High School: A graduate of Rio Rancho High School (Rio Rancho, N.M.)... lettered four times in wrestling... three-time team captain... four-time New Mexico state champion... selected as the No. 18 recruit in the nation (2007) and ranked No. 2 among the All-Class National Rankings (2007)... 2006 National High School Champion... finished third in Fargo in 2006 to earn All-America honors... placed third at the 2007 High School Senior Nationals and earned All-America honors... set a school record for wins by fall with 43 in his senior season... went 47-0 as a senior to school record season win percentage.
Personal: Majoring in justice studies... parents are Andrew and Debbie Varela... has two sisters: Andrea and Jodi... born August 21, 1988, in Santa Fe, N.M.... hobbies include fishing, hunting and raising pit bulls... full name is Vicente Varela.
|Career Statistics for Varela|
|Redshirted the 2007-08 season|