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Led by Coon, sophomore wrestling class doesn't miss a beat

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY BEN FIDELMAN

“We are going to put our best team on the mat,” McFarland said. “All three of those guys learned an awful lot, as most student-athletes do, in their first year of competition. You learn where the bar is. The grind of that first year turns you into a man.”

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Coon takes two bronzes at World Championships

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BY ZACH SHAW

At the championships Aug. 6-10, the Michigan sophomore went a combined 8-2 with five pins against world-class competition to take bronze in both the Greco-Roman and freestyle divisions.

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Coon's dominance headlines productive offseason for wrestling team

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY ZACH SHAW

Looking back, failure may have been the best thing to happen to Adam Coon.

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On wrestling: In championships, Grajales gets gratification, youth not ready

James Coller/Daily

BY ZACH SHAW

Making it there was an accomplishment itself, but Grajales was far from finished. Twice before in his career had Grajales fallen in the Round of 12, coming just short of being an All-American. As Grajales was introduced to the crowd, Grajales was sure of one thing regarding his past failures.

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Dutton & Grajales named All-American at NCAA Championships, wrestling finishes 17th

James Coller/Daily

BY NATHANIEL CLARK

The Wolverines finished 17th out of 72 teams with a score of 35 points. It wasn’t the top-10 finish Michigan coach Joe McFarland was hoping for, but it was a sizable leap forward from the Wolverines’ 33rd-place finish one year ago.

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Wrestling seeks redemption at NCAA Championships

Adam Glanzman/Daily

BY ZACH SHAW

After a regular season of such surprise and promise, Michigan found itself facing an unexpected demise two weeks ago. But in Oklahoma City, the Wolverines are given one more chance.

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Nightmare Saturday causes wrestling to take eighth at Big Ten Championships

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY ZACH SHAW

After a season of shocking many elite programs and posting its best regular-season record since 2006, Michigan was shocked across the board in its worst Big Ten finish since 2010 — the third-worst finish in school history.

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