Wrestling Wraps Up Season at NCAA Championships
Massa Advances to NCAA Quarterfinals, Five Alive in Wrestlebacks
Wrestling to Send Seven to NCAA Championships
Three Wrestlers Earn Seeds for NCAA Championships
Wrestling Takes Sixth at Big Tens Behind Nine Placewinners
Sophomore (2013-14)... Redshirted season ... Competed in four open tournaments ... Took third place at the Midlands Championships (Dec. 29-30) with a 5-1 record ... Earned Midlands wins over Columbia's Josh Houldsworth (4-2) and Northwestern's Pierce Harger (5-3) ... Recorded four straight pins en route to the 165-pound title at the Wisconsin Open (Dec. 7) ... Captured the 165-pound title at the EMU Open (Nov. 16) with a 5-0 record ... Defeated Oregon State's Seth Thomas, 11-5, in the championship match ... Claimed second place at 174 pounds at the MSU Open (Nov. 9), posting a 4-0 record and withdrawing before the finals.
Freshman (2012-13)... Reached the Round of 12 at the NCAA Championships (March 21-23), finishing a match shy of All-America honors with a 2-2 record ... Registered a fifth-place finish at the Big Ten Championships (March 9-10) with a 2-2 record ... Earned a 17-0 technical fall over Northwestern's Pierce Harger in the seventh-place match ... Started 16 dual meets at 165 pounds, posting a 14-2 record ... Went 7-0 in Big Ten duals ... Owns 16 bonus wins, including five pins and seven technical falls ... Earned a 13-7 decision over Oregon State's Seth Thomas (Feb. 17) ... Earned six straight bonus wins from Dec. 30-Feb. 3 ... Pinned Nebraska's Austin Wilson (0:45) in Big Ten dual debut (Jan. 11) ... Posted a 4-2 record en route to seventh place at the Midlands Championships (Dec. 29-3) ... Avenged earlier loss to Pittsburgh's Tyler Wilps (6-4) in the wrestlebacks ... Swept two matches at U-M's tri-meet (Dec. 8), including a quick pin (1:07) against Duke's Randy Roden ... Took fifth place at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Nov. 30-Dec. 1), posting a 5-2 mark with four bonus wins ... Earned a 21-3 technical fall against Oregon State's Alex Elder (Nov. 17) ... Defeated Central Michigan's #19 Mike Ottinger, 8-3 (Nov. 6) ... Pinned Olivet's Dan Fleet at 5:30 in collegiate debut.
Prep... Graduated from St. Johns High School (2012) ... Honor Roll ... Selected as the national recipient of the 2012 Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award ... 2012 ASICS High School Wrestler of the Year ... Two-time ASICS High School All-American (2011, '12) ... Four-time undefeated Michigan state champion, winning at 171 pounds (2012), 160 pounds (2011), 152 pounds (2010) and 145 pounds (2009) ... Posted a 231-0 career prep record ... Two-time FILA Junior National Champion (2010, '11), earning outstanding wrestler honors in 2011 ... Member of the 2011 FILA Junior Freestyle World Team ... Two-time USA Wrestling Cadet Triple Crown winner (2008, '09), capturing titles in folkstyle, Greco-Roman and freestyle the same year ... Also won individual titles at Super 32 (170 pounds, 2011) and FloNationals (152 pounds, 2010) ... Ranked as the nation's No. 2 overall recruit by InterMat and No. 1-ranked 170-pound wrestler.
Personal... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Born on April 19, 1993 ... Son of Rodger and Rhonda Massa ... Father wrestled at Ferris State.
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