When Trinity’s Devon Bentley was making his college choice, he was looking for one of the best to pursue a degree in business.
The senior also wanted to continue his blooming wrestling career, and even though that wasn’t his top priority, it fit in nicely with the final choice.
When Bentley begins his college education next year, he will do so at Penn State, where he will also suit up for Cael Sanderson’s two-time defending national champion wrestling team.
“It’s still sinking in,” said Bentley, who made his decision when he went on a visit to Penn State last weekend. “I’m excited to be on a great team like that.
“It’s going to be tough. Every practice I’m going to be working hard, but I’m definitely ready for that challenge.”
Bentley’s father and head coach at Trinity, Chris, saw the same opportunity for Devon to be challenged in one of the best practice rooms in college wrestling.
“It’s an opportunity that he jumped on,” Chris Bentley said. “You have to recognize that we saw a lot of state champs on that team that are two or three guys deep.”
Above all though was the chance to go to Penn State’s business school, consistently named one of the top in the country.
“The education is definitely the top reason,” Devon Bentley said. “Academics come first for me, but we loved Cael and he’s a great coach. They’re all great guys.”