Meet the Freshmen: 2022-23 Michigan Wrestling

The Michigan wrestling program welcomed a category of eight freshmen in 2022-23. Now greater than per week into the tutorial yr, they’re getting settled into life in Ann Arbor. Study extra concerning the Wolverine newcomers, how they bought to Michigan and what they carry on and off the mat.

Jack Cummings | 197 Kilos | Wilmette, In poor health.

Meet the Freshmen: 2022-23 Michigan Wrestling

Q. What attracted you to Michigan?

A. The mix between lecturers and athletes is the most effective within the nation.

Q. How did you first get entangled in wrestling?

A. I began wrestling in second grade after my soccer coach advisable it to my dad and mom.

Q. What do you want about Michigan/Ann Arbor from what you’ve got seen up to now?

A. The sport day environment is nothing like I’ve skilled earlier than.

Q. What do you take pleasure in if you’re not wrestling?

A. Taking part in chess and fantasy soccer.

Favourite childhood TV present… Phineas and Ferb

Favourite film… High Gun

Favourite topic at school… Math

Favourite superhero… Thor

Responsible pleasure… Cookie dough ice cream

Favourite factor to do with household… Film evening

Most embarrassing tune in your playlist… Women Simply Need to Have Enjoyable

Ira Jenkins | Heavyweight | Whitehall, Mich.

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Q. What attracted you to Michigan?

A. I used to be drawn to Michigan for a number of causes. Michigan has among the greatest tutorial applications within the nation, so it doesn’t matter what main I ended up pursuing it will be prime tier. The wrestling program spoke for itself, everybody trains with a get-after-it angle, everybody helps one another and desires to win, the assist for this system was not like wherever else I might visited, so I knew that with my objectives that was for certain the surroundings I wished to place myself in. The NROTC program at Michigan was an enormous issue, too, as with this I knew I might be capable of obtain my objectives in wrestling with top-of-the-line applications within the nation and on the similar time pursue my lifelong aim of turning into a fighter pilot.

Q. How did you first get entangled in wrestling?

A. I used to be launched to wrestling by my dad once I was fairly younger. I wasn’t too into it till about third grade, then I began taking coaching extra significantly and went from there.

Q. What do you want about Michigan/Ann Arbor from what you’ve got seen up to now?

A. Michigan and Ann Arbor, from what I’ve seen up to now, is a superb place to be. The individuals are cool. There’s loads of enjoyable stuff to do. Joe’s Pizza is a go-to on Saturday nights. Now I simply must discover a couple fishing spots.

Q. What do you take pleasure in if you’re not wrestling?

A. Once I’m not wrestling I take pleasure in looking, fishing, enjoying guitar, enjoying piano, engaged on vehicles, drawing, portray, listening to music and spending time with associates or household

Favourite childhood TV present… Thomas the Prepare

Favourite film… Interstellar

Favourite topic at school… Artwork

Favourite superhero… Deadpool

Responsible Pleasure… German chocolate cake

Favourite factor to do with household… Fishing or boating

Most embarrassing tune in your playlist… No remark

Nathan Jerore | 141 Kilos | Woodhaven, Mich.

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Q. What attracted you to Michigan?

A. I used to be drawn to Michigan due to the wonderful wrestling, teaching and alternatives for achievement that the varsity offers.

Q. How did you first get entangled in wrestling?

A. My dad and mom signed me up for wrestling once I was youthful in a neighborhood wrestling membership.

Q. What do you want about Michigan/Ann Arbor from what you’ve got seen up to now?

A. I really like the varsity spirit of Ann Arbor and assist for athletics that they supply, and there are a variety of nice eating places and locations in A2.

Q. What do you take pleasure in if you’re not wrestling?

A. Once I’m not wrestling, I wish to learn sports activities and mindset books, and play disc golf, however I actually love figuring out even once I’m not wrestling.

Favourite childhood TV present… SpongeBob SquarePants

Favourite film… Battle Membership

Favourite topic at school… Spanish

Favourite superhero… Superman

Responsible Pleasure… Staying up late on my telephone

Favourite factor to do with household… Play Cribbage and Euchre

Most embarrassing tune in your playlist… Lookout Weekend by Debbie Deb

Codei Khawaja | 174 Kilos | Georgetown, Ind.

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Q. What attracted you to Michigan?

A. I’ve all the time preferred the College of Michigan as a result of it is an every little thing faculty. Whether or not it was sports activities or lecturers, I knew that coming right here was going to be useful to no matter I wished to do sooner or later.

Q. How did you first get entangled in wrestling?

A. My grandpa launched me to wrestling once I was round 5 years outdated. It was again when the Olympic Coaching Middle had a youngsters program, and I bear in mind it being Greco-focused.

Q. What do you want about Michigan/Ann Arbor from what you’ve got seen up to now?

A. Being surrounded by like-minded people who find themselves all working to perform related objectives as me is the most effective half as a result of it serves as a motivational issue to push myself as a lot as they push themselves.

