Wrestling Inks Two More to National Letters of Intent
April 18, 2006
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona State University recently signed a pair of high school standouts to National Letters of Intent, Head Coach Thom Ortiz announced Tuesday. Todd Schavrien of Poway, Calif., and Randel Aleman of Las Vegas will pursue their respective academic and collegiate wrestling careers with the Sun Devils in time for the start of the 2006-07 season.
'Todd and Randel are great additions to our team,' Ortiz said. 'We expect great things from them in the future as Arizona State shoots for a national title. Their experience and success at the high school level has provided them a solid background on which we look to build. We hope to see both men continue to excel as they represent our program and help us remain on top of the Pac-10 standings.'
Aleman comes to Tempe after four outstanding years at Cimarron-Memorial High School in Las Vegas where he not only helped his team win four-consecutive state championships, but also become the first wrestler in CMHS history to win four individual state crowns. As a senior, Aleman won the 145 pound crown after moving up in weight all four years he competed. He opened his career with the 103 title as a freshman before taking the 112 and 130 crowns.
Schavrien also comes from a solid background of high school success after competing for Poway High School, one of the top programs in the state of California. As a senior, Schavrien capped an undefeated 46-0 record by winning the 125 pound championship as he scored two falls, one tech fall and two major decisions en route to his title. The first PHS wrestler to ever go undefeated in a season, he also helped his team finish second overall after winning the 2005 state title. The San Diego Region Athlete of the Year, Schavrien capped his prep career by placing fourth at the High School Senior Nationals.
Aleman and Schavrien are the fourth and fifth members of this year's signing class. They join Shawn Jones (Snake River, Idaho), David Green (Oviedo, Fla.) and Kenny Lester (Oviedo, Fla.), who signed with the program in November. Jones completed his high school career as a four-time state champion and posted a career record of 148-10. Green and Lester helped Oviedo High School to the state team title while both reached the finals of their respective weights. Green captured his third state title in a row to finish his career at 157-22 while Lester placed second to cap his career with a record of 182-26.