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Jered Cortez
Jered  Cortez

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Carol Stream, Ill.

High School:
Glenbard North

Weight:
133/141

Position:
133/141

Experience:
Jr.

Major:
Communications


12/03/2017

WR: Lions Down Lehigh 23-19

Nittany Lions stay unbeaten in front of sold out PPL Center Crowd

11/29/2017

NOTES: Lions Battle Lehigh in PPL Center

Top-ranked squads square off in Allentown

11/19/2017

WR: Nittany Lions Win Keystone Classic

Retherford tops century mark in career wins as one of seven Lion champs

11/17/2017

WR: Nittany Lions Tame Binghamton 40-2

Penn State roars to road dual victory with three pins

11/15/2017

WR: Notes! Lion Wrestler Hit the Road

Penn State at Binghamton Friday night, at Keyestone Classic in Philly Sunday

Junior Jered Cortez could compete at 133 or move up to 141 pounds for Penn State after a promising season cut short by injury a year ago. Cortez has the podium in Cleveland as his goal as the 2017-18 campaign unfolds. The Illinois native wrestled at 133 a year ago before a first semester injury ended his season.

Parent: Robert and Nicole Cortez -- Major: Communications

Year-by-Year:

2016-17: Ranked #13 by InterMat before injury ended season...majored Army WPs Austin Harry in Penn State debut on 11/11...pinned Peter Russo of Stanford in Rec Hall dual debut on 11/13...Went 4-1 with three pins to place third in the Keystone Classic at Penn on 11/20.

2015-16: Intra-conference transfer rules meant that Cortez was not eligible to compete as a collegian...went a perfect 12-0 in open tournaments last season, with a pin and three tech falls...4-0 run to the Mat-Town Open title on 11/22...blazed his way to the Nittany Lion Open Championship on 12/6, including a 5-4 win over teammate and two-time All-American Jordan Conaway in the finals...4-0 at 141 to win the Messiah Open title on 2/6/16.

2014-15: Red-shirt season at Illinois, going 6-2 in open tournaments.

High School/Personal:
Won four straight Illinois state titles at four different weights (one of only 14 people in Illinois high school history to do so) for Glenbard North High School, claiming the 112, 120, 126 and 132 pound crowns...was the 2009 Cadet Freestyle National Champ, the 2013 Junior National Freestyle Champion, a four-time Fargo All-American, two-time FILA Cadet All-American and a 2013 ASICS first team All-American.


Career Statistics
YEAR OVERALL DUALS (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA) F TF M Pts.
2014-15 Red Shirt Season (Illinois)
2015-16 Intra-conference transfer
2016-17 6-2 2-1 (0-0) 4-1 (0-0/0-0) 4-0 0-0 1-1 10
Career 6-2 2-1 (0-0) 4-1 (0-0/0-0) 4-0 0-0 1-1 10

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