Domenic Abounader
Domenic  Abounader

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Gates Mills, Ohio

High School:
St. Edward

Weight:
184


06/10/2016

NSCA Recognizes 16 Wolverines with All-American Awards

NSCA Recognizes 16 Wolverines with All-American Awards

12/15/2015

Abounader, Coon, Huntley Named Captains for 2015-16

Abounader, Coon, Huntley Named Wrestling Captains for 2015-16

03/08/2015

Abounader Wins Big Ten Title at 184 Pounds

Abounader Wins Big Ten Wrestling Title at 184 Pounds

03/07/2015

Abounader Advances to 184-Pound Final at Big Ten Championships

Abounader Advances to 184-Pound Final at B1G Wrestling Championships

02/21/2015

Wolverines Dominate Duke in Dual-Meet Finale

Wrestling Dominates Duke in Dual-Meet Finale

Junior (2015-16)
• NCAA Qualifier; posted a 3-2 record at the NCAA Championships (March 17-19), reaching the Round of 12 to finish one match shy of All-America honors
• Claimed third place at the Big Ten Championships (March 5-6) with a 3-1 record • Defeated Rutgers' Nick Gravina, 11-0, in the Big Ten third-place bout
• Posted a perfect 15-0 dual-meet record
• Used a tiebreaker rideout to defeat Virginia Tech's #7 Zack Zavatsky, 5-3, in the National Duals (Feb. 21)
• Keyed Michigan's comeback win at Rutgers with a 16-0 technical fall against Anthony Pafumi (Feb. 7)
• Cruised to a 5-0 decision against Ohio State's #12 Kenny Courts (Jan. 9)
• Claimed runner-up honors at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 4-5) with a 5-1 record, falling to Cornell's top-ranked Gabe Dean, 15-6, in the championship match
• Used riding time to defeat Virginia Tech's Zack Zavatsky, 5-4, in the CKLV semifinals; also defeated Ohio State's Kenny Courts, 3-0, in the quarterfinals
• Posted a 3-0 record at the season-opening Northeast Duals (Nov. 15)
• Named one of three captains for the 2015-16 season

Sophomore (2014-15)
• NCAA Qualifier; posted a 1-2 record at the NCAA Championships (March 19-21)
• Captured the 184-pound title at the Big Ten Championships (March 7-8) with a 3-0 record
• Defeated Minnesota's #13 Brett Pfarr, 7-6, in the Big Ten championship match
• Closed out the dual season with a pin and technical fall against Pittsburgh and Duke (Feb. 20-21)
• Posted a 6-2 Big Ten dual record
• Used a late takedown to defeat Iowa's #8 Sam Brooks, 3-2 (Feb. 13)
• Fell to Nebraska's #18 TJ Dudley, 10-7 (Feb. 6)
• Pinned Penn State's #17 Matt McCutcheon at 3:52 (Jan. 30)
• Used a rideout in the second tiebreaker to defeat Wisconsin's Rick Robertson, 2-1 (Jan. 23)
• Earned a 6-2 decision over Ohio State's #13 Kenny Courts (Jan. 18)
• Opened the Big Ten season with an 8-7 decision over Minnesota's #10 Brett Pfarr (Jan. 9)
• Claimed fifth place at the Southern Scuffle (Jan. 1-2) with a 6-2 record
• Used a third-period rideout to defeat Missouri's #9 Willie Miklus, 4-3, in the fifth-place match
• Also earned a 4-3 decision against Nebraska's #19 T.J. Dudley
• Posted a 2-2 record at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 5-6)
• Earned a 9-3 decision over Central Michigan's Jackson Lewis in season debut (Nov. 25)

Freshman (2013-14)
• NCAA Qualifier; 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 Big Ten 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, majoring in sociology
• Born on March 11, 1995
• Son of Sam and Michelle Abounader
• Has three siblings, Joseph, Alexa and Bria

Year Overall Dual Tourney Falls TF MD Big Ten NCAA
2013-14 16-11 5-6 11-5 1 1 1 3rd dnp
2014-15 22-8 10-2 12-6 3 4 0 1st dnp
2015-16 26-4 15-0 11-4 5 2 5 3rd dnp
Totals 64-23 30-8 34-15 10 7 6


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