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O’Che Armstrong

Weight: 165
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Antelope, CA
High School: Center
Awards and Honors: Outstanding Athlete award, PVL track & field champions, PVL wrestling champions, D3 wrestling tournament placer
Major: Kinesiology
Future Goals: Become an Olympic wrestler, an athletic trainer and a coach. Become a CCCAA, NCAA D1 champion and an academic All-American
Hobbies: Working out

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Yianni Athens

Weight: 133
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Roseville, CA
High School: Oakmont
Awards and Honors: Black belt, National Physical Education Award for Outstanding Performance
Major: Communications
Future Goals: Become a state champion
Hobbies: Training, hanging out with friends, working out

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Nick Cadena

Weight: 157
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Woodland, CA
High School: Woodland
Awards and Honors: Cross-country, varsity and JV wrestling MVP, Most Improved Wrestler
Major: Fire Technology
Future Goals: Become a firefighter
Hobbies: Lifting, wrestling, eating

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Jimmy Dawson

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Year: Freshman
Hometown: Clovis, NM
High School: Wakeland
Awards and Honors: Finished #2 in state
Major: Undecided
Future Goals: Undecided
Hobbies: Wrestling

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James DeLeon

Weight: 125/133
Year: Freshman
Hometown:Reno, NV
High School: Robert McQueen
Awards and Honors: Four-time regional placer, three-time regional finalist, regional champion, three-time state qualifier, two-time state placer, state runner-up
Major: Undecided
Future Goals: Be happy, do well in school, do well in wrestling
Hobbies: Wrestling, hanging, chillin’, watching wrestling, listening to music, movies, playing GTA5

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Dakota Fierro

Weight: 141
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Antelope, CA
High School: Antelope
Awards and Honors: Frosh-Soph state champion, three Native American scholarships, multiple Outstanding Wrestler awards
Major: Biology
Future Goals: Work in the medical field, become a sports physician
Hobbies: Training, hanging out, wrestling

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Oscar Flores

Weight: 176
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
High School: Cosumnes Oaks
Awards and Honors: Three-time league champion, D4 champion (2013), three-time Masters qualifier, MVP, Most Improved
Major: Social Science
Future Goals: Enter the police or fire academy
Hobbies: Reading, wrestling

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Christian Giovannie

Weight: 165
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Galt, CA
High School: Estrellita
Awards and Honors: Two-time Greco state champion, two-time Freestyle state champion, Fargo Nationals All-American (2008), Sacramento All-Star Team member, California National Team member, Mexico National Team member
Major: Multimedia
Future Goals: Be a role model/icon, create my own media industry
Hobbies: Playing Black Ops, watching Spongebob with the homies, long trail hikes, making beautiful music

Giovannie

Michael Gomez

Weight: 145
Year: Freshman
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
High School: Lincoln
Major: Fire Technology
Future Goals: Become a firefighter and have a family

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Bradley Hall

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Year: Sopomore
Hometown: Chico, CA
High School: Durham
Previous College: Sacramento City
Major: Political Science
Future Goals: Undecided

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Oscar Hernandez

Weight: 158
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Galt, CA
High School: Galt
Major: Health Science
Future Goals: Become a radiology technician
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, wrestling, weight lifting

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Rene Iaccopucci

Weight: 197
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
High School: Natomoas, Bella Vista
Awards and Honors: Four-year varsity wrestler, third in league as a freshman and senior, fifth in division as a senior
Major: Undecided
Future Goals: Have a family
Hobbies: Playing bass guitar

Iaccopucci

Shane Keefe

Weight: 165
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Rocklin, CA
High School: Rocklin
Awards and Honors: All-League, All-Division, state qualifier
Major: Social Science
Future Goals: Win a national championship; support my father and my family
Hobbies: Rap, Jujitsu, MMA

Shane Keefe

David Kovalchuk

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Year: Freshman
Hometown: Granite Bay, CA
High School: Granite Bay
Major: Undecided
Future Goals: Undecided
Hobbies: Ceramics

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Vlad Lutsik

Weight: 174
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
High School: Antelope
Awards and Honors: Most Inspirational Wrestler
Major: Fire Technology
Future Goals: Undecided
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, weight lifting

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Joseph Martinez

Weight: 157
Year: Freshman
Hometown: San Jose, CA
High School: Casa Roble
Awards and Honors: Iron Ram award, Captain’s Award, team captain
Major: Fire Technology
Future Goals: Become a firefighter
Hobbies: Xbox, having fun

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Kaleb McDade

Weight: HWT
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Colfax, CA
High School: Colfax
Awards and Honors: 3.0 GPA at Sierra
Major: Psychology
Future Goals: PhD in physical therapy, open a total rehabilitation center

