Alex Griffin
Alex  Griffin

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Lafayette, Ind.

High School:
McCutcheon

Height / Weight:
5-5 / 149

Birthdate:
02/08/1994

03/18/2016

Sabatello, Welch Advance at NCAAs

Redshirt senior duo split matches on Day 1 of NCAA Championships

03/16/2016

Three Days in March

Trio takes the mat inside Madison Square Garden on Thursday

02/07/2016

WR Wins Sixth Straight, Upsets Indiana

Boilermakers take six decisions in 18-14 road victory

01/31/2016

No. 24 WR Edged by No. 9 Ohio State

Bonus points crucial as both teams won five bouts

01/17/2016

Bonus Points Propel No. 20 Wrestling

Boilermakers picked up bonus points in five of their eight victories

CAREER RECORDS
Overall Record // 31-18
Dual Record // 8-5
B1G Dual Record // 1-4
Tournament Record // 23-13
Decisions // 13-15
Major Decisions // 7-0
Technical Falls // 7-0
Falls // 4-1
Shutouts // 8-1

2014-15 / 149
Season Record // 13-5
Dual Record // 5-1
B1G Dual Record // 0-0
Tournament Record // 8-4
Decisions // 6-4
Major Decisions // 2-0
Technical Falls // 3-0
Falls // 2-1
Shutouts // 3-0

Tournaments
• Competed at Michigan State Open (unattached) (11/2)
• Placed fourth at Roadrunner Open (11/16)

• Competed at ASICS UWW University Nationals 74 kg (5/30)

Season Notes
• Shortened season due to injury suffered in mid-December
• Team season leader in technical falls (3), two-point nearfalls (12), first-period scoring advantage (65-17; +48) and points per match (8.5) ... tied for team lead in total back points (54), second-period scoring advantage (49-14; +35)
• Registered bonus point victories in two of six dual appearances ... scored 19 dual points
• In three shutouts, outscored opponents 47-0
• Blanked Jacob Leon of Cal Poly in first dual of season with a 17-0 second-period technical fall (4:51)
• Upset 11th-ranked Alexander Richardson of Old Dominion, 8-1, while picking up 30th career win and first over a nationally ranked opponent at the Journeymen/ASICS Northeast Duals

2013-14 / 149/57
Season Record // 18-13
Dual Record // 3-4
B1G Dual Record // 1-4
Tournament Record // 15-9
Decisions // 7-11
Major Decisions // 5-0
Technical Falls // 4-0
Falls // 2-0
Shutouts // 5-1

Awards & Honors
• Outstanding Freshman Award
• Co-Bonus Points Award (2 Falls, 4 TF, 5 MD)

Tournaments
• Placed fourth at Michigan State Open (11/9)
• Placed sixth at Cleveland State Open (12/14)
• Competed at Midlands Championships (12/29-30)
• Lake Erie College Storm Open champion (1/5)
• Competed at B1G Championships (3/8-9)

Season Notes
• Split season at 149 (15-7) and 157 (3-6) pounds
• Appeared in two duals at 149 early in the season and became the 157 starter in late-January
• Registered 11 bonus point victories with five major decisions, four tech falls and two pins ... five majors and four techs were both team bests
• His 18 wins tied for fourth most on the team
• Held five opponents scoreless, combining to outscore those opponents 65-0
• Had four match point totals that ranked among the team's top 10

2012-13 
• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL
• Four-year varsity letterwinner at McCutcheon High School
• Placed third at the Indiana high school state championships as a senior, going 45-1
• Set the single-season back point record as a senior with 180
• Won the Boiler Elite Freestyle Tournament twice, second at freestyle state championships
• MVP McCutcheon wrestler as a senior

PERSONAL
• Full Name: James Alexander Griffin
• Major: Building Construction Management
• Birthday: February 8, 1994
• City Born: Noblesville, Indiana
• Parents: Doug and Kristy Griffin
• Siblings: Two brothers, Tyler and Will

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