Dylan Cottrell

Dylan Cottrell

Sr. | 5-10 | 165 | Spencer, W.Va | Roane County/Appalachian State

2015-16 (Jr.)

  • 2016 NCAA Qualifier in his first season at West Virginia
  • 2016 WVU Most Outstanding Wrestler
  • Took third at 157 pounds at the Big 12 Championship to earn his bid to NCAAs
  • Nationally ranked in the top-20 at 157
  • Big 12 Wrestler of the Week (Feb. 23)
  • Posted a 30-9 mark with 10 major decisions, two tech. falls and three falls
  • Took second place at the Joe Parisi Open (Nov. 21)
  • Placed third at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 5)
  • Upset No. 15 Austin Matthews to help WVU to its first win over Edinboro since 2012
  • Went 3-1, winning three in a row, to take third place with a 6-0 decision over Eleazar De Luca of Northern Colorado
  • Posted a 3-2 mark at NCAAs to advance to the blood round
  • Won a 9-1 major decision over VMI’s Neal Richards in his first wrestleback
  • Defeated Richie Lewis of Rutgers in a 4-0 decision before upsetting No. 15 seed Markus Scheidel of Columbia in an 8-3 decision

2014-15 (So.) - at West Virginia

  • Transferred to WVU from Appalachian State in January
  • Sat out second semester due to NCAA transfer rules

2013-14 (r-Fr.) - at Appalachian State

  • NCAA Qualifier at 149 pounds
  • Southern Conference Freshman of the Year
  • SoCon Champion at 149
  • Went 26-3 overall
  • Won the Roadrunner Open
  • Placed third at the Keystone Classic
  • Ranked No. 10 in the nation at 149

2012-13 (Fr.) - at Appalachian State

  • Redshirted the season, wrestling unattached in tournaments
  • Placed second at the Hokie Open, defeated No. 19 Mario Mason of Rutgers
  • Took fifth at the Wolfpack Open
  • Won the King College Open and Cumberland Open
  • Finished fourth at the National Collegiate Open in Richmond, Va.
  • Earned All-America honors with a fifth-place finish in both freestyle and Greco at the FILA Junior Nationals


  • Four-time first team all-state honoree at Roane County High
  • Four-time all-state, all-conference and all-region honoree
  • Won the 2012 Dutton Award as the top high school wrestler in West Virginia
  • Most Outstanding Wrestler at the A-AA State Tournament
  • School-record 181 wins with just four losses


  • Son of Debbie and Tim Cottrell
  • One sister, Morgan
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Wearing the Jersey: Dylan Cottrell

By Sean Merinar | March 13, 2016

This week's Wearing the Jersey features Dylan Cottrell of the wrestling team, presented by WVU Medicine.