Marion Military Institute Team Press Releases

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 the next event and after a slow start in the 125-lb. weight class, the tigers were able to take control of the match and claim a 37 to 10 victory. Individual winners for Marion were: DeAnthony Smith (133-lb), Xenepher Austin (141-lb.), Michael Giorgio (149-lb.), Josh McCoy (157-lb.), Marvin Lawrence, Jr. (165-lb.), Khalid McGee (184-lb.), and Michael Mullen (285-lb.).

The last event of the night pitted the home Tigers against the Auburn University Tigers' Club Wrestling Team, coached by MMI alum Terry Long. Marion completed a sweep of each weight class and took the 59 to 0 victory. Individual winners for Marion were: Jordan Goodwin (125-lb.), DeAnthony Smith (133-lb.), Xenepher Austin (141-lb.), Michael Giorgio (149-lb.), Josh McCoy (157-lb.), Marvin Lawrence, Jr. (165-lb.), Kevin Koch (174-lb.), Khalid McGee (184-lb), Logan Sherrill (197-lb.), Mark Howard (235-lb.), and Joel Wyman (285-lb.). The Marion squad will travel to Dalton, Georgia this weekend to compete in the NCWA National Duals. The tournament will be held at the North Georgia Convention Center with competition starting Friday afternoon at 4:00pm. Tournament information can be downloaded at www.ncwa.net


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02/10/2009
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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
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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....

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03/21/2011
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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), ....