Marcos Orozco
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Vacaville, Calif.

High School:
Vacaville HS '04

Height / Weight:
5-5 / 125

Major:
Psychology

2007-08: Led team in wins, posting 27-14 overall record, 22-14 against NCAA-countable opposition... Placed 4th at Pac-10 Conference Championships, earning wild card berth to NCAA tournament for second straight year... Earned his first career ranking, climbing to No. 17 in WIN Magazine on Nov. 21... Advanced to second day at nationals, winning two bouts after drawing tough opener against No. 1 seeded Jayson Ness of Minnesota... Earned 5-1 decision against Columbia's Brandon Kinney, then posted 4-2 upset over 14th-ranked Tyler Clark of Iowa State... Won six bouts by fall, five by major decision during the season... Among the major decisions: an 8-0 win against No. 12 Ben Hanisch of Iowa State... Had more wins in tournaments alone (20) than all but one of his teammates had for the entire season... Won Oregon Classic (3-0), finished 2nd at Kaufman/Brand Open (2-1) and placed 5th at Reno TOC (6-2)... Enters his senior year with 49 career wins (NCAA-countable), needing five to enter school's top 10 leaderboard.

2006-07: Went 18-14 overall (15-14 against NCAA-countable opponents), including 8-7 in duals... Qualified for his first NCAA tournament by placing 3rd at Pac-10 Championships... Went 1-2 at nationals with an 8-3 decision over 12th-seeded Matt Eveleth of Penn... Claimed victories at the Pac-10s over Oregon's Ryan Dunn (8-7) and Cal State Bakersfield's Brandon Zoetway (10-4)... Finished with an 8-6 record against Pac-10 opponents.

2005-06: Placed 6th at Pac-10 Conference tournament, beating Cal State Fullerton's Curtis Schurkamp, 8-6, then pinning Oregon's Beau Malia in 29 seconds to advance through wrestleback draw... Finished year at 13-19 (12-19 in NCAA-countable matches), 7-10 in duals... One of three Aggies to compete in all 17 duals... Won three major decisions and two wins by fall.

2004-05: Redshirted... Competed unattached at Fullerton Open and went 3-2... Two of three wins were by fall... Shut out Cal Poly's John Hanks, 7-0, in tourney opener for first career win.

VACAVILLE HS '04: Three-time qualifier for state tourney... Placed 5th at the state championships as a junior (119 lbs) and senior (125)... Won Sac-Joaquin subsections both years to advance... Captured CIF-SJS title in 2003... Two-year Monticello Empire League champion... Finished 60-6 as a senior, 54-9 as a junior, 42-14 as a sophomore, 35-14 as a freshman (191-43 career record)... Team went 104-10 during that span... Voted team MVP in 2004 after two years as Most Outstanding Lightweight... Also competed for Vacaville Wrestling Club for eight years.

PERSONAL: Born in Honolulu, Hawaii... Majoring in psychology... Parents are Armando & Esther Orozco... Career highlight was winning six section team titles for VHS... Proudest accomplishment was being named Dave Nelson Wrestler of the Year in 2004... Hopes for career as a chiropractor... Older brother, Armando, wrestled for San Francisco State.