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Mike Salopek
Mike  Salopek

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
North Huntingdon, Pa.

High School:
Norwin

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 197

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

05/29/2013

DiCamillo Earns VaSID Rookie of Year Honors

Nine Cavaliers named to VaSID All-State Wrestling Team

05/21/2013

Virginia Honored As One of NCAA's Top Wrestling Academic Programs

Eight Cavaliers named to NWCA All-Academic Team as UVa earns fifth-best team GPA

03/21/2013

NCAA Wrestling Championships (by Matthew Holst)

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

2010 NCAA Qualifier - 184 pounds
2010 ACC Champion - 184 pounds

AT VIRGINIA: 2011-12
• Went 5-3 in open tournaments during injury-riddled season
• Went 3-1 in Shorty Hitchcock Classic (1/15)

2010-11
• Went 11-6 and saw limited action because of injuries
• Went 4-0 in ACC regular-season action, with major decision over NC State's KaRonne Jones, decisions over UNC's Zach Bennett and VT's Chris Penny and forfeit vs. Duke
• Three of his four regular-season defeats came to top-10 ranked foes
• Top seed at ACC Championships; was upset in semifinals and took fourth place
• Earned team's Kevin Michaels Heart and Guts Award

2009-10
• Finished 28-10 and earned a berth in the NCAA Championships in his first season
• Named to third team of Amateur Wrestling News' All-Rookie Team
• Went 16-5 in duals and 3-1 in ACC duals; lone ACC loss was 3-1 decision to Virginia Tech's Tommy Spellman
• ACC Champion at 184 pounds
• Became first UVa freshman since Gage Short in 1995 to win ACC title as freshman
• Defeated Spellman on takedown with 12 seconds remaining to win 2-0 in ACC title match
• His win clinched the ACC team championship for Virginia
• Ranked 19th nationally in final AWN and InterMat rankings
• Earned six wins during the season against the NCAA field
• Defeated Nick Tenpenny (UNC), Diego Bencomo (Duke) and Corey Peltier (Maryland) in ACC action
• Took third at Southern Scuffle (12/30), including wins over ACC foes John Barone (Duke), Tenpenny and Spellman
• Wrestled virtually everyone close - in his 10 losses, only two came by more than three points

2008-09
• Redshirted the season
• Went 14-5 while competing in open tournaments
• Was strong in his tournament action, placing in four of his five competitions
• Champion of the Kent State Open (1/18)
• Took second at Wilkes Open (12/28), suffering a narrow loss to Penn State's Phil Bomberger in the championship bout
• Runner-up at Cleveland State Open (12/14)
• Took sixth at Eastern Michigan Open (11/1)

NORWIN HIGH SCHOOL
• Career record of 117-19
• Took third at 2007 PIAA Championships and sixth at 2008 championships
• Named to 2008 All-Region Team
• Coached by Todd Schuchert
• Also played linebacker and running back on football team; was team captain and team leader in tackles
• Named football East Elite All-Star in 2007
• Involved in Honor Society and helped coach midget football and wrestling programs

PERSONAL
• Son of Tom and Susan Salopek
• Has two brothers, T.J. and Jack
• Enjoys hunting and fishing

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* 184 14-5 0-0 0-0 - 0-0 0-0 3-0 0-0 1-0 -
2009-10 184 28-10 16-5 3-1 59 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 2-0 2:38
2010-11 197 11-6 10-4 4-0 41 0-0 0-0 4-2 2-0 1-0 3:25
2011-12 197 5-3 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 6:09
2012-13 197 14-7 6-4 1-1 25 0-0 0-0 3-0 2-0 1-1 1:48
Career 58-26 32-13 8-2 125 0-0 0-0 12-4 4-0 5-2 1:48

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