Wrestling

  Ryan Escobar
Ryan Escobar
Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
El Dorado, Calif.

High School:
Ponderosa

Weight:
125

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.

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

PERSONAL
Born 8/19/77 • Godson of Adam Tirapelle’s father Steve • Majoring in art history • Son of Steve and Stacy Escobar • Father was a high school coach.

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