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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


03/10/2017

WREST: Notes - 2017 NCAA Wrestling Championships!

Sanderson's squad ready for team title battle in St. Louis on March 16-18

02/27/2017

WREST: Notes - Lions Ready for B1Gs!

Penn State headed to Bloomington for Saturday/Sunday conference title tourney

02/15/2017

WREST: Lions and Cowboys Battle for Dual Meet Crown

Cael Sanderson's squad treks to Stillwater for NWCA Dual Meet title event

02/08/2017

NOTES: Wrestlers Host Illinois and Maryland in Final Home Duals

Illinis Friday at 7 p.m., Terrapins Sunday at 2 p.m.

02/01/2017

NOTES: Penn State visits No. 3 Ohio State Friday Night

Nittany Lions and Buckeyes tangle at 6 p.m., live on the BTN

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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