Zach Synon
Zach  Synon

RS Sophomore

Cary, Ill.

High School:
Prairie Ridge





Five Tigers Named To 2015 NWCA All-Academic Team

Tiger Style's five recipients is T-1st most in the country


Seven Tigers Named To 2015 Academic All-MAC Wrestling Team

Tiger Style grapplers among 35 total MAC wrestling student-athletes to receive honor


Miklus' Pin Highlights Tigers' First Session At NCAA Championships

Seven of ten Mizzou grapplers advance to second round of winners' bracket


Nine Tigers Remain In Play Following NCAA Championships Second Session

Waters (125), Houdashelt (149), and Cox (197) last remaining Mizzou grapplers in winners' bracket


Tiger Style St. Louis Bound For 2015 NCAA Wrestling Championships

All 10 Mizzou starters earned automatic bids to this week's tournament


• 2015 MAC Champion (133 pounds)
• 2015 NCAA Championships Qualifier (133 pounds)
• 2015 Academic All-MAC Team

• Went 31-13 overall in breakout campaign, recording a 133 pound MAC Championship and clinching first trip to NCAA Championships.
• With only one automatic bid at 133 pounds available, recorded a perfect 3-0 record at 2015 MAC Championships to secure his first career visit to NCAA Championships.
• His 31 season victories marked a new single season career high, passing his 27 victories during the 2013-14 campaign.
• After making just one dual start in 2013-14, jumped up to 13 starts this season, finishing with an 8-5 record (3-0 in MAC duals).
• After beginning the season behind teammate Matt Manley at 133 pounds, earned the last 11 starts for the Tigers lineup.
• Competed in five tournaments before taking over 133 pound starting spot, placing in 4-of-5 events.
• Took home 3rd place at 2014 Harold Nichols Cyclone Open, 2nd place at 2014 UCM Open, 3rd place at 2014 Joe Parisi Open and 3rd place at 2014 UNI Open.
• Signature win of the season came on Jan. 10, 2015, as he defeated No. 3 (125 lbs.) Nahshon Garett (Cornell) by 6-2 decision.
• Accumulated six different winning streaks of three matches or better throughout the season.
• Season best winning streak of six matches came between 2014 Cyclone Open & UCM Open.

• In his first season as an attached wrestler for the Tigers, Synon competed in six tournaments and earned his first career dual start against Central Michigan.
• Won six of his eight matches at the Warren Williams/Daktronics Open for a fourth-place finish.
• Was named the Champion at the UCM Open after winning five straight matches including a 5-0 decision over Connor Cline (Okla. St.) in the finals.
• Finished in fifth and sixth place at the Joe Parisi Open and Southern Scuffle, respectively. Between the two tournaments, Synon won 10 of his 15 matches.
• At the Kaufman-Brand Open, won his three matches by either fall or major decisions.
• Lost in the finals to Dylan Peters of UNI at the UNI Open for a second-place finish.
• Earned his first career dual start against No. 12 Corey Keener of Central Michigan on Jan. 19.
FRESHMAN (2012-13)

• Competed with his redshirt on in five tournaments.
• Picked up his first collegiate win against Oklahoma State's Gunnar Woodburn by major decision, 8-0, at the UCM.
• Synon went on to take second place at the UCM Open, losing only to Eddie Klimara (Okla. St.) in the finals.
• Took fifth place at both the Kaufman-Brand and Grand View Opens.
• Won three of his four matches at the Roger Denker Open to land a second-place finish.
• Had 19 wins to eight losses throughout the season, with fourteen of those wins coming by major decision or pin.

• His senior year, finished third place at state at 126 pounds.
• Had a combined record of 87-5 during his junior and senior seasons.
• Was a state champion in Greco in 2010 and 2011.
• Finished eighth at Fargo Cadet and Junior Nationals in Freestyle in 2011.
• Was an Academic All-Conference and Honor Roll Member.

• Zach Synon was born on May 4, 1994 to Dan and Michelle Synon in Barrington, Ill.
• His father graduated from SIU-Carbondale.
• Has one younger brother, Max.
• His uncle, Ryan Geist, wrestled at Illinois State.
• Chose Mizzou over Northwestern and Iowa.

Season Overall Duals (MAC) Tournament (MAC/NCAA) Major Dec. Fall Tech. Fall
2012-13 Redshirted
2013-14 27-9 0-1 (0-0) 27-8 (0-0/0-0) 4 7 0
2014-15 31-13 8-5 (3-0) 23-6 (3-0/0-2) 3 4 2
CAREER 58-22 8-6 (3-0) 50-16 (3-0/0-2) 7 11 2
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