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2019-20 Early Lineup Look: Michigan


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With all of the early lineup looks that TOM has featured this summer, we have yet to hit one of the big boys. The blue blood programs, you traditional NCAA trophy contenders. We may as well start with Big Blue themselves, the Michigan Wolverines. Michigan is led by second-year head coach Sean Bormet, who guided his alma mater to a 13-1 dual record and a fifth-place finish at the 2019 NCAA Championships. The previous year the school shared the NCAA’s fourth-place trophy with NC State before the retirement of then-head coach Joe McFarland. Three Wolverine grapplers earned All-American honors in 2019 and all of them finished third. Two of them return in 2019-20 along with a previous AA and three other national qualifiers. More than any other team we have previewed thus far, Michigan has a handful of decisions that could impact their lineup for the upcoming season. Some are weight-related, others related to international competition, while one may even combine both. Depending on who Bormet unveils for the postseason, Michigan could be again challenging for a top-five placement nationally or possibility a slight drop off. 

Previous “Early Lineup Looks”


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125: Drew Mattin (Junior; Delta, OH)

         Austin Assad (Redshirt Senior; Northfield, OH)

         Kurt McHenry (Freshman; Leesburg, VA)

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