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Junior Michael Waters could compete at 133 or 141 for Penn State in 2014-15. The North Carolina native has had two solid seasons of open tournament action. Parents: Cindy and Jim Waters -- Major: Recreation, Park and Tourism Management.
Lion Career 2013-14: Posted 10-7 mark in open tournaments with two pins and three majors... 3-1 record at T-Wolve Open on 12/7...5-2 record at ESU Open on 11/17.
2012-13: Went 8-8 in open tournaments...five of eight wins were for bonus with two pins and three majors...1-2 at Binghamton Open on 11/11...3-2 at ESU Open on 11/17...0-1 at Nittany Lion Open on 12/1...1-2 at Messiah Open on 1/26...2-2 at National Collegiate Open on 2/24.
2011-12: Red-shirt season...went 7-9 in open tournaments as an unattached wrestler.
Waters is a 2011 graduate of Davie High School in Advance, N.C.. He capped off his stellar prep run by posting a 55-5 record as a senior and winning the 125 pound North Carolina state title in 2011. Waters won the 112 pound crown as a junior in 2010 and took second at 112 as a sophomore in 2009. As a freshman, Waters took sixth. He is the son of Cindy and Jim Waters.