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Ten Years of: Northwestern Wrestling (2013-22)

2022 NCAA champion Ryan Deakin(photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)

Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-hard supporter of a particular school, there will be good information you may have forgotten. For others, it's a quick way to learn about a program you may not be familiar with. We're going in alphabetical order for this one, so next up is...Northwestern!

NCAA Qualifiers (57)

2022


#10 Michael DeAugustino (125 lbs); #10 Chris Cannon (133 lbs); #26 Frankie Tal-Shahar (141 lbs); #19 Yahya Thomas (149 lbs); #2 Ryan Deakin (157 lbs); #32 David Ferrante (165 lbs); #23 Troy Fisher (174 lbs); #33 Jack Jessen (184 lbs); #28 Andrew Davison (197 lbs); #9 Lucas Davison (285 lbs)


2021

#12 Michael DeAugustino (125 lbs); #8 Chris Cannon (133 lbs); #26 Colin Valdiviez (141 lbs); #25 Yahya Thomas (149 lbs); #1 Ryan Deakin (157 lbs); #31 David Ferrante (165 lbs); #12 Lucas Davison (197 lbs)


2020

#8 Michael DeAugustino (125 lbs); #1 Sebastian Rivera (133 lbs); #27 Yahya Thomas (149 lbs); #1 Ryan Deakin (157 lbs); #20 Shayne Oster (165 lbs); #15 Lucas Davison (197 lbs)


2019

#1 Sebastian Rivera (125 lbs); #31 Shayne Oster (149 lbs); #3 Ryan Deakin (157 lbs); #32 Tyler Morland (165 lbs); #12 Conan Jennings (285 lbs)


2018

#10 Sebastian Rivera (125 lbs); Colin Valdiviez (133 lbs); #7 Ryan Deakin (149 lbs); Johnny Sebastian (174 lbs); Conan Jennings (285 lbs)


2017

Johnny Sebastian (165 lbs); Mitch Sliga (184 lbs); Jacob Berkowitz (197 lbs); Conan Jennings (285 lbs)


2016

Dominick Malone (133 lbs); Jameson Oster (141 lbs); #6 Jason Tsirtsis (149 lbs)


2015

Dominick Malone (133 lbs); Jameson Oster (141 lbs); #2 Jason Tsirtsis (149 lbs); #7 Pierce Harger (165 lbs); #11 Alex Polizzi (197 lbs); #2 Mike McMullan (285 lbs)


2014

Dominick Malone (133 lbs); #5 Jason Tsirtsis (149 lbs); #7 PIerce Harger (165 lbs); Alex Polizzi (197 lbs); #6 Mike McMullan (285 lbs)


2013

Pat Greco (141 lbs); #1 Jason Welch (157 lbs); Pierce Harger (165 lbs); Lee Munster (174 lbs); Alex Polizzi (197 lbs); #5 Mike McMullan (285 lbs)


NCAA Champions

Ryan Deakin (157 - 2022)

Jason Tsirtsis (149 - 2014)


NCAA All-Americans

2022: Michael DeAugustino (125 - 4th); Chris Cannon (133 - 7th); Ryan Deakin (157 - 1st); Lucas Davison (285 - 6th)

2021: Chris Cannon (133 - 7th); Yahya Thomas (149 - 3rd); Ryan Deakin (157 - 3rd)

2019: Sebastian Rivera (125 - 3rd); Ryan Deakin (157 - 6th)

2018: Sebastian Rivera (125 - 6th)

2015: Jason Tsirtsis (149 - 3rd); Mike McMullan (285 - 3rd)

2014: Jason Tsirtsis (149 - 1st); Pierce Harger (165 - 8th); Mike McMullan (285 - 3rd)

2013: Jason Welch (157 - 2nd); Mike McMullan (285 - 2nd)


NWCA All-Americans

Michael DeAugustino (125 - First Team)

Sebastian Rivera (133 - First Team)

Ryan Deakin (157 - First Team)

Lucas Davison (197 - Honorable Mention)


NCAA Round of 12 Finishers

Yahya Thomas (2022 - 149)

Michael DeAugustino (2021 - 125)

Conan Jennings (2017 - 285)

Pierce Harger (2015 - 165)


Big Ten Champions

2022: Ryan Deakin (157)

2021: Ryan Deakin (157)

2020: Sebastian Rivera (133); Ryan Deakin (157)

2019: Sebastian Rivera (125)

