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Ryan Catka

Brookhaven, Pa.
Sun Valley
High School
Previous School
Ryan Catka - Wrestling - Virginia Cavaliers


• Starter at 285 pounds in one dual against Kent State
• Compiled a 7-5 overall record and 0-1 dual record
• Finished in second place at the Soldier Salute (3-1)
• Finished fifth in the Mat Town College Open II (2-1)
• Finish sixth at the Franklin & Marshall Open (2-2)


• Starter at 285 pounds in seven dual matches
• Posted a 23-8 overall record and a 6-1 dual record
• Won final six dual matches of the regular season
• Went 4-1 at East Stroudsburg Open to place third
• Went 5-0 at Shorty Hitchcock Memorial to place first
• Went 2-1 at Mat-Town College Open to place second
• Earned first collegiate victory against Liam Dietrich of Drexel by fall (4:16)
• Earned first dual victory versus Jordan Greer of Ohio by a 5-3 decision
• Posted a 1-2 record at EIWA Championship, defeating 14th-seeded Lear Quinton of Brown by a 3-1 decision


• 87-14 career prep record (19-1 Sr / 40-3 Jr), going 59-4 and winning district championships in his final two seasons
• Placed third at the PIAA-AAA Pennsylvania State Championship his junior and senior years
• Named the 2021 Daily Times Wrestler of the Year
• Served as a three-year wrestling team captain (2019, 2020, 2021)
• Won back-to-back Chestmont League Championships his junior and senior years

• Major: Sociology
• Born to Sean and Marcie Catka
• Brother, Hunter, wrestles at Virginia Tech