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MUTIGERS.COM Senior Michael Chandler.
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Senior Michael Chandler.
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Jan. 26, 2009

Hey Tiger fans! This weekend was a great one for the Tigers as we traveled all the way to Ithaca, New York for a dual against second ranked Cornell. We won the dual 18-14 with some very hard fought battles and some very impressive wins out of the Tigers. Freshman Dorian Henderson stepped up and got a big win for the Tigers at 184 with a very impressive last second takedown to put us within a few point of the Big Red. Max Askren and Dom Bradley put a cap on the dual with two more wins. Raymond Jordan got the upset at 174 with his dominating performance and Nick Marable and Marcus Hoehn also improved their records with wins.

This weekend was not only great because we won the dual, but also because we really wrestled hard as a team. We still have a lot of work to do and a lot of time to prepare for the end of the season run that we are about to make. But, this weekend was a good start. Every match whether we won or lost, we laid it all on the line and fought tooth and nail. I have enjoyed watching our team improve and mature as the season goes on and am excited about what the rest of the season will have in store for us.

I look forward to seeing all of you who can make it to our dual against Nebraska this weekend at home. It will be another exciting one to watch as Nebraska is ranked high and has some big guns. Have a great day and thanks for all of your support.