UW brings home six tournament titles in Elite brackets
UW Hosts Cowboy Open and Ranking Matches
Pendleton and Foster each finish second
Pendleton and Foster vie for spots on U.S. team, along with several younger UW wrestlers
Each qualifies for World Team Trials in June
Career record: 9-1 (4 falls)
2012-13: Redshirting in his first season with UW, Mendenhall showed his talent off early and often. He ranked in the top five in several categories for the season on the team, including No. 4 in wins (25), No. 2 in pins (10) and No. 2 in technical falls (3). He wrestled in six open tournaments, winning five of them and placing third in the other. He tallied a mark of 25-1, with 14 bonus-point wins. The champion of the Cowboy Open, UNK Holiday Inn Open, Battle of the Rockies, the UNK Loper Open and the Utah Valley Open, his lone loss came in an 8-7 decision in the Northwest Open. He won his last 18 bouts of the year in folkstyle competition.
Mendenhall was seventh at FILA Junior Nationals in April 2013, going 3-2 at 63 kilograms (138.75 pounds).
High School: Mendenhall joined some exclusive company after his senior year, when he became a four-time Montana state champion. He compiled a 130-7 career record, for a winning percentage of 95 percent. In his senior season, he finished second at Senior Nationals to earn All-America honors.
Personal: Mendenhall was born in Billings, Mont., and he is the son of of John Mendenhall and Tamara Haynes. He has three siblings: Logan, Zach and Dylan. He has not decided on a major at UW. He also received interest from Boise State, Iowa and Minnesota.