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Michael Battista
Michael  Battista

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Ashburn, Va.

High School:
Broad Run

Weight:
174


2017-18
Competed at 174 and 184 pounds on the season
Saw his first action at the Clarion Open (11/5)
Wrestled in his first dual against No. 4 Missouri (11/26)
Picked up his first win over Connor Alshouse of American at the Journeymen Classic (11/12)
Finished fourth at the National Collegiate Open (2/225) with a 5-1 record

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letterwinner at Broad Run under head coaches James Totaro and Josh Costa
Two-time state champion for class 5A
• Member of Prestige Worldwide Wrestling Team finished top 8 at National Duals
Runner-Up finish at NHSCA’s
2017 All-Met selection by the Washington Post
VAWA Hall of Fame Wrestler of the Year for Division 5A-6A
Two-time team captain
Three-time Most Valuable Wrestler selection
Set Broad Run record for most points (1,578) and takedowns (583) in a career
Also lettered one year in football

PERSONAL
Son of LeeAnn and Michael Battista
Has a brother and sister, Brandon and Brittany
Volunteered to coach youth basketball and worked wrestling camps

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