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 Matt Koz

2006-07: Defeated VMI’s Scott Buhman, 5-1 to win SoCon title at heavyweight division ... Earned league’s automatic berth to the NCAAs ... Tallied a 15-5 overall record with a 9-2 dual match mark and a 6-3 tournament record ... An All-Southern Conference selection ... Competed in the Missouri Open and the Southern Scuffle ... Defeated Ohio State’s Corey Morrison, 13-7 ... Won a 4-2 overtime decision over Oregon State’s Ty Watterson ... Outpointed Northern Iowa’s Andrew Anderson, 4-3 ... Pinned Gardner-Webb’s Nick Roehrick ... Edged Cody Parker of Cal Poly, 3-2 ... Defeated Appalachian State’s Dave Hazell, 2-1 ... Defeated The Citadel’s John Buck, 6-2 ... Registered an 8-3 win over VMI’s Buhman in the regular season ... Scored a 2-1 victory over No. 20 Mark Ellis of Missouri ... Enters the NCAAs ranked 17th nationally by both NWCA/Intermat and Wrestling International Newsmagazine ... Broke into the rankings on the third week of January ... Transferred from the University of Minnesota in January, 2006.

University Of Minnesota: Went 10-19 as a freshman and 17-19 as a sophomore at 197 ... Recorded four pins ... NCAA Qualifier in 2005, going 1-2 with a pin ... Placed seventh at Big Ten Conference meet. St. Edward High School: Three-time State Champion ... Senior Nationals Champion ... Claimed Fargo Championship ... Member of the Dream Team ... Coached at St. Edward by Greg Urban ... Also played baseball.

Matthew Charles Koz ... Son of Charlotte and Charlie Koz ... Born Dec. 27, 1983, Cleveland, Ohio.

Weight: 197
Year: Senior
Hometown: Strongsville, OH
Other College: University of Minnesota
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