MSU adds two-time NCAA qualifier Tutolo

Anthony Tutolo (Photo/Kent State Sports Information)

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State wrestling head coach Roger Chandler announced Monday that Anthony Tutolo will join the Spartan program for the upcoming 2018-19 season as a graduate transfer from Kent State.

Tutolo's addition to the roster gives the Spartans four returners with NCAA Championships experience, joining senior Austin Eicher, redshirt-sophomore Drew Hughes and sophomore Rayvon Foley.

Anthony Tutolo
133 pounds | 5-4 | Mentor, Ohio | Kent State | Lake Catholic HS

AT KENT STATE: A two-time NCAA Championships qualifier ... last season earned automatic qualifying spot at the NCAA Championships by finishing third at the MAC Championships ... won opening match at last season's NCAA Championships ... in 2016-17, earned automatic berth to NCAA Championship after posting a sixth-place finish at the MAC Championships ... posted a 29-13 overall and 17-5 dual meet record in 2017-18, ranked No. 26 in the final NCAA Coaches Rankings ... finished KSU career with a 77-45 record ... posted a 4-0 mark at the Virginia Duals, along with a fifth-place finish at the Navy Classic with a 5-1 record ... in 2016-17, won the Navy Classic and the Clarion Open, going 4-0 in both competitions, on the way to ending season leading team with six major decisions ... a two-time MAC Distinguished Scholar Athlete award recipient ... named to the NWCA All-Academic Team ... named MAC Male Scholar Athlete of the Week on Dec. 8, 2016.

PREP: Won back-to-back Ohio state titles at 126 pounds at Lake Catholic HS for head coach Jim Ayers ... was a three-time Division II state finalist for the Cougars, finishing as runner-up at 113 pounds as a sophomore ... named Wrestler of the Year and Lake County News Herald Wrestler of the Year after his senior season ... was a two-time team captain and a three-year letterwinner.

PERSONAL: Son of Michael and Connie Tutolo ... lists Adam Koballa as one of his biggest wrestling influences for teaching him how to do things the right way, and Joe Hiles for showing him how to work hard ... hobbies include reading, hiking and playing video games ... will major in communication at MSU.


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