“It’s a dream come true.”
That’s how Micah Marshall ‘18 described his commitment to wrestle with the Ohio State University on Tuesday, April 24.
“I decided that OSU would be the best place for me to grow as a whole person,” Marshall said. “The wrestling team impressed me in that it was looking into the science of the sport, leading to smarter training and overall better performance.”
Science is something Marshall is passionate about, as he plans to study neuroscience in college.
“I felt I could receive top-ranked academics in the elite field of neuroscience, along with having the community around me, including my brother and a best friend who are attending, to help me in my studies,” Marshall reflected.
Marshall and the Eagles had one of their best wrestling seasons in history this past winter. In dual competition, the team finished the regular season 3 – 1, and finished as regional runner-up in the OSHAA Team Dual Tournament. In regular tournament competitions, the team won four invitationals and tournaments, were runner-up at the sectional tournament and runner-up at the district tournament.
Individually, Marshall had a phenomenal career at CJ with 139 wins and two state appearances. He placed 5th overall at the 2018 state tournament.
“Micah created goals and kept setting them higher and higher,” head coach Larry Dryden shared. “Once he reached his goals, he would have his next set of goals and then blow them out of the water. He was always reaching above everybody’s expectations.”
Awards Marshall earned throughout his wrestling career at CJ included being named to the All-GCL First Team (2016, 2017 and 2018) and receiving the Most Outstanding Wrestler Award at school tournaments and invitationals.
“Being voted outstanding wrestler by other coaches at tournaments is a big statement,” Dryden noted. “Micah has made us proud both on and off the mat.”
Posted May 1, 2018