April 21, 2006
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State wrestling coach Tom Minkel announced the signings of three for the class of 2010, inking Nick Anurak of Hartland, Mich., Noel Faison of Cox, Va., and Alex Strachan Brighton, Mich., to National Letters of Intent the week of April 17.
"These three young men are an outstanding addition to our program," Minkel said. "I am confident they will have a great impact on our team over the course of their careers here."
Anurak, the 275-pound Michigan state champion in 2006, was a back-to-back state finalist, taking second as a junior and finishing his final two years at Hartland High School with a 99-4 record. He also claimed a sixth-place finish at 215 pounds as a sophomore with 53 victories. He will compete for the Spartans at 285 pounds in the fall.
Faison, a three-time Virginia state champion and NHSCA All-American as a freshman, will come to MSU after an outstanding second place outing at the High School Senior National Championships last month. Faison, who will wrestle at 125 pounds for the Spartans, also took fourth at the Junior National Championships a year ago.
Strachan was a state placer for the first time this past season, claiming second at 275 pounds with a 40-6 record. He fell to Anurak, 11-10, in the Michigan Division I finals. He will also compete for the Green and White at 285 pounds.
The Spartan wrestling team finished 18th in the nation in 2006.