Casey Merrill
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Palm Springs, Calif.

High School:
Palm Desert HS '09

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 133

Major:
History

PALM DESERT HS: Four-year member of varsity wrestling team... Qualified for the CIF Southern Section Eastern Division Championships at 103-pounds as a freshman... Advanced to league finals and placed fifth at the CIF Southern Section Eastern Division Championships at 103-pounds in 2006-07... Desert Valley League champion at 119-pounds junior year... Finished third at the CIF Southern Section Eastern Division Championships... League finalist at 125-pounds as a senior... Finished fourth at the CIF Southern Section Inland Division Championships and eighth at the CIF Southern Section Championships... Qualified for CIF State Championships and finished 2-2... Competed on varsity football in 2007... Four-year honor roll member and Scholar-Athlete Award winner... Recipient of the President's Education Award and the Sports Boosters Male Athlete of the Year Award in 2009.

PERSONAL: Majoring in History... Parents are Richard and Nilda Merrill... Full name is Richard Casey Merrill... Has four siblings, Zach, Ella, Samantha and Adrianna... Father Richard and Uncle Charles Merrill attended UC Davis and both competed in football and wrestling... Father achieved All-American status at UC Davis and played in the NFL for eight years... Casey competed for Team So Cal Club in Los Alamitos, Calif. and was a 2007 Cadet Greco-Roman State Placewinner, finishing fourth at 112-pounds... Was the 2008 Junior Greco-Roman State Champion at 130-pounds and placed third at both the 2008 and 2009 Concord World Cup... 2009 Junior Greco-Roman State Champion at 135-pounds.