NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships
1997 NCAA Tournament Statistics Mickey Griffin
Mickey GriffinPoints (Opponent)High Lights
123 (Murphy, Bart)Hi-Lite
14 (Kraft, Chad)Hi-Lite
58 (Lacure, Bill)Hi-Lite

Personal Information
Wrestler Name: Mickey GriffinConference: Big Ten
University / College: Purdue UniversityHometown: Richtin Park
Classification: JuniorHome State: Illinois
Weight ClassSeason WinsSeason LossesCareer WinsCareer Losses
1502375838
Biography
Career: Record: 58-38 ... won the freestyle bronze medal in the 149-pound class for the East squad at the 1995 U.S. Olympic Sports Festival ... member of the Amateur Wrestling News 1995 All-Freshman team. 1996-97: Compiled a 23-7 mark with a pin ... finished fifth at the Cliff Keen Invitational ... pinned Jay LaCroix of Marquette in the last dual match of the season ... second on the team in three-point nearfalls with 10 ... ranked 12th entering the Big Ten Championships ... placed fifth at the conference tournament. 1995-96: Recorded an 18-15 slate with two pins ... had 37 takedowns, 10 nearfalls and three reversals ... placed second in the 150-pound class at the West Virginia Open. 1994-95: Went 17-16 overall in his first season and 1-5 against Big Ten competition ... one win was a 6-2 decision over No. 4-ranked Kenny Liddell of Missouri ... registered 49 takedowns and five reversals ... named to the Amateur Wrestling News 1995 All-Freshman team along with teammate Tim Dernlan ... captured the 149-pound freestyle bronze for the East team at the U.S. Olympic Sports Festival. High School: Four-year letterwinner in wrestling and football ... finished as the state runner-up his senior year with a 39-3 record ... won the state championship as a junior with a 40-1-3 mark ... posted a 36-6 record his sophomore year and a 38-4 mark as a freshman in qualifying for state both seasons ... was named his team's Wrestler-of-the-Year after his sophomore and junior seasons ... was named to the all-area wrestling team each of his four years ... had a spectacular career record of 153-14-3 ... coached by Don McKillup at Marian Catholic High. Personal: Eldest of John and Sadae Griffin's four children ... communication major ... two letters

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