Matt Darnell went 2-11 in his third season...Won his opening match of the year with a 1-0 decision against Scott Black of Duquesne...Placed third at the W&J Open with a 2-2 finish.
Matt Darnell finished 3-12 in tournament action, winning two bouts at the Slippery Rock Open with decisions over Morgan Wanzer and Adam Lange...Placed fourth in the Hilltopper Open...Also won a 3-2 decision over Adam Hohla at the Cleveland State Open.
In his first year of collegiate competition, Darnell battled in the Edinboro Open.
Darnell attended Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy under head coach Don Lorence...Team placed second at states...Also competed in football at Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy...Member of National Honor Society...Recipient of the Blood, Sweat and Tears Award, as well as the Jim Smith Award.
Born January 10, 1986...Son of Steve and Karen Darnell...Has one brother...A clinical dietetics and nutrition major.