Kacie Albert - ELSM Staff Writer | Oct 01, 2012
WASHINGTON D.C.- The 184 pound weight class bout at the 2012 NWCA All-Star Classic presented by the United States Marine Corps will feature a pair of returning NCAA All-Americans in Kevin Steinhaus of the University of Minnesota wrestling against Robert Hamlin of Lehigh University. The 184 weight class is sponsored by John C Flood, Inc.
Steinhaus, currently a red shirt junior, looks to build on his success from last year’s season at 184 pounds. Steinhaus won the Big 10 championships and was fifth at the NCAA Championships. Steinhaus received All-American honors for the second time at this weight after finishing eighth at the 2011 NCAA Championships.
Steinhaus completed the 2011-2012 season with a 34-6 overall record, finishing 14-3 in duals and 8-0 in Big 10 competition. Steinhaus received Big 10 Wrestler of the Week and Big-10 All Academic honors and was voted Most Dedicated Wrestler of the Year by his teammates. Steinhaus led his team in the most major decision wins with 10.
Steinhaus has a career record of 67-18.
Hamlin enters his senior season as a two-time NCAA All-American after finishing 4th in 2012 and 2nd in 2011. Hamlin is also a two-time EIWA Champion at 184lbs. Hamlin was the first wrestler ever from the state of Vermont to advance to the NCAA finals.
Hamlin won the Coaches Award following the 2011-2012 season for the second consecutive season for his significant contributions to the Mountain Hawks in leadership, attitude or improvement.
Hamlin completed the season with a 31-3 overall record, finishing 16-1 in duals. Hamlin has a career record of 83-18.
Hamlin and Steinhaus are no strangers to one another as competitors at the 184 pound weight class. At the 2012 NCAA Championships Hamlin defeated Steinhaus in a 3-2 decision to advance to the bronze medal bout.
The NWCA All-Star Classic presented by the United States Marine Corps will occur on November 3, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in Bender Arena on the campus of American University in Washington D.C. The NWCA All-Star classic is hosted by the DC Athletic Club and Greater Washington Business Network and is also sponsored by Balance Bar.
To purchase tickets to the event visit American University’s website at http://aueagles.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=507577. For more information on the event, visit the NWCA website and follow the NWCA Facebook and Twitter pages.
The NWCA Classic serves as a premier event to help grow the sport of wrestling. Proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the sport in the Washington DC area.
About the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA)
The National Wrestling Coaches Association, established in 1928, is a non-profit organization for the advancement of all levels of the sport of wrestling with primary emphasis on developing coaches who work in academic environments. The membership embraces all people interested in amateur wrestling. The three core competencies of the NWCA are: coaching development, student-athlete welfare, and promotion of wrestling.