El Reno, Okla.
El Reno HS
|Height / Weight:|
5-9 / 184
As a Redshirt Senior (2010-11)
Returned to the mat on Jan. 15 against American after tearing his ACL at the Brockport Open on Nov. 13, 2010 ... Before the injury James wrestled at 184 pounds where he went 3-0 ... Concluded the year with an 8-8 overall record ... Went 2-6 in dual action ... Claimed the 184 pound Brockport Open Title ... Placed fourth among 174-pounders at the 2011 Big 12 Championships.
As a Redshirt Junior (2009-10)
Earned his second career trip to the NCAA Championships ... At the national tournament, posted a 2-2 record at 174 pound ... Earned fourth at the 2010 Big 12 Championships ... Posted a 24-14 overall record, including a 13-6 record in dual action ... Was 3-2 against Big 12 foes on the season... His conference wins came against Chris McNeil of OSU, Duke Burk of ISU and Missouri's Dorian Henderson ... Placed first at the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic and fourth at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational ... Ranked as high as No. 8 ... Fourth on the team in overall dual wins with 13 ... Named to the 2010 All-Academic Big 12 team.
As a Redshirt Sophomore (2008-09)
Bounced back from injury his redshirt freshman season to regain starter status ... Went1-2 at the Big 12 Championships on March 7, with a win over Burk of ISU ... Qualified for his first career NCAA Champions after being chosen as an at-large selection ... Posted a 1-2 record at the NCAA's ... Tallied a 23-8 overall record ... Went 2-1 at the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic, placing second ... Defeated 2007-08 All-American Mike Miller of Central Michigan in Brockport, N.Y ... Picked up his second straight Oklahoma Open title after going 4-0 ... Went 3-0 at the Big 12/Pac-10 Challenge ... Owner of three wins versus top 20 opponents including two victories over Duke Burk of Iowa State ... Owned an 18-match win streak dating from Nov. 13 and ending on Feb. 6 with a loss to Jodan of Missouri ... Finished 2-3 in the Big 12 this season ... Finished second on the team in total dual points scored (128) and third in dual takedowns (36).
As a Redshirt Freshman (2007-08) --
Ended the season early after suffering an injury versus Cal Poly on Feb. 15 ... Finished 11-7 in dual action and went 18-7 overall ... Went a combined 6-0 at the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic and Oklahoma Opens, finishing first in each ...Picked up first career Big 12 victory versus Brock Wittmeyer of Missouri on Feb. 8 ... Received the "Most Improved" wrestler by coaches at the end of season awards banquet.
As a Freshman (2006-07) --
Placed second in the Junior FILA World team trials (20 and under) ... Followed that by redshirting.
A four-year letterman at El Reno High School ... Coached by Archie Randall ... Senior year record of 40-0 ... Career record of 140-20 ... Team captain during his senior year ... Won the Oklahoma Open, Tulsa Union tournament and the Geary tournament as a senior ... Regional and state champion during senior year ... Class 4A outstanding wrestler at state tournament ... Won state championship as a freshman ... State runner-up as a sophomore ... Team won four consecutive state championships and three consecutive dual state championships.
Full name is Jeffrey Lee James ... Born in Oklahoma City ... Major is health and exercise science ... Favorite hobby is fiishing and golfing ... Favorite restaurant is BJ's.