Javier Gasca
Javier  Gasca

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Kingsburg, Calif.

High School:
Kingsburg

Weight:
141

Experience:
1L


03/17/2016

Gasca’s Season Comes to a Close on First Day of NCAA Wrestling Championships

Redshirt sophomore 141-pounder finishes season with 21-10 record.

03/16/2016

Javier Gasca: Ready for the Big Stage

03/15/2016

Javier Gasca Making First Trip to NCAA Wrestling Championships

Redshirt sophomore 141-pounder begins action Thursday against top-seeded Dean Heil of Oklahoma State.

03/09/2016

Brackets Released for NCAA Wrestling Championships

Javier Gasca draws top-seeded Dean Heil of Oklahoma State in the 141-pound bracket.

03/06/2016

Javier Gasca Places Sixth at Big Ten Championships

2014-15 (Red-shirt freshman) 15-8 Overall (12-2 at 133, 3-6 at 141), 6-4 Duals, 8-1 Open Tournaments: Recipient of the team's Most Exciting Wrestler Award . . . Went 6-4 in dual meets (4-1 at 133, 2-3 at 141) . . . Collected 24 dual-meet points for the Spartans . . . His only losses at 133 pounds were to No. 2 Chris Dardanes of Minnesota and No. 8 Rossi Bruno of Michigan . . . Had ranked wins at 133 pounds over Nick Soto of Chattanooga (ranked No. 13) and Earl Hall of Iowa State (ranked No. 4) . . . Placed third at the MSU Open with a 4-1 record . . . Went 3-0 at the Eastern Michigan Duals, including an 11-3 major decision over No. 13 Nick Soto of Chattanooga . . . Defeated Iowa State's Earl Hall, 5-3, in a dual against the Cyclones on Nov. 23 . . . Went 4-0 to win the Northern Iowa Open on Dec. 13 . . . Wrestled at 141 for the first time in the Michigan dual on Jan. 11, but battled a knee injury throughout the bout before dropping a narrow 10-8 decision to George Fisher . . . Returned to action for the first time in nearly a month in the Nebraska dual at 141 pounds . . . Went 2-0 on a road trip to Indiana and Purdue for his first wins in his new weight class, defeating IU's Sean Brown by technical fall (15-0) and Purdue's Nick Lawrence by decision (5-2) ... Competed in the Big Ten Championships for the first time and defeated Sean Brown of Indiana by major decision.

2013-14 (Redshirt) 21-7 Overall: Named co-recipient of MSU's Outstanding Freshman Award . . . Placed third at the MSU Open with a win over No. 14 Joe Roth of Central Michigan . . . Placed fifth at the EMU Open, opened with a 4:09 fall against Zebulon Hillyon of Michigan . . . Placed third at the Wisconsin Open with a fall (4:10) against Waubonsee's Joey DeCarlo . . . Placed second at the Reno Tournament with one major decision over Martin Ramirez of Adams State . . . Placed second at the Purple Raider Open, included posting a fall (1:54) over Jake Norton of Gannon.

Prep: Won the 132-pound senior division at the National High School Coaches Association Tournament in April 2013 . . . Finished his senior season with a 51-2 record . . . Collected a four-year record of 161-19 in high school . . . Named the No. 77 overall recruit in the nation according to Amateur Wrestling News and No. 7 at 132 pounds . . . Placed third at the California State Championships at 132 pounds as a junior and senior . . . Is a 2012 Five Counties Champion, 2012 Doc Buchanan Champion, placed second at the 2012 FLO Nationals, second at the 2012 SW Kickoff Classic, and eighth at 2012 Super 32.

Personal: Psychology major.