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Matt Gibson
Weight: 285
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Vallejo, Calif.
High School: Jesse Bethel
Other College: Sierra College
Experience: Transfer
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Release: 09/21/2010

Awards and Honors:
2013 All-American (eighth-place)
2013 Big 12 runner-up
2012 Big 12 champion

All-American at 285 pounds with an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Championships… went 5-3 en route to the All-America podium… defeated No. 11 seed J.T. Felix of Boise State by way of major decision 15-2 in the round of 12 to clinch All-American status… avenged an early season loss at the NCAA tournament to eighth-seeded Mike McClure of Michigan State with a pin in the first period… one of eight unseeded wrestlers to earn All-America honors at the NCAA Championships… finished the year with a 22-12 overall record and a 9-6 record in dual competition… recorded three wins by fall during the dual season… runner-up at the Big 12 Championships to two-time All-American Alan Gelogaev of Oklahoma State… finished with a 56-27 career record as a Cyclone. 

Finished season with 26-10 record, going 8-7 in dual meets … 2012 Big 12 Champion at 285 pounds, posting a 2-1 win over Kyle Colling of Oklahoma and 8-3 decision over Austin Mardsen of Oklahoma St. … title punched ticket to NCAA Championships in St. Louis where he posted a 2-2 record … earned titles at the Kaye Young Open and Harold Nichols/Cyclone Open … finished third at the Midland Championships where he lost his first round match then turned around and posted seven consecutive victories to close out the tournament … had 13 bonus point victories … defeated Northern Iowa’s Blayne Beale 7-1 in the final event of the dual meet with Panthers to give the Cyclones a 19-17 victory.

Finished the season with an 8-5 record … took the championship title at the Hokie Open with three wins over No. 22 Dustin Porter of Gardner, Grant Chapman of Old Dominion, and Dave Marone of Virginia Tech and a fall of Andy Hartshorn of Ohio in 37 seconds … won by major decision, 15-3, over Kevin Innis of Boston…pinned No. 18 Eric Bugenhagen of Wisconsin-Madison in 2:17 at Midlands Championships … posted decision victories at Midlands Championships over No. 28 David Wade of Eastern Michigan and Alex White of Purdue.

Sierra College
Attended Sierra College in California  ... 2010 California JUCO state champion.

High School
Two-time California state place-winner ... finished third in the state at 215 pounds as a senior ... recorded a fourth place finish at 189 pounds as a junior.

Born October 2, 1990 ... son of Golden Gibson ... sociology major with a minor in advertising.

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