MICHIGAN WOLVERINE WRESTLING

Michigan arrived in Chicago on Wednesday, March 19, couldn't fly to St. Louis because of the snow storn; so, after several flight delays, took a bus to arrive Thursday morning to weigh in on the day of the start of the tournament. The lack of sleep contributed to a poor start at the NCAA finals.

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2008 Results

Weekly Release-March 18, 2008

125: Michael Watts-Jr. 13-19

Bret Marsh-Fr. Jason Lara transferred to Oregon State

133: Zach Stevens-Fr.

Michael Sears-Fr. 7-11

141: Big Ten Champ Kellen Russell-Fr. 30-7

Kellen Russell's Rookie Diary #1/#2/#3/#4/#5

Mark Beaudry-Fr. 12-7

149: Justin Chrzanowski-Jr. 9-7

Mark Weber-Fr. and/or Phil Shaheen-So. 2-4 and/or Mark Boyer-Fr. and/or Jacob Johnson-Fr. 0-0

Coby Boyd-Fr. (Redshirt)

Off the Mat with Justin Chrzanowski

157: Aaron Hynes-Fr. 20-6

Jake Salazar to serve mission prior to enrolling at Michigan

Off the Mat with Aaron Hynes

James Tobias-So. 1-6 or David Johnson-Fr. 1-4

165: Justin Zeerip-Fr. (Redshirt) 23-6

Cody Waters-Jr. 5-7 Off the Mat with Cody Waters and/or Andrew Dement-Fr.

174: #2 2xAll-American STEVE LUKE-Jr. 33-4

#4 at Big Ten in 2006/#1 in 2007/#1 in 2008

Steve Luke Weighs In on ... Line Dancing

184: Anthony Biondo-Fr. 23-13

Off the Matt with Anthony Biondo
Ryan Selley-Fr. 5-6 and/or Erich Smith-Fr. 9-9 or Hunter Collins-Fr.(Redshirt)

197:#3 2x All-American TYREL TODD-Jr. 32-4-Captain

Big 10 #4-2006/#3 2007/#2 in 2008

Tyrel Todd Weighs In On ... Fly Fishing

275: Eddie Phillips-Fr. 14-12

Chad Bleske-Fr. 8-14 or Ben Apland-Fr.

125: Michael Watts-Jr. 13-19 or Jason Lara-Fr. 3-5

Zach Jones-Fr. 2-3 (Will we also add Bret Marsh for 2008-2009?)

133: Chris Diehl-So. 10-21

Chris Diehl's Rookie Diary #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6

Michael Sears-Fr. 7-11 or James Shaheen-So. 0-3 (Mark Weber and Zach Stevens for 2008-2009)

141: Big Ten Champ Kellen Russell-Fr. 30-7

Kellen Russell's Rookie Diary #1/#2/#3/#4/#5

Justin Chrzanowski-Jr. 9-7

Off the Mat with Justin Chrzanowski

149: #4 3X All-American JOSH CHURELLA-Sr. Captain 29-6 Big Ten #1-2005/#4- 2006/#2 in 2007/#3 in 2008

A Day in the Life of Josh Churella

Mark Beaudry-Fr. 12-7 (Redshirt) or Phil Shaheen-So. 2-4

157: Jeff Marsh-Sr. 24-15 #5 in Big Ten

Marsh's March through March

Off the Mat with Jeff Marsh

Jeff Marsh weighs in on Jet Skiing

Aaron Hynes-Fr. 20-6, Jake Salazar or Coby Boyd for 2008-2009

Off the Mat with Aaron Hynes

James Tobias-So. 1-6 or David Johnson-Fr. 1-4 or Jacob Johnson-Fr. 0-0

165: #2 4x All-American ERIC TANNENBAUM-Sr. Captain 34-3 Big Ten #1-2005/#5-2006/#2 in 2007/#1 in 2008

Eric Tennenbaum ways in on Deejaying

Justin Zeerip-Fr. (Redshirt) 23-6 or Dario Mainella-Jr. 1-4

174: #2 2xAll-American STEVE LUKE-Jr. 33-4

#4 at Big Ten in 2006/#1 in 2007/#1 in 2008

Steve Luke Weighs In on ... Line Dancing

Jordan Sherrod-So. 8-6 (Hunter Collins for 2008-2009)

