Jan. 2, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan wrestling program will host a free wrestling clinic on Sunday (Jan. 5) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cliff Keen Arena. The clinic, the third and final of the 2013-14 season, is open to all ages and skill levels and will feature technique instruction from former collegiate standouts Ryan Bertin and Brandon Precin, as well as members of the U-M team. No registration is necessary, and video cameras will be permitted.
As a Wolverine wrestler (2002-05), Bertin was a two-time NCAA 157-pound champion (2003, '05) and four-time NCAA All-American, placing third as a junior (2004) and sixth as a freshman (2002). He captured Michigan's first NCAA individual title in 18 years when he defeated Illinois' Alex Tirapelle, 7-3, at the 2003 event. Two years later, he rolled past Iowa's Joe Johnston, 8-5, en route to his second NCAA crown, becoming the fifth multiple champion in U-M history. Named the 2005 Big Ten Wrestler of the Year and Michigan's male recipient of the 2005 Big Ten Medal of Honor, Bertin wrapped his collegiate career with a 142-21 career record, including a 63-7 dual mark, to rank fifth among U-M's all-time winningest wrestlers.
Precin was a three-time All-American at Northwestern (2007-09, '11), twice placing third (2009, '11) after taking seventh as a sophomore (2008). He captured two Midlands titles, earning top honors as the Champion of Champions after defeating Iowa's defending NCAA champion Matt McDonough in 2010. His career record of 138-31 ranks third in Wildcat program history. A 2011 University Nationals champion in freestyle, Precin joined the Cliff Keen Wrestling Club in December.
Following the clinic, the Wolverines will square off against Maryland at 2 p.m. at Cliff Keen Arena. All clinic participants will receive free admission to the meet and a food voucher. Accompanying parents and coaches are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance via the U-M Ticket Office.
Contact: Wrestling Office (734) 647-0247