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Junior All-American Morgan McIntosh will be among the contenders for the NCAA title at 197 this year, looking build upon last year's seventh place finish. McIntosh fought through injuries late last year, but still wrestled to All-America status in Oklahoma City. McIntosh carries 50 career wins into his third campaign. Parents: Rebecca and Brooke McIntosh -- Major: Criminology.
Returned from red-shirt season in superb fashion, rolling to 5-0 mark at Binghamton Open to win title on 11/10, including three pins and two majors (majoring #15 Jace Bennett of Cornell 13-3 in finals)...returned to dual meet action after a red-shirt season with 8-2 win over Rider's Donald McNeil on 11/16...thrilling 4-3 (tb) win over Pitt's Nick Bonaccorsi in the BJC on 12/8...16-4 major over Iowa's Sam Brooks on 12/21 in Lions' 24-12 victory at Carver-Hawkeye Arena....went 5-2 with two majors to take fourth place at the Southern Scuffle on 1/1-2...strong 6-4 win over #16 Braden Atwood of Purdue on 1/12...strong 17-8 major over #17 Alex Polizzi of Northwestern on 1/19...pinned MSU's Nick McDiarmid (4:23) on 1/31...dominating 8-4 win over #1 Scott Schiller of Minnesota on 2/9, handing Schiller his first loss of the year...16-2 major over Oklahoma State's Kyle Crutchmer on 2/16...pinned Clarion's Danny Sutherland (3:11) on 2/23, the last of four straight pins in Penn State's dual meet finale in Rec Hall.
Big Ten Championships (2-1, Runner-Up, NCAA Qualifier): Advanced to Big Ten title bout at 197 with a 3-2 win over Iowa's Nathan Burak in semis...upset in finals by #5 Nick Heflin of Ohio State in SV2, 5-3.
NCAA Championships (5-2, 7th, All-American): Posted 5-2 mark at NCAA Championships in Oklahoma City to place seventh, earning All-America honors for the first time...grabbed wins over #13 Daniel Mitchell of America, #6 Richard Perry of Bloomsburg and #11 Nathan Burak of Iowa.
Red-shirt season...posted 12-2 mark in open tournaments...6 majors, a pin and a tech fall.
Majored Justin Ortega 13-5 in Intrasquad on 11/3...beat Bloomsburg's Richard Perry 6-0 in collegiate debut on 11/13...thrilled over 6K Rec Hall fans by nearly upsetting #2 Sonny Yohn of Minnesota on 11/20, losing 4-3 decision on last second takedown...went 4-1 and advanced to the finals of the 2011 Nittany Lion Open on 12/4, losing 12-9 to #20 Christian Boley of Maryland in the finals...went 3-3 with two pins to take sixth at Southern Scuffle, losing to #1 Cam Simaz of Cornell and close 4-3 dec. to #4 Matt Powless (on last second officials overrule)...picked up first Big Ten dual win with 7-5 dec. over Michigan State's John McDiarmid on 1/8...6-4 win over fifth-year senior John Schoen of Northwestern on 1/13...5-3 sudden victory win over Iowa All-American Grant Gambrall at 197 clinched Lions' 22-12 victory over Hawkeyes on 1/22...5-4 win without giving up takedown over #20 Andrew Campolattano on 1/29...dropped tough 4-3 decision to #4 Matt Wilps of Pitt on 2/19.
Big Ten Championships (2-2, 5th, NCAA Qualifier): Posted a 2-2 mark at first Big Ten Championship to take fifth place at 197 on 3/3-4...downed Ohio State's Campolattano 3-1 in opening round before losing to #3 and #7 ranked wrestlers.
2012 NCAA Championships (1-2): Went 1-2 at first NCAA Championship, picking up first round win...one loss was to #1 seeded wrestler.
Named the national High School Wrestler of the Year by Intermat, McIntosh won three state titles in California, capped off by a 189 pound crown in 2011 (he won the 189 pound title in 2010 and the 171 pound crown in 2009 and was 5th at 160 as a freshman). McIntosh had a 189-5 career record (including 128 pins), with all five losses coming his freshman season. He went 41-5 during his first year of high school wrestling, and then reeled off three straight undefeated seasons (43-0 in 2009, 59-0 in 2010 and 46-0 in 2011) and won the 2011 Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award. McIntosh won the Fargo Junior National Championship this summer.
|YEAR||OVERALL||DUALS (B10)||TRN (B10/NCAA)||F||TF||M|
|2011-12||18-10||8-2 (5-1)||10-8 (2-2/1-2)||3-0||0-1||3-0||25||2012-13||Red-shirt season|
|2013-14||32-5||15-0 (7-0)||17-5 (2-1/5-2)||5-0||0-0||13-0||61||Career||50-15||23-2 (12-1)||27-13 (4-3/6-4)||8-0||0-1||16-0||86|
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