Off the Mat with Jordan Sherrod

184: #3 2x All-American TYREL TODD-Jr. 32-4

Big 10 #4-2006/#3 2007/#2 in 2008

Tyrel Todd Weighs In On ... Fly Fishing
Cody Waters-Jr. 5-7 or Ryan Selley-Fr. 5-6 or Steven Russell-So. 0-1

Off the Mat with Cody Waters

(Hunter Collins-2008-2009)

197: Anthony Biondo-Fr. 23-13

Off the Matt with Anthony Biondo

Erich Smith-Fr. 9-9

275: Eddie Phillips-Fr. 14-12

Chad Bleske-Fr. 8-14 or Matt Guhn-Fr. 8-11

Ben Apland for 2008-2009

Mike Martin for 2008-2009-???
Weight 2008 Starter
125 Michael Watts
133 Chris Diehl
141 Kellen Russell-Big Ten Champ
149 Josh Churella-3 time All American
157 Jeff Marsh-#5 at Big Ten's
165 Eric Tannenbaum-4 time All American
174 Steve Luke-3 time All-American-2 time Big Ten Champ
184 Tyrel Todd-2 time All American
197 Anthony Biondo
275 Eddie Phillips

Recruits for 2008-2009

Recruits for 2007-2008

Schedule

Currently ranked #11 Nationally, 16-8

November 3 Eastern Michigan Open

November 10-11 Michigan State Open

November 16 Intrasquad

November 24 Northeast Duals: Maryland, Virginia, Bucknell, Bloomsburg-Guilderland NY

November 30-December 1 Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas, Nevada

December 7 Beat Kent State

December 30 Quad: Beat Lehigh, Buffalo, Eastern Michigan

January 5 Lone Star Duals: Beat Harvard, Columbia, Appalachian State Dallas, TX

January 12-13 at Cliff Keen National Team Duals-beat Northern Iowa, Hofstra, Minnesota, but lost to Iowa finishing #3, highest finish ever

January 19 Lost to #2 Central Michigan

January 25 Beat Purdue

January 26 Lost to #4 Minnesota

February 1 Beat #18 Illinois

February 8 Lost at #3 Penn State

February 10 Lost at #12 Ohio State

February 15 Lost at #13 Wisconsin

February 17 Lost at #1 Iowa

February 24 Beat Michigan State

March 8-9 #3 at Big Tens at Minnesota
Weight Class

Iowa

Place Winners

Placement Points Minnesota Place Winners Placement Points Michigan Place Winners Placement Points
125 3 10 2 12 n/a 0
133 3 10 4 9 n/a 0
141 5 7 2 12 1 16
149 1 16 2 12 3 10
157 7 4 6 6 5 7
165 2 12 8 3 1 16
174 3 10 2 12 1 16
184 3 10 6 6 2 12
197 n/a 0 7 4 n/a 0
275 3 10 6 6 n/a 0
Final Team Total Points Result 1 126 2 112.5 3 97.5
Placement Points 1 89 2 82 3 77
Advancement Points 1 37 2 30.5 3 20.5
After Session 1 1 74 2 64 4 46
After Day 1 2 93.5 1 106 4 78
After Day 2 Consolation Session 1 115 2 112.5 6 81.5

March 20-22 #7 at NCAAs at St. Louis

NCAA Champions: By the Numbers

By Team

Iowa/Ohio State: 2

Oklahoma State, Pittsburgh, Northwestern, Penn State, Indiana, Cornell: 1

By Conference

Big Ten=7, Big Twelve=1, EIWA, EWL=1

NCAA Finalists 2008: By the Numbers

Finalists
3 – Iowa, Ohio State
2 – Penn State, Michigan
1 – Iowa State, Central Michigan, Oklahoma State, Cornell, Minnesota, Illinois, Northwestern, Indiana, Pitt, Cal Poly

