Chase Brennan (Monett, Mo.) was a three-time state champion in his high school career
May 5, 2014
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Mizzou wrestling program announced Monday that they have added four more student-athletes to next year's incoming class. These four high school standouts - Tim Miklus (Indianola, Iowa), Wood Mancuso (Morehead City, N.C.), Nick Nasenbeny (Plainfield, Ill.), and Chase Brennan (Monett, Mo.) - will supplement a group that already brings with it four state championships and many more national accolades.
"We are excited to add these four to an already titles talented class coming in next year, said Head Coach Brian Smith. "They bring in six state championships with them next year and should bring a lot of talent that adds to an already-competitive practice room. All of these guys coming in next year are excited to join our program and become a part of the Tiger Style culture at Missouri."
Let's meet the future Tigers...
Chase Brennan - Monett, Mo.
Overall Record: 188-13
High School Coach: Daryl Bradley
Noteworthy Accolades: Missouri 3x state champion ('11, '13, '14)...finished 3rd in state in 2012...HS All-American at senior nationals in 2014
Smith's Take: "Chase is a talent Missouri kid who's grown up wanting to be a Tiger his entire life. He's had a very successful high school career where he won the state title three times here over the past four years here in Columbia, so he's been around the town and the program. He's excited to attend Mizzou and will be a great addition to our Tiger Style family."
Wood Mancuso - Morehead, N.C.
Senior Record: 22-2
High School Coach: Dan Varner
Noteworthy Accolades: 2014 N.C. State Champion (195)...2x regional champion...took 8th at 2013 Super 32
Smith's Take: "Well it's nice to continually see our program attract student-athletes from different parts of the country, and (Wood) just adds another recruit that has come through our North Carolina pipeline that has brought guys like (Tony) DeAngelo and (Parker) Von Egidy. He brings in a solid senior campaign that included his first state title, so he's excited to get into our room and keep getting better."
Tim Miklus - Indianola, Iowa
Career Record: 143-37, 93 career pins
High School Coach: Jason Christenson
Noteworthy Accolades: 2013 Iowa High School 3A 160lb State Champion...Captain of 12th nationally ranked team...Ed Winger Classic Champion...2x National Junior Folkstyle All-American...3x CIML Conference Champion...2x District Champion... 2x All-Academic CIML...Iowa All-State 1st Team...2x State Champion Team member.
Smith's Take: "We already have one Miklus state champion in freshman 197-pound Willie Miklus, and now we have his brother (Tim) joining us next season. Tim was a state champion in 2013 and has been in Columbia training at our Olympic Training facility for the past season, so he's been around the room and should make a seamless transition to our roster next year."
Nick Nasenbeny - Plainfield, Ill.
Career Record: 153-29
High School Coach: Jim Kappas
Noteworthy Accolades: 3x IHSA All State...3x Conference Champion...3x Regional Champ...2x Sectional Champ...4x State Qualifier...Greco State Champ 2011...2x Greco State Placer...2x Freestyle State Placer...3x Ironman Award Winner...2x Team Captain
Smith's Take: "Nick had a very successful high school career at Plainfield Central. He placed in state and it is nice to keep the flow of talented kids coming in to Missouri from the talent-rich state of Illinois."
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