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Bubba Gritter
Position: Heavyweight
Weight: 285
Year: Senior
Hometown: Grandville, Mich.
High School: Grandville HS
Bubba Gritter
Courtesy: Associated Press
Release: 12/11/2006
Two-time All-American at heavyweight … two-time MAC champion … fifth-place finish at the 2007 NCAA Championships is the highest finish for a  heavyweight at nationals in school history … just the second heavyweight in CMU history to earn All-America honors.

2007-08: Finished seventh at the NCAA Championships to earn All-America honors ... won second consecutive MAC title with 4-1 decision over Kent State’s Jermail Porter … finished 5-0 in MAC duals … named MAC Wrestler of the Week after pinning both of his opponents as CMU defeated No. 16 Hofstra and No. 13 Edinboro on Jan. 13 … recorded 100th career victory in semifinals at MAC Championships … placed fifth at both Reno and Midlands ... earned NWCA all-academic honors.

2006-07: Placed fifth at NCAA Championships to earn All-America honors … advanced to semifinals at national tournament … defeated No. 12 seed Wade Sauer (Fullerton), 9-6, in fifth-place match … won first MAC title at heavyweight … named team’s Chick Sherwood Award winner … shared Most Improved Wrestler award with Mike Miller … finished runner-up at Reno Tournament of Champions … advanced to semifinals at Midlands before placing fourth … named MAC Wrestler of the Week after posting back-to-back wins over then-No. 9 Omar Maktabi (Michigan), fall at 6:48, and then-No. 2 Mark Ellis (Missouri), 8-3 … ranked second on team with 32 victories … entered NCAA Championships ranked No. 2 nationally … selected to NWCA All-Academic team.

2005-06: Placed third at MAC Championships … qualified for World Team Trials after finishing fifth at Senior Nationals … ranked as high as No. 12 nationally by W.I.N. Magazine … finished 4-1 in MAC duals … placed sixth at Reno Tournament of Champions … advanced to semifinals at Reno before dropping to the consolation bracket … opened season with a third-place finish at MSU Open.

2004-05: Finished 23-7 … claimed heavyweight title at Edinboro Open … placed second at Eastern Michigan Open … placed third at Michigan State Open and tied for third at Northern Iowa Open … won two matches at the Michigan State Open before falling to teammate and top-seed Bill Stouffer in semis … rebounded to win consolation bracket, including fall in 21 seconds in consolation semis.

2003-04: Redshirted … wrestled unattached … posted a 12-3 record … placed second in the Muskegon Open … took third in the Cleveland State Open … took fifth in the Ashland Open and the Edinboro Open.

High School: Won three state titles … took fourth at high school senior nationals … three-time conference champion … helped lead his team to the state finals in senior year … posted a 169-17 career record … all-state defensive lineman … twice earned all-conference honors in football … lettered four times in wrestling and three in football.

Personal: Majoring in physical education and minoring in business … caries a 3.10 grade-point average … son of Glenn and Jan Gritter … born February 20, 1984.