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Michael Battista

184
Position
Redshirt Junior
Class
Ashburn, Va.
Hometown
Broad Run
High School

2019-20
• 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

2018-19
• 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

2017-18
• 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

HIGH SCHOOL
• 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

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

Weight Class Overall Record Dual Record ACC Dual Record Dual Points
Scored
ACC Championship Record NCAA Championship Record Major Decisions Tech Falls Pins Fastest Pin
2017-18 174/184 6-14 0-5 0-1 0 0-0 0-0 0-5 0-3 0-2
2018-19* 184 3-2 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 0-0
Career 6-14 0-5 0-1 0 0-0 0-0 0-5 0-3 0-2

*Denotes redshirt season which does not count in career records