Ben Lamantia
Ben  Lamantia

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Commack, N.Y.

High School:
St. Anthony's

Weight:
133


Sophomore/Freshman (2016-17)
• Competed in four tournaments
• Captured the 133-pound title at the Edinboro Open (Feb. 4) with a 4-0 record; defeated Michigan State's Lucas Hall, 6-3, in the final
• Took third place at the Alma Open (Jan. 21) with a 3-1 record
• Went 0-2 at the Midlands Championships (Dec. 29-30)
• Claimed runner-up honors in season debut at the Cleveland State Open (Dec. 17) with a 3-1 record; narrowly fell to Virginia's Micky Phillippi, 7-5 TB, in the championship match

Freshman (2015-16)
• Redshirted season; competed unattached in six tournaments
• Captured the 133-pound title at the Cleveland State Open (Dec. 13) with a 4-0 record; won by medical forfeit in the championship match
• Took runner-up honors at the Purple Raider Open (Jan. 17) with a 4-1 record
• Claimed sixth place at the Edinboro Open (Feb. 6) with a 4-2 mark
• Also placed at Eastern Michigan Open (8th, Nov. 7) and Michigan State Open (3rd, Nov. 15)
• Posted a 2-2 record at the Southern Scuffle (Jan. 1-2) with a pair of bonus wins
• Earned an 8-0 major decision against Ohio's Zak Hassan in collegiate debut at the EMU Open

Prep • Graduated from St. Anthony's High School (2015)
• Two-time New York state championships, claiming second place at 126 pounds (2015) and third place at 120 pounds (2014)
• Career prep record of 158-14
• Took second place at NHSCA Senior Nationals (2015), fourth at Junior Nationals (2014) and seventh at Sophomore Nationals (2013)
• Three-time NYS Catholic High School Athletic Association (2013, '14, '15)
• Took seventh place at 2014 Super 32
• Served as St. Anthony's HS team captain as a senior
• Ranked as the nation's No. 13-ranked 126-pound wrestler by InterMat
• National Honor Society; Honor Roll

Personal • Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts; undeclared major
• Born on June 14, 1997
• Son of Joe and Melinda Lamantia
• Has a brother, Jon, and a sister, Sam

Year Overall Dual Tourney Falls TF MD Big Ten NCAA
2015-16 (RS) 19-9 0-0 19-9 1 5 9 -- --
2016-17 10-4 0-0 10-4 1 3 3 -- --
Totals 29-13 0-0 29-13 2 8 12

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