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    Default introducing Gus Sako

    After this kid pulled a few upsets i looked him up-started last season at 133 then went up to 141 -an outstanding high school career from a highly regarded wrestling school(St.Eds) and now (rather quickly) is ranked #1 in the ACC at 149.

    AT VIRGINIA: 2010-11
    • Went 24-19 during freshman season
    • Competed at 133 for first two open tournaments, then bumped up to 141
    • Took eighth place at 141 at Southern Scuffle (12/29-30)
    • Placed third at Clarion Open (2/19), coming through consolation bracket and winning seven matches
    • Wrestled five ranked opponents over course of season
    ST. EDWARD HIGH SCHOOL
    • Two-time Ohio State Champion
    • Won 103-pound state title in 2008 and 125-pound title in 2010
    • Was state runner-up at 112 his junior year (2009)
    • Career record was 148-13
    • Two-time placewinner at Ironman (fourth, seventh)
    • Placed second at FILA Cadets (2008)
    • Took third at Fargo Cadets (2008)
    • Coached by Greg Urbas at St. Edward
    • Also was a high school teammate of fellow UVa wrestler Nick Sulzer
    • Was Academic All-American for three years; also was member of National Honor Society
    PERSONAL
    You know, I think I would rather be a man than a god . We don't need anyone to believe in us. We just keep going anyhow. It's what we do.

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    Default Re: introducing Gus Sako

    I followed him a bit last year.
    "Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak."

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