2x State Champ @ 145, 138
5th @ 132
“I love everything about the Academy and what they’re about. I know that by going to Air Force, I will be receiving a top-notch education.
Plus, I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve my country.
I feel a connection to the coaches there. I really feel like Air Force will have a great program in the future, and I want to be a part of that.”
The Academy is about discipline, integrity, and, most importantly, selflessness. You have to learn to put others and your country before you to be able to serve with the best of your ability.”
“I believe we have the greatest country in the world where everyone has the freedom to be anything they want. To know I had a part in protecting the people of our nation and their freedoms, I believe, is one of the greatest things someone can do.”
Maryland, Maryville, North Dakota State, Northern Illinois, Stanford, Wyoming
“It’s always been my dream to go D1. So I really only considered the Division 1 schools unless a D2 could give me a great offer.”
“Well, I was looking at scholarships. How much money do I have to pay at other colleges because Air Force I don’t have to.
Also, the coaches and their style.
I thought Air Force was a good fit for my character and style of wrestling.”
“Someone who works with all he’s got to be great; that pushes his teammates and himself to be the best version of themselves they can be.
Growing up, my dad always taught hard work beats talent. I wasn’t the most athletic kid growing up. But I worked my butt off to be successful.”
“I’m going to start out at 157 and maybe just see how my weight ends up throughout the year.
I will be going to the prep school.”
“Handfighting mostly [work on].”
“Winning state and placing at some national tourneys.”
“Well, I’ve won State twice now, so definitely expect that third. But I want to score bonus points for my team because we have a real chance at a State title.”
“Freshman year will probably be a redshirt. But after that, I want to start varsity and become an All-American.”
“I accomplished my goals and became a better man along the way.”
“They seem to be an amazing program with awesome opportunities. The coaches seem to be great guys, and they’re an up and coming program.”
The Fun Fact
“I love being outdoors, so Colorado Springs will be a great fit.”
D1 School located in Colorado Springs, CO.
Had 0 National Qualifiers for 2020 National Tournament.
Class of 2021
#112 Tucker Owens – Mustang, OK
Brenden Barnes – Benedictine, VA
Lucas Cochran – Box Elder, UT
Mason Ding – Carrollton Creekview, TX
Brooks Gable – Dallastown, PA
Jack Ganos – Arrowhead, WI
Nick Gonzalez – Montini, IL
Matthew Kaplan – Lake Highland Prep, FL
Bryce Shelton – Marian Central Catholic, IL