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Ohio Wrestling Holds End-of-the-Year Banquet

Jeremy Johnson

April 16, 2014

ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University Wrestling team recognized the accomplishments of the 2013-14 season at its end-of-the-year banquet Sunday evening at the Ohio University Inn.

Senior Jeremy Johnson (Broadview Heights, Ohio) collected the awards for Most Valuable Wrestler and Hardest Worker after finishing seventh overall in the heavyweight division at the 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championship as he earned his second All-America honor.

Johnson also was recognized for Most Wins (41), Most Major Decisions (10) and Top Winning Percentage (89 percent) as he closed out his record-breaking career at Ohio University.

Redshirt junior Harrison Hightower (Strongsville, Ohio) was named the team's Most Improved Wrestler. He also totaled the most falls with 10 on the season and the Fastest Fall at :27.

Redshirt sophomore Cody Walters (Macedonia, Ohio) took home the team's Most Courageous Award after claiming an individual title at the Mid-American Conference Championship and advancing to the second day of competition at the NCAA Wrestling Tournament. Walters closed out the year with a 13-4 record.

Noah Forrider (Marysville, Ohio) was named Freshman of the Year. He finished out his first season with a 23-16 record at 141.

Freshmen Thomas Williams (Centerburg, Ohio) was recognized for holding the highest GPA on the squad, with a 4.0.

The Bobcats finished the season with a record of 13-4, and placed fourth overall at the MAC championships.

2013-14 Wrestling Postseason Honors
Most Wins- Jeremy Johnson, 41
Most Falls- Harrison Hightower, 14
Fastest Fall- Harrison Hightower, :27
Most Major Decisions- Jeremy Johnson, 10
Top Winning Percentage- Jeremy Johnson, 89 percent
Highest Cumulative GPA- Thomas Williams, 4.0
Freshman of the year- Noah Forrider
Hardest Worker- Jeremy Johnson
Most Improved- Harrison Hightower
Most Courageous- Cody Walters
Most Valuable- Jeremy Johnson