BY MATT DIANO
After landing a touted 2013 recruiting class that included a pair of individual State Champions, a pair of respective State Runners-up, a 2013 National Prep Runner-up, a 2012 NHSCA Junior National Champion, as well as a 2013 NYS DI placewinner, among others, Columbia University head coach Carl Fronhofer wasted no time in getting an early start on building the future Class of 2018 when he landed his first rising senior in the person of Wyoming Seminary’s Matt Doggett.
A key member of Seminary head coach Scott Green’s top-5 nationally ranked Blue Knight squad, Doggett would enjoy a very successful junior campaign that would witness him place in several nationally recognized tournaments. Competing for the second straight season at the 195-pound weight class, the native of Shavertown, PA would kick off the 2012/2013 season by notching three wins at the prestigious Walsh Ironman Tournament, falling a single victory short of placing in the top-8 of what many consider to be the #1 regular season high school event of the season. Two weeks later, Doggett would again put forth a mighty fine showing, winning a trio of bouts at the Beast of the East Tournament, only to narrowly miss a spot on the podium for the second time in as many chances. While he may not have met his individual goals, it should be noted that in each case, Doggett’s performance would assist his team in finishing second in the standings behind only rival Blair Academy.
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