2007 USA Dream Team

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   Kellen Russell

2x National Prep Champion
Beast of the East Champion
Ironman Champion
National Cadet champion
 High School:  Blair Academy
 City: Blairstown
 State: New Jersey
 GPA:  3.2
 Senior Year Record:  23-1
 Career Record in High School:  113-6

I have been competing in scholastic wrestling for the past 13 years and in freestyle for the last four years.  Some of my major accomplishments are winning the Beast of the East Tournament, the Ironman Tournament, the National Preps twice, and winning Freestyle Nationals at Fargo as a Cadet and as a Junior.  I am most proud of being named a team captain as a junior at Blair Academy.  With this honor comes the responsibility of upholding the proud and long tradition of excellence of the Blair wrestling program.

I feel attending Blair Academy has prepared me for the next step in my life, which is to attend the University of Michigan as a student/athlete.  Both my family and I have sacrificed many things in order for me to have the opportunity to compete at the next level. 

 I am entering the University of Michigan undeclared and will explore the many academic opportunities that will be offered to me at a large school.  I plan to stay involved in wrestling long after I am no longer competing in order to give back to a sport that has given me so much.