Jesse Dong

  • Jesse
  • Dong

  • Class
  • Weight
    157 lbs.
  • High School/Other
    Westerville North
  • Hometown
    Westerville, Ohio
YearOverallDualLeagueMajor Dec.Tech FallFallTimePoints

Updated: March 29, 2013

Finished his career with 112 wins, the seventh-most in school history … The eighth member of Tech's 100-win club … Had 68 career dual wins, the most in school history … Three-time ACC Champion.

2012-13: Went 26-5 his senior senior, advancing to the Round of 12 … ACC Champion … 2013 All-ACC … Went 16-1 in dual meets, 5-0 in ACC duals … Had four major decisions, three technical falls and four pins … Saw his first action back on the mat on Nov. 18, picking up a technical fall over Wisconsin's Brad Nardick … Beat No. 19 Jedd Moore of Virginia 3-0 in the dual meet … Took fifth place at the Midlands Championships after going 5-2 with a pair of pins.

2011-12: Went 7-0 before having to miss the rest of the season … Won the 157-pound division at the Hokie Open … Beat No. 13 Josh Demas of Ohio State 7-2 in a dual meet … Picked up a major decision, a technical fall and two pins in his shortened season … Had shoulder surgery in December and missed the rest of the season … Petition for a medical hardship waiver to return in 2012-13 was granted.

2010-11: Won his second ACC title and claimed a No. 5 seed at the NCAA Championships … 2011 All-ACC … Was scheduled to redshirt, but began competing officially in January … Posted an official record of 20-3 … Went 9-1 in dual meets and 4-1 in the ACC … Made his official debut on Jan. 4 in a pair of dual meets … While wrestling unattached, won the Michigan State Open and placed second at the Hokie and Penn State Opens … Was 14-1 as an unattached wrestler … As an attached wrestler, had two major decisions, two technical falls and six pins … Picked up 66 team points in dual matches.

2009-10: Spent most of the season ranked in the top 10 after compiling a 32-4 mark … Qualified for the NCAA Championships after winning the ACC Championship at 157 pounds … 2010 All-ACC … A second-team all-state selection by VaSID … Went 17-1 in dual meets and 4-0 in conference matches … Took second place at the Hokie Open, wrestling unattached … Won the Navy Classic and placed third at the Las Vegas Invitational … Fell one match shy of All-America status, finishing in the top 12 … Had eight major decisions, three technical falls and six pins … Fastest pin came in 1:05 … Earned 72 points for the Hokies in dual meets … Beat Cyler Sanderson of Penn State 5-4 in a dual meet … Went 2-0 at the ACC Tournament to win his first title … Went 2-2 at the NCAA Tournament … Had separate winning streaks of 10 and 16 matches.

2008-09: Qualified for his first NCAA Tournament by placing second at the ACC Tournament … Went 0-2 at the Championships … A second-team all-state selection at 157 pounds, as voted on by the state’s sports information directors … Posted a 27-11 record as a true freshman, including 17-4 in dual meets and 2-2 in the ACC … Had four major decisions, two technical falls and four pins … Scored 66 points for the team in dual meets … Was one of four true freshmen in the starting lineup … Won the Navy Classic … Beat then-No. 12 Chase Pami of Cal Poly, 2-0, in a dual meet at the Lone Star Duals … Beat No. 19 Kody Hamrah of NC State in the dual.

High School: Lettered four times for Coach David Grant at Westerville North High … Ranked the No. 20 130-pounder in the final InterMat rankings … An Ohio state champion … Took fifth at Junior Nationals … Also took second in the state and sixth in the Nation.

Personal: Jesse Isaiah Dong was born May 3, 1990, in Westerville, OH … The son of Candice and Jimmy Dong … Has one brother, Ryan … Majoring in management.