Zach Horan
Zach  Horan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Nazareth, Pa.

High School:
Nazareth

Weight:
141

Major:
Hospitality Services


03/08/2015

Horan Captures Second Title at MAC Championships

CMU finished fifth at the 2015 MAC Championships

2015-16: Named Academic All-MAC and to the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Team … compiled a 25-13 record for the season, wrestling at 141 lbs. … went 12-4 in dual meets, including a 6-2 mark versus MAC opponents … ranked in the conference and nationally throughout the 15-16 season … placed second at the Michigan State Open (11/15), going 4-1 … pinned 16th-ranked Steve Bleise of Northern Illinois (12/3) in 39-3 MAC win over the Huskies … went 4-1 at the Reno Tournament of Champions (12/20), finishing second at 141 lbs. … won eight straight matches, including four versus MAC foes and two against Big Ten opponents, late in the regular season … placed fourth at 141 lbs. at the MAC Championships … went 0-2 at the NCAA Championships (3/17-3/18).

2014-15:
Went 21-6 overall including 8-0 in the MAC ... recorded two pins ... Ranked fifth by Amateur Wrestling News, 10th by InterMat ... ranked first in the MAC ... MAC Champion and NCAA Championships qualifer ... defeated Chris Mecate of Old Dominion, 5-3, in overtime to win second MAC title of his career (3/7/15) ... win over Mecate was Horan's 12th consecutive victory ... qualified for the NCAA Championships for the third time in his career, and was seeded 10th ... finished 1-2 in the NCAA Championships ... defeated sixth-ranked Lavion Mayes of Missouri 9-5 (1/17/15) ... beat Northern Iowa's Jake Hodges 3-2 (1/25/15) ... defeated No. 12-ranked Mecate, 3-1, (2/15/15) ... earned CMU's Chick Sherwood Most Valuable Wrestler Award ... led the Chippewas in takedowns ... named the MAC Wrestler of the Week twice (1/21/15 and 2/18/15).

2013-14: Finished 32-6 while placing third at the MAC Championships ... went a perfect 5-0 to claim the 141-pound open division at the MSU Open (11/9) ... pinned Drexel's Matt Climato in just 31 seconds at the EMU Duals (11/16) ... posted a 14-5 major decision over Peter Russo of Stanford (11/25) ... four of 11 wins have been bonus-point victories ... only loss came to No. 7 Robert Henderson of North Carolina at Northeast Duals (11/30) ... defeated No. 13 Steven Rodrigues (Illinois) (7-5) ... helped secure a Chippewas victory with a pin of Gabe Moreno (Iowas State) at the 2:44 mark of the first period (2/17) ... defeated Brian Gibbs (Michigan State) by a 6-2 decision at MSU Dual (2/22) ... placed third at the MAC Championships with a 3-1 record ... went 2-2 in NCAA Championships.

2012-13: Redshirt ... Went 22-5 overall competing in open tournaments ... won five straight matches to claim title in 133-pound open division at EMU Open (11/3) ... posted three major decision victories and went 4-1 en route to a second-place finish at 133 pounds at Cleveland State Open (12/15) ... won four straight, including two by fall, to claim Alma College Open 141-pound title ... won Simonson Open at 141 pounds by winning four straight matches, including a pair by fall (2/9) ... finished sixth at 141 pounds at National College Open (2/26).

2011-12: MAC champion at 133 pounds ... won three straight matches as an unseeded wrestler to claim the MAC Championships title (3/4/12) ... upset No. 1 seed Andrew Novak (Eastern Michigan), 2-1 TB1, in the semifinals ... defeated Northern Illinois' Robert Jillard, 5-0, in the finals ... finished one win shy of All-America honors at the NCAA Championships (3/15-17) ... won three matches at the national tournament ... along with Mike Ottinger, became the first true freshman teammates in school history to qualify for the NCAA Championships ... shared CMU's Freshman of the Year award with Ottinger ... competed unattached, claiming the 133 pound freshman/sophomore division at the Eastern Michigan Open (11/5) ... won first career dual match over Princeton's Christopher Perez by decision, 4-2, at Bison Duals (12/17) ... posted 12-4 major decision in dual meet against over George Mason's Zachary Isenhour (2/4) ... lost his only MAC dual meet match before winning the conference tournament as an unseeded individual.

High School: No. 17 ranked recruit in the country and the No. 2 ranked 130-pound recruit in the country by InterMat ... Class AAA 130-pound state champion as a senior ... three-time state runner-up ... 169-12 career record ... tied the school record for career victories ... 48-6 overall and state runner-up at 103 pounds as a freshman ... 34-4 overall and state runner-up at 112 pounds as a sophomore ... 38-2 overall and state runner-up at 125 pounds as a junior ... perfect 49-0 record en route to state title as a senior ... four-time District 11 champion and four-time Northeast Regional champion ... 2010 Beast of the East champion at 130 pounds ... runner-up at 125 pounds at 2009 Beast of the East ... four-time All-American at Cadet Nationals ... won 112-pound freestyle title at 2008 Cadet Nationals ... runner-up at 125 pounds in freestyle at 2009 Cadet Nationals ... set school record with 48 wins as a freshman ... named to the 2011 ASICS All-America second team ... honor roll student.

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