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Johnson Earns All-America Honors at NCAA Championships

Jeremy Johnson

March 22, 2014

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Senior heavyweight Jeremy Johnson made history Friday night at the NCAA Championships in Session Four as he captured his second career All-America honor.

Johnson (Broadview Heights, Ohio) earned his second career All-America honor after he defeated fourth-seeded Adam Coon from the University of Michigan. Johnson picked up the 3-1 win in sudden victory one.

With the win, Johnson became just the fifth individual in school history to earn multiple All-America honors. His All-America honor also marks the third-consecutive season an Ohio wrestler will step on the awards stand.

In addition, Johnson's triumph over Coon gave him his 40th win on the year and a school record 142 career victories, which surpassed former Ohio All-American Jake Percival' career mark of 141.

Following his win over Coon, Johnson dropped a 6-2 decision to Northwestern's Michael McMullan. He will faceoff against Oklahoma State's Austin Marsden in the seventh-place match.

As a team, Ohio is tied for 36th with Rider University. Penn State holds the overall team lead.

Session five action will aired on ESPN, while ESPN3 will have separate feeds all six mats. A link to live brackets also will be available at OhioBobcats.com, while live updates will be provided on the Ohio Wrestling Twitter account, @OhioU_Wrestling. The three-day event is being held inside Chesapeake Arena.