Kevin Merle
Kevin Merle
Weight: 165
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Stroudsburg, Pa.
High School: Belvidere
Position: 174
Class: 165
Major: Forensic Chemistry
  • Four-year letter-winner who posted 65 career victories, the 12th most in Scranton history
  • Finished second in Royals' history with 31 career pins

Senior Year (2018-19)

  • Posted 23-15 record on the season at 165 pounds, tied for the 21st wins in a season in school history
  • Totaled 12 pins, tied for the fifth-most in a year in Scranton history
  • Also had one major decision
  • Went 10-7 in dual meets
  • Fastest pin of the year came in just 12 seconds against Penn State Behrend's Tray Kovalick on Jan. 27
  • Won the Will Abele Invitational 165 pound title at Ursinus on Jan. 12 and was fifth at the RIT Invitational on Dec. 1

Junior Year (2017-18)

  • Went 19-10, all at 165 pounds, posting a career high for victories.
  • Had six wins by pin, matching his career high. 
  • Went 4-0 to help the Royals finish second at the Electric City Duals on Nov. 11 in the Long Center.
  • Won the 165-pound title at the Jim Crytzer Memorial to help lead the Royals to the team title on Jan. 6 at Washington and Lee.
  • Finished 2-2 at the NCAA Mideast Regional on Feb. 24-25 at Lycoming.

Sophomore Year (2016-17)

  • Finished with eight victories while wrestling the entire season at 165 pounds.
  • Five of his victories came in dual match competition.
  • Posted a career-high six pins, four of which came in the first period.

Freshman Year (2015-16)

  • Had a solid collegiate debut, going 15-10 almost exclusively at 174 pounds.
  • Went 8-4 in dual match competition.
  • Had five wins by pin, the quickest in just 20 seconds.
  • Had a six-match winning streak early in the season that included a 3-0 day at the Green Terror Duals at McDaniel College on Nov. 21.

High school/personal

  • Son of Peter and Karen Merle.