OJC Press Release ID: 2792

Wednesday, May 9, 2018


A.J Hinkle Signs with Colorado Mesa University
 

OJC is proud to announce that OJC wrestler and TRiO student Anthony (A.J.) Hinkle signed with Colorado Mesa University’s wrestling program. Hinkle has been wrestling for nine years. Hinkle has an impressive wrestling career. While at OJC he earned the National All-American title last year. Hinkle is a two-time high school state placer, two-time freestyle state champion, two-time Greco state champion, and Brute Adidas National champion.

Hinkle explained that wrestling has played a big part in his life. He loves getting out on the mat and showing his opponents what he can do. Hinkle is excited to be able to continue wrestling after OJC at Colorado Mesa University. He thanks OJC Head Wrestling Coach Matt Paeth, for his support while wrestling at OJC. Those around Hinkle attest to the fact that he has one of the most positive personalities and is a hard worker. According to Hinkle he not only loves wrestling but has a creative side and a talent for drawing.

Before he came to OJC Hinkle wrestled for Allen High School in Allen, Texas. He was born in Syracuse, New York but raised in Houston, Texas. Hinkle is the youngest of his siblings. He has six sisters and one brother. Hinkle aspires to be a high school wrestling coach. He would also like to be involved or have a career in art as an artistic designer.

At OJC Hinkle completed an Associates of Arts degree, with an emphasis in education. He is considering a degree in either education or business. Hinkle would like to coach in some capacity whether it is on the side or as a full time job.

For more information on OJC’s wrestling program contact head coach Mathew Paeth at 719-384-6974. For more information on OJC’s TRiO program contact TRiO director Todd Werner at 719-384-6835.

 

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OJC is proud to announce that OJC wrestler and TRiO student Anthony (A.J.) Hinkle signed with Colorado Mesa University’s wrestling program. Hinkle has been wrestling for nine years.