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position. In 2006, he joined his ASU and Sunkist Kids training partner Zeke Jones as an assistant coach at Ivy League power Penn.


“My wife was thrilled, she was going home. I said let’s give it a go. It was a whirlwind for a year and a half there. I thought it was a good opportunity to learn about Penn and the Ivy League. It was dramatically different than many other schools in college wrestling. Ultimately, I knew I had to become either a head coach or start another career,” said Eiter. In 2008, Jones became USA Wrestling’s National Freestyle Coach and Penn decided to make Eiter their head coach. Eiter enters his fifth year leading the Quaker program. His team remains one of the best in the rugged EIWA. He has mentored All- Americans Scott Giffin, Zack Kemmerer and Micah Burak. “They are great student-athletes, and I enjoy their families. The alumni are unbelievable, for their support and networking. It is neat how they are involved in the individual athletes’ lives. They want them to come in as young men, and when they leave, be ready to take over the world,” said Eiter. He has assembled a terrific staff, with past NCAA champions


Matt Valenti and Brian Dolph as his assistants. “Our goal is to win the Ivy title, win the conference, have as


many All-Americans as we can and produce Penn’s next national champion,” said Eiter. “If we compete and win in our conference, that makes you a Top 10 team. We are heading in that direction.” Not bad for a guy who wasn’t sure about being a wrestler as a kid, then wasn’t sure about coaching for a living. “This has relit my energy, fire and desire. I’m in a good position with a nice job. We have great support from the administration and the alumni. It is also fun when we see progress,” said Eiter.


USA WRESTLING NATIONAL EVENTS 2012-13 SCHEDULE Jan. 30-Feb. 2 Dave Schultz Memorial International


Feb. 9-10


March 15-16 March 22-24 March 29-31 March 29-31 April 5-7


April 11-13


Folkstyle Tour of America-Georgia Grind Folkstyle Tour of America-Dominate in Dells Middle School Folkstyle National Duals Girls Folkstyle/University Nationals NW Cadet and Junior Regionals USAW/Cliff Keen Folkstyle Nationals NWCA-USA Wrestling Scholastic Duals


April 16-19 Western Jr. Regionals/Veterans Nationals April 17-20 April 18-20 April 18-20 May 3-5 May 9-11 May 10-12 May 17-19 May 23-26 May 24-26


FILA Junior Nationals


Las Vegas/ASICS U.S. Open Grappling World Team Trials Northeast Regionals


Northern Plains Jr Regionals Body Bar Women’s Nationals Central Regional Championships


ASICS FILA Cadet and University Nationals


May 30-June 2 Southern Plains Regionals June 5-9


June 11-15 June 13-15 June 16-22 June 21-22 June 23


June 24-26 June 25-29 July 12-20 TBD


Cadet National Duals


Northern Plains Kids and Cadet Regionals Cliff Keen West Kids and Cadet Regionals U.S. World Team Trials


FILA Junior World Team Trials


ASICS Kids National Championships Junior National Duals


ASICS Cadet and Junior Nationals Beach National Championships


S/W Colorado Springs, Colo. K/MS Suwanee, Ga.


J/C/K/SB Wisconsin Dells, Wis. MS Danville, Ill.


U/J/C/K Oklahoma City, Okla. C/J


J/C/K/SB Cedar Falls, Iowa HS Crawfordsville, Ind. V/J Las Vegas, Nevada FJ


S/W Las Vegas, Nevada S


Las Vegas, Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada


SB/C/J East Stroudsburg, Pa. J Waterloo, Iowa FJ/FC/K Lakeland, Fla.


J/C/K Indiana (City TBD) U/FC Akron, Ohio


Cliff Keen Southeast Regional Championships J/C/SB/K Atlanta, Ga. Schooboy National Duals


J/C/SB/K Dodge City, Kan. SB Indianapolis C


C/K Waterloo, Iowa C/SB/K Pocatello, Idaho S/W Stillwater, Okla. FJ


Stillwater, Okla.


SB/K Orem, Utah J


C/J S/J/C/SB TBD


Oklahoma City, Okla. Fargo, N.D.


Daytona Beach, Fla. Battle Ground, Wash.


Pete Isais Cole Kelley Cole Kelley


719-598-8181 801-830-4191 801-830-4191


Denis Laughlin 773-710-2358 Archie Randall 405-834-2976 Merle Crockett 360-263-4947 Steve Knipp John Cook


Larry Barnson Larry Barnson Larry Barnson Larry Barnson Van Plocus Steve Knipp Stuart Mahler


319-415-4091 765-993-7713 702-361-5017 702-361-5017 702-361-5017 702-361-5017 814-590-4700 319-415-4091


Louis Rosbottom 812-284-1652 Chris Kallai Anthony Flatt Mike Juby


Louis Rosbottom 812-284-1652 Stuart Mahler Steve Knipp Ned Zollinger Pete Isais Pete Isais Cole Kelley


330-603-4574 678-442-8852 620-663-1312


319-415-4091 208-356-9309 719-598-8181 719-598-8181 801-830-4191


Archie Randall 405-834-2976 Pete Isais TBD


V = Veterans; S = Senior; W = Senior Women; U = University; FJ = FILA Junior; J = Junior, FC = FILA Cadet; C = Cadet MS = Middle School; HS = High School; SB = Schoolboy; K = Kids


For complete USA Wrestling Event information, including event fliers, visit TheMat.com (www.themat.com) or usawrestlingevents.com Dates are subject to change


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