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Michigan grappler signs with Indiana Tech

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Sunday has potential to contribute immediately

Thursday, December 20, 2012 12:01 am
Indiana Tech bolstered its wrestling program on Wednesday by signing Brandon Sunday o Bedford High School in Temperance, Michigan.“A much needed weight (197 pounds) for us to recruit should be solidified by adding Brandon to the back end of the line-up next season,” Warrior coach Mike Ester said in a release. “We are expecting big things from him.”

Sunday is a three-year varsity letter winner in wrestling and football. Through his first three seasons on the mat, he compiled a record of 107-28, and in 2012 he was named to the All-State Wrestling Team, the All-Region Wrestling Team by the Monroe Evening News, and Honorable Mention Michigan Grappler Dream Team.

“If Brandon steps up to the toughness of our training," Ester said, "his potential to reach the top of the NAIA wrestling podium is within reach, if he is passionately dedicated to wrestling at this level."

As a junior, Sunday was the Division 1 State runner-up at 189 pounds finishing the season with a 48-6 record. During the same year, he was also the 2012 Grappler Fall Classic champion competing at 215-lbs and earned All-American honors at the NHSCA National Wrestling Duals in Virginia Beach.

"He should have an outstanding senior season and we will get him motivated in the offseason to prepare to come in and make an immediate impact in our program," Ester said. "Brandon will join high school teammate Logan Rimmer (285) and potentially they could be the 1-2 punch at the end of our line-up that can help us make a run at a national title next season.”

According to Michigangrappler.com, Sunday is currently ranked No. 1 in Division 1 at 215 and currently the No. 17 overall rated senior prospect out of the state of Michigan.

“I chose Indiana Tech because I really liked the size of the campus and the positive things I heard about the criminal justice program," Sunday explained. "I look forward to continuing my wrestling career as an Indiana Tech Warrior and serving my role in contributing to the program’s goal of a national championship.”

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