Nov. 1, 2010
ATHENS, Ohio-Ohio senior Germane Lindsey (Cincinnati, Ohio) has been selected to wrestle in the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) All-Star Classic on Sunday, November 21st at Selland Arena in Fresno, California.
Lindsey went 30-9 en route to the NCAA quarterfinals last year despite being unseeded, beating third-seeded Mike Thorn of Minnesota in the process. He lost a thrilling overtime match in the quarters to eventual finalist Montell Marion of Iowa and ended the tournament with his first All-American honor and the program’s 24th overall.
Lindsey will face Oklahoma’s Zack Bailey in Fresno. Bailey, who has battled injuries much of his career, went 31-8 in 2010 and finished the season winning 21 of his last 24 matches. He won six straight in the consolations to reach the third-place match in 2010, falling to Ohio State’s Reece Humphrey and finishing fourth.
Lindsey is the 11th Bobcat to wrestle in the event and first since 2010 Kermit Blosser Hall of Fame inductee Jake Percival wrestled in the event at 157 pounds in 2004. The doors open at 2:00 p.m. PT. The All-Star Classic follows a weekend of fundraising events. For more information about the tournament, purchasing tickets and the fundraising events, visit www.nwcaonline.com's event page.
The National Wrestling Coaches Association, established in 1928, is a professional organization dedicated to supporting and elevating the sport of amateur wrestling. NWCA provides leadership and guidance primarily to scholastic and collegiate wrestling programs, but is an advocate to all levels of wrestling. The NWCA promotes communication, recognizes achievement, recommends rules and regulations, sponsors events and serves as a resource for education and information pertaining to the sport of wrestling. Additionally, The NWCA strives to foster the sportsmanship and integrity that are the cornerstones of any competitive sport. For more information, visit http://www.nwcaonline.com.