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Shabaka Johns
Weight: 165
Year: Senior
Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.
High School: Warren Central
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2014-15 Stats 2014-15 Stats
2015-16 Stats 2015-16 Stats

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.








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

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