Forty-eight Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
No. 7 Mike McClure defeats No. 5 Jarod Trice at heavyweight.
No. 7 Michael McClure won by major decision over Matt Gibson.
The Spartans begin the season at the Eastern Michigan Open on Nov. 3.
2013-14 (Junior) 5-7 Overall, 0-0 Duals, 5-7 Open Tournaments: Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . Placed third at the EMU Open with a record of 3-1 . . . Pinned (1:36) James Nelson of Minnesota State at the UNI Open.
2012-13 (Sophomore) 13-13 Overall, 0-2 Duals, 13-11 Open Tournaments: Went 2-2 at the Eastern Michigan Open . . . Defeated Jon Schafer of Lake Erie College at the Purple Raider Open, 6-3 to take third place . . . Finished 1-2 at the Cleveland State Open . . . Competed in the NLO Open with a record of 1-2 . . . Competed in the Edinboro Open and went 0-2 . . . Competed in dual competition for the first time in his Spartan career taking on two nationally ranked opponents . . . Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2011-12 (RS Freshman) 10-12 Overall, 10-12 Open Tournaments: Went 3-2 at the MSU Open . . . Defeated TJ Hohenadel of Indiana at the MSU Open, 4-2 . . . Finished 1-2 at the Cleveland State Open . . . Scored an 8-0 major decision over Eric Shiflett of Mount Union at the Purple Raider Open . . . Competed in the Alma Open and went 2-2 . . . Went 1-2 at the Edinboro Open.
2010-11 (Redshirt) 10-6 Overall, 10-6 Open Tournaments: Placed fourth in the Eastern Michigan Open, finishing 4-2 overall . . . Finished 3-1 in the Michigan State Open, good for third place; recorded a major decision over Dustin Kern of Trine and a fall over Nick Licari of Olivet . . . Won two matches at the Simonson Open.
PREP: Four-year letterwinner at Blissfield High School . . . Was named first-team all-state twice for wrestling . . . Served as a two-time captain for wrestling and for football his senior year . . . Earned team MVP honors his senior year . . . Two-time all-state honoree and also two-time LCAA Conference First Team selection in wrestling . . . Finished state runner-up in Division 4 his senior year . . . Also named to the LCAA Conference First Team for football.
PERSONAL: Son of Gene and Janice Ford . . . Born Jan. 22, 1992 . . . Agribusiness management major . . . Lists his brother as his biggest wrestling influence.