Kevin Tao
Kevin Tao
Weight: 149
Year: Senior
Hometown: Kent, Wash.
High School: Takoma Senior/Columbia University

 

2012-13: Posted a 26-15 record, going 10-4 in dual meet competition … led the team with five major decisions and finished second with seven falls, good for 14th all-time at American … ranked fifth all-time with 17 career major decisions, ninth with 27 career dual meet wins and 13th with nine career falls … qualified for the NCAA Championships, going 2-2 and upsetting the third-ranked wrestler in the nation, Donnie Vinson of Binghamton, in a 3-2 tiebreaker victory …  finished fifth in the Brockport/Oklahoma Invitational, going 3-2 … earned a runner-up result at the Keystone Classic, posting two falls and one major decision … placed fifth at the EIWA Championships, finishing with a 3-2 record … started all 14 duals ... also participated in an NWCA All-Star Classic local exhibition, earning a 12-4 major decision over Wartburg College’s Kodie Silvestri.

2011-12: Registered a 19-16 record with eight major decisions and one technical fall … qualified for the NCAA Championships, posting a 6-2 decision over Michigan State’s Dan Osterman in the first round … finished second at the EIWA Championships, dropping a 4-0 decision to Lehigh’s Shane Welsh in the finals … won three bouts at the EIWAs, including a victory over No. 6 Mario Mason of Rutgers … came in fourth place at the Keystone Classic, posting a 3-2 record … finished in fifth at the Brockport/Oklahoma Invitational … won two bouts at the Midlands Championships … his eight major decisions were a team-high and are tied for sixth-most in a single-season in program history … participated in all 15 duals, posting an 8-7 record.

2010-11: Went 18-15 in his first season with the Eagles including two falls and three major decisions … opened his year with three straight victories … placed fifth at the Brockport Oklahoma Gold … won five straight matches from Jan. 15 to Feb. 4.

Before American: Placed third at Wilkes Open and New York State Championship as a freshman … finished with a 16-13 overall record … won 2007 Washington 4A State Championship and state runner-up in 2008 … wrestled for one season at Columbia.

Year

Overall

Dual

Fall

MD

TF

2010-11

18-15

9-7

2

3

0

2011-12

19-16

8-7

0

8

1

2012-13

26-15

10-4

7

6

0

Total

63-46

27-18

9

17

1

Kevin Tao