Colt Yinger
Colt Yinger
Birth Date: July 27, 1999
Weight: 165
Year: So.
Hometown: Nelsonville, Ohio
High School: Nelsonville-York
Major: Undeclared

2018-19: Finished with a 16-8 record with 10 decisions, four major decisions, one technical fall and one fall ... In duals, went 7-5 and 4-2 in conference ... Started the season 5-0, winning the Michigan State Open ... Picked up a quality win in the Grudge Match over Kent State redshirt senior Isaac Bast in SV-1 (3-1). During the MAC Championships, marched his way a second-place finish with wins over Bast, and Connor Flynn (Missouri). 

Prior to Ohio: Four-year letterwinner at Nelsonville-York High School, where he was coached by his father, Matt Yinger, and Rusty Richards ... Posted a career record of 176-13 ... Four-time Ohio High School Athletic Association state tournament qualifier and three-time all-state selection ... Served as team captain of the Buckeyes in 2018, winning a state title ... Was ranked as high as 12th nationally his senior year ... Placed third in the state tournament as a sophomore in 2016 and second as a junior in 2017 ... Was a 2018 USA Wrestling All-American and a FloNationals champion ... Was a member of the USA Wrestling Ohio National Team in 2016 and '17 ... Was also an all-state linebacker on the football team at Nelsonville-York and played golf.

Personal: Born July 27, 1999 ... Son of Matt and Leslie Yinger ... Father, Matt, wrestled at Cuyahoga Community College ... Has a younger brother, Collin, and an older sister, Kaylie ... Major is undeclared ... Enjoys kayaking ... Favorite sports team is the Cincinnati Bengals ... Favorite athlete is former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson.