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Zach Bintliff
Weight: 149
Year: Senior
City/State: Gladstone, Mo.
High School: Oak Park

At Princeton
2011-12: went 22-15 on the season … became 27th wrestler in Princeton history to place at three EIWA Championships; finished eighth at 149 pounds … earned All-Ivy League Honorable Mention, marking his first time on All-Ivy squad … team tri-captain … placed at the Binghamton Open (5th) and the F&M Open (sixth); reached second day of Midlands Championships but fell short of podium … won 10 of final 13 regular season matches, including three Ivy wins. 2011-12: placed seventh at 149 pounds at the EIWA Championships; it was his second straight year as a placewinnner … won 17 matches, including a run of seven wins in eight matches late in the season … earned Ivy wins over both Brown and Harvard; victory over Crimson came by fall and helped Princeton earn its first win over a ranked opponent in more than a decade. 2010-11: placed eighth at 141 pounds in the EIWA Championships; it was his first placewinner finish at the Eastern Championships … won two matches in consolation round, including win over seventh-seeded Grant Overcashier (Brown) … earned eighth seed entering EIWA Championships … finished season with winning record (16-15) … recorded 5-1 win during thrilling 18-16 road win at Bucknell … won season-opening at Central Jersey Open. 2009-10: won eight matches as a freshman while wrestling between 133 and 141 pounds … earned starting spot late in season and represented Princeton at 2010 EIWA Championships … scored fall over Columbia's Andrew Grabfelder in 28-13 dual meet victory over Lions; that win secured Princeton's first winning Ivy League record since 1987 … went 2-1 in December quad, with wins over Liberty and the U.S.M.M.A.

At Oak Park
Posted a career record of 132-27, including a 39-4 record as a senior … after two straight state runner-ups, Bintliff ended his high school career by winning the 2009 130-pound Class 3 state championship.

Personal
Born July 29, 1990 … son of Raymond and Suzanne Bintliff … father is a network engineer, mother works in a restaurant.

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