Ohio University Announces its 2011 Recruiting Class
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Ohio Wrestling added six newcomers to its stable of student-athletes, the program announced Wednesday afternoon. Five student-athletes have achieved state titles and all have placed in their various state tournaments multiple times. Combined with its fall class, the recruiting class projects to cover most of the weight classes on the roster and includes many talented wrestlers and academic achievements.
?We are extremely excited to welcome this class to Ohio,? said Ohio head coach Joel Greenlee. ?This is an outstanding group of student-athletes and it is one of the finest our staff has ever assembled. This group is really exciting from the perspective of, not only the obvious athletic talent, but from the perspective of the type of students and quality young men we have recruited. Collegiate wrestling success starts with a commitment and dedication to the classroom and to the sport and that is exactly what this group exudes. They will all be fantastic additions to, not only Ohio Wrestling, but the University as well.?
Tyler Heminger (119)- Galion Northmor, OH (2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 1st) ? He is a four-time state finalist and capped off a terrific senior year with an Ohio state title?He is a two-time conference Wrestler of the Year, 2010 Central District Division III Wrestler of the Year and 2011 Central District Wrestler of the Year?He finished with an outstanding 190-16 career record, which is a Galion Northmor High School record and lands him in the top 20 in Ohio High School History for most wins?Heminger is projected to wrestle either the 125 or 133 lb. weight classes for Ohio.
Keith Johnson (189) ? Dover, OH (7th, 3rd) ? Johnson is a three-time state entrant and two-time Ohio state place winner, after placing third as a senior?He finished his career with a 146-24 record and is Dover?s career wins and takedowns leader, while being a two-year team captain?He is projected to wrestle at the 184 lb. weight class for Ohio.
Tyler and Keith will be joined by Nick Goebel (Elmwood, OH), Spartak Chino (Wheaton, IL), Cody Rodgers (Mechanicsburg, OH), and Marshal Willet (Brecksville, OH) to complete this years spring recruiting class.
This group will join Ohio?s five newcomers that were announced in the fall: Garret Garness (Hayfield, Minn.), Daniel Mirman (Wadsworth, Ohio), Zach Rohr (145) (Hastings, Minn.), Andrew Romanchik (Independence, Ohio) and Cody Walters (160) (Macedonia, Ohio).
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