is an amazing athlete that, somehow, managed to be a
sleeper for the past three years, floating under the radar
of much of the sports and wrestling media. This
year, however, is different. A four-time state
champion, Hochstrasser is finally
getting the respect he deserves. He's not earning it
with his mouth, he's doing it on the mat, in Utah and
beyond. He has lost only seven matches in his
high-school career, one coming last year when he wrestled
for the championship at the Reno Tournament of Champions
(one of the toughest tournaments in the country).
More than that, on Dec. 19, 2003, he set the Utah record
for the most high-school career wins, with 144 (breaking
the previous record of 141).
2004 State Champion (130 lbs.), 2003 State Champion (119
State Champion (112 lbs.), 2001 State Champion (103 lbs.)
Record: 38-1. High School Career Record: 170-8 with
133 Pins. Freestyle Record: 175-6. Greco-Roman
2002 Record: 41-4 (State Champion). 2001 Record:
44-1 (State Champion).
recognition long overdue.
Following is a summary of Andrew's wrestling career so far:
Utah State Record Holder: Most Wins (170)
Utah State Record Holder: Most Pins (133)
2004 Dave Schultz Award
2004 Outstanding Utah Wrestler, Utah Wrestling Coaches
2002 High School State
Championships Outstanding Wrestler
2002 Cliff Keen World of
Wrestling/Wrestling USA Magazine All-Star Team
School State Champion
Freestyle State Champion
School Region Champion
Mountain Nationals Champion
Three-Time Cliff Keen Mile High Tournament of Champions
All-Star Classic Champion
Keen World of Wrestling Championships (Reno) Champion
2002 Utah vs.
Idaho All-Star Classic Champion
Reno Tournament of Champions
Junior Regionals Champion and Gorrarian Award Recipient
Western Regionals Freestyle Champion
USA Magazine Picks
Coaches Association Ranking
Andrew is an
Eagle Scout and played two years of varsity baseball.