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  David Mendoza

David Mendoza

Player Profile


Wyomissing, Pa.

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Height / Weight:
6-0 / 197


2006-07: Qualified for the NCAA Tournament by finishing second at the CAA Tourny...Led team in pins with 12...Second on the team in wins with 32...Recorded 32-12 record and was named CAA Wrestler of the Week once...Won the 197-lb. weight class at the Virginia Intercollegiates and Mat Town USA...Placed fifth at the Southern Scuffle and sixth at the Michigan State Open...Was 13-6 in duals and 7-2 against CAA opponents...
2005-06: Named to the Colonial Athletic Association's All-Freshman Team...Posted a winning record his freshman series in the 184 weight class...Recorded two pins and one major decision and was 11-5 in Dual Competition.
Prep: Mendoza was a two-time state placewinner at Wyomissing High School, finishing third at 189 pounds as a senior...Placed 7th at the Beast of the East in 2004...Three times named to the All-County Team...Also was a district qualifier in javelin, played baseball and was captain of and 2003 defensive lineman of the year the football team at Wyomissing...Finished high school career with a 117-34 record.

Off the Mat: Born January 13, 1987...Son of Manuel Mendoza and Elizabeth and Alan Anderson...Has one sister, Lane'e (22) and three brothers Mike (19), Mike Anderson (20) and Bryce Anderson (7)...Nickname: "Dosa"...Worked as a vendor for the Reading Phillies minor league baseball team...Favorite book is "The Da Vinci Code"...Majoring in Elementary Education.

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