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    Junior Bubba Jenkins said he will likely redshirt for the 2009-2010 season, pushing his final year of eligibility back to the 2010-2011 campaign.

    Jenkins said he and the coaching staff discussed redshirting this season, but because he did wrestle, the coaching staff felt he should redshirt the following year.

    "It's absolutely what I want to do," he said Tuesday in a telephone interview. "I wanted to last year but they thought it'd be better if I wrestled. I did it, and I had a pretty successful year up until the postseason."

    The 149-pound wrestler has been injured for the majority of the season -- sitting out for seven of the eight Big Ten dual meets with an ankle sprain.

    In the NCAA Tournament last weekend, Jenkins said he was plagued by back spasms, causing him to lose two consecutive matches and end his season going 0-2 at nationals.

    As he was lying in bed of his hotel room in St. Louis watching television the night before the first round of NCAAs, Jenkins said his back would start to spasm for 10 to 12 minutes at a time. After about a three-minute break, it would start to spasm up again.

    Athletic trainer Dan Monthley gave Jenkins heat for his back, and Jenkins said his back felt well enough to wrestle. However, in the first round of the tournament, up 6-1 on Matt Fittery, Jenkins was scrambling when his back "started to go crazy."


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    Hope he comes back better then ever. At this point, he's the preseason favorite for NCAA champion at 149 in 2009-2010.
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    Not to quibble but it'd be 2010-2011. I'd also wonder whether or not he would come back at 149 or head up to 157 after the redshirt year.

    Guy had a hell of a time with injuries this year. Had ice on his shoulder after every match at National Duals, busted the ankle against Walpole, then had back issues flare up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    Not to quibble but it'd be 2010-2011. I'd also wonder whether or not he would come back at 149 or head up to 157 after the redshirt year.

    Guy had a hell of a time with injuries this year. Had ice on his shoulder after every match at National Duals, busted the ankle against Walpole, then had back issues flare up.
    No way he's at 149. Molinaro 149, Bubba 157.
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    Red shirt should help him get healthy. I agree 157 is probably where he will end up.
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    I think part of Sunderlands issue this year was the fact he didn't recognize all of his middle weights were forcing the weight cut to the detriment of their capability. Strayer should have been 141, Molinaro 149, Jenkins 157 and Vallimont 165. Had they started the season at those weights, all 4 four would have AA'd. Add in Quenton Wright's pleasant surprise and you have 5 out 5.
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