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HOMETOWN:

Wichita, Kansas

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DANIEL DESHAZER

WEIGHT:

61 Kilograms

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 2022 National Team member at 61-kilograms

  • 2021 World Team Trials qualifier

  • 2x DII National Champion at 133 pounds

  • 4x NCAA All-American

YEAR-BY-YEAR BREAKDOWN:

2022: Placed 2nd at the World Team Trials at 61-kilograms as the No. 6 seed • Took 4th Place at the U.S. Open • Placed second at the Bill Farrell Memorial

 

2021: Went 2-2 at the World Team Trials in Lincoln, Nebraska at 61-kilograms • Placed 3rd at U.S. Senior Nationals • Went 3-2 at the Last Chance Qualifier at 57-kilograms

What are your athletic/international goals?

My goals are to make Olympic/world teams and accumulate medals at all tournaments.

What does it mean to represent the Gopher Wrestling Club?

It means a lot to be a part of the GWC family. It’s such a family-oriented environment and it’s an honor to have a club that provides us the ability to continue training post college to chase our athletic dreams.

Highlight/best memory in international wrestling career

I’d say my best international memory would have to be the experiences more than anything. Competing on foreign land and interacting with different cultures are such an eye opener. 

 

What sets the GWC apart?

Big team, lots of partners unlike other RTCs, opportunities, and we get to mentor the Gophers as well as train with them

College attended and degrees attained

University of Nebraska at Kearney with a degree in Exercise Science 

Post-wrestling professional/career aspirations

 

I plan on taking the fitness industry head on and eventually starting my own multipurpose facility. I'll also be seeking strength and conditioning jobs, as well real estate opportunities. 

Why give to the Gopher Wrestling Club

It’s a great family to be part of. The ability to watch and be part of athletes growing is irreplaceable. With your help, we are able to continue training and hopefully bring home Olympic medals. Without you, none of this would be possible, and we are truly thankful for your contributions and support moving forward.

ALMA MATER:

University of Nebraska-Kearney