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Duke Wrestling BIO
 A.J. Guardado

Career: Completed his career with a 54-49 overall record ... posted a career-high 18 wins his final season.

2011-12: Wrestled at 149 poinds ... compiled a career-best 18-11 overall record ... went 8-3 in dual matches and 2-2 against ACC opponents ...earned runner-up honors at the Davidson Open ... grabbed ACC victories over Nick Heilmann of North Carolina and Nick Brascetta of Virginia Tech ... went 8-1 in his first nine dual matches ... won five matches by two or fewer points, including a thrilling 3-2 comeback victory over Nick Hartenstine of Campbell.

2010-11: Wrestled at 149 pounds and posted a 10-12 overall record ... went 7-8 in tournament bouts and 3-6 in dual matches ... garnered runner-up recognition at the NC State Open ... took fourth at the Pembroke Classic ... registered dual match wins against Gardner-Webb, Davidson and Campbell ... had four falls on the year ... team captain.

2009-10: Competed in eight matches at 149 pounds ... finished the season with a 4-4 record ... placed fourth at the NC State Open after posting a 4-2 record in the two-day event.

2008-09: Competed at 149 pounds ... compiled an 8-6 overall record and a 3-2 mark in dual matches.

2007-08: Named team's Most Outstanding Freshman ... wrestled at 141 pounds ... went 13-15 overall in collegiate matches ... took fourth in the Davidson Open ... finished the year with an 11-9 mark in tournament competition ... registered a 2-6 mark in dual matches and was 0-2 against conference opponents.

Prep: Four-year letterwinner who compiled a 179-36 record overall ... led team to a 72-12 mark in his four seasons ... two-time state qualifier ... two-time CIF runner-up ... four-time league champion ... graduated with school records for team points, pins and wins and single-season records for team points and wins ... placed seventh at states as a senior ... named most outstanding freshman in 2004 when he was the first Southern Section Masters tournament qualifier in school district history.
  
Personal: Born Andrew James Guardado on December 5, 1988, in Covina, Calif. ... son of Terry Marquez Guardado ... has two brothers, Gilbert and Lukas.

 

A.J. Guardado

Year

Weight

Tourn.

Dual

ACC

Overall

2007-08

141

11-9

2-6

0-2

13-15

2008-09

149

6-3

3-2

0-2

9-5

2009-10

149

4-4

0-0

0-0

4-4

2010-11

149

7-8

3-6

0-5

10-14

2011-12

149

10-8

8-3

2-2

18-11

Total

 

38-32

16-17

2-11

54-49

Italics denote redshirt year

     

Position: 149
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: West Covina, Calif.
High School: West Covina
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