2008-09 (RS Junior) 9-10 Overall, 5-5 Duals, 4-5 Open Tournaments: Missed early part of season with injury ... Started six Big Ten duals at 184 pounds ... Went 2-2 at the Midlands Championships (12/29/30), defeating Triton's Steve Catalano (Fall 1:24) and Oregon State's Brice Arand (Dec. 7-4) ... Defeated Vince DiDona (Dec. 8-6) of Central Michigan (1/3) ... Downed Lance Bryson (Dec. 8-3) in MSU's win over West Virginia (1/19) ... Downed Eric Bugenhagen (Dec. 6-2) as MSU defeated Wisconsin (1/30) ... Recorded back to back wins over Jack Decker (Dec. 7-5) of Penn State (2/13) and No. 19 Pat Flynn (Dec. 9-6) of Oklahoma (2/15) ... Went 0-2 at the Big Ten Championships.
2007-08 (Sophomore): Starter at 184 ... Finished with a 17-20 record ... Won four matches to claim third place at the EMU Open ... Defeated MSU's Abe Cross in the third-place match ... Beat Pittsburgh's Brock Mantella at the MSU Open ... Earned his first dual victory of the season, a 10-6 decision over North Carolina's Robert McCarty, at the ACC-Big Ten Clash ... Also notched an 18-3 major decision over N.C. State's Dane Coffee at the ACC-Big Ten Clash ... Picked up four wins at the PSU Open, including a technical fall against King College's Bill Edwards and a fall against Lock Haven's Travis Stern ... Defeated No. 15 Trevor Brandvold of Wisconsin by a 7-2 decision ... Beat Illinois' Benjamin Friedl at the Big Ten Championships.
2006-07 (RS Freshman): Starter at 197, recorded a 12-22 NCCA record...Went 2-2 in major decisions and earned one fall...Appeared in 14 dual meets...Placed second at the Cleveland State Open and sixth at the Eastern Michigan Open...Earned first win of the season forcing Ohio State's Andy Mackenzie to fall in 3:49 at the EMU Open, and tallied an 11-2 major decision victory against Cleveland State's Benny Balogh...Opened action at the MSU Open with a major decision win over Findlay's Josh Fox, then took Ohio State's Jason Cook, 7-3...Won first three matches at the Cleveland State Open, including wins over Gannon's Jacob Tazzi, Purdue's Dave Pisarcik and North Carolina's Justin Dobies...Defeated Indiana's Nate Everhart 3-2 for first dual win...Also picked up a dual win over Oklahoma's Josh Hinton, 10-8.
2005-06 (Redshirt): Redshirted, went 10-5 in open competition...Notched a fall in his first career match, pinning Lindenwood's Ryan Sutton at the 2:00 mark of their match at the EMU Open...Placed fourth at the EMU Open with a 4-2 record...Claimed second at the Ashland Open and was runner-up at the Cleveland State Open.
PREP: A high school All-American...went a combined 80-10 his final two years wrestling at 189 as a junior and 215 as a senior...Claimed third place at the Ohio State Championships and sixth at the High School Senior National Championships...Won the conference championship his junior and senior seasons...Took second at the freestyle state championships as a junior...Competed at Fargo Nationals as a junior, going 3-2...Also earned letters in track running sprints and competing in the pole vault, and in football.
PERSONAL: Son of Patrick and Carol Palmieri...Born May 31, 1987...A general mangement major...Would like to someday own a business.
PALMIERI'S CAREER RECORD Season Overall Duals Big Ten Pins 2005-06* 10-5 0-0 0-0 3 2006-07 12-22 2-12 1-7 1
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