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Matt Snyder
Matt  Snyder

RS Senior

Lewistown, Pa.

High School:
Lewistown Area

Height / Weight:
5-6 / 125


Virginia Has 286 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Honor Roll

Conference has record 2,909 student-athletes recognized


Virginia Has 293 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Honor Roll

Conference has record 2,916 student-athletes recognized


Virginia Has 293 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Honor Roll

Conference has record 2,916 student-athletes recognized


Six Cavaliers Earn VaSID Academic All-State Honors

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


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

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


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

• Fifth in career falls at UVa with 25

• 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

• 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

• 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

• 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

• 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

• 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


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