Herrington Named to All-Effort Team by InterMat.com

PHILADELPHIA - In 2005-06, the respected wrestling website InterMat.com revived the All-Effort Team, whichwas originally established by John Fuller after the 2000 NCAA Championships in St. Louis and ran for three years. This year, Penn All-America Matt Herrington is one of 20 wrestlers to be named to the squad, one first-teamer and one honorable mention in each weight class.

According to Intermat.com, "the All-Effort team is not about winning a national championship; it is about performing at another level come tournament time. Some wrestlers had subpar seasons and turned it on at the NCAA Championships, while others needed an early loss to change their mindset and adjust their performance. Others earned their respect with fine performances, and such performances put their school on the map, at least in the wrestling realm."

A junior, Herrington finished fifth at 174 pounds at the NCAA Championships, coming back after a second-round loss to earn All-America honors. Both of Herrington's losses at NCAAs came to Hofstra's Mike Patrovich; he went 6-0 against the rest of the field, culminating in a pin of Lehigh's Travis Frick (who had defeated Herrington twice this season) in the fifth-place match.

The InterMat.com All-Effort Team is below.

125 lbs

Coleman Scott, Oklahoma State

Honorable Mention: Tanner Garnder, Stanford

133 lbs

Tyler McCormick, Missouri

Honorable Mention: Chris Fleeger, Purdue

141 lbs

Dave Hoffman, Virginia Tech

Honorable Mention: Brandon Rader, West Virginia

149 lbs

John Cox, Navy

Honorable Mention: Gregor Gillespie, Edinboro

157 lbs

Dustin Manotti, Cornell

Honorable Mention: Ben Cherrington, Boise State

165 lbs

Deonte Penn, Edinboro

Honorable Mention: Dan Thompson, The Citadel

174 lbs

Matt Herrington, Penn

Honorable Mention: Ken Robertson, Eastern Illinois

184 lbs

Shane Webster, Oregon

Honorable Mention: C.B. Dollaway, Arizona State

197lbs

Chris Weidman, Hofstra

Honorable Mention: Casey Phelps, Boise State

285 lbs

Mike Faust, Virginia Tech

Honorable Mention: Joel Edwards, Penn State