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Bryson
Class: Jr.
Hometown: Shoaf, Pa.
Height: 5-8
Weight: 174

Biography

At West Virginia in 2011-12
  • Finished the season with a 25-16 record
  • Was recognized as a team captain
  • Honored as a member of the NWCA’s Individual All-Academic wrestling team
  • Named to the 2012 Capital One District 2 Academic All-District At-Large Team
  • Received an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships
  • Completed his first trip to the national tournament with a 1-2 record, including a 2-1 overtime win against Wyoming’s Pat Martinez
  • Ranked as high as No. 17 throughout the season
  • Was second on the team with six wins against ranked opponents
  • Had 64 dual points for and 68 dual points against during the 2011-12 season
  • Finished the dual meet season with a 7-6 mark
  • Won three matches by fall, one by technical fall and four by major decision
  • Had a 4-2 record against Eastern Wrestling League Opponents during the dual meet season
  • Placed fifth at the EWL Championships
  • Defeated four ranked opponents (No. 31 Clay Gable, No. 25 Ty Vinson, No. 22 Curran Jacobs, and No. 19 Pat Martinez) on his way to a third-place effort at the Reno Tournament of Champions
  • Also placed second at the Navy Classic and fifth at the Washington & Jefferson Tournament
At West Virginia in 2010-11
  • Received a medical redshirt
At West Virginia in 2009-10
  • Redshirted
At West Virginia in 2008-09
  • Strong true freshman season
  • Finished with most wins among WVU freshmen (12)
  • Registered 28 takedowns, fifth-most on the team
  • Finished fourth at the EWL Championships at 184 pounds
  • Defeated Cleveland State’s JT Miller and Clarion’s Clint Podish at the league championships
  • Won three straight matches during the season, including a win by fall over Duquesne’s Ryan Sula at 5:43
  • Won by major decision at Penn State over Matt Dodds, 12-4
  • Went 4-2 at Las Vegas Invitational and was one win away from placing at tournament
  • Defeated North Carolina’s Kevin Owens, 5-0
Prep
  • Four-year letterwinner and captain at Albert Gallatin High under coach Duane Dupont
  • Was a three-year letterman in cross-country
  • Finished high school with an above 4.0 cumulative grade-point average
  • Finished in third place in 2007 and 2008 at the PIAA Tournament
  • 2008 POWERade champion
  • Four-time section champion
Personal
  • Son of Dave and Laura Bryson
  • Birthday is Aug. 29
  • One of four children
  • Majoring in exercise physiology
  • Garrett Ford Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
Bryson’s Career Statistics
Year	W	L	Dual	EWL	Falls	EWLs	NCAA
2009	12	12	6-8	3-3	1	2-2	-
2010				Redshirted
2011				Medical Redshirt
2012	25	16	7-6	4-2	3	2-2	1-2
Totals	37	28	13-14	7-5	4	4-4	1-2
                

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