Ernest Battaglia
Ernest  Battaglia

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Hinsdale, Ill.

High School:
Central

Weight:
184


Senior/Junior (2016-17)
• Represented Michigan at 184 pounds at the Big Ten Championships (March 4-5), posting a 0-2 record
• Earned Big Ten dual wins against Maryland's Idris White (10-3, Jan. 13) and MSU's Shwan Shadaia (17-5, Feb. 5)
• Went 0-2 at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 2-3)
• Pinned Oregon State's Bob Coleman (3:48) for first collegiate dual-meet victory (Nov. 20)

Junior/Sophomore (2015-16)
• Competed at two open tournaments
• Took third place at the Alma Open (Jan. 23) with a 4-1 mark; defeated Muskegon CC's Tyler Blagg, 15-7, in the third-place bout
• Posted a 2-2 record at the season-opening Eastern Michigan Open (Nov. 7)

Sophomore/Freshman (2014-15)
• Competed at three open tournaments
• Went 2-1 at the Edinboro Open (Feb. 7) before withdrawing with injury
• Posted a 2-2 mark at the EMU Open (Nov. 15)
• Also competed at the Michigan State Open (Nov. 2)

Freshman (2013-14)
• Redshirted season; competed in two open tournaments
• Claimed sixth place at the Wisconsin Open (Dec. 7) with a 3-2 record
• Posted a 2-1 record at the MSU Open (Nov. 9) before withdrawing due to injury
• Earned a 13-0 major decision against Ohio State's Rasheed Flowers for first collegiate win

Prep
• Graduated from Hinsdale Central High School (2013)
• Four-time All-West Suburban Conference
• Career prep record of 125-24
• Took seventh at 2012 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals
• Contributed to Team Illinois' Junior National Duals championship
• Principal Honor Roll; three-time All-Academic selection ...

Personal
• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in sociology
• Born on May 16, 1995
• Son of Ernie and Rosalie Battaglia
• Brother, Frank, wrestling at Northwestern (2009-12), sister, Lee, played soccer at Northwestern, and sister, Muriel, played soccer at Yale

Year Overall Dual Tourney Falls TF MD Big Ten NCAA
2013-14 (RS) 5-3 0-0 5-3 1 1 1 -- --
2014-15 4-5 0-0 4-5 0 0 2 -- --
2015-16 6-3 0-0 6-3 2 1 1 -- --
2016-17 3-11 3-7 0-4 1 0 1 DNP --
Totals 18-22 3-7 15-15 4 2 5

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