Ben Ersing
Ben Ersing
Year: So.
Hometown: Beverly, Mass.
High School: St. John's Prep
Position: 125

2009-10: Lettered as a first-year … will serve as a team captain this season … expected to be the Generals’ top option at 125 pounds again this year.

2008-09: Led the team in wins, going 18-9 overall and 5-2 in Centennial Conference matches … notched six wins by pins … posted 24 takedowns, 21 escapes, a team-best 16 total near falls and he tied for the team-lead with nine reversals … after dropping his first three matches of the season, finished the year winning 18 of his final 24 matches … placed third at 125 pounds in the W&L Invitational … finished third in the 125-pound weight class at the Centennial Conference Championships … won both of his contested matches in the conference championships by pin … knocked off Sean Ensign of McDaniel (1:54 – 2/21) and Abe Evans of Gettysburg (1:22) … received the team’s J.C. Peebles Memorial Award for the spirit and thrill of competition.

High School: Lettered in wrestling and soccer at St. John's Prep ... was a captain of both sports and led both to conference titles ... helped the soccer team to a state title ... named All-New England, all-state and Academic All-American in wrestling as a senior.

Personal: Took a year off after high school to travel through South America ... member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee … served as a W&L representative to the 2009 NCAA Leadership Development Conference … is fluent in Spanish and has helped provide English to Spanish translating services … worked for a human rights organization over the summer with issues concerning illegal immigration over the U.S.-Mexico border … father, Curtis, played soccer at Gordon College ... politics major.