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  Jake Percival

Jake  Percival

Player Profile



High School:
Marion L. Steele



@OhioU_Wrestling Heads to NCAA Championships

Six Bobcats Open Competition in St. Louis


Johnson Earns All-America Honors at NCAA Championships

Bobcat senior earns All-America status for the second time in his career


Johnson Advances to Session Four at NCAA Championships

Senior heavyweight will face fourth-seeded Adam Coon from Michigan


Six Bobcats Open Competition at the NCAA Championships

Ohio in search of its fourth All-American in the last five years

2004-05: Became the first four-time All-American in Mid-American Conference history with a third-place finish at the 2005 NCAA Championships... pinned Iowa State's Trent Paulson in his final collegiate match to claim third... lost 9-8 to Iowa's Joe Johnston in the semifinals... completed the season with a 32-3 record (5-1 at the NCAA Tournament) and a school-record 142-10 career mark... posted an 18-6 record in four trips to the national tournament... named MAC Wrestler of the Year for the third straight season and MAC Tournament Most Outstanding Wrestler for the season season in a row... became just the third wrestler in conference history to win four individual titles... defeated Central Michigan's Eric Neil in the finals 6-0... finished his MAC career with a perfect record (17-0 during the regular season, 11-0 in the MAC Tournament)... completed the regular season with an all-time mark of 113-4 during the regular season... went 5-0 in the MAC... with a 15-0 technical fall over Virginia's Paul Bjorlo on Jan. 14, broke the school record for career wins previously held by 1998 national champion Dwight Gardner (122-26)... named MAC Wrestler of the Week on Jan. 11... despite battling a rib injury, scored a 7-0 decision over Ohio State's Keegan Mueller on Dec. 11... went 3-0 at Mat Town before injury defaulting to American's Muzaffar Abdurakhmanov in the Nov. 27 finals for his first loss in 89 consecutive regular-season matches dating back to Dec. 8, 2001... defeated Michigan's Ryan Bertin 11-7 in the Marines All-Star Classic exhibition on Nov. 22... won all five of his matches to claim the season-opening Ashland Open title... finished the season with five pins, nine technical falls and seven major decisions.

2003-04: Recorded his third straight All-American season after finishing runner-up at 157 pounds in the NCAA Championships... less than 40 seconds away from a national title when Stanford's Matt Gentry pulled off a two-point reversal in the championship match... MAC champion and first team All-MAC for the third straight year... shared MAC Wrestler-of-the-Year honors with Jason Mester of Central Michigan... also named Most Outstanding MAC Tournament Wrestler... defeated Joe Henning (Northern Illinois) with a pin at 4:16 and Ty Morgan (Central Michigan) with an 8-0 major decision at the MAC Championships... 38-1 (3-0 MAC) on the year... placed first in three tournaments, Mat Town USA Invitational, UNC Rubbermaid Open and The Beast of the East... due to injury withdrawals, finished sixth at the Michigan State Open and the Midlands... selected to compete in the NWCA All-Star Classic, where he lost in an exhibition match to Matt Gentry of Stanford 13-10... posted 12 major decisions, six technical falls and five pins... named MAC Wrestler of the Week on Dec. 2... finished his junior campaign with a career record of 110-7.

2002-03: Named MAC Wrestler of the Year after winning his second straight conference title at 149 pounds... finished 34-2 and placed fifth in the NCAA tournament, giving him his second straight All-American season... went undefeated in his first 31 matches of the season... recorded four individual championships in four tournament appearances (Eastern Michigan, Mat Town, Beast of the East, MAC)... earned MAC Wrestler-of-the-Week honors for his performance at the Mat Town Tournament (Nov. 30)... at the Beast of the East Invitational on Dec. 20, won four straight matches by an average margin of nearly 12 points... won seven times by technical fall, nine times by major decision and twice by fall in his sophomore campaign... competed as one of the nation's elite grapplers at the NWCA All-Star Classic on Feb. 3, defeating Cornell's Dustin Manotti 8-4 in an exhibition match... named Ohio Realty/GMAC Real Estate Athlete of the Week for the weeks ending Dec. 2 and Jan. 20... won the team's Most Valuable Wrestler award for the second straight year.

