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Marion Military Institute Team Press Releases

MMI WRESTLERS STAY IN TOP FIVE GOING INTO SEMESTER BREAK

12/08/2007 -
“We think we have the right chemistry and talent this year to make another run at the national championship. With Cee-Jay Hamilton (2006-2007 National Champion) and two wrestlers who earned All-American honors back from last year's team to lead the new freshman, Marion should be able to better last year's mark.” Those words were spoken earlier this year by Jim Hazewinkel, one of MMI's wrestling coaches regarding the upcoming 2007-2008 season. Coach Jim and his brother Dave may be right on the mark this year about their chances to improve on last year's 5th place finish at the NCWA National Tournament.
Marion currently holds the #5 slot going into the Christmas break with sophomore Cee-Jay Hamilton holding the #2 spot after having held the #1 ranking until last week. The only other wrestler breaking into the top 20 is Ben Canning, a freshman from Maryland. The tiger’s last competition saw Darton College take a 30-20 decision. MMI wrestlers that finished in first place were: Cee-Jay Hamilton (125 lbs), Ben Canning (133 lbs), Derrick Lucas (149 lbs), Dante Graham (157 lbs), and Max Elvrom (165 lbs).
This year's team includes a total of thirty-two wrestlers which include twelve returning wrestlers and twenty incoming freshman. Top freshmen include Ben Canning (Maryland State Champion) and Alabama State Champions Adam Beavers (Oak Grove, AL), Ben Jones (Oak Grove, AL), and Chase Bryan (Ashville, AL). Other newcomers who should make a significant contribution to this year's team are: Dante Graham (Florida HS State Runner-up), Terry Long (HS State Runner-up from Bessemer, AL) and Derrick Lucas (Alabama HS State Runner-up), and Mark Massay (Virginia HS State Runner-up). MMI’s next competition will come at the Lone Star Duals in Dallas, Texas

MMI WRESTLERS STAY IN TOP FIVE GOING INTO SEMESTER BREAK

12/08/2007
“We think we have the right chemistry and talent this year to make another run at the national championship. With Cee-Jay Hamilton (2006-2007 National Champion) and two wrestlers who earned All-American honors back from last year's team to lead the new freshman, Marion should be able to b....

MMI Ready for 2008-2009 Season

10/23/2008
MARION,AL (10/22/08) - The last two seasons, the Marion Military Institute (MMI) wrestling team has finished the season #5 at the NCWA National Tournament. With the 2008-2009 season already underway, Marion’s coaches Jim and Dave Hazewinkel seem excited about the new season and are looki....

MMI Takes First at University of Georgia Tournament

02/10/2009
Marion Military Institute was one of twelve schools that competed at the University of Georgia Tournament this past weekend. Not only did Marion take home the First Place trophy but they also had a wrestler place in every weight class, a first in school history. MMI finished with 85 poin....

Wrestlers Place at The Roman Open

11/18/2010
ROME,GA. - The MMI wrestlers traveled to Rome, Georgia this past weekend to compete in The Roman Open on the campus of Shorter University. The tournament was held at The Forum and included over 180 wrestlers from both the NAIA and NCWA. Central Baptist, Baker University and Shorter repre....

MMI Places 3rd at UCF Open

11/22/2010
ORLANDO, FL. - The MMI wrestlers traveled to Orlando, Florida this past weekend to participate in the University of Central Florida Duals and Open Tournament. The duals took place Friday evening with Marion winning one of three. The tigers lost to Sierra Communiy College and The Apprenti....

Westerman and Bailey Hold Top Two Spots in NCWA 141-lb. Weight Class!

12/23/2010
Sophomore Brandon Westerman and newcomer Trevor Bailey hold the top two positions in the 141-lb weight class in the latest National Collegiate Wrestling Association's (NCWA) rankings. Westerman, a native of Powder Springs, GA., was the Southeastern Conference Champion, NCWA National Runne....

Marion Wrestlers Compete at 14th Annual Lone Star Duals

01/19/2011
The MMI wrestling team travelled to Grand Prairie, Texas this past weekend to participate in the 14th Annual Hilton Arlington Lone Star Duals. The tigers competed against two NCAA Division II schools (Ouachita Baptist and the University of Nebraska-Kearney), an NAIA school (Wayland Baptis....

Marion Wrestlers Complete Sweep at Prattville High School Collegiate Tri-Match

01/25/2011
PRATTVILLE, AL - Prattville High School (Prattville, Alabama) hosted a tri-match between host school Marion Military Institute, Darton College, and Auburn University last Friday night. Darton and Auburn wrestled first with Darton taking a 37 to 6 victory. MMI faced Darton College in th....

Marion Wrestlers Participate in NCWA's 612 Project

02/05/2011
The Marion Military Institute wrestlers are participating in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association's (NCWA) newest initiative, the 612 project. Jim Giunta, President of the NCWA, has challenged the members of the association to participate in a food drive for the Dalton, Georgia n....

Marion Wrestlers Finish in 5th Place at NCWA National Duals!

01/31/2011
The MMI wrestlers finished 5th at the NCWA National Duals Tournament behind California Baptist University (student population 4,700), University of Central Florida (student population 56, 235), Grand Valley State University (student population 24, 541), and The Apprentice School (student....

Marion Wrestlers Capture University of Georgia Tournament

02/15/2011
ATHENS, GA - The MMI wrestlers captured the University of Georgia Tournament this past weekend in a competition that saw twelve schools represented. Marion scored 163 points to outdistance them from Southeastern Conference foe University of Central Florida who finished with 132 points. M....

Marion Wrestlers Prepare for Southeastern Conference Tournament

02/25/2011
Marion, AL - The Marion Military Institute wrestlers will travel to Jacksonville, Florida this weekend to compete in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association's (NCWA) Southeastern Conference Tournament. Flagler Palm Coast High School will host the tournament, a qualifying event for t....

MMI Wrestlers Finish 2nd at SEC Tournament

03/02/2011
Jacksonville, Florida - The MMI wrestlers competed in the NCWA Southeastern Conference Tournament this past weekend and were narrowly defeated by the University of Central Florida with just four points separating the two schools. Mercer University finished third with the University of Flo....

Marion Military - Westerman Takes National Title

03/21/2011
Macon, GA. - Sophomore Brandon Westerman, a native of Powdersprings, Georgia, won the National Collegiate Wrestling Association's (NCWA) 141-lb. weight class this past weekend at the NCWA National Tournament and is now a two-time NCWA All-American. Westerman defeated Kendall Albert from K....

Five Marion Wrestlers named NCWA Academic All-Americans

03/29/2011
Marion, AL - The National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) has named the following MMI wrestlers to the 2011 NCWA Academic All-American Team: Austin Souders (Coppell, Texas), Michael Giorgio (Leesport, Pennsylvania), Steven Sattler (New Baltimore, MI), Joel Wyman (Springfield, MO), ....