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  Gary Barber
Gary Barber
Player Profile

El Paso, Texas

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6-6 / HWT


2001-02: Placed second to teammate Leonce Crump at the Oklahoma Gold Classic.

2000-01: Started in one dual , falling to Missouri Valley's Wes Walker, 9-4...Competed in the Okahoma Gold Classic and Missouri Open...Compiled a 2-5 record.

1999-00: Started in six duals, including all three matches at the Lone Star Duals...Defeated Al Bilins of Missouri Valley in a tiebreaker, 2-1...Finished second to teammate Brent Boeshans at the Oklahoma Gold Classic...Ended the year with a 13-14 record...Set a career high in wins...Recorded two wins by fall.

1998-99: Claimed third place in the 20 and under division of the Cowboy Open...Finished fourth in the freshman/sophomore division of the St. Louis Open...Competed in two duals, against Cal. State-Bakersfield at the Lone Star Duals and versus Nebraska at the National Duals...Lost both matches by fall...Finished the season with an 8-7 record.

1997-98: Redshirted...Compiled a 4-4 record in open tournaments wrestling unattached.

HIGH SCHOOL: A two-year letterman at Franklin High School....Compiled a 49-13 record in two years...Also served as team captain both seasons...Named all-district and all-area his senior season...Also lettered four years in football and one year in basketball and track...All-district and all-city tight end his senior season...Was recruited by numerous schools coming out of high school, including Baylor, SMU, New Mexico, BYU, Ohio and New Mexico State....A member of the National Honor Society and Who's Who.

OTHER INFORMATION: Majoring in zoology/pre-med...Chose the Sooners because of their high academic and athletic standing...A member of FCA...Future goals include attending medical school and training for the U.S. Greco Roman Team...Brother Chris plays football at North Texas...Father Gary played football and wrestled at Toledo...Father was also a member of the world team and All-Army team...The son of Gary and Connie Barber.

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