Zachary Cooper
Zachary Cooper
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Chippewa Hills, Mich.
High School: Whitehall
Class: 157
Major: Business Administration and Communications

College Career


  • 18-0 record, went 3-0 in Conference duals in the 149 weight class
  • Had 9 pins, 6 technical and a major for the season
  • Placed 1st at Mid-State Invitational and Whizzer open in the 149 weight class
  • Finished 2nd at NCAA DIII Regional Central


  • 36-3 record at 149 pounds. Tied program-record for wins in a season. 
  • All-American. Went 4-2 at Nationals to earn fifth place. 
  • All-MIAA. Undefeated in MIAA duals. 
  • Champion Wrestler at six tournaments including Central Regionals (Feb. 22-23)
  • Won first 22 bouts of the season.
  • Earned 12 pins. Won by technical fall seven times. 

High School: Honor roll student ... three-time state champion 

Previous College: Academic all-american at Muskegon CC ... 2016 NCWA MVP and 141lb national champion at Grand Valley State 

Community Involvement: Cleaning, sweeping, trash pickin, cemetery raking, salvation army

Why Alma?: "I chose Alma College because of three things: Wrestling, TKE and Academics."