Mike Cannon
Mike Cannon
Weight: 174
Year: RS Senior
Hometown: Mechanicsville, Md.
High School: Chopticon


       

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2008-09: Earned his second NCAA All-America honor after placing eighth at the NCAA Championships ... named NWCA Academic All-American for the third-consecutive year ... went into the NCAA Championships with a perfect 30-0 record ... finished the season with a 33-3 overall record and a 17-0 dual meet record ... won his first EIWA Championship with a 3-2 sudden victory decision over Cornell's Steve Anceravage ... earned All-American status at the NCAA Championships with a 4-1 decision over Oklahoma State's Newly McSpadden ... recorded major decisions in his first two rounds of the EIWA Championships against Princeton's Travis Erdman and Rutgers' Michael Whalen ... won the Midlands 174 lbs. Championship with a 5-0 record and defeated NCAA Championships runner-up Mike Miller of Central Michigan, 3-2, for the championship ... posted EIWA victories over Brown's Ziad Kharbush, 22-9 major decision, Navy's Mike Billings (3:44), Columbia's Mike Wolfer (5:58), Franklin & Marshall's Justin Herbert, 10-3, Rutgers' Mike Whalen, 14-2 major decision, and Bucknell's Shane Riccio, 6-0 ... was ranked all season in the InterMat-NWCA/NWMA Individual Rankings and reached as high as No. 2 (2/7-3/19) ... led the team in major decisions (9), tied for wins (33) and ranked second in falls (5) and tech-falls (3) ... won the Keystone Class 174 lbs. Championship for the third-consecutive year with a 4-0 record ... fastest fall came against Oklahoma State's Kevin Wainscott at 2:13 ... started all 17 duals for American and scored 72 points.

2007-08: Earned NCAA All-America honors after placing sixth at the NCAA Championships ... named NWCA Academic All-American ... placed 3rd at the EIWA Championships with a 4-1 record ... earned All-America status at the NCAA Championships with a 3-1 sudden victory win over Luke Manuel of Purdue ... recorded first-period falls at the EIWA Tournament against Army's Christopher Grill (2:30) and Navy's Justin Jacobs (0:55) ... posted EIWA victories over Lehigh's Mike Galante, 7-2, Franklin & Marshall's Andrew Smith, 26-10 tech-fall (4:23), Columbia's Eric Rice, 23-8 tech-fall (5:20), Navy's Jason Coyne, 14-4 major decision, Rutgers' Matt Pletcher, 11-1 major decision, and Bucknell's then No. 19 Andy Rendos, 11-6 ... was ranked all season in the InterMat/NWCA/NWMA Individual Rankings and reached as high as No. 6 (2/13-2/26) ... earned the 50th win of his career against then No. 19 Andy Rendos of Bucknell on Feb. 17, 11-6 ... recorded a career-high 12 match winning streak from Jan. 9 to March 8 which included nine wins by bonus points ... led the team in wins (30), falls (9), and tech-falls (4) and ranked second in major decisions (4) ... won 17 of his 30 matches by bonus points ... recorded a string of eight consecutive wins by bonus points between Dec. 7 and Jan. 22 ... won three-consecutive matches by fall from Dec. 2-29 ... defeated three top-20 opponents including then No. 18 Trevor Stewart of Central Michigan, 7-2, then No. 18 Chris Brown of Old Dominion, 5-3, and then No. 19 Andy Rendos of Bucknell, 11-6 ... won the Keystone Classic with a 4-0 record and all four wins coming by bonus points ... fastest fall came against George Mason's Greg Scott at 1:04 ... started all 18 duals for American and scored 71 points.

2006-07: Named NWCA Academic All-America ... finished the season with a team-high 29 wins, an overall record of 29-8 and a dual meet record of 16-2 ... won the Keystone Classic in November, defeating two EIWA ranked wrestlers including then No. 16 Zach Shanaman of Penn ... placed eighth at the Midlands Championships in December, becoming the fifth Eagle in school history to place in the tournament ... scored wins over then No. 11 Patrick Pitsch of Arizona State and then No. 12 Jason Kiessling of Maryland en route to a 6-5 record against NCAA Qualifiers ... posted a 3-1 record at the EIWA Tournament to place second ... earned a 2-2 record at the NCAA Tournament including an 8-4 victory over Stephen Dwyer of Nebraska and a 16-1 tech fall against Bryan Tice of Cal-State Fullerton.

2005-06 (Redshirt Year): Compiled a 15-7 record in open tournaments ... was the Millersville Open Champion at 157 lbs. ... placed at the Wilkes Tournament ... also competed at the WVU open, East Stroudsburg open and Penn State open.

High School: Ranked first in Maryland and 29th in the nation ... was a four-year letter winner with an overall record of 140-17 and was also named captain three times ... was a four-time county, regional, and state finalist ... placed fourth overall at the Asics/Vaughan National Championships in freestyle ... earned Student of the Year and P.E. Athlete of the Year honors.

Year

Overall

Dual

Fall

MD

TF

2006-07

29-8

16-2

3

3

2

2007-08

30-6

17-1

9

4

4

2008-09

33-3

17-0

5

9

3

Total

92-17

50-3

17

16

9