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Jarrod Patterson
Player Profile:
Jarrod Patterson 1373052
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 125
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Cushing, Okla.

2012 All-American … Two-time Big 12 Champion (2010, 2014) … Four-time NCAA qualifier … Finished career with a 107-32 overall record … Three-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2011, 2012, 2014) … Three-time NWCA Division I All-Academic Team (2011, 2012, 2014).

Received the No. 6 seed at 125 pounds at NCAA Championships in Oklahoma City … 2014 NCAA Division I Championships automatic qualifier after claiming his second Big 12 title … Fell one win shy of his second All-America honor after dropping a 6-5 decision to No. 16 seed Joey Dance of Virginia Tech … Defeated West Virginia’s Cory Stainbrook by 9-4 decision and Oklahoma State’s Eddy Klimara by 4-3 decision en route to Big 12 crown … Posted a 20-4 mark this season, including an 8-1 mark in dual competition … Started season with 12 straight wins … Had a 14-1 record before dropping a 4-1 decision to Dylan Peters of Northern Iowa after he injured his knee during the bout … Missed five weeks following knee injury … Won weight class at Brockport/Oklahoma Invitational as OU won its 15th consecutive title at the event … Took second at the competitive Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Invitational, helping the Sooners to a team victory at the tournament … Named to Academic All-Big 12 First Team for third time … Placed on NWCA Division I All-Academic Team for third time in career … Competed at 2013 NWCA All-Star Classic, dropping the match to Cornell’s Nahshon Garrett in overtime, 6-1 … Tallied 18 decisions, a technical fall and a fall on the season.

AS A SENIOR (2012-13):
Redshirt year.

AS A JUNIOR (2011-12)
Was the No. 7 seed at the NCAA Championships where he went 4-2 ... Fell one win shy of earning All-America honors after he fell to Stanford's eighth-seeded Ryan Mango ... Concluded the year with a 28-8 overall record that included seven major decision wins, three technical falls and one pin ... Earned silver at the Big 12 Championships after falling to MU's Alan Waters in the finals ... Finished the year tied for the second most takedowns on the team with 53 ... Won nine straight bouts before falling to Missouri's third-ranked Alan Waters ... Competed in the 46th-annual NWCA All-Star Classic where he fell to then-No. 4 ranked Nic Bedelyon of Kent State, 7-3 ... Won the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold title after posting a 4-0 record on the day ... Finished fifth at the Midlands Championships.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2010-11)

Earned All-American honors after finishing seventh at the 2011 NCAA Championships ... Went 4-2 at NCAAs where he defeated two higher seeds in ODU's No. 4 seed James Nicholson and Minnesota's fifth seed Zachary Sanders ... Concluded the year with a 29-9 overall record ... His 29 wins was second-best on the team ... Went 11-3 in dual competition ... Won the 2010 Brockport Open title ... Finished second at the 2010 Cliff Keen Invitational ... Was ranked as high as No. 5 at 125 pounds ... Finished second at the 2011 Big 12 Championships ... Only losses came against ranked wrestlers ... Named to the 2011 All-Academic Big 12 team ... NWCA All-Academic Team member Named Most Improved Wrestler at the team banquet.

AS A FRESHMAN (2009-10)

Compiled a 30-11 overall record on the season, including an 11-3 record in duals ... His 30 wins was the third-highest on the team ... Was 19-8 in tournament action ... Advanced to the NCAA Championships, where he went 2-2 ... Was pulled out of redshirt on Dec. 1 against Oklahoma State, where he went on to upset Chris Notte ... Awarded the No. 9 seed at the NCAA Championships ... Became the second consecutive true-freshman for the Sooners to win the 125-pound conference title ... Was one of three true-freshman in the Oklahoma starting lineup this season ... Placed first at the Lindenwood Open after going 3-0 and second at the Oklahoma City Invitational with a 3-1 record ... Also participated in the Cyclone Open, going 2-2 ... Ended the regular season 4-1 against Big 12 competition ... Was 3-0 this season against OSU's Chris Notte ... Only loss in Big 12 action is to No. 1 seed Andrew Long of Iowa State (lost 10-4 on Jan. 22), which he later defeated for the Big 12 title ...Carried a seven-match winning streak into the NCAA Championships ... Was handed the Most Improved Wrestler award at the postseason banquet.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was a four-time Oklahoma state champion ... Competed for Cushing High School ... Coached by father, Barry Patterson ... Compiled a 156-3 overall record ... Was a four-time letterman.

PERSONAL: Full name is Jarrod Seth Patterson ... Planned major is undecided ... Two siblings Kyler (12) and Louden (21) ... Also played football and baseball for Cushing ... Hunting is his favorite hobby and barbeque is his favorite food ... His childhood idol was Brett Favre and becoming a fishing guide is his dream job ... Cancun and Mexico are his favorite vacation designations ... Nickname is JP.

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