Spartan Wrestling Signs Christian Pagdilao, Bringing Class to Four
Jan. 15, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State wrestling head coach Tom Minkel announced on Tuesday the signing of Christian Pagdilao (Corona, Calif./Corona Santiago) to a National Letter of Intent, bringing the 2013-14 recruiting class to four student-athletes. Pagdilao will be joined by Javier Gasca (Kingsburg, Calif./Kingsburg), Josh Pennell (St. Johns, Mich./St. Johns), and Mitch Rogaliner (Temperance, Mich./Temperance Bedford) who each signed a NLI in November.
"This is an outstanding group of young men," Minkel said. "Not only are they exceptional athletes but they are all very good students. They are men of great character and were exactly what we were looking for as we head into the future."
Christian Pagdilao - 149/157 pounds - Corona, Calif./ Corona Santiago
Minkel on Pagdilao: "Christian has had a lot of success in high school because he is fundamentally very sound. He is a great athlete and has exceptional wrestling skills and a great work ethic. We are excited about him joining our program."
A look back at the three other signees:
Javier Gasca - 133 pounds - Kingsburg, Calif./Kingsburg
Josh Pennell - 141 pounds - St. Johns, Mich./St. Johns
Ranked the No. 5 recruit in the state by MichiganGrappler.com ... Division 2 state runner-up in 2011 and 2009 ... Placed third in the state as a sophomore ... Placed third at the 2011 Junior Greco All-American Tournament ... Was runner-up at the 2011 FILA Cadet Freestyle Nationals ... Finished fourth at the 2010 Cadet Freestyle All-American Tournament ... Was the runner-up at the 2010 Cadet Greco Nationals ... Is projected to wrestle at 141/149 for the Spartans.
Mitch Rogaliner - 125 pounds - Temperance, Mich./Temperance Bedford
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