Taylor Massa
Taylor  Massa

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
St. Johns, Mich.

High School:
St. Johns

Weight:
174


01/11/2015

Wolverines Roll MSU for First Big Ten Win

Wrestling Rolls MSU for First Big Ten Win

11/25/2014

Wolverines Rout In-State Foe Central Michigan

Wrestling Routs In-State Foe Central Michigan

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

Senior/Junior (2015-16)
• Missed the entire 2015-16 season with injury

Junior/Sophomore (2014-15)
• NCAA Qualifier; posted a 1-2 record at the NCAA Championships (March 19-21)
• Claimed seventh place at the Big Ten Championships (March 7-8) with a 3-2 record; earned a pair of falls, including a first-period pin (1:46) against Wisconsin's Frank Cousins in the seventh-place match
• Bumped up to 174 pounds in final dual weekend; narrowly fell to Pittsburgh's #8 Tyler Wilps, 4-2, in 174-pound debut (Feb. 20)
• Posted a 3-3 Big Ten dual record at 165 pounds, including a 6-3 decision over Penn State's Garett Hammond (Jan. 30)
• Opened the Big Ten season with back-to-back wins, including a 12-2 major decision over Minnesota's Brandon Kingsley (Jan. 9)
• Posted a 2-1 record at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 5-6), withdrawing after a quarterfinal injury
• Posted a 2-0 mark at the EMU Duals (Nov. 15); earned a 5-3 decision over Ohio's #17 Harrison Hightower
• Claimed runner-up honors at the Michigan State Open (Nov. 2) with a 4-1 mark

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)
• NCAA Qualifier; 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
• Posted 16 bonus wins, including five pins and seven technical falls; 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. 29-30); 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
• 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)
• 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
• Honor Roll

Personal
• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in general studies
• Born on April 19, 1993
• Son of Rodger and Rhonda Massa; father wrestled at Ferris State
• Brother, Logan, is a current member of the Michigan wrestling team
• Also has a sister, Kameron

Year Overall Dual Tourney Falls TF MD Big Ten NCAA
2012-13 27-10 14-2 13-8 5 6 4 5th dnp
2013-14 (RS) 18-1 0-0 18-1 7 0 3 -- --
2014-15 16-10 6-4 10-6 5 0 4 7th dnp
2015-16 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 -- --
Totals 71-20 20-6 41-15 16 6 11


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