Wichita Heights High School
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5-10 / 141
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AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2012-13):
Became the first Sooner to take home an individual NCAA championship in eight years, since Teyon Ware claimed the 141-pound title in 2005, after he topped Edinboro's No. 4 Mitchell Port with a 4-3 decision...Is Oklahoma's 66th individual champion in program history...Ended the 2012-13 season as one of six wrestlers to end the season with an undefeated record, joining Penn State's Ed Ruth (184) and Quentin Wright (197), Ohio State's Logan Stieber (133), Oklahoma State's Jordan Oliver (149) and Cornell's Kyle Dake (165)...Earned his first ticket to the NCAA Championship bout after he topped the No. 6 seed - Citadel's Undrakhbayar Khishignyam with a 4-0 decision in semifinal action...Earned his 100th career win during quarterfinal action at the NCAA Championships with a 12-3 major decision over Iowa's No. 7 Mark Ballweg. He becomes the first wrestler under head coach Mark Cody to reach the century marker in the win column, the 13th Sooner all-time to reach 100 and the first OU wrestler to surpass the 100 barrier since Andre Metzger and Andy Foster claimed 114 wins throughout their career in the Crimson and Cream...Claimed his second consecutive All-America honor after he topped Iowa's Mark Ballweg in the quarterfinals. He becomes the first two-time All-American in back-to-back years to accomplish the feat since Tyler Caldwell and Zack Bailey earned two-time All-American status in 2010 and 2011. Additionally, he becomes the 38th two-time All-American at OU, and the 72nd multiple multiple All-American Sooner...Capped off his undefeated regular season with a first place finish at the Big 12 Championship to claim his second consecutive conference title at 141 pounds after he topped Oklahoma State's Luke Goettle with a 13-3 major decision in the championship bout...Scored fourth tech fall of the 2012-13 season against Michigan's James Hillock at National Duals...Won his 20th match of his junior campaign after he topped Lehigh's Anthony Salupo with a 15-5 decision...Continued his winning streak after he topped his fifth consecutive top-15 opponent and tallied his fourth major decision of the season when he topped WVU's No. 14 Nathan Pennesi, 10-2...Defeated his fourth-straight top-15 opponent after he totaled a 6-3 decision against Northern Iowa's No. 14 Joey Lazor....Topped his third consecutive top-25 opponent when he held Iowa State's No. 15 Luke Goettl to zero points with a 12-0 major decision in the Sooners dual against the Cyclones...Went undefeated at the Midlands Championships with a 6-0 slate to claim the 141-pound championship for the second consecutive year...Named the Big 12 Wrestler of the Month for November after beginning the 2012-13 year with an 8-0 record...Collected back-to-back falls against Wyoming's McCade Ford (1:29) and OSU's Julian Feikert (5:57)...Went undefeated at the 2012 Journeymen/Asics Northeastern Duals - one of two Sooners to do so - with a 3-0 record after compiling wins against Central Michigan's Mattingly, Cornell's Nevinger and Hofstra's Vaith...Named Most Outstanding Wrestler at the 2012 Brockport Oklahoma Invitational after he went undefeated to claim the 141-pound title and totaled the fastest pin of the Invitational against Matt Dorf (American) in 0:13 - the third fastest pin in Oklahoma program history...Opened the season at the 2012 NWCA All-Star Classic with a 6-2 decision over No. 5 B.J. Futrell (Illinois), and was named Most Outstanding Wrestler alongside Cornell's Kyle Dake.
AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2011-12):
Finished the year with a 32-3 overall record and lost just one bout during the regular season ... Earned All-America honors after he finished fourth at the NCAA Championships were he was an automatic qualifier and was awarded the No. 2 seed ... Fell to Iowa's Montell Marion, the No. 3 seed, in the NCAA semifinals ... Concluded NCAA action with a 4-2 record where he earned two pins, one over Oregon State's Michael Mangrum (No. 4 seed) in 4:09, and two major decision victories ... Both losses in NCAA action came in overtime ... Earned a Big 12 title after he defeated OSU's Josh Kindig, 11-5, in the finals ... One of three wrestler in the history of the Big 12 to earn three conference honors in the same season ... Won 19 straight before falling to Iowa State's Luke Goettl on Jan. 20, which was his only loss of the regular season ... Reach a career-high ranking of No. 1 ... Earned Big 12 Wrestler of the Week honors (1/30/12) and (1/2/12) ... Claimed the Midlands Championship title where he was awarded Most Outstanding Wrestler ... Defeated the nation's then-No. 1 ranked Montell Marion of Iowa, 5-3, to earn the Midlands crown ... Named the Big 12 Wrestler of the Month for his performance throughout November ... Earned the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic title after going 3-0 and posting wins over Rutger's then- No. 16-ranked William Ashnault and American's ninth-ranked Matthew Mariacher ... Named Most Outstanding Wrestler at the Brock¬port/Oklahoma Gold Classic ... Led the Sooners in falls (7) technical falls (4) and major decision (15) wins ... Topped all Sooners with 72 takedowns and 23 near falls in dual action.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2010-11):
Redshirt season ... Won the FILA Junior Nationals freestyle title at 63 kilograms ... Posted a 6-3 record competing in open tourna¬ments during his redshirt year ... Two of his three losses were a result of medical forfeits ... Won the Mustang Open ... Finished third overall among 141-pounders at the Oklahoma City Open.
AS A FRESHMAN (2009-10):
Posted a 33-12 record on the season ... His win total was a team-high ... Received an at-large bid to the 2010 NCAAs, where he recorded a 2-2 record ... At the national tournament, he upset No. 11 Scotti Sentes of CMU ... Placed third at the Big 12 Championships, going 2-1 on the day ... Was one of three true-freshman in the OU lineup ... Placed fifth at the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic ... Was 9-4 in dual action on the season ... Picked up his first career dual win against Cameron Ream of Oklahoma City in overtime at the Oklahoma Open on Nov. 28 ... Placed first at the Lindenwood Open with a 5-0 showing ... Placed second at the Oklahoma City Invitational and fifth at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open ... Entered the Oklahoma starting lineup against Bucknell at the Virginia Duals ... His 10 falls on the season was second-highest on the team.
PRIOR TO OU:
Recorded a 154-9 overall record competing at Wichita Heights High School under head coach Mike Church ... Was a four-year letterman ... Was a two-time Kansas state champion ... Was Co-Wrestler of the Year ... Was a Brute national champion.
Full names is Kendric Dwayne Maple ... Son of Jeff and Starla Maple ... Two sisters Jaci (21) and Lynsey (19) ... Hometown is Wichita, Kan. ... Plans to go into the medical field ... Also played football in high school ... Was named "Outstanding Senior" at Wichita Heights ... Nickname is Maple Syrup ... Jamaica is his favorite vacation destination ... Father was his childhood hero ... Rocky is his all-time favorite movie.