Gomez will be wrestling for Puerto Rico in the 65 kg. weight class.
Gomez will be representing Puerto Rico at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario.
2007-08 (Sophomore): Finished the season with a 33-2 record in the 133-pound class ... Recorded one fall, four technical falls and nine major decisions ... Went 4-0 to claim the MSU Open title, defeating No. 3 Andrae Hernandez of Indiana in the finals ... Finished undefeated in dual matches, compiling a 17-0 record and outscoring his opponents 62-0 ... Won all three matches at the ACC-Big Ten Clash, including a 7-1 win over No. 9 Eric Albright of Virginia ... Finished 4-1 at the Midlands Championships to pick up a second-place finish ... Defeated No. 4 Nick Fanthorpe of Iowa State in the Midlands semifinals ... Finished the Big Ten season 8-0, defeating No. 2 Mack Reiter of Minnesota, No. 11 Zach Tanelli of Wisconsin, and No. 12 Andrae Hernandez in the process ... Posted 18-straight victories, spanning from Jan. 4 to the NCAA Quarterfinals on March 21 ... Defeated Hernandez, No. 4 Joey Slaton of Iowa, and No. 3 James Kennedy of Illinois on his way to the Big Ten Championship ... Ranked No. 1 in the country by InterMat after the Big Ten Championships ... Beat Northern Iowa's Josh Baldridge by a 12-3 major decision in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament ... Posted a 6-5 victory over No. 17 Reece Humphrey of Ohio State in the Round of 16 ... Defeated Minnesota's Reiter again, this time a 5-3 decision in the NCAA quarterfinals ... Fell to Iowa's Slaton in the NCAA semifinals, losing a 4-2 decision ... Defeated No. 4 Mike Gray of Cornell to earn a spot in the third-place match, and beat Illinois' Kennedy to clinch third.
Summer 2007: Won the Northeast Regional Championship to qualify for the U.S. Senior World Team Trials in June in Las Vegas, Nev. ...Went 1-2 at 60 kg (132 pounds)... Easily defeated Eric Metzler in his first-round match of the 60 kg Challenge Tournament, 4-0, 3-0...Lost to Shawn Bunch of the Gator Wrestling Club, 1-0, 4-3, in round two...Fell to Josh Keefe of Sunkist Kids, 0-2, 3-2, 3-0.
2006-07 (RS Freshman): Opened the season by going 5-0 to win the Eastern Michigan Open...went 5-0 to win the Michigan State Open, defeating No. 11 Obensen Blanc of Lock Haven, 5-1, in the finals...Won his first collegiate dual match, a 4-1 victory over Tyler Shinn of Oklahoma State in Stillwater...Went 5-1 to take second at the Penn State Open...In his first career home dual match, he registered an 18-0 technical fall victory over Missouri's John Olanowski...Compiled a 6-1 record to claim third-place at the Midlands Championships...Beat Luke Smith of Central Michigan in the third-place match at Midlands, 6-2...Defeated Smith for the second straight match in the CMU dual, this time a 14-2 major-decision victory...Pinned Brad Gentzle of Pitt in the first period (2:44) to open MSU's dual win over the Panthers...Handed No. 8 Gabe Flores of Illinois his first loss of the season with a 5-4 come-from-behind victory on Jan. 26...Recorded a technical fall victory over Ohio State's Will Livingston, 16-1...Tallied a major-decision win over Brandon Tucker in Purdue dual...Beat No. 10 Mark McKnight of Penn State for the first time in three tries with a 7-1 victory in the Feb. 18 dual.
2005-06 (Redshirt): Was named the team's most outstanding freshman...Redshirted, going 23-3 in open competitions with three tournament championships and three more tournament finals appearances...His only losses were twice to All-American teammate Nick Simmons, and once to NCAA Qualifier Mark McKnight of Penn State...Was runner-up at the MSU Open, Nittany Lion Open and EMU Open, while taking championships at the Cleveland State Open, Edinboro Open and Kent State Open...Registered 11 major decisions.
PREP: Completed the "triple crown" of high school wrestling in 2005, winning the high school national championship, the junior freestyle national championship and the junior Greco-Roman national championship...Ranked the top senior wrestler at 119 pounds by Amateur Wrestling News and WrestlingUSA magazine...2005 Florida state champion going 44-0...Also won the Ironman and Beast of the East tournaments in 2005...Took third at junior nationals, junior freestyle nationals and junior Greco-Roman nationals in 2004...A three-time high school All-American...Wrestled with Rocky Cozart in high school.
PERSONAL: Son of Magarita Matos...Born Aug. 5, 1986 in the Dominican Republic...A no-preference major.
GOMEZ'S CAREER RECORD Season Overall Duals Big Ten Pins 2005-06* 23-3 0-0 0-0 2 2006-07 31-8 10-4 5-3 2
2007-08 33-2 17-0 8-0 1 Totals 64-10 27-4 13-3 3