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Shabaka Johns
Weight: 174
Year: Senior
Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.
High School: Warren Central
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Johns Photos
2014-15 Stats 2014-15 Stats
2015-16 Stats 2015-16 Stats
2016-17 Stats 2016-17 Stats

2016-17: Earned a 14-19 overall record for the year, including a 6-9 dual mark and 3-4 SoCon record ... had the second most tech falls on the team with two ... also had the second most SoCon wins on the team with three ... placed third on the team in wins (14), dual wins (6), tournament bout wins (8) and major decisions (2) ... had the third most dual points for the team with 22 on the season ... placed fourth at the Lock Haven Classic with a 4-2 mark in December after going 2-2 at the Keystone Classic in November ... earned a 4-2 decision win over The Citadel's Martin Duane in a home dual on Jan. 27 ... won three straight dual matches in February, including a 9-7 decision over App State's Elliott Raiford, a 10-1 major over Davidson's Conor Fenn and a 4-1 decision over Sacred Heart's Dom Celli.

2015-16: VaSID Second Team All-State honors … earned an 18-12 overall record for the year, including a 9-4 dual record and 9-8 mark in tournament competition … his 18 wins ranked third overall on the team while tying for second with nine dual wins … tied for first with two tech falls on the year and was second in major decisions with six … totaled 36 dual points for the season, second most on the squad … two victories by fall for the year … ranked as high as No. 28 during the season … accounted for all 18 of VMI's victories for the 165-pound class … placed fourth at the Hokie Open to open the season before coming in sixth at the Keystone Classic … finished second at the All-Academy Championships hosted by VMI, falling to Army's Andrew Mendel by a close 7-6 decision in the title bout … won a season-best four straight bouts in early January, including an 8-0 major decision over Hofstra's Jermaine John on the road … achieved a pin in 57 seconds over Davidson's Adam Flatt on Feb. 3 … again defeated Flatt in the opening round of the SoCon tournament before topping SIU-Edwardsville's Nate Higgins by a 5-2 decision.

2014-15: At 165 pounds, earned a 24-11 overall record for the season, including an 11-3 dual record and 7-3 mark in SoCon bouts … finished 13-8 in tournament action … achieved one pin, one tech fall and two major decisions en route to 36 dual points, tied for second most on the team with Dalton Henderson … placed second at the SoCon Championships with a 2-1 mark, defeating The Citadel's Kenneth Radford by a 5-1 sudden decision in the first round followed by a 9-4 decision over Gardner-Webb's Austin Trott, whom he had lost to twice previously in the season … fell to SIU-Edwardsville's Connor McMahon by a close 4-3 decision in the title bout … placed fourth at the All-Academy Championships with a 2-2 record, pinning Norwich's Zach Gibson in 5:00 in the first round and later defeated Merchant Marine's Branden Yeik by a 5-2 decision … came in fifth place at the Hokie Open with a 4-1 record, including an 8-3 decision over Duke's Jake Faust and a 6-1 decision over Virginia's Zak DePasquale, whom he would defeat at the Wolfpack Open, as well … placed fourth at the Keystone Classic with a 3-2 mark on the day, including a 5-1 decision over Appalachian State's Nick Kee, who would go on to be ranked No. 30 late in the season … earned a team best 10-match win streak from Dec. 12 to Feb. 7.

2013-14: Finished with a 10-15 record during his rookie campaign at 149 pounds … went 7-11 during dual matches, picking up 21 team points … went 4-3 in matches against SoCon foes … put together a run of four straight dual match wins … of his 25 matches, 21 were decisions and only gave up bonus points in three team duals … competed at the SoCon Championships.

High School: Four-year letterwinner for coach Danny Williams at Warren Central High School in Indianapolis, Ind. … three-time recipient of the school's Michael Johnson Most Dedicated Wrestler … won the team's “Set a Good Example" award and was a team captain … also grappled for the Warren Wrestling Academy and Team Indiana, a national duals team where he went 7-1 … member of the 3.0 Club for academics.

Personal: Full name is Shabaka Massah Johns … son of Deon Rochelle and Oluwokay Victor Johns … has one older brother, John Anthony Turrentine … plans to major in biology.

Year

Overall

Dual

SoCon

MD

TF

Pin

2016-17 14-19 6-9 3-4 2 2 0
2015-16 18-12 9-4 3-4 6 2 2
2014-15 24-11 11-3 7-3 2 1 1
2013-14 10-15 7-11 4-3 0 0 0

Career Totals

66-57

33-27

17-14

10

5

 3 

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