Michigan's 2020-21 Depth Chart And Long-Term Lineup Projection

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Heading into the 2019-20 season, Michigan was coming off fourth and fifth-place finishes at the NCAA Championships. A month before last season started, the Wolverines made it clear they were gearing up for a title run in 2021 when they announced the Olympic redshirts of Stevan Micic, Kanen Storr, Logan Massa, and Myles Amine. While Storr did end up coming out of redshirt, the Wolverines are still primed to make a run at Iowa and the NCAA team title in St. Louis next March.

125 Pounds

WeightSpotName Grade
1251Jack MedleyRedshirt Junior
1252Kurt McHenryRedshirt Freshman
1253Chris KimFreshman

This Season: After just breaking .500 two years ago, Jack Medley turned heads last year qualifying for the NCAA Championships, hanging in the top 25 the majority of the season, and was the only wrestler to keep Spencer Lee to a regular decision. Medley should be the man for the Wolverines again this season.

Long-Term Outlook: Two-time Cadet world champion Kurt McHenry redshirted last season, but didn't wrestle a match as he continued his quest to properly grow into 125. Since he was a Cadet world champion, McHenry is eligible for an Olympic redshirt and I would expect him to take it this year so he can continue to grow into 125 and maintain all of his eligibility.

133 Pounds

WeightSpotName Grade
1331Stevan MicicRedshirt Senior
1332Dylan RagusinFreshman
1333Noah ComarRedshirt Freshman

This Season: I thought this would be a no-brainer, but Stevan Micic teased on Instagram that he could go down to 125 or go up to 141. The three-time All-American wrestles 57kg (125.4 lbs) on the senior level and is already qualified for the 2021 Olympics for Serbia so 125 makes sense. If Micic were to go down, that would allow Joey Silva to remain at 133 and the same would be the case if Micic went up to 141. However, with all of that said, I expect Micic to remain at 133.

Long-Term Outlook: Top-40 recruit in the class of 2020Dylan Ragusin, appears to be the long-term answer here for the Wolverines. During his prep career, Ragusin won two Illinois state titles, three Fargo titles, and was on two Cadet Greco-Roman world teams. Ragusin, and fellow 2020 signee, Fidel Mayora, now join their former high school teammate Will Lewan in Ann Arbor as the Wolverines boast three alumni of powerhouse Montini Catholic.

141 Pounds

WeightSpotName Grade
1411Joey SilvaRedshirt Sophomore
1412Drew MattinRedshirt Junior
1413Cole MattinSophomore
1414Ben FreemanRedshirt Junior
1415Pat NolanRedshirt Freshman

This Season: Drew Mattin is back from redshirt, his little brother Cole Mattin put together a solid season as a true freshman, and with Stevan Micic likely returning to 133, I would expect Joey Silva to bump up to 141. It's safe to say the Wolverines have plenty of options here. I believe Cole Mattin will use his redshirt this year and Silva and the elder Mattin, Drew, will battle for the starting spot. Silva was cutting a good amount last year so I think he'll grow into 141 nicely and be the man who earns the starting job. 

Long-Term Outlook: Silva still has three years of eligibility remaining and if Cole Mattin does redshirt next year he too will have three seasons left. Michigan is also in the running for the second-ranked recruit in the class of 2021, Shayne Van Ness, who projects as 141/149.

149 Pounds

WeightSpotName Grade
1491Kanen StorrRedshirt Senior
1492Nick FreemanRedshirt Sophomore
1493Nick LombardRedshirt Junior
1494Fidel MayoraFreshman

This Season: Kanen Storr will without a doubt be the man in the maize and blue this season and will be looking to end his collegiate career on a high note. Storr did begin last year in an Olympic redshirt before returning to the lineup in early January. 

Long-Term Outlook: As I mentioned above, the Wolverines are in the running for the services of Shayne Van Ness and if the blue-chipper does choose Ann Arbor could grow into this weight. Fidel Mayora was a Fargo champion in 2017 and could form a back-to-back Montini Catholic combo with Will Lewan.

