|Hometown:||Colorado Springs, Colo.|
HONORS & AWARDS
2012 All-Western Wrestling Conference Second Team: March 14, 2012
2011-12: In his senior season posted a record of 16-7 at 141 pounds... Received First Place with a perfect 4-0 record at the Old Chicago Open... Won a decision vs. #20 Frank Cimato from Drexel 6-3... Ended the season on a 7-0 winning streak...
2010-11: Qualified for the NCAA Championships at 133 pounds and ended his year with an overall record of 24-12... Went 1-2 at the NCAA Championship, defeating Army's Jordan Thome, 5-0, in the consolation first round after dropping his first bout, 8-1 to #3 seed Andrew Long from Penn State... Went 2-2 at the NCAA West Regional, advancing to the finals... Posted seven major decision victories... Wrestled the first 13 bouts of the year at 141 pounds before dropping a weight class... Won the Utah Valley Open and was second at the Old Chicago Open... Had a 10-match winning streak and went 14-2 at the end of the regular season with both losses coming at the hands of top-15 ranked wrestlers.
2009-10: Tallied a 12-9 record overall and a 0-7 record in duals ... Finished his sophomore year with four pins and one major decision.
2008-09: In his freshman campaign, went 4-3 at 133 pounds, all in duals... Two of his wins were for bonus points as he had a major decision and a fall in 2:48
2007-08: Redshirted... Posted a 13-1 record competing unattached.
High School: 2007 Colorado state champion... Placed in the top five at state for three years... Earned most pins on school team during freshman, junior and senior years.
Personal: Born Jan. 18, 1989 in Colorado Springs, Colo... Son of Tim Cruz and Carol Masias... Majoring in sports and exercise science.