Chan Chao

Class: Sophomore
Weight: 133 pounds
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Visalia, CA
Previous School: College of the Sequoias

College: Chao is entering his second season wrestling for the Red Hawks. He has also attended College of the Sequoias and West Hills College. He earned the College of the Sequoias academic excellence award. His highest finish for Simpson last year was fifth place in the Clackamas Open.

High School: Chao competed in four years of varsity wrestling at Golden West High School. He was a WYL champion, a Redwood Invitational champion, and a Doc Buchanan place winner. He earned first team All-Tulare County wrestling honors in 2008. His club team was Blazer Wrestling Club.

Personal: Chan is the son of Jim Chao and Nai Saetern. His hobbies include eating, longboarding, and going on roadtrips. He also like monkeys. His career goal is to become a nurse practitioner.

Reason for coming to Simpson: "I chose Simpson because it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity where I can better my education, and do what I love, wrestling. "