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Anthony Jones Jr.
Anthony  Jones Jr.


Highland Park, Mich.

High School:
Highland Park



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) 22-10 Overall, 11-3 Duals, 8-3 Open Tournaments: Started off his senior campaign by placing third at the MSU Open ... Won his first five dual matches and led the team in dual wins with 11 ... Took fourth place at the Reno Tournament of Champions and defeated Albert White of Oklahoma State ... Led the team in major decisions with four and defeated Jackson Morse of Illinois, 16-5 ... Beat No. 20 Josh Demas of Ohio State, 5-4 ... Was ranked as high as No. 9 at 157 pounds according to InterMat ... Placed fourth at the Big Ten Championships and finished 2-2 ... Made his third career trip to the NCAA Championships and finished 1-2.

2010-11 (Redshirt): Redshirted for the 2010-11 season due to a shoulder injury.

2009-10 (Junior) 15-19 Overall, 5-11 Duals, 2-2 in Open Tournaments: Qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second straight year ... Started every dual meet at 157 pounds ... Went 2-2 in the MSU Open to begin the year, defeating Joe Clothier of Northern Illinois (Fall 1:02) and Mike Smith of Northern Illinois (Dec. 7-3) ... Posted dual wins over Mike Kadera of Wyoming (Dec. 3-0), Aaron Sulzer of Eastern Michigan (Dec. 5-4), Kyle Eason of West Virginia (Dec. 6-2), Mike Kent of Stanford (Fall 5:27) and Joe Grygelko of Minnesota (Dec. 3-1) ... Went 4-1 in the Big Ten Championships to place third ... Posted a 3-2 record at the NCAA Championships and was one win shy of earning All-America honors ... Defeated Andrew Sorenson of Iowa State ( Dec. 8-4), Bryce Saddoris of Navy (Fall 0:57) and Tejovan Edwards of Arizona State (Dec. 10-9) in the NCAA Championships.

2008-09 (Sophomore) 24-15 Overall, 9-6 Duals, 15-9 Open Tournaments: Posted a 9-6 dual record as the Spartans' starter at 157 pounds ... Began the season with a first-place finish at the MSU Open (11/9) in the freshman/sophomore division ... Went 4-1 at the Midlands Championships (12/29-30) before suffering an injury against No. 7 Michael Chandler of Missouri and took sixth place ... Recorded three consecutive wins over Big Ten opponents: No. 14 Tyler Safratowich (Dec. 7-6) of Minnesota (1/25), Ben Jordan (Dec. 7-3) of Wisconsin (1/30) and Iowa's (2/6) Matt Ballweg (Dec. 1-0) ... Went 2-2 at the Big Ten Championships (3/7-8), recording wins over Ballweg of Iowa (Dec. 5-4) and Tim Darling of Penn State (Fall, 2:31) to take seventh place ... Competed at the NCAA Championships (3/19-21) where he fell to No. 7 Adam Hall of Boise State (Dec. 9-7) and Northern Illinois' Bryan Deutsch (Fall, 1:11).

2007-08 (Freshman): Went 11-5 in the 149-pound class, and 2-2 at 157 ... Finished sixth at the EMU Open, going 4-2 ... Pinned Olivet's Nick Leon in 5:36 at the EMU Open ... Won two matches at the MSU Open, earning a 13-1 major decision against Edinboro's Ricky Saxton and pinning Kent State's Sli Bolstelman ... Took first place at the Cleveland State Open, going 4-0 and recording two falls and a major decision on the way ... Recorded a technical fall against Amer's Nick Pitas at the Midlands Championships ... Earned his first dual win against Ohio's Kevin Christensen, a 5-3 decision.

PREP: Won the 2007 Michigan Division 3 state title at 145 pounds with a perfect 47-0 record . . . placed third in the 2006 MHSAA state finals at 140 pounds, and third at 152 pounds at the 2006 FILA Cadet National Championships ... Wrestled at 125 his freshman year, 145 his sophomore year, 140 his junior year and back at 145 his senior year in high school, respectively ... Served as captain of his wrestling team all four years ... Compiled a 133-3 record in high school career, even with two seasons cut short by injuries ... Coached by Glen Washington of Kent State.

PERSONAL: Son of Anthony Jones and Temeke Manica...Mother played collegiate volleyball ... Born Aug. 15, 1989 ... Majoring in business and accounting ... Aspires to be a sports agent or sports doctor.

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