Missouri Wrestler Named to All-Star Squad

MUTIGERS.COM Junior Nicholas Marable will wrestle at 165 pounds at the NWCA All-Star Classic.
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Junior Nicholas Marable will wrestle at 165 pounds at the NWCA All-Star Classic.
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Oct. 30, 2008

Columbia, Mo. -Ranked No. 1 in the nation at 165 pounds, Missouri All-American wrestler, junior Nicholas Marable (Collierville, Tenn.), has been invited to compete at the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) All-Star Classic Monday, Nov. 24, in St. John Arena of Columbus, Ohio. Marable will meet at center circle with Cornell's second-ranked wrestler, Mack Lewnes, beginning at 6 p.m. (CT).

Lewnes and Marable met twice during the 2007-08 campaign with Marable earning a 3-2 decision in both bouts. The most recent victory by Marable came March 22 at the 78th annual NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in St. Louis. Wrestling for third place, Marable handed the Big Red wrestler a one-point loss on his way to his first career All-America accolade.

Marable is the third Missouri wrestler in five years named to the All-Star team. Recent graduate Tyler McCormick was selected to the 2007 squad but was unable to compete due to injury. Missouri's last grappler to wrestle at the All-Star Classic was two-time National Champion Ben Askren in 2004. Askren suffered a 6-3 loss to Oklahoma State's Chris Pendleton.

The 43rd annual NWCA All-Star Classic features nine bouts in which the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked wrestlers in the nation will challenge for bragging rights. The 125-pound weight class will showcase the second and third-ranked wrestlers. Marable is one of four Big 12 wrestlers set to compete in the dual. Iowa State will take three grapplers to the competition.

The match will not count towards Marable's season record. Entering the campaign, Marable owns a 53-12 career record.

 

 

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