99-14 HS record
18 HS tournament wins
State qualifier (2012), 5th in state (2013), 3rd in state (2014)
2012 national team member
3rd in greco-roman state
4th in freestlye state
5-2 at NHSCA
Collins, South Carolina state champ; (NHSCA Nationals)
Maryland State Champ (NHSCA Nationals)
Mario Gonzalez, 3rd Ranked WA state 160lb wrestler
I live in the small town of Issaquah about 30 miles east of Seattle. We live on a heavily forested mountain and growing up we spent hours hiking in foothills of the Cascade mountains.
I have an older sister, Kelsey, who has graduated from college and is working as a teacher, and an older brother Shane who is a Junior in college and in the Army ROTC.
My first wrestling experience was at a local parks & recreation camp and I immediately fell in love with the sport. I had already been playing soccer at a premier club level at the time, so I split my time. After my 7th grade season I fully committed to the sport and have been doing it year round ever since.
I am looking to be competitive at a high level of wrestling and believe with the right room I can be. Work ethic is my number one priority, right next to commitment to the sport as well as maintaining strong academics.
My intended major will be in economics with a minor in statistics or finance. I also plan to obtain my masters degree and get a another bachelors if at all possible.
Top ten placement at international DECA business confrence
National Honor Society
Link Crew mentor program
Athletes for Kids – disadvantaged youth mentor program