Zach Synon
Zach  Synon

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Cary, Ill.

High School:
Prairie Ridge

Weight:
133

Birthdate:
05/04/1994

Major:
Business


05/26/2015

Five Tigers Named To 2015 NWCA All-Academic Team

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

04/30/2015

Seven Tigers Named To 2015 Academic All-MAC Wrestling Team

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

03/19/2015

Miklus' Pin Highlights Tigers' First Session At NCAA Championships

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

03/19/2015

Nine Tigers Remain In Play Following NCAA Championships Second Session

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

03/17/2015

Tiger Style St. Louis Bound For 2015 NCAA Wrestling Championships

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

CAREER HONORS

• 2015 MAC Champion (133 pounds)
• 2015 NCAA Championships Qualifier (133 pounds)
• 2015 Academic All-MAC Team
REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2014-15)

• 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.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2013-14)

• 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.
PRAIRIE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL (CRYSTAL LAKE, ILL.)

• 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.
PERSONAL

• 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.
STATS

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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