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Player Profile:

  Mark Worthy
Mark Worthy
Player Profile

South Toms River, N.J.

High School:
Central Regional

Height / Weight:
5-6 / 157


2001-02: Received a medical redshirt.

2000-01: Season was cut short after tearing his ACL against Oklahoma State in the Bedlam dual in Norman...Champion of the Oklahoma Open...Won his dual debut by major decision, 12-2, against Central Oklahoma's Nathan Gomez...Had won four straight matches before the injury...Recorded a 5-3 mark.

1999-00: Redshirted...Wrestled unattached in open tournaments...Finished fifth at the Glen Brand Open.

HIGH SCHOOL: Claimed three state championships in high school, winning his freshman, junior and senior seasons...Finished fourth at state as a sophomore...Four-year letterman...Team captain...Named MVP his junior and senior seasons...Named Outstanding Wrestler in his district...Region 6 Outstanding Wrestler...Second winningest wrestler all time in Ocean County...The only freshman to win a state title above the 103-pound weight class in New Jersey...A four-time district champion...Also won four regional championships.

OTHER INFORMATION: Also lettered one year in soccer and three years in track...Named to Who's Who in High School Sports in 1997...Male Athlete of the Year as a senior...Named Senior of the Month...Earned the Concerned Citizens of Manitou Park Service Award...Also recruited by Boston, Lock Haven, Hofstra, Northern Iowa, Rutgers, Army, Brown and Rider...Chose OU because of the school's genuine desire to see student-athletes succeed...His Brother Maurice finished as runner-up at 174 pounds at the 2001 NCAA Championships...Son of Mark Worthy.

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