Chris Poland
Chris Poland
Height: 5-8
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Hastings, Mich.
Major: Communications
Weight Class: 141
Previous School: Eastern Michigan

2018-19: Wrestled 22 bouts as a junior at 133 and 141 pounds...Posted 13 wins...Posted wins by decision against opponents from Bellarmine (3-2) and Southeastern (6-5) (Dec. 2)...Picked up major decisions over opponents from Tiffin (14-3) and Emmanuel (Ga.) (15-2), before defeating his opponent from Mercyhurst by decision 7-3 at the Midwest Classic (Dec. 15-16)...Picked up a 9-4 decision over his Limestone opponent (Jan. 8)...Earned wins by forfeit against Bluefield and Ohio Valley, before pinning his Truett-McConnell opponent in 2:30 (Jan. 12)...Rattled off three straight wins by decision against opponents from  Newberry (7-0, Jan. 30), Queens (N.C.) (9-4, Feb. 3) and King (Tenn.) (5-2, Feb. 10)...Advanced to the quarterfinals at the NCAA Division II Super Region II tournament (Feb. 22). 

Previous School: Wrestled at Division I Eastern Michigan for three years before coming to Coker...2017-18 EMU Deans List with a semester GPA of 3.92...EMU Studant Athletic Advisory Council and Athletes in Action captain.

High School: Attended Thornapple Kellogg where he lettered in wrestling for the Trojans...127-31 career high school record...Four-time Michigan High School Athletic Association state placer...Two-time freestyle state champ and also Greco champ while being named a USA Wrestling Junior National Greco-Roman All-American...Member of the Michigan National Team which won the Michigan Junior National Championship.

Personal: Son of Hope Middlemiss and Wade and Lori Poland...Brother of Alyssa, Brittany, Collin, Emma, and Ryan.