Akron St.V-St.Mary (2002) State Champ Wrestler
High School All-American
Cleveland State U. Wrestler, National Qualifier
Ryan Hurley Cleveland State career
Mike's Cleveland State career
2002 State Championship Results
Senior National Championship (Video)
Four-time National Team Member
Three-time High School All-American
2002 State Champion
Two-time State Runner-Up
Unknwn Stores - Miami / Cleveland
I knew that I needed Christ through my every day life, not just in sports, even though it helps a lot in sports. I think I need to be a role model because a lot of kids look up to me. But, I want them to look up to me for more than wrestling, like for my relationship with God.
One day I was walking the hall at school during my senior year at Akron St. V-St. Mary, and my friend, Chad Mraz, asked me to come to meet with a friend of his at lunch time to talk about God. His friend, John Saucier from TEAM JAM, would visit each week at lunch time to explain how to get closer to Christ. Once we began talking I knew that was exactly what I was looking for. It came at the perfect time in my life. I didn’t even wait once it was explained to me how I could have Him as my Savior. I prayed right there at lunch time the first time we met.
I was so excited I told my brother Ryan and most of my best friends. I wanted to do what ever I could to find an excuse to get my friends together to talk about how they could know him to. Ryan made the same decision a week later.
I know now that I can’t live without God. I know what gifts and abilities that He’s given me and I can’t let Him down. I have a responsibility to keep Him first and make sure that God knows He’s first and that I am grateful for what He’s given me.