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Jack Dechow
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 184
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Richmond, Ill.
High School: Richmond-Burton
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Career Record: 55-18

2013-14: All-American 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... 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 34-12 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.

Why ODU?: "The guys on the team and coaches made me feel welcome and it felt like home."

Jack Dechow's Wins over NCAA Qualifiers:
12/29/12- Canaan Bethea (Pennsylvania)
2/24/12- Boaz Beard (Iowa State)
11/10/13 184 Jackson Hein (Wisconsin) W, 13-5 MD
1/10/14 184 Fred Garcia (Lock Haven) W, 3-1 SV-1
1/19/14 184 Jonathan Fausey (Virginia) W, 3-1 dec.
2/23/14 184 Ryan Loder (UNI) W, 5-4 dec.
3/9/14 184 Ryan Loder (UNI) W, 4-2 SV-1
3/20/14 184 Jonathan Fausey (UVA) W, 7-5 dec.
3/20/14 184 Max Thomusseit (Pitt) W, 3-1 SV-1
3/21/14 184 Ophir Bernstein (Brown) W, 7-5 dec.
3/22/14 184 Kevin Steinhaus (Minnesota) W, 8-4 dec.

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