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Dave Zuniga

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Dave Zuniga

Team: Greco-Roman
Weight Class: 136.5 lbs.
1995-96 Team USA Ranking: No. 1
Years on Team USA: 3 (1993-96)
Residence: New Brighton, Minn.
Club: Minnesota Storm
College: Univ. of Minnesota
High School: Worland, Wyo.
Born: March 1, 1968 in Worland, Wyo.
Height: 5' 5"

Career Highlights
International:

  • Fifth in 1995 World Cup
  • 1995 U.S. World team member
  • Third in 1995 Pan American Games
  • Fifth in 1995 Sweden Grand Prix
  • Second in 1994 World Cup
  • Fourth in 1994 World Championships
  • Seventh in 1994 Polish Grand Prix.
  • Third in 1994 Pan American Championships
  • Fifth in 1994 German Grand Prix
  • Eighth in 1994 Spring Cup (Israel)
  • Sixth in 1994 Petrov Cup (Bulgaria)
  • Fourth in 1993 World Cup
  • Sixth in 1993 Concord Cup
  • 1992 Michigan WC Open champion
  • Third in 1992 Michigan WC International
  • Fifth in 1986 Junior World Championships in freestyle

U.S.:

  • 1994-95 World Team Trials champion
  • Eighth in 1995 U.S. Nationals at 149.5 pounds
  • Second in 1990, 1992 and 1994 U.S. Nationals
  • Second in 1993 World Team Trials
  • Third in 1993 U.S. Nationals
  • Third in 1992 Olympic Team Trials
  • Third in 1990 John E. du Pont Freestyle World Team Trials
  • Member of 1990-91 Freestyle Team USA

College:
Competed for J Robinson at Univ. of Minnesota
Seventh in 1991 NCAA Championships as a senior
Second in 1990 NCAA meet as a junior
Competed for Bob Carlson at Utah State Univ. from 1986-89 until it dropped its program
Studied graphic design

High School:
Competed for Tom Harrington at Worland High School in Wyoming
1984-86 state champion as sophomore, junior and senior

Personal:
Works at a music store
Finishing degree in graphic design
Last name pronounced ZOO-nig-ah

Awards:
1994 Minnesota USA Wrestling Senior-level Wrestler of the Year

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