Head Coach Mark Manning and the Husker wrestling program announced on Tuesday that Micah Barnes has signed a scholarship to compete with the team starting in the 2012-13 season.
Barnes comes to Nebraska after a successful career at Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights, Minn., where he wrestled for four years. He racked up 138 victories during his time as a Spartan, pinning 74 opponents.
The Minnesota native's best season came as a senior in 2012 when Barnes won the Class AA state title at 170 pounds, capping a perfect 47-0 season. In his final season wrestling for Coach Will Short, Barnes recorded 34 pins and six major decisions en route to being named Pioneer Press Wrestler of the Year. Simley won its fifth consecutive Class AA team title, finishing the season with a 29-3 dual meet record.
Barnes joins 13 other newcomers to the Husker wrestling program that will begin their careers in 2012-13.