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  Zack Giesen
Zack Giesen

Player Profile

Grants Pass, Ore.

High School:
North Valley


Giesen's Career Match-By-Match

2010-11 Season (Senior): Compiled a 23-5 overall record and an 11-2 mark in duals as Stanford's starter at 197 pounds ... secured All-America accolades after finishing sixth at the NCAA Championships in Philadelphia, Pa. ... went 5-3 at NCAA's, including wins over No. 6 Micah Burak of Penn and No. 9 Sonny Yohn of Minnesota ... won his first Pac-10 title at the conference championships in Corvallis, Ore. ... strung together 13 consecutive wins to start the season ... scored 42 dual points for the team ... defeated five ranked oppoenents on the year ... recorded two falls, including one in 27 seconds over Bryan Panzano of Harvard ... placed first at the Reno Tournament of Champions in mid-December ... went undefeated (4-0) at the Lone Star Duals in mid-January ... finished his career fourth all-time on Stanford's career wins list with 110.

2009-10 Season (Redshirt Junior): Stanford's starter at 184 pounds, recorded a 32-7 overall record with a 16-2 mark in duals ... his 32 wins were a career high and his 87 career wins puts him ninth all-time in program history ... earned an at-large berth to his third career NCAA Championships, finishing 2-2 at the event ... placed third at the Pac-10 Championships in Davis, Calif. ... led the team with eight major decision victories, while also tallying two technical falls and three pins ... was second on the squad with 61 dual points ... won the Fullerton Open with a 3-0 record and captured the Reno Tournament of Champions title with a 4-0 mark ... was 6-1 in Pac-10 duals.

2008-09 Season (Junior): Redshirted his third season on The Farm ... competed in two tournaments and posted a 5-2 record ... won the 184-pound title at the Fullerton Open in November, pinning three consecutive opponents before claiming a major decision in the championship bout ... went 1-2 at the Midlands Championship in late December ... took second at University Nationals in freestyle wrestling at 84 kg (185 lbs.) ... represented the USA at an international tournament in Poland over the summer, posting a 1-1 record.

2007-08 Season (Sophomore): Stanford's starting 184-pounder ... earned an at-large bid to his second straight NCAA Championships ... won his first career NCAA Championship match with a pin in the opening round ... upended the first ranked opponent of his career with a 5-3 win over No. 19 Christopher Honeycutt at the championships ... went 2-2 to take fourth place at the Pac-10 Championships ... finished with a 26-12 record ... recorded an 11-3 mark in duals ... won six of nine Pac-10 duals ... one of five Cardinal wrestlers to reach 20 wins on the year ... added 48 team points to the Stanford effort ... pinned three opponents ... also was third on the team with seven major decisions ... won three bouts by technical fall ... placed in his first tournament of the season, taking third with a 4-1 record at the Central Missouri Open ... also pinned first opponent of the year at the tournament ... placed at the Reno Tournament of Champions, coming in fourth with a 5-2 record ... earned bonus points for the Cardinal in five straight duals between Jan. 18 and Feb. 3 ... nabbed 50th career win against Oregon State ... won five matches at University Nationals in April ... took eighth at the FILA Junior National Championships later that month.

2006-07 Season (Freshman): Named Pac-10 Co-Newcomer of the Year ... placed second in the Pac-10 and earned an automatic trip to the NCAA Championships ... finished the season with his named etched in third place on the all-time Cardinal freshman win chart with 29 wins ... held an 8-1 record in Pac-10 duals ... pinned two opponents and won two matches by technical fall ... led the team with nine wins by major decision and stood second with 15 wins by decision ... second on the team with 45 dual points ... won nine of his first 11 matches in a Cardinal singlet ... placed in his first collegiate tournament at the Bison Open, taking third with a 4-1 record ... won his first collegiate title at the Menlo Invitational on Jan. 7 ... recorded his first collegiate pin on Jan. 21, with a win by fall over Ernesto Ancona of Cal State Bakersfield ... posted a 12-match win streak between Jan. 5 and Feb. 16 ... faced eight ranked opponents during the season ... named team's most outstanding newcomer ... competed at the FILA Junior National Championships in April and placed seventh ... competed at University Nationals in late April ... qualified for the FILA Junior World Team Trials and finished third ... earned the Block `S' Outstanding Freshman Award.

High School: A 2006 graduate of North Valley High School in Grants Pass, Ore. ... a four-year letterwinner in wrestling ... captained the squad as a senior ... a four-year All-Skyline Conference First Team honoree ... also a four-time all-state honoree ... finished high school career with a 118-11 record ... became just the 13th wrestler in Oregon state history to capture four straight state wrestling titles ... finished seventh at the Junior National Greco Championships in 2005 ... won three letters in football ... named to the all-conference first team and the all-state third team in football as a senior.

Personal: Son of Jim and Marianne Giesen ... majoring in biology ... planning a career as an opthamologist ... enjoys snowboarding, hunting, riding dirt bikes, hiking and fourwheeling ... grew up on a farm ... spent summer 2008 as a volunteer for Unite for Sight in Ghana.

Year Record Dual Record Falls Tech. Falls
2006-07 29-16 12-4 2 2
2007-08 26-12 11-3 3 3
2008-09 Redshirted
2009-10 32-7 16-2 3 2
2010-11 23-5 11-2 2 1
Career Totals 110-40 50-11 10 8
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