Matt Mariacher
Matt Mariacher
Weight: 141
Year: RS Senior
Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.
High School: Iroquois


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2011-12: Finished with a 23-9 record with five major decisions, four falls, and two technical falls … won his second straight EIWA Championship with a 6-4 decision over No. 17 Michael Nevinger of Cornell … each of his three victories at the EIWAs were over ranked opponents -- No. 16 Adam Krop of Princeton (9-3) and No. 12 Zack Kemmerer of Penn (fall at 3:54) … qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive season … completes his career with a 93-43 record … his 93 wins are seventh-most in program history … his 19 career major decisions are second-most in AU history … won the Keystone Classic championship with four victories, including a 4-3 decision over Rider’s Jimmy Kirchner in the finals … finished second at the Brockport/Oklahoma Invitational … went 2-2 at the Midlands Championships … pinned No. 20 Zach Neibert of Virginia Tech at 4:47 on Senior Day … started all 15 duals, posting an 11-4 record.

2010-11: Advanced to the Round of 12 at the NCAA Championships … defeated Army’s Casey Thome 4-2 to win the 141 lbs. EIWA Championship … also named an NWCA Academic All-American … led the team with a 33-9 record and eight major decisions … his 33 wins rank second on American’s single-season list … defeated five ranked opponents including a 6-4 decision over then No. 3 Tyler Nauman of Pittsburgh … placed first at the Wilkes Barre Open, second at the Keystone Classic and third at the Brockport Oklahoma Gold … recorded three win streaks of seven matches.

2009-10 (Redshirt Year): Posted a 19-5 overall record with two falls, one tech-fall, and one major decision … competed in the Clarion Open, Northeast Duals, and the Shorty Hitchcock Memorial Classic … first fall came against Jason Luster of the Kiski School at 1:52 … defeated Devan Jones of Shippenshburg by fall at the 5:40 mark … posted a season-high win streak of six matches between Nov. 28 and Jan. 17.

2008-09: Posted an overall record of 21-11 and a dual meet record of 11-6 … finished sixth at the EIWA Championships with a 3-3 record including a 6-2 decision over Shane Strumwasser of Columbia, a 6-1 decision over Stephen DeLorenzo of Brown and a 9-7 decision over Corey Manson of Cornell … posted EIWA victories over Penn’s Zack Kemmer, 6-2, Brown’s Stephen DeLorenzo, 8-3, Brown’s Eli Harris, 11-5, Navy’s Matt Pagan, 13-4 major decision, Franklin & Marshall’s Frank Higgins, 21-6 tech-fall (4:58), and Bucknell’s Adam Healey, 9-5 … posted a season-high win streak of five matches between Jan. 18 and Feb. 1 … defeated then-No. 19 Andrae Hernandez of Indiana, 7-2 … won the Keystone Classic 141 lbs. Championship with wins over Penn’s Zack Kemmerer, 6-3, Brown’s Stephen DeLorenzo, 8-3, and Pitt’s Tyler Nauman, 5-2 … started all 17 duals for American and scored 43 points.

2007-08: Posted an overall record of 16-14 and a dual meet record of 10-8 … notched a 2-2 record at the EIWA Championships including a win by fall over Dan Hilt from Rutgers and a 4-3 decision over Whitt Dunning of Army … posted EIWA victories over Lehigh’s Kevin Vinh, 9-2, Columbia’s Jerome Grecco, 8-1, and Rutgers’ Dan Hilt, 7-1 ... earned his first collegiate victory by pin fall over VMI’s Sharif Gray at the Keystone Classic ... recorded back-to-back falls against Delaware State’s Tad Broomall, 6:04, and Harper College’s Steve Siokos, 4:11 ... posted a season-high win streak of five matches between Dec. 2 and Dec. 29 ... wrestled six top-20 opponents including No. 1 and three-time All-American Coleman Scott whom he lost to by decision, 6-0 ... fastest fall came against Sharif Gray of VMI at 0:36 ... started all 18 duals for American and scored 36 points.

High School: 2007 New York State Champion ... posted a 48-0 record as a senior ... was a four-time Section XI Champion ... placed third in the NHSCA Senior Nationals ... earned second place at the Fila Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals ... also a member of the National Honor Society.



















2010-11 33-9 16-5 2 8 1
2011-12 23-9 11-4 4 5 2