Wrestling



    Paul Young  
    Paul Young

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Bloomington, Ind.

    High School:
    Bloomington South

    Weight:
    165


    JUNIOR SEASON (2009-10)
    Qualified for the NCAA Championships after a fifth-place finish in the Big Ten Championships ... racked up 35 wins and 13 pins ... his 13 pins are the 10th-most in school history for a single season, ranked fourth in the Big Ten this year and 13th in all of Division I wrestling ... meanwhile, the 35-win total was the 10th highest in the conference and 27th-best nationally ... compiled an overall record of 35-10, 6-2 in the Big Ten, with 13 falls, eight major decisions and two tech falls ... concluded the regular season ranked 12th nationally at 165 pounds ... posted a 17-2 mark in dual matches, garnering a +79 team point differential ... started the season by winning an individual title at the Michigan State Open ... ran his season record to 10-0 with five Ws in the Hoosier Duals, earning the Big Ten Wrestler of the Week award (Dec. 1) ... notched three wins over nationally-ranked opponents, topping No. 19 Donnie Jones (West Virginia), No. 10 Chris Brown (Old Dominion) and No. 20 Brandon Hatchett (Lehigh) ... placed fifth at the Las Vegas Invitational and fourth in the Southern Scuffle ... swept the F.I.T.E. and Indiana Duals, registering bonus points in all four bouts.

    SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008-09)
    Qualified for the NCAA Championships after placing seventh at the Big Ten Championships ... tied for the team lead in wins with an overall record of 29-15 ... gathered eight pins, two tech falls and six major decisions on the year ... picked up two wins over nationally-ranked opponents ... defeated #17 Ethan Headlee of Pittsburgh en route to a fourth-place finish at the Michigan State Open ... also topped Penn State's #8 Dan Vallimont on national television during the dual match which was broadcast on the Big Ten Network ... won 13 of his first 14 matches to start the season ... tallied at least three wins in each of the three tournaments he competed in, including the Midlands ... went 4-4 in conference action ... was flawless in the Hoosier Duals and IU Quad, going 8-0 ... posted four victories at the Las Vegas Open.

    FRESHMAN SEASON (2007-08)
    Went 13-10 with three pins, two major decisions and a tech fall ... placed in both the Michigan State Open and the Midlands ... went 6-3 en route to an eighth place finish at the Midlands, including five consecutive wins in the wrestleback ... took home a sixth place finish at the Michigan State Open ... 5-0 in dual matches at 157-pounds ... also jumped up to 174-pounds to earn four starts in Big Ten competition.

    REDSHIRT SEASON (2006-07)
    Won 12 of 17 matches during his redshirt season with two major decisions and two pin falls ... earned a fourth place finish at the Michigan State Open ... ripped off six consecutive wins in the consolation bracket to reach the third-place match ... had to forfeit the third-place match to his teammate, Brandon Becker, due to injury ... earned a pair of victories at both the Missouri Open and the Cleveland State Open.

    PREP/PERSONAL
    Was a four-year letterwinner at Bloomington South High School ... was a two-time state champion, going 99-1 over his junior and senior seasons ... named an NHSCA Senior All-American (sixth team) in 2006 ... earned NHSCA All-American laurels all four years ... helped South to four sectional championships, four regional championships and three semi-state championships ... the National Cadet Champion as a sophomore at the USA Folkstyle Nationals in Iowa ... won the Multiple Panther Plus Award ... also the recipient of the Dave Schultz Excellence Award for the state of Indiana ... graduated with honors ... has four brothers, Jacob, Joshua, John-Thomas and Daniel, and two sisters, Emily and Esther ... son of Mark and Deborah Young ... born on July 16, 1988 ... majoring in Exercise Science.

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