Neese in 2007-08: Saw action in just one match as a junior ... was pinned by the nation's No. 1-ranked wrestler Josh Glenn in a dual meet against American.
2006-07: Placed in three of the five tournaments in which he competed ... turned in a 13-9 record between 184 and 197 pounds ... won the Central New Jersey Open with a 3-0 record ... capped off his fifth-place finish at the Navy Classic with a 5-4 decision over Bloomsburg's PJ Distefano ... opened the Edinboro Open with three wins en route to a sixth-place finish.
2005-06: Saw action in six matches as a freshman, splitting the decision down the middle with three wins and three losses ... won his first three bouts of his career at the McDaniel Duals ... defeated Brent Smith of Army, 4-1, in his first-collegiate match ... also saw action at the Navy Classic and Penn State Open.
High School: A 2005 graduate of Lexington High School, Neese earned four letters in wrestling and three in football ... earned all-area recognition in wrestling as a junior and senior ... served as team captain of both the football and wrestling squads his senior year ... earned all-area kudos in football as a junior.
Personal: Full name is Philip Michael Neese ... son of Perry Neese and Jean Garrison ... born Aug. 24, 1987, in Columbia, S.C. ... majoring in Economics ... appeared on the Commandant's List in the fall of 2005.