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Top 50 Countdown - #38-#37

By MI Grappler, 03/22/20, 10:15AM EDT


38. Matt Brink

Brink is without question one of the top heavyweights from Michigan of all time.  A four-time state finalist, he won state titles as a freshman, junior, and senior.  He was 5th at Fargo in Junior Freestyle and was named a WrestlingUSA All-American and a 2nd Team Asics/Tiger All-American.  Brink also wrestled for Team USA in the first Cliff Keen Dream Team Classic, where he won his match, 6-2.

At the University of Michigan, he qualified for the NCAA tournament all four seasons and placed twice - 7th as a sophomore, 8th as a junior.  Brink racked up 106 career victories for the Wolverines.

Now the head coach at Reeths Puffer, Brink lead the Rockets to their first-ever Team State appearance this year, where they advanced to the semifinals.  He was named Division 2 Head Coach of the Year.

37. Conor Youtsey

Youtsey compiled an incredible prep record of 203-2 and was a three-time state champion after placing 3rd as a freshman.  He won the 2010 Flonationals and was 2nd in 2011.  In Fargo, he was 7th in Junior Freestyle the summer before his senior season.  He was selected as Mr. Wrestler in 2011 as well as being Michigan's recipient of the Dave Schultz Award.  Youtsey also got the chance to compete for Team USA in the Dapper Dan and was an Asics/Tiger Honorable Mention pick.

At Michigan, he placed inside the top-seven at the Big Tens in each of his four seasons as a starter, qualified for NCAA's each time.  He became a two-time All-American for the Wolverines as he finished 6th as a sophomore and 5th as a junior at 125 lbs.  Youtsey also picked up some team awards in the process.  He won Michigan's Steve Fraser Award for mental toughness in 2015 and 2016, and won the Bill Shaw 11th Man Award as senior in 2017.

Flowrestling Videos:
Youtsey at Burnett's Wrestling (2008)
2010 Flonationals Finals
2015 NCAA Bloodround OT
Conor Youtsey The Veteran
2016 1st Rd Upset over 6-seed Klimara