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Lucas Espericueta

Player Profile

Shafter, Calif.

High School:


Espericueta's Career Match-By-Match

2010-11 Season (Senior): Posted an 11-8 overall record and a 3-4 mark in duals at 165 pounds ... placed fourth at the Pac-10 Championships in Corvallis, Ore. ... tallied three falls, one technical fall and a major decision ... finished second at the Fullerton Open in mid-November ... defeated eighth-ranked Scott Winston of Rutgers (4-3) at the Northeast Duals ... went 3-1 at the Reno Tournament of Champions in late December.

2009-10 Season (Junior): Posted an 18-8 record on the season with a 5-3 mark in duals at 157 pounds ... sat out a portion of the season due to injury ... placed fifth at the Pac-10 Championships in Davis, Calif. ... finished the year with two major decisions, two technical falls and three pins ... contributed 17 dual points on the year ... strung together 11 straight wins from Nov. 21 through Dec. 20, the second longest streak on the team ... won the Fullerton Open at 157 pounds with a perfect 6-0 record ... went 3-2 at the Reno Tournament of Champions in mid-December ... tallied a 2-1 record at the Midlands Tournament in Evanston, Ill., in late December.

2008-09 Season (Sophomore): One of four team co-captains ... moved up from 149 pounds to be Stanford's starter at 157 pounds ... posted a 28-15 record on the year with a 13-9 mark in duals ... went 3-2 at the Pac-10 Championships to post a career-best third-place finish ... fell just short of a repeat trip to the NCAA Championships with a 4-1 loss to No. 6 Adam Hall in the true second place match ... went 13-4 against Pac-10 opponents, with his only conference losses coming at the hands of ranked wrestlers ... one of four team members to reach the 20-win mark on the year, nabbing his 20th victory against UC Davis on Jan. 10 ... led the team with 19 wins by decision and three technical falls ... also had four major decisions ... racked up 48 dual points, the third highest tally on the team ... posted a season-long seven-match win streak in November ... picked up his first win of the year in the Pac-10 opener against Cal State Bakersfield on Nov. 8 ... went 4-1 at the Oklahoma Open to take third place ... went 6-2 at the competitive Reno Tournament of Champions to claim fifth place ... picked up his 50th career win against Te Edwards of Arizona State on Feb. 6 ... wrestled six ranked opponents, including four in the top-10.

2007-08 Season (Redshirt Freshman): Stanford's starting 149-pounder ... qualified for the NCAA Championships in his first season of collegiate competition ... went 2-2 at the Pac-10 Championships to take fourth place ... finished with a 25-14 overall record ... won 12 of 16 bouts in dual meets ... earned bonus points for the Cardinal in 11 duals ... one of five Cardinal wrestlers to reach the 20-win mark on the year, and one of four to contribute 50 or more dual points ... finished as the fourth winningest freshman in school history with 25 wins in his rookie season ... led the team with 11 major decisions, which ranked among the top-20 nationally ... scored bonus points in 17 matches, and pinned three opponents ... went undefeated at the Menlo Open, and won his first six matches of the year ... fell just short of placing with four wins at the Central Missouri
Open ... won two bouts at the Las Vegas Invitational and the Reno Tournament of Champions ... posted a season-high eight-match win streak in the month of January, topping four conference opponents in the stretch ... competed at University Nationals in April.

2006-07 Season (Freshman): Competed unattached at the Fullerton Open and the California Collegiates ... posted a 6-4 record between the two tournaments ... earned one pin and one win by technical fall ... competed at the University National Championships in April ... qualified for the FILA Junior World Team Trials.

High School: A 2006 graduate of Shafter (Calif.) High School ... captained the wrestling squad during sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... a 2006 All-American ... a fourtime state qualifier ... a two-time junior national qualifier ... took eighth in state as a junior with a 49-3 record ... placed third in state as a senior with a 51-3 record ... finished fifth at 2006 Senior Nationals ... also lettered in cross country, golf and tennis.

Personal: Son of Leroy and Frances Espericueta ... has four older siblings ... majoring in economics ... considering a career as an investment banker ... enjoys bible study, taking cat naps and reading comic books ... spends time volunteering with Veteran's Hospital and Quesada Gardens ... a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Year Record Dual Record Falls Tech. Falls
2006-07 Redshirted
2007-08 25-14 12-4 3 3
2008-09 28-15 13-9 0 3
2009-10 18-8 5-3 3 2
2010-11 11-8 3-4 3 1
Career Totals 82-45 33-20 9 9
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