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Lavion Mayes Joins Clarion Universtiy Coaching Staff

Postby taylor » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:42 am

Lavion Mayes a 3 time AA out of the University of Missouri and 2017 National Runner-up at 149 has joined the Clarion University wrestling staff. This is a great addition to an already outstanding coaching staff. #Grit #EagleUP.....
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Re: Lavion Mayes Joins Clarion Universtiy Coaching Staff

Postby d » Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:14 am

https://twitter.com/lavionjavier/status ... 4275918848

Great to hear!


•2017 NCAA All-American (2nd Place – 149 pounds)
•2017 MAC Champion (149 pounds)
•2016 NCAA All-American (3rd Place - 149 pounds)
•2015 NCAA All-American (7th Place - 141 pounds)
•2014 NCAA Championships Qualifier (141 pounds)

•Finished Mizzou career by earning All-America status for the third consecutive season, this time finishing runner-up at 149 pounds at the NCAA Championships (March 18).
•Became the fifth wrestler in Mizzou history to earn three All-America honors, joining Ben Askren (4x, 2004-07), Max Askren (2008-10), Drake Houdashelt (2013-15) and J’den Cox (2014-17).
•Made program history with teammates J’den Cox and Joey Lavallee, as all three wrestlers made the NCAA Finals, marking the first time in program history more than one wrestler advanced to the NCAA Finals.
•Went 23-3 on the season, tallying the second-most dual wins (12), third-most dual major decisions (3) and fourth-most dual points (43).
•For career, finished ninth in total wins (122), fourth in career major decisions (29) and seventh in career winning percentage (.836, 122-24)
•Entered the NCAA Championships (March 16-18) as the No. 3-seed, then proceeded to defeat three ranked opponents en route to NCAA Finals where Mayes fell to Hodge Award winner Zain Retherford (Penn State), 18-2.
•Captured his first career conference title at the MAC Championships (March 5), avenging a previous loss to Max Thomsen (Northern Iowa) in the finals, 6-5.
•Defeated No. 10-ranked Steve Bleise (Northern Illinois) the first of the three times on the season in a home dual (Feb. 4), 2-1.
•Upended long-time rival No. 2-ranked Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State), 9-7, in a home dual (Jan. 27).
•Defeated No. 6-ranked Justin Oliver (Central Michigan), 11-4 (Jan. 22).
•Beat No. 12-ranked Davion Jeffries (Oklahoma), 3-1, in road dual (Jan. 8).
•Finished second at the Southern Scuffle (Jan. 1-2), going 4-1 at the tournament with one fall and a win over No. 12-ranked Max Thomsen (Northern Iowa), 4-2, in the semifinals.
•Defeated No. 15-ranked Matt Zovistoski (Appalachian State), 13-10, in win over Appalachian State (Dec. 20).
•Helped Mizzou best Virginia Tech at Jesse Auditorium by defeating No. 6-ranked Solomon Chishko (Virginia Tech), 6-3 (Nov. 20).
•Became the 25th member of Mizzou’s 100-win club by defeating Michael Hayes (Old Dominion), 9-4, in the first dual of the season.

•Earned NCAA All-America honors for the second consecutive season, finishing in third place at 149 pounds in the NCAA Championships (March 19).
•Went 32-3 on the season, the second-highest win total on the team and 15-1 in dual competition, tied for the most dual wins.
•Posted a team-high nine major decisions and 50 dual points, fourth-highest.
•Began the season on a 24-match win streak, defeating six ranked opponents during streak.
•Went 6-1 at the NCAA Championships to finish third. Defeated five ranked opponents in tournament, including a fall over No. 5 Alec Pantaleo (Michigan) in consolation semifinals. Avenged quarterfinals loss to No. 11 Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State) with a 3-2 win over Collica in third-place match.
•Took fourth at the MAC Championships (March 6) after 2-1 showing.
•Three wins over ranked opponents in dual competition, including a 5-2 decision win over No. 9-ranked Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State) (Jan. 22).
•Defeated three ranked opponents to capture championship at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 5), including an 8-6 decision win over No. 9 Jake Short (Minnesota) in the title match.
•Placed first at the Joe Parisi Open (Nov. 21), earning bonus points in three of four matches, including a 15-3 technical fall over John Fahy (SIU Edwardsville) to win the Championship.

