Enrique Barajas | Weight class: 149
Hometown: Hayward, Calif.
Previous School: Arroyo HS / Sacramento City CC
Major: Exercise Science
2014-15 GPAC Wrestler of the Year
2014-15 NAIA National Championships Qualifier
2014-15 NAIA North Champion (149 lbs)
2014-15 First Team All-GPAC
2014-15 GPAC Wrestler of the Week (Feb. 17)
2013-14 NWCA All-Academic
2013-14 GPAC Honorable Mention All-Conference
2013-14 NAIA National Qualifier
2013-14 NAIA North 4th place (149 lbs)
2013-14 GPAC Wrestler of the Week (Feb. 19)
Barajas made huge strides in his second and final season as a Bulldog, posting an overall record of 27-10 ... went 45-36 over two seasons at Concordia ... as a senior, went 9-3 in dual meets ... won all 10 matches against conference opponents on the way to being named GPAC wrestler of the year ... collected six wins via pin, four by technical fall and seven by major decision ... placed at three tournaments: NAIA North Qualifier (first), Buena Vista Open (second) and Cyclone Open (fifth).
Barajas completed his first season in the Bulldog singlet with an overall record of 18-16 and qualified for the national championships ... went 8-8 in dual meets ... recorded five wins by pin, two by technical fall, one by major decision, nine by decision and one by forfeit ... posted a mark of 9-5 against GPAC grapplers.
Earned California state All-America honors while wrestling at Sacramento Community College for two years ... earned fourth place in the state ... named Most Inspirational Wrestler.
Started and lettered all four years at Arroyo High School for head coach Mike Saenz ... served as team captain for two years ... reached league finals of weight class four times with titles as a junior and senior ... earned North Coast Section medalist honors sophomore through senior years ... qualified for state championships as a junior and senior ... named team MVP as a junior and senior ... graduated with honors - 3.5 GPA.
Born in Hayward, Calif., on June 2, 1993 ... son of Ricardo and Veronica Barajas ... has five younger siblings, three sisters and two brothers ... enjoys bodybuilding and dancing.