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Zach Nye
Zach  Nye

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Enola, Pa.

High School:
East Pennsboro

Weight:
197

05/09/2016

Three Virginia Wrestlers Named NWCA All-Academic

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

03/17/2016

DiCamillo Advances To NCAA Quarterfinals

DiCamillo, Nye remain alive for day two at NCAA Championships

03/16/2016

Virginia Begins NCAA Championships Thursday

Five Cavaliers begin competition at Madison Square Garden Thursday morning

03/09/2016

Brackets, Seeds Announced For NCAA Championships

DiCamillo seeded sixth, Nye seeded 14th to lead Cavaliers

03/08/2016

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

2015-16
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

2014-15
• 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

2013-14
• 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

2012-13
• 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)

2011-12
• 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)

EAST PENNSBORO HIGH SCHOOL
• 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

PERSONAL
• 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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