QUICK HITS: True freshman . . . is one of only 24 wrestlers in Indiana state history to win three state titles (2008 at 135, 2009 at 152, 2010 at 160) . . . collected an overall record of 159-12 during his high school career.
2010-11 NOTES: Has a 16-13 NCAA record . . . started 10 duals (5-5) . . . has three falls . . . placed sixth at the Big Ten Championships (2-3 record) . . . upset No. 20 Brandon Zeerip in dual against the Wolverines on Feb. 18 . . . pinned Jackson Morse of Illinois in 4:40 to help MSU defeat Illinois in the dual on Jan. 30 . . . in his first career dual, defeated West Virginia's Ryan Goodman, 5-2 . . . won three matches wrestling unattached at the Midlands Championships . . . placed second in the freshman/sophomore division of the Eastern Michigan Open on Nov. 6.
PREP: Named the No. 68 overall recruit in the nation, according to ESPN RISE Magazine ... Three-time Indiana state champion (2010 at 160 pounds, 2009 at 152 pounds, 2008 at 135 pounds) ... Became just the fifth wrestler from Northwest Indiana and the 24th wrestler in state history to win three state titles ... Went 42-0 his senior season and 49-0 his junior season ... Posted a 33-4 record while winning the 2008 state title at 135 pounds ... Placed seventh in the state championships as a freshman, going 35-8 ... Was the first four-time state place winner in Portage High School history ... Collected an overall record of 159-12 during his high school career ... Named a team captain all four years ... Also a multiple-time freestyle and Greco state champion ... 2008 Cadet Freestyle All-American.
PERSONAL: Son of Thattus and Susan McMurray ... Born Feb. 17, 1992 ... Criminal justice major ... Lists his biggest wrestling influence at Bill Hawkins.
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