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Crown Point’s Shrewsbury picks Northwestern for wrestling

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.”

COLLEGE WRESTLING

Marcus Shrewsbury
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

 

 

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