Mark Jay Acosta
RS Freshman

San Leandro, Calif.

High School:
San Leandro HS '08

Height / Weight:
5-4 / 125

Food Science

2008-09: Redshirted.

SAN LEANDRO HS '08: Won North Coast Section title then placed 2nd at state championships at 112 pounds as a senior... Advanced to NHSCA Nationals, where he earned All-America honors (3rd place)... Went 53-3 that year, earning team's Most Valuable Wrestler award... Also posted 45-5 mark in 2007, 44-6 in 2006... Finished 3rd at sections as a junior, 2nd as a sophomore (103 lbs)... Voted Most Improved as a sophomore and Most Dedicated as a freshman... Also wrestled for Pirate Wrestling, earning state titles in both Greco and freestyle in 2007... Qualified for 2007 Greco-Roman national tourney.

PERSONAL: Born in Oakland, Calif.... Majoring in food science, having chosen UC Davis for its strength in that discipline... Parents are Miguel & Julita Acosta... Hopes to become a chef and host his own show on the Food Network.