Darian Cruz

In high school Darian became Two-time Pennsylvania AA state champion and was a three-time place winner. He was a three-time District XI and Regional champion, four-time Beast of the East place winner and a two-time champion. He achieved two top-three finishes at the Walsh Ironman.
In 2013-14 he became Lehigh’s first true freshman All-American since 1980 with seventh place finish at 125.He battled his way back from first round loss as an unseeded wrestler to go 5-2 at the NCAA’s and finished third at EIWA Championships.
In the 2014-15 Season Cruz went 22-3 competing unattached in open competition to earn Lehigh’s Deferred Eligibility Wrestler of the Year award. He won three open tournament titles, capturing the East Stroudsburg Open, Shorty Hitchcock Memorial Classic and Edinboro Open. Darian finished second at 57 kg at University Nationals in freestyle in late May.
In 2015-16 he became the EIWA Champion at 125. He finished one win shy of earning second All-America medal. Darian went 31-7 with 18 bonus wins, leading Lehigh in both categories. Cruz posted four wins over 2016 All-Americans.
We are excited to have him be part of our  team of coaches.

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