NIU and Ohio both looking for first conference win
2013-14:Posted a 4-11 record, while serving as NIU's starter at 125 for the first half of the season... Went 2-2 at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open (11/3), topping Javier Vierya of Augustana (S.D.) and Nate Smith of Iowa Central... Earned two dual wins on the year, including a 15-8 decison on Dec. 5 against Cleveland State's John Martin.
2012-2013: Ranked second on the team in overall wins and major decisions... Went 24-9 in his freshman season... Recorded five major decision and four pins... Won the 125 title at the Harper Open (2/2)... Placed second at the Flash Flanagan Open (1/12)...Took third at the University of Dubuque Open (2/16), winning two matches via pin... Earned a fifth place finish at the EMU Open (11/3) and a seventh place finish at the Kaufman-Brand Open (12/1).
High School: Two-time state champion and three-time placewinner at the Texas state tournament... Finished his senior season 37-5 en route to conference, sectional and state championships... Placed second at 113 pounds in the NHSCA Senior National Tournament... Won the 112 pound state championship following his junior season... Took seventh place at the NHSCA Junior Nationals in 2011... Earned a third place finish in the state tournament at 103 pounds in 2010... Helped Randall Raiders to state team championships in 2010 and 2011.
Personal: Born September 13, 1993, in Alva, Okla... Son of Jaret and Angela Marquez... Enjoys biking and longboarding... Admires Rulon Gardner... Majoring in mechanical engineering.