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Les Gutches

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Les Gutches

Team: Freestyle
Weight Class: 180.5 lbs.
1995-96 Team USA Ranking: No. 2
Years on Team USA: 1 (1995-96)
Residence: Corvallis, Ore.
Club: Sunkist Kids
College: Oregon State Univ.
High School: South Medford, Ore.
Born: February 21, 1973 in Medford, Ore.
Height: 5' 11"

Career Highlights

  • 1993 and 1996 Pan American Championships titlist
  • Third in 1994 Pan American Championships
  • Seventh in 1990 Junior World Championships
  • Second in 1989 Cadet World Championships


  • 1996 U.S. Nationals champion
  • Second in 1995 World Team Trials
  • Second in 1995 U.S. Nationals
  • 1993-94 University Nationals champion
  • 1992-93 Espoir National freestyle champion
  • 1991 Espoir National Greco-Roman champion
  • 1989 Junior National champion in Greco-Roman
  • 1989 Cadet National Greco-Roman champion

Competes for Joe Wells at Oregon State, where he is a senior
Two-time NCAA champion (1995-96) and fifth in 1994 NCAA Championships
Also competed for Mark Johnson
His college major is German

High School:
Competed for Pete Lucas at South Medford HS in Oregon
Three-time state champion

Hobbies include fly fishing and mountain biking

Outstanding Wrestler at 1996 U.S. Nationals
Outstanding Wrestler at 1996 NCAA Championships

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