Black Knights Prepare for Tough Road Test Saturday
2013-14: Posted a 4-8 record at the 157-pound weight class ... wrestled in four tournaments ... posted a 2-2 mark at the New York State "B" Championships.
2012-13: Went 9-8 overall at the 149-pound weight class ... finished tied for second on the team with three technical falls ... grabbed two wins, including a pin, to take sixth place at the Oklahoma-Gold Classic on Nov. 10 ... won five bouts (three technical falls, two pins) to place third at the New York State "B" Championships on Nov. 18.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned a pair of all-county certificates during his career at Archbishop McCarthy High School ... tabbed Wrestler of the Year in Broward County by the Sun Sentinel as a senior in 2012 ... authored an undefeated 51-0 record en route to the state title during standout senior campaign ... named a NHSCA Senior All-American that season ... placed fourth in the state as a junior ... earned a slew of academic honors as well.
PERSONAL: Javier Rodriguez was born Dec. 11, 1993 in Hialeah, Fla. ... son of Javier and Elaine Rodriguez ... is an Eagle Scout ... wanted to attend West Point since he was seven years old ... did not start wrestling until high school ... majoring in Economics.