Dan Pitsch

Dan Pitsch

Player Profile

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Tacoma, Wash.

High School:
Spanaway Lake HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 184

Experience:
2V

OREGON STATE: One of 11 returning letterwinners ... in preseason national rankings, No. 16 by Amateur Wrestling News, No. 16 by InterMat ... 35-19 career record with 3 pins, team bonus points in 33 percent of matches (18 of 54) ... (2004) As a sophomore, was in his second season in the OSU lineup ... 20-12 record with 2 pins, team bonus points in 44 percent of matches (14 of 32) ...won 14 of his last 16 matches, scoring team bonus points 10 times ... at NCAA Championships, unseeded, did not place, went 1-2 with 0 pins; dec. over (17) Nick Ciarcia, Brown, 8-6 in first round; tech. fall by No. 3 seed (3) Jake Rosholt, Oklahoma State, 4:23 (16-0) in second round; major dec. by No. 8 seed (11) Kurt Backes, Iowa State, 13-4 in wrestleback second round ... at Pacific-10 Championships, seeded No. 1, placed fourth, went 2-2 with 0 pins; major dec. over Dustin Fisher, Oregon, 13-4 in quarterfinals; pinned by No. 4 seed (18) Ryan Halsey, Cal Poly, 2:04 in semifinals; dec. over No. 6 seed Ian Murphy, Cal State-Fullerton, 10-4 in wrestleback semifinals; pinned by No. 2 seed Brandon Bear, California-Davis, 6:00 in third-place final ... Jan. 9-Feb. 29, won 13 straight matches, scoring team bonus points 10 times ... major dec. over (9) Ryan Halsey, Cal Poly, 10-2 in dual meet ... major dec. over (5 NAIA) David O'Brien, Southern Oregon, 15-7 in dual meet ... at Midlands Open, did not place, went 0-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools ... at Reno Classic, placed fifth, went 3-2 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including major dec. by (1) Jake Rosholt, Oklahoma State, 14-3; pinned by (3 DIII) Jason Lulloff, Wisconsin-LaCrosse, 2:40; inj. def. over (12) Nick Frost, Arizona State, in fifth-place final ... major dec. by (1) Jake Rosholt, Oklahoma State, 13-3 in dual meet ...tech. fall over Dustin Fisher, Oregon, 4:08 (16-0) in dual meet to help OSU to 23-18 comeback win ...dec. by (8) Travis Frick, Lehigh, 7-4 in dual meet ... at Southern Oregon Open, placed second, went 1-0 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; round; including major dec. over (4 JC) Blair Alderman, North Idaho JC, 11-1 ... (2003) As a freshman, was in his first season in the OSU lineup ... 15-7 record with 1 pin, team bonus points in 18 percent of matches (4 of 22) ... out of lineup after Jan. 18 due to injury ... won 9 of his last 14 matches and 12 of his last 17 ... Jan. 3-Jan. 10, 6-match win streak, scoring team bonus points 3 times ... at Midlands Open, did not place, went 0-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including dec. by (5 NAIA) Mike Lester, Montana State-Northern, 11-4 ... dec. over (6) B.J. Padden, Nebraska, 10-5 in dual meet ... dec. over Elias Soto, Oregon, 10-6 in Civil War dual debut ... at Las Vegas Invitational, did not place, went 3-2 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including dec. by (6) Jason Potter, Illinois, 6-3 ... at Southern Oregon Open, placed third, went 3-1 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including dec. by (1 DII) Mauricio Wright, San Francisco State, 8-1 ... (2002) Redshirted ... record of 2-0 with 1 pin at 174 pounds in open tournaments.

SPANAWAY LAKE HIGH: Lettered 3 years; coached by Paul Greeley ... 2-time state champion, wrestling at 158, 160, 171 pounds ... played football ... 3.7 GPA.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Liberal Studies; may become a teacher ... born June 25, 1982 in Tacoma, Wash. ... parents are Daniel and Linda Pitsch; family includes brothers Patrick (20), Alex (17) ... enjoys collecting glasses ... top athletic thrill is running out of tunnel before every OSU home meet... favorite athlete is Randy Johnson; favorite movie is Blood In Blood Out; favorite TV show is Seinfeld; favorite actor is John Cusack; favorite musician is Elton John; favorite vehicle is Cadillac Escalade; favorite food is tuna; favorite restaurant is Taco Bell ... chose OSU for its "great atmosphere, friendly people and wrestling team."

OREGON STATE CAREER STATISTICS

2003 W-L DUAL TNY POST TEAM BON

184 lbs. 15-7 9-2 6-5 0-0 38.5 18%

DEC MAJ TF PIN FFT OT

184 lbs. 11-6 1-0 0-0 1-0 2-1 0-0

2004 W-L DUAL TNY POST TEAM BON

184 lbs. 20-11 13-3 6-8 3-4 76.5 45%

197 lbs. 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0.0 0%

Total 20-12 13-4 6-8 3-4 76.5 44%

DEC MAJ TF PIN FFT OT

184 lbs. 5-3 8-4 2-1 2-3 2-0 0-0

197 lbs. 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Total 5-4 8-4 2-1 2-3 2-0 0-0

TOTAL W-L DUAL TNY POST TEAM BON

184 lbs. 35-18 22-5 12-13 3-4 115.0 34%

197 lbs. 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0.0 0%

Total 35-19 22-6 12-13 3-4 115.0 33%

DEC MAJ TF PIN FFT OT

184 lbs. 16-9 9-4 2-1 3-3 4-1 0-0

197 lbs. 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Total 16-10 9-4 2-1 3-3 4-1 0-0

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