Eric Stevenson

Eric Stevenson

Player Profile

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Newberg, Ore.

High School:
Newberg HS

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 125

Experience:
1V

OREGON STATE: One of 11 returning letterwinners ... 16-13 career record with 5 pins, team bonus points in 28 percent of matches (8 of 29) ... (2004) As a freshman, was in his first season in the OSU lineup ... 16-13 record with 5 pins, team bonus points in 28 percent of matches (8 of 29) ... faced 2 big challenges in his first 2 days as a varsity wrestler, taking on top-ranked Jason Powell of Nebraska in his dual meet debut, then went against 2-time world champion Vougar Ourdjov for the Southern Oregon Open title. Powell earned a pin in 2:39; Ourdjov took a 5-1 decision ... at Pacific-10 Championships, unseeded, did not place, went 0-2 with 0 pins; dec. by No. 2 seed (6) Efren Ceballos, Cal State-Bakersfield, 9-4 in quarterfinals; dec. by Joey Lucas, Oregon, 5-3 in wrestleback preliminary round ... dec. by (6) Vic Moreno, Cal Poly, 11-4 in dual meet ... dec. by (4) Efren Ceballos, Cal State-Bakersfield, 9-3 in dual meet ... Dec. 18-Jan. 25, won 6 of 9 matches, scoring team bonus points 2 times ... Nov. 22-Dec. 18, won 8 of 9 matches, scoring team bonus points 5 times ... at Reno Classic, placed fifth, went 4-2 with 3 pins vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including pinned (5 NAIA) Ricky Aguirre, Menlo, 6:26; pinned Cody Stites, Oklahoma State, 6:22 in fifth-place final ... dec. over Joey Lucas, Oregon, 5-3 in Civil War debut ... Nov. 22-Dec. 13, 5-match winning streak; during streak, scored team bonus points 3 times ... major dec. over (9) Mario Stewart, Lehigh, 10-2 in dual meet ... at Southern Oregon Open, placed second, went 2-1 with 1 pin vs. wrestlers from 4-year schools; including pinned (2 DII) Joey Bareng, San Francisco State, 6:38 (OT) ... pinned by (1) Jason Powell, Nebraska, 2:39 in dual meet ... (2003) Redshirted ... 2-0 record with 1 pin at 125 pounds in open tournaments.

NEWBERG HIGH: Lettered 4 years; coached by Neil Russo ... 3-time state champion, winning at 119 pounds as a senior, 112 as a junior, 103 as a sophomore; also placed third at 103 as a freshman ... 4-time league champ ... career record of 157-5 with 84 pins, including 43-1 as a senior ... won double All-America honors in freestyle, Greco-Roman as a senior, junior; won national title in Greco-Roman as a sophomore ... 5-time junior All-America ... 4-time freestyle state champ; 3-time Greco-Roman state champ ... also played soccer.

PERSONAL: Majoring in History; considering a career in education ... born in Newberg, Ore. ... parents are Ronald and Michele Stevenson; family includes brothers Michael (31), Bryan (25) ... enjoys racing motorcycles, spending time with family and friends ... prep teammates Tim Norman, Anthony Weber and Neal Beaudry also wrestle for OSU, Jeremy Robertson wrestles for Oregon ... top athletic thrill was winning 2000 Junior Nationals title ... favorite athlete is Ricky Carmichael; favorite movie is On Any Sunday; favorite TV show is The Wonder Years; favorite groups are Metallica, Perfect Circle; favorite vehicle is Chevy Z71; favorite food is Italian; favorite restaurant is Olive Garden ... chose OSU for being a good all-around school, being close to home and family, and his high school teammates wrestling at the school.

OREGON STATE CAREER STATS

2004 W-L DUAL TNY POST TEAM BON

125 lbs. 16-13 9-9 7-4 0-2 47.0 28%

DEC MAJ TF PIN FFT OT

125 lbs. 8-8 3-3 0-0 5-2 0-0 1-0

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