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Former West Virginia Wrestler Added To Roster

October 17, 2006
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Former West Virginia Wrestler Added To Roster
Liberty University head wrestling coach Jesse Castro has announced that former West Virginia wrestler Chris Daggert transferred to Liberty earlier this fall and has been practicing with the team in preparation for the upcoming season. 

Daggert, a 184-pound wrestler from Williamstown, W.Va., competed in several open tournaments last season for the Mountaineers. 

"Chris is a seasoned wrestler with Division I experience," stated Castro. "I believe he can be an impact wrestler for our program." 

Daggert, who will have three years of eligibility with the Flames' program, is a graduate of Parkersburg High School where he was a West Virginia state champion and a three-time state place winner. 

"Chris has a Division I training mentality," continued Castro. "It is hard to succeed on this level without a passion to train and Chris has just that." 

"I had been contemplating transferring from WVU for some time before I was asked to consider attending Liberty University," said Daggert. "Before attending, I was unsure about it. But now I have found this transfer to be a blessing! This school and the wrestling program have helped me better myself physically and spiritually." 

Daggert and the Flames officially return to the mats on November 5 when Liberty opens up its 2006-07 season at a quad match hosted by Virginia Tech that will include Liberty, Virginia Tech, Anderson and Gardner-Webb in Blacksburg, Va.