Alec Ortiz
Alec  Ortiz


Grand Ronde, Ore.

High School:
Newberg HS




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Alec Ortiz

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Overall Record:7-6
Dual Meet Record:0-1
Big Ten Record:0-1
Major Decisions:1
Technical Falls:0

Placed sixth at Bison Open • Went 3-1 at Dragon Open • Earned a major decision over Geno Morelli of Pittsburg during the Southern Scuffle • Saw his only dual action against Northwestern, falling to Leroy Munster 4-1

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Finished season with 2-2 overall record • Saw 2-2 dual record and 0-1 Big Ten record • Saw 14-4 major decision over Luke Copp of Itasca at the Bison Quad • Defeated Austin Morehead of No. 13 Oregon State in a 7-5 sudden victory (12/8)

Overall Record:11-9
Dual Meet Record:5-7
Big Ten Record:3-4
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

Overall Record: 1-5
Dual Meet Record: 1-5
Big Ten Record:N/A
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

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


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)


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

Season Overall Dual Big Ten Pins MD TF Big Ten Finish NCAA Finish
2009-10 15-6 - - 2 1 - - -
2010-11 1-5 1-5 - - 1 - - -
2011-12 11-9 5-7 3-4 3 - - - -
2012-13 2-2 2-2 0-1 - - - - -
2013-14 7-6 0-1 0-1 2 1 - - -
Total 36-28 8-15 3-6 7 3 - - -


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