Major: Biomedical Engineering
Hometown: Kaysville, Utah
Penn State Career
Coming into his fourth season at Penn State, Terrell has competed in a total of 49 matches while donning the blue and white singlet for the Nittany Lions.
Barraclough saw plenty of action his true freshman year as he took part in nearly half of his career matches that season. These bouts were spread out between the Clarion Open, Wilkes Open, Edinboro Open, and National Collegiate Open.
He then got his first regular season dual matches the following season against both Michigan and Northwestern. Terrell’s redshirt freshman year was relatively quiet but he was a fixture in the Nittany Lion starting lineup his sophomore campaign.
Barraclough competed in 15 total matches that year with seven of them being in dual meets and the remaining split between extra matches in duals and action in the 2022 Southern Scuffle.
So far this season, Terrell has taken part in eight matches, with four of them being in dual meets and the other four in the 2022 Black Knight Open where Barraclough finished runner-up.
Terrell is also a two time Academic All-Big Ten recipient in 2021 and 2022.
Prior to Penn State
Before prowling the mat in Happy Valley, Barraclough wrestled for Layton High School back in his home state of Utah. There, Terrell was a four year varsity letter winner and named the team captain for two seasons.
He became the first wrestler in Layton High School history to win four straight Utah State Championships and joined both Cael and Cody Sanderson as one of 22 wrestlers in Utah history to ever achieve this feat.
Terrell won several Wrestler of the Year awards and he was named the 2019 Dave Shultz Award winner for Utah. Outside of wrestling, Barraclough was also a slick player on the soccer pitch and he shined in the classroom as he earned multiple Academic All-State laurels.
“I just want to show people what I got, just because I know there’s so much more. I want to be the best in the room and get a title because that’s what we work for every day for six months.”
Following Barraclough’s fourth state title in high school, he originally committed to wrestle for Army. At the time he knew there was interest from Cael Sanderson and Penn State Wrestling, and this finally came to fruition when he flipped his commitment from Army to the Nittany Lions late his senior year.
Away from the mat, Barraclough continues a tradition from an all-time Nittany Lion great.
Terrell keeps post it notes all around his room to motivate himself about various aspects of wrestling. This was a habit of Mark Hall who later passed it down to Barraclough following a conversation before practice one day.
“He (Hall) has Post-it notes that he would look at every day. He would have them on his door. These are things that the coaches tell me I need to work on. So I’m like, oh yeah, that’s right. I wrote it down so it kind of sticks a little better.”