Junior Jason Tsirtsis will have a target on his back this upcoming season.
The two-time defending Big Ten champion at 149 lbs, and the 2014 NCAA champion at the same weight class, was recently ranked number one in the country in the InterMat preseason poll for 149 lbs.
Last season, the 2015 All-American racked up a career-high 39 victories on his way to claiming his second conference crown in as many seasons. Tsirtsis went 19-1 in dual meets and 8-1 in conference. His lone loss against a Big Ten competitor was avenged when he defeated Iowa’s Brandon Sorensen in the Big Ten title match.
InterMat also recognized a couple other Wildcats as senior Dominick Malone earned the number 14 spot at 125 lbs and redshirt freshman Johnny Sebastian was ranked No. 16 for 165 lbs.
Tsirtsis was also ranked number one for his weight class by FloWrestling in September.
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