Wrestling



    Marc Bennett  
    Marc Bennett

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Martinsville, Ind.

    High School:
    Martinsville

    Weight:
    184


    Junior Year (2006-07)
    Had a breakout season in his first year at 184 pounds, bringing a mark of 33-13 and his first appearance at the NCAA Championships ... suffered a close 5-4 loss in the first round before rattling off three straight wins in the consolation round, including a pin fall of No. 8 Joseph Rovelli ... held a 13-4 mark in dual meets including a 3-4 record in Big Ten action ... posted five major decisions and eight pin falls on the year ... finished eighth at the Big Ten Championships, earning one of two at-large selections to NCAAs ... held a 7-8 record on the season against ranked wrestlers, including wins over then-No. 3 Alex Clemsen of Edinboro and then-No. 4 Raymond Jordan of Missouri ... earned his first college title by winning the season-opening Michigan State Open (11/12) ... won his first 10 matches of the year ... earned a fifth-place finish at the CKLV Invitational (12/2) after winning six straight matches in the wrestleback ... also grabbed fifth place at Midlands.

    Sophomore Year (2005-06)
    A solid starter for the Hoosiers at 174 pounds ... finished with a 12-16 overall record, going 8-9 in duals and 2-6 in Big Ten matches ... collected seven falls on the year ... registered an upset victory over No. 19 Danny Burk of Northern Illinois at the FITE Duals in a 9-7 victory ... recorded 29 dual points for the Hoosiers ... finished second at the Mat Town Invitational ... won four straight bouts from 12/10-18.

    Freshman Year (2004-05)
    Opened the season with a fourth-place finish at the Missouri Freshman/Sophomore Open on 11/27 ... went 3-2 in the effort, turning in his first-career major decision with a 16-4 defeat of Scott Vaughn of Campbellsville ... finished fifth at the Central Missouri State Roger Denker Open (1/15), tallying another 3-2 triumph ... posted his first-career fall and second major decision with a pin at 1:53 and a 16-5 victory, respectively, at the Open ... posted an overall 2004 record of 7-4 and a dual mark of 1-0.

    Prep/Personal
    Four-time sectional champion ... state runner-up as a senior ... finished high school career with a 133-25 record ... recorded 72 career pins ... a notable standout in football ... named all-conference honorable mention ... earned a total of six letters during his high school campaign ... has one brother, Matt, and two sisters, Elizabeth and Whitney ... son of Debbie and Jeff Bennett ... born on Nov. 28, 1984 ... majoring in Parks and Recreation Management.

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