Zach Bylykbashi
Zach Bylykbashi
Height: 5-5
Weight: 133
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Southington, Conn.
High School: Southington

2017-18: Two-year letterwinner ... one of the top returning wrestlers in the East Region ... has notched a 60-16 overall record across his first two seasons.

2016-17: Completed his sophomore season with a 26-6 overall record at 133 pounds ... recorded five wins by fall, four by major decision and three by technical fall ... posted 47 takedowns, 37 escapes, 13 4-point near falls, 10 2-point near falls and four reversals ... finished third in his weight class at the NCAA East Region Championship (2/23-25) to qualify for the NCAA Division III National Championship ... finished 2-2 at Nationals (3/10), one win shy of earning NCAA All-America honors ... was the runner-up at 133 pounds at the Centennial Conference Championship (2/11) to earn Honorable Mention All-Centennial Conference honors ... also received VaSID Second Team All-State laurels ... won the 133-pound weight class at the Ohio Northern Invitational (12/3) ... finished as the runner-up at 133 pounds at the W&J Invitational (11/12) ... spent most of the season ranked in the Top 10 in Division III at his weight class.

2015-16: Logged a 34-10 record at 133 pounds during his rookie campaign ... set a new program record for season wins and takedowns in a season (96) ... also established the school record for four-point near falls (32) and totaled 48 escapes, 15 two-point near falls and nine reversals ... notched eight tech falls and four pins ... went 6-2 in Centennial Conference matches ... placed third in the 133-pound bracket at the Washington & Jefferson Invitational (11/14) ... also finished third in the same weight class at the Ohio Northern Invitational (12/5) ... recorded a runner-up finish at 133 pounds at the Jim Crytzer Invitational (1/9) ... also finished as the runner-up at the Centennial Conference Championship (2/13) to earn Honorable Mention All-Centennial Conference laurels at 133 pounds ... was sixth in the 133-pound bracket at the NCAA Division III East Regional (2/28) ... garnered VaSID Second Team All-State honors.

High School: Lettered in wrestling, football and baseball at Southington High School ... helped lead the football team to a state championship as a junior ... four-time all-conference honoree in wrestling ... two-time first team All-Hartford Courtant selection ... three-time state placewinner and a two-time state open runner-up ... member of the Connecticut Freestyle team three times and a member of the Greco National Team ... twice was named a wrestling Academic All-American.

Personal: Volunteers with Relay for Life, where he is a team captain ... also a team member with Autism Walks ... business administration and politics double-major.