Alec Pantaleo
Alec  Pantaleo

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Canton, Mich.

High School:
Canton

Weight:
149


09/04/2016

Pantaleo Represents USA at Freestyle Junior Worlds

Wrestling's Pantaleo Represents USA at Freestyle Junior Worlds

05/24/2016

Pantaleo Sweeps Trials Final to Make Freestyle Junior World Team

Pantaleo Makes Men's Freestyle Junior World Team

05/02/2016

Pantaleo Captures Junior Freestyle National Title

Pantaleo Captures Junior Freestyle National Wrestling Title

01/29/2015

Spotlight Q&A: Alec Pantaleo

Wrestling Spotlight Q&A: Alec Pantaleo

01/18/2015

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

Prep
• 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

Prep
• 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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