Zen Ikehara

Zen  Ikehara


Mililani, HI

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Team Captain

Career Highlights
Third-place at the All-Academy Championships (2014-15, 2016-17)
First-team Academic All-Big 12 (2016-17)
First-place at the UNK-Holiday Inn open (2014-15)
First-place at the Cowboy Open (2013-14)
WWC All-Academic (2014-15)

Junior | 2016-17: Registered a 7-14 overall record with a 2-10 mark in dual meets and a 1-4 mark in conference dual matches … posted one major decision and two falls on the season … started in all varsity dual matches … third-place at the All-Academy Championships … assisted as a camp instructor at the Air Force Special Operations Wrestling Camp … serving as a flight commander.

Sophomore | 2015-16: Finished the season with a 6-8 overall record and a 3-3 dual record … pinned one person on the season in 2:29 … logged nine dual points for the Falcons … placed second at the U.S. Collegiate Championships in the 184 class … completed Operations Air Force at Tinker AFB, Okla., over the first block of summer … Basic Cadet Training cadre over the third block of summer … will serve as element leader and public affairs NCO for his squadron as a junior.

Freshman | 2014-15: Finished the season with a 14-13 overall record and a 3-7 dual record in the 184 class … recorded one fall one the season with a time of 2:48 … placed first at the UNK Holiday Inn Open in the 184 class … placed second in the Cowboy Open … placed third in the All-Academy Championships … placed fourth in the NCAA west regional … coaches appreciation award … WWC all-academic team with a 3.24 GPA.

USAFA Prep: Attended the USAFA prep school where he won first at the Cowboy Open.

High School: Earned four varsity letters in wrestling and three varsity letters in football … wrestled under coach Chris West at Kamehameha HS ... state champion … three-time state placer… team state champion in wrestling ... two-time all-conference … all-state honorable mention … HUB Goodwill Senior Bowl, two-time team MVP in football as a junior and senior ... honors list.

Personal: Member of Cadet Squadron 11 ... son of Adrian and Iolani Ikehara ... has two brothers and a sister ... older brother Kazden was a wrestler and USAFA grad … his cousin graduated from a military academy ... major is systems engineering-human factors … plans to serve as an Air Liaison Officer upon graduation … his middle name is 21 letters long ... he came to the Academy because his brother came here and he wanted to be a part of something bigger than himself ... favorite quote is "When the going gets tough, the tough get going" –unknown

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