| Chris Wilkes
Prep: No. 88 overall recruit in the country by D1collegewrestlingnet.com ... No. 89 overall by both intermatwrestle.com and flowrestling.org ... Ranked No. 10 nationally at 132 pounds by Wrestling USA Magazine ... No. 13 at 138 pounds by intermatwrestle.com ... Finished his high school career with a 202-9 record, including 52-2 as a senior ... Missouri state champion at 138 pounds as a senior ... Named the Granite City Holiday Tournament's outstanding wrestler two years in a row ... 2012 Missouri state champion at 126 pounds ... Finished third at state championships in 2011 (130 pounds) and 2010 (125 pounds) ... USA Wrestling Folkstyle National Champion ... 2011 Fargo Cadet Freestyle All-American, finished third at 130 pounds ... Outstanding wrestler of the 2011 Granite City "Red Schmitt" memorial Tournament at 126 pounds.
"Chris is a very dynamic wrestler. He has the ability to score a lot of points for NC State. Last season he beat the top recruit in the country in his weight, and we expect him to continue to build on that." - Popolizio