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    Northwestern Nabs Nation's Top Recruiting Class by WIN Magazine

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Northwestern head coach Drew Pariano's incoming wrestling class of 2014 has been named the country's top recruiting class, according to WIN Magazine.
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    Northwestern head coach Drew Pariano's incoming wrestling class of 2014 has been named the country's top recruiting class, according to WIN Magazine.
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    Dec. 10, 2013

    WIN Magazine’s Recruiting Rankings - Bios on Northwestern’s Recruiting Class

    EVANSTON, Ill. – Northwestern head coach Drew Pariano’s incoming wrestling class of 2014, where Pariano recently signed four incoming student-athletes to National Letters of Intent, has been named the country’s top recruiting class, according to WIN Magazine.

    The publication slated the Wildcats Class of 2014 as the best class in the nation, which features Bryce Brill (Mt. Carmel, Ill.), Sammy Gross (Beachwood, Ohio), Stevan Micic (Hanover Central, Ind.) and Johnny Sebastian (Bergen Catholic, N.J.).

    Here’s what WIN Magazine has to say about Drew Pariano’s second recruiting class as Northwestern’s head coach:

    "The little school that could did it again. Pariano’s historic No. 1 haul: Stevan Micic (125-133) of Cedar Lake (Ind.) Hanover Central, Bryce Brill (157) of Chicago Mount Carmel and Johnny Sebastian (184) of Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic. All are two-time state champions. Ohio champion Sammy Gross (133-141) of Beachwood also signed."

    November's WIN Magazine ranks Brill (152) and Micic (120) and Sebastian (182) as all No. 1 in their respective weight classes.

    This is Northwestern’s third top 10 class and second top 2 class in the last five seasons. The 2010 class earned a No. 2 ranking by WIN Magazine and InterMat. WIN Magazine also tabbed Northwestern’s Class of 2012 as the nation’s 10th best class.

    The Wildcats return to the mat Sunday, Dec. 15, hosting SIU-Edwardsville at 1 p.m. at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Following the match, Northwestern hosts the 51st annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships Dec. 29-30.

    NU then turns its attention to the Big Ten season, hosting Indiana on Jan. 4. Tickets are available on NUsports.com or by calling 888-GO-PURPLE (467-8775).

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