Jamie Rakevich

Jamie Rakevich

Player Profile

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Elma, Wash.

High School:
Elma HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / HWT

Experience:
1V

OREGON STATE: One of 11 returning letterwinners ... in preseason national rankings, No. 12 by Amateur Wrestling News, No. 13 by InterMat ... 18-11 career record with 6 pins, team bonus points in 34 percent of matches (10 of 29) ... (2004) As a freshman, was in his first season in the OSU lineup ... 18-11 record with 6 pins, team bonus points in 34 percent of matches (10 of 29) ... University Nationals freestyle runner-up at 264.5 pounds to qualify for World University Games ... won 14 of last 21 matches, scoring team bonus points 9 times ... thrust into starting lineup due to injury to Ty Watterson the weekend of Dec. 13-14, and made his dual meet debut by pinning ninth-ranked Willie Gruenwald of Oklahoma State in 1:46 ... at NCAA Championships, unseeded, did not place, went 3-2 with 1 pin; dec. by No. 6 seed (6) Greg Wagner, Michigan, 3-2 in preliminary round; dec. over (16) Marc Allemang, Duquesne, 10-5 in wrestleback preliminary round; major dec. over Matt Wilcox, Clarion, 15-3 in wrestleback first round; pinned Ramel Meekins, Rutgers, 7:59 (OT) in wrestleback second round; pinned by No. 10 seed (10) Willie Gruenwald, Oklahoma State, 6:58 in wrestleback third round ... at Pacific-10 Championships, seeded No. 2, placed second, went 2-1 with 1 pin; pinned Dan Schon, California-Davis, 4:08 in quarterfinals; dec. over No. 3 seed Clifford Starks, Arizona State, 2-1 (OT) in semifinals; dec. by No. 1 seed Jacob McGinnis, Boise State, 3-1 (OT) in championship final ... dec. by (18) Dusty Hoffschneider, Wyoming, 4-3 in dual meet ... pinned by (12) Clint Walbeck, Fresno State, 4:45 in dual meet ... dec. by (8) Cain Velasquez, Arizona State, 5-2 in dual meet ... at Midlands Open, did not place, went 0-1 with 0 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools ... Dec. 14-Dec. 18, won 4 of 5 matches, scoring team bonus points 2 times ... at Reno Classic, did not place, went 3-2 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including pinned by (2 DII) Willie McCowan, Central Missouri State, 2:21; dec. by (10) Willie Gruenwald, Oklahoma State, 8-4 ... pinned (9) Willie Gruenwald, Oklahoma State, 1:46 in dual meet debut ... at Southern Oregon Open, did not place, went 0-1 vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools ... (2003) Redshirted.

ELMA HIGH: Lettered 4 years; coached by Rick Rakevich ... 2-time state champ, winning at 275 pounds as a senior, 215 pounds as a junior; also placed second at 215 as a sophomore ... career record of 107-8 with 80 pins, including 27-0 with 25 pins as a senior ... 3-time league champ ... third at Senior Nationals as senior ... also played football, soccer ... 3.81 GPA; Academic All-America.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Mathematics Education; may become a high school teacher and coach ... born in Olympia, Wash. ... parents are Rick and Shawnie Rakevich ... uncle David Glenn played football for Montana ... enjoys duck hunting, camping ... member of OSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee ... top athletic thrill was winning first state title ... favorite athlete is teammate Steve Grayson; favorite movie is Dumb And Dumber; favorite TV show is The A Team; favorite group is Brooks And Dunn; favorite vehicle is 1983 Ford Escort Hatchback; favorite food is his uncle's barbecue chicken ... chose OSU for its academics and wrestling program.

OREGON STATE CAREER STATS

2004 W-L DUAL TNY POST TEAM BON

Hwt. 18-11 10-4 8-7 5-3 68.5 38%

DEC MAJ TF PIN FFT OT

Hwt. 7-8 4-0 0-0 6-3 1-0 3-1

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