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Updated: March 29, 2013
Pronounced juh-ROD gar-NET
2013 NCAA All-American … Three-time ACC Champion
Finished his career with 126 career wins, tied for the third-most in school history … The seventh member of Tech's 100-win club … Had 63 career dual meet wins, the third-most in program history … 2013 ACC Championships Most Outstanding Wrestler.
2012-13: An All-American at 125 pounds who placed sixth … Went 32-5 his senior season … ACC Champion, earning Most Outstanding Wrestler honors … 2013 All-ACC … Went 17-1 in duals, 4-1 in ACC duals … Had nine major decisions, one technical fall and seven pins … Pinned top-seeded Nathan Kraisser of UNC in the finals of the ACC Championships to help propel Tech to the team title … Beat Jesse Delgado in the finals in sudden victory to claim his first Midlands Championships … Earned an 11-2 major decision over seventh-ranked Matt Snyder of Virginia in the dual meet to earn ACC Wrestler of the Week honors … Picked up a 10-2 major decision over No. 10 Nikko Triggas of Ohio State in a dual match … Went 3-1 at the Hokie Open, placing second … Beat Matt Snyder again at the Virginia Duals, this time 6-3 … Earned a win over No. 13 David Thorn of Minnesota at the NWCA National Duals.
2011-12: Took a redshirt year … Won the 125-pound title at the Harris Open, hosted by Ashland University, going 4-0 while wrestling unattached … Went 5-1 wrestling unattached at the Nittany Lion open to place fifth and placed second at the tough Midlands Championships … Won the 133-pound title wrestling unattached at the Appalachian State Open … Won the 133-pound bracket at the National Collegiate Open … Placed second at 60 kilos in the freestyle division of the 2012 University Nationals.
2010-11: Finished the season with a 30-9 overall record, qualifying as the No. 12 seed at the NCAA Championships … Went 5-0 in ACC dual meets and 17-5 in all dual mathces … Won his second ACC title … 2011 All-ACC … Took second at the Hokie Open and placed third at the Las Vegas Invitational … Had five major decisions, two technical falls and three pins … Picked up 72 team points in dual matches this season.
2009-10: Followed up a strong freshman campaign with another solid year … The ACC champion at 125 pounds … 2010 All-ACC … Qualified for the NCAA Championships, where he finished in the top 12 and one win away from All-America honors … Won the Nittany Lion Open, pinning Brad Pataky in the finals … Took sixth at the Midlands … Went 26-7 overall, 13-2 in dual meets … Was 2-0 in ACC matches … Had four major decisions, one technical fall and four pins … The fastest pin came at 1:14 … Scored 54 points for the team in dual matches … Missed a month of action early in the season with an elbow injury … Beat No. 6 seed Zach Sanders of Minnesota and No. 11 seed Michael Martinez of Wyoming to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament … A second-team all-state selection by VaSID.
2008-09: Burst onto the national scene as a true freshman … Was ranked for a majority of the season in all three national polls … The ACC Rookie of the Year … Qualified for his first NCAA Tournament by placing second at the ACC Tournament … Went 2-2 at the Championships … Compiled a 38-8 mark, including a 5-0 mark in ACC dual meets … Led the team with 10 pins and scored 77 points for the team … Also had nine major decisions and five technical falls … Went 17-1 in dual meets … Opened his career by winning the Wolfpack Open, going 5-0 … Beat then-No. 12 Nikko Triggas of Ohio State, 7-1, in the semifinals … Won the Navy Classic … Placed fourth at the Las Vegas Invitational … Again beat then-No. 11 Triggas, this time 12-4 … Also beat then-No. 9 Marcos Orozco of UC Davis, 6-4 … Won his first 15 collegiate matches … Beat No. 14 Mike Watts of Michigan and major decisioned Scotti Sentes of Central Michigan and picked up two other wins that same weekend to earn ACC Wrestler of the Week honors on Jan. 27 … The VaSID Rookie of the Year … A second-team all-state selection at 125 pounds, as voted on by the state’s sports information directors … His 38 wins are the fourth-most in school history.
High School: Lettered four times for Coach Joe Archangelo at Caravel Academy … Ranked the No. 20 130-pounder in the final InterMat rankings … A Junior National champion who was also a Fargo All-American … Defeated the National No. 1 ranked wrestler in 2007 … A four-time conference champion who won two state titles … Also took second place twice … Finished his career with a 124-14 record … Captain of his team for two seasons … Wrestled for Raw 241 club team for three years … Second-team academic all-state.
Personal: Jarrod Vincent Garnett was born June 27, 1990, in Newark, DE … The son of Carl and Michelle Garnett … Has one sister, Jasmyn … Majoring in apparel, housing and resource management with a concentration in consumer studies.