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The Tech’s Athlete of the Week: Glenn J. Geesman ’09

Glenn J. Geesman ’09 qualified for the Division III national tournament after bringing down the house with five pins to win the New England College Conference Wrestling Association heavyweight championship this past weekend. After delivering a 6-1 performance in the 285-pound weight class, including five wins by fall that give him 21 pins for the season, Geesman will take his nationwide status to Cedar Rapids, Iowa in two weeks. The junior sensation ranks in the top three in the country in pins in all divisions, while sporting an impressive 31-5 record.

Geesman’s title makes him the first New England champion from MIT in 13 years, while his trip to the national tournament will be the first for an Engineer wrestler since Gregory T. Walker ’03 qualified in 2002. With five pins in a total time of 16:46, Geesman earned recognition for most falls in least time.

Overall, MIT (28 points) finished 12th out of 15 teams at the conference meet hosted by the University of Southern Maine. Rhode Island College won the event with a score of 121.

­—Jeff Lemieux, DAPER Staff