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NMU OTS represented in Colorado

MARQUETTE – Current and past athletes from the Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site’s wrestling program will compete this weekend in the 2015 Jack Pinto Cup in Colorado.

The event, which features top wrestlers from Team USA facing off against wrestlers from around the world, will be held in Greeley, Colorado, on Friday and Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Sunday.

“It’s great to see current and past NMU-OTS wrestlers become the best in the country and to have the chance to compete against the best in the world,” NMU OTS coach Rob Hermann said.

Current NMU OTS athletes Kendrick Sanders and Alejandro Sancho will face off against wrestlers from Kazakhstan. Sanders, the 2014 U.S. Open champion, will compete against 2011 Asian Championships bronze medalist Ashkat Zhanbirov in the 71-kilogram/156.5-pound class. Sancho will face off against Aibeg Vensekhanov at 66 kg/145.5 lbs.

NMU OTS alumni also competing include Justin Lester, who is a 2007 NMU OTS graduate and 2012 Olympian; Ben Provisor (2012 Olympian), Robby Smith, Spenser Mango (2010 graduate; 2008 and 2012 Olympian), Andrew Bisek (2010 graduate), Bo Beckham (2011 graduate), Jake Fisher (2008 graduate), Cheney Haight (2009 graduate) and Toby Erickson (2014 graduate).

For more information, visit the website www.nmu.edu/ots.