March 20, 2010
OMAHA, Neb. – Sophomore 165-pounder Nick Amuchastegui finished fourth at the 2010 NCAA Wrestling Championships at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb. The Talent, Ore., native has garnered Stanford’s first All-America honors since 2008. It is the highest finish for a Stanford wrestler since 2004 when now-assistant coach Matt Gentry won the 157-pound title in St. Louis, Mo.
Amuchastegui began the day with a 6-1 decision over Oklahoma’s Tyler Caldwell to advance to the third-place match in the consolation bracket. There, he faced the tournament’s No. 2 seed Jarrod King of Edinboro.
Amuchastegui put up a fight against King, but was unable to pull out the win, falling 3-2 to finish fourth overall. He ends his second year of The Farm with a 34-6 record, and now holds a 63-14 career mark.
No. 6 Dan Mitcheff (Kent State) maj. dec. Justin Paulsen (0-1), 12-1
Justin Paulsen (1-1) tech. fall Cory VomBaur (Wyoming), 16-1 Ian Paddock (Ohio State) maj. dec. Justin Paulsen (1-2), 11-2
Nick Amuchastegui (1-0) dec. No. 3 Nick Marable (Missouri), 4-1
Nick Amuchastegui (2-0) dec. Josh Asper (Maryland), 4-2
No. 6 Dan Vallimont (Penn State) dec. Nick Amuchastegui (2-1), 5-2
Nick Amuchastegui (3-1) dec. No. 5 Colt Sponseller (Ohio State), 2-0
Nick Amuchastegui (4-1) dec. Tyler Caldwell (Oklahoma), 6-1
Jarrod King (Edinboro) dec. Nick Amuchastegui (4-2), 3-2
No. 6 Maxwell Askren (Missouri) fall 1:38 Zack Giesen (0-1)
Zack Giesen (1-1) dec. Erich Schmditke (Oklahoma), 4-3
Zack Giesen (2-1) dec. Travis Rutt (Wisconsin), 10-4
Steve Bosak (Cornell) fall 0:31 Zack Giesen (2-2)