|Hometown:||Newport News, VA|
2018-19: NATIONAL RUNNER-UP. Entered the NCWA National Championships as the defending National Champ and #1 seed. Advanced to finals with a two pins and two major decisions before falling to 2017 NAIA Runner-Up David Campbell of Grays Harbor. VaSID Second Team All-State. 45-9 season record. 45 wins tied for 3rd most in school history. MAC Champion. USCAA Champion. Builder Invitational Champion. Waynesburg Invitational 2nd. York Invitational 4th. Star City Invitational 3rd. Ursinus Fall Brawl 4th. Virginia Beach Nationals Champion. USCAA Wrestler of the Week.
2017-18: 125 pound NATIONAL CHAMPION...Entered the NCWA National Championship as the #2 seed...Defeated four of the other seven All-Americans, on his way way to the title...Avenged his only NCWA loss of the season, in the championship finals to the #1 seed, Byron Smith, of Middle Tennessee, by way of a 15-8 major decision...Finished the season with an overall record of 33-7, capturing titles at the USCAA National Invitational, the Builder Invitational and Virginia Beach Nationals...Had an 11-1 record in dual meets...16 of 33 wins with bonus points...VaSID Second Team All-State...VaSID Academic All-State Team
2016-17: Qualified for the National Championship after finishing 3rd at the Mid-Atlantic Conference...Builder Invitational runner-up...Finished 3rd at the USCAA National Invitational...Had a season record of 20-10, with 15 of his wins with bonus points
High School: Finished 4th in the 5A State Tournament...Was a District Champion and 4-time varsity letter winner and starter
Personal: Son of Chris and Darlene Messick