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Bryan Pearsall Hired by Taylor as Oklahoma State Wrestling Recruiting Coordinator

May 17, 2024

STILLWATER – Oklahoma State head wrestling coach David Taylor announced Friday the addition of Bryan Pearsall as Recruiting Coordinator for the Cowboy program. It is the first hire Taylor has announced since hispress conference when he announced Jimmy Kennedy and Thomas Gilman as assistant coaches with Kennedy being the assistant head coach.

Pearsall joins the staff after serving as an assistant coach and associate head coach at Penn since 2017.

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"I'm incredibly excited to be a part of the next chapter of Oklahoma State Wrestling," Pearsall said. "I believe in Coach Taylor and his vision for the program and know that I can contribute towards Cowboy Wrestling reaching new heights. There is a high standard of success in Stillwater, home of the most decorated Division I wrestling program in history. We aim to raise those standards and act accordingly every single day. I can't wait to get to work."

An instrumental part of several top 25 recruiting classes during his time at Penn, Pearsall coached 34 NCAA Championships qualifiers, 39 EIWA Championships place winners, two EIWA champions, two All-Americans and 36 All-Ivy honorees during his time with the Quakers.

Before Penn, Pearsall was on staff at Army West Point from 2014-17. While working primarily with the lower and middle weights, Pearsall coached 13 NCAA Championships qualifiers and 18 EIWA Championships place winners. He helped the Black Knights climb the EIWA rankings in both competitive results and recruiting success, guiding the Black Knights to a 2017 recruiting class that ranked No. 16 by WIN Magazine, No. 21 by InterMat and No. 23 by The Open Mat.

Before his stint at Army West Point, Pearsall spent the 2013-14 season at Rutgers where he also coached the Scarlet Knight Wrestling Club. In its last season in the EIWA before transitioning to the Big Ten, Rutgers posted an 11-5 record in dual meets and finished third at a highly competitive EIWA Championships.\

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Pearsall competing for Penn State in the NCAA Championships.

A Penn State wrestler in college, Pearsall was a four-year starter for the Nittany Lions and a member of Penn State's 2011, 2012, and 2013 NCAA championship teams under head coach Cael Sanderson. In 2013, Pearsall was fifth at the Big Ten Championships and an NCAA qualifier at 141 pounds.

Pearsall graduated from Penn State in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in rehabilitation and human services. A product of Lititz, Pennsylvania, Pearsall was a high school standout at Warwick High School. He competed in freestyle for PAWF, earning USAW Junior freestyle All-American honors.

A USA Wrestling Bronze Certified coach, Pearsall previously served as Director of the West Point Wrestling Club, coaching athletes at UWW Junior Nationals and the U.S. Open in Las Vegas. He also continued his involvement with PAWF as a coach for the Cadet and Junior teams competing at Fargo.

Pearsall and his wife, Maura, have one daughter, Clare.

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