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  Ryan Knapp

Ryan  Knapp

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McConnelsville, Ohio

High School:
St. Francis DeSales


Ryan Knapp - 174 pounds

2006-07:Wrestled at three different weight classes throughout the season ... Finished 0-1 at 165 pounds, 0-1 at 174 pounds and 2-1 at 184 pounds ... Battled injuries for much of the year ... Earned a 10-2, major decision win against South Dakota State's Travis Gottschalk on Jan. 6.

2005-06: Finished his sophomore season with a 19-20 record while going 0-4 in the MAC and 9-12 in duals with five pins, one technical fall and three major decisions ... Pinned Buffalo's Michael Ragusa in between losses to Danny Burk of Northern Illinois to place fourth at the MAC Tournament ... Won all three of his matches on Feb. 4-5 with an 11-0 major decision over Virginia Tech's Mark Czarny, a pin of James Madison's Q. Dudduffour-Donkor and a 3-1 decision over Virginia's Mike Grogan ... Pinned Cleveland State's David Gilkey at the Jan. 22 Wendy's Duals ... Pinned NC State's Rick Brownlee in the final match of a Jan. 14 dual, securing Ohio's 25-13 victory ... Had the team's best showing at the Dec. 29-30 Southern Scuffle by winning four of his six matches, including a pin of Maryland's Dominic Buckman that advanced him to the second day of competition ... Recorded a 7-1 decision over Findlay's Jeff Ostholthoff on Dec. 18 ... Won two of four matches at the Las Vegas Invitational on Dec. 2 ... Went 2-2 at the Nov. 26 Northeast Duals, including a 3-1 sudden victory over Sacred Heart's Andrew Silber ... Won three of his five matches at the season-opening Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic, with two of his victories by major decision ... Holds a 24-29 career record with five pins, one technical fall and three major decisions.

2004-05: Completed the season with a 5-9 record ... Earned his first MAC win with a 4-3 decision over Kent State's Ardian Ramadani on Feb. 13 ... Went 2-1 to finish second at the UB Open on Dec. 30 ... Finished 1-2 at the Mat Town USA Invitational on Nov. 27 ... Competing unattached (results unofficial), won four of six matches to place sixth at the EMU Open on Nov. 6.

2003-04: Redshirted ... After losing his opening match, won six straight to capture third place at the Edinboro Open, his only event of the season ... Recorded a pin against West Virginia's Michael Woacik.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered for all four years and compiled a 148-24 record first at Morgan High School and then at St. Francis Desales High School ... A two-time district champion and state runner-up ... High school All-American ... First team all-metro as a senior and two-time all-conference as a junior and senior ... As a senior, led his team to a No. 12 ranking in Wrestling U.S.A. Magazine and No. 20 in W.I.N. Magazine ... Also lettered for four years in football and three in baseball.

PERSONAL: A recreation management major ... Son of Mark and Nancy Knapp ... Has an older sister, Sarah, and a younger brother, Mitch ... Born March 4, 1985.