Derek Gillespie
 
Derek  Gillespie

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chesapeake, Va.

High School:
Great Bridge

Weight:
133

05/24/2011

Air Force at NCAA West Regional

The Falcons hosted the 2011 NCAA West Regional, placing third overall.

05/24/2011

Air Force vs. Northern Colorado

The Falcons earn a 24-14 victory over the Bears on Senior Night.

05/23/2011

Air Force vs. North Dakota State

The Falcons posted a 22-19 come-from-behind victory over the Bison, just their second win all-time against NDSU.

05/23/2011

Air Force vs. Northern Iowa/New Mexico Highlands

The Falcons dropped a 25-12 decision to Northern Iowa, but rebounded with a 43-3 victory over New Mexico Highlands.

2009-10: Competed at 133 and 141 pounds during the season ... compiled an overall record of 20-11, including a 6-5 dual mark ... placed third at NCAA West Regional at 133 pounds ... third-team All-WWC honoree ... earned team's Most Improved honor ... won title at All-Academy Championships at 133 pounds ... placed fifth at FHSU-Bob Smith Open (141) ... recorded five falls on the year.

2008-09: Falcons' starter at 133 pounds for the second-straight season ... compiled an overall record of 10-17, with a 1-8 mark in dual action ... placed third at the All-Academy Championships ... finished fourth at the NCAA West Regional ... recorded three falls on the year.

2007-08: Starter at 133 pounds ... compiled an 18-13 overall record and 3-7 mark in dual action ... missed action in February due to injury ... placewinner in the first three tournaments of the season ... began the season with a first-place finish at the Cowboy Open (Amateur Division) ... finished third in the Amateur Division at the Kaufman-Brand Open ... placed second at the FHSU-Bob Smith Open ... placed fourth at the NCAA West Regional ... recorded four falls on the season, with a fastest fall of 1:36.

High School: Lettered four years in wrestling ... coached by David Hall ... three-time state placewinner ... took eighth place at the Beast of the East Tournament ... named to the honor roll.

Personal: Member of cadet squadron 14 ... son of Frank Gillespie and Shirley Whitehurst ... has a sister, Corrine (22) ... majoring in biology ... would like to become a para-rescuer ... craziest ambition is to jump from airplanes ... greatest moment in sports was competing in the USMC Ultimate Challenge ... hobbies include hiking, camping, rock climbing and music ... loves Taco Bell.

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