2005-06 (Sophomore Year): Earned All-America honors for the second time in as many years when he finished fifth at the NCAA Championships by pinning No. 9 Chad Mendes from Cal Poly in 58 seconds in the fifth-place bout ... Lost his opening round match, but won seven of his next eight to earn All-America honors ... Compiled a 31-7 overall record on the year, highlighted by eight wins over ranked opponents ... Big 12 runner-up ... Reno Tournament of Champions runner-up ... Champion of the season-opening Kaufman/Brand Open after claiming a 4-2 win over Minnesota’s Andrew Domingues in the title bout ... Recorded a 22-5 technical fall victory over Lock Haven’s Obenson Blanc at the NCAA Championships to go with a pin of Oregon State’s Eric Stevenson at the 37-second mark at the NCAA meet ... Six of Scott’s seven losses came at the hands of wrestlers ranked in the top 10 ... Had four falls, two technical falls and eight major decisions on the season ... Recorded 34 takedowns in dual meets ... Had five reversals and eight near fall counts.
2004-05 (Freshman Year): Secured All-America honors in his first year at the collegiate level by finishing eighth at the NCAA Championships ... Big 12 Champion after a 2-1 overtime victory over Oklahoma’s previously unbeaten and top-ranked Sam Hazelwinkel in the title bout ... Compiled a season record of 24-9, including a 7-5 record in duals ... Began the year redshirting behind two more experienced wrestlers ... Won an open title at the Fort Hays State Open ... Competed in the Central Missouri State Open, posting a third-place finish ... Placed third at the Kaufman/Brand Open a week later ... Pulled out of redshirt on Jan. 13 against Michigan State ... First varsity match was against third-ranked Nick Simmons of Michigan State ... Scott scored the first five points of the match, but lost it 6-5 on riding time ... Biggest win came over ninth-ranked Grant Nakamura of Iowa State in a match that clinched the dual for the Cowboys ... Scott entered his first Big 12 Tournament as the No. 3 seed ... Wrestled eighth-ranked Matt Keller of Nebraska in the semifinal round and pinned him in 6:21 ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the national tournament after defeating eighth-seeded Bobbe Lowe ... Met top-seeded Hazewinkel in the quarterfinals, but could not duplicate his Big 12 performance and lost 2-0 ... In the consolation bracket, beat Harvard’s Robbie Preston before losing to Cal Poly’s Vic Moreno and Lowe in the seventh-place match ... Recorded 12 takedowns and 10 near fall counts in just 12 duals.
Freestyle: In 2005, Scott went to the FILA Junior National Championships, but an injury ended his tournament prematurely and he defaulted out and settled for fourth-place ... Scott once again competed at the Junior National Championships in 2006 ... Scott won all six matches defeating Indiana’s Angel Escobedo, 2-0, 1-0, in the finals ... Scott’s national title gave him a bye to the finals at the FILA Junior World Team Trials ... In the finals, Scott met NCAA runner-up Troy Nickerson from Cornell ... The series went into a decisive third match and Scott won 1-0, 3-0 to qualify for the World Championships ... suffered an injury and defaulted to Canada’s Jack Bond in the first round at the World Championships.
High School: Attended Waynesburg Central HS in Waynesburg, Pa., where he was coached by John Yates ... Recipient of the national Dave Schultz Award, which is based equally on outstanding wrestling success, scholastic achievement and citizenship or community service. ... Two-time USA Junior Freestyle National Champion ... Three-time Pennsylvania state champion ... Posted a high school wrestling career record of 156-12. Named the Outstanding Wrestler his senior year ... Named the Outstanding Wrestler at the Dapper Dan Classic and the Dream Team Classic ... Won the PowerAde Championship three times, as well as the Beast of the East Championship and the Ironman Championship ... Cadet National Greco Champion ... Took third at the Cadet National Freestyle tournament ... Also excelled in soccer, being named all-section in soccer twice ... Member of the National Honor Society and was named Lions Club Boy of the Month ... Three-time recipient of special recognition at the Washington-Greene County Banquet ... Volunteered with the St. Paris Youth Group and coached youth tee-ball ... Was active in the Students Against Drunk Driving organization and served as a team leader for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
Personal: Coleman Lewis Scott was born April 19, 1986 ... Son of Mary and James Scott ... Has two sisters, Amelia and Kaitlin ... Majoring in business.
Scott Off The Mat
I chose to attend Oklahoma State because: Of Coach Smith.
If I would describe myself as a wrestler, I would say: I’m alright.
If I were to describe myself as a person, I would say: I’m good.
I would describe John Smith: As being unbelievable.
My favorite thing about being in Stillwater is: It’s a big wrestling community.
My favorite thing about being a wrestler at Oklahoma State is: The good competition.
If I was talking to someone who didn’t know about wrestling and they asked me about the Oklahoma State wrestling program, I would say: We are the best program in the country.