Johny Hendricks




2006: Hendricks successfully defended his title at 165 pounds with a 9-8 decision over Ryan Churella in the NCAA finals ... he finished the season with a 29-1 record ... was one of two Cowboys to win all 18 dual matches ... recorded three falls, three technical falls and four major decisions during the season ... was second on the team with 66 points during dual meets ... recorded 48 takedowns on the year ... defeated top-ranked Troy Letters of Lehigh, 5-2, in a dual inside Gallagher-Iba Arena ... lost in the finals of the Reno Tournament of Champions to Oregon’s Joey Bracamonte, then rattled off 22 consecutive victories ... defeated sixth-ranked Nick Baima of Northern Iowa, 5-2 ... recorded a major decision over No. 12 Patrick Pitsch of Arizona State ... avenged a loss in the All-Star Classic by defeating Minnesota’s Matt Nagel, 8-3 ... picked up a major decision over Missouri’s fifth-ranked Matt Pell ... defeated No. 9 Travis Paulson of Iowa State, 7-3 ... majored another ranked wrestler when he defeated No. 15 Marc Harwood of Nebraska ...defeated Nagel for a second time, 3-1, in a televised dual in Oklahoma City ... defended his Big 12 title by defeating Harwood and Pell ... cruised into the semifinals of the NCAA Championships winning three easy matches ... rallied to defeat Muz Abdurakmanov of American, 4-3, to advance to the finals ... found himself in a similar position in the finals against Churella ... Hendricks recorded two takedowns in the final minute to win his second NCAA title ... Hendricks went 14-1 against ranked opponents on the year ... is currently 19th in Oklahoma State history with an .886 career winning percentage.

2005: Hendricks was the starter at 165 after wrestling at 157 last season ... Hendricks posted a record of 27-4, which included his first Big 12 championship and an NCAA title ... in his first match at the Big 12 Tournament, Hendricks faced Nebraska’s Jacob Klein who had beaten him in a dual just a few weeks earlier ... the match went into a tiebreaker, and Hendricks tied the match with a takedown after falling behind ... Hendricks won the match with a takedown in the second tiebreaker period ... defeated Missouri’s fifth-ranked Tyron Woodley to claim his first Big 12 championship ... Hendricks had an impressive run at the NCAA tournament ... pinned Garry Price of Slippery Rock in the first round ... In the quarterfinals, put Chattanooga’s Jon Sioredas on his back and pinned him after Sioredas beat him in the first match of the season ... defeated second-seeded Ryan Churella of Michigan to advance to the finals ... in the finals, he beat Mark Perry for the third time this season to claim his first NCAA title ... he followed his season opening loss with a 17-match winning streak before losing to top ranked Troy Letters of Lehigh ... during the streak, he defeated five ranked wrestlers, including Minnesota’s Matt Nagel twice and Iowa’s fourth-ranked Mark Perry twice ... he won open tournament titles at the Kaufman Brand Open, where he defeated Perry in the finals, and at the Reno Tournament of Champions ... in the finals at the National Duals, had a gutsy performance against No. 12 Donny Reynolds, winning with a pulled hamstring ... missed six duals due to the injury ... his first match back was a loss to Nebraska’s ninth-ranked Jacob Klein ... two of his four losses were to Letters.

2004: Did not become the regular starter until after the National Duals ... posted a 37-7 record on the season and finished as the sixth-ranked wrestler in the country ... recorded 10 falls on the season ... quickest pin came in one minute, 59 seconds ... posted an 11-1 record and was responsible for 43 points ... recorded 25 takedowns in dual matches ... recorded two falls en route to winning a title at the Reno Tournament of Champions ... beat Joey Bracamonte of Oregon in a sudden victory period to claim the title ... took third-place at the CMSU Open by going 6-1 ... his only loss came against second-ranked Matt Gentry of Stanford ... recorded two falls and a major decision in the tournament ... defeated Oklahoma’s Shea Timothy, 10-3, in the third-place match ... defeated defending NCAA Champion Ryan Bertin and came back to post a victory over fifth-ranked Kenny Burleson of Missouri ... defeated ninth-ranked Derek Zinck of Lehigh and 14th-ranked Matt Nagel of Minnesota to close out the season ... recorded a fall over Iowa State’s Travis Paulson to take fifth-place at the NCAA Championships.

2003: Hendricks provided quality depth for the Cowboys and wrestled his way to a 10-0 record ... among his 10 wins, six came by fall or technical fall ... he blistered his competition in the two tournaments he wrestled in, going 5-0 in each.

High School: Hendricks was a three-year letterwinner at Edmond Memorial High School ... he was a three-time state champion, a three-time regional champion and a national champion ... during his freshman year, he finished fourth at the Cadet World Team FILA Nationals ... a three-year conference champ, Hendricks finished his high school career with a 101-5 mark.

Personal: He is the son of Keven and Nancy Hendricks ... has a brother, Raymond, and a sister, Lorene ... was born on Sept. 12, 1983 ... hobbies include archery, weight lifting, training, hunting and fishing ... is majoring in education ... married former OSU soccer standout Leah Carr in the offseason.

 

 

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