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Hamdan Named 2019 Mr. Wrestler

By MI Grappler, 04/17/19, 12:30PM EDT


Congratulations to 2019 Mr. Wrestler winner Jordan Hamdan of Hudson!  Mr. Wrestler is an award given annually by the Michigan Wrestling Association, as voted on by its members, to the top senior wrestler in the state.  Hamdan won his fourth state championship in 2019 and helped lead the Hudson Tigers to a third consecutive team title.    

Mr. Wrestler Finalists
Division 1 - Kevon Davenport (DCC)
Division 2 - Ryan Ringler (Cedar Springs)
Division 3 - Trevor Robinson (Shepherd)
Division 4 - Noah Comar (Clinton)

From the MWA Spring Newsletter, as written by Hudson assistant Derrik Marry

Hudson has its fair share of epic tales about young men and women waving the Flag for Hudson High.  Those legends are passed down from generation to generation in the local restaurants and over dinner tables.  They are recalled and passed down in the hopes of spurring interests in the minds of the Hudson youth; dream big and become great like those before you, kid.

Jordan Hamdan's name has been a common staple in those conversations between the old timers and faithful followers of Hudson High School's legendary athletic programs for the last decade, and he won't be exiting the conversations any time soon.  The MHSAA State Champion has added another story to the lore of Hudson High School athletics; the 25th 4x wrestling champion in state history and Hudson's first four-timer.  Hamdan has been an instrumental part of the dominance displayed by Hudson Wrestling over the last decade; the perfect poster child for an impressive dynasty.  Let's take a look at a list of personal accomplishments not easily matched.

On the Michigan youth circuits, Hamdan was a 2x MUSAW Triple Crown Belt winner, 7x MYWA State Champion, 10x MUSAW Greco-Roman State Champion, and an 11x MUSAW Freestyle State Champion. 

On the national scene, Jordan was a USAW Cadet Greco-Roman National Champion in 2016, and took home a 3rd place finish in 2018.  Hamdan also added a 5th place Super 32 medal in 2018, and an All-American finish at Flonationals.

In the MHSAA, Hamdan found success at some of Michigan's finest regular season events; a 3x DCC Invite Champion, 4x Hudson Super 16 Champion, and a 4x Lenawee County Athletic Association Champion.  Jordan added 4 Lenawee County All-Star titles , as well. as 4 MHSAA District and Regional championships.  He was voted team captain 3 times during Hudson's string of 4 straight MHSAA Team Finals appearances, leading the Tigers to their second 3-Peat run in the last 10 years.  The 4x Champ compiled 101 pins of of his 207 victories.  Jordan Hamdan is a fierce competitor, rarely bested in his high school career with a staggering 207-8 record; 96.3% successful when entering the circle.  But he will be remembered in Hudson for far more than what the record books read.  His greatest gift will be the stories of his example while in the practice room and walking hallways of Hudson High.

The story of Jordan Hamdan will forever remain Hudson High School's perfect example of the personal qualities a champion scholar-athlete should strive to develop and embody within themselves.  The perfect example of how someone should endure "The Process" of achieving greatness.  Relentless determination, a love for the lonely, painful processes of training and the betterment of oneself, all while wearing a smile.  Humility, keeping perspective on the greater journey especially in times of unmatched success.  Jordan Hamdan is one of the most loving, kindhearted, and respectful people you will ever get the chance to meet; if you have not I suggest seeking out a handshake from him.  I would be willing to bet it comes with a quiet response, and a shy grin.  Jordan Hamdan is who you want your son to grow up and become.


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