|High School:||Southern Lee (N.C.)|
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2009-10): Earned all-American honors at 157 pounds with a seventh place finish at the NCAA Division II National Championships in Omaha, Neb. … Earned Super Region I Most Oustanding Wrestler laurels following a perfect 3-0 run at the Super Region I Tournament in Johnstown, Pa. … Finished initial campaign in Pembroke with a 13-3 record, including a 7-1 mark in dual meet matchups … Tallied one win by technical fall and two others by major decision … Compiled a 13-2 mark against NCAA Division II foes … Dropped his collegiate debut to The Citadel’s Turtogtokh Luvsandorj (6-4 decision), but rebounded to win each of his next 11 individual bouts of the season … Made his debut in the national rankings on February 18 at No. 6 … Also made debut as region’s top wrestler at 157 pounds on February 15 … Had 10-match winning skein snapped with a 5-3 sudden victory setback in the second round at the NCAA Championships … Rebounded to oust St. Cloud State’s John Sundgren in his consolation opener, but fell to top-ranked Marcus Edgington of Augustana in the wrestleback quarters.
HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Southern Lee High School for coach Mike Short … A two-time all-state and all-conference performer for the Cavaliers … Amassed a 136-8 career record … Compiled a 45-2 clip in grabbing team MVP accolades as a senior … Named conference MVP for the second-straight year en route to pacing Southern Lee to the conference championship for the second consecutive time as well … Also helped Cavaliers to their second-straight state tournament appearance … Reeled off a perfect 48-0 record as a junior en route to the state championship … Named to the National High School Coaches All-American team as well.
PERSONAL: The son of Theresa and Joe Williams was born on Oct. 28, 1990 … Cousin, Darrion Caldwell, is currently a redshirt senior on North Carolina State’s wrestling team … Born in Plainfield, N.J. … An English major at UNCP.