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Chad PorterClass: R-Senior
Previous School: Parkersburg South HS
Hometown: Parkersburg, W.Va.
2010-11 Team Captain
2010 (R-Jr.): Entered the year ranked No. 16 at 165 pounds by D1CollegeWrestling.com … selected to the VaSID all-state team for a second time, earning second-team all-state honors … one of six Flames to advance to NCAA National Championships after winning NCAA East Regional title … one of three Flames to produce more than 20 wins … ranked second on the team in total victories, finishing the season with a 23-11 record at 165 pounds … saw the most mat time of any Flame, grappling in all but two events on the season … ranked first on squad in dual victories, posting a 14-4 record … ranked third on squad in wins decided by fall with a 5-4 record … tied for fourth on the team in matches decided by major decision with a 5-2 record … opened season with 7-3 decision win over Campbellsville's James Linker (Nov. 7) … 2-2 in Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Tournament (11/14), picking up decision wins over Edinboro's Chris Hrunka and Kenneth Betts of Buffalo … posted a 3-1 record to finish second in Keystone Classic (11/22) and help lift the Flames to a first-place team finish … 3-1 at Hoosier Duals (11/28), with two wins coming by technical fall … perfect 3-0 record at quad match hosted by Binghamton (12/12) … compiled 9-2 dual record in three-week span from Nov. 22 to Dec. 12 … grappled to a 2-2 record at Southern Scuffle (12/29) … defeated VMI's Conor Black by an 11-1 major decision to help the Flames win the dual match (1/27) … won six straight duals to finish off regular season, including two wins by fall … 2-0 at NCAA East Regional, to claim third career title … opened event by defeating Campbell's Chris Mazzata by fall (4:05) … won title by overtaking Jeremy Brooks of Millersville by a 12-1 major decision … entered NCAA National Championships (3/18) on 8-match winning streak.
2009 (Jr.): Entered the year ranked No. 18 at 165 pounds by NWCA … ranked No. 19 in the W.I.N. Preseason Top 20 … redshirted.
2008 (So.): Named to the NWCA All-Academic Team, helping Liberty finish the year ranked No. 3 nationally in the final NWCA 2007-08 All-Academic Wrestling Team listing with a 3.286 team GPA … selected as a member of the Big South Presidential Honor Roll … selected to the inaugural VaSID all-state team, garnering second-team all-state honors … ranked third on the squad in total victories, finishing the campaign with a 28-19 overall record … led the team in matches decided by major decision, posting an 11-3 mark … ranked third on the team with a 7-2 record in matches decided by fall … was fourth on the squad with a 12-9 record in dual matches … opened the year with a third-place finish at the Brockport-Oklahoma Gold Classic (11/10), posting a 5-1 record … reeled off four-straight major decision wins, before taking Brown's Chris Musser, 6-5, in the third-place bout … placed second at the Navy Classic (11/17) with a 4-1 record … two wins by fall, a major and a regular decision propelled him into the title bout, where he dropped a narrow 5-4 decision to Bucknell's Andrew Rendos … was 3-2 at the Nittany Lion Classic (12/2), including a win by fall (2:54) over Old Dominion's T.J Pendleton … won 10 of his last 13 regular-season matches … opened the successful stretch with a 9-5 decision over N.C. State's Jalil Dozier, helping the Flames to a 18-18 draw against the defending ACC champions (1/12) … was a perfect 3-0 at the Eastern Regional Duals (2/3), including a technical fall victory over Duquesne's Matt Gregg (20-5) and a win by fall (2:50) over Gardner-Webb's Brendan Couture … captured his second straight NCAA East Regional title at 165 pounds with a major decision win over Gardner-Webb's Brendan Couture and a win by fall (6:24) over Delaware State's Brandon Gardner (3/9) … captured Liberty's first-ever NCAA National Championship winners bracket victory, upsetting No. 16 Kurt Swartz, out of Boise State, in an opening round 7-4 decision (3/20) … picked up a 9-2 decision over Cleveland State's Marcus Effner in the consolidation bracket, becoming one of two Liberty wrestlers to advance to the round of 16.
2007 (Fr.): Named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll … one of four Liberty wrestlers to advance to the NCAA National Championships … wrestled the entire season at 165 pounds … ranked second on the team with 33 individual victories … posted a 71.7 percent winning percentage (33-13) … led the team with 10 wins by major decision … posted a 10-2 record in matches decided by major decision … ranked second on the team with 12 matches won by fall … posted a 12-1 record in matches decided by fall … led the team with 18 victories in dual matches … posted an 18-4 record in dual matches … opened his collegiate career with three-straight victories at the Hokie Classic (11/5), including two wins by fall … posted a 5-2 record at the Navy Classic (11/5), finishing fifth in the event … finished off his run at the Navy Classic with a 7-0 blanking of Duquesne's Cody Midlam … 3-0 at the Liberty Quad, including a 10-2 major decision win over James Madison's Jeff Jacobs (11/22) … 2-2 at the Nittany Lion Classic (12/3), including a 9-0 major decision over Michigan State's Nick Shafer … 4-2 at the Reno Tournament of Champions (12/20), with three of his four victories coming by fall … was 2-1 at the Virginia State Intercollegiates, finishing third at the event … closed out the event with back-to-back major decision victories, including a 9-1 win over VMI's John Burton for third place … 2-1 at the Virginia Duals (1/12-13), including wins by fall over The Citadel's Zachary Filter (4:35) and Arizona State's Cam Smith (3:20) … was 2-0 at the NCAA East Regional, with both victories coming via major decision … entered the NCAA National Championship riding an 11-match winning streak and having won 13 out of his last 14 matches.
Prep: Graduated from Parkersburg South High School … finished his high school career with a 134-27 record (83.2 winning percentage) …finished his freshman year with a 27-12 record at 119 pounds, helping him place second at the state championship … posted a 27-5 record as a sophomore at 135 pounds en route to a state championship … finished second at the state championship as a junior with a 37-6 record at 152 pounds … also placed sixth at the Ironman Championship during his junior year … posted a 43-4 record as a senior at 152 pounds en route to a state championship … finished second at the Reno Tournament of Champions as a senior and seventh at the Ironman Championship, which enabled him to finish the season ranked nationally … in other high school action, he was a two-time NHSCA Open champion.
Personal: Son of Gary and Tammy Porter … birthday is on June 9 … is a biology major at Liberty, with a pre-med focus … would like to pursue a career in radiology after graduation … lists sunflower seeds as his favorite snack food … if he had to live somewhere else for a year, he would want to live on the West Coast … uses the word unorthodox to describe his wrestling ability … if he is trapped inside all day because of weather, he likes to fill his time playing Call of Duty on his Xbox.