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  Derrick Nelson
Derrick Nelson

Player Profile
Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Spraggs, Pa.

High School:
Waynesburg

Weight:
133

Birthdate:
11/23/1992

Career: 15-19 overall record with six falls and a major decision.

2013-14: Posted a 7-4 record with five falls in open tournaments...won the Simonson Open.

2012-13: Went 4-11 with one fall and a major decision at 125 pounds...saw action in four duals...competed for Pitt at the EWL Championships...went 4-2 at the Knight Point Open.

2011-12: Redshirted the season...finished 4-4 competing in open tournaments...posted first career win with a third-period fall over No. 33 Bobby Rehm (Lock Haven) at the Mat Town Open, where he placed fifth...went 2-2 against EWL opponents...had season cut short due to injury...earned EWL All-Academic honors.

High School: Finished with a career record of 132-24, totaling 74 pins and 11 technical falls...three-time state qualifier, placing fifth as a junior and seventh as a senior...two-time WPIAL runner-up and third-place finisher once...four-time section champion...two-time Powerade place-winner...selected as the Outstanding Wrestler at the Battlefield Duals...placed eighth at Flonationals...four-time Observer-Reporter All-District Team selection..senior class vice president...graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 3.9 grade point average.

Personal: Born Nov. 23, 1992...son of David and Heidi...has one sister, Ali...History major.