VSN (admin) Posted on Friday, October 28, 2022 – 1:30 p.m.
SALEM, Oregon – Corban University Men’s Wrestling Senior Coach Kary Hadden announced the recruiting class for the 2022-23 season, highlighting 13 new additions to a young squad this season.
“We bring a great class of young men ready to shine in a tough conference,” Warriors interim head coach Kary Hadden said about his incoming class. “They’re ready to take the next step, and we’re excited to see what these student-athletes have in store as Warriors.”
This year’s class includes nine true freshmen and four transfers, making it one of the largest recruiting classes in Corban’s men’s wrestling history. The 13 new additions can be read below along with a short bio highlighting their high school and/or college resumes:
Sven Lukner | 6’2 | 285 | Sedro Wooley, Washington | Sedro-Wooley HS/
New to the collegiate wrestling scene but not to college athletics, Lukner comes to Corban after two football scholarships to NCAA DII schools at the University of Minnesota Crookston and Eastern New Mexico University. Lukner competed in wrestling at Sedro-Wooley High School in his hometown of Sedro Wooley, was named Wrestler of the Year for the district in 2019, and placed in the state tournament twice, winning a 3rd place arrived in 2018 and 2n/a place in 2019.
Lukner is expected to pursue agricultural science studies in Corban’s new agricultural science program which was added this year.
Brody Piercy | 5’9 | 133-141 | Culver, OR | Culver HS / University of the Pacific
The first of the Piercy brothers, Brody, joins the Navy and Gold after spending his freshman year at Pacific University. Coming out of Culver High School, Brody was a powerhouse in the 1A/2A wrestling community for all four years, placing in the state tournament every year. He ranked third at Oregon for his weight class, his freshman year through his junior season, and second overall his senior year. He was a two-time High School All-American and served on three OSAA State Boys’ Wrestling Champion teams, also leading the team as team captain.
Brody is continuing his studies in business administration at Corban, with the intention of owning his own business.
Jordan Piercy | 5’8 | 141-149 | Culver, OR | Culver HS/Cleary College
The Piercy family’s second in this recruiting class comes to Corban after a year-long stint at Cleary College in Howell, Michigan. At Culver High School, Jordan was a three-time OSAA state tag team champion for his weight class, qualifying for the tournament twice and winning a 3rd also place the general trophy. Jordan joins his brother for their second season with the Warriors, looking to make more history together.
He will be looking to study business management as Warriors, also planning to become a business owner in the future.
Braden Ruby | 5’7 | 125-133 | Richland Hills, Texas | Birdvill HS/Clackamas CC
Ruby transfers to Corban from Clackamas Community College, just north of Salem, bringing a wrestling pedigree dating back to his high school days. During his senior season at Birdvill High School in his hometown of Richland Hills, Texas, Ruby went on to a 19-8 head-to-head record and qualified for the regional tournament. He was voted team captain in 2021 and voted most improved after his Freestyle/Greco state qualifying season.
Although currently undecided on majoring at Corban, Ruby plans to pursue a career in zookeeping or anthropology after her college career.
Brayden Boyd | 5’4 | 125 | Salem, OR | Sprague HS
The first true freshman to join Corban didn’t travel far from home, as the Salem native is one of three Sprague High School freshmen who will wear navy and gold this year. Boyd brings several years of state championship experience with him to Corban, as he won three individual OSAA state championship trophies for his weight class during his four years at Sprague and placed the four seasons at the state level with four conference championships to round out his resume. .
Boyd will study biomedical sciences during his time as a warrior in his hometown.
Bo Davis | 5’7 | 133-142 | Salem, OR | Sprague HS
Another native of his hometown, Davis joins Corban as one of three Sprague High School graduates of 2022. He has qualified and placed in the OSAA State Tournament twice, winning a 3rd and 5e overall placements in these tournaments.
Davis plans to study business while serving in the Navy and Gold.
Luke Jensen | 5’10 | 141 | Meridian, Idaho | Rebirth HS
Jensen is heading west from Meridian, Idaho to join the Warriors for his first season. Attending Renaissance High School, Jensen recorded four years of Varsity Boys’ Wrestling with success at multiple levels and styles of wrestling. He placed 3rd overall in the 5A Idaho High School State Tournament, was a four-time state tournament qualifier, placed in-state twice for Freestyle, and an additional three times for Greco.
He will seek to study business administration at Corban, with a career path currently undecided.
Wylder Kraght | 5’10 | 141-149 | Kent, Washington | Kentwood HS
Traveling south from Kent, Washington to join the Warriors, Kraght will be looking to compete in some of the rarer weight classes on Corban’s roster. He attended Kentwood High School where he competed in boys wrestling for all four years for the Conquerors.
Kraght plans to study education at Corban, hoping to enter the teaching field after graduation.
austin mattson | 5’10 | 157-265 | The Center, Washington | The HS Center
A three-sport high school athlete at La Center High School in his hometown, Mattson found success on both diamond and mats, while also competing in cross country in the fall quarters. In baseball, he was selected as an All-League second-team athlete, while ranking All-League for his weight class the last three consecutive years. During his senior season, he was named Trico League Wrestler of the Year to cap off his senior season in high school.
Mattson will study forensic psychology as a member of the Warriors team.
Blake Reunion | 5’6 | 133-141 | Willamina, OR | HS friendship
Runion joins the Navy and Gold ranks after a four-year high school career at Amity High School, where he was the first wrestler in school history to win back-to-back state championships. He was honored as an All-American for his weight class as a three-time state finisher and was selected to the 2019-20 All Mid-Valley Wrestling tag team.
A degree in sports and recreation management awaits Runion in Corban as he plans to pursue a coaching career after graduation.
Kenny Storms | 6’3 | 197-285 | Sweet Home, OR | Sweet Home HS
Hailing from not far from Salem in Sweet Home, Oregon, Storms joins the Warriors in his first season after wrestling for Sweet Home High School. He placed 6e in the OSAA State Tournament in 2020 for the 220 weight class.
Storms will study biokinetics and plans a career as a pediatric physical therapist in her future.
Aiden Walter | 5’11 | 157-165 | Helsinki, Finland | Sprague HS
Hailing from Helsinki, Finland, Walter is the latest Sprague High School recruit to stay in the area after his high school career, where he was a three-time district usher for the Olympians. Walter competed in the OSAA State Tournament in one of those three district placement seasons.
He is currently undecided about a major and professional path, but he plans to discover his true potential in the navy and gold.
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