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Ray Bethea
Position: 157
Year: Junior
Hometown: Trenton, N.J.
High School: Trenton Central
Year Overall Dual MD TF FALL Fastest
2012-13 (157) 5-4 0-0 0 0 2 2:08
2013-14 (157) 19-9 8-4 3 0 1 4:48
Totals 24-13 8-4 3 0 3 2:08

Honors
2013-14: Second-Team All-Ivy
2013-14: East Stroudsburg Open champion

2013-14: Second-team All-Ivy … East Stroudsburg Open champion … Went 19-9 overall in first season as starter … 8-4 in dual meets … 11-4 vs. EIWA opponents … 4-1 against Ivy League foes … Team-high 16 wins by decision … 5-0 at East Stroudsburg Open (11/17) to win 157 pound title … Recorded three major decisions at ESU Open … Won first 10 matches of season before losing to No. 8 Taylor Walsh of Indiana in finals of Keystone Classic (11/22) … Defeated No. 10 Nestor Taffur (Boston University) in Keystone semifinals, 7-4 … Defeated Harvard’s Tyler Grimaldi, 8-4, in dual meet (2/7) … 1-2 at EIWA Championships (3/8).

2012-13: Wrestled at the Binghamton Open (11/11) and Keystone Classic (11/18) before missing rest of season with injury … 4-2 at Keystone Classic, including first collegiate fall … Pinned N.C. State’s Mardel Gabriel in 2:08.

High School: Four-year letterwinner and three-time captain ... 2012 New Jersey state champion at 152 pounds - the first in the history of Trenton Central ... Finished senior season with a 37-0 record, graduating with a 132-11 career record ... 2011 New Jersey sixth-place finisher ... Four-time county and district champion ... 2012 NJSIAA Region 7 champion ... Three-time Neptune Classic champion (2010-12) ... National Honor Society member.

Personal: Son of Gloria and Alexander Bethea ... One of seven Bethea brothers who grew up wrestlers ... Older brother, Canaan, is a junior at Penn and competes at 174/184 ... Older brother, Jaaziah, is a senior at George Mason University ... Older brother, Erin, wrestled at Penn and graduated in 2005 ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.


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