Adam Kates
Adam Kates
Height: 5-4
Year: So.
Hometown: Needham, Mass.
High School: Needham
Position: 125
Major: Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism

2019-20: Finished his sophomore campaign with a 16-19 record, competing exclusively at 125 pounds...Tallied five pins and one technical fall throughout the year...Earned two victories at the BW Invite on November 23, pinning Ohio Wesleyan's Jacob Dehart in 1:39 and picking up an 18-3 technical fall victory over Mercyhurst NE's Dylan Pesock...Claimed two wins by fall at the RIT Invite on December 7...Received UAA All-Academic recognition.

2018-19: Was the 2019 UAA 125-Pound Champion, after winning both of his matches at the conference championships... Became the fifth Spartan in the 125-pound weight class to earn the All-UAA honor, the first since Matt Moy in 2017...Named the 2019 UAA Rookie of the Year, becoming the first CWRU wrestler since Brian McNamara in 2016 and the seventh Spartan overall to be selected as the conference Rookie of the Year...Finished the year with a 13-17 record, while collecting six pins...Won his first collegiate match by pin (5:00) over Kent State's Daniel Rehfeldt during the Ohio Intercollegiate Open.

Personal: Earned four varsity letters in wrestling at Needham High School...served as team captain during his senior year...coached by Robert Pritchett...was a 2017-18 Bay State League All-Scholastic...named Needham Athlete of the Week...was a member of the National Honor Society...also competed in lacrosse...born October 23...son of Susan and Steven Kates.