2003-04: Led the Mids with a 28-9 overall record and an 11-4 mark in dual meets finished in fourth place at the EIWA Championships ... recipient of Navy's Ray Swartz Award for the most falls in the least amount of time, after accumulating eight wins by fall ... did not lose back-to-back matches all season ... picked up three tournament titles this season, winning the 197 pound weight class at the Central New Jersey Open, the Sunshine Open and the All-Academy Championships ... pinned three-straight opponents on Feb. 7 at the American Quad-Meet ... won 10 of his last 13 bouts and 17 of his last 22 (dating back to the Sunshine Open).
2002-03: Registered a career-high 12 wins en route to a 12-3 overall mark in the 184-pound weight class ... injured sidelined him for much of the second half of the season ... won three of his-four matches on Navy's season-opening trip to California ... pinned Cote Keim in the championship match of the freshmen/sophomore division at the Central New Jersey Open ... after falling in his opening match of the Sunshine Open, he reeled off five-straight wins to finish third overall ... capped the tournament by pinning Purdue's Barry Jackson in 45 seconds in the third-place match ... helped Navy defeat N.C. State with a 10-7 decision over Jon Godwin ... won three matches by fall.
2001-02: Posted an aggressive 7-10 record in the 184-pound weight class ... won six of his seven matches by pinfall ... placed second at the season-opening Central New Jersey Open ... battled his way to a fourth-place finish at the Navy Classic ... pinned East Stroudsburg's Shawn Smith to win his first-career dual match.
Personal: Three-year letterwinner at Berlin Brothersvalley High School in Berlin, Pa. ... won the 171-pound weight class at the 2001 Pennsylvania State Championship and finished the season with a 32-2 record ... named a CBS All-Star and earned all-state honors in 2000 and '01 ... won the county, district and regional championship in 2001 ... two-time team captain ... William Thayer Paxton ... born Jan. 1, 1983.
Thayer Paxton at Navy
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