Player Profiles



Colin                              Johnston
Colin
Johnston
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Eighty-Four, Pa.
Height: 5-7
Weight: 141
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

At West Virginia in 2012-13
  • Returned to the mat after missing the previous two seasons due to shoulder injuries
  • Ranked as high as No. 17 to begin the season
  • Battled through various injuries on his way to a 7-12 record
  • Started 10 dual meets
  • Recorded one win by fall and one win by tech fall
  • Tallied 15 takedowns, 17 escapes and 58 dual points for
  • Competed at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational
  • Placed fourth at the Big 12 Championships
At West Virginia in 2011-12
  • Medical redshirt
At West Virginia in 2010-11
  • Redshirted
At West Virginia in 2009-10
  • Started every dual meet at 133 pounds
  • Ranked No. 18 in the country for majority of season for the class
  • Earned a 21-4 record, including a 5-1 mark in the EWL and 10-3 mark in dual matches
  • Had 41 dual points compared to his opponents’ 10
  • Tallied 36 takedowns for the year and had six victories by pin
  • Took First at the Washington & Jefferson College Open
  • Earned a third-place finish at the Reno Tournament of Champions, defeating Wyoming’s Cory Vombaur twice in the process and Kasey Garnhart (Wyoming) for the second time on the year
At West Virginia in 2008-09
  • Had a standout season as a true freshman
  • Posted a 9-9 overall mark, with an 8-6 dual record
  • Registered 24 takedowns and 12 near-fall points
  • Finished second at the EWL Championships at 141 pounds, losing in a close match to 13th-ranked Tyler Nauman of Pitt, 4-3, in the title bout
Prep
  • Four-year grappler at Canon-McMillan High
  • Coached by former WVU wrestler Chris Mary
  • Captained squad for two years
  • Ranked 35th nationally by InterMat
  • Posted a 164-10 career high school record
  • 2006 PIAA State Champion
  • Finished the 2007 PIAA Tournament as runner-up
  • Placed third in the 2008 PIAA Tournament
  • Three-time POWERade Champion (2004, 2005, 2007)
  • 2006 POWERade runner-up
  • Was a four-time WPIAL Class AAA Champion on the Dapper Dan Team
  • One of only 16 wrestlers in WPIAL history to win four championships
  • Selected to wrestle for the Dream Team in the 2008 Dream Team Classic, a tournament comprised of 13 of the 14 top-ranked seniors in the nation
  • 2007 Junior National Freestyle Champion
  • Member of Quest School of Wrestling
Personal
  • Son of Bob and Andrea Johnston
  • Birthday is Feb. 6
  • One of three children
  • Majoring in physical education teacher education
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
Johnston’s Career Statistics
Year	W	L	Dual	Conf	Falls	NCAA
2009	9	9	8-6	4-2	1	-
2010	21	4	10-3	5-1	6	-
2011			Redshirted
2012			Medical Redshirt
2013	7	12	4-6	0-4	1	-
Totals	37	25	22-15	9-7	8	-

Related Articles

Johnston Claims Big 12 Wrestler of the Week Award
Posted: 1.20.14

Wrestling: Three Ranked in Top 20
Posted: 1.5.10

Johnston Named Athlete of the Week
Posted: 1.4.10


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