Tournament will feature 530 wrestlers from across the country
2012-13: Finished the year with a 4-6 record at 197... Placed fifth at the Flash Flanagan Open (1/12) with a 2-2 record... Record two of his four wins by pin, sticking Cornell College's Colton Kelly at 6:55 at Loras and Concordia (Neb.)'s Cameron Bruce at 1:55 in the Grand View Open (1/26)... Scored a 9-0 major decision against King's Cody Davis at the Kaufman-Brand Open (12/1).
2011-12:Posted a 6-6 record with one pin at 197 pounds... Took fifth place at the Pointer Open with a 2-2 record... Finished fifth at the Harper Open behind a 2-2 mark... Lone pin came against Illinois State's Mike Gweneger in 1:32... Notched one tech fall during the season, an 18-2 rout of unattached James McCoury at the Michigan State Fresh/Soph Open.
High School: Amassed a 171-33 record during his four-year career at Port Huron Northern High School... Holds the single season and career school records for wins, pins, takedowns and tournament wins... Posted back-to-back 50 win seasons, posting a 54-4 mark as a junior and a school record 56 wins versus three losses his senior season... Two-time team MVP and team captain... Named All-Area Wrestler of the Year his senior season... Lettered in football and track and was a member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born on Sept. 14, 1992... Son of Russ and Krystal Pickering... Majoring in sociology.