Senior earned first NCAA bid
Top six finishers in each weight class advance to University World Team Trials
Air Force has one first-team, one second-team and four third-team selections
Falcons visit Coe, Northern Iowa
VonOhlen Finishes Second, Rinker Places Sixth
The Silver team picked up a 26-13 victory over the Blue team in the Falcons' annual Blue-Silver Scrimmage, held Oct. 24.
Air Force hosted the 2012 All-Academy Championships on Feb. 5, placing second in the team standings.
The Falcons hosted the Cowboys on Senior Night on Feb. 2.
The Falcons score a 30-15 victory over Cal Poly on Jan. 21.
On Jan. 21, Air Force defeated NMHU, 44-0, in varsity action, while the 'B' team earned a 34-10 victory over the Cowboys.
2012-13: Compiled a 7-6 overall record ... placed sixth in the Elite Division at the UNK Holiday Inn Open ... took second place at the FHSU-Bob Smith Open.
2011-12: Put together a 19-16 overall record as the Falcons' starter at 125 pounds ... went 6-5 in dual action ... ranked second on the team with 10 pins, including a fastest fall of 35 seconds ... placed sixth at season-opening Hokie Open ... runner-up in the Elite Division at the UNK Holiday Inn Open ... placed sixth at Reno Tournament of Champions ... third-place finisher at All-Academy Championships ... took third place at NCAA West Regional ... third-team All-WWC performer.
2010-11: Posted a 19-7 overall record ... won 11 of his matches by fall, ranking second on the team ... owned the team's fastest fall of the season, recording a pin in just 10 seconds ... captured second place at the Cowboy Open (Amateur Division) to open the season ... took fourth place in the Amateur Division at the Kaufman/Brand Open ... won the 125-pound title at the FHSU-Bob Smith Open with a 5-0 record ... represented the Falcons at the NCAA West Regional ... took Utah Valley's Ben Kjar to overtime, nearly eliminating the eventual All-American from the regional tournament ... recipient of Coaches' Appreciation Award.
High School: Lettered three years in wrestling ... coached by Terry Daubert ... four-time NHSCA All-American ... state qualifier ... district and region runner-up ... national rankings honorable mention.
Personal: Member of cadet squadron 17 ... son of Michael Rinker ... has two siblings ... older brother Jeff was an NWCA All-American ... majoring in political science ... plans to become an A-10 pilot ... hobbies include golf and hunting ... craziest ambition is to go base jumping.