Tyron Woodley
Tyron Woodley

Ferguson, Mo.

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Total Person Program Mentor

2003 Big 12 Champion (165)

2003 All-American (165)

2005 All-American (165)

Missouri graduate Tyron Woodley enters his second year as a member of Head Coach Brian Smith's support staff. As a Total Person Program mentor, Woodley helps oversee the academic progress of Missouri student-athletes in various sports, including wrestling. Woodley will also assist Smith with the various operations of the Missouri wrestling program including coordinating travel for the Tigers, involvement with on-campus recruiting activities and helping to coordinate TigerStyle wrestling camps.

Capping off his senior year at Missouri with a seventh place showing at the NCAA Championships in St. Louis, Woodley was one of three Tigers to earn All-America honors at the 2005 tournament. Woodley finished his career in fifth place on Missouri's 100-win list after outscoring Christian Arellano of Cal State Bakersfield at the Virginia Duals on January 15th. Since then, only one wrestler, 2006 National Champion Ben Askren, has surpassed Woodley in the prestigious club. The 165-pounder, a Big 12 Champion in 2003, earned 110 wins in his time on the mat for the Tigers and reached the NCAA Championships three times. A three-year team captain and two-time NCAA All-American, Woodley helped guide the Tigers to their highest NCAA Wrestling Championships finish in 20 years (11th).

A strong leader off the mat, Woodley served as president of the Student Athletic Advisory Council (SAAC), and his academic achievements led to recognition as a member of the Academic All-Big 12 First Team as a senior.

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