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Julian ColonClass: R-Junior
Previous School: Hempfield HS
Hometown: East Petersburg, Pa
2010-11 Team Captain
2010 (Jr.): Wrestled in Southern Scuffle (12/29) before redshirting the rest of the season … posted a 2-2 record in the event, with both wins coming by decision.
2009 (So.): Named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll … posted eight wins as a sophomore, wrestling at 157 and 174 pounds … won his first three bouts of the year … helped Liberty to team dual victories over Gardner-Webb and The Citadel, posting a win by fall (2:35) and decision (6-4) to open the year … pinned South Dakota State's Weston Winston in the first round (2:37) at the Hoosier Duals … posted a 2-2 record at the Reno Tournament of Champions, picking up decision wins over The Citadel's Koziel Keith (12-5) and Wyoming's Tyler Davis (8-2) … wrestled up a weight class for the Flames at the NCAA East Regionals, advancing to the finals at 174 pounds … won his first two bouts by decision, before falling to Millersville's Shane Smith in the finals in a 4-1 decision.
2008 (Fr.): Named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll … posted a 17-16 record in his first year at 157 pounds … got his first collegiate victory with a major decision win over Duquesne's Dan Pauley to open the Navy Classic (11/17) … posted a 4-2 record overall in the event … finished the Spartan Invitational with 4-1 record (12/1), including a 6-2 decision over Centenary's Mike Torsiello to place in his first collegiate tournament (third) … competed unattached at the Reno Tournament of Champions (12/18), picking up a victory over Southern Oregon's Jimmy Wrey … was 2-2 at the Southern Scuffle (12/29), opening the event with a 6-4 win over Hofstra's Richard Muzikar … was 3-1 at the Virginia State Intercollegiates (1/5), placing third at the event with a 7-2 decision win over Virginia's Kyle Artusio … helped the Flames secure a 21-15 dual match victory over UNC Greensboro with a 5-3 decision over Mark Ring (2/5).
Prep: Graduated from Hempfield High School … posted a 79.8 winning percentage during his four-year high school career … tallied a combined 107-27 record on the wrestling mats as a high school wrestler … finished his freshman year with a 7-3 record at 140 pounds in limited action … moved up to 152 pounds as a sophomore and junior … finished his sophomore year with a 27-11 mark … completed his junior season with a 32-8 record … capped off his high school days by eclipsing the 40-win plateau for the first time with a 41-5 record at 160 pounds.
Personal: Son of Eser and Heather Colon … birthday is on Jan. 19 … majoring in intercultural studies at Liberty … listed Amazing Grace, To End All Wars and Cinderella Man as some of the top movies he has seen over the last year … barbeque kettle potato chips are at the top of his snack food list … wants fans to come out and see the team wrestle because he believes that college wrestling is the most intense and tactical sport in collegiate athletics.