World-bound wrestlers at NMU

MARQUETTE – Four athletes bound for the World University Championships are among those participating at USA Wrestling’s Greco-Roman University World Team training camp being held at Northern Michigan University this week and running through Sunday.

The group, which includes the four athletes from NMU’s Olympic Training Site, arrived on June 29 and depart Monday for the international tournament in Pecs, Hungary, that runs July 10-12. The four athletes from the NMU OTS that have made it to the World University Championships are Sammy Jones, Kendrick Sanders, Orry Elor and recent NMU graduate Toby Erickson.

NMU is also hosting an Olympic medalist at this week’s camp, head coach Rodney Smith, who earned bronze in Greco-Roman wrestling at 68 kilograms at the 1992 Barcelona Games.