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Ian Hinton
Ian  Hinton


Nappanee, Ind.

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Michigan State Wrestling 2011-12 Season Recap and Awards

Hard work and off-season training key to next season.


NCAA Championships Update: Session Three

Curran Jacobs wins consolation matches over Seth Creasy of Clarion and Ryan LeBlanc of Indiana.


NCAA Wrestling Championships Update: Session Four

Curran Jacobs loses a tough 3-1 overtime decision in the consolation bracket Friday night.


NCAA Championships Update: Session One

Anthony Jones Jr. (157 pounds), Curran Jacobs (174) and Steve Andrus (heavyweight) each win second-round matches.


NCAA Championships Update: Session Two

Ian Hinton wins consolation match over Steven Cressley of Clarion.

2011-12 (Senior) 21-15 Overall, 6-5 Duals, 12-5 Open Tournaments: Placed fourth and went 3-1 at the EMU Open despite suffering an injury ... Took second at the MSU Open and finished 4-1 ... Started off the dual season 3-0 ... Went 2-2 at the Reno Tournament of Champions ... Beat Robert Kellogg of Northwestern, 7-3 ... Took down Hunter Collins of Michigan, 8-5 ... Took second place and went 3-1 at the Edinboro Open ... Earned an eighth seed at the Big Ten Championships and went 2-3, placing sixth ... Made his third consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships and went 1-2, defeating Steven Cressley of Clarion.

2010-11 (Junior) 18-10 Overall, 13-4 Duals, 4-3 Open Tournaments: Moved up to 184 pounds after competing at 174 the last two seasons and started every dual, compiling a 13-4 record ... Opened up the season by placing third at the Eastern Michigan Open with a 3-1 record ... Went 3-0 at the Sprawl & Brawl Duals Nov. 21, including a victory over No. 14 Nathan Schiedel of Binghamton ... Went 2-0 at the Spartan Duals ... Defeated No. 18 Tony Dallago of Illinois, 3-2, to help the Spartans beat No. 14 Illinois ... Upset No. 8 A.J. Kissel of Purdue, 5-3, in sudden victory ...Earned a No. 4 seed at the Big Ten Championships, but went 1-3 to place eighth.

2009-10 (Sophomore) 18-17 Overall, 9-8 Duals, 8-5 in Open Tournaments: Competed in the NCAA Championships for the second straight year ... Started every dual at 174 pounds, compiling a 9-8 record ... Won his first two matches at the Big Ten Championships and finished in sixth place to qualify for NCAAs ... Opened the year with a fifth-place finish at the Eastern Michigan Open with a 3-2 record ... Also went 3-2 to place fifth at the MSU Open ... Posted a 2-1 record at both the Sprawl & Brawl Duals and the MSU Duals ... Defeated No. 16 Justin Zeerip of Michigan, 3-1 in three overtimes, to help MSU beat Michigan in Ann Arbor ... Also had Big Ten dual wins over Justin Ortega of Penn State (Dec. 4-2) and Nick Avery of Indiana ( Dec. 4-1).

2008-09 (RS Freshman) 20-19 Overall, 7-9 Duals, 13-10 Open Tournaments: Went 20-19 overall and 7-9 in duals in his first year as a starter at 174 pounds ... Earned one of 52 at-large berths to the NCAA Championships where he went 1-2 ... Went 2-3 at the Big Ten Championships ... Started off the year with a second-place finish at the EMU Open (11/1) ... Lost his first match at the MSU Open but reeled off six straight wins to take third (11/9) ... Defeated No. 12 Kurt Brenner of West Virginia (Fall 4:45) on Jan. 17 ... Recorded back-to-back conference wins, defeating Travis Rutt of Wisconsin on Jan. 30 (Fall 7:47) and Colby Covington of Iowa on Feb. 6 (Dec. 3-2, TB2) ... Downed Nicholas Corpe of Purdue (Dec. 4-2) on Feb. 19.

2007-08 (Redshirt): Redshirted ... Wrestled at 184 ... Finished the season with a 22-7 record in open competition ... Recorded two major decisions ... Earned a second-place finish at the EMU Open, going 4-1 ... Won his first career match, a 13-6 decision, against Utah Valley's Casen Eldredge at the EMU Open ... Picked up a second-place finish in the MSU Open, finishing 3-1 ... Claimed both the Ashland Open and the NWCA Redshirt Open Championships.

PREP: Four year letterwinner in wrestling and football at Mishawaka...Ranked among the top 150 recruits by InterMat and was listed ninth at 171 pounds by Amateur Wrestling News...Claimed two Indiana state titles (2006 at 171 pounds, 2007 at 189 pounds) and was state runner-up in 2005 at 171 pounds...Captain of wrestling team for three years and football for one year...Wrestling awards include three-time All-N.I.C. Conference...Went undefeated his junior and senior seasons (combined 94-0) for a 177-12 high school record...Cavemen were runner-ups as a team his senior year and finished third his junior year...12-time I.S.W.A. state champion in freestyle, greco and folk.

PERSONAL: Son of Neil and Freida Hinton ... Born March 31, 1988 ... Father wrestled for Cornell in the 1970's ... Advertising major ... Aspires to be an orthopedic doctor ... Member of the "Child in Bounds" mentoring program throughout high school.

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