ILLINOIS 1999-2000: Transfer from Southern Oregon State who stepped into the starting spot at 125 pounds Compiled a 26-14 record including 10-3 in dual competition Recorded six falls which ranked third on the team Placed fourth at both the Las Vegas Invitational and Midlands Placed eighth at the Big Ten championships and earned one of the two wildcard selections to compete at the NCAA tournament Posted a 2-2 mark at the national tournament losing in overtime to All-American T.J. Hill of Cal St. Fullerton and a narrow 5-4 decision to Jason Silverstein of Purdue
Southern Oregon State
Was an NAIA National Champion at 125 pounds and a two-time NAIA All-American.
Earned three letters in wrestling and two in baseball Placed fifth in the California state wrestling championships as a junior and second as a senior Placed third at the high school nationals as a senior Named All-Metro as both a junior and senior.
Born 8/19/77 Godson of Adam Tirapelles father Steve Majoring in art history Son of Steve and Stacy Escobar Father was a high school coach.