Bio: J.D. Perez, the 2020 New Mexico Wrestler of the Year, experienced a stellar prep career before taking his talents to the Midwest to continue his passion for the sport. Competing for Deming High, Perez compiled over 140 victories, 4 state medals, as well as appearing in 3 state title matches. His Senior season culminated with an undefeated 43-0 record and being crowned the 160lb State Champion. That success quickly translated onto the college scene, where through two seasons, J.D. has quickly garnered National Recognition. As well as part of being a member of 2 KCAC Conference Championship Teams, he is also a 2x National Qualifier, the reigning Conference Wrestler of the Year, as well as becoming only the second ever All-American in Ottawa Wrestling history with a top 5 finish at the NAIA National Tournament.