May 24, 2012
For Immediate Release
Fort Wayne, Ind. – The Indiana Tech wrestling program is proud to announce the signing of two fine upper-weights from what is becoming an emerging powerhouse program in the state of Indiana, in Greenfield Central, coached by Josh Holden.
Ian Early is projected to wrestle at 197-lbs and Dezmin McGinley at 165/174-lbs.
Career Record 133-38
Senior Record 42-3; Team Captain
2012 Team Most Valuable Wrestler
2-time Hoosier Heritage Conference Champion
IHSAA Sectional and Regional Champion
IHSAA Semi State Runner-up
195-lbs 5th Place finish at the 2012 IHSAA State Finals
ISWCA 2012 Indiana All Star team member
Member of the 2011 Junior National Freestyle Team
“The reason I want to come to Indiana Tech is to study Physical Education and wrestle for the Warriors. I believe that Indiana Tech is a good fit for me academically and athletically. My goals include getting my degree in Physical Education, become an all-around better person and to bring my wrestling ability to the next level under the wrestling program at Indiana Tech. Athletically to start for the team right away and make an impact at 197-lbs. Become a champion on the regional and national level, and to be a leader on and off that mat for our program.”
2-time (IHSAA) Sectional Champ
Regional Runner up
2-time Semi State Qualifier
“I chose Indiana Tech to further my education and because of the teacher-student ratio (average 18/1) I feel I will be successful as a student. I plan on studying Law Enforcement and Psychology. My goal is to become a Police Officer (working undercover) and eventually work my way up to serving in the FBI. I plan on becoming the best wrestler I possibly can, and I feel the coaching staff and current team at Tech will help me accomplish my goal to become an All-American!”
Indiana Tech Head Coach Mike Ester on the signing: “These two guys are tough, hard-nosed guys that love to battle in the room and in competition. Their coach (Josh Holden) should be proud of these two products of this upcoming program. We feel that their style suits well for wrestling at this level. We are hoping they will adapt to some advanced technique and polish up their technical ability on the mat, and we expect that these two guys will bring some welcomed intensity and toughness to the Warrior wrestling program. Dez and Ian have strong high school credentials, but we feel have plenty of room to progress and we hope they make a long term impact on what is progressing to be the strength of this recruiting class (from 165-lbs up to HWT)."
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