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Scott Giffin
Position: 174
Year: Senior
City/State: Berlin, N.J.
High School: Eastern
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Year Overall Dual MD TF Falls Fastest
2007-08 (174) 21-11 5-4 5 2 2 3:36
2008-09 (174) 17-12 11-5 5 0 0  
2009-10 (174) 28-7 12-3 5 2 6 3:43
2010-11 (174/184) 19-12 5-4 5 0 1 3:21
Totals (At Penn) 85-42 33-16 20 4 9 3:21


Honors
2011 - NCAA Championships Qualifier
2011 - Second-team All-Ivy
2011 - EIWA Championships Sixth Place
2010 - Keystone Classic Champion
2010 - NCAA All-America (7th Place)
2010 - NCAA Championships Qualifier
2010 - Second-team All-Ivy

2010 - EIWA Championships Second Place
2009 - Keystone Classic Champion
2009 - NCAA Championships Qualifier
2009 - Second-team All-Ivy
2009 - EIWA Championships Sixth Place
2008 - NCAA Championships Qualifier
2008 - EIWA Championships Third Place


2010-11:
NCAA Championships qualifier ... Second-team All-Ivy ... Keystone Classic champion at 184, going 3-0 while up a weight  (11/21) ... Defeated No. 14 at 184 Austin Trotman of Appalachian State in the final, 6-4 ... Did not compete from 12/12 - 2/5 due to shoulder injury ... Returned to go 8-2 over final ten matches of regular season, with both losses coming by injury default ... Placed third at the National Collegiate Open (2/19) ... Went 4-1 at the NCO, with only loss by injury default ... Went 3-2 at Nittany Lion Open (12/5) to finish third ... 10-6 against EIWA opponents ... 6-0 against Ivy opponents ... 14-5 in tournaments ... Took No. 8 Mike Letts the distance in first round of the 2011 NCAA Championships before falling, 4-2.

2009-10:
Team tri-captain ... Second-team All-Ivy for the second year in a row ... 28-7 overall ... Won 10 matches in a row to begin season (11/22-12/6) ... Was 4-0 at The Palestra to win the Keystone Classic (11/22) ... Put together a 3-0 day at the Northeast Duals (11/28) ... 14 of his 28 (50%) wins came with bonus points ... Scored more than 10 points in 11 matches (not including pins) ... From 1/31-2/6, recorded three wins via pin or tech fall ... Scored a team-high 52 points in dual meets ... All seven losses came to wrestlers in the top 15, including five in the top six ... 9-2 against EIWA opponents ... 4-1 in Ivy duals ... 3-1 at EIWA Championships to finish in second place ... Two wins at EIWAs came via fall, including one at 6:56 over Bucknell's Shane Riccio to advance to the final ... Was defeated in the final by Cornell's Mack Lewnes ... 5-2 at NCAA Championships (3/18-20) to become Penn's 24th All-America ... Was defeated by eventual national champion Jay Borschel of Iowa in the first round before winning four matches in a row to earn All-America honors ... Along the way, avenged an earlier loss to Missouri's Dorian Henderson ... Defeated Northern Iowa's Jarion Beets in the seventh-place match.

2008-09: NCAA Championships qualifier … Second-team All-Ivy … Sixth place at the 2009 EIWA Championships … Finished 17-12 after missing the opening two months of the season recovering from a preseason injury sustained when hit by a car en route to practice … 7-1 against EIWA opponents in the regular season … 3-1 against Ivy foes in the regular season …Went 1-2 at the NCAA Championships … Scored an upset of No. 10 Kurt Brenner (West Virginia) in the first round … Lost in the second round to eventual runner-up Mike Miller (Central Michigan) …  Had five wins by major decision … Went 11-5 in dual meets … Scored 38 team points.

 

2007-08: 2008 NCAA Qualifier ... Third place at 2008 EIWA Championships ... 21-11 in his first season at Penn ... 10-4 against EIWA opponents ... 2-1 against Ivy foes ... 5-4 in dual matches ... Scored 21 team points ... Opened the season with a fifth-place finish at Bearcat Open, going 5-1 on the day ... Followed that up with a third-place finish at the Keystone Classic ... One pinfall victory, 3:36 over Gloucester's Brian Collins (2/2) ... Four major decision victories ... One technical fall win.

2006-07 (at Michigan): Took a redshirt year, did not compete for the Wolverines in duals but posted a 16-6 record in tournament action.

High School: Four-year letterwinner, three-time captain ... Three-time team MVP ... New Jersey state champion in 2005, runner-up in 2006 ... Four-time district champion ... Three-time regional champion (2004-06) ... Finished fifth in the state as a sophomore in 2004 ... Fargo Cadet Freestyle national champion ... Fila Cadet Freestyle national champion ... United States Army Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.

Personal: Son of Nancy and Michael Giffin ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.


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