Jairod James
Jairod James
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bedford
High School: Bedford

Career Record: 58-6

2018-19

  • 34-5 at 174 pounds
  • 3-0 in OAC matches
  • Six major decisions, seven tech falls, four pins
  • All-OAC Second Team
  • First Mount Union wrestler to compete at Midlands Tournament in Chicago (mostly D1 competition)
  • Placed 7th at Midlands Tournament
  • 1st at Pete Willson-Wheaton Invitational
  • 1st at NCAA Central Regional
  • NCAA All-American
  • 2nd at NCAA National Championships

2017-18

  • 22-1 at 174 pounds
  • 3-0 in OAC matches
  • Had six major decisions, four pins and two tech falls
  • All-OAC First Team
  • OAC Wrestler of the Week (Jan. 29)
  • 3rd at Purple Raider Open
  • 1st at Pete Willson-Wheaton Invitational
  • 1st at John Carroll Open
  • 1st at NCAA Central Regional
  • NCAA All-American
  • 2018 National Champion at 174 

Personal

  • Younger brother, Jordin, also wrestles for Mount Union
  • Son of Ralph and Lakeisha James
  • Transferred from Kent State
  • Career record 19-9
  • Placed fourth at the 2016 MAC Championships at 174
  • Prior to college:
    • Two-time OHSAA State Placer
    • 2nd Place at 2014 National High School Coaches Association National High School Wrestling Championships