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Wrestling Announces Award Winners at Team Banquet

Mike McClure

April 29, 2014

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Senior All-American Mike McClure earned Michigan State's Outstanding Wrestler Award at the team banquet, which was held last weekend at the Kellogg Center on the MSU campus.

McClure placed fifth at the NCAA Championships and finished the season with a 32-9 record. He closed his career ranked 17th all-time in Michigan State history with 104 career wins and ninth with 24 falls.

A complete list of the award winners is listed below:

Special Recognition Awards: outstanding support of MSU Wrestling
Kendall Stewart - athletic trainer
Chris Tyle - public address announcer
Bill Burghardt - wrestling strength coach

NCAA Qualifier Award
184 pounds - John Rizqallah
285 pounds - Mike McClure

Collin-Mikles Leadership Award
John Rizqallah

Commitment Award
Nick Kaczanowski, Robert Nash

Most Falls Award
Mike McClure (8)

Outstanding Freshman
Mitch Rogaliner, Javier Gasca

Most Exciting Wrestler Award
John Rizqallah, Mike McClure

Perseverance Award
Brenan Lyon, Robert Nash

Tom Muir Most Improved Award
Nick Trimble



Grady Peninger Scholastic Achievement Award
Joe Johnson (4.0 GPA)

Special Moment Award
The pivotal match at the Central Michigan dual (Garth Yenter lateraled Joe Roth to his back and went on to win the match 8-4 as MSU won the dual over the Chippewas)

Outstanding Wrestler Award
Mike McClure

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