2012-13: Finished with a team-leading 32 wins as part of a 32-12 overall record ... went 13-1 in dual matches ... also led the team with 10 major decisions and had four pins ... competed in five bouts at 157 before making the switch to 165 for the remainder of the season ... registered a pin and a major decision en route to a second-place finish at the All-Academy Championships on Feb. 2 ... took third at the EIWA Championships on March 8-9 ... one of four Black Knights to qualify for the NCAA Championships ... totaled six separate four-match winning streaks.
2011-12: Authored a 2-3 record, competing only at the Oklahoma-Gold Classic early in the season.
2010-11: Forged a 13-3 overall record as a freshman, competing at three different tournaments ... posted four major decisions and three pins ... his four major decisions ranked tied for second on the team, while his three pins were tied for seventh on the squad ... wrestled exclusively at 157 pounds during his plebe campaign ... began the season by placing third at the East Stroudsburg Open, posting a 6-1 record with two major decisions and one pin ... finished runner-up at the Shorty Hitchcock Invitational, going 4-1 with a pin and a major decision ... turned in another second-place finish at the New York State Championships "B" flight, authoring a 3-1 mark with one pin and one major decision.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL: Won the state championship at 135 pounds as a senior at Fordson High School ... finished runner-up at the states as a junior, wrestling at 119 pounds ... took fourth in the states as a sophmore, competing in the 119-pound bracket ... also played two seasons of football and two seasons of soccer during high school ... member of the National Honor Society ... competed at the United States Military Academy Prep School (USMAPS) in 2008-09 ... was runner-up at the NCWA Championships at 149 pounds while a member of the USMAPS team.
PERSONAL: Paul Pierce Hancock IV was born July 9, 1990 in Royal Oak, Mich. ... son of Trey and Becky Hancock ... has two sisters, Ashleigh and Grace ... enjoys playing the guitar in his spare time ... majoring in Arabic.