Bradley, McMullan set for NWCA All-Star Classic

WASHINGTON D.C. -- The heavyweight, 285 pound weight class match at the 2012 All Star Classic will feature Dom Bradley of Missouri vs Mike McMullan of Northwestern, in a match pitting the previous third place finishers at the 2011 and 2012 NCAA Wrestling Championships.

In 2010-11 Bradley was a first year starter and recorded the highest winning percentage on his team with a 30-4overall record, going 19-3 at duals. Bradley was Missouri's first Big 12 Heavyweight champion and earned All-American honors at the NCAA Championships.

Northwestern sophomore heavyweight Mike McMullan will be looking to improve on his NCAA third-place finish in 2012 (Photo/Tony Rotundo,
However, Bradley elected to take an Olympic redshirt during the 2011-2012 season and did not wrestle.

McMullan, began his collegiate wrestling career during the 2011-2012 season where he won the second most matches out of any Wildcat with a record of 29-11 overall and won the third most matches out of any Wildcat during duals with a record of 11-3. McMullan earned All-American status during his freshman season and was given the first Jake Herbert Freshman of the Year trophy.

"We are excited to have Mike wrestling in the All Star Classic," said Northwestern head coach Drew Pariano. "It is an important step for the season as this event serves as a kick off for college wrestling. It is a spotlight event and in many instances it can be a preview of the match-ups that will happen in the NCAA finals."

This match-up, never before seen at the college level, is sure to bring excitement for spectators as both wrestlers are explosive competitors who like to put points up on the board.

"We have two top notch wrestlers at the heavyweight division that will put on a great show for wrestling fans. I am certain that this matchup will help make the All Star Classic a better event for wrestling fans," said NWCA Executive Director Mike Moyer.

With this match set, fans can now look forward to future acceptances at the eight other weight classes featured in the event.

The All-Star Classic will occur on November 3, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in Bender Arena on the campus of American University in Washington D.C. To purchase tickets to the event visit American University's website at For more information on the event, visit the NWCA website and follow the NWCA Facebook and Twitter pages.

The NWCA Classic serves as a premier event to help grow the sport of wrestling. Proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the sport in the Washington DC area.


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