Jared Lawrence
School Year:
Sandpoint, Idaho
Old School:
Sandpoint HS

Bio information:
2001-02 (Jr): Won the 2002 149-pound NCAA title, defeating Jared Frayer of Oklahoma, 3-1, in the championship match • went 5-0 at the national meet, earning his third All-America honor • became the 11th NCAA Champion in school history, capturing the 13th individual national crown for Minnesota wrestling • finished second at Big Tens, losing a controversial 4-3 decision to Iowa’s Mike Zadick • compiled an overall record of 34-3, a dual record of 17-1 and a conference mark of 7-1 • his lone losses of the season came to Zadick by a combined total of six points • recorded eight falls, four technical falls and 10 major decisions on the season • opened the season with 14 consecutive wins • took co-first place with former Golden Gopher Marcus LeVesseur at both the Bison and Northern Opens • won four consecutive matches by fall from 12/8-12/29 • placed second at Midlands, losing 5-2 to Zadick in the title match • went 4-0 at National Duals to lead Minnesota to the team title • 23 of his 31 wins (74%) came with bonus points • ranks 23rd all-time in career victories • ranks 14th all-time in career win percentage at .831 • ranks 11th on the career pins list with 24 falls in his career • named team’s Most Outstanding Wrestler.

2000-01 (So): Earned his second All-America honor with his sixth-place finish at 149 pounds • was 3-3 at the NCAA Championships • won the 149-pound title at the 2001 Big Ten Championships with a 9-5 win over top-seeded Adam Tirapelle of Illinois in the title match • named the Big Ten Wrestler of the Championships for his performance at the conference meet • compiled an overall record of 32-8, a dual record of 14-5 and a 6-2 mark in the Big Ten • recorded seven pins, five technical falls and 11 major decisions on the season • opened the season with 16-straight wins, the 15th-best consecutive win streak in school history • won the Bison Open, Northern Open and Midlands titles • his five losses during the regular season came by a combined 10 points with the largest deficit coming in a 9-6 loss to Oklahoma State’s No. 2 Reggie Wright • 10 of his 13 dual meet wins (77%) were won with bonus points (major decision, technical fall or pin) • his five losses have come to Wright (twice), No. 6 Eric Schmiesing of Hofstra, No. 1 Adam Tirapelle of Illinois and No. 8 Mike Zadick of Iowa • named team’s Most Outstanding Wrestler in 2000-01.

1999-2000 (Fr): Named Big Ten and Amateur Wrestling News Freshman of the Year • selected to the Amateur Wrestling News All-Rookie Team • earned his first All-America honor with his sixth-place finish at 149 pounds • was 3-3 at the NCAA Championships • finished second at the Big Ten Championships, losing to Adam Tirapelle of Illinois in the title match • compiled an overall record of 32-9 including a 15-4 dual meet mark • was 8-0 in Big Ten dual meets • won titles at the Bison Open and Great Plains Open • was 4-0 at the National Duals, including a 5-2 triumph over Iowa State’s Billy Maldonado in the title meet • won 14 straight matches from 12/12/99-3/4/00 • was second on the team in major decisions with 11 and fifth on the squad in pins with nine on the season • shared squad’s Most Outstanding Freshman award with Luke Becker • prior to the season, captured a bronze medal at 152 pounds at the FILA Junior World Freestyle Championships in Nantes, France.

1998-99: Redshirted • dropped only one match in his first year wrestling unattached for the Golden Gophers • compiled an 11-1 overall record competing unattached in various tournaments • took first place in the Bison Open with four straight victories • also placed first in the Kaufman Brand Open with five wins • took second place at the Iowa Central Open • took fifth place at the 1999 Junior World Freestyle Championships.

High School: Ranked the nation’s No. 1 wrestler at 130 pounds • won four state titles with an overall record of 133-0 • four-time all-city, all-county and all-state selection in his prep career • earned two high school All-America honors • a Junior National freestyle All-American • All-America selection by WIN, Matside and USA Wrestling • four-time tri-state champion • two-time champion of the Reno Tournament.

Personal: Business major • younger brother of departed 2001 All-American Brett Lawrence • son of Thomas and Debra Lawrence • born 7/23/80.

Year         Overall (pins)        Dual	
1998-99      redshirted
1999-00      32-9 (9)              15-4
2000-01      32-8 (7)              14-5
2001-02      34-3 (8)              17-1
Career       98-20(24)             46-10

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