Height: 5'10"
Weight: 184
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Richmond, Ill.
High School: Richmond-Burton


Career Record: 110-19, 138-31* (*including redshirt year)

2016-17: Qualified for his fourth-straight NCAA Championship at 184 lbs., entering as the No. 8 seed. Went 2-2 at nationals, defeating No. 9 seed Nathan Jackson of Indiana before falling to back-to-back NCAA Champions Gabe Dean of Cornell and Myles Martin of Ohio State in tiebreakers... Captured his third MAC Championship... Runner-up at Midlands... Posted a 16-1 dual meet record and defeated 10 nationally-ranked foes... Led the team in wins, points and decisions... Named to the 2017 Academic All-MAC Wrestling Team for the second consecutive year... Ranks 11th on the school's all-time wins list with 110 career victories. 

2015-16: MAC Distinguished Scholar Athlete... Named to the 2015-16 MAC All-Academic Team and the NWCA All-Academic Team... Qualified for his third-straight NCAA Championships after earning second place at the MAC Championships... Went 3-2 at NCAAs, earning wins over Ville Heino of Campbell, Matt McCutcheon of Penn State and Jordan Ellingwood from Central Michigan... Battled two-time NCAA Champion Gabe Dean to a 3-1 decision in the opening round... Went 21-5 in junior season, securing a 14-1 dual meet mark... Led the team in major decisions with seven... Won six matches against ranked opponents... Owned a win over eventual NCAA third-place finisher Pete Renda of NC State, defeating the Wolfpack sophomore 11-9 OT on Dec. 17. C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

2014-15: Qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second year in a row earning a four seed … MAC Conference Champion at 184 pounds earning First-Team All-Conference accolades … Champion of the Wolfpack Open and became ODU's first Midlands Champion, winning the title at 184 pounds … Finished with a 31-3 overall record and an 17-1 mark in dual action … Started in all 18 duals at 184 pounds … Ranks first on the team with seven major decisions and tied for third with 17 decisions … Scored 63 team points, good for second on the team, recorded four falls (T4th) and three tech falls (T2nd) … Has taken down No. 16 Ben Stroh (Wyoming), No. 8 Sam Brooks (Iowa), No. 2 Lorenzo Thomas (Penn), No. 16 Austin Gabel (Virginia Tech) and No. 12 Vic Avery (Edinboro) … Named MAC Wrestler of the Week (1/14) … Went on a 26-match winning streak before losing at the NCAA Tournament.

2013-14: Earned All-American accolades after Finishing Fourth at the NCAA's at 184 pounds as a redshirt freshman … Qualified for the NCAA Championships after winning the MAC Championships at 184 pounds and earning First-Team All-Conference accolades …  Seeded 13th at the NCAA's … Finished the season 21-6 and 11-3 in duals … Defeated former All-American Ryan Loder twice (Northern Iowa) … Dechow advanced to the NCAA Semifinals after defeating Jon Fausey, 4-seeded Max Thomusseit, 12-seed Ophir Bernstein and 7-seed Kevin Steinhaus … Began the year 5-1 after defeating Alex Utley (UNC) and Jackson Hein (Wisconsin) … Also defeated nationally ranked Fred Garcia (Lock Haven) …  Tied for most major decision victories with 4 …  Scored a 3-1 victory over then-19th-ranked Jon Fausey of UVA …

2012-13: Finished redshirt campaign with a 35-12 record while competing at 184 …  Recorded three falls and five major decisions throughout the year …  Defeated Iowa State's fifteenth-ranked Boaz Beard en route to a second place finish at the National Collegiate Open …  Placed second at both the Mat Town Open and East Stroudsburg Open …  Also took third at the Clarion Open, N.C. State Wolfpack Open, and the Cleveland State Open, respectively …  Registered a seventh place finish at the Nittany Lion Open …  Went 2-2 at the prestigious Midlands Tournament, defeating NCAA Qualifier Canaan Bethea of Pennsylvania in the process.

Prep: State runner-up in 2010 at 160 pounds …  State runner-up in 2011 at 171 pounds …  State champion in 2012 at 182 pounds …  Placed third at Fargo Cadet Nationals at 171 pounds.

Off the Mat: Born January 19, 1994 …  Son of Rick and Cheri Dechow …  Has one sister, Janey …  Set records for the state title game in Class 4A football with 244 rushing yards and four touchdowns …  Helped out at church and assisted in coaching his town's wrestling club team …  Majoring in Business Marketing and Finance at ODU.

Jack Dechow's Wins over NCAA Qualifiers:
12/29/12 – Canaan Bethea (Pennsylvania)
2/24/12 – Boaz Beard (Iowa State)
11/10/13 – Jackson Hein (Wisconsin) W, 13-5 MD
1/10/14 – Fred Garcia (Lock Haven) W, 3-1 SV-1
1/19/14 – Jonathan Fausey (Virginia) W, 3-1 D
2/23/14 – Ryan Loder (UNI) W, 5-4 D
3/9/14 – Ryan Loder (UNI) W, 4-2 SV-1
3/20/14 – Jonathan Fausey (UVA) W, 7-5 D
3/20/14 – Max Thomusseit (Pitt) W, 3-1 SV-1
3/21/14 – Ophir Bernstein (Brown) W, 7-5 D
3/22/14 – Kevin Steinhaus (Minnesota) W, 8-4 D
12/29/14 – Austin Gabel (Va. Tech) W, 3-1 TB-1
1/10/15 – Austin Gabel (Va. Tech) W, 6-3 D
1/10/15 – Vic Avery (Edinboro) W, 8-1 D
3/19/15 – Jacob Kasper (Duke) W, D 5-1
3/20/15 – John Rizqallah (Michigan State) W, 4-2 SV-2
12/13/15 -- Alex Utley (UNC) W, 2-1 OT D
12/17/15 -- Pete Renda (NC State) W, 11-9 OT D
12/29/15 -- Corey Griego (Oregon State) W, 13-7 D
12/29/15 -- Ryan Christensen (Wisconsin) W, 3-1 D
1/22/16 -- Joe Ariola (Buffalo) W, 8-1 D
2/7/16 -- Andrew Romanchik (Ohio) W, 8-0 MD
2/21/16 -- Jordan Ellingwood (Central Michigan) W, 4-3 D
3/5/16 -- Andrew Romanchik (Ohio) W, 4-1 D
3/17/16 -- Ville Heino (Campbell) W, 4-1 D
3/17/16 -- Matt McCutcheon (Penn State) W, 6-1 D
3/18/16 -- Jordan Ellingwood (Central Michigan) W, 3-1 OT D

View Full Bio
Jack Dechow: All-American Recap
Wrestling - Technique of the Week: Jack Dechow