Weight: 149
Year: Senior
City/State: South Sioux City, Neb.
High School: South Sioux City


Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2013; Spring 2013)

2014-15 (Senior)
Regular Season
Luis DeAnda (pronounced DEE-anda) competed at the Viking-Warrior Open at 149 pounds. He went 0-2 at the tournament.

2013-14 (Junior)
Regular Season
DeAnda went 4-4 at 149 pounds in two open tournament appearances as a junior. He managed a major decision in his first match of the season at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open. DeAnda went 2-2 at the tournament, and matched that record at the Bob Smith Open.

2012-13 (Sophomore)
Regular Season
DeAnda did not compete in any matches for the Huskers during his sophomore season.

2011-12 (Redshirt Freshman)
Regular Season
DeAnda wrestled in four open tournaments at 141 pounds, going 10-8 overall. After not placing in the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open, DeAnda went 3-2 at the UNI Open, recording two pins. He earned third place at the UNK Loper Open with a 3-1 record, which included one major decision. At the Quality Hotel Open, DeAnda posted a 3-2 record.

2010-11 (Redshirt)
Regular Season
DeAnda finished the season with a 15-13 overall record while competing in open tournaments for NU. He took second at 141 pounds at the Quality Hotel Open on Jan. 8 by winning his first four matches. His first three victories came by pin, before forfeiting in the finals to fellow Husker Mike Koehnlein. DeAnda ended the season with five pins, which tied him for fifth on the team. He also won one match by technical fall and two matches by major decision.

Before Nebraska
DeAnda reached the quarterfinals of the Nebraska Class A state tournament three times (2006, 2007 and 2009) and medaled twice. He set a South Sioux City school record with 120 career wins. A two-time district champion, DeAnda earned all-state, all-conference and team wrestler-of-the-year honors.

DeAnda was a four-time letterwinner in both wrestling and cross country. He also earned a letter in track and field.

Luis is the son of Rodrigo and Maria DeAnda and was born on Feb. 26, 1990, in South Sioux City, Neb. He has three sisters, Aracelie, Maria and Selma along with three brothers, Rodrigo, Juan and Ricky. Luis’ cousins, Tony (1995-96) and Jose (1996-99), wrestled at Nebraska in the 1990s. Luis is majoring in sociology and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring semester of 2013.

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