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  Clay Tucker

Clay Tucker

Player Profile

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Martins Ferry, Ohio

High School:
Martins Ferry

Weight:
157

Clay Tucker - 157 pounds


2009-10: Placed third at the 2010 Mid-American Conference Championships ... Finished his Bobcat wrestling career by posting season and career records of 25-14 and 71-66 respectively ... Earned his 70th career victory at the MAC tournament ... Placed fourth at the Michigan State Open, sixth at the Southern Scuffle, and compiled a 15-8 tournament record ... Led the team with 18 decision victories and finished 7-3 in bonus point matches posting 4-0 and 2-0 records, respectively, in matches determined by major decision and technical fall.

2008-09: Compiled a 21-16 record at 157 pounds, the most wins of his career and for Ohio this season ... Went 12-7 in duals and 9-9 in tournament action ... Placed third at the MAC Championships ... Strung together a season-best seven-bout winning streak from Nov. 29 to Dec. 18 ... Ended the regular season with four consecutive dual victories ... Posted a team-best 4-1 record in MAC duals, with his only loss coming to NIU's Bryan Deutsch, the league champion ... Placed sixth at the Michigan State Open ... Earned a 3-2 mark at the Southern Scuffle ... Listed second in the final MAC rankings ... Voted Most Valuable Wrestler by his teammates.

2007-08: Recorded a Bobcat best seven bout win streak stretching from Jan. 11 to Feb. 15 ... Split time between 149 and 157 pounds before becoming Ohio's 157 pound starter in the second-half of the season ... Had a 10-12 record in decisions, 1-2 mark in major decisions, 2-3 showing in technical falls and 0-0 tally in falls ... Faced one nationally ranked wrestlers, #1 ranked Gregor Gillespie from Edinboro ... 3-2 mark in conference dual bouts.

2007-08 Results: 11/11- W (21-7) David Pienaar (E. Michigan) 11/11- L (6-0) Nick Walpole (Indiana) 11/11- W (13-10) Eric Maldonado (Cal Poly) 11/11- L (9-2) Daryl Cocozzo (Edinboro) 11/24- W (7-5) Scott Clymer (Liberty) 11/24- W (8-4) Michael Degliobizzi (Duke) 11/24- W (9-4) Dustin Center (Cumberlands) 11/24- L (13-9) Brett Gray (Oregon) 11/24- L (Fall 1:07) Kurt Kinser (Indiana) 12/1- L (MD 9-1) Grant Paswall (Illinois) 12/1- L (6-4) Vincent Ramirez (N. Carolina) 12/6- L (Fall 1:22)Maurice Cox (E. Michigan) 12/16- L (5-3) Mark Ring (UNC Greensboro) 12/16- L (Fall 3:43) J. Johnstone (Ohio State) 12/30- W (Fall 2:03) Keith Koziol (The Citadel) 12/30- L (TF 17-0) #1 Gregor Gillespie (Edinboro) 12/30- W (12-4) Andre Johnson (Virginia Tech) 12/30- L (3-2) Dan Rivera (Old Dominion) 1/4- L (7-2) John Fulger (Michigan State) 1/11- L (11-6) Dan Gonsor (Virginia) 1/11- L (6-4) Adam Aho (ND State) 1/11- W (TF 20-5) Dan Pauley (Duquesne) 1/18- W (6-4) Bryan O'Connor (NIU) 1/20- W (TF 19-1) Chris Gambino (NC State) 1/26- W (4-1) Jon Cummings (Buffalo) 2/1- W (1-0) Andre Johnson (Virginia Tech) 2/8- W (7-1) Sli Bostelman (Kent State) 2/15-W (Fall 5:47) Thomas Scotton (UNC) 2/15- L (5-3) Zac Fryling (West Virginia) 2/24 - L (MD 14-5) Steve Brown (CMU) 3/8- W (3-1) Pat Lloyd (Buffalo) 3/8- L (6-1) Steve Brown (Central Michigan) 3/8- L (14-9) Sli Bostelman (Kent State)

2006-07: Posted an 11-20 overall record at 149 pounds ... Was 2-3 in MAC dual meets and 8-13 overall in dual meets ... Was 3-4 in matches decided by a major decision and a perfect 2-0 in matches decided by a technical fall ... Took fourth place at the MAC Tournament at 149 pounds ... Was 2-1 at the Wolfpack Duals.

2005-06: Redshirted ... Competing unattached (results unofficial), won four of his six matches at the West Virginia University Open on Nov. 12 ... Earned team's Redshirt of the Year award.

HIGH SCHOOL: National runner-up at 140 pounds after defaulting to sixth in the state tournament as a senior due to mononucleosis ... State champ at 130 pounds as a junior ... Four-time conference, sectional and district champion who finished his prep career with a 169-10 record, including 46-0 as a junior and 38-2 his final campaign ... Lettered all four years for coach Babe Sidon... also lettered three times in football and won a regional title on the gridiron ... An honor roll student.

PERSONAL: Recreation management major ... Son of Jeff and Janice Tucker ... Has a younger brother, Chase ... Born April 9, 1987.