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Northern Michigan University - OTC Prevails at U23

10/22/2017, 7:45pm EDT
By Steven Richardson

Northern Michigan University - OTC Prevails at U23

The Northern Michigan Universities Greco Roman Olympic Training team flew under the radar quietly entering 39 wrestlers in the U-23 National Qualifier October 7th & 8th in Minnesota. 

Northern Michigan Prevails at U23

Northern Michigan Universities Greco Roman Olympic Training team flew under the radar quietly entering 39 wrestlers in the U-23 National Qualifier October 7th & 8th in Minnesota.  This event serves as the only US qualifying event for the Under 23 World Championships early next year.  A new format for International Wrestling. 

Coach Robert Hermann has been the head of the program since 2010 after serving as Navy’s head wrestling coach since 1983.  “The future is bright in our room.  We’re looking for the best wresters in the country.”

Of the 39 competitors that represented Northern Michigan University at the U23, 14 placed in the top four with (4) wrestlers earning the chance to represent the United States at the World Championships in Greco Roman. 

“We have one main goal for our wrestlers, to help Junior and Senior competitors make World and Olympic teams while earning placements and championships.”  Said Coach Hermann.

“While we have many great competitors dedicated athletes, Dalton Roberts from Fowlerville, MI has been a leader on and off the mat representing our program with a work ethic that defines our program and proves that sacrifice pays off.  We fully expect him to win Gold at the U-23 Worlds.”

Barrett Stanghill is another example of how hard works pays off.  “Barrett has been in our room for three years, most recently working our non stop for 5 weeks to earn a spot on the U23 World Team.”

Next up for Coach Hermann and his team a brief tour in Sweden October 25th – November 6th and the annual Dave Schultz Memorial October 31st – November 3rd, then a stop in Russia in early December.

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