Q. What do you take pleasure in if you’re not wrestling?

A. I really like listening to music and hanging out with associates.

Favourite childhood TV present… Surprise Pets!

Favourite film… The Wolf of Wall Avenue

Favourite topic at school… Math

Favourite superhero…  Spider-Man

Responsible pleasure… Late-night lentils

Favourite factor to do with household… Film evening

Most embarrassing tune in your playlist… Child by Justin Bieber

Josh Knudten | 174/184 Kilos | Libertyville, In poor health.

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Q. What attracted you to Michigan?

A. I used to be drawn to Michigan due to the excessive requirements for varsity, plus the varsity colours are my favourite.

Q. How did you first get entangled in wrestling?

A. I first bought concerned with wrestling in sixth grade becoming a member of my center faculty staff as a result of it was apparently good for soccer.

Q. What do you want about Michigan/Ann Arbor from what you’ve got seen up to now?

A. I really like how everyone seems to be so pleasant in Ann Arbor and the way the complete city has a lot spirit for the varsity.

Q. What do you take pleasure in if you’re not wrestling?

A. I take pleasure in spending time with my associates, enjoying spikeball, watching TV reveals and enjoying video video games.

Favourite childhood TV present… The Backyardigans

Favourite film… Star Wars III

Favourite topic at school… Biology or any sciences

Favourite superhero… Homelander

Responsible pleasure… Arnold Palmers

Favourite factor to do with household… Play Settlers of Catan

Most embarrassing tune in your playlist… Unhealthy Romance by Woman Gaga

Rylan Rogers | 184 Kilos | Coeur D’Alene, Idaho

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Q. What attracted you to Michigan?

A. World-class teaching workers, coaching companions, followers, alumni, lecturers and environment.

Q. How did you first get entangled in wrestling?

A. I grew up watching my cousins wrestle for Oklahoma State. I all the time regarded as much as them.

Q. What do you want about Michigan/Ann Arbor from what you’ve got seen up to now?

A. I actually benefit from the vitality all through the complete campus. The entire group offers each useful resource to ensure that me to achieve my highest potential.

Q. What do you take pleasure in if you’re not wrestling?

A. I really like the outside. Boating, rafting, mountaineering and lately picked up Frisbee golf.

Favourite childhood TV present… The Wiggles

Favourite film… Step Brothers

Favourite topic at school… Math

Favourite superhero… The Flash

Responsible pleasure… Watching wrestling

Favourite factor to do with household… Raft and camp

Most embarrassing tune in your playlist… Justin Bieber

Lance Trost | 197 Kilos | Pinckney, Mich.

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Q. What attracted you to Michigan?

A. I have been a Michigan fan all my life, and my father wrestled at Michigan. So once I bought the chance to come back and wrestle for Michigan, it was a no brainer.

Q. How did you first get entangled in wrestling?

A. My dad introduced me to our city’s practices once I was little, and I simply liked it ever since I first stepped my foot on the mat.

Q. What do you want about Michigan/Ann Arbor from what you’ve got seen up to now?

A. I like how a lot there’s to do in Ann Arbor and what number of alternatives you might be given at a college just like the College of Michigan.

Q. What do you take pleasure in if you’re not wrestling?

A. I like to play disc golf, pickleball and spikeball.

Favourite childhood TV present… Tom and Jerry

Favourite film… Creed 2

Favourite topic at school… Biology

Favourite superhero… Captain America

Responsible pleasure… Cannot consider one

Favourite factor to do with household… Going out on the lake and fishing

Most embarrassing tune in your playlist… Diamond in my Pocket

Nolan Wertanen | 125 Kilos | St. Joseph, Mich.

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Q. What attracted you to Michigan?

A. I can’t consider an space or useful resource, whether or not academically or athletically, that Michigan would not thrive in.

Q. How did you first get entangled in wrestling?

A. My dad wrestled at Grand Valley State College and introduced me to wrestling observe once I was 4 years outdated.

Q. What do you want about Michigan/Ann Arbor from what you’ve got seen up to now?

A. Ann Arbor appears to be the proper measurement for a metropolis. It is large enough to assist area of interest eating places and shops, however not too large to the place it takes an hour to drive 5 miles.

Q. What do you take pleasure in if you’re not wrestling?

A. Music is an enormous a part of my life. I’ve performed the piano since I used to be 5 and I am normally listening to my tremendous lengthy playlist once I’m on my own.

Favourite childhood TV present… SpongeBob SquarePants

Favourite film… ***** **** (Battle Membership)

Favourite topic at school… Math

Favourite superhero… Percy Jackson

Responsible pleasure… Arby’s

Favourite factor to do with household… Argue on pointless matters throughout lengthy automobile rides

Most embarrassing tune in your playlist… Applause by Woman Gaga and Sophisticated by Avril Lavigne

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