David Terao
David Terao
Weight: 125
Year: Senior
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
High School: Mid-Pacific Institute

Enters the 2015-16 season with 101 career wins, ranking sixth in AU history … ranks fifth in program history in career dual wins (43) … also ranks second in career major decisions (23), fifth in career tech falls (8) and seventh in career falls (21). 

2014-15: Compiled a 39-7 overall record, setting the new program standard for single-season wins … also posted a 19-1 mark in dual action … his 19 dual wins in a single season are the second-most in program history … led the team in both major decisions (13) and technical falls (5), while ranking second in falls (5) … his 13 major decisions are the second-most in a single season at AU, while his five tech falls are tied for third-most in a single season at AU … qualified for the NCAA Championships for the third time in as many years … posted a 2-2 record at the tournament with wins over Northern Iowa’s Dylan Peters and Illinois’ Jesse Delgado, the defending national champion … placed second at the EIWA Championships with the lone loss coming to fifth-ranked Nahshon Garrett of Cornell … began the season with a first-place finish at the Ursinus Fall Brawl … placed first at the Aloha Open in his hometown of Honolulu, earning Most Outstanding Wrestler honors … also placed third at the Cleveland State Open with a 5-1 mark … garnered GEICO AU Student-Athlete of the Week honors on Dec. 15 … had a 21-match winning streak that came to an end in a 5-0 loss to second-ranked Alan Waters of Missouri, Terao’s only dual loss of the season.

2013-14: Ranks second all-time at American with 34 single season wins, finishing 34-10 on the year ... also ranks 14th all-time with 24 career dual meet wins, going 13-2 in duals this season ... ranks eighth in career falls (16) and 13th in career major decisions (10) ... led the team with eight major decisions, good for sixth all-time at American, and two technical falls, also finishing second on the team with six falls on the year ... qualified for the NCAA Championships and went 2-2 ... came in second at the EIWA Championships, registering two falls and dropping a 2-1 decision to No. 1 Nahshon Garrett of Cornell in the title match ... placed second at the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold, opening the tournament with a 24-8 technical fall over Brockport’s Dillon Stowell ... named the Flo Brute Wrestler of the Week after winning the Keystone Classic and upsetting two ranked wrestlers ... finished fourth at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational with a 5-2 record, posting two falls and one major decision ... placed fourth at the Southern Scuffle ... tallied 15 straight wins, including 12 consecutive victories in dual meets heading into the EIWA Championships ... competed in a feature match at the NWCA All-Star Classic, picking up a 7-5 decision over Chris Donaldson of Ursinus.

2012-13: Led the team with a 28-14 record, going 11-3 in dual meet competition … ranked fifth all-time with 10 single season falls … qualified for the NCAA Championships … opened the year finishing second at the Brockport/Oklahoma Invitational with a 3-1 mark, recording one fall and one major decision … placed fourth at the Keystone Classic, going 4-2 with two falls … registered a fifth-place result at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational after posting a 6-4 record … finished eighth at the Southern Scuffle … closed out his dual meet schedule with six consecutive wins … went 3-1 at the EIWA Championships to finish third, registering his fastest fall of the year (0:45) over Army’s Hunter Wood … started all 14 duals.

2011-12 (Redshirt Year): Finished 22-6 in open tournaments with 10 falls … won the titles at the Central Jersey Open and Mat Town USA Open … placed third at the East Stroudsburg Open and fourth at the National Collegiate Open … also came in sixth at the Nittany Lion Open … won 10 straight bouts from November 12 through December 4.

High School: Won two Hawaii wrestling State tournament championships … four-time Judo State champion …  named most valuable wrestler and Judoka in 2010 and 2011 … named captain for wreslting team junior and senior season … named Judo captain for senior season …  lettered all four years in wrestling and Judo.