Freddie Rodriguez
Freddie Rodriguez
Weight: 125
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lansing, Michigan
High School: Everett
Major: Psychology

2016-17: Finished one match away from All-American status at the NCAA Division I Championships held at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis ... Opened NCAA Championships with a 19-4 technical fall over Appalachian State's Vito Pasone and a 7-5 decision over Buffalo's Kyle Adkins ... Champion for the second straight season at 125 pounds at the Southern Conference Championships ... Earned automatic spot at the NCAA Championships with a 12-8 victory over Campbell's Nathan Kraisser ... Completed season with a 23-8 record ... Recorded six falls, four technical falls and six major decisions ... Posted 5-2 record in SoCon matches and a 10-6 mark in dual meets ... Won SoCon wrestler of the month twice.

2015-16: Became first SIUE wrestler since the move to the Division I level to win two matches at the NCAA Division I Championships, held at Madison Square Garden in New York ... Southern Conference representative at the NCAA Championships after winning 125-pound title, including a 1604 major decision in the semifinals over VMI's Dalton Henderson ... Burst on the scene with a 17-3 record ... Ten of his 17 wins were by fall, technical fall or major decision ... Won his weight class at the Roger Denker Open and the Greyhound Open.

Previously: 2015 NJCAA national champion at 125 pounds ... NJCAA Male Athlete of the Year at Iowa Lakes Community College ... Previously attended Oklahoma.  ... Native of Lansing, Michigan .. Three-time state champion at Lansing Everett High School ... Set the state record for the largest margin of victory in a championship match (29-11).