Broken Arrow, Okla.
Broken Arrow HS
|Height / Weight:|
5-9 / 157
As a Senior (2009-10)
Awarded the No. 10 seed in his first appearance at the NCAAs ... Claimed the 2010 Big 12 title in his first career start at the conference championships ... Owner of a 23-7 overall record on the season, including a 10-3 mark in dual action ... Was 3-1 against Big 12 competition ... Crowned champion at the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic ... Earned seventh at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational ... His three Big 12 victories this season came against Robert Erisman of OSU, Tyler Koehn of Nebraska and Missouri's Patrick Wright ... Received the starting nod for the Big 12 Championships over teammate Chad Terry ... Named to the 2010 All-Academic Big 12 team.
As a Redshirt Junior (2008-09)
Recorded a 12-6 overall record on the season, including a 7-4 mark in dual action ... Went 2-1 at the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic to place second ... Picked up first career pin versus Kelly Henderson of UCO ... Went 3-1 at the Oklahoma Open, losing in the finals to teammate Chad Terry. Of his three wins at the OU Open, he recorded two falls ... Went 2-1 at the Big 12/Pac-10 Challenge, including an upset win over No. 13 Chase Pami of Cal Poly ... Ranked as high as No. 14 according to Intermat.
As a Redshirt Sophomore (2007-08)
Finished the season with a 13-5 overall mark ... Went 3-2 in dual action ... Placed first at the Wilkes Tournament, going 5-0 ... Placed second after a 3-1 record at the Oklahoma Open ... Also competed in the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic.
As a Freshman (2005-06)
Competed unattached in open tournaments.
Four-year letterman at Broken Arrow High School ... Three-time Oklahoma state champion ... Three-time regional champion ... Reno national champion as a senior ... All-State selection his senior year ... Helped team to Oklahoma state championship as a freshman ... Also won the Oklahoma team dual championship as a freshman ... Coached by Link Davis.
Son of Rian Vernon ... Plans to major in construction science with plans to minor in business ... Favorite food is pumpkin pie ... Favorite hobby is caring for his dog.