Four named to WWC All-Academic Team; nine named to Coaches' Honor Roll
Falcons earn first win over UNI since 2002
2012-13: Racked up a 26-7 overall record on the year, wrestling at 165 and 174 pounds ... also posted a 1-2 mark in dual competition ... registered one win by fall ... captured first place at 165 pounds at the Cowboy Open (Amateur Division) as an unattached wrestler ... placed third at the Colorado Mesa Open as an unattached wrestler ... took second place in the Amateur Division at the UNK Holiday Inn Open ... placed first at the FHSU-Bob Smith Open.
High School: Earned five letters in wrestling ... coached by Andy Zigar and Matt Palmer ... two-time state champion ... posted a 176-17 career record ... also earned two football letters ... all-state academic honoree ... member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Member of cadet squadron 34 ... son of David Mergen and Paula Pintole-Mergen ... has two siblings, Ryan and Andrew ... attended the Academy Prep School ... hobbies include hunting and water skiing ... craziest ambition is to open an ice cream shop.