Bucknell Wrestling BIO
Career: Two-time NCAA qualifier (2016, 2017) ... four-time EIWA placewinner (fourth in 2015 and 2016, fifth in 2017, eighth in 2014) ... graduated with the seventh most wins in program history with a record of 108-53 while competing at 141, 149, and 157 pounds ... finished with 17 pins, six tech. falls, and 23 major decisions ... was 53-20 in duals, including a 30-7 record in EIWA duals ... posted 10 wins over nationally-ranked opponents ... two-time EIWA All-Academic ... received Bucknell's John F. Zeller Award.
2016-17 (Senior): Team captain ... NCAA qualifier with an at-large bid at 157 pounds ... went 1-2 at the NCAA Championships, including a 5-3 decision over Wisconsin's Timothy Ruschell in the opening round ... posted a 28-9 record during the season, all at 157 pounds ... finished with four pins, four tech. falls, and four major decisions ... went 4-2 and placed fifth at the EIWA Championships, posting wins over the fifth- and seventh-seeded wrestlers ... was 13-3 in duals, including an 8-2 record in EIWA duals ... went 4-0 to win the Navy Classic ... placed fourth at the Cliff Keen Invitational thanks to six straight wins in the consolation bracket ... had two six-match winning streaks during the season ... won 11 of his final 15 matches ... competed against five nationally-ranked wrestlers ... had a 7-3 win over No. 8 Andrew Atkinson (Virginia) and a 7-2 decision over No. 11 Russell Parsons (Army West Point) ... received the team's Lifestyle Award ... named to the EIWA All-Academic Team ... received Bucknell's John F. Zeller Award, presented to a senior student-athlete for outstanding contributions to Bison Athletics, while exemplifying the best of Bucknell in the manner that John Zeller did in his 68 years of service to the University.
2015-16 (Junior): Team captain ... 30-14 overall record ... 13-4 dual record ... six pins ... eight major decisions ... finished in fourth place in 149-pound bracket at EIWA Championships ... 3-2 record at EIWAs ... earned first career berth to NCAA Championships ... posted 2-2 record at NCAAs ... six winning streaks of at least three matches ... 9-2 in last 11 bouts entering NCAA Championships ... 14-2 in bonus-point bouts ... finished second at December's Lock Haven Classic ... finished third at November's Navy Classic ... finished seventh at November's Michigan State Open ... faced six nationally ranked opponents ... 7-2 in EIWA duals to bring career record in EIWA duals to 22-5 ... shared William A. Graham IV Most Outstanding Wrestler Award with Tom Sleigh ... earned team Big Win Award for victories against Kent State's Michael DePalma at the Virginia Dual, Lehigh's Laike Gardner at the EIWA Championships, Brown's Steven Galiardo at the EIWA Championships and Lock Haven's Daniel Neff at the NCAA Championships ... earned an EIWA All-Academic Award for having a GPA above 3.20.
2014-15 (Sophomore): Posted 27-11 overall record to tie for third on team in victories ... competed at EIWA Championships and finished in fourth place in 149-pound weight class ... registered a 4-2 mark at EIWAs, including a win over second-seeded Charles Cobb of Penn ... entered EIWAs as No. 5 seed ... 16-2 in bonus-point bouts, including 11-0 in bouts decided by major decision ... six different winning streaks of at least three matches ... won five bouts in a row on two seperate occasions ... did not lose consecutive bouts after Dec. 20 ... team-high three wins vs. ranked opponents ... only Bison to go undefeated in EIWA duals (9-0) ... earned a team Big Win Award for victory over Hofstra's 17th-ranked Cody Ruggerillo at the Grapple at the Garden.
2013-14 (Freshman): Finished in eighth place in 149-pound bracket at EIWA Championships ... posted 2-3 record at EIWAs as the No. 6 seed ... won 11 of 13 bouts before dropping final two at EIWAs ... recorded team-high three wins vs. ranked opponents, including pins of Oklahoma State's No. 16 Julian Feikert and Oklahoma's No. 12 Nick Lester on the same day ... two-time Bison Athlete of the Week (Nov. 18 & Feb. 3) ... EIWA Wrestler of the Week (Feb. 3) after going 3-0 in duals against American, George Mason and Virginia ... defeated nationally ranked Virginia wrestler Gus Sako ... began year wrestling at 141 pounds and posted 10-6 record at that weight ... 13-13 wrestling at 149 ... third on team in wins (23) ... one of six Bison freshmen to be regular members of the starting lineup ... three winning streak of at least three ... third on team in dual wins (13) and EIWA dual wins (6) ... wrestled at four regular-season tournaments ... earned team's Rookie of the Year Award.
Before Bucknell: Four-time All-American ... three-time state placewinner, finishing second, third and fourth ... three-time Poway Outstanding Wrestler ... three-time C.I.F. champion ... two-time Reno Tournament of Champions winner ... second at Battle for the Belt Championship ... finished fifth at Super 32 ... Wrestler of the Year for San Diego section.
Personal: Victor Anthony Lopez ... born April 26, 1995 in Brawley, California ... son of Juan and Lizeth Lopez ... first person in family to go straight to a four-year college ... has three siblings: Denicka, Alyssa and Johnny Nicholas Lopez ... majoring in economics.
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