|| Rafael Chavez
Kerry McCoy on Chavez: "Raf had a tough redshirt year last season mainly due to injuries so he did not get much competition. This season he should be ready to take off from where he left off his first season. His competitive nature means that no matter what the odds, he is going to out there and battle. That what it takes to be the best and he knows it."
2006-07 Season (Sophomore): Competed early in the season for the Cardinal, posting an 11-8 record and winning two dual matches ... Eight of 11 wins were by fall, with the fastest coming in 30 seconds over Kyle Francis at the Cowboy Open ... Eight pins ranked third on the team ... Posted a season-high six-match win streak between Nov. 11 and Dec. 1 ... Placed third at 141 pounds at the Cowboy Open with a 6-1 record.
2005-06 Season (Redshirt): Did not compete during the collegiate season due to injury ... Returned to the mat in April, wrestling at the U.S. Senior Nationals in the Freestyle qualifier.
2004-05 Season (Freshman): Tallied 12 wins, including two pins ... Scored two wins in his first outing as a Cardinal at the Central Missouri Open ... Posted a third-place finish at the California Open at 133 pounds ... Opened the Menlo Invitational with a pair of wins ... Finished in eighth place at the 2005 FILA Junior National Championships in April with a pair of wins at 66 kg in Greco-Roman.
High School: A three-time state champion ... Placed third as a freshman ... Named the Outstanding Wrestler at the 2004 state tournament ... Registered 147 career wins at Rock Springs High School ... A Greco-Roman Junior All-American in 2004 ... Selected as an NHSAA Academic All-American ... Also ran cross country ... Coached by Joseph Hamel at Rock Springs.
Personal: Majoring in Management Sciences and Engineering.
Chavez's Year-by-Year Statistics
|Year||Record||Dual Record||Falls||Tech. Falls |
|2005 ||12-8 ||3-3||2 ||0 |
|2006 ||Redshirted |
|2007 ||11-8 ||2-5||8 ||0 |
|Career Totals|| 23-16 || 5-8 || 10|| 0