NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships
1997 NCAA Tournament Statistics Thomas Patterson
Thomas PattersonPoints (Opponent)High Lights
312 (Nutter, Nick)Hi-Lite
111 (Brady, Seth)Hi-Lite

Personal Information
Wrestler Name: Thomas PattersonConference: Big 12
University / College: University of Missouri-ColumbHometown: St. Robert
Classification: SophomoreHome State: Missouri
Weight ClassSeason WinsSeason LossesCareer WinsCareer Losses
Sophomore making his first appearance in NCAA championships... turn-around story of the year for the Tigers... after losing 20 matches last season (10 by fall), Patterson has 22 wins so far this year and has not been pinned once... concentrated on heavyweight this year after fluctuating between that and 190 his freshman season... difference became immediately noticeable in first competition of the year... won his first championship at the CMSU Open with a perfect 4-0 record... lost two of his first three duals before going on a 13-match winning streak... named to Super 8 Duels all-tournament team after going 4-0 on the day including a dramatic final-seconds pin over Wisconsin's Matt Schneider that gave the Tigers a tie with the then-24th ranked team in the nation... holds the fastest fall of the year for the team at :20 over Jeremiah Rohl of Central Missouri State at the SIUE Invitational where he won his second championship of the year... determined five of Missouri's seven wins this year... struggled in conference going 1-3 and placed fourth in the conference tournament... wild card selection by the Big 12 coaches.

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