2012 NCAA PARTICIPANT (197)
2013 Pac-12 Champion (197)
2013 NCAA Participant (Fourth - 197)
Earned a 36-7 overall record, going 14-1 in dual competition ... Earned All-American status at 197 lbs., placing fourth at the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, going 5-2, with two pins and a major decision ... Became a Pac-12 Champion at 197 lbs., by going 3-0 in Tempe, Ariz., and picking up a pin and two decisions ... Was undefeated in bouts resulting in pins, tech falls and major decisions, going 12-0, 2-0 and 4-0 throughout the year ... Finished first among 197 pounders during the Mike Clock Open, second in the Reno Tournament of Champions and third at the Midlands Championships ... Earned 54 points during dual competitions, which was the second highest at any weight class on the team ... Had dual meet winning streaks of six and eight in between his one loss ... Went 2-0 for OSU during National Dual Regionals, defeating Michigan's Max Huntley and Virginia Tech's Derrick Borlie ... Nationally ranked for entire season falling no lower than 13th and rising to as high as fifth in one poll ... Won a trio of awards at team's post-season awards banquet including 'Most Pins' (12), the All-American Award and Most Outstanding Wrestler for his fourth place finish at NCAA's.
Posted 20-11 record and qualified for NCAA Championships at 184 pounds in his first year of competition for Oregon State ... Took second at the Pac-12 Championships ... Went 7-2 in major decisions, 1-0 in technical falls and 6-0 in pins this season ... Went 1-2 at the NCAA Championships, defeating Drexell's Brandon Palik via decision, 5-2 ... Ranked for the entire season, mostly in the top 20 ... Opened the year with 11 consecutive victories ... Is 6-2 in his last eight bouts ... Two of his 11 losses came via forfeits at the Southern Scuffle ... Won 14-3 over Arizona State's Chace Eskem to advance to Pac-12 Championships finale but lost to Brent Chriswell, 5-2 ... Advanced to NCAA Championships as 197 pound weight class was guaranteed two spots ... Went 9-3 in duals and 4-1 in Pac-12 dual bouts ... Went 6-2 against league foes overall.
Redshirted ... Competed unattached at 184 pounds ... Took first at the Mike Clock Open (Nov. 7), second at the Southern Oregon Open (Nov. 13-14) and third at the Inland Northwest Championships (Nov. 20) ... Placed sixth at Reno Tournament of Champions (Dec. 19) ... Also competed at the Southern Scuffle (Dec. 29-30), Clackamas Open (Jan. 15) and took first at the Cal Open (Feb. 5).
ORTING HIGH SCHOOL
Lettered four years for head coach Mike Sowards ... Competed at the 145, 160, 171 and 189 classes ... Earned all-league honors each of his four years ... Was a three-time state champion ... Placed third in nationals at Virginia Beach ... Served as team captain for two years ... Also lettered for two years in football, playing nose guard.
Born April 26, 1991 ... Major is undecided ... Son of Mike and Lisa Meeks ... Born in Pullayup, Wash. ... Biggest athletic thrill to date is being named the 2010 Athlete of the Year for Pierce County ... Chose Oregon State because of the great coaching staff, the teammates and the area.