Michigan Wolverines Sign 2023 All-American Wrestler Lucas Davison
Michigan wrestling added another key recruit Thursday when 2023 All-American Lucas Davison entered their portal and committed to join. Davison will replace national champion Mason Parris at heavyweight class.
As a redshirt freshman, the 197-pounder went unbeaten in dual matches while winning three out of four open tournaments and being honored as an All-American twice over.
Early Life and Education
Lucas Davison was an All-American wrestler for Northwestern Wildcats, competing in both 2022 and 2023 NCAA Wrestling Championships as an heavyweight division competitor. A native of Indiana, he recently announced his plans to transfer to Michigan by entering their transfer portal earlier this month and replacing departing 2023 national champion Mason Parris on their maize and blue roster.
As a child, Davison explored various sports such as football, baseball and soccer – but wrestling remained his true calling. Now an accomplished Chesterton senior wrestling for Northwestern, Davison won his first state title at 195 pounds this year – living together with Andrew in their shared house and taking classes together at Northwestern as well as plannig to major in biology.
Through his youth in Chesterton, David tried basketball, football and soccer – however wrestling proved his true calling as he became the 195-pound state champion both junior and senior years.
He qualified for the NCAA Tournament each of his five competitive seasons at Northwestern, earning All-American honors twice and becoming an All-Star in 2023. Parris will join Michigan Wolverines next season as they look for another National Champion to replace him as they attempt to defend their national championship title from 2023-2024.
Davison found himself wrestling No. 6 Harvard grappler Yaraslay Slavikouski in a tight match, before emerging victorious via sudden victory. Unfortunately he lost to No. 2 Wyatt Hendrickson for third place but remains proud of his performance and credits his team and coaching staff with their success – with plans in place to continue winning next year!
Achievement and Honors
Lucas Davison, a 195-pound junior from Chesterton, tried out football, basketball and soccer before finding his niche in wrestling. As two-time state champion as well as having earned state runners-up positions and sectional and district titles.
He competed for Northwestern on four separate occasions and twice received All-American recognition. Now he will step in for 2023 National Champion Mason Parris at heavyweight for the Wolverines.
At the Big Ten Tournament, Smith managed to beat No. 16 Lucas Davison in dramatic fashion by pinning him within 2:18 of start time – becoming his second consecutive win against a ranked wrestler and giving himself an opportunity to compete in the NCAA Tournament.
Lucas Davison quickly found his calling: wrestling. Born and raised in Chesterton, Indiana – Lucas often dabbled with basketball, football and soccer before returning to wrestling mats as his ultimate passion.
At Northwestern, he made the most of his time by earning All-American honors twice and placing sixth at nationals this year. Now he’s off to Michigan where he will replace 2023 national champion Mason Parris as heavyweight division competitor.
Two brothers attending Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management live and take classes together in their house. Every morning between 5:00am and 6:00am they lift weights before embarking on internships or practice together on mats – making sure to spend quality time outside of class together as well.
Lucas Davison has amassed an estimated net worth between $1 Million – $5 Million as a result of his primary career as a TikTok Star.
Making one of the larger weight class shifts from 197 to 285, Davison had no trouble adapting, quickly scoring three straight decisions by five or more points at his first tournament outing. Alongside redshirt junior Troy Fisher who could experience a breakout season at 157 and graduate transfer David Ferrante showing promise at 165, these additions may enable Wildcats to make an impressionful national statement this year.
He is best-known for playing Caleb Temple on CBS’ American Gothic television drama series and as Special Agent Christopher Lasalle in NCIS: New Orleans.