Domenic Abounader
Domenic Abounader

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Gates Mills, Ohio

High School:
St. Edward

Weight:
184


Freshman... Posted a 1-2 record at the NCAA Championships (March 20-22) ... Claimed third place at the Big Ten Championships (March 8-9) with a 4-1 record ... Defeated Minnesota's #8 Kevin Steinhaus, 6-4, in third-place match ... Also avenged earlier season loss with a 5-4 decision against Nebraska's #10 T.J. Dudley in the quarterfinals ... Narrowly dropped decisions to Pittsburgh's #6 Max Thomusseit, 2-0 (Feb. 15) and Nebraska's #9 T.J. Dudley, 8-6 SV (Feb. 7) ... Defeated Ohio State's #10 Kenny Courts, 9-4 (Jan. 31) ...Scored six points in the tiebreaker to defeat Michigan State's #18 John Rizqallah, 6-0 (Jan. 24) ... Used a late takedown to defeat Illinois' Nikko Reyes, 3-1 (Jan. 17) ... Defeated Purdue's Tanner Lynde, 7-1, in Big Ten dual debut (Jan. 10) ... Posted a 2-2 record at the Midlands Championships (Dec. 29-30) ... Pinned Central Michigan's Craig Kelliher in second-period leg turk (3:53) in varsity debut (Dec. 15) ... Captured the 184-pound title in collegiate debut at the Wisconsin Open (Dec. 7) ... Defeated Northwestern's Mitch Sliga, 7-2, in the championship match ... Posted a 16-0 technical fall over North Central's Vincent Pizzo in first collegiate match.

Prep... Graduated from St. Edward High School (2013) ... Three-time Ohio state champion, winning at 182 pounds (2012, '13) and 160 pounds (2011) ... Career prep record of 135-8, including a perfect 36-0 senior season ... Participated in the 2013 Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic ... Fargo freestyle All-American (2010, '11, '13) ... Took third at 2010 FILA Cadet freestyle ... Also earned two varsity letters in football ... Named All-Ohio first team (2012) and second team (2011) ... Served as team captain as a senior (2012) ... Ranked as the nation's No. 11 overall recruit by InterMat and No. 1-ranked 182-pound wrestler.

Personal... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Born on March 11, 1995 ... Son of Sam and Michelle Abounader.

Year Overall Dual Tourney Falls TF MD Big Ten NCAA
2013-14 16-11 5-6 11-5 1 1 1 3rd dnp


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