LC Wrestling Ranked 6th in Pre-Season NJCAA Poll
Lincoln College Wrestling’s 2011-2012 season seems to be picking up where 2010-2011 left off.
In the pre-season poll released yesterday the Lynx find themselves ranked 6th. In addition to the team rankings they have 7 individuals ranked in their respective weights. Leading the way are returning All-Americans Mark Marianovich (149 lbs.) and Michael Johnson (184 lbs.). Marianovich, a sophomore from Chicago, IL, and 4th last year, finds himself at the top of the list ranked #1 at 149 lbs. Johnson, a sophomore from Indianapolis, IN, and 7th last year, is ranked 2nd.
Adding to this list are Prentice Thomas (125 lbs.) Soph. from Carbondale, IL. is ranked 5th, Coy Davidson (133), Fresh. from Litchfield, IL. is ranked 12th, Ethan Raley (141), Fresh. form Nineveh, IN. is ranked 12th, Matt Dwyer (197), Fresh from South Beloit, IL. is ranked 7th and West Cathcart (Hwt), Fresh. from Geneseo, IL. is ranked 9th.
“I’m excited about our pre-season ranking” says Dave Klemm, Head Coach. “It’s nice to get some early recognition however it’s a long way from February 24th and the National Tournament. I believe these rankings will have some dramatic changes as the season progresses. This is a great starting point for us. We have a very talented team. With a lot of hard work and a little luck, I believe we can finish this high or higher.”
The Lynx will find out right away, what they are capable of when they travel to Mason City, IA this weekend to compete in the NIACC Open Tournament.