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Career Record: 21-31 

2016-17: Went 9-11 as a redshirt sophomore, competing at 174, 184 and 197... Started in one dual meet for the Monarchs at 197 lbs. vs. American... Picked up two major decision victories... Placed fourth at the App State Open in the 174 lb. bracket... Went 2-2 at the Southeast Open.

2015-16: Competed at 174 and 197 for the Monarchs as a redshirt freshman, earning five wins... Picked up a 14-2 major decision over Jake Smith from Seton Hill... Won three matches at the Clarion Open... Earned two wins at the Bearcat Open... Made six starts in dual meets at 197. 

2014-15: Wrapped up the 2014-15 season with a 7-8 overall record with one decision, one major decision and two falls ... Has competed in the Citadel Open, Hokie Open, Wolfpack Open and the Franklin & Marshall Open.

Prep: Wrestled at Hayfield Secondary School ... Placed 2nd at the 2014 Western Junior Regional Championships in the Junior Greco event at 182 lbs ... Participated in the USA Wrestling Freestyle National Championships.

Off the Mat: Born March 26, 1996... Son of Bizuayehu Zewdie ... Has one brother, Merid, and three sisters, Hilina, Mahlet and Seuait ... He helped lead his high school football team to a District Runner-Up title in 2012 ... played tight end and linebacker in 2012 and 2013... Majoring in mechanical engineering at ODU.

Why ODU? "I chose ODU because of the campus and the program's success."

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