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 Matt Williams

2016-17 (R-JUNIOR): Qualified for the NCAA Championships at 197 pounds by placing third at the Pac-12 Championships...lost in double overtime to Stanford’s Josh Marchok 5-4...pinned Tom Lane of Cal Poly (3:19) in the consolation semifinals...defeated Boise State’s Harley DiLulo 6-2 to take third at the tournament...posted the best CSUB finish at the NCAA Tournament by going 3-2, missing All-American status by one match...named second team Academic All-Conference...earned first place at the Roadrunner Open, winning his four RR Open matches by a 42-8 score...was 2-2 at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational...placed seventh at the Ken Kraft Midlands Championships...won first three matches at Midlands before dropping into the consolation bracket.

2015-16 (R-SOPHOMORE): Moved to heavyweight and won title at SF State Open to open season...went 1-2 at App State Duals...finished third at the Roadrunner Open...earned the only CSUB victory against No. 1 Penn State Nov. 20...went 2-2 at the CKLV Dec. 4...posted a 4-2 record at the Reno Tournament of Champions...was 0-2 at the Midlands Championships...lost a pair of dual starts against Cal Poly and SF State...broke a five-match losing streak with a pinfall during Utah Valley dual...won both matches at SDSU Trianguular...pinned Gabriel Gonzalez for his team leading eighth pin of the season during Boise State dual...finished regular season with a 6-9 dual mark...was 1-2 at the Pac-12 Tournament to complete his season with a 20-18 record...is now tied for 22nd in school history with Bryce Hammond in career pins (18).

2014-15 (R-FRESHMAN):
Won the 197-pound title at the Fresno City College Musick Open...was 3-0 during the open, winning twice by majority decision and by pin in the finals...finished third at the Roadrunner Open, going 6-1 on the day...finished fifth at the Reno Tournament of Champions after going 4-2 during the tournament...was 0-2 at the Cliff Keen Invitational and the Midlands Championships...came back from 5-0 down to defeat Andrew Reggi 8-6 in overtime during the Jan. 25 SF State dual...won the California Collegiate Open by defeating teammate Reuben Franklin 7-5 in overtime...won his ninth consecutive match, 12-4, over Cal Baptist’s Paul Head Feb. 11...finished second at the Pac-12 Tournament, losing by pinfall to Oregon State’s Cody Crawford in the finals...led team in victories with 26 (26-12)...also led team in pins with 10, the 33rd most in a season by a CSUB wrestler.

2013-14 (REDSHIRT):
Sat out the season as a redshirt at Bakersfield...finished second at the Menlo Open at 197 and was third at 197 at the Fresno City College U-21 Open...finished with a 10-10 record in six open tournaments.


HIGH SCHOOL: A 2013 graduate of Sultana High School...coach was Rocky Humphrey...finished fifth at the state tournament at 182 pounds as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 17, 1995...son of Tedd and Cecilia Williams...a criminal justice major. 

Position: 197
Height: 6'0"
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Apple Valley, Calif.
High School: Sultana HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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