Zach Valdez
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    Zach Valdez

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Parker, Colo.

    High School:
    Chaparral

    Weight:
    125

    2006-07: Compiled an overall record of 13-20 and a dual mark of 5-8 ... went 2-2 in WWC action ... notched two falls on the year ... placed fourth at the Oklahoma Open ... finished fourth at the All-Academy Championships ... took fourth place at the NCAA West Regional. 2005-06: Did not compete. 2004-05: Finished the season with a 6-14 overall record, including a 1-5 dual meet mark ... scored 22 takedowns, two reversals and 20 escapes on the season ... also added nine total near falls ... registered two major decisions, a tech fall and two pins. High School: Four-time letterwinner in wrestling ... coached by Rodney Padilla ... put together a 140-15 career record ... state champion ... also was a runner-up at state tournament ... named the 2002 state tournament outstanding wrestler ... also lettered in cross country for a year ... member of the National Honor Society ... named scholar-athete of the year ... Outstanding Student of the Year. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 28 ... son of Paul and Monica Valdez ... siblings are Patrick (19) and Elizabeth (14) ... majoring in management ... hobbies include tennis and mountain climbing.

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