Player Profiles



A.J.                               Vizcarrondo
A.J.
Vizcarrondo
Class: Jr.
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
Height: 6-1
Weight: HWT
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

At West Virginia in 2014-15
  • Starter at heavyweight for the Mountaineers
  • 2015 Big 12 Runner-Up at 285 pounds
  • First Mountaineer in program history to qualify for back-to-back Big 12 championship matches
  • Compiled a 16-16 mark in his junior season
  • Had five matches go to overtime, winning two in sudden victory and one in a tiebreaker
  • Went 4-2 at the Navy Classic (Nov. 22) to take sixth place
  • Won a 6-4 decision over Brad Emerick to help WVU top Lock Haven, 23-12 (Dec. 19)
  • Defeated Warren Bosch of No. 14 Edinboro in a 6-4 decision (Jan. 9)
  • Earned a Big 12 victory with a 5-4 win over Quean Smith of Iowa State (Feb. 7)
  • Topped Ryan Solomon of No. 18 Pitt in a 2-1 decision (Feb. 22)
  • Upset No. 2 seed Ross Larson of Oklahoma, winning by fall in 4:13 of the Big 12 semifinals (March 7)
At West Virginia in 2013-14
  • Earned an automatic bid to his first NCAA Championships
  • Went 1-2 the the NCAAs, defeating Chattanooga's Dawson Peck, 2-0
  • Placed second at the Big 12 Championships
  • Placed sixth at the Navy Classic on Nov. 23
  • Named Big 12 Wrestler of the Week on Feb. 10 after beating then-No. 17 Ross Larson of Oklahoma, 9-7
  • Finished fourth at the Reno Tournament of Champions on Dec. 22
  • Competed at the Mercyhurst Laker Open on Nov. 9 and the Harold Nichols Open on Nov. 15
At West Virginia in 2012-13
  • Compiled a 6-12 record
  • Started 10 dual meets at 197 pounds
  • Recorded one victory Big 12 victory
  • Competed at the Reno Tournament of Champions and the Wolfpack Open
  • Placed fourth at the Big 12 Championships
Prep
  • Attended Wyoming Seminary College Prep
  • Coached by Scott Green
  • Ranked by WRESTLING USA MAGAZINE as the 89th-best wrestler overall and fifth- best wrestler in the country in his weight class
  • Placed second in consecutive years at the national preps
  • Was the NHSCA national champion as a sophomore
  • Finished third at the 2010 Beast of the East tournament
  • Placed sixth at the 2010 ASICS Junior Nationals
  • ASICS Fargo Junior Greco All-American
Personal
  • Son of Anthony and Elsie Vizcarrondo
  • Has three brothers
  • Birthday is Sept. 26
  • Enrolled in general studies
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
Vizcarrondo’s Career Statistics
Year	W	L	Dual	Conf	Falls	NCAA
2013	6	12	3-7	1-2	0	-
2014    20      20      5-8     2-4     4       1-2
Totals	26	32	8-15	3-6	4	1-2

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