Wrestlers garner attention in national preseason rankings
Athletics - posted on 10/30/2009
Lakeland College wrestlers Adam Sutter and T.J. Kinjerski have been recognized in the d3wrestle.com Preseason Individual Rankings as wrestlers to watch during the upcoming season.
Sutter (Gladstone, Mich.) is ranked No. 4 in the heavyweight division, while Kinjerski (Mishicot, Wis.) is listed as a "Newcomer to Watch" at 184 pounds.
As a junior last season, Sutter earned the Muskies' second-ever All-American honors after finishing sixth at the NCAA Division III National Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His performance carried Lakeland to a 21st place national finish.
Sutter finished with a 32-10 record for the year, and recorded team highs with 164 team points and 18 pins.
Sutter is also ranked fifth by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) in the organization's Division III Brute-Adidas Preseason Individual Rankings.
Kinjerski, a freshman who is also a member of the Lakeland football team, is a two-time individual placer and three-time qualifier at the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletics Association (WIAA) state tournament.
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