MSU will tangle with Utah Valley, Ohio and Clarion on Saturday in Ypsilanti.
Three-time NCAA qualifier John Rizqallah named recipient of Outstanding Wrestler Award.
Sixty-eight Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
Joe Johnson is one of seven student-athletes in the Big Ten Conference (winter sports) to have a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average.
Mitch Rogaliner records a pin at 125 pounds for the Spartans.
2013-14 (Redshirt) 27-11 Overall, 0-0 Duals, 4-6 Open Tournaments: Named co-recipient of MSU's Outstanding Freshman Award . . . Placed second in the MSU Open including a 8-1 decision over Schuyler Phillips of Findlay . . . Placed third in the EMU open where he posted a 19-9 major decision over Michigan's Sean Boyle . . . Recorded two falls at the Mott Open against Zach Goodman of Bowling Green and Cameron Price of the Cincinnati club . . . Placed second in the Wisconsin Open, posting a fall of 1:02 against Chris Maier of Harper College . . . Placed second at the Flash Flanagan Open with two major decisions . . . Placed first at the Alma Open following a fall (7:00) by Aaron Assad of Purdue . . . Placed fourth at the Edinboro Open with one major decision over Nathan Tomasello of Ohio State (14-5).
Prep: Ranked the No. 6 recruit in the state by MichiganGrappler.com ... Won three high school state titles ... Won his second straight state Division 1 title his senior year at 112 pounds ... Went 46-2 overall as a junior and won the Division 1 state title at 112 pounds after defeating Ben Griffin of Canton in the championship match, 9-5 ... Went 56-3 his sophomore year and finished runner-up at 103 pounds ... Posted a 50-7 record as a freshman and won the Division 1 state title at 103 pounds ... Four-year letterwinner for head coach Kevin Vogel at Temperance Bedford High School.
Personal: Kinesiology major.