Wyoming heavyweight boasts league's best GPA
Team honors five seniors and team leaders
Cowboys place 17 in top six
Career record: Redshirted
2012-13: In his first season of collegiate wrestling, Ford went 10-7 in four open tournaments. The true freshman tallied two pins, two major decisions and one technical fall, wrestling unattached. He was 4-2 in the Cowboy Open to begin his season. Ford was 1-1 versus conference opponents, and finished the campaign with a 3-2 mark in the Utah Valley Open.
He was recognized by the UW coaching staff at the year-end banquet for keeping a GPA above 3.0 for the season.
High School: Ford capped his high school wrestling career off with a state title in his senior season, after finishing second and third in previous seasons. He earned All-State and All-Region honors in football and wrestling, and was a National Honor Society and Academic All-State honoree.
Personal: Ford was born in Payson, Utah, and he is the son of Shayne and Robbie Ford. He has two siblings, McCade and Ciara. McCade wrestled for the Cowboys from 2011-13. He has had four uncles who competed in collegiate sports. Ford intends to study pre-veterinary medicine at UW.