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Kevin Lester
Weight: 285
Year: Senior
Hometown: Nampa, Idaho
High School: Nampa
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2011-12: Qualified at the NCAA Championships after another dominant season at heavyweight … served as one of the team’s captains … named an All-Ivy League Honorable mention … tied for team lead in victories, going 33-13 overall and 3-2 in Ivy League bouts … tallied a team-high 13 pins and had four wins by major decision … enjoyed a 13-match winning streak … placed fifth at Body Bar Systems Invitational … placed sixth at Nittany Lion Open … placed third at Mat Town Invitational … won the heavyweight title in the Championship Division of the New York State Collegiate Wrestling Championships … placed third at the EIWA Championships … went 4-2 at the Body Bar Systems Invitational with a 1:39 pin against Curtis Garner (Army) and an 11-3 major decision over Jace Bennett (Cornell) … went 5-2 at the Nittany Lion Open with a pin against teammate Wyatt Baker in 4:05 and a pin against Joseph Rizqallah (Michigan State) in 1:39 … went 5-1 at the Mat Town Invitational with a 12-2 major decision over Baker, a 1:37 pin against Kyle Frey (Drexel) and a 0:59 pin against Henry Turner (Lock Haven) … pinned Pitt’s Joel Yahner to open dual season … pinned Army’s Stephen Snyder in 0:49 … pinned Army’s Stephen Snyder in 0:49 … went 4-0 at the New York State Collegiate Wrestling Championships with pins against NYU’s Rudy De La Cruz (0:48) and Nassau CC’s Yasseen Mudassar (1:26) … pinned Franklin & Marshall’s Alexander Henry in 4:15 … defeated Princeton’s Bobby Grogan by major decision, 11-2 … pinned Harvard’s David Ng in 0:24 … went 4-1 at the EIWA Championships with a 0:18 pin against Daniel Mills (Army) and a 1:34 pin against Steve Graziano (Penn) … went 2-2 at the 2012 NCAA Championships … at NCAAs defeated Missouri’s Devon Mellon, 12-5, and Cornell’s Maciej Jochym, 9-2.

2010-11: Served as one of the team's captains ... NCAA qualifier at heavyweight after fourth place finish at EIWA Championships ... unanimous first team All-Ivy League after finishing a perfect 5-0 in conference duals ... led the team in wins (28) and pins (9) ... compiled a 28-10 record ... won 17 consecutive matches at one point during the season ... defeated No. 19 Kurt Klimek (Cal-Fullerton), No. 18 David Morgan (Bakersfield) at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational ... won two matches at the NCAA Championships, including an upset over No. 17 Clayton Jack of Oregon State ... placed seventh at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, fifth at the Binghamton Open, and won the heavyweight title at the NY State Championships ... named the January Student-Athlete of the Month.

2009-10: Second team All-Ivy League at heavyweight ... finished 4-1 in Ivy League action and 23-12 overall ... placed fifth at EIWA Championships ... also placed fifth at Bearcat Open after going 4-1 ... team-high eight pins.

2008-09: Did not compete ... took part in a Mormon mission.

2007-08: Did not compete ... took part in a Mormon mission.

2006-07: Placed sixth at Easterns as a first-year ... earned Ivy League honorable mention for the season after finishing 3-2 in the conference and 19-13 overall ... won first place at heavyweight at the New York State Championships ... defeated Arkadiy Levitin (Hunter) 8-7 for the title ... beat Ben Reiter (Penn) 13-8 in team's upset of 17th-ranked Quakers ... earned 13-10 and 7-4 decisions over Andrew Knap (Harvard) in dual meet and at Easterns.

Nampa High: Three-time Idaho state placewinner ... 2006 state champion at 215 after finishing fourth as a junior and sixth as a sophomore, both at 189 ... state title capped a 51-2 senior season that included 46 pins and 286 team points ... Nampa High career record of 149-32 ... Cadet All-American after placing eighth in 2004 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals ... two-time Western Region champion in both freestyle and Greco-Roman ... six-time state champion ... two-time Reno Worlds runner-up ... wrestled on Idaho State Cadet Team which placed fourth in 2004 national cadet duals ... recruited for football by Boise State.

Personal: Majoring in psychology ... son of Walter and Jody Lester.

Career Record
2006-07: 19-13, 3-2 Ivy League
2009-10: 23-12, 4-1 Ivy League
2010-11: 28-10, 5-0 Ivy League
2011-12: 33-13, 3-2 Ivy League
Total: 103-48, 15-5 Ivy League