Mikey

Labriola

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Weight: 174
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Easton, Pa.
High School: Bethlehem Catholic
Major: Undeclared

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • 6th place finish at the NCAA Championships (March 23)
  • All-American (2019)
  • 4th place finish at the Big Ten Championships (March 10)
  • Nebraska Redshirt of the Year (2017-18)
  • Big Ten Wrestler of the Week (Nov. 13, 2018)

2018-19 (Redshirt Freshman)

NCAA Championships – 6th (4-3) – 174 pounds

  • First Round: Defeated #23 Daniel Bullard (NC State) by decision, 7-7
  • Second Round: Defeated #7 Jacobe Smith (Oklahoma State) by decision, 8-4
  • Quarterfinals: Pinned by #2 Daniel Lewis (Missouri) (4:28)
  • Cons. Round of 12: Defeated #11 Dylan Lydy (Purdue) in TB-2, 4-3
  • Cons. Quarterfinals: Defeated #9 Devin Skatzka (Minnesota) by decision, 7-5
  • Cons. Semifinals: Lost to #4 Myles Amine (Michigan) by decision, 5-3
  • 5th Place: Lost by decision to #6 David McFadden (Virginia Tech), 4-3

Big Ten Championships – 4th (4-2) – 174 pounds

  • First Round: Pinned Josh Ugalde (Maryland) (0:49)
  • Second Round: Pinned by #9 Devin Skatzka (Minnesota) (7:22)
  • Cons. Second Round: Pinned Carver James (Illinois) (2:22)
  • Cons. Quarterfinals: Defeated Drew Hughes (Michigan State) by major decision, 8-0
  • Cons. Semifinals: Defeated #10 Dylan Lydy (Purdue) in TB-2, 3-3 (tie-breaker was riding time)
  • 3rd Place: Lost by decision to #12 Devin Skatzka (Minnesota), 4-2

Regular Season – 174 pounds

  • 25-6 record overall (14-3 dual record)
  • First place finish at the Daktronics Open (Nov. 4)
  • Three out of his four wins at Daktronics were by bonus points (one major decision, one tech. fall, one fall)
  • He's won a team-high 14 matches by bonus points with three tech. falls, eight major decisions, three pins
  • 6-6 record against top 20 opponents
  • Finished fourth at the Cliff Keen Invitational (Dec. 1) after going 3-1
  • Big Ten Wrestler of the Week (Nov. 13)
  • Three wins away from joining the top-10 single season wins list for freshmen

2017-18 (Redshirt)
Regular Season – 174 pounds

  • 18-2 record overall
  • Bonus Points: four pins, three technical falls and five major decisions
  • Won the Daktronics Open title with a 4-0 record, defeating two ranked wrestlers along the way (Nov. 5)
  • Won the elite division at the UNK Holiday Inn Open with three pins and two major decisions in five matches (Nov. 18)
  • Won the Bob Smith Open with three wins by bonus points, and defeated #12 Jacobe Smith of Oklahoma State in the final (Dec. 3)
  • Finished fourth at the Midlands Championships with a 5-2 record, with his only two losses to #15 Dylan Lydy of Purdue (Dec. 29-30)
  • Following the season, won the Challenge Tournament at 79 kg/174 pounds at the 2018 USA Wrestling Junior World Team Trials and reached the best-of-three finals series
  • Placed second at 79 kg/174 pounds at UWW Men’s Freestyle Junior Nationals

Before Nebraska

  • Wrestled at Bethlehem Catholic High School in Bethlehem, Pa., under Coach Jeff Karam
  • Ranked fifth nationally in the FloWrestling Class of 2017 Big Board
  • Top-ranked wrestler at 170 pounds in the FloRankings and InterMat rankings
  • Racked up 166 career victories in high school
  • Went 44-0 en route to the 2017 Pennsylvania state championship at 170 pounds
  • Named 2017 Morning Call All-Area Wrestler of the Year
  • Won the 2016 Pennsylvania state championship at 170 pounds
  • Finished third at the 2015 Pennsylvania state championships and seventh in 2014

Personal

  • Born: April 15, 1999
  • Parents: Michael and Barbara Labriola
  • Sisters: Nicole and Amanda
  • Major: Undeclared

Career Statistics

Year Overall Dual Pins TF MD NCAA Big Ten
2017-18* 18-2 0-0 4 3 5 -- --
2018-19 30-9 11-3 3 3 6 6th (4-3) 4th (4-2)
Career 30-9 11-3 3 3 8 4-3 4-2

*Redshirt season does not count in career totals

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