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.

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