Thursday Oct. 22, 6:30 pm at Clune Arena
First-place at the Cowboy Open (elite) (2016-17)
Second-place at the All-Academy Championships (2016-17)
All-American at University Nationals (6th place) (2016-17)
Second-team Academic All-Big 12 (2016-17)
Third at the Cowboy Open (elite) (2015-16)
NCWA National Champion (2014-15)
Conference Wrestler of the Year (2014-15)
Sophomore | 2016-17: Registered an 18-9 overall record … undefeated (6-0) in dual matches, leading the team in dual meet wins … recorded three major decisions, one technical fall and two falls on the season … first-place at the Cowboy Open (elite) … second-place at the All-Academy Championships ... second-team Academic All-Big 12 … Dean’s list … Athletic Director’s list … had the opportunity to fly the T-38 Talon with hands on the control during Operations Air Force … will serve as the Athletic NCO and Academic NCO as a junior …
Freshman | 2015-16: Finished the season with a 12-8 overall record and 6-2 dual slate record … went 3-1 in conference dual matches … logged 19 dual points for the Falcons … logged two major decisions and a fall … placed third at the Cowboy Open … A-10 Warthog Award … completed Expeditionary Survival and Escape Training over the first period of summer … completed unmanned aircraft systems training over the third period of summer … Dean’s list … will serve as the athletic clerk as a sophomore.
USAFA Prep: Wrestled for coach Tim Alger at the Air Force prep school earning conference wrestler of the year … NCWA national champion … Dean’s list with a 3.8 GPA.
High School: Four-year letterman in wrestling … wrestled for Coach Mark Sullivan at St. Ignatius HS … two-time state qualifier … placed sixth at state for his junior year … All-American wrestler at the Iron Man senior year.
Personal: Member of Cadet Squadron 8 … son of Steve and Ranada McLaughlin with four siblings … hopes to serve as a pilot upon graduation from the Academy … credits his father with the greatest impact on his athletic career … hobbies include music and movies … major is management … most notable mention from hometown is LeBron James and the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame … hobbies are listening to music and hiking … joined the Academy in order to pursuit greatness and make a name for his family … mother Ranada babysat LeBron James … favorite athletes are Bruce Lee and Muhammad Ali … favorite quote is, “To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities” –Bruce Lee