Sam Mecham
 Sam Mecham

Roseburg, Oregon

High School:
Roseburg HS





UVU lands 14 wrestlers on WWC All-Academic squad

Chase Cuthbertson, Avery Garner, Abel Gomez, Sam Mecham, Bracken Nipko and Monte Schmalhaus made the All-Academic Team while eight others were named to the Coaches' Honor Roll.


UVU goes 1-2 at the Eastern Michigan Duals on Saturday

The Wolverines defeated Gardner-Webb but fell to Michigan State and Ohio.


Seven wrestlers open season at the Cowboy Open on Saturday

Nipko, Tolbert, Thomas and Larsen led the way by all going 2-2 at the tournament.


Wolverines land 13 wrestlers on WWC All-Academic squad

Chase Cuthbertson, Avery Garner, Monte Schmalhaus and Josh Wilson made the All-Academic Team while nine others were named to the Coaches' Honor Roll.


UVU Takes Down No. 22 Air Force, 23-9

Jade Rauser began the night with a huge 6-5 win over No. 8 Josh Martinez.

At Utah Valley University ...
JUNIOR ~ (2013-14): 4-6 overall record (0-1 duals) ... named to the WWC All-Academic Team ... placed second at the Eastern Michigan Open on Nov. 16 with wins over Michigan State's Christian Olanowski (fall, 2:44), Northern Illinois' Sal Annoreno (1-0) and Brockport State's Daniel Palmerino (10-8) ... dropped his lone dual match of the season to Stanford's Donovan Halpin (6-2) ... recorded one win by fall and three by decision.

SOPHOMORE ~ (2012-13): 6-6 overall record ... named to the WWC Coaches' Honor Roll ... went 2-2 at three tournaments: the Cowboy Open on Nov. 3, the Reno Tournament of Champions on Dec. 16 and the UVU Open on Jan. 5 ... his 2-2 record at the UVU Open was good enough for a fourth-place finish ... posted a 2-1 record vs. opponents from the WWC and 2-1 vs. foes from the PAC-12 ... won one bout by fall, one by major decision and four by decision.

FRESHMAN ~ (2011-12): 16-11 overall record (0-3 duals) ... placed second at the UVU Open (Jan. 7) with a 3-1 mark, third at the Colorado Mesa Open (Dec. 10) by going 4-1 and fourth at both UNC's Old Chicago Open (Nov. 19) with a 3-2 record and the Cowboy Open (Nov. 12) with a 4-2 clip ... bumped up to 149 at the end of the season and went 0-3 in dual action ... posted one win via tech fall, two by major decision, three by fall and nine by decision.

REDSHIRT ~ (2010-11): Redshirted the season and went 14-14 while competing unattached.

Before Utah Valley ...
Prepped at Roseburg High School in Roseburg, Ore. ... was a three-time State finalist and a one-time State Champion ... helped lead his team to three State Championships while at Roseburg HS ... his team also finished 6th at the Clash National Duals ... also ran cross country in high school and played football his freshman season.

Personal ...
Graduated from Roseburg HS in 2010 with a 3.89 GPA ... was on the National Honor Society for all four years ... helped coach the children's Mat Club at his high school ... his uncle John Mecham wrestled at BYU, was a two-time all-american and is a member of the BYU Hall of Fame ... also recruited by Stanford and Columbia ... parents are Joe and Darlene Mecham.