Player Profiles

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Class: Sr.
Hometown: Jeannette, Pa.
Height: 5-6
Weight: 125


At West Virginia in 2011-12
  • Finished the season with a 24-8 ledger
  • Was recognized as a team captain
  • Qualified for the NCAA Championships for the third time in his career
  • Posted a 1-2 mark at the national tournament, earning his first NCAA Championships win with a 7-5 decision over Maryland’s Shane Gentry
  • Ranked as high as No. 16 throughout the season
  • Led the team with 30 takedowns during the dual meet season
  • Accrued 81 dual points for and allowed 34 dual points against
  • Included in his 24 wins were two wins against ranked opponents
  • Tied for third on the team with six wins by fall in addition to having one win by technical fall and one win by major decision
  • Placed second at the EWL Championships for the third consecutive season, falling only to Pitt’s Anthony Zanetta by way of a 3-2 decision
  • Placed first at the Navy Classic and the Washington & Jefferson Tournament
  • Had a 10-3 overall record in dual meets, including a 4-2 mark in EWL dual meets
  • Defeated No. 20 Shane Gentry of Maryland in a dual meet, 10-3
  • Pinned Kory Mines in the team’s upset victory over No. 10 Edinboro
At West Virginia in 2010-11
  • Earned the most victories on the team with 28, finishing with a 28-10 record
  • Ranked as high as No. 18 in the country
  • Earned a second consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships, where he lost his two matches to No. 18 Matthew Snyder of Virginia and No. 27 Steven Keith of Harvard
  • Came in fourth at the Reno Tournament of Champions, where he lost to Wyoming’s Tyler Cox by a 5-3 decision after wrestling in eight prior bouts for the day
  • Came in second place at the EWL Championships, falling to rival Anthony Zanetta of Pitt by a 3-0 decision
  • Arrived in first place at the Washington & Jefferson College Open after going 5-0 at the tourney
  • Tied for first on team with most takedowns (75)
  • Defeated No. 17 Aaron Kalil of Navy at the Reno tournament by a 10-2 major decision, having lost to him two weeks earlier in Las Vegas by a 3-2 decision
  • Went 2-2 at the Las Vegas Invitational, including a loss to No. 3-ranked and eventual national champion Anthony Robles of Arizona State
  • Went 2-1 at the Sprawl & Brawl with wins over opponents from Rutgers and Sacred Heart
  • Beat Ohio’s No. 31-ranked Gabe Ramos by a 4-3 decision and Lock Haven’s No. 33 Nick Hyatt by an 18-2 technical fall
  • Won eight consecutive bouts early in the season
  • Tied for second on the team with best EWL record (7-2), had the most decision victories (12), was second with major decision wins (8) and tied for second in technical falls (2)
  • Earned seven pins for the season
  • Had three wins over ranked opponents and was second on the team in near-fall points (53)
  • Went 12-3 in dual meets for the year, earning 47 dual points to his opponents’ nine
  • Started every dual match for the team at 125 pounds
At West Virginia in 2009-10
  • Started every dual meet at 125 pounds except the Sprawl and Brawl
  • Earned an impressive 16-10 overall record
  • Went 5-1 in the EWL and 7-4 overall in dual matches
  • Doubled his opponents’ points in dual matches, 26-13
  • Had an incredible 41 takedowns for the year, second-best for the team
  • Earned three victories by pin
  • Came in second place at the Washington & Jefferson College Open, falling only to Ryan Link of Pitt-Johnstown
  • Pinned Duquesne’s Taylor Wilde in 47 seconds
  • Achieved a second-place finish at the EWL Championships, defeating Ronald Butler of Cleveland State and No. 8 Eric Morrill of Edinboro for the second time of the season
  • Participated at the NCAA Championships, falling to Frank Lomas of Cal-State Bakersfield and Garrett Frey of Princeton
  • Four-year letterwinner at Penn Trafford High under coach Larry Hohman
  • Three-time state champion
  • Three-time WPIAL champion
  • 2009 Tribune-Review Wrestler of the Year
  • Two-time captain
  • Went 44-0 as a junior at the 112-pound division
  • 2008 Junior Nationals Freestyle All-American
  • Named to the 2008 ASICS Honorable Mention All-America Wrestling Team for the second time and earned the Greensburg Tribune-Review Wrestler of the Year award
  • Finished runner-up at the USA Northeast Regional in 2008
  • Won the Eastern Area Invitational and Westmoreland County Tournament
  • Tabbed the 14th-best recruit nationally by InterMat
  • Registered a 46-0 overall mark as a sophomore at 103 pounds
  • Placed first in sectionals, regionals and at states
  • Won five tournaments, including King of the Mountain, the POWERade Tournament and the Westmoreland County Tournament
  • Was selected to the 2007 ASICS Honorable Mention All-America Wrestling Team
  • Finished the season ranked third among all weight classes and second among all sophomores by InterMat
  • Son of Mike and Denise Young
  • Birthday is Sept. 11
  • Has one brother
  • Majoring in physical education teacher education
Young’s Career Statistics
Year	W	L	Dual	EWL	Falls	EWLs	NCAA
2010	16	10	7-4	5-1	3	2-1	0-2
2011	28	10	12-3	7-2	7	2-1	0-2
2012	24	8	10-3	4-2	6	2-1	1-2
Totals	68	28	29-10	16-5	16	6-3	1-6

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