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T. J. MitchellClass: R-Junior
Previous School: Raritan HS
Hometown: Hazlet, N.J.
2010 (R-So): Named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll …
2009 (So.): Named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll … redshirted.
2008 (Fr): Named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll … named to the Dean's List … led the Flames with a 13-17 record at 133 pounds … one of 11 wrestlers to reach a double-figure victories total … posted a 2-2 record during his first collegiate tournament at the Brockport-Oklahoma Gold Classic (11/10) … picked up two 7-4 decisions at the event, defeating Brown's Eli Harris and Bloomsburg's Ian DeSol … finished second at the Spartan Invitational (12/1) with a 3-1 record … opened the event with a 16-1 major decision over Apprentice's Charles Wood … followed with decision wins over Delaware Valley's Eric McCann (9-5) and Tramaine Franklin (6-5) … lost in a narrow 5-3 decision to Centenary's Mike Gummerson in the title bout … placed third at the Virginia State Intercollegiate's (1/5), defeating VMI's Ryan Goodsell, 6-2, to place in the event … posted a 2-2 record at the Liberty Quad, picking up victories over Davidson's Alex Radsky (decision, 6-2) and Messiah's John Ayers (fall, 0:40) … helped the Flames take on the team title at the Eastern Regional Duals (2/3) with a pair of wins by fall … both were first period pins coming against Delaware State's Kelvin Watford (1:59) and Millersville's Matt Leggett (2:26).
Prep: Graduated from Raritan High School … posted an 81.1 percent winning percentage as a high school wrestler with a 107-25 combined record … three-time district champion … four-time conference victor … captain of his squad as a junior and senior … posted a 22-8 record as a freshman at 103 pounds … 13-5 at 103 pounds as a sophomore … state qualifier at 119 pounds as a junior with a 33-7 record … capped off his career with a banner senior campaign, posting a 39-5 record … placed fifth at the state tournament.
Personal: Son of Thomas, Sr., and Rosie Mitchell … birthday is on July 13 … is a clinical health promotion major at Liberty … career objective is to become a doctor … Catch Me If You Can, Zoolander and Vantage Point were three of his favorite movies watched over the last year … lists ice cream and chips among his favorite snack foods … during his first five years after graduation, he would like to attend medical school and get a quality fellowship … Underdog was one of his favorite television shows growing up as a child … quick and ferocious are two words he used to describe himself on the wrestling mat.