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Hudson graduate competes at NCAAs

Published: March 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Hudson graduate Michael Coleman, a junior on the United States Naval Academy (Md.) wrestling team, concluded a successful season at the 2017 NCAA Wrestling Championships March 17 in St. Louis.

Coleman, who competed in the 184-pound weight division, was eliminated in the third consolation round. He lost to North Carolina State University's Michael Macchiavello 2-1.

Coleman reached the third round with a with a 6-2 win over Binghamton (N.Y.) University's Steven Schneider.

In his first consolation match, Coleman defeated Brown (R.I.) University's Christian LaFragola 7-4.

Coleman lost his first opening-round match to Cornell (N.Y.) University's Gabe Dean, who scored a 21-12 major decision. Dean is a two-time NCAA champion.

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Coleman, who was the runner-up at 184 pounds at the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships earlier in the month, finished the season with a 24-9 record.

Coleman also lost to Dean in the 184-pound championship at the EIWA Championships.

During his career at Hudson, Coleman finished fourth at 160 pounds at the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division I wrestling championships during his junior and senior years.

Coleman finished 37-4 during his senior year with the Explorers.

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