2015: Jason Tsirtsis (149), Mike McMullan (285)

2014: Jason Tsirtsis (149)

2013: Jason Welch (157)


Big Ten Runner's-Up

2013: Mike McMullan (285)


Dual Record

2021-22: 7-4

2021: 2-6

2019-20: 6-7

2018-19: 5-10

2017-18: 11-4

2016-17: 7-8

2015-16: 2-13

2014-15: 12-8

2013-14: 8-7

2012-13: 9-8


Big Ten Tournament Placement

2021-22: 5th

2021: 7th

2019-20: 6th

2018-19: 8th-tie

2017-18: 10th

2016-17: 14th

2015-16: 12th

2014-15: 9th

2013-14: 9th

2012-13: 8th


NCAA Tournament Team Placement

2021-22: 6th (57.5 points)

2021: 10th (45 points)

2019-20: No Tournament

2018-19: 22nd (26 points)

2017-18: 24th (20 points)

2016-17: 46th (3.5 points)

2015-16: 50th (3 points)

2014-15: 15th (34.5 points)

2013-14: 9th (46 points)

2012-13: 17th (32.5 points)


Head Coaching History

Matt Storniolo (2015-present)

Drew Pariano (2010-2015)


Best Lineup (comprised of wrestlers from 2013-22)

125: Sebastian Rivera: 3x NCAA Qualifier (#1 x2 and #10 seeds), 2x NCAA All-American (3rd, 6th), 2020 NWCA First Team All-American, 2x Big Ten Champion, 2x All-American for Rutgers

133: Chris Cannon: 2x NCAA Qualifier (#8 and #10 seeds), 2x NCAA All-American (7th x2)

141: Jameson Oster: 2x NCAA Qualifier

149: Jason Tsirtsis: 3x NCAA Qualifier (#2, #5, and #6 seeds), 2014 NCAA Champion, 2x NCAA All-American (1st, 3rd), 2x Big Ten Champion, All-American for Arizona State

157: Ryan Deakin: 5x NCAA Qualifier (#1 x2, #2, #3, and #7 seeds), 2022 NCAA Champion, 3x NCAA All-American (1st, 3rd, 6th), 2020 NWCA First Team All-American, 3x Big Ten Champion

165: Pierce Harger: 3x NCAA Qualifier (#7 seed x2), 2014 NCAA All-American (8th), 2015 NCAA Round of 12 Finisher

174: Johnny Sebastian: 3x NCAA Qualifier (once for Wisconsin)

184: Mitch Sliga: 2017 NCAA Qualifier

197: Lucas Davison: 3x NCAA Qualifier, 2022 NCAA All-American (6th), 2020 NWCA Honorable Mention All-American

285: Mike McMullan: 4x NCAA All-American (3rd, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd), 2015 Big Ten Champion, 2x Big Ten Finalist


Recruiting

Number of Big Boarder's Per Year


2022: #55 Joseph Martin (CA)

2021: #12 Joel Vandervere (IL), #200 Evan Bates (IN)

2020: #37 Maxx Mayfield (NE), #43 Frankie Tal-Shahar (FL), #108 David Ferrante (IL)

2019: #42 Trevor Chumbley (IL)

2018: #39 Jack Jessen (IL), #62 Lucas Davison (IN), #99 Erich Byelick (FL)

2016: #46 Sebastian Rivera (NJ), #95 Ryan Deakin (CO), #130 Shayne Oster (IL

2015: #18 Zack Chakonis (NJ); #148 Luke Norland (MN)

2014: #3 Bryce Brill (IL), #11 Johnny Sebastian (NJ), #18 Stevan Micic (IN)

2013: #37 Mitch Sliga (IN), #52 Jacob Schmitt (MI)

For past teams:

Air Force

American

Appalachian State

Arizona State

Army West Point

Binghamton

Bloomsburg

Brown

Bucknell

Buffalo

Cal Poly

Campbell

Central Michigan

Chattanooga

Clarion

Cleveland State

Columbia

Cornell

CSU Bakersfield

Davidson

Drexel

Duke

Edinboro

Franklin & Marshall

Gardner-Webb

George Mason

Harvard

Hofstra

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Iowa State

Kent State

Lehigh

Lock Haven

Maryland

Michigan

Michigan State

Minnesota

Missouri

Navy

NC State

Nebraska

North Carolina

North Dakota State

Northern Colorado

Northern Illinois

Northern Iowa

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dotparsley (1) about 4 months ago
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