Congrats to Head Coach Jeff Gaier.
Cincinnati Moeller High School and SportsLeader graduate Germane Lindsey became Moeller High School's first ever Division I College Wrestling All American over the weekend by finishing 6th in the NCAA National Tournament. The top 8 wrestlers in each weight class are awarded the distinction of All American.
OMAHA, Neb.- Ohio Wrestling finished its weekend of competition at the 2010 NCAA Championships on Saturday, finishing tied for 35th place as a team. The Bobcat wrestlers finished with a record of 9-11 in their 20 total bouts throughout the three days of competition. Germane Lindsey headlined the impressive Ohio performances, finishing sixth place overall at 141 pounds to earn the Green and White’s 24th All-American honors in program history.
“Ohio University has a great history in wrestling and every guy in our room is trying to add to it,” said head coach Joel Greenlee. “We’re very proud of Germane. Sometimes this tournament isn’t necessarily about being the most talented guy or the best technician or anything like that…rather sometimes it just comes down to being a tough guy. I thought that’s how he wrestled all week. He wrestled hard for seven minutes every match and good things happened for him.”
As a reminder of what can be the result of years of hard work and dedication, Ohio Wrestling has emblazoned on a wall in its practice room the names of every Bobcat who has achieved All-American status or won a Mid-American Conference championship.
“It is definitely going to feel good to add his name to the wall,” added Greenlee.
Last year Germane Won Ohio team's Most Valuable Wrestler award and has won the team's Hardest Worker award the past two years.
HIGH SCHOOL: 155-26 career record at Moeller High School ... Two-time state placer ... Won state championship once ... First-team All-Conference and All-Region ... Graduated from Moeller as the No. 2 ranked wrestler at 141-pounds in the state of Ohio ... Ranked No. 11 in the nation ... Lettered in football and wrestling.