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Michael McNamera

Weight: 165
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Truckee, CA
High School: Truckee, Placer
Awards and Honors: Most Improved JV football player, Defensive Lineman of the Year, 2013 Weld Expo Certificate of Participation
Major: General Education
Future Goals: To live my own life off the land; to be the very best at everything I pursue; to live to be 150 years old
Hobbies: Hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding

Michael McNamera

Andy Meadows

Weight: 165
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Swensboro, NC
High School: Wakeland
Major: Civil Engineering
Future Goals: Join the Navy

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Anthony Mercado

Weight: 184
Year:Sophomore
Hometown: Natomas, CA
High School: Natomas
Awards and Honors: Athlete of the Year (2012), US Marine Distinguished Athlete award
Major: Administration of Justice
Future Goals: Become a parole officer
Hobbies: Body building, weight lifting

Anthony Mercado

Hunter Morrison

Weight: 133
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Vacaville, CA
High School: Will C. Wood
Awards and Honors: Frosh-Soph state champion
Major: Fire Technology
Future Goals: Become a CCCAA state champion, transfer to a four-year school, become a firefighter for Cal Fire or the Forest Service
Hobbies: Wrestling, eating

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Brendan Packheiser

Weight: 165
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Newcastle, CA
High School: Placer
Awards and Honors: Academic Honor Roll, two-time Scholar Athlete Award, Western States Determination Award
Major: Kinesiology
Future Goals: Get straight A’s and become a Physical Therapist
Hobbies: Swimming, beach volleyball

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Riko Quintana

Weight: 125
Year: Redshirt
Hometown: Los Banos, CA
High School: Los Banos
Awards and Honors: Frosh-Soph state finalist, two-time Greco/Freestyle qualifier, SJS Masters placer, Greco state champion and runner-up, two-time Folkstyle placer, Western Regional Double Champion
Major: Criminal Justice, Programmer
Future Goals: Become a police officer or website programmer, reach 135 lbs, place at the CCCAA state meet, transfer to a four-year college
Hobbies: Wrestling, cutting weight, wrestling, swimming

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Salaman Rasoli

Weight: 141
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Antelope, CA
High School: Center
Awards and Honors: Honor Roll (3.5 GPA), four-year varsity wrestler, top half of class academically, SJS Section-ranked junior and senior years
Major: Biological Sciences
Future Goals: Become a physician and a college All-American
Hobbies: Tweet, run, work out, be lazy

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Cody Sher

Weight: 197
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
High School: Center
Awards and Honors: Golden Seal diploma, youth group leader
Major: Nutrition
Future Goals: Become a dietician
Hobbies: Moonlight strolls, long walks on the beach, working out

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Reed Smith

Weight: 184
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Citrus Heights, CA
High School: Del Campo
Awards and Honors: Most Improved Varsity Wrestler
Major: Fire Technology
Future Goals: Become a firefighter
Hobbies: Wrestling, hanging out, school

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Andrew Teats

Weight: 197
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Chico, CA
High School: Durham
Major: Business
Future Goals: Own a small business
Hobbies: Hanging with friends

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Andrew Tyson

Weight: 165
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Rocklin, CA
High School: Rocklin
Major: Fire Technology
Future Goals: Become a firefighter

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Chris Vasquez

Weight: HWT
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Placerville, CA
High School: Union Mine
Awards and Honors: Dean’s List first two semesters at Sierra
Major: Kinesiology
Future Goals: Become a physical therapist

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Joey Vigil

Weight: 133
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Brentwood, CA
High School: Heritage
Awards and Honors: Athlete of the Year, NCS champion, BVAL champion, national qualifier, 3.0 GPA
Major: Civil Engineering
Future Goals: Go to Cal Poly, get my Master’s Degree, get a job at Chevron, win the state championship while at Sierra
Hobbies: Wrestling, eating, sleeping, eating

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Christopher Votino

Weight: 157
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Loomis, CA
High School: Del Oro
Awards and Honors: Dean’s List with a 4.0 GPA
Major: Business
Future Goals: Get my Master’s in Business and open my own business
Hobbies: Hiking, camping, sky diving, scuba diving

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Quinn Walker

Weight: 125
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
High School: Woodcreek
Awards and Honors: State qualifier, team captain, fastest drive-through time at KFC with friend Steven
Major: Environmental Engineering
Future Goals: Undecided
Hobbies: Disc golfing, school, XBox

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Keith Wenger

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Year: Freshman
Hometown: Auburn, CA
High School: Bear River
Awards and Honors: Most Valuable Wrestler
Major: Business
Future Goals: Become a real estate broker

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