Matt Snyder
Matt Snyder

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Lewistown, Pa.

High School:
Lewistown Area

Height / Weight:
5-6 / 125



08/06/2013

Virginia Has 286 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Honor Roll

Conference has record 2,909 student-athletes recognized

08/06/2013

Virginia Has 293 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Honor Roll

Conference has record 2,916 student-athletes recognized

08/06/2013

Virginia Has 293 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Honor Roll

Conference has record 2,916 student-athletes recognized

06/18/2013

Six Cavaliers Earn VaSID Academic All-State Honors

Amirault, Cowburn, Egwu, Keveren, Snyder and White named to the VaSID Academic All-State team

06/06/2013

Cowburn, Snyder Named to Capital One Academic All-America Teams

Rower Cowburn recognized on first team, wrestler Snyder listed on third team

03/21/2013

NCAA Wrestling Championships (by Matthew Holst)

Nine Virginia wrestlers competed in the NCAA Championships Thursday (March 21).

2011, 2012 NCAA Qualifier - 125 pounds
2012 ACC Champion - 125 pounds
2011 ACC Runner-Up - 125 pounds
2012 Capital One Third-Team Academic All-American
2012 ACC Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year

AT VIRGINIA:
Career
• Fifth in career falls at UVa with 25

2011-12
• Posted 24-5 record during junior season
• Won 2012 ACC Championship, with pin of NCAA qualifier Coltin Fought of NC State in semis and 3-1 decision against qualifier Shane Gentry of Maryland in finals
• Went 8-0 in duals, including 5-0 in ACC action
• No. 11 national seed at 125 pounds at NCAA Championships
• Went 2-2 at NCAAs, with both losses coming in close bouts with top-6 national seeds
• Fell 4-3 in a tiebreaker to No. 6 seed Frank Perrelli of Cornell and 4-1 to No. 3 seed Alan Waters of Missouri at NCAAs
• Defeated Johnni DiJulius (Ohio State) by decision and pinned Jared Germaine (Eastern Michigan) at NCAAs
• Finished year ranked as high as No. 10 nationally
• Ranked No. 11 in final NCAA Coaches Rankings and No. 13 in RPI
• Nabbed 10 wins against competitors in NCAA field; 10-4 versus the 2012 NCAA field
• Four of his five losses came to 2012 NCAA seeds
• Won 125-pound title at NC State Open (11/13)
• After opening loss, rebounded to win four straight matches and place fifth at Body Bar Invitational (11/19)
• Took fifth place at Southern Scuffle (1/1-2); both losses were to NCAA All-Americans (Zach Sanders of Minnesota, Nico Megaludis of Penn State)
•Named to Capital One Academic All-America Third Team
•Earned ACC Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors
• Named to All-ACC Academic Wrestling Team and ACC Academic Honor Roll for third straight year

2010-11
• Finished season with 26-11 record
• 2011 Capital One Second-Team Academic All-District
• Went 20-6 in duals, including 4-1 in ACC action
• Earned automatic bid to NCAA Championships where he reached round of 12 and finished one win shy of All-America status
• Lost to top-ranked and eventual national champion Anthony Robles of Arizona State, then battled through consolation bracket to win three straight matches - Shane Young of West Virginia (5-4), No. 11 seed Frank Perrelli of Cornell (13-4 MD) and Joe Langel of Rutgers (13-8)
• Wrestled No. 5 seed Zach Sanders of Minnesota with opportunity to earn All-America honors but fell 6-5 (had cradle locked up in third period before Sanders got loose and reversed him for deciding points)
• Finished as ACC runner-up, losing to Virginia Tech's Jarrod Garnett in overtime
• His lone ACC loss came in sudden victory time to Garnett (Snyder held an 8-0 lead in the match)
• Named to Academic All-ACC Wrestling Team and ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Earned three wins over top-20 foes: then-No. 20 Anthony Zanetti of Pitt, then-No. 14 Garrett Frey of Princeton and Perrelli at (NCAAs)
• Earned 10 wins versus 2011 NCAA qualifiers
• All 11 of his losses came to wrestlers who were ranked at the time
• Finished with No. 17 national ranking in Amateur Wrestling News poll
• Earned team's Mike Krafchick Academic Achievement Award
• Named to All-ACC Academic Wrestling Team and ACC Academic Honor Roll

