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

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 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) ... Posted a 15-0 technical fall against Indiana's Jake Masengale (Jan. 25) ... 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)... 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, 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
Totals 38-19 15-8 23-11 5 5 1


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