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MX News Update 2024

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The Brock men’s wrestling team welcomes Jacob Perez-Shinabery

The Brock Badgers announced the addition of Jacob Perez-Shinabery to their men’s wrestling team for the 2024-2025 season.

Hailing from St. Marys, Ohio, Perez-Shinabery brings a wealth of talent and determination as he currently competes in the 138-pound weight class.

Perez-Shinabery toured many post-secondary campuses across the United States, but felt Brock was the place for him to study business and continue competing in wrestling.

“After meeting with the Brock coach Marty Calder and his team on two separate occasions, I knew this is where I belonged,” Perez-Shinabery said. ‘The team were very welcoming and the athletics facilities are top class.’

Despite suffering a series of setbacks during his high school career due to serious injuries, Perez-Shinabery’s continued commitment and support from his parents, John and Amy, and coaches propelled him forward.

His recent accolades include capturing a national championship title at the 2023 NUWAY Combat Summer Nationals in Atlantic City, where he went undefeated and qualified for two state championships. Perez-Shinabery attends St. Marys Memorial High School and competes.

“We are pleased to welcome Jacob to our program at Brock beginning in September,” said Calder. “Coming from a robust wrestling program in Ohio, Jacob brings the expertise of top-level coaches and a dedicated support network fully behind his pursuit of excellence in wrestling.”

Perez-Shinabery’s journey in wrestling began at the age of four, driven by his deep admiration for the sport, instilled by his grandfather’s love for wrestling and football.

Under the guidance of highly decorated collegiate coach Miron Kharchilava at the Team Miron Club for nine years, Perez-Shinabery not only honed his wrestling skills, but also imparted valuable life lessons about integrity and resilience both on and off the mat.

Additionally, Brock’s unique offering of freestyle wrestling appealed to Perez-Shinabery because it is not widely available in the United States collegiate system.

“I am excited to begin this new chapter at Brock University,” said Perez-Shinabery. “I am grateful for the opportunity to continue my passion for wrestling while pursuing my education. I look forward to donning the Badger singlet and training alongside a great group of student-athletes.”

In choosing Brock, Perez-Shinabery cited the university’s renowned Goodman School of Business and the opportunity to earn his Bachelor of Business Administration degree as key factors.

“We look forward to Jacob’s arrival and are confident he will make a significant contribution to our program,” Calder said. “We look forward to seeing him thrive alongside his teammates as we continue our tradition of excellence.”

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Jacob Perez-Shinabery and Brock men’s wrestling head coach Marty Calder.