CMU big man Jarod Trice to compete at University Worlds in Italy

By Scott David | Oct. 05, 2010, 4:34 p.m. (ET)
MOUNT PLEASANT - Central Michigan junior heavyweight Jarod Trice will represent the United States at the 2010 University World Championships later this month in Italy.

Trice will be part of the United States' Greco-Roman roster. He will compete in the 120 kg (264.5 pounds) weight class.

The Greco-Roman competition is scheduled for Oct. 29-30 in Torino, Italy.

"I think it's a great honor for him to represent the United States at the world championships," said CMU head coach Tom Borrelli. "It should be a great experience for him not only from a wrestling standpoint but also to have the opportunity to see another part of the world."

Trice finished runner-up at the University World Team Trials in both freestyle and Greco-Roman in May. He swept the freestyle and Greco-Roman titles at the 2010 University Nationals.

One of Trice's coaches in Italy will be John Matthews, a member of CMU's inaugural hall of fame class (1984) who was a part of the United States Olympic teams in 1976 and 1980.

Trice earned All-America honors after placing eighth at heavyweight at the 2010 NCAA Championships. He won four straight consolation bracket matches to secure All-America honors. Trice won the heavyweight title at Midlands in 2010 and won 20 consecutive matches during the season, tied for the second longest winning streak in school history.

He is a two-time national qualifier with a career record of 50-17.

CMU opens the 2010-11 season at the Eastern Michigan Open on Saturday, Nov. 6. The Chippewas' first dual meet is slated for Nov. 19 at Cornell.