MOUNT PLEASANT — Three freshmen will join the Central Michigan wrestling program as a part of its 2012 recruiting class this fall, head coach Tom Borrelli announced Tuesday.
Nick Becker (165) (Hartford, Wis./Hartford Union), Corey Keener (125) (Schuylkill Haven, Pa./Blue Mountain) and Austin Severn (184) (New Lothrop, Mich./New Lothrop)will join the Chippewas as they seek their 12th straight Mid-American Conference Championship as well as their 12th regular season title in 14 years.
Below are complete bios of the three student athletes.
Nick Becker … 165 … Hartford, Wis./Hartford Union 165-pound recruit finished career with a mark of 182-25 … claimed WIAA Division I 152 state championship senior season … placed at state four times … finished fourth as a freshman, third as a sophomore and fifth as a junior … finished fifth at the 2012 Flonationals … claimed championship at 2011 Asics Preseason Nationals … finished seventh in freestyle and Greco at 2011 Junior Nationals.
Corey Keener … 125 … Schuylkill Haven, Pa./Blue Mountain 126-pound recruit is a four-time Schuylkill league champion, four-time District 11 Class AA and four-time Northeast Regional Class AAA champion … won back-to-back PIA-AAA state championships, claiming the 126 pound title as a senior and 119-poundtitle as a junior … finished runner-up at 112 pounds a sophomore … placed at state four times with a fifth place as a freshman … holds Pennsylvania District II careers win record with 190 victories … two-time USA National Champion in both freestyle and Greco-Roman … only student-athlete in high school’s history to place four times at state championships … named a 126-pound All-American by InterMat.
Austin Severn … 184 … New Lothrop, Mich./New Lothrop 195-pound recruit is a two-time MHSAA state champion … went a perfect 61-0 as a junior en route to the Division 4 171-pound championship … claimed second-straight title as a senior, going 56-3 to claim 189-pound title … pinned all four opponents at 2012 state championships … finished runner up at 160 pounds as a sophomore … finished career with 188-27 record … named the 2012 Argus-Press Wrester of the year and to the All-Area wrestling squad.