MHS alum Andrus places 2nd at US team trials

Youth was no barrier for Manhattan High grad Steve Andrus, as he nearly qualified for the 2012 London Olympic games over the weekend.  Andrus is a senior-to-be on the Michigan State wrestling team, but is also one of the best young Greco-Roman wrestlers in the country.  In Greco-Roman, only the upper body can be used to wrestle and not the legs.  The former Indian and current Spartan was a wild card at 120 kilograms, and went 3-0 in the challenge bracket. Andrus wrestled 2008 Olympian Dremiel Byers of the US Army in the finals, but was defeated 2-0.  Andrus didn’t qualify for London, but will now be a part of the US Olympic program.  He is a heavyweight for Michigan State, and wrestled in the NCAA championships this past season, where he went 1-2.