Throughout the off-season, we’re going to be getting to know returning NCAA Division I wrestlers from around the country. We sent questionnaires to every program in the country and will be sharing the results throughout the long trek to next fall. You can find them all whenever you like under the Getting to Know tag.
Name: Lio Quezada
School: George Mason
Class (for 2017-18): Sophomore
After winning a pair of Virginia state titles, Quezada jumped into the George Mason lineup as a true freshman last season, holding down the 133-pound starting spot throughout the year. He was second on the team in falls including earning one at the EWL Championships when he glued Andrew Coghill (Cleveland State) in 42 seconds. With strong Patriot wrestlers Ibrahim Bunduka (125) and Tejon Anthony (141) on either side of him, look for Quezada to continue to improve as he enters his sophomore campaign.
Rate your 2016-17 season on a scale of 1-10?
What are you working on this off-season?
Shot defense and high percentage shots.
Do you plan to wrestle freestyle or Greco in the off-season?
What was the most interesting class you took this year?
Nutrition and Government
What was your favorite match this season?
Match vs. Rider. (Editor’s Note: Quezada trailed Rider’s Zach Valcarce, 6-2, entering the third period, but rallied to take a 10-8 decision.)
If you could wrestle one person, living or dead, who would it be?
If you could change one rule in college wrestling what would it be?
If you weren’t a wrestler, is there another sport or competitive activity you’d have pursued?
Football or gymnastics.
When the season ended, what is the one food you had to eat?
What is your major and what would you like to do with it when you graduate?
Integrated studies, teach and coach.