ODU Wrestling BIO
Eric Decker
Player Profile:
Eric Decker 1380257
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 174
Year: Senior
Hometown: Wells Bridge, N.Y.
High School: Bainbridge-Guilford HS


2008-09: NCAA Qualifier at 174-pounds...Picked up one win at the NCAA Tournament...Finished third at the CAA Tournament with a 3-1 record...Totaled 27 wins on the year, fifth best on the team...Had a second place finish at the Hokie Open...Placed fifth at the Southern Scuffle...Won three matches by major decision and recorded one pin.
Before ODU: At Virginia Tech, Decker was an NCAA qualifier as a true freshman after taking second place at the ACC Championships...Won the East Stroudsburg Open, placed fourth at the Nittany Lion Open and sixth at the Southern Scuffle...Added a second 20-win season a year ago going 21-10 overall giving him 45 career wins at VT...Finished 3rd at 174 lbs in ACC Tournament, 7th at the Southern Scuffle, and 7th at Las Vegas Invitational...Ranked as high as 18th nationally during the year.
Prep: Three-time New York state champion and six-time section 4 champion - a first in section 4 history...Placed third at 171 pounds at the Junior Nationals, earning All-America honors...Was ranked the No. 99 overall prospect in the nation by InterMat and the No. 10 national prospect at 160 pounds...Finished career with 256-16 overall record.

Off the Mat: Born September 25, 1987...Son of Eugene and Debbie Decker...Has one sister, Nichole (23)...Person in history he'd most like to meet is Harry Truman...Favorite movie is "Fight Club"...Has set a life goal to become a CPA and open his own business...Hobbies include writing poetry...Majoring in Accounting & Finance.

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