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Anthony Biondo
Anthony Biondo

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Clinton Twp, Mich.

High School:
Chippewa Valley

Weight:
197


Fifth-Year Senior (2010-11)... NWCA All-Academic ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten Conference ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award recipient ... Posted a 2-2 record at the NCAA Championships (March 17-19) ... Competed at the Big Ten Tournament (March 5-6) ... Registered a 10-6 dual record, including a 5-4 mark in Big Ten duals ... Secured 100th career win with a 10-5 decision over Ohio State's Peter Capone (Jan. 28) ... Sealed Michigan's win at Central Michigan (Jan. 16) with a 6-4 decision over Craig Kelliher ... Posted a 4-0 mark at the Virginia Duals (Jan. 7-8) ... Defeated Lehigh's #14 Joe Kennedy, 2-1 TB, in the semifinal dual to avenge an earlier-season loss (7-4 TB, Nov. 19) ... Defaulted to eighth place at the Southern Scuffle (Dec. 29-30), posting a 4-2 record with two pins and a major decision ... Claimed fourth place at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 4-5) with a 4-2 record ... Earned a 4-2 decision over Cal State Bakerfield's #19 Riley Orozco in the consolation semifinals ... Went 3-0 en route to the 197-pound title at season-opening EMU Open (Nov. 6).

Senior/Junior (2009-10)... Posted a 2-2 record at the NCAA Championships (March 18-20), advancing to the round of 12 ... Claimed third place at Big Ten Championships (March 6-7) with a 3-1 mark ... Led the Wolverines with a career-best 35 wins ... Went 15-2 in dual meets, including a 6-2 Big Ten record ... Tied a career-best five falls ... Claimed sixth place at the Cliff Keen Invitational (Dec. 4-5) after injury defaulting out of the tournament with a perfect 3-0 record.

Junior/Sophomore (2008-09)... Competed in NCAA Championships and was eliminated with an 0-2 record ... Claimed fifth place at Big Ten Tournament with 3-2 record ... Posted a 4-4 Big Ten record ... Rolled to a 7-1 decision against Penn State's Jack Decker (7-1, Feb. 14) ... Picked up extra points in a 10-0 major decision against Indiana's Nick Avery (Feb. 1) ... Posted a 1-2 mark at the National Duals (Jan. 10-11), earning a first-period fall against 13th-ranked Alex Dolly of Northern Iowa (2:34) ... Earned a 9-6 decision against Nebraska's 13th-ranked Vince Jones (Jan. 4) ... Also knocked off Oregon State's Brice Arand (8-4, Jan. 2) and Northern Colorado's Ryan Johnson (9-6, Jan. 4) to open the New Year with three straight wins ... Placed fourth at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 5-6) with a 5-2 record, two pins and a technical fall ... Split opening-weekend duals, earning a 4-1 decision against Penn's Colin Hitscheleler (Nov. 22) after falling 6-0 to #15 David Craig of Lehigh (Nov. 21).

Sophomore/Freshman (2007-08)... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... Tallied career highs in wins (23), pins (5) and technical falls (2) ... Went 0-2 at the Big Ten Championships (March 8-9) ... Lost a close 4-3 decision match to Michigan State's 15th-ranked Joe Williamsinthe dual-meet finale (Feb. 24) ... Picked up a 3-1 win over Ohio State's John Weakley (Feb. 10) ... Won three of four matches at the National Duals (Jan. 12-13), earning back-to-back major decisions against Iowa's Chad Beatty (8-0) and Minnesota's Mitch Kuhlman (10-0) on the second day ... Posted three wins at the Lone Star Duals (Jan. 5) with a technical fall and a pin ... Tallied a 3-0 mark at the Wolverine Quad (Dec. 30), pinning Lehigh's Alex Iacocca (3:32) ... Earned an 18-3 technical fall over Kent State's Michael Blackwell in final dual appearance before holiday break (Dec. 7) ... Claimed seventh place at the Cliff Keen Invitational (Nov. 30-Dec. 1) with a 4-2 record ... Upset UNC Greensboro's Daren Burns 5-4 in the opening round ... Posted a 3-1 mark at the Northeast Duals (Nov. 24) with two pins ... Placed fifth at the Eastern Michigan Open (Nov. 3) with a 5-1 record ... First season at 197 pounds after moving up from 174.

Freshman (2006-07)... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... Redshirted season ... Wrestled in four open tournaments ... Claimed second place at the NWCA National Open (Feb. 18) with a 2-1 record ... Shared co-champion honors (with teammate Scott Giffin) at the Edinboro Open (Feb. 3) with a 3-0 record ... Captured the 174-pound title at the Dan Gable Collegiate Wrestling Open (Dec. 13) with a 4-0 mark, two falls and a technical fall ... Withdrew from the EMU Open (Nov. 4) with a 0-1 record.

Prep... Chippewa Valley High School (2006) ... Graduated Summa Cum Laude ... Four-year Honor Roll ... Michigan Merit Award ... Wrestling USA Academic Dream Team ... Three-time Michigan state champion (2003, '04, '06) ... Placed third as a junior (2005) ... Career prep record of 207-9 ... Holds 13 CVHS wrestling records, including careers wins (207), single-season wins (57) and career falls (120) ... Placed eighth at the 2006 Asics Junior Nationals ... Claimed sixth place at 2006 Senior Nationals ... 2004 FILA Cadet All-American in freestyle and Greco-Roman ... Three-time Macomb County Wrestler of the Year (2003, '04, '06) ... Four-time conference and regional champion and three-time district and country champion.

Personal... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts,majoring in English... Born on April 5, 1988 ... Son of Vince and Sandy Biondo ... Father played football at Wayne State (1975-77).

Year Overall Dual Tourney Falls TF MD Big Ten NCAA
2006-07 (RS) 9-2 0-0 9-2 3 1 2 -- --
2007-08 23-13 14-8 9-5 5 2 3 dnp --
2008-09 15-11 10-9 5-2 3 1 1 5th dnp
2009-10 35-7 15-2 20-5 5 1 5 3rd dnp
2010-11
23-14 10-6 13-8 5 0 6 dnp dnp
Totals 105-47 49-25 56-22 16 4 12


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