Wrestling Signs One for 2010-11

Dec. 14, 2009

Corvallis, Ore. – The Oregon State wrestling team signed Taylor Meeks (Orting, Wash.) to its 2010-11 class, announced Monday by head coach Jim Zalesky. Meeks is projected to wrestle at 184/197 pounds.


“Taylor fits into our coaching philosophy,” Zalesky said. “He is very aggressive and puts a lot of points on the scoreboard.”


A two-time Washington state champion, Meeks is also a three-time district and league champion for Orting High School. As a freshman, he finished third. Currently he boasts a 118-5 overall record, including 80-1 over the last two years. He placed third at the NHSCA Junior Nationals, falling in a close 4-3 decision to No. 1 Tyler Beckwith of New York and defeating No. 3 Tyler Lehman of Minnesota.


Meeks is ranked fourth in the country by WIN Magazine at 189 pounds. He is a former Cadet All-American, finishing fourth at the Cadet Nationals in Freestyle. He finished fourth in 2007 in Fargo and first at the Rocky Mountain Rumble and Tri-State. And he was fifth at the Western Regionals in 2008.


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