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.
Curran Jacobs wins consolation matches over Seth Creasy of Clarion and Ryan LeBlanc of Indiana.
Curran Jacobs loses a tough 3-1 overtime decision in the consolation bracket Friday night.
Anthony Jones Jr. (157 pounds), Curran Jacobs (174) and Steve Andrus (heavyweight) each win second-round matches.
2011-12 (Senior) 27-13 Overall, 10-4 Duals, 12-4 Open Tournaments: Started off the season by placing third at the EMU Open ... Took fourth at the MSU Open despite suffering an injury ... Defeated Drake Stein of Purdue, 11-10 ... Placed fifth at the Reno Tournament of Champions ... Defeated No. 19 Lance Bryson of West Virginia, 3-1 ... Notched back-to-back wins over ranked wrestlers, defeating No. 11 Lee Munster of Northwestern and No. 10 Jordan Blanton of Illinois ... Was ranked as high as No. 11 by InterMat throughout the season ... Ended the dual season with three straight wins and beat Joe Grandiminico of Ohio State, 6-1 ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships with an eighth-place finish at the Big Ten Championships ... Finished 3-2 at his second NCAA Championships and fell one win short of becoming an All-American.
2010-11 (Junior) 25-14 Overall, 11-6 Duals, 11-4 Open Tournaments: Competed in his first career NCAA Championships and went 1-2, including a victory against No. 11 seed Austin Meys of Lehigh ... Tied for team lead with career-high 25 wins ... Defeated Justin Zeerip of Michigan, 6-5 in the first tiebreaker, in the seventh-place match at the Big Ten Championships ... Tied for second on the team with six major decisions ... Was 11-6 in dual meets ... Went 4-2 at the Midlands Championships ... Took first place by going 4-0 at the Cleveland State Open Dec. 12 ... Defeated No. 20 Ethen Lofthouse of Iowa, 6-5, in the dual Dec. 5 ... Placed fourth at the Eastern Michigan Open Nov. 6.
2009-10 (Sophomore) 11-8 Overall, 2-2 Duals, 9-6 Open Tournaments: Finished 4-2 in the Eastern Michigan Open ... Went 2-2 in the MSU Open with wins over Nick Kraus of Trine ( Dec. 6-2) and Brian Driscoll of Ohio (Fall 1:27) ... Also went 2-2 at the Midlands Championships ... Posted dual wins over Zach Benzio of Northern Illinois (Dec. 11-4), Dillon Kern of Central Michigan (Maj. Dec. 12-4) and Nick Corpe of Purdue (Dec. 6-4 OT).
2008-09 (Red-shirt Freshman) 9-6 Overall, 1-1 Duals, 8-5 Open Tournaments: Went 9-6 overall and 1-1 in dual meets ... Went 3-1 at the EMU Open (11/1) to take second place in the freshman/sophomore division ... Also placed second in the freshman/sophomore division at the MSU Open (11/9) ... Won first career dual meet, 3-0, against EMU's Chris Eggert (12/5).
2007-08 (Redshirt): Redshirted ... Wrestled at 174, finishing the season with a 4-6 record ... Won his first career match against Utah Valley's Ramsey Najeem, a 15-6 major decision, at the EMU Open ... Picked up two wins at the MSU Open, pinning Edinboro's Jason Seckman in 1:38 and defeating Cleveland State's Caleb Kennedy by an 8-0 major decision.
PREP: Lettered in wrestling all four years of high school ... A two-time team MVP, four-time Athlete of the Month and 2007's Athlete of the Year for Owosso HS ... Argus Press' Athlete of the Week ... Served as captain of the wrestling team ... Compiled a 158-33 high school record, wrestling at 160 and 171 ... Went 48-5 his junior year and 49-2 his senior year, when he finished second in the Michigan High School State Championships at 171 pounds ... Competed for Team Michigan Blue in Florida at a national tournament, where he became an All-American with his 9-2 record.
Personal: Son of Rick Jacobs and Charlene Gooch ... Born Sept. 8, 1988 ... Cousin Jeff Pangborn wrestled for Central Michigan ... Holds every rushing records at Owosso HS (15 in total), where he lettered his sophomore, junior and senior years in football ... Also a two-time first-team all-conference member for football ... Lettered in track twice ... Also an Academic All-American ... Theater major played the lead role of Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "A Streetcar Named Desire", in October 2011 ... Starred as Orlando in Shakespeare comedy "As You Like It" in 2010.
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