Matt Klingler

Granite Bay,Calif.

High School:
Granite Bay HS '08

Last College:
Sierra College

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 157

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.