~ 2005 NCAA QUALIFIER (7th at Big Ten Championships)
2005-2006 (JUNIOR, 165)
2004-2005 (SOPHOMORE, 165)
Earned a berth in the 2005 NCAA Championships, finished the season with an 18-15 record, including 3-4 in Big Ten duals ... had a third-place showing at the Missouri Open (11/21), going 5-1 with two falls in the tournament ... posted the fastest pin of the season for Purdue, sticking Kevin Meyer of Wabash (12/19) in 1:00 ... scored his first Big Ten dual victory with an 8-7 decision over Ohio State's Zach Craiglow (1/28) ... bested Bryan Harney of Michigan State, 5-2, to finish seventh at the Big Ten Championships (3/5-6) ... went 0-2 at the NCAA Championships.
2003-2004 (FRESHMAN, 165)
Posted a season record of 8-6 at 165 pounds ... went 2-2 at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (12/5-6) ... took second place at the Harris Auto Center Open in Ashland, Ohio (11/23) ... won by fall at the 1:53 mark over Wabash's Kevin Meyer (12/13) ... blanked Eastern Illinois' Clay French by a score of 4-0 in the last pre-conference dual of the season (1/18).
Did not compete during initial season at Purdue.
Four-year letterwinner and two-time state qualifier at Victor J. Andrew High School, compiling a four-year record of 136-23 ... won the conference, regional and sectional championships as a junior with a record of 39-3 ... served as team captain and was an all-state selection ... repeated as conference and regional champ during senior season, posting a 40-3 mark ... named team MVP as a senior for both the wrestling and football teams ... earned four letters in football and baseball, being tabbed all-state honorable mention in both sports as a senior ... coached by Dave Arndt.
Born on May 30, 1984, in Palos, Ill. ... full name is John Kenneth DeCeault ... son of Joanne and Ken DeCeault ... has one sister, Kim, and one brother, Joe ... enjoys fishing ... majoring in law and society.