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2010-2011 Michigan Wrestling Yearbook

Year Big Tens Big Ten Champs NCAA Qualifiers NCAAs NCAA Champs All-Americans Cliff Keen Team Duals Notes
2012 7th 1 7 11th 1 2 DNP Kellen Russell
2011 5th 1 7 15th 1 1 n/a Kellen Russell
2010 10th 0 3 38th 0 0 n/a Lost Season
2009 3rd 3 8 11th 1 3 n/a Steve Luke/Tyrel Todd/Kellen Russell
2008 3rd 3 6 7th 0 4 3rd Eric Tennenbaum/Steve Luke/Josh Churella/Tyrel Todd
2007 8th 1 5 6th 0 5 DNP Eric Tennenbaum/Josh Churella/Steve Luke
2006 3rd 1 9 7th 0 3 5th Ryan Churella/Greg Wagner
2005 3rd 3 7 2nd 1 5 7th Ryan Bertin/Ryan &Josh Churella/Eric Tennenbaum
2004 4th 1 7 10th 0 4 3rd Ryan Churella
2003 6th 0 8 7th 1 3 8th Ryan Bertin
2002 3rd 1 9 9th 0 4 5th Otto Olson
2001 4th 1 8 7th 0 5 5th Otto Olson
2000 5th 0 7 13th 0 3 n/a Joe Warren
1999 5th 0 7 13th 0 3 n/a n/a
1998 4th 2 4 12th 0 3 n/a Bill Lacure/Airron Richardson
1997 5th 0 6 22nd 0 1 n/a n/a
1996 7th 0 6 9th 0 5 n/a n/a
1995 5th 1 5 22nd 0 2 n/a Chad Biggert
1994 4th 1 5 5th 0 3 DNP Sean Bormet
1993 5th 1 6 11th 0 3 5th Sean Bormet

Michigan has never won a NCAA Championship, but finished runner-up five times: 2005, 1974, 1967, 1929 and 1928. The last time the Wolverines earned the Big Ten Championship was 1973. 3 Big Ten Champions in 2005 was the first time since 1974 when we had 4 champions. Michigan had 5 Big Ten Champions in 1965 and 1960. The Wolverines also had 4 Big Ten Champions in 1974, 1967, 1955 and 1930. Michigan had 3 Big Ten Champions in 1961, 1940, 1938 and 1927. Michigan has earned 11 Big Ten Team Championships.

Iowa has won 23 NCAA Wrestling Championships, Penn State and Minnesota have won two, and Michigan State and Indiana have won one each. Iowa has won 189 individual Big Ten Championships, and Michigan is second with 122. Michigan's record against Iowa is 25-28-1, and they are the only Big Ten team other than Penn State (25-27) that holds an edge in dual meets against the Wolverines.

Big Ten Team NCAA Champions All-Americans Current Coach School Wrestled for
Iowa 79 297 Brands Iowa
Michigan 22 174 McFarland Michigan
Penn State 25 177 Sanderson Iowa State
Minnesota 21 157 Robinson Oklahoma State
Michigan State 25 135 Minkel Central Michigan
Illinois 20 117 Heffernan Iowa
Wisconsin 18 102 Davis Iowa
Nebraska 11 93 Manning Nebraska-Omaha
Indiana 11 77 Goldman Iowa
Ohio State 15 78 Ryan Iowa
Northwestern 9 59 Pariano Northwestern
Purdue 4 53 Hinkel Purdue
History Lesson: Cliff Keen
History Lesson: 1934 NCAA Championships
History Lesson: Ed George
History Lesson: Skip Nalan
Top 20 Wrestling Programs of All-Time
Big Ten Wrestling Record Book
NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship Brackets from 1928-2011 (Big Ten Championship Brackets 1928-2011)
Past Seasons
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Big Ten Wrestling School Total Titles Runner-Up Last Title 2nd Title 1st Title Individual Champs
Iowa 34 21 2010 1958 1916 188
Michigan 11 18 1973 1938 1929 121
Minnesota 10 14 2007 1957 1941 90
Illinois 17 10 2005 1917 1913 71
Michigan State 8 5 1972 1966 1961 67
Wisconsin (best finishes were #2 in 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1992 and 2007) 0 9 n/a n/a n/a 67
Indiana 13 10 1943 1915 1914 53
Northwestern (best finishes were #3 in 1963 and tied for #2 with Iowa and Michigan in 1968) 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 36
Purdue 6 1 1954 1945 1942 35
Ohio State 2 2 n/a 1951 1923 32
Penn State 2 3 2012 2012 2011 28
Nebraska 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 0

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Michigan Wrestlers who also Lettered in Football

Bissell, Frank
Curtis, Guy
Dworsky, Dan (All-American)
Fitzgerald, Dennis
Greene, John
 
Hurley, Bob
Jordan, Forrest
Mack, Hugh
O'Shaunessy, Dick
Parker, Ray
Porter, Dave
Powers, John
Steinke, Al
Wistert, Albert (All-American)
Wright, Harry "Tiny"

Michigan Wrestlers who also Lettered in Golf

Courtright, Bill "Corky" Leading Scorer in 1947 NCAA Championships when we finished 5th; Also, on 1946 NCAA Runner-up and member of 3 Big Ten Championship Teams in 1942, 46 and 47

Michigan Hall of Honor

Rick Bay

Mark Churella

Bill Combs

Harold (Theron) Donahue

Steve Fraser

Ed George

John Greene

Jarrett Hubbard

Cliff Keen

Harold Nichols

Dave Porter