2012 NCAA Participant (157)
2012 Pac-12 Champion (157)
2013 NCAA Participant (Fifth - 157)
Served as one of five team captains throughout the year ... Compiled a 38-7 overall record ... Earned All-American status by placing fifth at the NCAA Championships in Des Moines ...Went 6-2 during NCAA's, winning five in-a-row en route to a pin and two major decisions ... Finished as a runner-up at 157 lbs., during Pac-12 Championships in Tempe, Ariz. ... Earned 53 points at 157 lbs. during dual competitions throughout the year, which was good enough for second most on the team ... Took home individual weight class titles during Mike Clock Open, Reno Tournament of Champions and the Midlands Championships ...Compiled a 32-5 overall record and a 13-2 mark in dual competition ... Was perfect in matches that ended in a fall as well as a major decision, going 11-0 and 9-0 respectively ... Fastest fall came against OSU's Nick Schlager (1:03) at the Mike Clock Open (Nov. 11)... Went 1-1 in National Duals Regionals competition, defeating Michigan's Michael Carpenter ... Compiled a 12 match dual win-streak that stretched from early December until National Duals in late February ... Spent entire season nationally ranked, remaining in the Top 10 from the fifth week of the season until post-season competition ... Named Oregon State's Wrestling Everyday Champion for Winter 2013 ... Entered NCAA's ranked seventh on OSU's all-time program list with 44 career pins ... Walked away with a pair of hardware from team's post-season awards banquet as Pena received the 'Most Pins Award' for his 12 as well as the 'All-American Award', for his fifth place finish at NCAA's.
Sophomore went 30-11 and claimed the Pac-12 title at 157 pounds ... Has won his last five consecutive bouts, including two at league championships ... Won title with 5-2 decision over Boise State's George Ivanov ... Went 2-3 against Ivanov this season ... Was 3-0 in major decisions and 20-2 in pins ... Twenty pins is an OSU single-season record for a sophomore ... The 20 is tied for seventh in OSU single-season history regardless of weight class and year in school ... Has 33 wins via pin for his career, meanwhile, which ranks 11th in school history despite just two seasons of NCAA competition ... Posted a 2-2 mark at the NCAA Championships ... Opened the season with seven consecutive wins and nine in 11 ... Went 10-3 in dual bouts and 4-2 in Pac-12 duals ... Finished with 11-3 mark against league opponents (including one win versus OSU teammate) ... Won the NCAA most Pins award for 2012.
Redshirted ... Competed unattached at 157 pounds in various tournaments ... Placed first at Mike Clock Open (Nov. 7), first at Southern Oregon Open (Nov. 13-14), fourth at Reno Tournament of Champions (Dec. 19) and first at Clackamas Open (Jan. 15) ... Also competed at Southern Scuffle (Dec. 29-30).
As a true freshman, lettered, wrestled at 149 pounds ... 29-13 record with 13 pins, scoring bonus points in nearly half of matches ... 13-7 dual meet record ... Earned team's Hardest Worker Award ... Finished fourth in Junior FILA Freestyle Nationals at 70 kilograms ... Seeded sixth at the Pac-10 Championships, finished fifth with 2-2 record; decision over Tyler Parker, Stanford, 6-3; fall over Vicente Varela, Arizona State, 6:33 ... Best of the West Champion ... Finished seventh at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational with 5-2 record; decision over Rodney Dollar, W. Wyoming, 6-0; major decision over Dave Christian, Cal Poly, 11-1; fall over Chris Hacker, Nebraska, 3:37; decision over Mike Kessler, Rider, 10-7; fall over No. 17 Peter Yates, Virginia Tech, 6:34 ... At Midlands Championships, went 3-2; decision over Justin Hale, Iowa State, 7-3; fall over Benny Garcia, Cal Baptist, 1:22; major decision over Nick Bertucci, Purdue, 17-6 ... Longest win streak was six, achieved twice during the season ... Ranked as high as 14th ... Earned three major decisions and two technical falls.
SPRAGUE HIGH SCHOOL
Lettered four years under head coach Kary Hadden at 152 pounds ... Ranked No. 1 recruit in the nation at 152 pounds, No. 5 overall ... Four-time Oregon state and district champion ... Ended his high school career on an 147-match winning streak, going 47-0 in his final season with 45 pins ... Finshed career with 138 total pins ... Named Salem Statesman Journal's Regional Wrestler of the Year four times ... Dave Shultz Award recipient for Oregon and the Western Region of the United States ... Two-time Reno Tournament of Champions winner ... Three-time Oregon Wrestling Athlete of the Year.
Born April 25, 1991 ...Sociology major ... Parents are Roger and Jenny Pena; family includes one younger sister, Emily, and one younger brother, Ryan ... Former prep teammate Keegan Davis wrestled for Oregon State ... Chose Oregon State "because of the outstanding wrestling program."