Todd Schavrien
Todd Schavrien

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Poway, Calif.

High School:
Poway

Last College:
Arizona State

Weight:
141


2009-10: After spending the first two years of his career at 133 pounds, Schavrien moved up to 141 last year and enjoyed the most successful season of his career. He started off the season by winning back-to-back titles at the University of Central Missouri Open and the Missouri Open, and capped it off with his second straight bid to the NCAA Championships. Wrestling 40 times on the season, Schavrien picked up 28 victories, including two falls, three technical falls and six major decisions. He finished third at the Big 12 Championships, overcoming a first round loss to Oklahoma State's Jamal Parks to defeat Mike Koehnlein from Nebraska by a 14-6 major decision and set up his 8-7 win over Iowa State's Dalton Jensen in the third place match. At the NCAA Championships, Schavrien dropped his first match but came back to win his next two, claiming both contests by decision before being eliminated.

2008-09:
In his first year as a Tiger wrestler, Schavrien qualified for his first NCAA Tournament at 133 pounds. The Missouri lightweight went 1-2 on the national stage, earning a 9-3 decision over North Carolina's Michael Rappo. Schavrien qualified for the Championships after finishing third at the Big 12 Championships, March 7, in Lincoln, Neb. A sophomore transfer from Arizona State University, Schavrien entered the league tournament as the No. 5 seed and suffered an opening round loss, 7-2, to Nebraska's Matt Vacanti. Quick to rebound, Schavrien rattled off a win over Brian Shelton of Oklahoma, 5-3, and avenged his earlier loss to Vacanti with a 3-2 win in the bronze medal match. Throughout the course of the campaign, Schavrien made 12 starts in Missouri's lineup at 133 pounds. Ranked among the top-25 133 pounders in the nation, Schavrien earned his first dual victory of the season, Nov. 15, by holding off Lock Haven's Billy Ashnault, 7-6. Schavrien upset two ranked grapplers, then-No. 11 Kyle Hutter of Old Dominion (twice) and No. 19, Conor Beebe of Central Michigan. Six of Schavrien's 14 wins throughout the 2008-09 season helped provide the Tiger team with bonus points. In tournament competition, Schavrien finished third at the Missouri Open and seventh at the prestigious Midlands Championships.

Arizona State (2006-2008):
Schavrien redshirted his first year on the Sun Devils wrestling team but took gold at the FILA Junior National Championships in the 60 kg weight class over the summer of 2007. Competing during the 2007-08 season, Schavrien managed a 15-11 record and was 13-4 in dual competitions, earning two wins over Big 12 opponents (J.R. Roman of Oklahoma and then-Missouri wrestler Nick Velliquette).

High School:
Schavrien was a two-time state qualifier at Poway High School in California (2005, 2006) and wrestled at 125 pounds. A member of the Titan squad coached by Wayne Branstetter, Schavrien helped his team to the California State title his junior campaign (2005) finishing third at 125 pounds. Schavrien was a California State Champion his senior year at 125 pounds, and ranked fourth in the nation. Schavrien earned three wrestling letters along with multiple All-America and All-State honors.

Personal:
The son of Lee and Theresa Schavrien, Todd was born June 3, 1987, in San Diego, Calif. Todd has two brothers, Brian Pontalillo (29) and Nick (19). Schavrien is an interdisciplinary studies major and hopes to compete in the Olympics after college.

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