UW brings home six tournament titles in Elite brackets
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High School: Pope finished second in the California state championships in 2011, and finished third at the Reno Tournament of Champions in 2012. A two-time team captain in wrestling, he earned all-area honors as a junior and senior.
Pope also was a two-way starter on the Bakersfield football team that won the league title. He was an all-league and all-area player for Bakersfield High.
He was an honor roll student throughout high school.
Personal: Born in Bakersfield, Calif., he is the son of Darryl and Stacie Pope. He has one sibling, Hannah. His father, Darryl, was a three-time All-America honoree, wrestling for both San Jose State and CSU Bakersfield. The younger Pope received interest from Boise State, Cal Poly, CSU Bakersfield, Stanford and Harvard. He is pursuing a degree in finance at UW.