Eric Grajales
Eric Grajales

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Brandon, Fla.

High School:
Brandon

Weight:
149


03/22/2013

Wolverines Wrap Up Season at NCAA Championships

Wrestling Wraps Up Season at NCAA Championships

03/21/2013

Massa Advances to NCAA Quarterfinals, Five Alive in Wrestlebacks

Massa Advances to NCAA Quarterfinals, Five Alive in Wrestlebacks

03/19/2013

Week #14: Wolverines to Send Seven to NCAA Championships

Wrestling to Send Seven to NCAA Championships

03/13/2013

Three Wolverines Earn Seeds for NCAA Championships

Three Wrestlers Earn Seeds for NCAA Championships

03/10/2013

Wolverines Take Sixth at Big Tens Behind Nine Placewinners

Wrestling Takes Sixth at Big Tens Behind Nine Placewinners

03/05/2014

Plays of the Month: February

MGoBlue.com counts down the top 10 plays from the month of February in Michigan Athletics.

Fifth-Year Senior (2013-14)... NCAA All-American ... Claimed third place at the NCAA Championships (March 20-22) with a 6-1 record ... Earned a 4-2 decision over Edinboro's David Habat in the medal match ... Also defeated Cornell's Chris Villalonga, 4-1, in the Round of 12 and Oklahoma's Kendric Maple, 5-4, and Edinboro's Mitch Minotti in the wrestlebacks ... Claimed fourth place at the Big Ten Championships (March 8-9) with a 2-2 record ... Fell to Minnesota's #2 Dardanes, 12-5, in third-place match ... Avenged earlier season to Iowa's #7 Brody Grothus, 4-1, in first round ... Closed dual season with a 8-5 decision over Pittsburgh's Mikey Racciato (Feb. 15) ... Dropped back-to-back matches against Nebraska's #5 Jake Sueflohn (9-3, Feb. 7) and Iowa's #12 Brody Grothus (17-14 TB, Feb. 9) ... Rallied to pin Penn State's Andrew Alton at 6:56 in final home dual (Feb. 2) ... Earned back-to-back wins over Minnesota's #2 Nick Dardanes (6-4, Jan. 19) and Illinois' #19 Caleb Ervin (8-4, Jan. 17) ... Took second place at the Midlands Championships (Dec. 29-30) with a 4-1 record ... Fell to Lehigh's Mitch Minotti, 5-4 TB, in the final ... Defeated Northwestern's #2 Jason Tsirtsis, 6-3, in the semifinals ... Pinned Central Michigan's Scott Mattingly in first-period cradle (2:51, Dec. 15) ... Claimed sixth place at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 6-7) with a 3-3 record ... Earned two pins and a major decision at the Las Vegas tournament ...Used a first-period cradle and third-period takedown to defeat Oregon State's #1 Scott Sakaguchi, 10-6 (Nov. 17).

Senior/Junior (2012-13)...Posted a 2-2 record at the NCAA Championships (March 21-23) ... Registered a seventh-place finish at the Big Ten Championships (March 9-10) with a 2-2 record ... Started 16 dual meets at 149 pounds, posting a 15-1 record, including an 8-0 Big Ten dual mark ... Owns 10 bonus wins, matching a career best with four pins ... Avenged an earlier-season loss to Oregon State's #7 Scott Sakaguchi, winning 6-4 at the National Duals (Feb. 17) ... Pinned Michigan State's Dan Osterman (1:28, Feb. 10) ... Earned a 10-6 decision over Purdue's #13 Ivan Lopouchanski (Feb. 3) ... Used a late takedown to edge Nebraska's #8 Jake Sueflohn, 3-2 (Jan. 11) ... Took sixth place at the Midlands Championships (Dec. 29-30) with a 4-3 record ... Closed first semester with a 15-0 technical fall against Eastern Michigan's Mike LeHolm (Dec. 8) ... Went 1-1 at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Nov. 30-Dec. 1) before withdrawing with injury ... Opened the season with a pin (2:58) against Olivet's Gage Pederson (Nov. 1).

