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Josh Lambrecht
Player Profile
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Brandon, Fla.

High School:
Brandon

Last College:
Tennesse-Chattanooga

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 184

Birthdate:
11/17/1979

Experience:
One letter

2002 All-American
2002 NCAA Runner-up
2002 Big 12 Champion
2001 All-American
2000 Southern Conference Champion

2001-02: Three-time NCAA qualifier...Had an outstanding season...Jumped out to a 19-1 mark to open the regular season and put together a 13-match winning streak before his finals loss...Second on the team in pins with eight...Set a career high with 35 wins on the year...Bounced back from a slump at the National Duals, losing three out of four...Champions of the Oklahoma Gold, Missouri and Oklahoma Opens...Defeated top-ranked Viktor Sveda of Indiana to gain the No. 1 spot in the country at the Missouri Open...Defeated No. 5 Pat Popolizio of Oklahoma State, 4-0, to win the Big 12 Championship...Probably most impressive victory was a 19-2 technical fall over No. 3 Andy Hrovat of Michigan...Followed that win with a victory over second-ranked Damian Hahn (Minnesota)...Earned Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll accolades for the 2001 fall semester.

2000-01: Earned All-America honors by placing seventh at the NCAA Championships...Upset Lehigh's No. 12 Rob Rohn by major decision, 9-2, in the first round at nationals...Followed with a pin of sixth-ranked Doug Lee of Oregon (2:06)...Pinned Kyle Hanson of Northern Iowa in 4:52 in the seventh-place match...Finished third at the Big 12 Wrestling Championships...Placed third at the Oklahoma Gold Classic...Injury forced Lambrecht out of action for over a month...Suffered a mid-season slump but recoverd to win six of his last eight matches...Upset Penn State's Jeff Knupp by major decision, 15-6, at the Cliff Keen/NWCA National Duals in State College, Pa....Claimed the championship at the Jack Hancock Invitational...Defeated Charles McTorry of Nebraska by technical fall in 4:05...Pinned his final two opponents at the Big 12 Championships.

UT-CHATTANOOGA: A first-team freshman All-American...Southern Conference champion at 197 pounds... Blanked Geoff McIntosh of Appalachian State, 12-0, to claim his first SoCon crown...Earned his first trip to the NCAA...Went 1-2 at the NCAA Championships...Scored a technical fall over Cal State-Bakersfield's O'Dell, 15-0... Named SoCon Freshman of the Year...Nationally ranked among the top 20 all season...Registered an 11-1 dual match record with six pins...Was 24-5 overall with seven pins...Finished fourth at the St. Louis Open...Defeated Indiana's Victor Sveda, 12-8, Northwestern's Matt Huebner, 13-2, Oregon State's Shane Zajac, 10-4, and Oklahoma's Waymon May, 6-4, in St. Louis...197-pound champion at the Orange Bowl Sunshine Open Dec. 27-29...Suffered his only dual loss of the season against Ohio State's Nick Preston 5-3 at the Buckeye Duals...Went undefeated against SoCon competition (5-0) and recorded four pins in five league matches...Pinned Appalachian State's Lewis Polley, Davidson's Bo Bickerstaff and The Citadel's Ed Knote...Registered a 15-0 technical fall over Matt Dunn of UNC-Greensboro...Scored an 11-1 major decision over VMI's Brian Toney...Pinned Toney in the semifinals of the league tournament.

HIGH SCHOOL: A three-time state qualifier and was third as a junior at Brandon High School...State champion as a senior...Compiled a 121-9 career record...Finished fifth at the Junior Nationals...Lettered three years and served as team captain one season...Named Burnett Award winner, an honor that goes to the school's outstanding student-athlete.

OTHER INFORMATION: Majoring in sociology...Chose OU for its outstanding wrestling and academics...Also recruited by Army out of high school...Father Gary wrestled in college until injury ended his career...Son of Gary and Zoe Lambrecht.

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