Former Crook County High School standout athlete Trevor Rasmussen wrapped up his career as a wrestler at Stanford University this past season and was honored with the Chris Horpel Coaches Award.
The Chris Horpel Coaches Award is given to the individual or individuals that made significant contributions to the team in terms of attitude, improvement or special leadership. Rasmussen was one of four Cardinal wrestlers to receive the honor.
Rasmussen finished his wrestling career at Stanford with a 39-32 overall record.
As a senior this past season, Rasmussen had more career pins, 15, than any other current Cardinal. He finished the year with a 9-10 record, with five victories come via pin. His longest match winning streak of the year was four. At one point in the season, Rasmussen was 8-4 but finished the season on a 1-6 run.
The Cardinal finished in second in the Pac-12 as a team. The national championships were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As a redshirt junior in the 2018-19 season, the Cardinal won the Pac-12 championship. Rasmussen finished 8-6 overall and was 1-1 in duals at 285 pounds. Highlights of his junior season included taking second at the Roadrunner Open and picking up a 2-0 dual win over No. 18 Conan Jennings of Northwestern, helping head coach Jason Borrelli secure his 100th career victory.
As a sophomore, Rasmussen went 9-9 overall, including going 5-1 at the Reno Tournament of Champions in December. He finished sixth at the California Collegiate Open in January.
As a redshirt freshman in 2016-17, he went 13-7 overall record and 1-0 in duals as Stanford's back-up at 285 pounds. He producted four pins on the season, and won the SFSU Open in November. He picked up a 13-0 major decision in his first collegiate dual against Ricardo Jaramillo of San Francisco State in February.
As a true freshman, wrestling uanattached, he went 8-7.
A 2015 graduate of Crook County High School, Rasmussen was a four-year letterwinner in wrestling for the Cowboys and also earned three letters in football, where he was a standout lineman. He was a captain of his wrestling team as a sophomore, junior and senior. He was a two-time state champion at 220 pounds, becoming the only Crook County wrestler over 165 pounds to win more than one individual state title.
He is the son of Randy and Cheri Rasmussen of Prineville. He is a Management Science & Engineering major.
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