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Zach Watson

Redshirt Freshman
Class
Chattanooga, Tenn.
Hometown
Baylor
High School

2015-16
• Posted a 5-9 record at 141 pounds
• Missed part of the season due to injury
• Finished fifth at the Clarion Open (11/1), going 3-2 at the event
• Won matches at dual meets with No. 25 North Dakota State and South Dakota State
• Defeated Mitchell Friedman (NDSU) in 11-5 decision to help UVA to the victory on 11/6
• Defeated Seth Gross (SDSU) at the Gopher Duals (11/7)

2014-15
• Won his lone bout of season, pinning Anderson’s Conor Caffrey in UVa’s season-opening dual (11/2)
• Missed remainder of season with injury
• Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

2013-14
• Did not compete because of injury

2012-13
• Redshirt season
• Went 15-5 while competing unattached
• Placed in three tournaments at 133 pounds
• Took third place at Mat Town Open (11/24) and fifth at Wolfpack Open (11/11)
• Finished sixth at Southern Scuffle (1/2); lone losses came to top-10 foes – No. 8 Jon Morrison of Oklahoma State and No. 7 Nathan McCormick of Missouri
• Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

BAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL
• Just the second five-time state champion in Tennessee history
• Posted 200-4 record while in high school
• Named TSSAA Outstanding Wrestler in 2008 and 2012
• Named Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year in 2012 Best of Preps
• Placed second at Sophomore Nationals, third at Junior Nationals and fifth at Senior Nationals
• Took sixth place at 2011 Super 32
• Member of National Honor Society, Honor Council and Real Circle; chairman of Honor Council his senior year
• Coached by Ben Nelson

PERSONAL
• Parents are Bill and Patty Watson
• Has one brother, Will

Weight Overall Dual ACC Dual Dual Pts. ACC NCAA MD TF Pins Fastest
Year Class Record Record Record Scored Place Place W/L W/L W/L Pin
2012-13* 133 15-5 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 3-1 0-0 4-1 1:19
2013-14 133 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0:00
2014-15 141 1-0 1-0 0-0 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 5:33
2015-16 141 5-9 2-7 0-4 6 0-0 0-0 0-4 1-1 1-0 2:24
Career 6-9 3-7 0-4 12 0-0 0-0 0-4 1-1 2-0 2:24