Wrestling

Derek Garcia

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sedro Woolley, Wash.

High School:
Sedro Woolley

Weight:
165

Major:
Agriculture Systems Management

Derek Garcia

Ohio State Career Honors- Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

2012-13 - Posted runner-up and sixth-place finishes at Harris Open (Nov. 17) and Michigan State Open (Nov. 11), respectively, en route to 7-3 overall record ... fall time of 36 seconds vs. Connor Brancheau of Michigan at Michigan State Open served as third-fastest fall time on team in 2013.

2011-12 - 13-13 overall; 8-9 in dual action; 4-4 in Big Ten ... finished fifth at Eastern Michigan Open (Nov. 5) ... first-career Big Ten win came against Indiana's Anthony Fretwell (Dec. 18), an 11-0 major decision ... scored huge 6-5 victory over Iowa's and No. 6 Mike Evans (Jan. 20) en route to helping Buckeyes defeat No. 2 Hawkeyes, 21-9 ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

Prior to Ohio State- No. 1 in the nation at 160 pounds ... four-time Washington state champion; just sixth wrestler in state history to win four individual titles ... named to 2010 ASICS First Team All-America roster ... trained with U.S. National Team in Colorado Springs, Colo., for five months ... competed at Petko Sirakov/Ivan Illiev Junior International tournament in Bulgaria and finished fifth ... 2009 Outstanding Wrestler at Junior Nationals ... quarterback at Sedro Woolley; led team to Class 3A state playoffs; Skagit Valley Herald Offensive Player of the Year.

Personal- Son of Jeret and Donna ... has one sister Jalysse.

Derek Garcia Career Statistics

Year Weight Record Dual Big Ten MD TF Pins Team Points
2012-13 165 7-3 0-0 0-0 1 - 2 0
2011-12 157 13-13 8-9 4-4 2 - 1 29
Total 20-16 8-9 4-4 3 - 3 29


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