Mt. Carmel, PA
|Height / Weight:|
6-1 / 197
As aSenior (2009-10)
Ran off five-straight wins at the 2010 NCAA Championships to become an All-American ... Two of those wins came against the No. 5 and No. 12 seeds ... Earned third at the Big 12 Championships on March 6 ... Finished 29-8 overall on the season and 14-4 in duals ... Was 3-2 vs. Big 12 foes during the regular season ... Recorded a pin vs. Gelogaev in the regular season finale in Stillwater ... His 14 dual wins this season was second on the team ... First on the team with 11 pins recorded... Crowned champion at the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic and second at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.
As a Junior (2008-09)
First season as an Oklahoma starter at 197 pounds ... Posted a 24-10 overall record on the year, including a 13-6 record in dual action ... Went 0-2 at the Big 12 Championships on March 7 ... Qualified for his second NCAA Championship of his career ... Went 2-2 at the NCAA's, including a pin over James Hamel of Buffalo ... Fell one win short of becoming an All-American ... Went 4-0 at the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic, placing first ... Recorded his first career dual victory as a Sooner versus Edison of UCO ... Named champion at the Oklahoma Open, recording three pins ... Posted a top 20 win over No. 11 Orozco of Cal-Bakersfield at the Big 12/Pac-10 Challenge on Dec. 13 ... Was dealt his first loss by OSU's Clayton Foster, breaking a 12-match winning streak ... Tied for most pins by a Sooner with 11 total.
As a Sophomore (2007-08) -- Posted a 15-1 overall record in his first season at Oklahoma, with all wins coming in tournament action ... Eight of his 15 victories came by fall ... Took first place at the Lindenwood Open after going 5-0. Three of those wins came by fall ... Placed second at the Missouri Open and tied for first at the Oklahoma Open with teammate Joel Flaggert after a 3-0 record ... Also competed at the Wilkes Tournament to end the season.
As a Freshman (2006-07) --
NCAA qualifier at Bucknell University ... Transferred to Oklahoma.
Four-year letterman at Mt. Carmel Area High School ... Three-time state qualifier in Pennsylvania .. Two-time medal winner ... Regional champion his senior year ... Four-time sectional champion ... Total of 125 wins in high school ... Also ran cross country for Mt. Carmel where he lettered four years and was a two-time All-Star.
Born April 20, 1986 ... Son of Joseph and Katherine Lapotsky ... Has one sister Jessica (27) ... Major is health and exercise science ... Favorite food is pizza ... Dream job is to become a Navy Seal ... Running is his favorite hobby.