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Zach Nye
Zach  Nye

RS Senior

Enola, Pa.

High School:
East Pennsboro



Three Virginia Wrestlers Named NWCA All-Academic

Atkinson, Gillen and Nye earn recognition for academic and athletic achievement


DiCamillo Advances To NCAA Quarterfinals

DiCamillo, Nye remain alive for day two at NCAA Championships


Virginia Begins NCAA Championships Thursday

Five Cavaliers begin competition at Madison Square Garden Thursday morning


Brackets, Seeds Announced For NCAA Championships

DiCamillo seeded sixth, Nye seeded 14th to lead Cavaliers


Atkinson, Gillen Selected At-Large For NCAA Championships

Cavaliers have five wrestlers headed to championship event at Madison Square Garden

2014, 2015, 2016 NCAA Qualifier - 197 pounds
2014, 2015 ACC Runner-Up - 197 pounds

Earned his third consecutive NCAA Championships berth
Posted a 26-12 record wrestling at 197 pounds
Tallied three tech falls and a major decision
Claimed the championship at the Clarion Open (11/1)
Opened the season 10-1 with his only loss to No. 7 Brett Pfarr of Minnesota (11/7)
Finished fifth at the Southern Scuffle (1/1-1/2), going 5-2
Went 2-2 at the ACC Championships
Went 2-2 at the NCAA Championships, defeating Anthony Abro (Western Michigan) and Owen Scott
(Cornell), but falling to Brett Pfarr (Minnesota) and Jared Haught (Va. Tech)
Named to All-ACC Academic Team
Named an NWCA All-Academic Selection

• Qualified for NCAA Championships at 197 pounds for second straight year
• Automatic NCAA qualifier after runner-up finish at ACC Championships (3/8)
• Ranked No. 11 at 197 in final Flowrestling rankings, No. 12 by WIN, No. 14 by InterMat and No. 16 by AWN and TheOpenMat
• Was 0-2 at NCAA Championships – fell 3-0 to No. 2 seed Morgan McIntosh (Penn State) before being eliminated by West Virginia’s Jake Smith on riding time in second tiebreaker
• Went 5-8 against 2015 NCAA qualifiers
• Placed eighth at Southern Scuffle (1/1-2)
• Seven of eight defeats came to ranked opponents
• Was 4-1 in ACC duals (three of wins came in overtime periods); all five determined by two points or fewer
• Missed much of November and December with injury
• Graduated in May with bachelor’s degree in psychology
• Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

• Earned automatic berth in NCAA Championships in first season as starter at 197 pounds after finishing as ACC runner-up
• Posted 21-11 record, including 13-4 mark in duals
• Notched 7-3 win over Oklahoma State's Blake Rosholt at NCAAs
• Was strong in back half of season, winning 11 of last 14 bouts entering NCAA Championships
• Upset top-seeded Christian Boley of Maryland in ACC semifinals with takedown in sudden-victory time
• Posted seven wins against 2014 NCAA qualifiers, including pair of decisions over NCAA seeds: No. 9 seed Boley and No. 10 seed Jace Bennett of Cornell

• Posted 12-7 record while spending time at 184 and 197 pounds
• Was 5-3 at 197 and 7-4 at 184
• Won his final five bouts of the season
• Seven of his 12 wins resulted in bonus points (three falls, one tech fall, four major decisions)
• Five of seven losses came to NCAA qualifiers
• Defeated NCAA qualifier Nick Vetterlein of Virginia Tech at Virginia Duals (1/12)
• Earned 4-0 decision over Hofstra's Tim Murphy at NWCA National Duals (2/17)
• Recorded three wins at Southern Scuffle (1/1-2)

• Redshirt season
• Went 21-10 while competing unattached in open tournaments
• Won the 197-pound title at Appalachian Open (1/28)
• Placed third at Cleveland State Open, winning five straight matches after an opening loss (12/18)
• Posted three wins at Southern Scuffle (1/1-2)

• State runner-up (215)
• Took fourth place at state meet (215)
• Placed third at Super 32 tournament (215)
• Ranked No. 20 nationally as a senior
• Career record of 139-15
• Four-time Area All-Star
• Coached by Todd Klucker
• Also pitched for four years for baseball team; was Rawlings All-East Coast Honorable Mention selection
• Member of National Honor Society and honor roll

• Parents are Thomas and Julia Nye
• Has one sister, Rachel
• Uncle, Michael Nauman, wrestled at Lock Haven

Weight Overall Dual ACC Dual Dual Pts. ACC NCAA MD TF Pins Fastest
Year Class Record Record Record Scored Place Place W/L W/L W/L Pin
2011-12* 197 21-10 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 8-1 1-0 2-1 3:22
2012-13 184/197 12-7 9-2 2-1 33 0-0 0-0 4-0 1-0 3-1 1:32
2013-14 197 21-11 13-4 3-3 42 2-1/2nd 1-2 2-1 1-0 0-0 1:32
2014-15 197 17-9 12-3 4-1 41 1-1/2nd 0-2 2-1 2-0 2-0 1:57
Career 50-27 34-9 9-5 116 3-2 1-4 8-2 4-0 5-1 1:32

*denotes redshirt season


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