Zack Zavatsky

  • Zack
  • Zavatsky

  • Class
  • Weight
    184 lbs.
  • High School/Other
    Greater Latrobe
  • Hometown
    Latrobe, Pa.
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Updated: May 23, 2018

2018 NCAA All-American (184, 6th)
Two-time ACC Champion (2016-17)
Three-time NCAA Qualifier

2017-18: NCAA All-American … Finished sixth in the nation at 184 pounds … VaSID All-State first team ... Advanced to the semifinals and went 3-3 at NCAAs as the No. 6 seed … Beat Navy’s Michael Coleman, 9-2, and Wisconsin’s Ricky Robertson, 9-6 … Clinched his spot on the podium with a 3-1 decision in sudden victory over the No. 3 seed Ryan Preisch of Lehigh in the quarterfinals … Went 27-4 during the regular season, including a 17-0 record in duals … Was the No. 1 seed at the ACC Championship where he placed second … Won 10 consecutive matches all by bonus points during the regular season … Knocked off third-ranked Pete Renda of NC State, 3-2, in a dual … Placed fourth at the Cliff Keen Invite where he went 5-2 and placed fourth … Defeated Cornell’s Max Dean by decision, 9-5, and Binghamton’s Steven Schneider by decision, 6-1, in Las Vegas … Defeated Oklahoma State’s Keegan Moore with an 8-5 decision as part of a 2-1 weekend at the Journeymen Collegiate Classic … Won by decision against No. 12 Bryce Carr of Chattanooga in sudden victory, 3-1 … Topped 12th-ranked Jordan Ellingwood of Central Michigan in dual meet action, 7-4 … Pinned Duke’s Kaden Russell in 2:04 in a dual … Defeated North Carolina’s Chip Ness with a 4-3 decision.

2016-17: ACC Champion at 184 pounds … NCAA qualifier who went 1-2 at the national meet … VaSID All-State first team … ACC All-Academic … NWCA All-Academic … No. 1 seed at 184 at the ACC Tournament … Avenged a regular season loss to NC State’s Michael Macchiavello with a 3-2 decision in the finals of the 184-pound bracket … Pinned Nebraska’s Eric Engler at 4:44 in the NWCA National Duals … Registered bonus point victories in wins over Duke, Virginia and Pitt … Went 4-0 at the Virginia Duals … Went 4-1 at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational … Defeated 2016 NCAA Champion Myles Martin of Ohio State by decision, 6-4, in Las Vegas … Beat NCAA qualifier Bryce Carr of Chattanooga by a 2-1 decision.

2015-16: Compiled a 25-7 record during the season … Named to VaSID All-State First Team…Went 2-2 at the NCAA Championships…Won the ACC Championship with a victory over No. 2 seed Pete Renda from NC State…Won by major decision 17-3 versus Trey Adamson of Duke Feb. 13…Defeated No. 17 Pete Renda by decision 9-5 against No. 3 NC State on Feb. 11…Defeated No. 2 Vic Avery of Edinboro by sudden victory 3-1 Feb. 7…Won by major decision 11-3 over Pittsburgh's Zach Bruce on Feb. 5…Won versus Alex Utley of UNC by decision 6-2 on Jan. 16…Won versus Drew Foster of UNI by major decision Jan. 15…Defeated Anthony Anderson of Arizona State by tech fall and beat Iowa State's Dane Pestano by decision 3-0 on Jan. 9…Won by tech fall over the Citadel's Sawyer Root and beat Bucknell's Tom Sleight 3-1 (Jan. 8)…Beat George Mason's Luke Ludke by tech fall 17-2 (Jan. 3)…Placed third place at the Las Vegas Invitational going 5-1…Defeated South Dakota State's Brady Ayers by decision 7-4 (Nov. 21)…Defeated Dane Pestano of Iowa State 13-6 on Nov. 7.

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 … Majoring in packing systems and design