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Les Gutches, 1996 Hodge Trophy winner
(From Oregon State Sports Information)
Les was a four-year letterman who was considered the best OSU wrestler in modern history. He compiled a record of 134-10 and was named Outstanding Wrestler at the NCAA Championships as a senior. He was also named Outstanding Wrestler at the U.S. Nationals in 1996. He won two NCAA titles at 177 and was a three-time Academic All-American. His post-collegiate career included numerous international competitions and titles. He was a gold medalist at the 1998 Goodwill Games, the bronze at the 1999 World Championships, and a member of the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team. He has coached internationally and assisted coaching at OSU.
The following is a year-by-year breakdown of Les Gutches college statistics:
|Season||School||Year of Eligibilty||Bouts||W||L||T||Falls||W Pct.||All-American||Weight|