Junior/Sophomore (2011-12)... Reached the Round of 12 at the NCAA Championships (March 15-17), finishing a match shy of All-America honors with a 2-2 record ... Claimed third place at Big Ten Championships (March 4-5) with a 3-1 mark ... Earned a 3-2 decision in the fourth tiebreaker over Ohio State's Cam Tessari in the consolation semifinals ... Posted a 6-4 dual-meet record, going 5-2 in Big Ten duals ... Has recorded bonus points in 11 wins ... Owns career highs in tech falls (3) and major decisions (5) ... Shut out Ohio State's #14 Cam Tessari, 7-0 (Feb. 3) ... Earned a quick pin against Michigan State's Dan Osterman (1:50, Jan. 29) ... Defeated Minnesota's #11 Dylan Ness, 5-3 (Jan. 27) ... Earned back-to-back major decisions against Indiana's Taylor Walsh (12-4, Jan. 13) and Central Michigan's Joey Kielbasa (12-4, Jan. 22) ... Earned a 13-5 major decision over Northwestern's Pat Greco in Big Ten debut (Jan. 6) ... Captured the 149-pound title at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 2-3) with a 4-0 record ... Defeated Air Force's #5 Cole Von Ohlen, 9-1, in the championship match ... Dropped a narrow 4-2 decision to Pittsburgh's #3 Tyler Nauman in season dual debut (Nov. 19) ... Wrestled back to fifth place in season debut at the Michigan State Open (Nov. 12), posting a 5-1 record with two tech falls and a major decision.

Sophomore/Freshman (2010-11)... Reached the Round of 12 at the NCAA Championships (March 17-19), finishing a match shy of All-America honors with a 2-2 record ... Claimed runner-up honors at the Big Ten Championships (March 5-6) with a 3-1 mark ... Registered a 9-7 dual record, including a 5-3 mark in Big Ten duals ... Fell to Indiana's #14 Kurt Kinser on late reversal (6-4, Jan. 30) ... Cruised to a 19-2 tech fall against Ohio State's Mike Fee (Jan. 28) ... Claimed an 11-5 upset decision over Northwestern's #11 Andrew Nadhir (Jan. 21) ... Headlined Michigan's win at Central Michigan (Jan. 16) with a 20-4 technical fall vs. Donnie Corby ... Rolled to a 6-1 decision against Purdue's Sam Patacsil in Big Ten dual debut (Jan. 14) ... Posted a 2-2 record at the Virginia Duals (Jan. 7-8) ... Defeated Lehigh's Joey Napoli, 4-3, in the semifinal dual to avenge an earlier-season loss (7-2, Nov. 19) ... Went 1-2 at the Southern Scuffle (Dec. 29-30) ... Posted a 3-2 mark and two falls at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 3-4) ... Pinned West Virginia's #14 Brandon Rader (2:19) in the wrestlebacks ... Made dual-meet debut against Pittsburgh's Dane Johnson (Dec. 14), falling 10-8 in sudden victory.

Freshman (2009-10)... Redshirted season ... Wrestled one match, pinning Eastern Michigan's Frank Sade at the Simonson Open at Ashland University (Jan. 23) for first collegiate victory.

Prep... Graduated from Brandon High School (2009) ... Named South Region and Florida recipient of the 2009 Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award ... Named Mr. Florida as the state's top prep wrestler ... Garnered the Tampa Tribune's 2009 Male Athlete of the Year award ... Four-time Florida state champion (2006, '07, '08, '09) and five-time state finalist ... Career prep record of 217-0 and, adding seventh- and eighth-grade results, went 292-6 over six years ... Named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the 2009 Dapper Dan all-star event ... Two-time FILA Junior World team member (2006, '07) ... Claimed fifth place (55 kg/121 pounds) at the 2008 Greco-Roman Senior Nationals ... Four-time Fargo Greco-Roman national champion (2004, '05, '06, '08), earning outstanding-wrestler honors in 2006 ... Also named the 2006 Junior Greco Wrestler of the Year ... Two-time FILA Cadet Greco national champion (2004, '06) ... FILA Cadet freestyle champion (2004).

Personal... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in general studies ... Born on October 22, 1989 ... Son of Cesar and Leslie Grajales ... Brother, Cesar, wrestled at Pennsylvania (2007-10).

Year Overall Dual Tourney Falls TF MD Big Ten NCAA
2009-10 (RS) 1-0 0-0 1-0 1 0 0 -- --
2010-11 18-14 9-7 9-7 4 2 3 2nd dnp
2011-12 20-8 6-4 14-4 2 3 6 3rd dnp
2012-13 24-9 15-1 9-8 4 2 4 7th dnp
2013-14 26-11 11-4 15-7 6 0 4 4th 3rd
Totals 89-42 41-16 48-26 17 7 17


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