|Height / Weight:|
5-8 / 149
As a Redshirt Sophomore (2009-10)
Recorded an 8-1 mark on the season, where he outscored opponents by a 61-18 margin ... Went 2-0 in dual action, both at the Lonestar Duals ... Earned third at the Oklahoma City Invitational with a 5-1 showing ... Two of his wins came by fall ... Also competed at the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic.
As a Redshirt Freshman (2008-09)
Recorded a 16-10 overall record, including 4-5 in dual action ... Replaced injured Zack Bailey at 141 pounds ... Picked up his first win over a ranked opponent versus then-No. 15 Joe Caramanica of NC State on Jan. 30 ... Picked up his first Big 12 victory versus Aleksanyan of Nebraska on Feb. 8 by a 6-3 decision ... Finished with a 1-3 Big 12 Conference record heading into Big 12's ... Went 1-2 in his first career Big 12 Championship ... Went 4-1 at the Central Missouri Open on Nov. 16 to place second ... Tallied a 3-1 record at the Oklahoma Open to take second ... A 4-1 record earned him third place at the Wilkes Open on Dec. 28.
As a Freshman (2007-08)
Redshirted ... Posted a 7-3 overall record in his first year as a Sooner ... Competed unattached at the Oklahoma Open, placing first after a 3-0 record ... Also competed at the Kaufman/Brand Open.
Four-year letterman at Tulsa Union High School ... Four-time Oklahoma state finalist ... Three-time state champion ... Dapper Dan team member.
Born February 14, 1988 ... Son of Rian Vernon ... Older brother Shane (22) also wrestles for the Sooners ... Major is undecided ... Favorite food is sushi ... Dream goal is inventing a product and becoming rich.