Matt Klingler
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Granite Bay,Calif.

High School:
Granite Bay HS '08

Last College:
Sierra College

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 157

Major:
Exercise Biology

SIERRA COLLEGE: Competed at 157-pounds for head coach Kenny Weiry at Sierra College... Led team to third-place finish at California Junior College State Championships... Team also finished second in North Regional Championships... Named an Academic All-American in 2008.

GRANITE BAY HS '08: Lettered four years in wrestling... Placed second at the Freshman-Sophomore State Championships as a sophomore and qualified for the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Wrestling Championships, finishing 2-2... Elected Varsity Team Captain as a junior despite being injured for most of the season and received the team's Most Inspirational Award... Sierra Foothill League and Division II Sac-Joaquin Section champion at 160-pounds as a senior and finished with overall record of 30-7... One match away from placing... Also lettered in football and served as team captain, leading Granite Bay to two league championships and a section championship... Three-time Scholar-Athlete Award winner and was honored with the United States Marines Academic Excellence Award in his senior year.

PERSONAL: Majoring in exercise biology... Parents are Kenneth and Jessie Klingler... Has one sister Megan... Says his greatest personal accomplishment is becoming the first member of his family to attend a four-year university... Plays guitar... Hopes to have a career as either a physical therapist, a personal trainer or an athletic trainer.

More Headlines

  • Wrestling | 03/31/2010
    McBryde Receives Pac-10 All-Academic Honors

    UC Davis sophomore Rory McBryde was named to the 2010 Pacific-10 Conference Wrestling All-Academic First Team, it was announced today by Pac-10 Commissioner Larry Scott. MORE

  • Wrestling | 03/17/2010
    Low, Abel, Alcala Head to NCAA Championships

    UC Davis (3-12, 1-6 Pac-10) will send Brandon Low, Barrett Abel and Ricky Alcala to the 2010 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. The three-day tournament will be held at the Qwest Center Omaha in Omaha, Neb. MORE

  • Wrestling | 03/10/2010
    NCAA Announces Wrestling Championship Brackets

    The brakcets for the 2010 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships have been released, it was announced Wednesday. Barrett Abel, Brandon Low and Ricky Alcala will represent UC Davis as all three automatically qualified after successful weekends at the Pac-10 Wrestling Championships Feb. 27. MORE

  • Wrestling | 02/27/2010
    Abel Wins Pac-10 Title, Low Second

    Barrett Abel won UC Davis' first Pac-10 individual title since 2007 after earning a 12-9 decision over Cal Poly's Nick Fisher at 149 pounds Saturday at the 2010 Pac-10 Wrestling Championships in Davis, Calif. MORE

  • Wrestling | 02/26/2010
    Low, Abel Advance to Pac-10 Finals

    Brandon Low earned a comeback victory at 133 while Barrett Abel won by a 5-3 decision at 149 Friday to advance to the finals of the 2010 Pac-10 Wrestling Championships at The Pavilion in Davis, Calif. MORE

  • Wrestling | 02/25/2010
    Pac-10 Conference Announces Seeding for Champio...

    The Pacific-10 Conference has released the seeding bracket for the 2010 Pac-10 Wrestling Championships, it was announced Friday. UC Davis is led by junior Brandon Low who is the No. 1 seed at 133 pounds and junior Barrett Abel who is seeded second at 149 pounds. Ricky Alcala is the fourth seed ... MORE

  • Wrestling | 02/24/2010
    UC Davis Prepares for Pac-10 Championships

    UC Davis (3-12, 1-6 Pac-10) prepares to compete in the 2010 Pac-10 Wrestling Championships Feb. 26-27, which it will also host. The two-day tournament will begin Friday, Feb. 26 at noon with the first session and will continue into Saturday., Feb. 27. The Pac-10 Wrestling Championship Finals will... MORE

  • Wrestling | 02/12/2010
    Cal Poly Beats UC Davis 34-7 In Pac-10 Matchup

    Fifteenth-ranked Brandon Low and No. 16 Ricky Alcala each picked up victories for UC Davis on Friday night but No. 16 Cal Poly posted wins in the remaining eight matches on its way to a 34-7 Pac-10 wrestling match at Mott Gym. MORE