TheMat.com Profiles Franklin Gomez
Jan. 20, 2010
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Craig Sesker of USA Wrestling and TheMat.com recently caught up with MSU senior wrestler Franklin Gomez. Gomez is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation and captured the NCAA title at 133 pounds last season.
Ask Michigan State coach Tom Minkel what he is looking for in an ideal college wrestler and he will provide an immediate response.
Gomez is more than just a returning NCAA champion wrestler.
"Franklin Gomez is the total package - and a lot more," Minkel said. "He's a great person. He's an honor student. He's very involved with his church. He's a student of the sport. He's a hard worker. He's humble. He's fun to be around. If you are looking for the perfect, grounded, well-rounded student-athlete, it's Franklin Gomez.
"We're really happy he's part of the family here."
Gomez is just as proud of what he's done off the wrestling mat as what he's done on it.
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