•In breakout campaign, compiled a 38-4 overall record, including a 20-1 dual record (6-1 MAC competitions).
•His 38 victories marked a new career high, upping his previous season best by nine wins (29 a season ago).
•Started in 21 duals, compared to just 10 matches a season before.
•In his 20 dual wins, racked up 73 points for the Tigers in his victories.
•19 of his season dual starts came at 141 pounds, while two came at 149 pound weight class.
•Began the 2014-15 season with a 21 match winning streak. After suffering his first loss, finished the year on a 17-3 run en route to All-American status.
•Earned first career All-American honors (7th place) after going 5-2 at 2015 NCAA Championships.
•Four of his five wins at NCAA's were against nationally ranked opponents (No. 6 Josh Dziewa - Iowa, No. 8 Anthony Abidin - Nebraska, No. 9 Anthony Ashnault - Rutgers and No. 17 Dante Rodriguez - Iowa State).
•Secured second career NCAA Championships spot after earning automatic bid at 2015 MAC Championships (3rd place finish).
•Claimed 141 pound event championships at 2014 Harold Nichols Cyclone Open and 2015 Southern Scuffle.
•After securing his two event wins, now has three career event championships to his name.
•Took home 11 wins over nationally ranked 141 pound opponents, including five over top-10 foes.
•Earned MAC Wrestler of the Week honors for the week of Jan. 19-25, 2015.

•Earned "Most Improved Wrestler" Honors by Mizzou wrestling coaching staff.
•Competed in five tournaments as an attached wrestler and held a starting spot on the lineup at 141 pounds, helping him make his way to his first NCAA Championship.
•Opened the season with an eighth-place finish at the Warren Williams/Daktronics Open.
•Placed second at both the UCM and UNI Opens, picking up seven wins between the two tournaments.
•Won all five matches at the Joe Parisi for his first tournament title in collegiate competition. Defeated Anthony Collica (Okla. State) in the finals with a pin at 6:47.
•First collegiate dual start was against Noah Forrider of Ohio. Mayes won by major decision, 12-3.
•His first win over a ranked opponent came by way of a 6-4 decision over No. 15 Nick Lester in the dual against Oklahoma.
•Represented Missouri at the 2014 MAC Championships, where he defeated Tyler Small (Kent St.) and Nick Flannery (Buffalo) for a fourth-place finish and an automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA National Championships.
•Went 2-2 in his matches at Nationals.

FRESHMAN (2012-13)
•Redshirted during his first season with the Tigers.
•Competed in three tournaments at 149 pounds.
•Took second place at the UCM Open, picking up his first collegiate win against Devin Patterson (McKendree), 9-6.
•Also finished second at the Joe Parisi Open, opening the day with a technical fall, 17-0, over Tre Ponting (Bethany).
•Earned another second-place finish at the Kaufman-Brand Open, picking up two decision wins, a 17-6 major decision, and a pin at 2:29.
•Overall, had 13 wins and six losses on the season.

•Won the state title his senior year, going 43-1 overall.
•Went 41-8 as a junior, taking third place at state.
•Overall, finished high school with a record of 138-35.
•Took sixth at state championships in Freestyle in 2012
•In addition to his four wrestling letters, he also earned one letter in football.
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Re: Lavion Mayes Joins Clarion Universtiy Coaching Staff

Postby Npgheaglefan » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:19 pm

Big quality find for the eagles! I don't know his coaching ability but this has to be a big add to the room and the recruiting trail! Congrats! Get em a Bobs sub!
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Re: Lavion Mayes Joins Clarion Universtiy Coaching Staff

Postby Show_Me » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:22 pm

Really enjoyed watching Lavion wrestle the past 4 years. Hoping he can make a big difference for Clarion !
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