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Schedule

Wrestling
FINAL
Thu
Mar 21
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
NCAA Championship
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Hunter

Starner

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Weight: 133
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Newport News, Va.
High School: Tabb

Bio

2018-19: En route to a solid senior season before campaign was derailed by injury … finished 11-11 overall at 133 pounds with one technical fall and one pin … was 6-5 in tournaments … won five-straight matches at midseason and eight of nine … finished third at the Keystone Classic on Nov. 18 and third at the Lock Haven Classic on Dec. 29 … defeated his Sacred Heart opponent by pin on Dec. 1.

2017-18: Led the team in major decision victories (3) for the year and pins (7) on the season … ranked second on the team in wins (13), dual victories (5) and SoCon wins (3) … also finished second on the squad in tournament wins (8) and dual points (24) … placed second at the Lock Haven Classic and third at the All-Academy Championship … defeated Nicholas Long of The Citadel by fall in 2:20 at the SoCon Championship … opened the season with a 14-5 major decision over Chattanooga’s Wade Cummings … went 2-2 at the Hokie Open and 1-2 at the Keystone Classic … pinned Dan Martoccio of Franklin and Marshall in 6:59 … at the Lock Haven Classic, earned a 3-1 decision over Bucknell’s David Campbell before pinning Hunter Harris of Messiah College in 6:54 … fell by a 15-0 tech fall to Old Dominion’s Steve Simpson in the title bout … in a tri-dual on Jan. 13, topped Zamir Ode of Davidson by a 13-3 major decision before pinning Cameron Butler of Clarion in 4:34 … ended the day falling to No. 14 Cameron Kelly of Ohio by a pin in 2:05 … at All-Academy, lost to Cody Trybus of Navy in the opening round before pinning Nicholas Long of The Citadel in 6:13 and claiming a 6-2 decision over Owen McClave of Coast Guard.

2016-17: Earned a 1-4 overall record for the year, including an 0-2 dual mark and 0-1 SoCon record ... finished 1-2 in tournament bouts on the season ... opened the year with a close 7-6 decision loss to Dom Latona of No. 6 Virginia Tech on Nov. 5 ... the next day defeated Princeton's Pat D'Arcy by a 9-2 decision in the opening round of the Southeast Open in Roanoke,Virginia ... fell by a close 3-2 decision to Chattanooga's Chris Debien to close the tourney.

2015-16: Earned a 5-14 overall record for the year, including a 3-8 dual record and 2-6 mark in tournament competition … went 1-6 in Southern Conference action … logged three pins on the year, which ranked third most on the team … achieved15 dual points for the team for the season … registered a 13-4 major decision over Notre Dame College's Trenton Solo at the Hokie Open before falling to No. 18-ranked Solomon Chishko at the event … opened the month of January with a 5-4 decision over Sacred Heart's Alex Harnsberger and a pin in 4:31 over Bloomsburg's Sam Holandez … put in a solid effort against No. 16 ranked Jamel Hudson of Hofstra, falling by a 6-2 decision … at the All-Academy Championships hosted by VMI on Jan. 30, pinned Norwich's Zach Morris in 6:58 … earned a fall over Davidson's Billy McClelland in 4:12 in a SoCon dual at VMI on Feb. 3.

 2014-15: At 133 pounds, earned a 7-16 overall record for the season, including a 3-10 dual record and 2-4 mark in SoCon matches … finished 4-6 in tournament play … tallied 15 dual points for the team on the year … earned five wins by decision and two by forfeit … defeated Duke's Bailey Jack by a 7-2 decision at the Hokie Open before topping Newberry's Louie Altamirano by a 3-2 decision ... at the Wolfpack Open, won by a 5-3 decision over George Mason's Cameron O'Connor … at the same event, topped Campbell's Trent Little by a 10-3 decision … in a dual against Sacred Heart, defeated Timothy Johnson by a 9-4 decision … won two SoCon bouts by forfeit, one against Campbell on Jan. 16 and the other against SIU-Edwardsville.

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Tabb High School for Doug Roper … served as a captain during his junior and senior campaigns … qualified for the Virginia state meet four times, finishing fourth as a sophomore, fifth as a junior and was the state runner-up as a senior … took seventh in the Greco Cadet Division of the Freestyle and Greco National Tournament in Fargo, N.D.

Personal: Full name is Hunter Stephen Starner … son of Paul and Raquel Starner … has one sister, Amberly … will major in international studies.

Year

Overall

Dual

SoCon

MD

TF

Pin

2018-19

11-11

5-6

1-1

0

1

1

2017-18

13-11

5-3

3-2

3

0

7

2016-17

1-4

0-2

0-1

0

0

0

2015-16

5-14

3-8

1-6

1

0

3

2014-15

30-40

13-19

5-10

4

1

11

Career Totals

26-45

11-23

6-13

4

0

 10 

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