Jon Morrison
Jon Morrison

Orland Park, Ill.

High School:
Carl Sandburg



Cowboy Wrestling Season in Review

By Taylor Miller


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Oliver, Perry Advance to NCAA Finals

Cowboys secure seven All-Americans.


NCAA Wrestling Championships Session Three

March 22, 2013 Wells Fargo Arena

2013-14:Finished the season 27-3 overall and 14-1 in dual action ... Went 2-2 at the NCAA Championships... Entered the NCAA tournament on an 11-bout win streak and as the No. 4 seed ... Claimed his second-straight Big 12 title at 133 pounds, defeating No. 10 Cody Brewer, 8-1, in the finals ... Earned a perfect 4-0 record against Big 12 opponents ... Faced 11 ranked opponents and tallied wins over eight of them, four of which were top-10 opponents ... Shut out Iowa State's Shayden Terukina in the Big 12 semifinals with a 15-0 technical fall ... Picked up 12 bonus-points, including six major decisions, three falls and three technical falls ... Led the team in dual takedowns with 46 ... Finished first at the Joe Parisi Open ... Took home his second-straight Southern Scuffle title at 133 pounds, shutting out Penn State's James Gulibon, 4-0, in the finals ... Ranked as high as No. 1 at 133 pounds ... Earned bonus points in two of the three conference duals (West Virginia and Iowa State) ... Named Big 12 Wrestler of the Week on Jan. 5 ... Four-time NCAA qualifier.

2012-13: Earned All-American status, defeating No. 5-seed Nick Dardanes to finish fifth at the NCAA Championships ... Of his seven tournament bouts, six were against seeded wrestlers, and four were ranked above him (No. 7) ... Picked up three major decisions at NCAAs ... Won his first Big 12 title at 133 pounds ... Toted a 30-8 record, highlighted by 11 wins over ranked opponents, with seven coming over top-10 opponents ... Of his 30 wins, 12 came with bonus points attached in the form of four falls and eight major decisions ... Finished with a 13-5 dual record ... Went 7-0 in conference competition ... Ranked as high as No. 3 in his weight class this season ... Earned 133-pound title at the Southern Scuffle, defeating then-No. 5 Chris Dardanes, 3-2 ... Shut out both of his opponents at the inaugural Grapple at the Garden event, outscoring them 18-0 ... Three-time NCAA qualifier.

2011-12: NCAA qualifier who finished with an overall record of 21-10 and a 9-6 dual record ... Finished third at the Big 12 Championships ... Notched eight bonus-point wins on the year, including two technical falls ... Recorded three wins vs. ranked opponents, beating No. 16 Michael Martinez of Wyoming, 3-1, with a takedown in sudden victory, No. 17 Johnni DeJulius from Ohio State, 3-1, in the regional round of the NWCA National Duals and No. 19 Ryak Finch of Iowa State in the third-place match at Big 12s... Placed first in the 125-pound bracket at the Reno Tournament of Champions after reeling off five-straight wins, including a 17-2 tech fall in the opening round ... Picked up three major decision victories on his way to a second-place finish at the Central Missouri Open.

2010-11: Finished with an 18-8 overall record that included seven wins over ranked opponents and three wins over eventual All-Americans... Was the No. 1 seed at the Big 12 Championships and the No. 9 seed at the NCAA Championships, but didn't win a match at either event after being unable to overcome a leg problem that had him hospitalized the week of the Big 12 Championships... Of his 18 wins on the year, eight came with bonus points attached... Topped Missouri's Alan Waters, and had a season split with All-American Jarrod Patterson of Oklahoma... A two-time selection as Big 12 wrestler of the week, earning the recognition after toppling three-time All-American Zach Sanders of Minnesota as part of the Cowboys' road win over the Gophers and again after his Bedlam Series win over Patterson to end the regular season... Started the year by winning his weight class at both the Oklahoma City Open and the Kaufman-Brand Open... Racked up bonus-point wins over three ranked opponents as a redshirt freshman, scoring a 9-0 major decision win over eventual All-American Ben Kjar of Utah Valley, a 9-0 major decision win over No. 19 Derek Reber of Bucknell and a 10-1 major decision triumph over No. 12 Michael Martinez of Wyoming.

2009-10 (Redshirt Year): Compiled a 9-1 record competing exclusively in open tournaments ... Won the 125-pound bracket at the Fort Hays State Open with a 5-0 showing at that event ... Lone defeat of the season was a 7-0 setback at the hands of Northwestern All-American Brandon Precin at the Missouri Open, where Morrison then regrouped to pin Purdue's Matt Fields in the third-place bout ... Five of his nine wins came with bonus points attached ... Nagging injuries kept him out of action for much of the OSU redshirt schedule.

High School: Attended Carl Sandburg HS in Orland Park, Ill., where he was coached by Eric Siebert and Mike Polz ... 2007 Fargo junior freestyle national champion ... Beat Missouri's Donte Butler for the national title ... Honorable mention ASICS All-American as a senior ... Racked up over 170 career wins during his high school career ... 2008 Illinois state champion at 119 pounds, capping a perfect 43-0 junior year ... Three-time Illinois state finalist ... Led his team to a pair of state championships ... The nation's No. 3 wrestler at 125 pounds after his senior year, according to Intermat ... Ranked sixth in the nation at 125 pounds after his senior year by Amateur Wrestling News and W.I.N. Magazine ... Ranked as the No. 1 wrestler in the nation at 119 pounds going into his senior year by W.I.N. Magazine ... Ranked No. 2 nationally at 125 pounds going into his senior year by Amateur Wrestling News ... Runner-up at the 2008 Junior Freestyle National Championships ... Second-team ASICS All-American after his junior year ... Went 46-2 as a sophomore ... Held scholarship offers from Michigan, Northwestern, Wisconsin and Nebraska.

Jon Morrison Capsule

Year Overall Dual vs. Ranked Fall MD TF Quick
2009-10 Redshirted
2010-11 18-8 10-5 7-5 2 5 1 0:40
2011-12 21-10 9-6 3-9 0 6 2 --
2012-13 30-8 13-5 11-7 4 8 0 0:43
Career 69-26 32-16 25-23 6 19 3 0:40
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