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Manny Ramirez
Weight: 125
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fayetteville, N.C.
Other College: UNC Greensboro
Experience: 1 Letter

CHATTANOOGA: Transferred to UTC following the 2011 fall semester after UNC Greensboro cut its wrestling program in the previous spring.

2011-12 - SENIOR SEASON: Made the All-SoCon team after going 3-0 in league matches ... was 5-2 overall ... finished second at the SoCon Championships.

2010-11 - JUNIOR SEASON: Won the Southern Conference title at 125 pounds ... finished with a 21-12 overall record ... went 12-6 in dual matches and 4-1 in SoCon action ... won the N.C. State Open with four straight wins.

2009-10 - SOPHOMORE SEASON: Went 7-9 as a redshirt sophomore at 125 pounds ... won a bronze medal at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games in the 55 kg freestyle weight class where he represented Puerto Rico ... qualified for the games by winning the World Team Trials ... also represented Puerto Rico at the Canada Cup Wrestling Championship where he came in fourth place ... finished went 4-2 to open the year at the Virginia Tech Open with a pin, technical fall and a 6-4 win over conference foe Ben Altman from Davidson ... went 1-2 at the UNC Pembroke Open and the Southern Scuffle ... bumped up to 133 pounds to get into the starting lineup at the Old Dominion Duals ... pinned Taylor Wilde from Duquesne in a dual match in the first period.

2008-09 - FRESHMAN SEASON: Won the Puerto Rican National Championship in freestyle at 55 kg ... represented Team Puerto Rico's freestyle team at 55 kg at the 2009 Pan-American Championships for the second consecutive season ... came in fourth place after going 4-2 at the Hokie Open ... won back-to-back major decisions over Appalachian State's Austin Annas (17-5) and Duke's Peter Terrezza (16-6) ... defeated Newberry's Willie Jarman 15-3 at the NC State Open.

2007-08 - REDSHIRT SEASON: Redshirted the season ... was 2-3 on the season, competing at the North Carolina State Open and the Southern Scuffle... opened the season with a 7-5 decision over North Carolina State's Jay Coman... also topped Virginia Tech's Steve Armor in a 8-6 decision.

HIGH SCHOOL: 2007 graduate of Jack Britt High School in Fayetteville, NC...wrestled four years with the Buccaneers...finished with 185 career wins...four-time all-conference, two-time regional champion, two-time conference champion, and two-time all-region...finished in fifth-place at the North Carolina State Tournament his junior and senior year...team was back-to-back regional champions.

PERSONAL: Manuel Jose Ramirez... born May 20, 1989 in El Paso, TX... son of Jose and Yanis Ramirez of Fayetteville, NC... has two siblings, Jenice and Victor... graduated from UNCG with a degree in Communication studies.

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