Philip Khozein
Philip Khozein

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jenison, Mich.

High School:
Hesperia

Weight:
157


2009-10 (Sophomore) 2-7 Overall: Finished 2-2 in the Eastern Michigan Open competing at 149 pounds ... Recorded victories over Colin McCreary of Cleveland State (Fall 2:30) and Matt Redmond of Purdue (Dec. 6-1) at the EMU Open ... Also competed in the MSU Open, the Nittany Lion Open and the Midlands Championships.

2008-09 (Red-shirt Freshman) 4-8 Overall: Opened the season with a win over Ryan Konz (Dec. 6-3) at the EMU Open (11/1) ... Won two matches at the MSU Open (11/9), defeating Evan Roth (Dec. 9-3) and Scott Kauffman of Oakland (Fall, 2:00) ... Defeated Steve Bercik (Maj. Dec. 12-2) at the Mat Town Open (11/29).

2007-08 (Redshirt): Redshirted, going 4-6 in open competition ... Wrestled at 149 and 157 ... Pinned Indiana's Andy Nicola in 1:49 to notch the first win of his college career at the EMU Open ... Picked up his second win at the EMU Open against Lindenwood's Caleb Lockyer ... Pinned Edinboro's John Donaldson in 22 seconds at the MSU Open ... Defeated Cleveland State's Thomas Schwartz at the CSU Open.

PREP: Lettered in wrestling all four years and in cross country his first three years at Hesperia HS ... A two-time team state champion in wrestling ... Wrestled at 125 and 140 pounds ... Was an individual state champion in 140 class his senior year, with a 58-7 record ... Also an individual state qualifier his junior year, with a 57-7 mark...Had an overall high school record of 199-24 ... Wrestled for AAU Disney Team Michigan, 2007 Team Michigan Fargo and was an Ohio Toff placer.

PERSONAL: Son of Moe and Phyllis Khozein ... Born Sept. 4, 1988 ... Father played collegiate soccer and cousin wrestled collegiately ... Accumulated a high school GPA of 3.49 and was an Academic All-American ... Majoring in business and marketing.