|| Josh Zupancic
Kerry McCoy on Zupancic: "Josh had a great summer of training. He improved in all of his areas of concentration. He is capable of winning it all this year and if he keeps moving in the direction he has been the last few months, there is no doubt in my mind he will."
2007-08 Season (Senior): Stanford's starter at 157 pounds ... Finished sixth at the NCAA Championships to capture his second straight All-America honor ... Became just the third two-time All-American in school history ... Topped three consecutive ranked opponents at the NCAA Championships to advance to a national semifinal bout ... Finished as the third winningest wrestler in school history with 120 career wins ... Posted a 39-9 mark on the year ... Went 3-1 at the Pac-10 Championships to claim third place and earn his second consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships ... Posted a perfect 16-0 mark in duals ... One of two team members to reach the 30-win mark on the year ... Led the team with 17 decisions ... Second on the team with ten major decisions, seven pins and four wins by technical fall ... Contributed 68 dual points to the Stanford effort ... Consistently ranked among the nation's top-10 157-pounders, and finished the year with a No. 11 ranking by Intermat ... Listed among the nation's season win leaders with 39 wins ... Opened the year with a ten-bout win streak, capturing the Central Missouri Open title with a 5-0 record ... Went 4-1 to take second at the Fullerton Open ... Won six bouts in the consolation bracket to take fourth at the Reno Tournament of Champions ... Became just the fifth wrestler in program history to post 100 career wins, getting his 100th in Reno against Trevor Hall of Cal State Bakersfield ... Upset two top-10 wrestlers in a two-week span in early January, taking out No. 8 Ryan Hluschak of Drexel and No. 10 Tyler Sherfey of Boise State ... Earned bonus points in 11 of his last 13 wins.
2006-07 Season (Junior): Earned first career All-America honor with a seventh place finish at the NCAA Championships ... Topped four ranked wrestlers on his way to becoming the 13th All-American in Stanford history ... Finished with a 37-12 record at 157 pounds ... Placed second in the Pac-10 to earn one of the conference's automatic berths to the NCAA Championships, where he went 4-2 ... Went 9-3 in dual matches to pick up 40 dual points for the Cardinal and dropped just two conference duals ... Placed in every tournament he competed in, and won the Fullerton Open title with a 5-0 record ... Placed second at the Bison Open and the Reno Tournament of Champions ... Finished sixth at the Southern Scuffle and seventh at the Las Vegas Invitational ... Won a season-high nine-straight matches in late November, early December ... Faced 17 ranked opponents and beat six of them ... Pinned five opponents, won four matches by technical fall and eight by major decision ... Fastest fall came against Mike Sorman of North Dakota State at the Bison Open, with a win in 26 seconds ... Led the team with 49 total matches and 19 wins by decision ... Earned the Tod Surmon Award for performance against Oregon ... Finished the season ranked 16th nationally ... A Pac-10 All-Academic First Team Selection ... Earned the team's Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Award ... An NWCA Academic All-American.
2005-06 Season (Sophomore): Earned the No. 1 seed at the Pac-10 Championships at 149 pounds ... Finished the season with a 22-4 record and a 12-1 mark in duals which includes a 7-0 conference record... Opened the year with nine-straight wins, including a major decision in his first dual against Missouri ... Closed out the first weekend of competition with a 5-0 record and the title at the Central Missouri Open ... Also competed at the Cal Open, Las Vegas Invite and Midlands ... Came back in January at the Lone Star Duals and won all three of his matches ... Closed out the season with eight-consecutive wins ... Named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Team and the Pac-10 All-Academic First Team ... Competed at the University Nationals in April.
2004-05 Season (Freshman): Had a strong freshman campaign, finishing third on the team in wins with a 22-9 record despite late-season illness ... His 22 victories as a freshman ties for fifth in the school record-book ... Ranked second on the squad with a 10-1 mark in dual matches, including a perfect 5-0 mark against Pac-10 foes ... Named to the Pac-10 All-Academic Second Team ... Started the year with a second-place finish at the Central Missouri Open ... Placed fourth at the California Open with four wins ... Scored a pair of victories at the Lone Star Duals ... Competed at the Pac-10 Tournament.
2003-04 Season (Redshirt): Redshirted his first season on the Farm.
High School: A four-time state finalist in Ohio, winning the championship in his junior season ... As a senior season, placed in the Beast of the East and Ohio's Ironman and Powerade tournaments before claiming sectional and district titles ... A Wrestling USA All-American ... Coached by Bill Barger at Walsh Jesuit High School.
Personal: An American Studies major.
Zupancic's Year-by-Year Statistics
|Year||Record||Dual Record||Falls||Tech. Falls |
|2004 ||Redshirted |
|2005 ||22-9 ||10-1||2 ||0 |
|2006 ||22-4 ||12-1||1 ||1 |
|2007 ||37-12 ||9-3||5 ||4 |
|2008 ||39-9 ||16-0||7 ||4 |
|Career Totals|| 120-34 || 47-5 || 15|| 9