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Coby Mize holds his three state titles.Coby Mize holds his three state titles.

Mize picks the Patriots

     Shortly after signing their first recruit from the state of Alabama, Spencer Adams and Gary Canter added another from Alabama. Coby Mize has decided to continue his wrestling career at St. Catharine College.

     Mize is a senior from Calera High School, located in Calera, Alabama. Mize is a four-time state qualifier and a three-time state champion. He was the first ever state qualifier and the first ever state champion from Calera High School.

     Coby started racking up accomplishments when he was young when he won the Alabama Youth State Championship in the 125 pound division. He then won the Dixie Nationals Wrestling Championships. Then he returned to the Alabama Youth State Championships where he finished runner-up at 135. He then moved on to the eighth grade where he continued his dominance. He was a two-time Georgia Grind runner-up at 135 and 152 pounds with an eighth grade record of 33-0, with all the wins coming by pin. He also won the Metro Middle School Championship.

     Mize then moved on to the high school ranks where he completed his freshman season with a 50-6 record, including the 1-4A Sectionals Championship and a qualification to state. He then ended his sophomore year with a 48-4 record in the 152 pound division. He also brought home the state title in his sophomore season. He then made it back-to-back state titles in his junior year finishing with a 61-2 record in the 170 division. He completed the three peat in his final year of high school finishing with a perfect 52-0 record at 170 pounds.

     Coby Mize expressed his excitement about committing to St. Catharine saying, “I am very excited and blessed to have the opportunity to come to St. Catharine to better myself and to be able to compete on the mat at the collegiate level.”

     Head Coach Spencer Adams noted that Mize in a three sport athlete, “In high school he was doing three different sports, but when he gets here and focuses solely on wrestling for nine months out of the year he will have a chance to be something special.” “I expect Coby to wrestle in either the 165 or 174 weight class,” noted Adams.
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