Eric Ford
Eric Ford


Blissfield, Mich.

High School:




Twelve Spartans Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors


2012-13 Winter Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

Forty-eight Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.


Wrestling Falls to No. 11 Central Michigan on Senior Night

No. 7 Mike McClure defeats No. 5 Jarod Trice at heavyweight.


MSU Wrestling loses to No. 22 Iowa State, 30-10

No. 7 Michael McClure won by major decision over Matt Gibson.


Michigan State Wrestling 2012-13 Outlook

The Spartans begin the season at the Eastern Michigan Open on Nov. 3.

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.