Anthony

Gaona

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Weight: 197
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Olathe, Kan.
High School: St. Thomas Aquinas
Major: Pre-Physician Assistant

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019)

2018-19 (Redshirt) 
Regular Season – 197 pounds

  • 18-9 overall record
  • DNP at the Daktronics Open (Nov. 4), going 2-2
  • DNP at the Grand View Open (Nov. 10)
  • Went 3-2 but DNP at the UNK Holiday Inn Open (Nov. 17)
  • Third place finish at Doane Open (Dec. 8)
  • Won Hastings Cusatis Open (Jan. 5) with a 4-0 record
  • Finished fourth at the Dave Edmunds Open (Feb. 2) with a 3-2 record

Before Nebraska

  • Wrestled at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park, Kan., for Coach Eric Akin, a former Nebraska volunteer assistant coach (2000-04)
  • Overall record of 148-33 in prep career
  • Capped a 40-2 senior season with a third-place finish at 195 pounds at the KSHSAA 5A State Championships
  • Finished fourth at 195 pounds at the 2017 KSHSAA 5A State Championships, after going 41-5 on the season
  • Placed sixth at state at 195 pounds as a sophomore in 2016 following a 35-12 season
  • Went 31-17 as a freshman at 170 pounds in 2015
  • 2017 state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman at the USA Wrestling Kansas State Championships at 220 pounds
  • Took sixth place at 182 pounds at the 2015 Cadet Folkstyle National Championships
  • Also played football in high school, and was an honorable mention all-state selection and a two-time honorable-mention all-league selection

Personal

  • Last name is pronounced GA-oh-NA
  • Born: Sept. 12, 1999
  • Parents: Jorge and Emily Gaona
  • Sisters: Sydnie and Delanie
  • Major: Pre-Physician Assistant

Career Statistics

Year Overall Dual Pins TF MD NCAA Big Ten
2018-19* 18-9 0-0 1 2 0 -- --
Career 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 -- --

*Redshirt season does not count in career totals

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