Wrestling



    Matt Coughlin  
    Matt Coughlin

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Evansville, Ind.

    High School:
    Mater Dei

    Weight:
    149/157


    Junior Season (2008-09)
    Tallied a 16-7 overall record that included six pins and a tech fall ... won nine of 13 starts for the Hoosiers ... took second place at the Cleveland State Open, ripping off four straight wins to reach the finals ... began the Midlands with a pair of victories, including a fall in the second round ... notched a `W' in four of five bouts at the Hoosier Duals ... dropped just one of his first 12 matches to start the season ... began the season ranked 14th nationally.

    Sophomore Season (2007-08)
    Made his second trip to the NCAA Championships in as many seasons ... took a fifth place finish at the Big Ten Championships with all four of his matches being decided by one or two points ... completed the year at 25-11 overall, 16-5 in duals with three pins and a major decision ... went 5-3 in Big Ten duals ... began the season by winning his first 14 matches and ascending as high as #3 in the national rankings ... that stretch included a Michigan State Open title, 5-0 showing at the Hoosier Duals and back-to-back wins at the F.I.T.E. Duals ... pinned Northwestern's 165-pound starter, Dominic Marella, in less than a minute during the MSU Open finals and beat him 3-1 in the conference dual match ... won two contests at the Midlands ... grabbed a `W' in all three matches at the Hoosier Quad ... downed #11 Tyler Safratowich of Minnesota, 6-4, at the Big Tens ... avenged a regular season loss to Illinois' Roger Smith-Bergsrud with a 3-2 triumph in the Big Ten fifth-place match ... finished the regular season ranked 18th nationally at 165-lbs.

    Freshman Season (2006-07)
    Earned a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Championships with three wins over nationally-ranked opponents in the process ... earned a 2-1 decision over No. 2 Matthew Storniolo in the second round of the NCAAs ... also recorded an 11-6 victory over No. 4 Jordan Leen in the seventh-place match ... posted an overall record of 31-16, including an 11-7 mark in duals ... went 2-6 in Big Ten duals and scored one major decision and six falls ... finished in sixth place at the Big Ten Championships ... began the season 23-4 after posting third-place finishes at the Michigan State Open (11/12) and the CKLV Invite (12/2) ... turned in a fifth-place finish at the Midlands Championships (12/30) ... wrestled 21 times against ranked opponents, posting a 8-13 mark on the year.

    Redshirt Season (2005-06)
    Had a very successful redshirt campaign, finishing with a 19-7 record on the year ... grappled to the Cleveland State Open title after going 5-0 at the tournament ... finished fifth at the Michigan State Open ... won eight straight matches (12/17/06-2/4/06) ... tallied five pins on the year.

    Prep/Personal
    The nation's top-ranked prep at 160 pounds ... ninth-best wrestler in the nation according to Intermat ... 2004 and 2005 state champion ... two-time state runner up ... was the 2005 senior national champion...2004 freestyle junior national champion ... compiled a 134-4 career record ... has three brothers, Mike, Jason and Bryan ... son of Stacey and Charlie Coughlin ... born on July 7, 1986 ... majoring in Physical Education/Teacher Education.7, 1986 ... majoring in Physical Education/Teacher Education.

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