Michael Sprague
Michael Sprague
Weight: 149
Year: RS Senior
Hometown: Olney, Md.
High School: Georgetown Prep

2017-18 (Junior) – NCAA QUALIFIER… Third on the team with 23 victories (23-15)… Finished season 22nd in NCAA RPI list, 27th by NCAA Coaches Panel... Went 9-2 in duals… Went 0-2 at NCAA Championships, losing to No. 14 Ryan Blees of Virginia Tech, 4-3, in TB-1… Dropped wrestle-back, also by a point, losing 7-6 to Malik Amine of Michigan… Finished 6th at EIWA Championships, going 3-3… Took Cortlandt Schuyler of Lehigh to SV-1 in consolation semifinals before losing… Hit the national scene in December with 8th-place finish (3-3) at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational… Ranked as high as 16th (Amateur Wrestling News) during the season... Finished 2nd at Navy Classic and 3rd at Wilkes Open… Swept opponents at both the Campbell and UNC Duals… Won his last four straight duals, including a tech fall (Bucknell) and Drexel (major decision).

2016-17 (Sophomore) - NWCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM HONOREE... ACADEMIC ALL-EIWA... T3rd on team with 24 wins and was 2nd on Eagles with seven dual-meet victories... Went 3-0 in matches decided by falls... Placed 5th at EIWA Championships to end season, earning TB-2 win over Jonathan Furnas of Cornell in the 5th-place match... Went 4-2 at the conference tournament... Won his first eight matches of the season, winning the F/S Division of the Southeast Open, including a 5-2 triumph over Jarrett Degen of Virginia Tech... Went 3-2 at Wolfpack Open and at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational... Went 2-2 at Midlands, rolling to 15-4 record after first-round win at Midlands... Had pair of wins by fall in duals against ODU and Ohio Univ.... Other win by fall came against Jerren Glosser of Iowa at Midlands.

2015-16 (Redshirt) - Had strong redshirt season, going 25-11 in open competitions... Went 5-1 on his way to 5th at the Wolfpack Open, beating Will Clarke of NC State, 3-2 in the 5th-place match... Earned 3rd at the Cleveland State Open with a 3-1 mark, capped by a 4-2 triumph over Mason Smith of Central Michigan... Went 6-1 at the Dave Lehman F&M Open (lone loss to AU teammate Cole Moseley), beating Patrick Hogan of Harvard 6-0 in 3rd-place match... Began F&M Open with his fastest fall of the season, pinning Joshua Crimmins of Drexel in 1:14 in the first round... Also finished 3rd at Messiah Open, going 4-1... Had a pin, tech fall and major decision on his way to beating Triston Law of Penn in the 3rd-place match... Went 2-3 to place 6th at the National Collegiate Open.

2014-15 (Freshman) - Wrestled at 141 pounds throughout the season... Won his first two matches as a collegian with tech falls at the Ursinus Fall Brawl, where he finished 4-2... Went 2-2 at the Cleveland State Open before placing 4th at the Aloha Open... Had three bonus-point wins in dual matches against Columbia, Gardner-Webb and Davidson... Went 1-2 as freshman in 141-pound draw at EIWA Championships, with win coming in 1-0 decision over Patrick Prada of Navy.

Georgetown Prep - Team captain as a senior… state champion… state runner-up… three-time conference champion… National Preps champion… first-team All-Met honoree… finished fourth at Beast of the East… placed fifth at NHSCA Junior Nationals… team won four conference championships and placed in the top 10 at National Preps twic … also lettered four years in diving and three years in rugby… served as rugby team captain in senior season.

 

Year

Overall

Dual

Fall

MD

TF

2014-15

13-20

6-11

0

2

3

2015-16 (RS)

25-11

--

2 (1:14)

3

2

2016-17

24-15

7-7

3 (3:43)

1

0

2017-18

23-15

9-2

0

3

2

Total

60-50

22-20

3 (3:43)

6

5