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BGSU end of the Season Review

04/08/2012 -
Bowling Green started with 15 talented young athletes entering the season and wrestled well though not quite the season we had hoped for. in 2012-13 we see a lot of promising things to come. The school is moving toward more fully funding the program next year! Were looking to actually have our own mats, score clocks, scales, and more. But before I talk about next season let's wrap up this season.as the season went on we had a few injuries and a couple of kids went ineligible. So we continued to adjust our roster and try to pick up the pieces. We ended up having two season ending injuries which put our hopes to compete at National Duals to the end. So we gathered what we had and took 5 guys down to Dalton,GA to compete at the Nationals Duals. I thought we were the only team going through this, but apparently Cincinnati and Toledo University were seeing similar problems. We lost some close matches to a few teams, but we ended up coming out on top for our final match with a 24-23 win over our arch rival Toledo. While the match was mostly forfeits back and forth, it's still nice to say we capped it off with a win over a rival. We ended up sending only 3 men and 2 women to conference. Women didn't have to compete at conference, so therefore automatically qualified for the Nationals Tournament. Our 3 men (Ben Bembry, Jeff Smith, and Michael Webber) did alright, but came up just short of automatically qualifying. Michael and Jeff both wrestled at 133 and Ben wrestled at 197. Michael and Jeff finish the day off wrestling each other for 9th and 10th place, in which Michael came out on top with a pin in the 3rd period. Michael & Jeff both received emails asking them to wrestle at the 2012 NCWA Nationals. I think NCWA decided to extend 133 brackets this year, there were alot of extra wrestlers in their weight class. Anyways, Nationals this year was in Daytona Beach, Fl where I heard no complaints from the guys of course. Jeff went 1-2, he won his second match catching a kid with a head and arm and then lost his third match because he got caught with the same move. Michael went 0-2, just wasn't able to get on top in the match with a very close lost at the end. Both had very tough seeded kids with not doing very well at Conference.

From the women's side: I thought they both wrestled very well. Our women wrestlers were Sam Decker 130 and Christine Smith 121. Sam is a freshmen with no prior experience. She's a tough wrestler and will push you to the wall. She has a lot of fight in her, just needs more experience. She went 0-2 this year, but I believe that this certainly does not represent how good this girl is. She was dominating her second match only to get stuck at the end of the match. This freshmen will come on strong next year. Christine Smith is a Sophomore with a little more experience than others with wrestling over at Wade HS. She went 1-2 in the biggest weight class there at Nationals with 12 girls. She like Sam got caught and got pinned at the end of a match. She didn't reach her goals, certainly knows what needs to be done in order to succeed next year. Both Sam and Christine both are working on expanding the women's program here in Ohio which looks to continue to expand next year with a few more women.

Next year Looks to be very good, with several HS students checking out our program. We are working on restructuring the program in order to offer students more group workouts and team events. Past students we exhausted of wrestling week in and week out. So we are going to continue to have a complete schedule, just with a few more breaks in the schedule in order to allow students to connect outside of wrestling. I've also received emails about the women's program, it looks to add a few more people to their roster next year. One new things we are working on is having wrestling practice next year on campus, and holding all meets on campus. Finally BGSU Wresting will be back on Campus were it belongs.

Wrestling underway at BGSU

10/26/2005
By Ryan Autullo BG News ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR October 03, 2005 Dan Mundrick breathed extremely heavily and pleaded for a drink of water. He even contemplated vomiting. And he couldn’t have been happier. Mundrick, a junior at BGSU, was one of 12 students at the club wrestli....

GVSU Wins 2007 North Central Conference Championships

02/27/2007
Defending 2006 NCWA National Champion, Grand Valley State University, host of the 2007 North Central Conference Championships, won the NCC crown with a total of 217.5 points, a margin of 73 points over second place Mott Community College. Mott made a strong showing at second with 144.5 ....

BGSU Wrestling News Vol. 1

03/14/2007
BGSU WRESTLING NEWS Vol. I Bowling Green, Ohio November 2006 We are delighted to report the ongoing rebirth of wrestling at Bowling Green State University as the BGSU Wrestling Club continues in its second season. The team has eleven competitions scheduled for 2006-2007, culmi....

BGSU Wrestling News Vol. 2

03/14/2007
BGSU WRESTLING NEWS Vol. 2 Bowling Green, Ohio January 2007 Following our initial Newsletter which provided an overview of the NCWA and the BGSU Wrestling Club, the purpose of this, our second Newsletter, is to bring you up to date on this season BGSU started off with the Musk....

BGSU Wrestling News Vol. 3

03/14/2007
BGSU WRESTLING NEWS Vol. 3 Bowling Green, Ohio March 07 On February 24, 2007, the BGSU Wrestling Team traveled to Grand Valley State University to compete in the 2007 NCWA North Central Conference Championships. The top eight wrestlers in each weight class at the NCC Championshi....

NCC's GVSU Repeats as NCWA National Champion

03/19/2007
North Central Conference’s GVSU Repeats as NCWA National Champion North Central Conference Champion, Grand Valley State University, was crowned for the second consecutive year, as the NCWA National Champion at the NCWA National Championships held in Dallas, Texas, March 8-10, 2007. ....

GVSU WINS DUALS CHAMPIONSHIP

01/16/2008
Seven NCWA teams invited to compete in the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals traveled to Cedar Falls, Iowa on January 12 and 13, 2008 for one of college wrestling’s premier events. The tournament was held at the UNI Dome on the University of Northern Iowa’s campus, and involved over 80 tea....

Bowling Green State Finishes Regular Season on Positive Note

02/27/2008
BGSU was able to put together good performances in back to back weekends to conclude the regular season on a high note. On February 10th the Falcons participated in the University of Toledo Duals going up against an all Ohio line up of teams from Ohio State, University of Dayton, Clevel....

BGSU Wrestling still going strong

01/28/2010
While the program got off to slow start this year with a few front office changes, the program is still going strong. The roster filled with some very talented freshman. The only real gaps in the roster this year are at 125 and heavy weight. Returning wrestlers are Josh Paulus at 165, Jerr....

Good Finsh for BG, and looking good for next year

03/29/2010
Upon all that has happened this year, it couldn't of ended with a better result. With the program seeming to be in disarray at the beginning of the year, no one expected the program to stay around. Two Students were left with the wheel to the program and pretty much a dear in the headlight....

BGSU end of the Season Review

04/08/2012
Bowling Green started with 15 talented young athletes entering the season and wrestled well though not quite the season we had hoped for. in 2012-13 we see a lot of promising things to come. The school is moving toward more fully funding the program next year! Were looking to actually have....