Mecate earns his first NCAA tournament win in his young collegiate career and advances to day two
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The 2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling brackets were released tonight
Mecate and Curling are crowned CAA champs; Richardson also earns NCAA automatic bid
The 2013 CAA Wrestling Championship will be held on March 9, in Boston, Mass.
action pix from the match
Career Record: 51-20
2012-13: Qualified for the NCAA Championships as a redshirt freshman... Finished the season 29-11 while going 6-2 in CAA competition... Was the CAA runner-up at 125... Placed sixth at the prestigious Southern Scuffle... Racked up three major decisions on the year and was second on the team with three tech falls... Took first place at both the Cleveland State Open and the Mat Town Open... Also took third at the Clarion Open and fifth at the Nittany Lion Open.
2011-12: Completed redshirt season with a record of 23-9 wrestling unattached... Recorded one fall, one technical fall, and six major decisions... Placed third at both the Cleveland State Open and National Collegiate Open... Finished second at the Millersville Open... Won first collegiate tournament at the Pembroke Classic on November 19.
Prep: Completed a 42-0 senior season, winning second New Jersey State Championship... HS career included a 2nd and a 3rd at the NJ state tournament, four Region and four District titles... Finished high school career with 155 wins, tied for most in South Jersey history... Was 2011 South Jersey Wrestler of the Year... Four-time Beast of the East place-winner, including champion as a senior... Earned four All-American medals in two styles at the ASICS/Vaughan Cadet & Junior Nationals, including a second in 2008.
Off the Mat: Son of Bob and Pat Deutsch... Has one sister, Hope... Majoring in criminal justice.
Rob Deutsch's Wins over NCAA Qualifiers:
12/2/12- Max Soria (Buffalo)
12/21/12- David Terao (American)
1/2/13- Nick Soto (Chattanooga)
1/2/13- Ben Willeford (Cleveland State)