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Getting to Know: Tyrel White, Columbia

Tyrel White, Columbia

Throughout the off-season, we’re going to be getting to know returning NCAA Division I wrestlers from around the country.  We sent questionnaires to every program in the country and will be sharing the results throughout the long trek to next fall.  You can find them all whenever you like under the Getting to Know tag.    

Name: Tyrel White

School: Columbia University

Class (for 2017-18): Senior

Weight: 165

White has been remarkably consistent throughout his career, winning more than 20 matches, finishing fourth at the EIWA tournament, and advancing to the NCAA tournament in each of his three seasons.  The Wyoming Seminary product will return for his senior season in search of an EIWA title and an All-American finish in Cleveland.  

Rate your 2016-17 season on a scale of 1-10?


What are you working on this off-season?

Getting off bottom

Do you plan to wrestle freestyle or Greco in the off-season?


What was the most interesting class you took this year?

Science of Psychology

What was your favorite match this season?

My match gainst Brown (Editor’s Note: White beat Jonathan Viruet of Brown, 6-4, as Columbia won the dual, 22-14)

If you could wrestle one person, living or dead, who would it be?

David Taylor

If you could change one rule in college wrestling what would it be?

Make a takedown worth more points

If you weren’t a wrestler, is there another sport or competitive activity you’d have pursued?


When the season ended, what is the one food you had to eat?

French Toast

What is your major and what would you like to do with it when you graduate?

Sustainable Development and undecided

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