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  Johnny Watson
Johnny Watson


Lexington, N.C.

High School:
Forsyth Country Day

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 165

• Watson in 2012-13 (Jr.): Placed in two of the four tournaments in which he competed to post an 8-7 record ... finished fouth at the season-opening Knight Point Open and earned a 3-0 decision over teammate Bobby Burg to place fifth at the Navy Classic.

• 2011-12 (So.): Turned in a 5-5 record competing in three tournaments for the Mids ... posted a 4-2 record at the Nittany Lion Open despite not placing ... also competed at the Knight Point Open and the Navy Classic.

• 2010-11 (Fr.): Put together a 4-4 record among the two tournaments in which he competed ... all three of his wins at the Clarion Knight Point did not count towards his record due to prep school or unattached opponents ... scored his first-collegiate victory in the opening round of the Navy Classic, picking up a 12-2 major decision over West Virginia's Rick Guerreri ... placed fifth at the Navy Classic after Bloomsburg's Josh Veltre was forced to forfeit due to injury.

• High School: A 2009 graduate of Forsyth Country Day School, Watson attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2009-10 academic year ... a four-year letterwinner in wrestling who led his high school to four-straight NCISAA State Championships ... a four-time North Carolina Individual State Champion, who placed third at the National Prep Tournament in 2009 ... a three-time National Prep All-American, who was also a two-time North Carolina Freestyle Champion ... member of the National Honor Society.

• Personal: Son of Phil and Kathleen Watson ... brother, Stout, is a sophomore at the Naval Academy and is a member of the wrestling team ... uncle, Jeff Simpson, wrestled at Ohio State ... majoring in History.

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