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Nick Amuchastegui
Weight: 174
Year: Senior
Hometown: Talent, OR
High School: Phoenix

Amuchastegui's Career Match-By-Match

2011-12 Season (Senior):The NCAA runner-up at 174 pounds at the NCAA Championships in St. Louis, Mo., becoming the first Cardinal wrestler to reach the NCAA Finals on two occasions ... earned his third career All-America honors, just the second Stanford wrestler to do so ... Pac-12 Wrestler of the Year ... Pac-12 champion at 174 pounds ... finished the season with a 24-1 overall record and a perfect 15-0 in dual competition for a team-high 65 points ... tallied 24 consecutive wins, marking the second-best streak in school history ... recorded 11 major decisions, four falls and two technical falls ... defeated six ranked opponents on the year ... his 118 career wins ranks fourth all-time at Stanford, while his 18 career pins tied for the eighth-most ... named the Capital One/CoSIDA Men's At-Large Academic All-American of the Year for the second straight season ... earned Capital One/CoSIDA Men's At-Large First Team Academic All-America and All-District VIII honors ... Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year for wrestling ... Pac-12 All-Academic First Team.

2010-11 Season (Junior): The NCAA runner-up at 174 pounds, becoming just the second Stanford wrestler to reach the finals ... led the team with a 31-4 overall record and a 15-1 mark in duals ... picked up his second career All-America accolades, finishing second with a 4-1 record at 174 pounds at the NCAA Championships in Philadelphia, Pa. ... placed second at the Pac-10 Championships in Corvallis, Ore., to earn an automatic bid to the postseason tournament ... led the team with 64 dual points for the second straight season ... defeated eight ranked opponenets on the year ... recorded five major decisions, two technical falls and four falls ... strung together a team high 14 straight wins on the year, which is the 10th-best mark in school history ... placed first in the Reno Tournament of Champions at 174 pounds in mid-December ... finished third at the Midlands Championships in late-December ... captured the NCAA Elite 88 Award for the second straight season as the wrestler at the NCAA Championships with the highest GPA ... named the Capital One/CoSIDA Men's At-Large Academic All-America of the Year ... a First Team Academic All-American and First Team All-District VIII honoree ... NWCA Academic All-American ... Pac-10 All-Academic First Team.

2009-10 Season (Sophomore):Led the team with a 34-6 record and a 17-1 mark in duals as Stanford's starter at 165 pounds ... earned All-America honors after placing fourth at the NCAA Championships in Omaha, Neb., with a 4-2 record ... it marked the highest finish by a Cardinal wrestler since 2004 ... won his first Pac-10 title at the conference championships in Davis, Calif., to earn an automatic bid to the postseason ... led the team with 64 dual points ... went undefeated in Pac-10 duals ... tallied five major decisions and four falls on the season ... strung together a team season-best 13 consecutive wins to start the season ... won the Fullerton Open in mid-November ... placed second at the Reno Tournament of Champions in December ... the NCAA Elite 88 Award winner ... garnered CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Second Team Academic All-American and First Team All-District VIII honors ... NWCA Academic All-American ... Pac-10 All-Academic First Team.

2008-09 Season (Redshirt Freshman): Wrestled in 37 matches for Stanford, securing the starting spot at 165 pounds as a redshirt freshman ... one of two Cardinal NCAA qualifiers, earning one of the 52 at-large spots handed out by the NCAA ... went 1-2 at the championships, stunning fifth-seeded Nick Marable, an eventual All-American, in his first career NCAA Championship match ... finished as the runner-up at 165 pounds at the Pac-10 Championships, falling 4-1 to No. 18 Tyler Sherfey in the championship bout ... finished his rookie season with a 29-8 record ... posted two wins over eventual All-Americans during the year ... matched Zack Giesen (2007) as the third-winningest freshman in school history with 29 rookie wins ... recorded a team-best 12 match win streak in January and early February ... second on the team with 29 wins, six major decisions and six pins ... posted a 9-4 record against conference opponents ... went 19-3 in duals and racked up a team-high 75 dual points .... won 12 of his first 14 collegiate bouts ... posted a major decision against Navy in the first dual match of his career ... went 4-0 and upended then-No. 11 Sherfey, a four-time NCAA qualifier and eventual All-American, at the Cowboy Open in November ... claimed his first career tournament title at the event with his win over Sherfey in the championship ... nabbed his 20th win of the season at Air Force on Jan. 16, topping NCAA qualifier Stephen Crozier to become the 11th wrestler in school history to reach 20 wins as a rookie ... faced seven ranked opponents during the year and upset two of them ... won six Pac-10 dual bouts ... a first-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection and Academic All- American.

2007-08 Season (Freshman): Redshirted his first season on The Farm ... posted a 9-2 record while competing unattached at two tournaments ... went undefeated at the Menlo Open and pinned his first collegiate opponent ... won six matches at the Fullerton Open to take fourth place at 157 pounds ... finished with three pins and five bonus-point wins ... took second at the FILA Junior National Championships in April to become a freestyle All-American.

High School: A 2007 graduate of Phoenix (Ore.) High School ... won four letters in wrestling and one in baseball ... captained both the baseball and wrestling squads ... an all-state selection and a four-time All-Skyline Conference selection ... a four-time district champion ... finished in the top-three at the Oregon State Championships all four years, winning the state title as a junior.

Personal: Son of Frank and Janice Amuchastegui ... has a younger brother named Luke ... majored in mechanical engineering ... hobbies include hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and riding motorcycles.

Amuchastegui's Year-by-Year Statistics

YearRecordDual RecordFallsTech. Falls
2007-08Redshirted
2008-0929-819-360
2009-1034-617-140
2010-1131-415-142
2011-1224-115-042
Career Totals118-1966-5184
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