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Jonathan ChildressClass: Sophomore
Previous School: Dallastown Area HS
Hometown: Red Lion, Pa.
2010 (Fr.): Named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll … produced a 12-16 record at 125 pounds during his first collegiate season … one of 11 wrestlers to record double-digit victories … one of six grapplers to win his weight class at the NCAA East Regional and advance to the NCAA National Championship … competed in all but three events on the year … undefeated in matches decided by fall (3-0) … opened his collegiate career with a win by fall (0:32) over Campbellsville's Decorues Leavell (Nov. 7) … posted a 4-2 record to place fifth and help the Flames win the team title at the Keystone Classic (11/22) … was 2-1 at a quad match hosted by Binghamton (Dec. 12), picking up wins against Princeton's Garrett Frey (Dec./6-2) and USMMA's Patrick Graham (Dec./12-5) … won both of his NCAA East Regional Championship matches against grapplers who had defeated him earlier in the season … opened with a 6-5 decision win over Campbell's C.J. Gittens … claimed regional title by defeating Gardner-Webb's Michael Slaughter by an 11-6 decision … competed in first career NCAA National Championships (3/18).
Prep: Posted a 125-46 record (73.1 winning percentage) during four seasons of competition at Dallastown Area High School … finished his freshman year with a 27-19 record at 103 pounds … posted a 23-14 mark as a sophomore at 112 pounds … sectional champion as a junior and senior … compiled a 38-7 record as a junior at 119 pounds, placing fourth at the district championships … capped off his high school career with a 37-6 season and a runner-up finish at the district tournament … placed seventh at 125 pounds in the state championship as a senior … was a three-sport athlete, competing in wrestling, soccer and tennis.
Personal: Son of John and Jill Childress … birthday is on Jan. 16 … education major … would like to pursue a career as a elementary school teacher after graduation … nicknamed "Chili" … an iPod, a dog, sunglasses, fishing rod and a shovel are the five items he would want if he were stranded on a desert island … Rugrats was his favorite television show growing up … wheat thins, pretzels and Skittles are among his favorite snack foods … determined and ferocious are two words he uses to describe his personality.