police allege, the four-time state champion wrestler at Kennard-Dale kicked, bit and spit at police officers after he was banging on apartment doors while wearing only a towel. He was dismissed from the wrestling team as a result of the allegations.
He has been charged with six counts of aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, disorderly conduct/fighting, six counts of recklessly endangering another, six counts of simple assault and one count of open lewdness, according to court documents.
Days following the alleged incident, Marsteller posted a $50,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 13 for a preliminary hearing.
Marsteller’s attorney, Ryan Coffman Gardner, could not be reached for comment Thursday.
John Marsteller, who lives in North Carolina, said he is visiting his brother and other family members this weekend in Fawn Grove.
“Our focus is for him to get better as a whole,” John said of his brother.
Amy Barnett, a resident of Fawn Grove, said Marsteller has long been a mentor to her son Andrew, a junior at Kennard-Dale.
Amy Barnett said Marsteller came by her house Tuesday to work out with Andrew, and was on his way over once again Wednesday morning to get back “on the mats” at a local gym.
Barnett said typically Marsteller and her son spend their time together, "Talking wrestling."
“Keeps my son in shape," Amy Barnett said. “(Andrew) has a wrestling tournament this weekend and Chance is getting him ready for it.”