2001-02: Compiled a 38-4 record on his way to placing fourth at the NCAA Championships at 149 pounds... became the eighth Bobcat All-American wrestler since 1994 and the 23rd overall since Kermit Blosser won the national title at 191 pounds in 1932... won his first three decisions at Nationals, defeating top-seed Mike Zadick of Iowa 18-4 in the quarterfinals... suffered his only defeat by fall to Harvard's Jesse Jantzen in his last match of the year... went undefeated in conference matches (5-0) in winning the MAC title at 149 pounds... named the MAC Freshman of the Year... victorious in his first eight decisions... rattled off 29 straight wins before losing to Oklahoma's Jared Frayer in his fourth match of the NCAA Championships... his only two regular-season defeats came consecutively at the hands of JaMarr Billman of Lock Haven... won the West Virginia Open to begin the year and placed second at the Mat Town Tournament... named the team's Most Valuable Wrestler.

2000-01: Redshirted... won the team's Redshirt-of-the-Year award.

HIGH SCHOOL: Compiled a 129-8 record in his four-year high school career at Amherst Steele High School... a state champion and ranked third nationally as a senior... finished third in the state as a freshman, second as both a sophomore and junior... coached by Bill Walker... member of the National Honor Society... also lettered in cross country and football.

PERSONAL: Business major... son of Joe and Tammy Percival... born February 20, 1982.

Percival's Year-by-Year Results

2004-05 (32-3) 157 11/13 R. Hill (Indianapolis) W, forfeit B. Garner (Indianapolis) W, MD, 14-2 G. Christian (Slippery Rock) W, TF, 16-0 Mitch Napier (Indianapolis) W, TF, 17-1 Jake Frerichs (Ohio) W, 8-4 (1st Place) 11/22 Ryan Bertin (Michigan) W, 11-7 (exhibition) 11/27 Kyle Shelton (North Carolina) W, MD, 22-8 Jarrad Turner (Penn State) W, MD, 16-3 Brandon Becker (Indiana) W, 7-2 Muzaffar Abdurakhmanov (American) L, injury default (2nd Place) 12/11 Keegan Mueller (Ohio State) W, 7-0 1/8 Chris Horning (Clarion) W, 9-5 1/8 Chris Tate (Bloomsburg) W, TF, 16-1 1/8 O.T. Johnson (Greensboro) W, MD, 13-5 1/14 Paul Bjorlo (Virginia) W, TF, 15-0 1/14 B.J. Wright (Nebraska) L, fall, 3:55 1/15 Nick Pullano (Old Dominion) W, TF, 15-0 1/15 Mike Fessler (Cal State Bakersfield) W, fall, 3:39 1/20 Chad Roush (Eastern Michigan) W, fall, 2:29 1/22 Joe Henning (Northern Illinois) W, 9-3 1/23 Andy Mangiaguerra (Eastern Illinois) W, TF, 17-2 1/23 Jonah Shawgo (McKendree) W, fall, 4:52 1/30 Scott Rendos (Buffalo) W, TF, 17-2 2/6 Thomas Hutchinson (Cumberland Coll.) W, fall, 6:29 2/6 Reed Carpenter (Virginia Tech) W, 7-3 2/13 Kurt Gross (Kent State) W, MD, 15-3 2/20 Eric Neil (Central Michigan) W, 8-2 3/4 Scott Rendos (Buffalo) W, TF, 18-2 Chad Roush (Eastern Michigan) W, MD, 17-3 3/5 Eric Neil (Central Michigan) W, 6-0 (1st MAC) 3/17 Seth Martin (Lock Haven) W, TF, 15-0 Jim Medeiros (Fresno State) W, 4-0 3/18 Travis Piccard (The Citadel) W, MD, 8-0 Joe Johnston (Iowa) L, 9-8 3/19 Brian Stith (Arizona State) W, 4-2 SV Trent Paulson (Iowa State) W, fall, 6:23 (3rd NCAA)

