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  Chris Mecate

Chris Mecate

Player Profile

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Highland, Calif.

High School:
Redlands East Valley

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 141

Birthdate:
12/04/1992

04/05/2013

Chris Mecate Wins CAA Rookie of the Year

Mecate becomes just the third ODU wrestler to win the award and first since 2008

03/22/2013

Day Two Recap: 2013 NCAA Championships

Mecate goes down to Michael Nevinger of Cornell

03/21/2013

DAY ONE RECAP: 2013 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Mecate earns his first NCAA tournament win in his young collegiate career and advances to day two

03/20/2013

2013 NCAA WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS CENTRAL

Updated brackets, live stats, ESPN coverage, Twitter, ODUSports.com live blog

03/13/2013

Rob Deutsch Earns At-large Bid; ODU Sends Four to NCAA's

The 2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling brackets were released tonight

02/20/2013

141-Pound Redshirt Freshman from Highland, Cali.

Monarch Media catches-up with 141-pound redshirt freshman, Chris Mecate

02/14/2013

ODU vs GMU Wrestling Photos

action pix from the match

Career Record: 40-11

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)

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