Chace Eskam is an NCAA Pac-12 Wrestling Champion out of San Diego, California and the #101st ranked Amateur Mens Light Heavyweight in US West. From committing to a school that had its wrestling program dropped the first year he was there, to walking onto Arizona State’s wrestling team, to battling cancer, Chace Eskam has fought his way through life. After redshirting his sophomore year in 2013 at ASU due to his bout with cancer, Eskam was given over a 90 percent survival rate – one of the best survival rates of any cancer according to Doctors.
After Eskam recovered through treatment and was cleared to compete back on the map, he headed into the 2013-2014 season and was ready to start from where he had initially left off. In his first tournament, he went 2-1 and made it to the conference championships.
The Pac-12 Conference has named Chace Eskam of Arizona State as the 2015 Pac-12 Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The award has been established to honor collegiate student-athletes that are standouts both academically and in their sports discipline. In order to be eligible for the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, student-athletes must be a senior (in athletics eligibility) on track to receive a degree, have a cumulative Grage Point Average of 3.0 or higher, participate in at least 50% of the scheduled contests in the sport and have a minimum of one year in residence at the institution.
After four years in college, Chace graduated and was honored at the wrestling team’s banquet. Chace was then granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA. While it wasn’t an announcement declaring he was an All-American national champion, Chace proved that one setback in life doesn't mean someone couldn’t ever again be triumphant. Chace continues to train and offers coaching for Wrestling at Coastal Combat, with Worlds Champion, Fred Leavy.
• 6th in HWT / Edinboro Open in 2016
• 2nd in HWT / PAC-12 Championships in 2015
• Named the 2015 PAC-12 Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year
• 3rd in HWT / Daktronics Open at 5-1
• 5th in HWT / PAC-12 Championships in 2014
• 5th at 197 / PAC-12 Championships in 2012
• 2 x All American and 3x State Championship Qualifier
• 3 x Masters Finalists and CIF State Champion
• Roman Greco State Champion