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Michael Battista

Graduate Student
Ashburn, Va.
Broad Run
High School
Michael Battista - Wrestling - Virginia Cavaliers

• NCAA Qualifier at 184 pounds (2022)
• 2x NWCA Scholar All-America (2021, 2022)
• 2x ACC Wrestling All-Academic Team (2020, 2022)

• Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

• NCAA qualifier at 184 pounds for his first NCAA appearance
• Posted a 15-8 record with a 6-4 mark in duals
• Went 2-3 in ACC duals
• Posted three wins over ranked opponents with a 3-5 mark against ranked foes
• Defeated No. 16 Caleb Hopkins of Campbell in dual action for highest ranked win
• Also defeated No. 21 Darrien Roberts of Oklahoma and No. 31 Gregg Harvey of Pitt
• Moved into the national rankings after win over Oklahoma’s Roberts at Virginia Duals
• Went 0-2 at the NCAA Championships
• Named NWCA Scholar All-America for the second consecutive season
• Named to the ACC Wrestling All-Academic Team

• Posted a 6-4 record on the season at 184 pounds
• Went 3-2 in dual contests with a 2-2 mark in ACC duals
• Went 3-0 to start the season at the Appalachian State Individual Quad (1/2)
• Defeated No. 16 Gregg Harvey by 3-2 decision in dual win over No. 12 Pitt (1/29)
• Named NWCA Scholar All-America

• Advanced to the third-place match at the ACC Championships
• Posted an 18-20 record with a surge down the stretch in the regular-season and at ACC Championships
• Posted a fifth-place finish at the Keystone Classic (11/24) with a 4-2 record
• Went 3-1 at the Wolfpack Open (11/17) and went 4-2 at the Franklin & Marshall Open (1/4)
• Posted major decisions over Kai Blake of Duke (2/14) and Joey Mazzara of UNC (2/21) in final to duals
• Defeated both wrestlers again in the ACC Championships to get to the third-place match
• Posted eight bonus-point victories, including seven major decisions on the season
• Named to the ACC Wrestling All-Academic Team
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

• Wrestled at 184 pounds for his redshirt season
• Went 3-2 on the season in his only action at the National Collegiate Open (2/23)
• Two of his wins were by major decision
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

• Competed at 174 and 184 pounds on the season
• Saw his first action at the Clarion Open (11/5)
• Wrestled in his first dual against No. 4 Missouri (11/26)
• Picked up first win over Connor Alshouse of American at the Journeymen Classic (11/12)
• Finished fourth at the National Collegiate Open (2/225) with a 5-1 record

• Four-year letterwinner at Broad Run under head coaches James Totaro and Josh Costa
• Two-time state champion for class 5A
• Member of Prestige Worldwide Wrestling Team finished top 8 at National Duals
• Runner-Up finish at NHSCA’s
• 2017 All-Met selection by the Washington Post
• VAWA Hall of Fame Wrestler of the Year for Division 5A-6A
• Two-time team captain
• Three-time Most Valuable Wrestler selection
• Set Broad Run record for most points (1,578) and takedowns (583) in a career
• Also lettered one year in football

• Son of LeeAnn and Michael Battista
• Has a brother and sister, Brandon and Brittany
• Volunteered to coach youth basketball and worked wrestling camps
• Major: Biology