157 Pounds

WeightSpotName Grade
1571Will LewanRedshirt Sophomore
1572Ameen HamdanRedshirt Junior

This Season: After a fantastic redshirt season, Will Lewan began the season ranked in the top 25 and quickly worked his way into the top 10 where he stayed almost all season. Lewan will once again be an All-American contender this season.

Long-Term Outlook: With three years of eligibility remaining, Lewan is the future year. I would be surprised if he ever outgrows the weight as well.

165 Pounds

WeightSpotName Grade
1651Cam AmineRedshirt Freshman
1652Tyler MeisingerRedshirt Senior
1653Reece HughesSenior
1654Layne Van AnrooyRedshirt Junior

This Season: Cam Amine will be the most recent Amine to don the maize and blue when he likely takes the mat as the 165-pound starter. Tyler Meisinger did surprisingly qualify for the NCAA Championships last season but did so with a losing record. During his redshirt campaign, Amine earned wins over NCAA qualifiers Cael McCormick, Izzak Olejnik, and pinned fellow stud redshirt Julian Ramirez. 

Long-Term Outlook: With four full seasons of eligibility remaining, Cam Amine is the present and future at this weight.

174 Pounds

WeightSpotName Grade
1741Logan MassaRedshirt Senior
1742Max MaylorRedshirt Sophomore
1743Jaden BullockFreshman
1744Matt McKennaFreshman

This Season: Massa looked massive training recently in Oklahoma and I believe is a title threat the moment he enters the weight. After an outstanding Olympic redshirt year where he won Senior Nationals beating Anthony Valencia, Nazar Kulchytskyy, and Mekhi Lewis. Massa moving up to 174 also allows Cam Amine to get into the lineup at 165 and in my opinion strengthen the Wolverine lineup. 

Long-Term Outlook: Fargo All-American, Ironman finalist, and two-time Virginia state champion, Jaden Bullock, was a key late get for Michigan. Bullock was originally signed with Old Dominion before the program was sadly dropped. The Wolverines are also one of the schools in the running for the fifth-ranked wrestler on the Junior Big Board, Cael Valencia.

184 Pounds

WeightSpotName Grade
1841Myles AmineRedshirt Senior
1842JT CorrellRedshirt Junior
1843Bobby StriggowRedshirt Sophomore
1844Joseph WalkerFreshman

This Season: Myles Amine is yet another Wolverine who looked massive while training in Oklahoma and I wouldn't be shocked to even see him go up to 197, but I do think he'll find a new home at 184. 

Long-Term Outlook: Joseph Walker was an under the radar get for the Wolverines. He was a state champion in Indiana which is one of the few states in the country with just one classification and was third at Super 32 last fall. If Amine does bump to 197, I would expect two-time NCAA qualifier Jelani Embree to be the man here for his final two years of eligibility.

197 Pounds

WeightSpotName Grade
1971Jelani EmbreeRedshirt Junior
1972Andrew DavisonRedshirt Junior
1973Gaige GarciaFreshman

This Season: Jelani Embree has not been a small 184-pounder the past two seasons and I think if Myles Amine goes 184, he will bump up nicely. If true freshman hammer Gaige Garcia is ready to go and I wouldn't be surprised to see him go right away as the Wolverines want to win a team title.

Long-Term Outlook: Whether he goes right away or not, Garcia is the future here. The two-time Pennsylvania state champion and 22nd ranked recruit in the class of 2020 is also a stud football player that will be suiting up for the Wolverines on the gridiron.

285 Pounds

WeightSpotName Grade
2851Mason ParrisJunior
2852Luke ReadyRedshirt Junior
2853Zachery NemecRedshirt Junior
2854Blake QuerioRedshirt Freshman
2855Brendin YatoomaFreshman

This Season:  Mason Parris was likely the most improved wrestler going from the bloodround to 28-1 and winning over 60% of his matches by bonus points. He will once again be a threat to win an NCAA title. 

Long-Term Outlook: Parris has two years of eligibility remaining so I would expect the Wolverines to begin to start looking for his replacement soon. Brendin Yatooma was a two-time Michigan state champion, but I would expect them to continue to look in the class of 2021 or 2022.


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