Alec Pantaleo
Alec  Pantaleo


Canton, Mich.

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Pantaleo Represents USA at Freestyle Junior Worlds

Wrestling's Pantaleo Represents USA at Freestyle Junior Worlds


Pantaleo Sweeps Trials Final to Make Freestyle Junior World Team

Pantaleo Makes Men's Freestyle Junior World Team


Pantaleo Captures Junior Freestyle National Title

Pantaleo Captures Junior Freestyle National Wrestling Title


Spotlight Q&A: Alec Pantaleo

Wrestling Spotlight Q&A: Alec Pantaleo


Murphy Upset Win, Coon Pin Not Enough vs. No. 4 Buckeyes

Wrestling Unable to Overcome Slow Start in Loss to No. 4 Ohio State

Junior (2016-17)
• Redshirted season; did not compete in college season

Sophomore (2015-16)
• NCAA All-American, 149 pounds
• Claimed sixth place at the NCAA Championships (March 17-19) with a 3-3 record; pinned Drexel's fourth-seeded Matthew Cimato at 3:48 in quarterfinal to secure first All-America honor
• Took third place at the Big Ten Championships (March 5-6) with a 4-1 record
• Avenged an earlier-season loss with two Big Ten wins against Northwestern's Jason Tsirtsis, including an 8-4 decision in the third-place match
• Rolled to a 19-4 technical fall in 3:43 against Virginia Tech's Sal Mastriani in the National Duals (Feb. 21)
• Rallied from an early deficit to defeat Central Michigan's #10 Colin Heffernan, 10-4 (Jan. 22)
• Earned a 5-3 decision against Ohio State's Hunter Stieber (Jan. 9)
• Claimed third place at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 4-5) with a 7-1 record
• Pinned Kent State's #9 Mike DePalms (1:47) in the CKLV consolation semis; also earned wins against Boise State's #18 Geo Martinez (7-4) and Arizona State's #17 Matt Kraus (7-2)
• Posted a 3-0 record at the season-opening Northeast Duals (Nov. 15) with a fall and two major decisions

Freshman (2014-15)
• NCAA Qualifier; posted a 2-2 record at the NCAA Championships (March 19-21)
• Claimed fourth place at the Big Ten Championships (March 7-8) with a 3-2 record
• Avenged earlier-season loss to Penn State's Zack Beitz with a 3-1 decision in the Big Ten wrestlebacks; fell to Iowa's #4 Brandon Sorenson, 2-0, in semifinals
• Posted a 7-2 record in Big Ten duals
• Narrowly fell to Iowa's #2 Brandon Sorenson, 2-1 (Feb. 13)
• Cruised major decision wins vs. Nebraska's Justin Arthur (11-3, Feb. 6) and Indiana's Trevor Moody (14-6, Jan. 25)
• Opened the conference slate with an 8-4 decision over Minnesota's Jake Short (Jan. 9)
• Claimed runner-up honors at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 5-6) with a 4-1 record; fell to Cornell's #6 Chris Villalonga, 4-0, in championship match
• Defeated Virginia Tech's #9 Sal Mastriani, 10-3, and Hofstra's #15 Cody Ruggirello, 8-7, at CKLV
• Earned a 10-5 decision against Central Michigan's Colin Heffernan for first varsity win (Nov. 25)
• Posted a 0-2 record at the EMU Duals (Nov. 15); narrowly fell to Ohio's #12 Tywan Claxton, 4-3, in varsity debut
• Captured the 149-pound freshman/sophomore title at the Michigan State Open (Nov. 2) with a 5-0 record
Earned an 8-1 decision over Findlay's Ryan Skonieczny in collegiate debut

• Graduated from Canton High School (2014)
• Captured a Michigan state title at 135 pounds as a sophomore (2012) and was a two-time state finalist, claiming runner-up honors as a senior (2014)
• Lost his junior season to injury
• Career prep record of 177-9, including a near-perfect 51-1 mark as a senior

• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts; majoring in sociology
• Born on July 9, 1996
• Son of Mike and Wendy Pantaleo; father wrestled at Olivet College (1984-87), where he was a two-time All-American
• Uncle, Joe Pantaleo, was a two-time NCAA finalist at Michigan (1986-89)

Year Overall Dual Tourney Falls TF MD Big Ten NCAA
2014-15 22-9 8-4 14-5 0 0 6 4th dnp
2015-16 27-8 13-3 14-5 3 3 6 3rd 6th
Totals 49-17 21-7 28-10 3 3 12

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