MSU will tangle with Utah Valley, Ohio and Clarion on Saturday in Ypsilanti.
Three-time NCAA qualifier John Rizqallah named recipient of Outstanding Wrestler Award.
Sixty-eight Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
Joe Johnson is one of seven student-athletes in the Big Ten Conference (winter sports) to have a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average.
Mitch Rogaliner records a pin at 125 pounds for the Spartans.
2015-16 (Redshirt Sophomore) 13-16 Overall, 7-9 Duals, 6-7 Open Tournaments: Logged one fall and one tech. fall ... ranked second on the team with 26 dual-meet points ... was 1-2 at Big Ten Championships ... was third at the Cleveland State Open, posting a 3-1 record ... lone fall of the season was pinning John Martin of Cleveland State in 1:03 in head coach Tom Minkel’s final career dual as the Spartans defeated the Vikings ... defeated No. 16 Conor Youtsey in the Michigan dual on Dec. 10 ... posted 15-0 tech. fall over Jhared Simmons of Maryland.
2014-15 (Redshirt Freshman) 17-13 Overall, 9-9 Duals, 7-2 Open Tournaments: Named the team’s co-recipient of the Tom Muir Most Improved Award and the Outstanding Freshman Award ... Went 9-9 in dual meets (3-6 Big Ten) ... Tied for team lead with 34 dual-meet points (one fall, one forfeit, one major decision, six decisions) ... Tied for second on the team with nine dual wins ... Went 7-2 in open tournaments ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Finished runner-up in the MSU Open on Nov. 2 ... Went 2-1 at the Eastern Michigan Duals ... Defeated Jordan Bremer of Minnesota in his first career Big Ten dual match ... Finished runner-up in the Northern Iowa Open on Dec. 13 ... Won his last two duals of the season with victories over Duke’s Thayer Atkins and CMU’s Brent Fleetwood ... Pinned Matt Cavallaris of Wisconsin in 5:14 for his first fall in a Big Ten dual meet ... Earned a 17-6 major decision victory over Josh Polacek of Maryland at the Big Ten Championships.
2013-14 (Redshirt) 27-11 Overall, 0-0 Duals, 4-6 Open Tournaments: Named co-recipient of MSU’s Outstanding Freshman Award ... Placed second in the MSU Open including a 8-1 decision over Schuyler Phillips of Findlay ... Placed third in the EMU open where he posted a 19-9 major decision over Michigan’s Sean Boyle ... Recorded two falls at the Mott Open against Zach Goodman of Bowling Green and Cameron Price of the Cincinnati club ... Placed second in the Wisconsin Open, posting a fall of 1:02 against Chris Maier of Harper College ... Placed second at the Flash Flanagan Open with two major decisions ... Placed first at the Alma Open following a fall (7:00) by Aaron Assad of Purdue ... Placed fourth at the Edinboro Open with one major decision over Nathan Tomasello of Ohio State (14-5).
PREP: Ranked the No. 6 recruit in the state by MichiganGrappler.com ... Won three high school state titles ... Won his second straight state Division 1 title his senior year at 112 pounds ... Went 46-2 overall as a junior and won the Division 1 state title at 112 pounds after defeating Ben Griffin of Canton in the championship match, 9-5 ... Went 56-3 his sophomore year and finished runner-up at 103 pounds ... Posted a 50-7 record as a freshman and won the Division 1 state title at 103 pounds ... Four-year letterwinner for head coach Kevin Vogel at Temperance Bedford High School.
PERSONAL: Kinesiology major ... son of Deb and Doug Rogaliner ... will forgo final season of eligibility in order to attend medical school.