Currently I am scholastically ranked second out of 528 students in my graduation class and have been recognized as a NHSCA Academic All American for maintaining a 4.0 GPA while taking honors and AP classes.
Most recently, I took sixth at the Journeymen Fall Classic, NY @ 160 and placed first @ 170 in the Super 32 Qualifier in Eden, NC.
In February, I won the TN AAA State Championship - 160 weight division. Last year, I placed third as a Sophomore and was a state qualifier as a freshman. I competed at the 9th/10th National Duals (8-0 / All American Team) and Cadet Duals for Team TN (6-0 / All Tournament Team). I also represented Team Tennessee at the Junior National Duals, Tulsa, Oklahoma bringing home the best team record ever for our state. Listed as All-American with the percentage of 99.5% via Rankwrestlers.com for the second year.
While I began wrestling in sixth grade, I did not have a passion for the sport until my freshman year. It was at this time I was blessed to work with a former collegiate wrestler from Cornell University, Coach Corey Manson. He quickly become a role model and mentor to me and inspired my desire to wrestle in college. Since then, I have worked diligently in the weight room, class room and practice room to be the best wrestler I can be.
I realize there will be a learning curve jumping from high school wrestling to the collegiate level. However, I will dedicate 100% of my efforts to close this gap and to become a pivotal part of a competitive wrestling team.
William "Chase" Diehl