2009-10
• Went 27-16 during first season as a Cavalier
• Ranked second on team with 10 falls this season (four at 133 pounds)
• Moved up from his normal weight class of 125 pounds to 133 midway through the season to help fill the team's void there
• Lost first three bouts at 133 but went 9-5 from then on
• ACC runner-up at 133 pounds - pinned Virginia Tech's Matt LiVorio in semifinals and dropped 2-1 decision to
• Went 4-1 in ACC duals at 133, defeating UNC's Jeremy Shaw, Virginia Tech's Matt LiVorio, Duke's Nick Adamo and NC State's Dale Shull; lone defeat was a 3-2 decision to Maryland's Mookie Golden
• Named ACC Wrestler of the Week Feb. 16 after scoring falls against Adamo and Shull at 133 pounds
• Competing at 125, he finished third at Hokie Open (11/8), sixth at Nittany Lion Open (12/6) and seventh at Southern Scuffle (12/30)
• Named to All-ACC Academic Wrestling Team and ACC Academic Honor Roll

BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY (2008-09)
• Competed in open tournaments during redshirt year
• Notched 25-12 record at 125 pounds
• Recorded 10 falls, four tech falls
• Champion of 125-pound class at Michigan State Open (Freshman/Sophomore Class)
• Runner-up at Lock Haven Mat Town Open and Shorty Hitchcock Open
• Took fourth place at Kent State Open

LEWISTOWN AREA HIGH SCHOOL
• Career record of 128-12
• 56 career falls, 22 tech falls; career dual record of 69-1
• Holds county record for most wins in a season with 44 in 2006-07
• Went 40-2 as senior, taking runner-up honors at Pennsylvania State AAA Championship at 119 pounds
• Went 44-3 his junior year, finishing third at state championship at 112 pounds
• Finished 43-7 his sophomore year, taking third at states at 103 pounds
• Rod Tate Memorial Award, given to Mifflin County's Outstanding Wrestler, after senior year
• Following senior year, received 2008 Panther Athlete Award, Panther Scholar Athlete Award, Jack E. "Doc" Swetek Award, Justin Henry Memorial Scholarship Award, PWCA Scholarship Award
• Also received Panther Athlete Award in 2006 and 2007
• Team captain his last two years
• Three-time Central Wrestling Conference and Mountain League All-Star
• At Beast of the East Tournament, took third place in 2007 (119 pounds), fourth in 2006 (112 pounds) and seventh
in 2005 (103 pounds)
• 2006 USA Wrestling Greco All-American after taking fourth place at 105 pounds
• Three-year member of National Honor Society

PERSONAL
• Son of Glenn and Lisa Snyder
• Has one sister, Lyndsey
• Enjoys running, lifting, listening to music, reading, spending time with friends and family, fishing, hunting and road trips to professional baseball games
• Lived on the Lawn at UVa in 2011-12 (one of most prestigious honors at the University)

Weight Overall Dual ACC Dual Dual Pts. ACC NCAA MDTFPinsFastest
Year Class Record Record Record Scored Place Place W/L W/L W/L Pin
2008-09* 157/165 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0:00
2009-10 125 27-16 10-8 4-1 48 0-0 0-0 3-1 2-0 10-2 0:25
2010-11 125 26-11 20-6 4-1 91 0-0 0-0 5-2 2-2 7-0 0:38
2011-12 125 24-5 6-0 5-0 26 0-0 0-0 2-1 2-0 8-0 0:32
2012-13 125 21-9 13-5 2-3 55 0-0 0-0 2-2 3-0 7-0 1:01
Career 98-41 49-19 15-5 220 0-0 0-0 12-6 9-2 32-2 0:25