By Taylor Miller
Dieringer finished 35-5 in his first varsity season.
Dieringer earned his second Freshman of the Year award.
Chris Perry and Jordan Oliver compete for national titles tonight at 7 p.m.
Oliver ends his career a two-time national champion.
March 22, 2013 Wells Fargo Arena
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.
Personal: Born June 6, 1993 in Menomonee Falls, Wis. ... Son of Dave and Cindy Dieringer ... Has three siblings: Andy, Jordan and Tyler.