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John Rizqallah
John Rizqallah

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Allegan, Mich.

High School:
Allegan

Weight:
184

Experience:
2L


04/29/2014

Wrestling Announces Award Winners at Team Banquet

All-American Mike McClure named Most Outstanding Wrestler.

03/21/2014

NCAA Wrestling Championships Update: Session Three

McClure falls in quarterfinals to second-seeded Nick Gwiazdowski of North Carolina State, 4-1.

03/20/2014

NCAA Wrestling Championships Update: Session One

Heavyweight Mike McClure and 184-pounder John Rizqallah both advance to the second round.

03/19/2014

McClure, Rizqallah Ready for NCAA Wrestling Championships

All matches will be streamed live online at WatchESPN.com.

03/12/2014

Brackets Released for NCAA Wrestling Championships

Mike McClure earns No. 7 seed at heavyweight; John Rizqallah is No. 14 seed at 184 pounds.

2012-13 (Sophomore) 23-12 Overall, 12-4 Duals, 10-4 Open Tournaments: Finished second in the EMU Open with a 3-1 record ... Competed at the MSU Open with a 2-2 record, finishing sixth ... Finished third at the Reno Tournament of Champions ... Defeated No. 11 Ethen Lofthouse of Iowa 6-3, and Michigan's Chris Heald 6-0 ... Went 1-2 in the Big Ten Championships with a victory over Purdue's Kyle Mosier 6-4 ... Appeared in the NCAA Championships for the first time, only one of four Spartans to do so ... Went 0-2 at NCAAs, falling to Mason Bailey of Navy and Ty Vinson of Oregon State.

2011-12 (RS Freshman) 12-7 Overall, 0-2 Duals, 12-5 Open Tournaments: Placed sixth at the EMU Open with a 3-3 record ... Took fifth place at the MSU Open with a 4-1 record ... Also placed fifth at the Nittany Lion Open with a 5-1 record ... Lost both duals on the season to ranked wrestlers, by fall to No. 5 Quentin Wright and a decision to No. 17 Matt Ryan.

2010-11 (Redshirt) 16-6 Overall: Went 16-6 overall and recorded three major decisions ... Placed third in the freshman/sophomore division of the Eastern Michigan Open with a 7-1 record; pinned Scott Stewart of Cumberland in just 30 seconds in the third-place match ... Claimed first place with a 4-0 record at the Purple Raider Open; defeated Londele Cox of Mercyhurst, 6-1, in the first-place match ... Went 4-1 to take second place at the National Collegiate Open.

PREP: Won the Michigan Division 2 state championship at 189 pounds his senior year ... Finished his senior year with an undefeated 65-0 record ... Helped Allegan finish state runner-up in the 2010 Division 2 team championships ... Was state runner-up his junior year at 171 pounds in Division 3 ... Helped Allegan win the Division 2 team state title in 2007.

PERSONAL: Son of Jerry and Angie Rizqallah ... Born Sept. 17, 1991 ... Political science major.

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