MOUNT PLEASANT - Three freshmen will join the Central Michigan wrestling program as a part of its 2012 recruiting class this fall, head coach Tom Borrelli announced Tuesday.
Nick Becker (165) (Hartford, Wis./Hartford Union), Corey Keener (125) (Schuylkill Haven, Pa./Blue Mountain) and Austin Severn (184) (New Lothrop, Mich./New Lothrop) will join the Chippewas as they seek their 12th straight Mid-American Conference Championship as well as their 12th regular season title in 14 years.
Below are complete bios of the three student athletes.
Nick Becker ... 165 ... Hartford,
No. 12 ranked 165-pound recruit in the country by InterMat
Finished career with a mark of 182-25 ... claimed WIAA Division I 152 state championship senior season ... placed at state four times ... finished fourth as a freshman, third as a sophomore and fifth as a junior ... finished fifth at the 2012 Flonationals ... claimed championship at 2011 Asics Preseason Nationals ... finished seventh in freestyle and Greco at 2011 Junior Nationals.
Corey Keener ... 125 ... Schuylkill Haven,
No. 19 126-pound recruit in the country by InterMat
Four-time Schuylkill league champion, four-time District 11 Class AA and four-time Northeast Regional Class AAA champion ... won back-to-back PIA-AAA state championships, claiming the 126 pound title as a senior and 119-pound title as a junior ... finished runner-up at 112 pounds a sophomore ... placed at state four times with a fifth place as a freshman ... holds Pennsylvania District II careers win record with 190 victories ... two-time USA National Champion in both freestyle and Greco-Roman ... only student-athlete in high school's history to place four times at state championships ... named a 126-pound All-American by InterMat.
Austin Severn ... 184 ... New Lothrop,
No. 12 195-pound recruit in the country by InterMat
Two-time MHSAA state champion ... went a perfect 61-0 as a junior en route to the Division 4 171-pound championship ... claimed second-straight title as a senior, going 56-3 to claim 189-pound title ... pinned all four opponents at 2012 state championships ... finished runner up at 160 pounds as a sophomore ... finished career with 188-27 record ... named the 2012 Argus-Press Wrester of the year and to the All-Area wrestling squad.