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Recruiting Updates

By MI Grappler, 11/06/19, 10:30AM EST

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Michigan, Cleary, Olivet Receive Commitments

Michigan added another top recruit to its 2020 Class with the commitment of Indiana senior Joseph Walker.

Walker placed 6th in the state tournament as a junior and has had great success at the national level.  Most recently he was 3rd at Super 32 last month, and was 2nd at Flonationals in Junior Freestyle in April.  He also has placed 3rd and 2nd at the Grappler Fall Classic the past two seasons.

The Mishawaka native is ranked 13th at 182 lbs and is a Top-200 Senior recruit, per Flowrestling.  He'll project at 174/184 pounds.

Cleary University also added to its recruiting class by getting verbals from seniors Jacob McKnight of Gaylord and Wyatt Nault of Hartland.  

McKnight is a two-time state placer who was 7th at the 2017 USAW Greco Nationals, while Nault has placed at the state tournament in each of his three seasons.

Nault projects at 125, while McKnight will project at 174 lbs.  The pair joins Jayden Rittenbury and Colton Powell of Linden in the early recruiting class for Cleary.

Olivet also got on the board for 2020 with a commitment from 2018 Michigan State Champ Riley Bettich - formerly of Stevensville Lakeshore, now competing for Crown Point in Indiana.

Bettich was 5th in single-division Indiana a year ago and was a runner-up as a freshman in Michigan.  He also was 2nd at the IHPO tournament in September.  He'll project at 125/133 for the Comets. 

Class of 2020 Commitments

Name High School College Proj. Weight
Andrew Chambal Davison Michigan State 125/133
Joseph Walker Mishawaka (IN) Michigan 174/184
Jordan Rodriguez Chesaning Lake Erie 125
Riley Bettich Crown Point (IN) Olivet 125/133
Jacob McKnight Gaylord Cleary 174
Wyatt Nault Hartland Cleary 125
Dylan Ragusin Montini (IL) Michigan 133
Blake Noonan Stoney Creek Michigan State 125/133
Dane Donabedian Brighton Davenport 165
Colton Powell Linden Cleary 184
Jayden Rittenbury Linden Cleary 157
John Shelton East Grand Rapids Central Michigan 184/197
Sean Spidle Flint Powers Central Michigan 125
Caleb Fish Eaton Rapids Michigan State 165
Skyler Crespo Mendon Michigan State 157
Sage Serbenta Cedar Springs Old Dominion 184/197
Matt McKenna New Trier (IL) Michigan 149/157
Tristan Lujan Selma (CA) Michigan State 125
Chayse LaJoie Gaylord Cornell 133
Jacob Brandt DeWitt Indiana Tech 197
Tyler Brandt DeWitt Life 165
Eddie Homrock Brighton Michigan State 133/141
Derek Gilcher Detroit CC Indiana 165
Marc Shaeffer Detroit CC Old Dominion 157
Josh Edmond Detroit CC Missouri 141
Logan Sanom Detroit CC Bucknell 149/157
Gaige Garcia Southern Columbia (PA) Michigan 197
Fidel Mayora Montini (IL) Michigan 149/157
Chase Saldate Gilroy (CA) Michigan State 157/165