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  Jared Frayer
Jared Frayer
Player Profile

Clearwater, Fla.

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Height / Weight:
5-7 / 149


3 letters

Schalles Award Winner

2001 All-American
2001 Schalles Award
1999, 2001 Big 12 Runner-up
1999, 2000, 2001 NCAA Qualifier

2001-02: Champion of the Oklahoma Gold Classic...Won first two matches of the season by fall to tie Danny Hodge for fifth on OU's all-time list with 36 pins.

2000-01: Named 2001 Schalles Award winner as the nation's outstanding pinner by W.I.N. Magazine...Earned All-America honors by placing fourth at the NCAA Championships...Blanked ninth-seeded John Mark Bentley of North Carolina, 7-0, in the second round of nationals...Dominated Iowa's Mike Zadick, 11-4, in the quarterfinals...Fell in the semis to fourth-seeded Dave Esposito of Lehigh...Shut out No. 7 JaMarr Billman of Lock Haven, 5-0...Lost to Zadick in third-place match, 5-3...Finished as the runner-up at the Big 12 Championships...Led the Big 12 with a career-high 19 pins...Recorded 38 wins, a personal best...Claimed the championship at the Oklahoma Gold Classic, downing then No. 12 George Carter of Bloomsburg, 7-3...Placed second to then top-ranked Adam Tirapelle of Illinois at the Missouri Open...Fell to Tirapelle, 5-3...Pinned four opponents at the Missouri Open including Iowa State's seventh-ranked Billy Maldonado...Pinned Missouri's Jeremy Spates in the finals of the Oklahoma Open...Recorded six consecutive falls from Jan. 2-6...Downed No. 10 Ryan Shapert of Edinboro at the Cliff Keen/NWCA National Duals, 7-5...Decisioned No. 12 Mike Kulczycki of Michigan, 11-10, at the National Duals...Named outstanding wrestler of the Jack Hancock Invitational...Pinned Nebraska's Travis Baker in OU's final home dual...Blanked Karl Nadolsky, 2-0, in the Sooners' season finale at Michigan State...Ranks sixth in career falls (34) behind the legendary Danny Hodge, who is fifth with 36.

1999-00: Advanced to the round of 12 at the NCAA Championships before being eliminated by eventual All-American Reggie Wright of Oklahoma State, 7-1...Entered the NCAA Championships as the 12th seed...Finished second to Hofstra's Eric Schmiesing at the Oklahoma Gold Classic...Runner-up to Illinois' Adam Tirapelle at the St. Louis Open...Avenged an early season loss to seventh-ranked Schmiesing, upsetting him 10-5...Upset Iowa's fifth-ranked Mike Zadick, 11-4, in the final match of the Lone Star Duals...Winner of three matches at the Lone Star Duals, including two by fall...Named Big 12 Wrestler of the Week on Jan. 11...Defeated ninth-ranked Billy Maldonado, 10-4, in OU's 18-17 upset of Iowa State to avenge an earlier loss ...Won by major decision against No. 14 Joe Henson, 11-3, at Nebraska...Defeated Missouri's Jeff Urban, 5-3.

1998-99: Made his first appearance at the NCAA Championships...Seeded 12th at the NCAA Championships but was upset in the first round by Ryan Shapert of Edinboro, 3-1, in sudden-victory overtime...Eventually eliminated from the NCAA Championships by fourth-seeded and eventual All-American Troy Marr of Minnesota...Finished second at his first Big 12 Championships...Recorded a takedown and near fall in the closing seconds against Joe Henson of Nebraska for a come-from-behind, 7-5, win to advance to the Big 12 Championship match...Upset second-ranked Oscar Wood (Oregon State), 11-6, on Jan. 29, earning Big 12 Wrestler-of-the-Week honors...Won the championship at the Cowboy Open...Began the season unranked but was No. 11 in the final Amateur Wrestling News poll...Finished second at the Oklahoma Open...Named to the Academic All-Big 12 second team...Named team's outstanding freshman...Team leader in pins with seven...Finished fourth at the University Nationals.

1997-98: Redshirted...Went 5-2 in open tournaments...Four of his five wins came via falls.

HIGH SCHOOL: Won the 1997 Junior National Wrestling Championship at 132 pounds and was voted the outstanding wrestler...Ranked No. 1 in the nation by Wrestler's Express...Set a Florida state record by compiling 140 wins over his four-year career...Ended his high school career with a 140-3 record...Was three-time Class 6A state champion...Broke the Florida record for consecutive victories with 112...Posted a 112-0 record over his final three years...Florida Wrestler of the Year in both 1996 and 1997...Three-time Cadet All-American...Four-time Junior All-American...One of three athletes in the nation to receive the Chalfant Award...Countryside High School Male Athlete of the Year...Pinellas County Male Athlete of the Year...Wrestling USA All-American....Amateur Wrestling News All-American...Nominated for Norelco Outstanding-Student-Athlete-of-the-Year award...Totaled 130 career falls or technical falls...Four-year letterwinner in wrestling...Captain of his wrestling team for two seasons.

OTHER INFORMATION: Coached in high school by his father, David Frayer...Graduated with a 3.2 GPA...Also lettered three years in swimming and diving...Was recruited by North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Penn State and many others...Recipient of the Wendy's High School Heisman Award...Majoring in social studies education... Goals after college include competing in the Olympics.

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