Functional Athlete – Wall of Fame Teammate
School – Old Dominion University
Sport – Men’s Wrestling
Level – NCAA Division 1
Career Record: 17-8
2016-17: After transferring from Minnesota midway through the season, Early stepped in as the starter at 157 lbs. during the second semester… Posted a 17-8 record with a 3-1 mark in dual meets… Registered a fifth-place finish at the MAC Championships, going 3-2… Took first place at the App State Open, going 4-0 on the day… Picked up three major decisions and one tech. fall victory.
2015-16: Redshirted at the University of Minnesota… Placed in three open tournaments, including a third-place finish at the Daktronics Open.
Prep: 2014 Illinois high school state champion, competing for Oak Park River Forest High School… Three-time state finalist… Two-time Junior National champion at Fargo… Ranked in the top 10 nationally at 145 lbs. as a senior… First four-time All-State selection in Oak Park River Forest history… Also played football and ran track in high school.
Personal: Son of Larry and Nikita Early.