May 23, 2013
BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell wrestling has tacked on another signee for the upcoming year in Dyon Santiago of Albuquerque, N.M. A senior at Albuquerque High School, he competed at the 138-pound weight class this season.
"We are really excited to sign Dyon because we think he has a bright future, both in wrestling and in the classroom," head coach Joe Boardwine said. "He is a humble but driven type of kid that will always find a way to reach his goals. Academically, he is a strong student and I could see him going to pharmacy school after he finishes his undergraduate degree. Wrestling-wise, we think he is a diamond in the rough with a lot of athletic ability, great strength, and flexibility, and has a lot of room to develop his offense and match-management with our coaching staff. I think he will surprise some people down the road with how good he becomes."
Santiago boasts a 187-20 high school career record and was an NHSCA All-American as a sophomore, placing third nationally at 112 pounds. He is a two-time state champion and a four-time state placer. He has claimed fourth place at the NUWAY Freakshow Championships and projects as a 141 or 133-pounder for the Camels.
Academically, Santiago is interested in studying pharmacy and physical fitness training while at CU.
He joins Drew Walker and Jake Laden as the incoming class thus far.