2003-04 (38-1) 157 11/8-9 Brandon Becker (Indiana) W, 8-1 Andy Boice (SUNY-Brockport) W, MD, 12-4 Joe Henning (Northern Illinois) W, 4-2 (6th Place) 11/15 Brad Harper (Purdue) W, 7-3 Ryan Yates (Edinboro) W, 5-1 Waylon Lowe (Findlay) W, 6-0 11/29 Joey Hooker (Cornell) W, MD, 21-7 James Woodall (Penn State) W, 9-5 Charlie Brenneman (Lock Haven) W, 10-5 (1st Place) 12/6 Blake Taylor (Appalachian State) W, fall, 3:22 Greg Carr (North Carolina) W, fall, 3:40 Dan Thompson (The Citadel) W, MD, 12-2 Willie Hosch (unattached) W, MD, 17-8 Jesse Pearce (Old Dominion) W, MD, 8-0 (1st Place) 12/14 Adam Morris (Findlay) W, MD, 9-1 12/19 Andy Ianuzzi (Princeton) W, TF, 23-8 Chris Collins (Delaware) W, fall, 3:36 Dave Miller (Rider) W, 5-0 Paul Bjorlo (Virginia) W, TF, 20-4 Mike Tolar (Kent State) W, 9-3 (1st Place) 12/28 Matt Parziale (Franklin & Marshall) W, MD, 12-2 Nick Harpster (Ohio State) W, MD, 14-4 Robert Bellville (Sacred Heart) W, 2-0 Travis Koppenhafer (Adams) W, 9-3 medical forfeit (6th Place) 1/7 Chad Roush (Eastern Michigan) W, TF, 17-2 1/11 M. Cooper (Indiana) W, MD, 13-3 Bentley (Ashland) W, TF, 17-2 Glaser (Gardner-Webb) W, TF, 19-3 1/25 Joe Henning (Northern Illinois) W, MD, 13-5 1/30 Jason Effner (Cleveland State) W, MD, 19-6 2/2 Matt Gentry (Stanford) L, 13-10 (exhibition) 2/14 Jason McGee (Kent State) W, TF, 15-0 2/15 Teddy Adams (West Virginia) W, fall, 2:21 3/7 Joe Henning (Northern Illinois) W, fall, 4:16 Ty Morgan (Central Michigan) W, MD, 8-0 (1st MAC) 3/18 James Woodall (Penn State) W, 10-3 Scott Roth (Cornell) W, 6-2 3/19 Kenny Burleson (Missouri) W, 9-6 Alex Tirapelle (Illinois) W, 4-2 3/20 Matt Gentry (Stanford) L, 4-2 (2nd NCAA)

2002-03 (34-2) 149 11/2 Dan Pechnyo (unattached) W, TF, 22-7 Jason Dibbern (unattached) W, fall, 5:33 Josh Mester (unattached) W, MD, 11-2 Disalvo (unattached) W, 3-0 Karl Nadolsky (unattached) W, 4-2 (1st Place) 11/16 Brad Cieleski (Slippery Rock) W, 9-3 Waylon Lowe (Findlay) W, fall, 1:14 Deonte Penn (Edinboro) W, MD, 13-1 11/30 Abe Kightlinger (Slippery Rock) W, TF, 15-0 Nathan Galloway (Penn State) W, 6-0 Travis Shufle (Nebraska) W, 7-3 Justin Giovinco (Pittsburgh) W, MD, 14-4 (1st Place) 12/14 Waylon Lowe (Findlay) W, MD, 8-0 12/20 Dave Edwards (Buffalo) W, MD, 14-4 Paul Toomey (Duke) W, TF, 21-4 Dan Thompson (The Citadel) W, TF, 17-2 Rob Becker (George Mason) W, 11-6 (1st Place) 1/5 Reed Carpenter (Virginia Tech) W, TF, 15-0 1/10 Nick Burton (Eastern Michigan) W, MD, 21-10 1/18 Dustin Manotti (Cornell) W, MD, 9-0 Josh Daugherty (Ohio State) W, MD, 9-0 1/24 Oliver Vasquez (Northern Illinois) W, TF, 16-1 2/1 Brad Forbes (Bloomsburg) W, MD, 13-2 2/3 Dustin Manotti (Cornell) W, 8-4 (exhibition) 2/15 Billy Smith (West Virginia) W, 5-3 2/16 Jason Bake (Kent State) W, 5-0 2/23 Ryan Bentley (Buffalo) W, MD, 12-3 3/8 Nick Conklin (Eastern Michigan) W, TF, 19-4 Ryan Bentley (Buffalo) W, 5-0 3/9 Ty Morgan (Central Michigan) W, 8-3 (1st MAC) 3/20 Jon Garvin (Northern Iowa) W, 5-1 Jake Giamoni (NC State) W, 8-1 3/21 Jerrod Sanders (Oklahoma State) L, 3-2 Billy Smith (West Virginia) W, 6-4 Jon Masa (Hofstra) W, 9-7 3/22 Jesse Jantzen (Harvard) L, fall, 0:59 Collin Robertson (Boise State) W, 9-6 (5th NCAA)

