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Ceron Francisco

Heavy Weight
Fayetteville, N.C.
Previous School
Douglas Byrd
Honors and Awards

-2016-17 NAIA North Champion (285lbs)
-2016-17 First Team All-GPAC
-2015-16 NAIA North Champion (285)
-2015-16 First Team All-GPAC
-2015-16 GPAC Wrestler of the Week (Feb. 2)
-2014-15 NAIA All-America (6th - 285)
-2014-15 First Team All-GPAC

Ceron Francisco

Weight Class: Heavy Weight

2016-17: Senior
Posted a 26-2 overall record at 285 ... placed first at the Grand View Open, first at the Dakota Wesleyan Open, second at the Missouri Valley Invite, first at the NAIA North Qualifier and second in the NAIA National Championship ... recorded six major decision wins and four pins ... named to the GPAC First Team All-Conference and was named GPAC Wrestler of the Week on Nov. 16, 2016 and Jan. 25, 2017.

2015-16: Junior
Wrestled at 285 and finished the season with a 30-15 overall record and a dual record of 12-5…placed first at the NAIA North National Qualifier after pinning two opponents and winning by a major decision…placed first at the Nebraska-Kearney Open and was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the meet…placed at four other tournaments (Dakota Wesleyan Open – second, Battle of the Rockies and Viking-Warrior Open – fourth and the Grand View Open – sixth)…recorded six pins on the season and won by a technical fall once and a major decision seven times…was named to the All-GPAC First Team.

2014-15: Sophomore
Francisco flourished in his second season at Concordia, posting a 31-17 overall record on the way to earning All-America honors as a wild card entrant ... went 7-2 in dual meets ... posted a mark of 10-1 versus GPAC foes ... recorded six pins and three wins via major decision ... placed at four tournaments: Dakota Wesleyan Open (fourth), NAIA North Qualifier (fifth), NAIA National Championships (sixth) and Buena Vista Open (sixth).

2013-14: Freshman
Francisco finished 13-18 overall in his first season of collegiate wrestling ... went 5-9 in dual meets and 2-7 versus GPAC opponents ... recorded four wins by pin, seven by decision and two by forfeit.

High School
Started and lettered for three years at the varsity level at Douglas Byrd High School for coaches Shawn Sledge, Dennis Robinson and Deven Riles ... served as team captain for two years ... qualified for state and posted a 23-4 record as a senior ... named 2013 Disney Duals All-American and 2012 Disney Duals bronze medalist ... earned the North Carolina 3A Mid-east regional championship and the Cape Fear Valley 3A Conference championship ... twice named Fayobserver Athelete of the Week ... played football for three years ... collected first team all-conference and second team all-region honors in football.

Born in Fayetteville, N.C., on July 7, 1995 ... son of Cedrika Francisco and Kelby Goode ... has two younger brothers, Camren Gardner and Jeffrey Perkins ... enjoys listening to music, drawing and playing basketball.

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