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    Andrew Nadhir
    Andrew Nadhir

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

    High School:
    Detroit Catholic Central

    Height / Weight:
    5-8 / 149



    Season Overall W-L Dual Meet W-L Big Ten W-L Dual Points For-Against Big Ten Champs. Pins For-Against Tech Falls For-Against Major Dec. For-Against
    2007-08 10-18 3-8 0-8 11-30 DNP 1-2 0-0 2-6
    2008-09 14-12 8-5 6-2 26-19 6th 0-3 0-0 2-1
    2009-10 24-12 14-5 4-4 55-22 7th 2-2 2-0 8-2
    2010-11 34-8 19-1 7-1 73-3 4th 2-1 1-0 11-0
    Career 82-50 44-19 17-17 165-74 -- 5-8 3-0 23-9

    2010-11: Became an NCAA All-American for the first time by finishing an outstanding senior season with a sixth-place finish at 149 pounds at the NCAA Championships in Philadelphia ... Earned a place on the podium at NCAAs despite losing by fall in his first match of the tournament, winning five straight matches in the wrestlebacks in a run that included victories over seventh-seeded Mario Mason (Rutgers) and third-seeded Kevin LeValley (Bucknell) ... Placed fourth at the Big Ten Championships ... Finished with a 34-8 record, the third year in a row he raised his win total from the previous season ... 19-1 in dual matches ... Ranked as high as No. 6 nationally during the season by InterMat ... Team tri-captain ... Four-year starter ... Team-best 11 major decision victories ... Placed fourth at Midlands Championships with a 4-2 mark ... Champion of his weight class at Keystone Classic hosted by Penn, defeating American's Ganbayar Sanjaa, 1-0, in the final ... Downed No. 11 Kurt Kinser of Indiana, 3-1, with a takedown in the final 15 seconds on Dec. 15 ... Twice during the Big Ten season, Nadhir defeated ranked opponents who he lost to earlier in the year (#12 Eric Terrazas, Illinois, and #8 Cole Schmitt, Wisconsin) ... Won his last five Big Ten dual matches, improving to 17-7 in conference duals over his final three years ... Academic All-Big Ten and NWCA All-Academic Team honoree ... Winner of team's Ironman Award.

    2009-10: Qualified for his first NCAA Championships at 149 pounds ... Ranked as high as No. 13 nationally by InterMat ... Career-best and team-leading 24 wins ... 3-2 at NCAA Championships, coming back after losing his first match to come within one win of securing All-American status ... Won matches at NCAA's over Virginia Tech's Brian Stephens, North Carolina State's Bobby Ward and Buffalo's 11th-seeded Desi Green ... 12 bonus-point wins with two pins and two tech falls ... Started season with wins in 19 of his first 23 matches ... Six of his losses came against nation's top 5 149-pounders ... Eight major decision victories ... Entered the Big Ten Championships as the No. 6 seed and placed seventh with a third-period pin of Purdue's Nick Bertucci in the seventh-place bout (1-2 on the weekend) ... That was the third match of the year between Nadhir and Bertucci, with Nadhir holding a 2-1 edge ... Notched a major decision win at the buzzer vs. NIU's Dan Ruettiger ... Won three matches at Midlands Championships, including a win over ninth-ranked and fifth-seeded Mario Mason of Minnesota, before withdrawing due to injury ... 2-0 with a pin and major decision at NWCA National Duals ... Two major decisions at Lone Star Duals.

    2008-09: Enjoyed a great turnaround after moving down to 149 pounds ... Finished 14-12 overall with an 8-5 mark in dual matches and 6-2 record in the Big Ten ... Placed sixth in his second trip to the Big Ten Championships, one spot away from earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships ... At Big Tens, won his second-round match against third-seeded and fourth-ranked Lance Palmer of Ohio State 9-8 in the first tiebreaker period ... In his next match, lost 2-1 on riding time to second-seeded and second-ranked Bubba Jenkins of Penn State ... Won five consecutive matches during Big Ten dual season (Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana and Ohio State) ... Battled No. 6 Kyle Ruschell of Wisconsin to an 8-4 decision (1/25) ... 2-2 at Midlands Championships ... 2-2 at season-opening Michigan State Open.

    2007-08: First year as starter at 157 lbs. ... Posted 2-2 record at Eastern Michigan Open ... 3-2 at Michigan State Open ... 2-2 at Missouri Open ... 0-2 at Midlands Championships ... Wrestled No. 15 Ryan Morningstar of Iowa to 6-4 decision in dual loss ... Battled second-ranked Dan Vallimont of Penn State to 8-4 decision in dual loss ... Fell by 9-5 decision to Wisconsin's fifth-ranked Craig Henning ... Recorded three dual wins against Northern Illinois, SIU-Edwardsville and Eastern Michigan ... Went 0-2 at first Big Ten Championships.

    2006-07: Redshirted ... Went 8-6 while wrestling unattached ... 4-2 at Wisconsin Open ... 3-2 at Edinboro Open.

    High School: Three-time Detroit Catholic League champion ... Michigan High School Athletics Association all-state and Detroit News second-team all-state selection ... 137-29 record in three seasons on varsity while leading the Shamrocks to three district championships and one regional championships ... Earned the district title all three seasons he competed on varsity, while claiming the regional title once ... Member of National Honor Society ... Catholic League Wrestling Scholar Athlete Award nominee.

    Personal: Born Andrew Joseph Nadhir ... Son of Waad and Najwa Nadhir ... Chose Northwestern over Duke and Michigan State ... Majoring in economics.