2001-02 (38-4) 149 11/10 Kwazi Abrokwa (unattached) W John Christopher (Virginia) W, injury default Adam James (unattached) W, TF, 3:06 Billy Smith (unattached) W, 12-8 JaMarr Billman (Lock Haven) W (1st Place) 11/24 Brad Alford (Old Dominion) W, fall, 1:43 Jason Cardillo (Slippery Rock) W, fall, 1:38 James LaValle (Lock Haven) W, 8-4 JaMarr Billman (Lock Haven) L, 14-10 (2nd Place) 12/8 JaMarr Billman (Lock Haven) L, TF, 20-4 Mike Pirozzola (Lehigh) W, 9-8 Nick Harrington (Rider) W, 13-10 12/14 Waylon Lowe (Findlay) W, fall, 1:56 12/16 Keaton Anderson (Ohio State) W, MD, 13-2 Bruno Iorfido (Pitt-Johnstown) W, fall, 1:08 Dom Surra (Clarion) W, fall, 5:56 1/11 Ryan Simmons (Kent State) W, 6-2 Bader (Indiana) W, MD, 14-5 1/19 Mike Booth (North Carolina) W, MD, 19-5 1/19 Reuben Ledbetter (NC State) W, TF, 24-8 1/25 Ty Morgan (Central Michigan) W, 4-0 1/27 Alex Nelson (Northern Illinois) W, TF, 17-1 1/27 Brian Dixon (Gardner-Webb) W, TF, 22-6 2/2 Shawn Blanchard (Millersville) W, fall, 1:23 2/2 Brad Cieleski (Slippery Rock) W, MD, 13-5 2/2 Brandon White (Bloomsburg) W, fall, 2:13 2/8 Josh Wiles (Eastern Michigan) W, 8-7 2/10 Marc Hoffer (American) W, 7-4 2/10 Anthony Coleman (Cleveland State) W, MD, 15-5 2/16 Billy Smith (West Virginia) W, medical forfeit 2/17 Ryan Simmons (Kent State) W, MD, 14-5 2/23 Chris Pirch (Cornell) W, 4-3 2/23 Bill Jacoutot (Buffalo) W, fall, 1:00 3/9 Josh Wiles (Eastern Michigan) W, MD, 10-1 Bill Jacoutot (Buffalo) W, TF, 20-5 3/10 Ty Morgan (Central Michigan) W, 10-9 (1st MAC) 3/21 Casey Hunt (Oregon) W, fall, 1:02 Keaton Anderson (Ohio State) W, 5-0 3/22 Mike Zadick (Iowa) W, MD, 18-4 Jared Frayer (Oklahoma) L, 11-6 3/23 Billy Maldonado (Iowa State) W, MD, 8-0 Jesse Jantzen (Harvard) L, fall, 2:54 (4th NCAA)