BIOGRAPHY
  Alex Dieringer
Alex Dieringer
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Port Washington, Wis.

High School:
Port Washington

Weight:
165


04/02/2013

Cowboy Wrestling Season in Review

By Taylor Miller

04/02/2013

Dieringer Named InterMat Freshman of the Year

Dieringer finished 35-5 in his first varsity season.

04/02/2013

More Recognition for Dieringer

Dieringer earned his second Freshman of the Year award.

03/23/2013

Dieringer, Caldwell and Gelogaev Finish Third

Chris Perry and Jordan Oliver compete for national titles tonight at 7 p.m.

03/23/2013

Perry, Oliver Crowned National Champs, Cowboys Finish Second

Oliver ends his career a two-time national champion.

03/22/2013

NCAA Wrestling Championships Session Three

March 22, 2013 Wells Fargo Arena

2013-14: Won his first NCAA individual title when he recorded a 13-4 major decision victory over No. 9 Dylan Ness of Minnesota in the NCAA Championship 157-pound final ... Also earned a technical fall and a fall in NCAA competition ... Defeated four ranked opponents at the tourney en route to his title ... Finished his 2013-14 campaign with a 32-1 record ... Was 10-1 on the season against ranked opponents ... Picked up his second conference title at 157 pounds, pinning Tim Wheeling of WVU in 48 seconds in the semifinals before defeating No. 19 Justin DeAngelis of OU, 8-3, in the finals ... Opened the season with a 26-second fall over Logan Keith in the dual vs. Bucknell ... Won the Joe Parisi Open, picking up four wins by fall en route to the title ... Earned his first Southern Scuffle title, defeating No. 9 Ian Miller of Kent State in a tiebreaker in the 157-pound finals ... Led the team in dual nearfalls (15) and bonus-point wins (19), wins by fall (12) and wins by technical fall (5) ... Tallied 12 falls, five technical falls and two major decisions on the season ... Ranked as high as No. 1 in his weight class ... Was named Big 12 Wrestler of the Week on Jan. 27 for his 14-3 major decision over Iowa State's John Nicholson ... Two-time NCAA All-American.

Summer, 2013: Secured a spot on the U.S. Junior World Team at 74 kilograms for the second consecutive year, snatching three technical falls and a win in a best-of-three finals series ... Represented the United States at the Junior World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he earned a technical fall and a pin en route to taking home the silver ... Fell to Russian Alan Zaseev in the 74 kilo finals.

2012-2013: Became one of five freshman at the 2013 NCAA Championships to earn All-American status, finishing in third place after pinning Northern Iowa's David Bonin in 1:39 ... Also earned three major decisions at the tourney ... Picked up his first Big 12 title, defeating Matt Lester with an 11-3 major decision ... Compiled a 35-3 record, including a 18-1 dual record ... Of his 35 wins, 23 came with bonus points ... Led the team in wins by major decision with 13 ... Picked up eight wins over ranked opponents, highlighted by a weekend of upsets over No. 12 Andy McCulley of Wyoming and No. 9 Matt Lester of Oklahoma ... Racked up 74 dual points for the Cowboys thanks, in part, to his 10 bonus-point dual wins ... Won the 157-pound title at the Lindenwood Open and finished third at the Southern Scuffle ... Entered his first NCAA tournament as the No. 6 157-pounder in the nation ... Owned a perfect 7-0 record against his Big 12 competition ... Honored as the AWN Freshman of the Year and Intermat Redshirt Freshman of the Year ... Named to second team Academic All-Big 12.

Summer, 2012: Represented the United States at FILA Junior Freestyle World Championships in Pattaya, Thailand ... Pinned his first opponent just 24 seconds into the bout, but was eliminated in the second-round by 2011 junior world silver medalist Abdulkadir Ozmen of Turkey.

2011-12 (Redshirt Year): Redshirted his first year at Oklahoma State and put together a 17-1 record in open tournaments ... Won the 157-pound brackets at the Fort Hays State Open, Roger Denker Open and MVC Open ... Recorded nine bonus-point wins, including seven falls and two major decisions ... Pinned four of his five opponents at the Denker Open, including his fastest fall of the year over Steven Ross of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville in just 50 seconds.

High School: Attended Port Washington HS in Port Washington, Wis., where he was coached by Angelo LaRossa ... Won the Wisconsin high school championship in 2007 at 103 pounds and in 2009 at 140 pounds ... Placed second in 2008 at 125 pounds ... Was the Freestyle and Folkstyle Junior National Champion at Fargo in 2010 at 145 pounds ... Was the Freestyle and Greco Cadet National Champion in Fargo in 2009 ... Was the Freestyle Cadet National runner-up in 2008 at 119 pounds ... Placed third at the Greco Junior Nationals in Fargo in 2010 ... Finished third at Greco Cadet Nationals in 2008 ... Was a nine-time All-American ... Named the 2010 Junior Wrestler of the Year, as well as the Outstanding Wrestler at the Northern Plains Junior Freestyle Regional 2010.

Personal: Born June 6, 1993 in Menomonee Falls, Wis. ... Son of Dave and Cindy Dieringer ... Has three siblings: Andy, Jordan and Tyler.

Year Overall Dual vs. Ranked Fall MD TF Quick
2011-12 Redshirted
2012-13 35-3 18-1 7-2 10 13 0 0:49
2013-14 32-1 14-1 10-1 12 2 5 0:26
Total 67-4 32-2 17-3 22 15 5 0:26
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