The Spartans placed 10 wrestlers in the EMU Open last year.
Hard work and off-season training key to next season.
Five Spartans earn automatic bids to the NCAA Championships.
Two-day event begins Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m. ET in West Lafayette, Ind.
Anthony Jones Jr. wins his team-best 11th dual match.
Career: 28-41 Overall, 5-24 Duals, 23-13 Open Tournaments.
2013-14 (Sophomore) 12-22 Overall, 2-15 Duals, 10-5 Open Tournaments: Started 17 duals at 141 pounds (2-15, 1-7 Big Ten). . . Recorded a 3-2 decision over Minnesota's Josh Shupe in the dual against the Gophers Jan. 17 . . . Finished in third place at the Northern Iowa Open on Dec. 14, closing the tournament out with five straight victories . . . Pinned Nicholas Barber of Eastern Michigan in the final match of the dual as MSU topped the Eagles, 24-9, in the home opener . . . Closed out the season 0-2 at the Big Ten Championships.
2012-13 (Redshirt Freshman): Redshirted.
2011-12 (Freshman) 16-19 Overall, 3-9 Duals, 13-8 Open Tournaments: Took fourth place in the freshman/sophomore division of the EMU Open ... Went 5-2 at the MSU Open and pinned Joe Randazzo of Indiana in 5:52 ... Won his first career dual on Dec. 3 over Damien Hopper of Lock Haven, 11-7 ... Finished 3-2 at the Reno Tournament of Champions ... Defeated Colin Shober of Northwestern 6-3 ... Won by fall over Jarod Boone of Ohio State in 2:44 ... Went 0-2 at the Big Ten Championships competing as a true freshman.
PREP: Finished runner-up at 140 pounds in Division 1 as a senior in 2011 with 56-3 record ... Ranked No. 4 at 140 pounds across all divisions in 2011 by MichiganGrappler.com ... Ranked No. 17 senior in 2011 by MichiganGrappler.com ... Placed third at 135 pounds in Division 1 as a junior in 2010 with a 55-3 record.
Personal: Son of Dave Gibbs and Jill Woods ... Born Dec. 6, 1992 ... Majoring in personal finance and human development and family studies.