Josh Terao
Josh Terao
Weight: 133
Year: RS Senior
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
High School: Mid-Pacific Institute

2017-18 (Junior) – NCAA QUALIFIER… Finished 29-10 overall and 10-3 in dual matches… His 29 wins are T14th on the single-season list, matching his total from 2016-17… His 4 tech falls are T7th in a season at AU... His 4th tech-fall victory of the season, 16-0 (2:26) vs. Jonathan Gomez of Princeton in wrestle-backs at EIWAs (3/4), set a school record with the 14th of his career… Also ended season 14th on career list with 79 wins, 9th on career list with 36 dual-match wins, T3rd with 19 major decisions... Lost both his matches at NCAA championships… Placed 4th at 2018 EIWA Championships, dropping 10-8 loss to 5th-ranked Austin DeSanto of Drexel in 3rd-place match… Won his first two matches at EIWAs… Won Wilkes Open by going 5-0, defeating Joe Lobeck of Lehigh in the final… Second at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, winning five matches… Beat 6th-ranked Dom Forys of Pitt, 6-3, in quarters and No. 7 Jack Mueller of Virginia, 6-0, in semis… Lost 9-2 to 9th-ranked Luke Pletcher of Ohio State in Vegas final… Won the Navy Classic with 5-0 mark, beating Cameron Kelly of Ohio Univ., 4-3, in final.... Ranked T12th by NCAA Coaches Panel heading into EIWAs and 15th in RPI... Ranked as high as 4th nationally during season (1/4 by both Amateur Wrestling News & FloWrestling).

2016-17 (Sophomore) - NCAA QUALIFIER at 125 pounds after 2nd-place finish at EIWA Championship... His 50th career win came with 13-4 major decision over Jose Rodriguez of Ohio State in NCAA opening round... Lost 15-6 to Ethan Lizak of Minnesota and Bruck Hudkins of Northern Illionis in next two rounds... NWCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM and ACADEMIC ALL-EIWA SELECTION... Won two majors and a tech fall to reach EIWA final, where he lost 5-4 to eventual national champ Damian Cruz of Lehigh... Led Eagles with 29 wins (T13th on single-season list) and 13 dual-meet wins during season... His eight technical falls were a SCHOOL RECORD for a single season and his eight major decisions were T8th… Won the Wolfpack Open early in season, with 5-0 win over Matt Schmitt of West Virginia… Won his first seven matches before falling to Noah Baughman at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational … Finished third at the Midlands Championship (went 5-2) with wins over Christian Moody (Oklahoma) and Shakur Laney (Ohio), but fell to Thomas Gilman (Iowa), 8-6… Won all three matches at the AU Duals over Drew Templeman (Wyoming), Sean Badua (Army West Point) and Tyrone Klump (UNC)… Dropped his only dual match on the road to Darian Cruz (Lehigh) … Won his next 10 matches before falling to Cruz in the finals of the EIWA Championship. 

2015-16 (Redshirt) - Competed as a redshirt during his sophomore season… Compiled a 15-1 record in open events… Placed first as an unattached at the Dave Lehman F&M Open winning two of the four matches by falls… Second at the Shorty Hitchcock Memorial Open, dropping his only contest in the final, 6-1… Won the Messiah Open, beating open wrestler Sam Cali, 14-2, in final… Claimed the National Collegiate Open with a pair of technical falls and beat Edinboro's Korbin Myers in the final 4-0.

2014-15 (Freshman) - Compiled a 21-17 overall record, including a 13-7 mark in dual action as the Eagles’ starter at 133 pounds… registered two falls, six major decisions and two technical falls… began the season with a third-place showing at the Hokie Open, posting a 3-1 record that included a victory over 18th-ranked Kevin Norstrem of Virginia Tech… placed third at the Aloha Open… garnered GEICO AU Student-Athlete of the Week honors on Jan. 12… earned a spot on the podium in his first appearance at the EIWA Championships, placing sixth.

Mid-Pacific Institute - Four-time Hawaii state champion… team MVP… posted a 120-1 record over four years… Junior National Greco-Roman champion… Junior National All-American in freestyle (seventh place)… Cadet National All-American in both Greco-Roman (third place) and freestyle (fourth place)… also competed in judo for 13 years… four-time state judo champion in high school… compiled a perfect 84-0 record in judo.










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