John Thurston
RS Sophomore

Ferndale, Calif.

High School:
Ferndale HS '07

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 285

Biomedical Engineering

2008-09: Competed in four dual matches.

2007-08: Redshirted... Competed unattached at Fullerton Open, going 1-2... Won first match by fall over Embry-Riddle's Chris Brogan.

FERNDALE HS '07: Three-time state qualifier, including 8th-place finish as a junior 285-pounder... Won 2006 North Coast Section title, compiling 28-4 overall record for the year... Earned Sportsmanship Award at 2005 state tourney... Won Humboldt Del Norte League championship all four years... Helped football team to CIF-NCS title game in 2005... Awarded school's Honor Jacket for highest GPA, athletic achievement and community service... Won state freestyle title for Ferndale Youth Wrestling.

PERSONAL: Born in Fortuna, Calif.... Majoring in biomedical engineering... Parents are Bill & Mary Thurston... Favorite movie is The Fifth Element.