Finalists by conference
14 – Big Ten
2 – Big 12
1 – MAC, EIWA, EWL, Pac-10

All-Americans by school
7 – Iowa, Iowa State
5 - Nebraska
4 – Ohio State, Penn State, Central Michigan, Michigan, Oklahoma State, Cornell, Minnesota
3 – Missouri, Navy
2 – Illinois, Northwestern, Indiana, Hofstra, Wisconsin, Stanford, American
1 – Pitt, Northern Iowa, Edinboro, Boise State, Maryland, Bloomsburg, Cal Poly, NC State, Army, Harvard, Michigan State, Old Dominion, UT-Chatanooga

All-Americans by conference
32 – Big Ten
19 – Big 12
9 – EIWA
5 – Pac-10
4 – MAC
3 – CAA, EWL
2 – ACC
1 – Western Regional, Southern

NCAA Semi-Finalists 2008: By the Numbers

Schools:
5 – Iowa
3 – Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Ohio State, Penn State
2 – Illinois, Cornell, Michigan, Central Michigan, Missouri,
1 – Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan State, Cal Poly, Hofstra, NC State, Stanford, Pitt, American, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Navy, Iowa State

By Seeds
9 – No. 1, No.2
7 – No. 4
6 – No. 3
4 – No. 6
2 – No. 5
1 – No. 7, No. 8, No. 12

By Conference
20 – Big Ten
9 – Big 12
4 – EIWA
2 – Pac 10, MAC
1 – CAA, ACC, EWL

By hometown
6 – Ohio
4 – Michigan, Pennsylvania,
3 – Iowa, Illinois, New Jersey, California
2 - Tennessee
1 – Indiana, Minnesota, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, Oklahoma, Nebraska, North Carolina, Nebraska, New York, Wisconsin, Idaho, Missouri

All-Americans/Finalists 2008 by State

OH - 9 All-Americans and 5 finalists

PA - 8 All-Americans and 3 finalists

Mich - 8 All-Americans and 3 finalists

NJ - 7 All-Americans and 0 finalists

Ill - 6 All-Americans and 2 finalists

Iw - 6 All-Americans and 1 finalist

Cal - 5 All-Americans and 2 finalists

NY - 4 All-Americans and 0 finalists

MN 3 All-Americans and 1 finalist

TN 3 All-Americans and 1 finalist

WI 3 All-Americans and 0 finalists

ID, Neb, MD, UT - 2

Ind, FL, OK, Mass, KS, AZ, Mont, Mizu, NC, VA - 1

2008 All-Americans by state
9 – Ohio
8 – Michigan, Pennsylvania
7 – Iowa, New Jersey
6 – Illinois
5 – California
4 – New York
3 – Tennessee, Wisconsin
2 – Idaho, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Utah
1 – Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Oklahoma Virginia

Wrestling USA: Best High School Wrestlers in 2006

W.I.N. Magazine Recruiting Rankings

Amateur Wrestling News 2006 All-Americans

Amateur Wrestling News High School Individual Rankings

Joe Warren wins World Greco-Roman Championship

Hrovat, Warren make World Team

Head Coach: Joe McFarland

Assistant Coach: Kirk Trost

Coach's Corner with Kirk Trost

Graduate Assistant Coach: Mike Kulczycki

Coach's Corner with Mike Kulcyzcki

Volunteer Assistant Coach: Mark Churella
Weight Projecting 2009 Line-Up
125 Michael Watts-Jr. or Jason Lara-Fr.
133 Chris Diehl-Jr. or Mark Weber-Fr. or Zac Stevens-Fr.
141 Kellen Russell-So.-Big Ten Champ
149 Justin Chrzanowski-Jr., Mark Beaudry-So. or Jake Salazar-Fr.
157 Jake Salazar-Fr., Coby Boyd-Fr. or Aaron Hynes-So.
165 Justin Zeerip-Fr. (redshirt)
174 Steve Luke-Sr.-3 time All American-NCAA finalist
184

Tyrel Todd-Sr.-2 time All American/#8 at USA Freestyle Championships

(Hunter Collins-Fr.-redshirt)

197 Anthony Biondo-So.
275 Chad Bleske-So., Eddie Phillips-So. or Matt Guhn-So. (Will Mike Martin-Fr. wrestle and play football???)

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