Rizqallah drops a 4-2 decision to fourth-seeded Jack Dechow of Old Dominion in the second consolation round.
Rizqallah will face third-seeded Blake Stauffer of Arizona State in Thursday's first round.
Three-year NCAA Championships qualifier ends his collegiate career in St. Louis this week.
Rizqallah defeats Nick Fiegener of Cal Poly in the first consolation round Thursday night.
John Rizqallah will wrestle third-seeded Blake Stauffer of Arizona State in the first round at 184 pounds.
QUICK HITS: Fifth-year senior captain was in the starting lineup for a third straight year . . . three-time NCAA qualifier (2013, 2014, 2015) . . . owns a 74-43 career record (33-21 duals) . . . named recipient of the team’s Collin-Mikles Leadership Award in 2014 . . . also named co-recipient of the team’s Most Exciting Wrestler Award in 2014 . . . placed seventh at the 2014 Big Ten Championships and went 2-2 at the NCAA Championships . . . won the Michigan Division 2 state championship at 189 pounds his senior year of high school.
2014-15 NOTES: Finished the regular season ranked No. 23 in the NCAA Division I Coaches Panel Rankings and No. 26 in the NCAA RPI rankings . . . led team with 10 dual wins (10-8, 3-6 Big Ten) . . . is also tied for team lead with 17 wins . . . ranked second on the team with 33 dual-meet points . . . owns a 17-12 overall record . . . placed fourth at the MSU Open . . . went 3-0 at the Eastern Michigan Duals . . . defeated No. 13 Domenic Abounader of Michigan, 4-3, in the dual against the Wolverines on Jan. 11 . . . shut out Eastern Michigan’s Mike Kirby, 3-0, in MSU’s dual win over the Eagles on Jan. 23 . . . went 2-0 on a road trip to Indiana and Purdue with wins over IU’s Matt Irick (4-0) and PU’s Patrick Kissel (6-4) . . . placed 10th at the Big Ten Championships to automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships; pinned Mitch Sliga of Northwestern in 3:55 in the ninth-place semifinal match to secure his bid to St. Louis.
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS HISTORY: Is making his third appearance at the NCAA Championships . . . is 2-4 in two previous appearances . . . went 0-2 as a sophomore in 2013 in his first trip to the NCAA Championships . . . seeded 14th, went 2-4 last season as a junior in 2014, including wins over Lock Haven’s Fred Garcia (7-3) and Rider’s Clint Morrison (9-2); lost to semifinalist and third-place finisher Gabriel Dean of Cornell in the second round.
2013-14 (Junior) 22-12 Overall, 11-7 Duals, 7-1 Open Tournaments: Qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second straight year . . . Ranked No. 12 in the RPI and No. 24 by the coaches . . . Tallied a 22-12 overall record (11-7 duals, 2-6 Big Ten) . . . Ranked second on the team with 11 dual wins . . . Named recipient of the team's Collin-Mikles Leadership Award . . . Also named co-recipient of the team's Most Exciting Wrestler Award . . . Entered the national rankings in January after going 4-0 and taking first place at the Cradle Gear Invitational on Dec. 29 in Lock Haven, Pa. . . . Defeated No. 15 Jackson Hein of Wisconsin in the dual against the Badgers on Dec. 8 . . . Nearly upset No. 3 Ethen Lofthouse of Iowa on Jan. 4 in Iowa City, but lost 4-2 after giving up the lead in the third period . . . Placed fourth at the MSU Open . . . Placed seventh at the Big Ten Championships going 2-2, including pulling off a 7-6 tie breaker against No. 13-ranked TJ Dudley of Nebraska . . . Went 2-2 at the NCAA Championships.
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.