May 19, 2006
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern's head wrestling coach Tim Cysewski has announced three student-athletes - Bobby Joyce (Arlington Heights, Ill./St. Viator), Andrew Nadhir (Royal Oak, Mich./Detroit Catholic Central) and Brandon Precin (Orland Park, Ill./Carl Sandburg) - have signed National Letters of Intent and will join the team for the 2006-07 season.
Joyce, who will likely compete at the 125-pound weight class for the Wildcats, compiled a 142-21 overall high school record while competing four seasons on the varsity squad. He was a three-time East Suburban Catholic Conference selection and qualified for the state meet as a junior. In the offseason, Joyce was a 2006 state freestyle champion and was a 2005 FILA Cadet (All-American) fifth-place finisher in Greco-roman style. Joyce was an honor roll selection all four years at St. Viator.
Nadhir, a three-time Detroit Catholic League champion, was a Michigan High School Athletics Association all-state and Detroit News second-team all-state selection. He put together a 137-29 record in three seasons on varsity while leading the Shamrocks to three district championships and one regional championship. Nadhir earned the district title in all three seasons he competed on the varsity squad, while earning the regional title once. He was on the honor roll all four seasons and was a National Honor Society member and Catholic League Wrestling Scholar Athlete Award nominee.
Precin, a two-time Illinois state champion, is expected to come in and immediately contribute in the lineup for the Wildcats at 125. Precin was one of the nation's most sought after recruits thanks in part to his 186-6 varsity record. He is Carl Sandburg High School's first four-time state placewinner and holds the school's career records in career wins, career pins, season wins and season pins. Precin's high school team finished the year as the No. 3 team in America according to Amateur Wrestling News.
Precin is a four-time conference champion, four-time regional champion and three-time sectional titleholder. He was named team Most Valuable Player all four years of his high school career and earned the title of captain his senior season. He was named SWSC Outstanding Wrestling, SICA Oustanding Wrestling and WGN/Chicago Tribune Athlete of the Month his senior year.
In club competition, Precin is a three-time freestyle state champion and a three-time FILA Cadet All-American. He competes for Team Overtime. He was on the honor roll of four years of his high school career, is a member of the National Honor Society and earned an Art Award in Illustration and Drawing.
"With the addition of our early signees Keith Sulzer (133) and Kyle Bertin (157-165), both of St. Edward High school in Lakewood, Ohio, this is a very talented class," Cysewski said. "We have future All-Americans and NCAA Champions in this group. We couldn't be happier as Precin, Nadhir, and Joyce will make our lineup complete, next year and in the year's to come."