Hard work and off-season training key to next season.
Forty-nine Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
The event will run March 15-17 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo.
Two-day event begins Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m. ET in West Lafayette, Ind.
Wrestling will have two weeks off to prepare for the Big Ten Championships following the dual.
2011-12 (Senior) 7-1 Overall, 3-0 duals, 4-1 Open Tournaments: Took fourth place at the Eastern Michigan Open and went 3-1 before suffering an injury ... Defeated No. 12 A.J. Kissel of Purdue, 4-2 ... Was ranked as high as No. 12 according to InterMat throughout the season ... Went 1-0 at the Reno Tournament of Champions before suffering a season-ending knee injury.
2010-11 (Junior): 25-17 Overall, 11-7 Duals, 9-6 Open Tournaments: Qualified for the NCAA Championships for the first time in his career after placing fourth at the Big Ten Championships ... Finished third on the team with 43 dual meet points ... Went 1-2 at the NCAA Championships, defeating Arizona State's Luke Macchiaroli ... Went 4-2 at the Big Ten Championships, including victories over No. 10 Matt Powless of Indiana in the first round and No. 8 Logan Brown of Purdue in the consolation semifinals ... Placed eighth at the Midlands Championships ... Won all three of his matches at the Sprawl & Brawl Nov. 21 ... Took fourth at the Michigan State Open Nov. 13 ... Placed second at the Eastern Michigan Open Nov. 6.
2009-10 (Sophomore) 16-18 Overall, 8-9 Duals, 8-7 Open Tournaments: Started every dual at 197 pounds in 2009-10 ... Finished the season with a 16-18 overall record and an 8-9 mark in duals ...Went 4-1 in the Eastern Michigan Open to take third place ... Went 2-3 in the MSU Open and placed sixth in the open division ... Won all three of his matches at the Sprawl & Brawl ... Went 2-2 at Midlands ... Won all three of his matches at the Spartan Duals ... Defeated David Corwell of Penn State in a dual match, 6-5.
2008-09 (RS Freshman) 8-20 Overall, 3-11 Duals, 5-9 Open Tournaments: Went 8-20 overall and 3-11 in duals as a starter at 197 pounds ... Opened the season with back-to-back wins over Nick Anthony of Cleveland State (Dec. 11-7) and Matt Wilps of Pittsburgh (Dec. 4-1) in the EMU Open (11/1) en route to a sixth-place finish in the open division ... Went 2-1 in the ACC-Big Ten Clash with wins over Daniel Llamas of North Carolina (Dec. 3-1) and N.C. State's Mark Jahad (Dec. 3-0) ... Went 3-1 at the Mat Town Open (11/29) to take third place ... Recorded a 3-1 decision of Ohio's Christopher Iammorino (1/19).
2007-08 (Redshirt): Redshirted ... Finished 7-6 in open competition, competing at 197 pounds ... Picked up his first win at the EMU Open, pinning Mott Community College's Mike Gear in 3:50 ... Earned a fourth-place finish at the MSU Open, recording decisions against Ohio's Chris Iammarino and Findlay's Matt Clum, and pinning Ohio's Tim Samson in 2:38 ... Finished in sixth place at the Cleveland State Open, earning major decisions against Cal Poly's Bocefus Lukehart and Mercyhurst's Shane Nolan, and picking up a third win against Ohio State's Domenic Mehling.
Prep: Wrestled at St. John's High School for three years and served as captain his junior and senior seasons ... Compiled a 49-3 record as a junior and placed third at the Michigan state finals at 171 pounds, earning him a place on the Lansing State Journal Dream Team ... Honored as All-State and All-American folk style wrestler and All-American freestyle wrestler ... Freestyle state champion his junior ... Team finished third and fourth in the state his junior and senior years, respectively ... Was AAU world champion and Tulsa national champion his sophomore year.
Personal: Son of Dan and Kari Dickenson ... Born March 4, 1989 ... Majoring in human biology ... Aspires to be a chiropractor.
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