Concordia University Wisconsin Athletics

 

Wrestling

 
Greg Sanders
Greg Sanders
Weight: 149
Year: So.
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
High School: Ronald Reagan
Major: Multimedia, Mass Communications

2012-13 Season (Sophomore): Won national championship at 149 lbs., becoming first national champion in program history...Named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the 2013 NCAA Division III National Championships by the NWCA...Earned All-American honors in the 149 lb. weight class...Finished the season with a 40-4 record...Named Outstanding Wrestler at the Northern Wrestling Association Tournament...Defeated Kodie Silvestri (Wartburg College) in a 6-5 decision in the national championship match...Also posted wins against wrestlers from York College, Wilkes College, and UW-Whitewater at the national championships...Placed second at the NCAA Division III West Regional meet...Won 29 straight matches from Nov. 11-Mar. 2...Pinned his opponent 16 times...Placed first at the MSOE Invitational (Dec. 1), defeating Ryan Davis (Central College) by a 6-3 decision in the championship match...Earned the championship at the North Central College Invitational (Dec. 8) defeating Elroy Perkin (UW-Whitewater) by a 13-5 major decision in the final match...Won the Pete Wheaton Invitational (Feb. 1-2) by pinning Gage Pederson of Olivet College in the championship match...Posted an 11-0 record in dual meet matches...Recorded five six straight wins by fall (Feb. 2-Mar. 2)...Went 4-0 at the Florida Golf Coast Duals (Dec. 16)...Placed third at the CUW Open (Nov. 17), recording a 5-1 record during the meet.

2011-12 Season (Freshman): Finished 37-5 in a sparkling freshman season at 141 lbs., setting four CUW records, including wins in a season (37), takedowns in a season (112), 3-point near falls in a season (31), and consecutive match wins (12)...Started collegiate career winning the CUW Open in November, going 6-0 on the day...Became YouTube sensation after completing a backflip for a reversal at the Florida Gulf Coast Duals in Ft. Myers, Fla., in December...Won the Elmhurst College ‘Al Hanke’ Invite in January, winning a 12-10 overtime title match over Elmhurst College's Jake Denhof...Voted ‘Outstanding Wrestler’ at the Elmhurst College 'Al Hanke' Invite by the coaches...Won Northern Wrestling Association title in February...Voted ‘Freshman of the Year’ by the NWA coaches...Won opening match at the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional, but suffered an injury that kept him from competing the rest of the tournament...Scored eight pins and three technical falls during the season.

High School (Ronald Reagan): 
Won 135 lb. Texas State Title senior year with a 50-1 record...Won a dramatic overtime match in the championship finals...Finished 61-4 junior year in qualifying to the Texas State Meet...Overall high school record was a sparkling 185-13...Helped Reagan High School to fifth place team finish senior year...Coached in high school by Troy McHugh.

Personal: Son of Wesley Sanders and Cheryl Brown...Has one younger brother, Wesley...Has one younger sister, Savannah...Mother was a diving student-athlete at the University of Virginia Tech.