Zack Esposito
Zack  Esposito
Assistant Coach

(405) 744-4541


Wrestling Takes 10 to the National Championships

The Cowboys seek out their 35th national title, when they travel to Des Moines, Iowa, for the 2013 NCAA Championships, which runs from March 21-23.


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The Pokes will go head-to-head with each Big 12 team in a round-robin conference dual final on Friday; Then, the Cowboys will take to the mats Saturday for individual competition.


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Top-seeded Oklahoma State opens with Illinois Friday night.


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As the No. 1 team in the nation, Oklahoma State wrestling will travel to Kent, Ohio, to face Kent State, Northern Iowa and Wisconsin.


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The Oklahoma State wrestling squad will have an action-packed weekend, hoping to improve to 13-0 overall and 4-0 in Big 12 action.


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After only two years as an assistant coach, Esposito has already built an impressive coaching resume.

The 2007 OSU graduate served as a club coach for the Cowboys for the 2010 and 2011 seasons, assisting with the Stillwater-based Gator Club.

In just the first two years of his coaching career, he has helped guide the Cowboys to back-to-back team Big 12 championships and eight individual Big 12 titles.

He has also coached 17 All-Americans and helped lead Chris Perry to his first NCAA title in 2013 at 174 pounds and Jordan Oliver to two national championships in 2011 and 2013 at 133 and 149 pounds, respectively.

Esposito was a standout wrestler for the Cowboys from 2002-2006, compiling a 120-12 overall record during his time in the Orange singlet.

He compiled a 35-1 overall record en route to the NCAA 149-pound title in 2005 and has the distinction of being a starter on four Oklahoma State NCAA championship-winning teams from 2003-06. The Cowboys also claimed team Big 12 championships all four years of his impressive career.

He played a vital role in each of his team's championships, as he finished second, first and third, respectively, in his three NCAA Championship appearances and second, first, first and first in Big 12 Championship appearances.

He has also built an impressive list of accomplishments at the senior level of competition, including three appearances at the ASICS U.S. National Championships, a top-five finish at the 2007 U.S. World Team Trials, and several top finishes at international tournaments. Additionally, he was a member of the 2008 World Cup Team that competed in Russia.

Esposito's name can be found throughout the Cowboy record book, as his 120 career victories ties him for 10th all-time at OSU and his 32 career major decisions stands sixth on the Cowboys' all-time list.

The Three Bridges, N.J., native is married to the former Brandy Baker. The couple has a daughter, Evelyn and a son, Rocco.

Esposito's NCAA Team Championships
2003 - 141 pounds
2004 - 149 pounds
2005 - 149 pounds
2006 - 149 pounds

Esposito's NCAA Individual Championships
2005 - 149 pounds

NCAA Individual Champions Coached
2011 - Jordan Oliver, 133 pounds
2013 - Jordan Oliver, 149 pounds; Chris Perry, 174 pounds

Big 12 Team Championships as a Coach
2010 - Club Coach
2011 - Club Coach
2012 Reg. Season - Assistant Coach
2013 Reg. Season - Assistant Coach
2013 - Assistant Coach

Big 12 Individual Championships As A Wrestler
2004 - 149 pounds
2005 - 149 pounds
2006 - 149 pounds

Senior Level Experience
ASICS U.S. National Championships
-2006 (8th place), 2007 (3rd place), 2008 (6th place)
2006 NYAC International Tournament - 3rd place
2007 U.S. World Team Trials - 5th place
2007 Dave Schultz International Tournament
2007 Ivan Yarygin Tournament (Russia)
Yasar Dogu Tournament (Turkey) - 3rd place
Trofio Mione Tournament (Italy) - 1st place
2008 World Cup Team (Russia)

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