May 16, 2012
DeKALB, Ill. - The Northern Illinois wrestling team announced the signing of three more signees to their 2012-13 recruiting class. The newest additions bring the total count to eight newcomers for the upcoming season.
"I am proud to announce the signing of these three additions to the Huskie family," said Head Coach Ryan Ludwig. "They have passion for the sport and the will to accomplish their goals. These are young men of character that will mesh well with our philosophy here at Northern. My staff and I can't wait to get them on campus to start working with them."
The three newest Huskies include NIU's third signee from Michigan in Shawn Scott (Holly, Mich./Holly HS), along with Texan Braun Marquez (Amarillo, Texas/Randall HS) and New Jersey native Bryan Laughlin (East Rutherford, N.J./Becton Regional HS).
All three signees earned high school All-American honors following the 2011-12 season.
Complete bios for each signee are listed below.
Class of 2012 Signees
*Billy Chancey 160 Braidwood, Ill. (Reed-Custer HS)
*Trace Engelkes 160 Winnebago, Ill. (Winnebago HS)
Bryan Loughlin 182 East Rutherford, N.J. (Becton Regional HS)
*Tanner Lowe 285 Coon Rapids, Minn. (Coon Rapids HS)
Braun Marquez 113 Amarillo, Texas (Randall HS)
*Andrew Morse 152 Alto, Mich. (Lowell HS)
*Gabriel Morse 145 Alto, Mich. (Lowell HS)
Shawn Scott 215 Holly, Mich. (Holly HS)
*Signed in November
East Rutherford, N.J.
Becton Regional HS
High School: Recorded an 87-24 record in four seasons at Becton Regional High School... Four-time all-conference honoree and a team captain for two seasons... Placed fourth at state as a senior after winning the conference and sectional tournaments... Went 42-2 in 2011-12 with 35 pins to earn all-area and all-state recognition... Set the BRHS record for most wins in a single season... Helped the Wildcats take the Meadowlands Conference, the Group 2 County and District 15 team championships during his senior season... Placed sixth at Senior Nationals at 184 pounds, defeating Oklahoma State signee Kyle Crutchmer in the process... Posted a 16-5 record with 12 pins as a junior, winning the conference title at 171 and taking third at sectionals... Contributed to team's conference and District 15 championships in 2010-11... Placed third at 152 pounds in the conference tournament as a sophomore.
Personal: Born September 12, 1994, in Hackensack, N.J... Son of Eugene and Deborah Loughlin... Admires Kyle Dake.
High School: Two-time state champion and three-time placewinner at the Texas state tournament... Finished his senior season 37-5 en route to conference, sectional and state championships... Placed second at 113 pounds in the NHSCA Senior National Tournament... Won the 112 pound state championship following his junior season... Took seventh place at the NHSCA Junior Nationals in 2011... Earned a third place finish in the state tournament at 103 pounds in 2010... Helped Randall Raiders to state team championships in 2010 and 2011.
Personal: Born September 13, 1993, in Alva, Okla... Son of Jaret and Angela Marquez... Enjoys biking and longboarding... Admires Rulon Gardner
High School: Registered a 215-22 record in four seasons at Holly High School... Four-time all-conference and all-area selection... Also a four-time Michigan state tournament qualifier... Three-time all-state honoree and team captain with the Bronchos... Went 54-0 with 30 pins during his senior season, winning the Flint Metro League and sectional titles in the process... Won the Michigan Division 2 state championship in 2011-12 at 215 pounds... Earned team MVP, all-conference, all-area and first team all-state honors as a senior... Took fourth place at the Senior Nationals Tournament while wrestling at 195 pounds... Took second place at state as a junior with a 54-2 record... Won the conference and sectional titles at 215 in 2010-11... Earned a fourth place at state as a sophomore, while winning a conference title and a second place sectional finish.
Personal: Born December 8, 1993, in Pontiac, Mich... Son of Don and Cari Scott... Plans to major in business.