|Hometown:||Battle Ground, Wash.|
|High School:||Battle Ground HS|
Arizona State - 2010-11: Advanced to the NCAA Championships at 174 pounds after his most successful campaign as a Sun Devil...Won the Cal State-Fullerton Open to start the season 5-2...After losing in the first round of the Reno Tournament Of Champions, he reeled off seven straight victories to take third overall in the competition...Finished third at the Pac-10 Championships to advance to the NCAA Championships...2009-10: Placed in both tournaments he entered, including a fourth-place showing at the Pac-10 Championships and a sixth-place finish at the Reno Tournament of Champions... went 13-13 for the year at 174 pounds... finished 8-8 in duals, 3-3 in conference duals and 5-5 in tournament appearances... reached the semifinals of the Reno event with three wins in a row, including two, two-point decisions... opened the year with two major decision wins in a row against Pac-10 foes... 2008-09: Stepped into the starting role from the start of the season and went 15-11 on the year... went 8-4 in duals and was 7-0 in Pac-10 duals... ranked No. 2 in the conference and finished second at the Championships in a close 5-2 decision to No. 12 Nate Lee (Boise State)... his loss in the finals snapped a six-match winning streak that included a road upset of No. 11 Kyle Bressler (Oregon State), 4-2... opened his career with a 17-9 major decision victory... went 5-2 in home duals.
High School: A graduate of Battle Ground High School (Battle Ground, Wash.)... lettered in wrestling four times and captained the team as a senior... earned high school All-America honors as a senior... placed third at the 2007 Fargo Nationals... two-time state champion and three-time state finalist... won the 2006 and 2008 state crowns with a runner-up finish in 2007... also finished seventh as a freshman... team captured the state 4A title in 2006... twice earned Academic All-State honors.
Personal: Major is exploratory... parents are Ralph and Nora Starks... has two sisters: Rebecca and Nicole... born November 14, 1989, in Vancouver, Wash.... hobbies include music and spending time with friends... full name is Eric William Starks.
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