Chris Perry is an American amateur wrestler and a two-time NCAA Division 1 champion for the Oklahoma State Cowboys as well as a three-time All-American, achievements accomplished after a very successful high-school career when Chris dominated the Oklahoma state tournament (4x). After his collegiate career, Chris Perry became a coach at OSU, a work for which he received high praise from both the media and his peers.
Chris Perry Wrestling
- Junior Hodge Trophy winner (2009)
- 1st Place OSSAA State Championship (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
Big 12 Most Outstanding Wrestler Award (2014)
D1 All-American Wrestler (2012, 2013, 2014)
- 1st Place NCAA D1 Championships (2013, 2014)
- 3rd Place NCAA D1 Championships (2012)
- 1st Place University Nationals Championships (2014)
- 2nd Place World University Championships (2014)
- 3rd Place US World Team Trials (2014)
- 3rd Place Ziolkowski International (2013)
- 3rd Place Sargsyan International (2013)
- 3rd Place Junior World Championships (2010)
- 4th Place US Open (2010)
- 5th Place Junior World Championships (2009)
- 86 kg/189 lbs
- Stillwater High School
- Oklahoma State University (Cowboys)
Chris Perry Biography
Chris Perry was born on January 20, 1990, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA.
The city of Stillwater is well-known was a wrestling breeding ground much thanks to the Smith family, whose members Lee Roy, John, Pat, and Mark combined for 16 All-American honors and seven national titles. Much like the Smith's, the Perry's are also deeply embedded in local wrestling culture.
Both Mark Perry Sr. (father) and Mark Jr. (older brother) were national-level wrestlers and related to the Smith's via Kathy Smith (Chris' mother). Although dad wrestled for Oklahoma State in college, Chris's brother opted to go against the tide and competed for the Iowa Hawkeyes wrestling team where he became a four-time All-American and a two-time NCAA champion.
Unlike his older brother, Mark, who left Stillwater at the age of 15 to go and train at the Blair Academy in New Jersey, Chris opted to remain in his hometown and follow his family tradition of competing for OSU.
With the aforementioned John Smith (uncle) a 6x World Champion, Mark Perry Sr. (father) 2x All American, and Mark Perry Jr. (brother) 2x NCAA Champion, there was plenty of pressure for Chris to stick to wrestling, nevertheless, Chris's athletic endeavors were not exclusive to grappling. Chris excelled at football also, where he set the Stillwater High School touchdown record (30) in 2008, a mark he held up until 2018.
After a prosperous collegiate career as an athlete for the Oklahoma State Cowboys, in 2015, Perry took a volunteer assistant coach with the team, being promoted by the main coach to a full-time assistant coach position in 2017.
Half And Drive Breakdown by Chris Perry