At Utah Valley University ...
JUNIOR ~ (10-11): 20-12 overall record (4-5 duals) ... named an All-Conference Third Team selection by the WWC after finishing third at the NCAA West Regional in Colorado Springs, Colo. ... started the year wrestling at 184 and went 10-5 up a weight class and placed second at the Northwest College Trapper Open and fourth at the Cowboy Open ... during the conference season went 3-2 in WWC duals ... after dropping his first match at the West Regional to Wyoming's Patrick Martinez he won his final three to place third ... won nine bouts by decision, seven by major decision, one by fall and one by tech fall.
SOPHOMORE ~ (09-10): 25-11 overall record (11-2 duals) ... NCAA Qualifier as he received an automatic berth after placing second at the NCAA West Regional/WWC Championships ... went 1-2 at the NCAA D-I Wrestling Championships and was one of UVU's first-ever athletes to compete at any NCAA D-I Championship ... selected Third Team All-WWC after he placed second at the conference championships with a 4-1 record ... named the WWC Wrestler of the Week on Jan. 20 after he went a perfect 3-0 at the Lone Star Duals ... placed second at both the Cowboy Open in Laramie, Wyo. and the NC State Wolfpack Open in Raleigh, N.C. ... posted a 2-2 record at the prestigious Midlands Championships at Northwestern in Evanston, Ill. ... picked up a huge win over Boise State's Nate Lee, the No. 11 ranked wrestler in the country, which helped UVU get its first-ever team victory over a ranked opponent ... won four matches on the year by fall, four by major decision, and one by tech fall.
FRESHMAN ~ (08-09): 18-12 overall record (6-6 duals and 2-3 WWC) ... won eight out of nine bouts from Nov. 20, 2008 to Jan. 10, 2009 ... placed fourth at the Northwest Wyoming Open on Nov. 8, 2008 and sixth at the Harold Nichols Open in Ames, Iowa on Nov. 15, 2008 at 174 lbs. ... went 2-0 at the Tracy Borah Duals in Gunnison, Colo. on Jan. 24, 2009 ... posted two wins by pinfall and three by major decision on the year.
REDSHIRT ~ (07-08): Redshirted ... posted a (18-4) record while competing at 184 pounds unattached ... went 5-0 at the Cowboy Open in Laramie, Wyo., on November 10, 2007 ... finished his redshirt season by winning his final 10 matches in a row wrestling unattached.
Before Utah Valley:
Wrestled at Shelley High School in Shelley, Idaho ... posted a 47-1 record his senior season for the Russets ... helped his team to four district championships ... was the 2007 state champion ... two time district champion ... and hold school records for most pins and most wins all-time ... also ran cross country in high school.
Born June 29, 1989 in Orem, Utah ... son of Brad and Val Darrington ... graduated from Shelley in 2007 ... majoring in health education ... enjoys running and having a good time.