Updated: June 26, 2015
2014-15: Redshirted … Posted a 15-1 record while wrestling unattached, winning three open tournaments … Wrestling unattached, placed second at the Nittany Lion Open by going 3-1 at 184 pounds … Won the 184-pound title at the Wilkes Open, going 4-0 while wrestling unattached … Competing unattached, won the Purple Raider Open's 184-pound class with a 4-0 record … Went 3-0 at the Appalachian State Open to win the 184-pound title while wrestling unattached … Wrestling unattached, went 1-0 at the National Collegiate Open before it was canceled due to weather … A member of the 2014-15 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
High School: Wrestled at Greater Latrobe High for Coach Tad Harbert … Was the No. 71 overall recruit in the country, as ranked by InterMat and was ranked eighth nationally at 182 pounds by FloWrestling and 11th by Amateur Wrestling News … Went a perfect 42-0 as a senior, winning his first Pennsylvania Group AAA state title, using a second-period takedown to defeat Mt. Lebanon’s Kellan Stout 3-1 in the finals … Went 42-2 as a junior, placing third at the Pennsylvania state meet, and went 41-5 as a sophomore in placing eighth … Also went 41-11 as a freshman, but failed to place at the state meet … Won the always-tough WPIAL AAA region three times and took second as a freshman. … Won the Super 32 Challenge as a senior to propel him up the national rankings … Went 166-18 for his high school career, setting the school record for career wins.
Personal: Zachary John Zavatsky was born May 9, 1995 in Latrabe, PA … The son of Chris and Rick Zavatsky … Has three siblings: Derrick, Noah and Emma … Enrolled in university studies.