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    Dustin Fox
    Dustin Fox


    Galion, Ohio

    High School:

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / Hwt.



    Northwestern Returns Home Sunday for Dual vs. SIUE

    No. 9 `Cats feature six wrestlers ranked in Top 20

    2007-08: NCAA champion at heavyweight ... Second-career All-American finish ... Big Ten heavyweight champion ... Posted 5-0 mark in his fourth NCAA Championships en route to heavyweight title ... Scored second-most team points at national tournament with 24.5 ... Scored pin and technical fall in first two matches of tournament ... Won 2-1 decision over eighth-seeded Bubba Gritter of Central Michigan in quarterfinals ... Topped fifth-seeded Jaren Rosholt of Oklahoma State in semifinals by 3-2 decision ... Used second sudden victory takedown to defeat Ohio State's J.D. Bergman in finals ... Survived cut head, broken nose and broken headgear in final match ... Won Big Ten championship by defeating Bergman in the finals by 2-0 decision ... Scored technical fall, pin and major decision at Big Ten Championships ... In semifinals, avenged earlier loss to Wisconsin's Kyle Massey with 12-4 major decision ... Ranked No. 1 for most of the season ... Seeded second at Big Ten Championships and top seed at NCAA Championships ... Won first 19 matches of the season ... First loss came against No. 4 Kyle Massey of Wisconsin in dual match ... Made season debut in dual against North Dakota State on 12/8 and won 15-5 major decision ... Midlands champion at heavyweight ... Defeated Bergman and Iowa State's fourth-ranked David Zabriskie at National Duals ... Finished year with 29-1 record, 15-1 in duals and 7-1 in the Big Ten.

    2006-07: Posted career-best 33-5 record, 13-2 dual mark and went 6-1 in the Big Ten ... Finished third at NCAA Championships to earn first career All-American honor ... Used wins over third-seeded Bubba Gritter of Central Michigan and fifth-seeded Ty Watterson of Oregon State to earn third place ... Posted 4-1 record for third-place finish at Big Ten Championships ... Topped sixth-ranked Matt Fields in third-place match ... Started season with 14-match winning streak ... Won Eastern Michigan Open with a perfect 5-0 record for his first tournament win ... Knocked off UNC's then-third-ranked Spencer Nadolsky at ACC/Big Ten Clash ... Won second place at the 2006 Midlands Championships defeating Wartburg's eighth-seeded Blake Gillis and Central Michigan's fifth-seeded Bubba Gritter ... Defeated Wisconsin's Kyle Massey 3-2 to secure a 19-18 win against ninth-ranked Wisconsin (1/27) ... Closed Big Ten season with four-match winning streak ... Earned second fall of the season against Purdue's David Pisarcik (2/16).

    2005-06: Posted a 28-11 overall record, including an 11-4 dual meet mark and 5-3 Big Ten record ... Qualified for his second-straight NCAA Championships, where he went 0-2 ... Placed third at the Big Ten Championships, posting a 5-1 record ... Had three pins on the season, good for fourth on the team ... Beat Illinois' Matt Weight 2-1 in the second tiebreaker to seal Northwestern's 19-16 victory over then-No. 3 Illinois, the Wildcats' first win over the Illini in 10 seasons (2/5) ... Named Hilton Garden Inn Athlete of the Week (2/5) ... Began the sea- son by placing second at the Michigan State Open (10/13) ... Placed fifth at the Reno Tournament of Champions (12/19) ... Placed for the first time in his career at the Midlands Wrestling Championships, taking seventh place ... Had two major-decision victories on the season ... Twice went on five-match winning streaks (12/15-12/18 and 12/30-1/18) ... Had five matches go into overtime, where he took victories in three of those matches ... Was ranked top-15 throughout the season in all four major wrestling polls.

    2004-05: 19-12 overall, 6-3 in duals and 5-2 in Big Ten ... Went 4-2 in his first trip to the NCAA Championships, winning his second match by fall at 1:01 ... Posted 2-2 mark at the Big Ten Championships, finishing fourth ... Went 3-1 at Michigan State Open, finishing in second ... Finished fourth at the Beast of the East Invitational, going 4-2 ... Went 1-2 at 42nd Midlands Championships ... Upset then-seventh-ranked Matt Fields of Iowa in NU's 22-19 win over Hawkeyes (1/29) ... Recorded two pins.

    High School: Two-time Ohio state champion ... Three-time state qualifier ... Fourth-place at NHSCA Senior Nationals, garnering All-America accolades ... Compiled a 132-14 record during high school career ... Earned four letters and was team captain ... Competed on SW Force club team ... 2003 national champion, and in 2004, finished in fifth place in Greco Roman wrestling with SW Force ... 2003 fifth-place finish and 2004 national champion in Freestyle with SW Force ... Also lettered twice in football ... Member of National Honor Society.

    Personal: Born Dustin James Fox on 12/16/85 ... Son of Bill and Kym Fox ... Chose Northwestern over Stanford, Princeton, Virginia, Ohio State and Oklahoma ... Majoring in Asian and Middle Eastern studies and radio/television film

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