Wrestling


Ryan Prater
Ryan Prater

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Plainfield, Ill.

High School:
Central

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 141

Birthdate:
10/31/1988

2008-09: Full-time starter at 141 ... Bounced back from a tough regular season to earn an automatic berth to the 2009 NCAA Championships with his seventh-place finish at Big Tens ... Went 2-2 at NCAAs ... Pinned top-seeded Kellen Russell in the NCAA second round, but lost his next two matches to narrowly miss becoming an All-American ... Finished second at the Missouri Open ... Placed eighth at the Las Vegas Invitational ...

2007-08: Became the full-time starter at 141 as a true-freshman after Troy Tirapelle suffered a season-ending injury at the Las Vegas Invitational. ... Went 20-11 on the season ... Was ranked as high as No. 10 ... Won the Missouri Open fresh-soph title at 141 ... Finished second to Tirapelle at the Loras Open ... Won nine straight matches from Nov. 18-Dec. 29 ... Went 2-2 at Midlands ... Went 3-1 at Virginia Duals, including wins over No. 13 Ryan Williams (Old Dominion) and No. 14 Drew Lashaway (Kent State) ... Went 3-0 at the Wendy's Duals ... Went 3-5 in the Big Ten, including an overtime win over No. 7 Kyle Ruschell (Wisconsin).

HIGH SCHOOL: 2007 IHSA AA State champion at 135 pounds ... Finished second in the AA state tournament in 2006 at 125, fifth in 2005 at 112 and qualified for the tournament in 2004 ... Finished his career 169-23 ... Holds the all-time wins record at Plainfield Central.

PERSONAL: Full given name is Ryan J. Prater ... Born Oct. 31, 1988 ... Parents are Dan and Sandy Prater ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ... Lists his favorite athlete as Ken Griffey Jr.

Prater's career record

Year	W	L	F	Big Tens	NCAAs
2007-08	20	11	0	---	---
2008-09	13	17	2	7th	DNP
Total	33	28	4
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