Rick Johnston talks with this week's Athletes of the Week Michael Gorman, Cole Gracey and Jordan Thome.
2010-11: Forged an 8-10 overall record ... went 0-2 in dual matches ... appeared in duals against Brown and Boston University ... compiled a 5-2 mark at the East Stroudsburg Open en route to a third-place showing ... also competed at the Clarion Open, Oklahoma-Gold Classic and All-Academy Championships.
2009-10: Registered an 8-8 overall record ... placed second at the Hitchcock Classic, posting a 3-1 mark at the tournament ... finished second at the New York State Championships "B" draw, going 2-1 with a major decision ... went 2-2 at the Binghamton Open with a major decision ... also participated at the Body Bar Invitational and the Southern Scuffle.
2008-09: Compiled an 11-18 mark with a 3-9 record in duals in his first season ... collected three pins, two major decisions and one technical fall ... placed fifth at the Binghamton Open ... won first two matches at the Binghamton Open ... following loss, won three straight and finished fifth ... pinned Mike Hartman of Sacred Heart at the Body Bar Invitational ... earned a major decision against Jordon Larson of Northern State at the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas, Nev. ... won dual matches opposite Boston, Harvard and Franklin & Marshall ... win against F&M was a third-period pin ... secured a technical fall against Matthew Leisy of the Coast Guard at the Academy Championships.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL: State qualifier and sectional champion at Marlington High School ... also named all-conference and all-county during his career ... two-time team captain ... also a standout football player ... all-county and all-conference quarterback and team captain ... played baseball as well, earning all-county and all-conference honors as a catcher ... spent one year at USMAPS under coaches Austin Milster and Ed Gibbons ... named a NCWA All-American after finishing runner-up and conference champion.
PERSONAL: Michael Joseph Gorman was born Oct. 10, 1988 in Canton, Ohio ... son of Daniel and Gigi Gorman ... has one older brother, Eric, and two younger brothers, Jessie and Matt ... enjoys writing, working out, playing piano, reading and playing video games in his spare time ... majoring in Literature.