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Justin Phillips

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Position
Redshirt Freshman
Class
Lynchburg, Va.
Hometown
Liberty Christian Academy
High School

2019-20
• Posted a 31-13 record competing at 157 pounds and 165 pounds in his redshirt season
• Wrestled in 10 open tournaments throughout the course of the season
• Went 8-4 at 165 pounds in three tournaments before dropping down to 157 pounds
• Took a sixth-place finish at the Southeast Open (11/3), going 4-2 on the day to start the season
• First-place finish at the Mountaineer Open (11/9)
• His last tournament at 165 pounds was at the Wolfpack Open (11/17)
• Turned in a third-place finish at the Shorty Hitchcock Memorial Open (1/11) with a 4-1 record
• Second-place finish at the App State Open and Newberry Open (2/9), falling to Josh McClure of North Carolina in the finals of both tournaments
• First-place finish at the Mat Town Open II (2/23) with a 4-0 record
• Went 3-2 in the season-finale at the National Collegiate Open (3/1)
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

HIGH SCHOOL
• Three-time Virginia State Champion
• 2018 Virginia Freestyle State Champion
• 2018 Virginia Greco-Roman State Champion
• Placed at the 2018 Beast of the East Nationals
• Placed at the 2019 Escape the Rock Nationals
• Two-time News and Advance All-Area Wrestler of the Year
• 213 high school career wins
• Two-time Team MVP

PERSONAL
• Son of Jon and Bernadette Phillips
• Has an older sister, Sarah
• Worked at a Liberty University wrestling camp