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Chris Mecate
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 141
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Highland, Calif.
High School: Redlands East Valley
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Career Record: 89-29; 109-43* (*including redshirt year)

2014-15: Qualified for the NCAA Championships for his third consecutive appearance, where he placed sixth and earned All-American accolades … Seeded 11th at the NCAA Championships … Finished the 2014-15 season with a 24-11 overall record and a 10-5 mark in dual action … Earned Honorable Mention at the MAC tournament … Ranked second on the team with 19 decisions … Started in 16-of-18 dual meets at 141 … Claimed second place at the Cleveland State Open (12/13) and fifth place at the Midlands Championship (12/29-12/30) … Defeated Tyler Smith (Bucknell), Nick Dardanes (Minnesota) and Dean Heil (Oklahoma State) at the NCAA Tournament … Recorded 36 team points, two falls, two tech falls, and one major decision … Took down No. 31 Tyler Small (Kent State).

2013-14: Qualified for the NCAA Championships as a redshirt sophomore after placing 2nd at the MAC Championships … Seeded 5th at the NCAA's and won his first round match … Finished the season 28-9, 7-1 in the MAC and 14-4 in duals … Placed 3rd at the Southern Scuffle and 2nd at the Wolfpack Open … Defeated All-Americans Evan Henderson (UNC) and Chris Dardanes (Minnesota) … Also defeated nationally ranked Jesse Thielke (Wisconsin), Tyler Small (Kent State) twice, Joseph Spisak (UVA), Zach Horan (CMU), Lavion Mayes (Missouri), and Joey Lazor (Northern Iowa).

2012-13: Qualified for the NCAA Championships as a redshirt freshman as the 12th-seeded wrestler at 141 …  Won the opening round match with a 6-3 victory over Brandon Nelsen of Purdue …  Went 1-2 at the NCAA Championships, falling to the eventual fifth and sixth place finishers …  Finished the season 37-9 and went 7-0 in CAA action …  Won a CAA title with a 7-1 victory over NCAA Qualifier Frank Cimato of Drexel …  Accumulated three CAA Rookie of the Week Awards from 2/19, 2/12, and 1/15 …  Placed fourth at the prestigious Southern Scuffle …  Took first place at both the Clarion Open and the Mat Town Open …  Went on a 12-match winning streak from January 11, 2013 until March 21, 2013.

2011-12: Finished redshirt campaign with an overall record of 20-14 wrestling unattached …  Went 3-2 at 141 and 17-12 at 149 for the Monarchs …  Had three major decisions, two falls, and one technical fall …  Placed fifth at both the Mat Town Open and the National Collegiate Open …  Recorded a win over NCAA qualifier Matt Nereim of NC State in first collegiate bout.

Prep: Won the Super 32 Tournament, 5 Counties, MLK King of the Mat, El Cajon Invitational, Masters Championships as a junior …  Won state championship as a senior, took fifth place as a junior and sixth as a freshman …  Named the 2009-10 Wrestler of the Year by The San Bernardino County Sun …  Career record of 156-17 …  Took third at the Senior Nationals in 2011.

Off the Mat: Son of Perry and Cynthia Mecate …  Three siblings, Helene, Hannah and Matthew …  Plans on majoring in business administration.

Chris Mecate's Wins over NCAA Qualifiers:
11/6/11 – Matt Nereim (NC State)
11/24/12 – Richard Durso (Franklin & Marshall)
1/2/13 – Julian Feikert (Oklahoma State)
1/2/13 – Connor Hanafee (Army)
1/19/13 – Luke Vaith (Hofstra)
2/10/13 – Joe Spisak (Virginia)
3/9/13 – Frank Cimato (Drexel)
3/21/13 – Brandon Nelsen (Purdue)
11/17/13 – Sam Speno (NC ST.) W, 5-0 D
11/24/13 – Gabe Moreno (ISU) W, 3-0 D
1/1/14 – Edgar Bright (Pitt) W, 6-1 D
1/2/14 – Evan Henderson (UNC) W, 3-2 D
1/2/14 – Chris Dardanes (Minn) W, 4-3 D
1/10/14 – Daniel Neff (Lock Haven) W, 6-1 SV-2
1/19/14 – Joseph Spisak (UVA) W, 3-1 D
2/2/14 – Zach Horan (CMU) W, 4-2 D
2/16/14 – Lavion Mayes (Mizzou) W, 2-1 D
2/23/14 – Joey Lazor (UNI) W, 10-8 D
3/8/14 – Lavion Mayes (Mizzou) W, 4-3 D
3/20/14 – Joey Delgado (Oregon St) W, 4-2 D
11/29/14 – Nick Lawrence (Purdue) W, 4-2 D
12/13/14 – Maurice Miller (Notre Dame) W, 5-4 TB-2
12/30/14 – Steven Rodrigues (Illinois) W, 6-2 D
1/25/15 – Tyler Small (Kent State) W, 3-1 SV-1
2/6/15 – Sam Speno (NC State) W, 4-3 D
3/19/15 – Tyler Smith (Bucknell) W, Fall 1:16
3/19/15 – Nick Dardanes (Minnesota) W, D 9-4
3/20/15 – Dean Heil (Oklahoma State) W, D 4-3

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