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.
The finals take place on Saturday, Oct. 27 and are open to the public.
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.
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