James Laughlin
James Laughlin
Height: 6-1
Weight: 285
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Hanover, Pa.
High School: South Western
Major: Finance

2010-11: Begins the season as a veteran presence on a relatively young squad … returns healthy after being saddled with injury last season … has put in exceptional work over the offseason … has prepared himself for a successful campaign … constant presence in the weight room … will vie for the starter’s spot at 197 pounds … has the ability, both on the mat and in the classroom, to become a Scholar All-American … ready to make his mark on the program.

2009-10: Wrestled only one match due to season-long injury difficulties … defeated Messiah’s Tim Stewart 8-2 at the Waynesburg Quad on November 21.

2008-09: Put together a 14-12 mark for the season … took second place at the Monarch Invitational going 3-1 at 197 pounds … only loss at the Monarch came in the championship bout against teammate George Saliba … picked up his first dual meet victory of the season against Ron Oswald of Seton Hill, 4-2 … took fourth place at the Spartan Invitational on December 6, recording a 2-2 mark … wrestled to a high-scoring 13-10 triumph over Thaddeus Stevens’ Jeremy Gross on December 13 … won his second straight bout at the North/South Duals on January 3 when he bested Johns Hopkins’ Tyler Schmidt 3-2 … went 2-0 at the NYU Quad on January 24 with victories over King’s and NYU, including a pin fall against NYU’s Myers at the 3:08 mark of their 197-pound bout … pinned Elizabethtown’s Jordan Becker on February 27 at the 6:28 mark … registered at 2-2 mark at the Metropolitan Conference Championships, finishing fourth at 197 pounds.

Personal: Is a finance major ... is the son of Jim and Andrea Laughlin ... born on January 22, 1989 ... in high school placed eighth at 2007 ennsylvania State Championships ... names his father as the person he most admires ... hobbies include kayaking, mountain biking, and golfing ... favorite athlete is Peyton Manning ... chose York because of the "atmosphere and the opportunities waiting to be taken advantage of" ... most significant athletic achievement is going through four surgeries in less than one year, three shoulders, one knew, and still coming back for more ... after graduation he plans on going to law school for international law.