NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships
1997 NCAA Tournament Statistics David Pierce
David PiercePoints (Opponent)High Lights
PinnedFall (Neal, Stephen)Hi-Lite
21 (Wickline, Wally)Hi-Lite
Injury DefaultDefaulted (Lee, Ben)Hi-Lite
25 (Benjamin, Shelton)Hi-Lite

Personal Information
Wrestler Name: David PierceConference: Big Ten
University / College: Purdue UniversityHometown: Hammond
Classification: SophomoreHome State: Indiana
Weight ClassSeason WinsSeason LossesCareer WinsCareer Losses
Career: Record: 27-28. 1996-97: Posted a 17-12 record, including a 3-7 mark in the Big Ten ... placed third at the Keystone Classic ... defeated Marco Sanchez of Michigan State (2/1) to wrap up the Big Ten victory for the Boilers (19-16) ... led the team with 11 reversals ... placed eighth in heavyweight at the Big Ten Championships ... chosen as an at-large selection for the NCAA Championships. 1995-96: Redshirted ... placed second at the Espoir Freestyle Nationals at heavyweight, which were held at Purdue. 1994-95: Gained a lot of experience as a freshman after the loss of Tony Vaughn ... compiled a record of 10-16 with three pins overall and was 0-3 in the Big Ten. High School: Lettered all four years in wrestling, football and track ... posted a 68-6 record in his junior and senior years ... all-conference three years ... team MVP and all-area as a junior and senior ... earned back-to-back fifth-place finishes at state his junior and senior years. Personal: Son of Ola Pierce ... has two brothers, Marshall, who wrestled at Illinois State and Calvin, who played football at Eastern Illinois ... an accounting major.

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