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Magic Grapplers Cap Record-Setting Season at NJCAA Tournament
February 25, 2008
St. Louis Community College-Meramec returned from the recent National Junior College Athletic Association Wrestling Tournament in
Freshmen Aaron Senzee (
The Magic earned a second place team finish with 117.5 points, and Coach Ron Mirikitani was named National Coach of the Year.
For Senzee, the title did not come easily. His opponent, David Greenwald of Iowa Central, established a 5-0 lead in the first period, nearly pinning Senzee. In January at the National Duals, Greenwald pinned Senzee in just 22 seconds. This time, however, the Meramec grappler battled back, scoring seven unanswered points and holding on for a 7-6 victory.
Jones was deadlocked 4-4 heading into sudden death overtime against Chad Friend of Muskegon College. Jones scored a takedown for a 6-4 victory. Winn battled hometown hero Nathan Clements of
The three also earn All-America status along with teammates Bobby Conn at 157(Marquette), Miles Bolin at 125 (Ft. Zumwalt West), Donald Woods (McCluer North) at 165, and Dirk Hurrin (
The second-place team finish, three individual champions and seven All-Americans are single-season school records.