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Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Medina, Ohio
High School: St. Ignatius


Before Duke: A two-year letterwinner at St. Ignatius … Missed his first two seasons to injury … Two-year team captain … Capture the Ohio State Championship at 182 pounds as a junior … Posted a 38-5 record with 29 pins his junior campaign … Also captured sectional and district championships that season … Garnered Catholic Invitational and Solon Invitational titles his junior season … Named the team’s Most Valuable Wrestler as a junior and senior … Repeated as section champion his senior season … Advanced to the finals of the district championship and placed at the Ohio State Tournament at 182 pounds … Won his second consecutive Catholic Invitational and Solon Invitational championships … National Iron Man placer … Posted a 42-6 record with 25 pins as a senior … Broke the record for fastest pin, doing so in five seconds … Also set the record for most team points scored with 255.5 … Was crucial in helping St. Ignatius to a record 16 dual wins as a senior … Wrestled for both Team Ohio Mafia and Team Swat on the club circuit … Won the River Rumble and Viper Pit Duals and garnered All-America honors at the Disney Duals and Virginia Beach Duals … Also played two seasons of football at running back and safety … Was a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Son of Kym and James Russell III … Has one brother and one sister … Born March 22, 1999.

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