2011-12 REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE: Overall Record: 11-9 Dual Meet Record: 5-7 Big Ten Record: 3-4 Pins: 3 Major Decisions: 0 Technical Falls: 0
Placed sixth at the Bison Open (N.D.) after pinning teammate Brian Peterson at 5:28 Went 11-9 overall and 3-4 in the Big Ten Started the year wrestling at 174 pounds before moving down to 157 for the regular season Went 4-2 at the Southern Scuffle Pinned Kerry Brown of Duke at 4:01 in the consolation round Won three straight matches late in the season including a 5-3 decision over No. 20 Tommy Churchard of Purdue Defeated Jackson Morse of Illinois in a 8-4 decision Picked up his final win against Wisconsin's Shawn Perry 11-9 decision.
2010-11 REDSHIRT FRESHMAN: Overall Record: 1-5 Dual Meet Record: 1-5 Big Ten Record: N/A Pins: 0 Major Decisions: 1 Technical Falls: 0
Went 1-5 overall on the season with one major decision Lone win of the year was a 14-8 decision over John Blakely of Appalachian State at 157 lbs. Earned his first letter.
2009-10 REDSHIRTED: Posted a 15-6 mark at 165 in his first season in the maroon and gold, competing solely in open meets Won five matches by fall and four by major decision First win came in first match with a 11-2 major decision over Shane Primeau of the University of Mary First fall came one match later, in 6:04 over Logan McAlpin of Southwest Minnesota Closed season with a 1-2 mark at the North Country Open with an opening 6-2 win over Matt Jeska before defaulting out of the tournament Placed third at the Worthington Open, going 4-1 and pinning Jack Barnes of RCTC in 3:24 in the third place match Went 2-1 at the Dragon Open to place second with his only loss to Tyler Johnson of North Dakota State in the championship match Placed third at the Kaufman-Brand Amateur with a 4-1 mark, scoring a 5-3 win over Allen Rutherford of Labette CC in the third place match Placed second at the Bison Open, going 3-1 with his only loss a 7-9 setback to Tyler Johnson of North Dakota State in the Championship.
HIGH SCHOOL: 2009 graduate of Newberg High School Also attended Willamina High School Three-time Oregon state champion at 160 lbs. No. 4 overall recruit in the nation and the No. 1-ranked wrestler in his weight class Went unscathed though high school posting a perfect 116-0 record Four-time state champion Only the second wrestler from Oregon to go undefeated for four years with four state titles, with the first being former Minnesota head assistant coach Joe Russell's older brother Dan Heaviest freshman to ever win an Oregon state title Claimed four Junior National All-America citations (two in Freestyle and two in Greco-Roman).
PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 24, 1990 Son of Mario and Diane Ortiz Oldest of three children (Dominique-15, Julian-8) Majoring in graphic design Lists meeting Michael Phelps at the Olympic Training Center as his most memorable sports thrill.