In mid-March, he stepped off the mat in St. Louis, Mo., for the final time as arguably the most successful and decorated wrestler in school history.
It had been almost 50 years since a Wildcat wrestler recorded a victory at the national tournament. Scott Patrick ’15 did it twice in consecutive days to become the first in the program’s 95 years to win multiple matches at the NCAA Championship.
A two-time Southern Conference champion at 184 pounds, Patrick began his run at history with an upset of 11th seeded Brett Pfarr from Minnesota.
After being edged by Ohio State’s Kenny Courts in the second round, the senior advanced to the next round with an impressive 8-3 decision over Iowa State’s Lelund Weatherspoon.
Though his historic run ended just short of becoming the program’s first All-American, Patrick will always be remembered as Davidson’s first two-time winner on collegiate wrestling’s biggest stage.
Patrick, who has accepted a position with Wells Fargo as a high yield trading analyst, finished his career with a 78-34 record.