BY BRIAN WADDLE
Marcus Shrewsbury is one tough cookie. He’s also a pretty smart one, too.
Put them both together and you’re looking at a Division-I wrestling scholarship.
Thanks to taking care of business on and off the mat, Shrewsbury, a top-10 student at Crown Point and a standout wrestler as well, is headed to Northwestern University next year to continue his wrestling career.
Shrewsbury, the 189-pound state runner-up last season with a 41-2 record, picked the Big Ten Wildcats over North Carolina, Cornell, Penn and Michigan State.
“It’s a tough and long process, but what do you have to complain about?” said Shrewsbury, who got a 4.0 this past semester at Crown Point. “Obviously Northwestern is an academic-prestigious school. All the schools are strong academically, but what I like is it’s convenient and close to home. I just think it’s a great place to be.”
Shrewsbury, who has a career record of 105-20, caught the eyes of college coaches this past April at the Junior Nationals in Virginia Beach, Va., when he placed second at 189.
He plans on studying pre-law with hopes of working in corporate law or in a sports agency. Shrewsbury will join up with former Hobart standout Eric Galka, currently a freshman at Northwestern.
“I’m geared up for this season,” Shrewsbury said. “I’m looking to win the state title and be No. 1.”
Crown Point senior
Was 41-2 as a junior at 189 pounds, finishing as state runner-up
Placed second at the Junior Nationals in April
Has a 105-20 career record