Awards and Honors
2010 Heavyweight NCAA Champion
2008, 2009, 2010 Heavyweight All-American
2010 ISU Outstanding Wrestler
2007 Amateur Wrestling News All-Rookie First Team
2007, 09, 2010 Big 12 Conference Heavyweight Champion
2007, 08, 09 Harold Nichols/Cyclone Open Heavyweight Champion
2007 ISU Progress Award
Finished senior season as a Cyclone with the NCAA 285-pound title...concluded career with a 116-22 record...first three time heavyweight All-American in Iowa State history...ended his final campaign with a record of 26-2...recorded a major decision and two pins...beat Oklahoma State's Jared Rosholt 3-2 in the 285-pound NCAA final to win his first NCAA title...earned a first round decision at the NCAA tournament of Wisconsin's Eric Bugenhagen by a score of 6-2 and defeated Arizona State's Erik Nye by a score of 4-2 for his second victory over the Sun Devil this season...defeated defending national champion Mark Ellis of Missouri 4-1...beat Duke's defending runner-up Konrad Dudziak 6-5 to notch his first trip to the NCAA finals...earned his third Big 12 crown with a 3-1 sudden victory win over Oklahoma State's Jared Rosholt...is the 14th three time conference champion in school history...defeated Lehigh All-American Zach Rey 3-2...won all four matches over Missouri All-American and defending national champion Mark Ellis...defeated two All-Americans in route to second place honors at the Midlands Championships... won his third Harold Nichols/Cyclone Open without allowing a single point...started his final season with a pin of SDSU's Jeremy Swier in 4:17.
Concluded his junior Cyclone season with a 34-4 record ... recorded four major decisions and four pins ... sealed All-America honors for the second time with a fifth-place finish at heavyweight at the NCAA Championships ... beat Kent State's Jermail Porter in the placing-round 4-2, with a last-second takedown securing the victory ... advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Championships with three consecutive victories ... Big 12 Conference heavyweight titlist ... edged eventual NCAA champion Mark Ellis of Missouri for the second time by decision, 3-1, to take the league title ... beat Nebraska's Tucker Lane by decision, 4-2 (SV2) in the conference semifinals, after edging the Husker 3-1 in the dual season finale in Lincoln, Neb. ... took down Missouri's Ellis in Columbia, Mo. in overtime 3-1 (TB1) ... won three overtime matches in three consecutive home duals in Hilton ... edged Oklahoma's Nathan Fernandez, 4-2 (SV2), Oklahoma State's Jared Rosholt, 3-1 (SV1) and Christian Brantley of UNI, 3-3 (TB2) ... went 3-1 in dual competition at the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals in Cedar Falls, Iowa ... took third-place honors at the Midlands Championship after winning six consolation matches in a row ... scored two falls in Fargo, N.D., pinning Cody Jamtgaard of Dickinson State in 4:06 and Tyler Hemmesch of North Dakota State in 2:44 ... notched a sound decision of Iowa's Dan Erekson, 5-1, in Iowa City ... edged returning All-American Kyle Massey of Wisconsin on the road, 5-4 (SV) ... recorded his second Harold Nichols/Cyclone Open heavyweight title, scoring two pins in five straight victories.
Wrapped up sophomore campaign with a 29-8 record with five major decisions, a technical fall and a pair of pins ... clinched All-America status with a sixth-place finish at heavyweight at NCAA Championships ... Big 12 Conference Championship heavyweight runner-up ... cruised to a 4-0 mark in regular-season league dual action and owns a 12-2 overall career record against conference foes ... sealed Iowa State's dual win over Missouri with a 7-3 decision over Mark Ellis ... posted a 12-3 major decision over Arizona State's Kenny Lester ... picked up fourth career win over two-time NCAA qualifier Jared Rosholt of Oklahoma State via 3-2 decision in dual competition ... won three matches at NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals, including a 4-3 upset of Central Michigan's Bubba Gritter ...placed fourth at Midlands Championships ... avenged a dual loss to Iowa's Matt Fields with a 2-1 decision in Midlands competition ... registered a 12-4 major decision over Northern Iowa's Dustin Bauman ... scored a 7-2 decision against Ben Berhow of Minnesota ... exploded offensively against Peter Reid of Rider with a 24-9 (3:11) technical fall ... won first heavyweight Harold Nichols/Cyclone Open championship ... opened sophomore campaign with a 6:12 fall of Northern Illinois' David Benner.
Finished freshman season with a 27-8 record ... went 3-2 at NCAA Championships ... clinched ISU's Big 12 team title with a 3-2 decision over Jared Rosholt of Oklahoma State in heavyweight championship bout ... defeated Jared Rosholt of Oklahoma State via 4-3 decisions at both the OSU dual and National Duals ... opened league competition by scoring a 17-1 (5:41) technical fall over Tom Rice of Nebraska ... pinned Thor Moen of Arizona State in 4:53 in first Hilton Coliseum showing ... placed third at Fullerton Open ... won opening four matches in rookie year, including a season-opening decision of Buena Vista's Ben Strandberg, 9-3.
Redshirted initial collegiate season.
Career record of 84-13 ... 2005 New Jersey state champion and placed sixth at state in 2004 ... listed in top-15 at 215 pounds by NWCA ... ranked fifth on all-time wins list at High Point ... set single-season win record by going 38-0 in 2005 ... Amateur Wrestling News All-American ... placed third at 2005 East Coast regional ... placed third at 2004 National High School Coaches Association championships ... coached by John Gardner.
Born Dec. 19, 1986 ... son of David Zabriskie and Adelaide Manchester ... finance major.