Player Profiles



Bubba                              Scheffel
Bubba
Scheffel
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Oakland, Md.
Height: 5-11
Weight: 184
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

At West Virginia in 2014-15
  • 2015 NCAA Qualifier at 184 pounds
  • Took third place at the 2015 Big 12 Championship
  • Finished with a record of 20-17, going 9-9 in duals
  • Faced 13 wrestlers ranked in the top-20 at 184 throughout the season
  • Registered four falls and four major decisions
  • Went 4-1 to take fifth at the Michigan State Open (Nov. 2)
  • Won a 10-0 major decision vs. Charles Keenan of Kent State at the Navy Classic (Nov. 22)
  • Pinned Anthony Pafumi of Rutgers in 6:06 at the Northeast Duals (Nov. 29)
  • Upset No. 6 Kenny Courts of Ohio State in a 7-3 decision at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 6)
  • Went 2-1 at the Virginia Duals, beating Chattanooga’s John Schrader (5-3) and Bucknell’s Thomas Sleigh (6-2)
  • Majored Oklahoma’s Brooks Climmons in a 10-0 decision (Jan. 18)
  • Helped the Mountaineers top Pitt for the first time since 2007 with a 9-2 decision over Troy Rearghard
  • Went 1-1 at the Big 12 Championship, dropping a 4-0 decision to No. 20 Nolan Boyd of Oklahoma State before winning a 4-2 decision in sudden victory over Climmons to take third
  • Went 0-2 at the 2015 NCAA Championships, facing No. 2 seed Max Thomusseit of Pitt in the first round
At West Virginia in 2013-14
  • Earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships
  • Went 0-2 in his first appearance at the NCAAs
  • Tallied a program record 15 falls this season
  • Tied for No. 5 in program history with 29 wins as a sophomore
  • No. 3 in program history for wins by a 174 pounder in a single season
  • Voted team captain
  • Won 10 of his first 13 matches by fall, including six consecutive
  • Placed first at the Mercyhurst Laker Open on Nov. 9
  • Placed second at the Navy Classic on Nov. 23, dropping a 5-2 decision in the finals to then-No. 17 Turtogtokh Luvsandorj of the Citadel
  • Went 5-0 at the Hoosier Duals from Dec. 7-8, including recording his program-record 14th pin of the season against  Northern Colorado’s Josh VanTine
  • Earned sixth-placed honors after tallying four victories at the Reno Tournament of Champions on Dec. 22
At West Virginia in 2012-13
  • Completed his first season of varsity competition with a 12-7 record
  • Was recognized as a team captain and the team’s Rookie of the Year
  • Led the team with four wins by fall
  • Had a 7-6 record in 13 dual meets started
  • His 57 dual points for were good for second on the team
  • Recorded 16 takedowns, 13 escapes, 10 near fall points and two reversals
  • Placed sixth at the Reno Tournament of Champions
  • Placed third at the Big 12 Championships
Prior to West Virginia (2011-12)
  • Attended Virginia Tech
  • Redshirted
Prep
  • Wrestled for coach Dave Taylor at Southern Garrett
  • Rated No. 56 nationally by InterMat
  • A three-time Maryland state champion
  • Also a three-time Mount Mat Madness champ
  • Won the 160-pound class at the NHSCA Junior Nationals in 2010 and the runner-up at the Senior Nationals
  • Went a combined 83-0 his sophomore and junior seasons
  • Recorded the most wins in Maryland history (167-4)
  • The 2010 Maryland Wrestler of the Year
  • Also played football and baseball, earning all-area honors in both sports
Personal
  • Son of George and Evelyn Scheffel
  • Brother, Brutus, also wrestled for the Mountaineers before graduating in 2015
  • Given name is Jakob
  • Has one brother and three sisters
  • Birthday is October 1
  • Majoring in civil engineering
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
Scheffel’s Career Statistics
Year	W	L	Dual	Conf	Falls	NCAA
2013	12	7	7-6	2-4	4	-
2014    29      9       14-4    1-4     15      0-2
Totals	41	16	21-10	3-8	19	0-2

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