Two-time All-American heavyweight Coon to redshirt

Adam Coon (Photo/Tony Rotundo,

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan senior Adam Coon, a two-year wrestling team captain and two-time NCAA All-American at heavyweight, will redshirt the 2016-17 season due to injury. Coon, who reached the nation's No. 1 ranking as a true freshman, had not yet used his redshirt season and will have one more year of eligibility.

Coon has ranked among the nation's top heavyweights over the last three seasons, claiming NCAA runner-up honors in 2015 before earning a third-place NCAA finish as a junior last season. He owns an 87-13 career record, twice leading the Wolverines with 32-win seasons, and boasts 42 bonus wins, including 26 career falls.

Coon last competed in April's 2016 USA Olympic Team Trials, where he took second place to Robbie Smith in the best-of-three championship final in the 130kg/286-pound Greco-Roman division. Coon earned a pair of dominant technical falls in the preliminary rounds to advance to the final series. He is a two-time world team member, capturing freestyle gold at the 2011 Cadet Worlds and claiming double bronze in freestyle and Greco at the 2014 Junior Worlds.

Michigan returns six starters for the 2016-17 season, including NCAA All-Americans Alec Pantaleo (149 pounds) and Brian Murphy (157) and Big Ten champion Domenic Abounader (184). The Wolverines have three additional heavyweights on their roster: freshman Dan Perry, sophomore/freshman Kostya Golobokov and senior/junior Payne Hayden.


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