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Aaron Pickrel
Position: 125lbs Weight Class
Year: Senior
Hometown: Watertown, S.D.
High School: Watertown H.S.
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2012-13: Finished the season with a 14-15 overall record, 9-8 in duals and 2-3 in conference ... Recorded four pins (fastest: 0:37), two major decisions and five decisions ... Placed third at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open ... Won by decision (8-5) versus Joseph Duca in season-opening win versus Indiana (19-18) ... Won by major decision (12-4) versus Eric Coufal of No. 14 Nebraska ... Won by major decision (15-1) versus Abe Fox in conference win versus Northern Colorado ... Ranks No. 17 in career victories with 87 varsity wins ... WWC All-Academic Team (second-best GPA in the conference)

2011-12: Led the team with a 23-11 overall record, including 10-3 in duals and 4-2 in the Western Wrestling Conference ... Placed in three tournaments, including a fourth-place finish at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open ... Scored four falls, three major decisions, 15 decisions and one forfeit/default ... Fastest fall in 0:56 ... 2011-12 NWCA All-Academic Division I Team honors ... Earned the No. 3 seed at the West Regional ... 2012 WWC All-Academic Team (second-best GPA in the conference)

2010-11: Named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Team and the WWC All-Academic Team with a 3.856 GPA as a Biology/Pre-Medicine major ... Owned the second-highest GPA in the WWC ... Recorded a 26-10 record on the season, including 7-3 in duals and 4-3 in the WWC ... Went 5-0 in falls on the season with the quickest in one minute three seconds

2009-10: Posted a 24-13 record, second most wins on the team, and placed fourth at the NCAA West Regional at 125 pounds ... Earned a 3.867 cumulative GPA and ranks third among all academic honorees on Division I All-Academic team  ... Named Most Outstanding Freshman on the team and earned the Highest GPA award for the second season in a row ... Placed fifth at the season opening Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open (11/7) and fifth in the elite division at the Kaufmann/Brand Open (11/21) ...  Scored the only SDSU points at Iowa State with a 9-3 decision (11/12) ... Finished third at the Harold Nichols Open (11/14)

2008-09
: Redshirted his freshman season with an 21-11 record ... Won the 125 pound weight division at the season opening Warren Williamson Open with four consecutive wins ... Placed sixth at 125 pounds at the Northern Iowa Open ... Won five of his six matches, including one by technical fall and another by pinfall, at the Kaufman-Brand Open ... Along with teammate Weston Ginther, Pickrel had that highest GPA on the team with a 4.0

Before SDSU: Had a career record of 150-11 under Bob Hirsch ... Posted over 30 wins each season in every year of high school ... Placed fifth at 103 pounds in his freshman season and third his sophomore season .... Placed third at 112 pounds in his junior year and second at 119 in his senior campaign ... Placed fifth at the NHSCA Junior Nationals ... Was a member of the National Honor Society and was an NHSCA Academic All-American

  Overall     Duals  
Season Wins Losses Pins Wins Losses
2012-13 14 15 4 9 8
2011-12 23 11 4 10 3
2010-11 26 10 5 7 3
2009-10 24 13 4 8 5
2008-09 21 11 1 0 0
Total 87 49 17 34 19

Note: redshirted in 2008-09, records do not count towards total