Joe Rizqallah
Joe Rizqallah


Allegan, Mich.

High School:




Michigan State Wrestling 2011-12 Season Recap and Awards

Hard work and off-season training key to next season.


Spartans Host Nebraska on Friday, Travel to In-State Rival Sunday

Wrestling prepared for another Big Ten weekend.


Wrestling Takes to the Road to Face Northwestern, Illinois

Michigan State prepares for a Big Ten weekend.


Wrestling Back at Jenison Field House With Duals Against West Virginia, Indiana

Spartans host first duals of the season this weekend.


Michigan State Wrestling Set to Host No. 4 Penn State at Kellogg Arena

Spartans and Nittany Lions square off amidst youth tournament.

2011-12 (Junior) 7-4 Overall, 7-4 Open Tournaments: Went 2-2 at the MSU Open ... Placed seventh at the Nittany Lion Open with a 5-2 record.

2010-11 (Junior) 22-14 Overall, 7-3 Duals, 7-5 Open Tournaments: Compiled a 22-14 overall record (21-14 NCAA) ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships (1-2 record) ... Took over as the starter at heavyweight midway through the season ... Went 3-2 at the Big Ten Championships to place fourth, including victories over No. 9 Ricky Alcala of Indiana and No. 17 Ben Apland of Michigan ... 7-3 in dual meets ... Had three forfeit wins in dual meets (Oakland, Central Michigan, Northwestern) ... Upset No. 5 Cameron Wade of Penn State, 8-2, in the dual against the Nittany Lions on Feb. 4 ... Pinned Philip Mandzik in the final match at West Virginia to give MSU a 21-18 victory over the Mountaineers ... Went 4-2 at the Midlands Championships ... Placed fourth at the Nittany Lion Open Dec. 5 ... Took third at the Eastern Michigan Open Nov. 6.

2009-10 (Sophomore) 11-9 Overall, 1-1 Duals, 10-8 Open Tournaments: Began the year with a 2-2 showing in the Eastern Michigan Open, defeating Chris Weber of Cleveland State (Maj. Dec. 23-7) and Ben Apland of Michigan (Dec. 6-2) ... Went 5-2, including four falls, to place sixth in the Nittany Lion Open ... Went 2-2 at the Midlands Championships ... Achieved dual win over Brandon Williamson of West Virginia (Maj. Dec. 12-4) ... Finished second at the U.S. Nationals.

2008-09: Transferred to Michigan State.

2007-08: Attended University of Illinois.

PREP: 2005 MYWAY State Champion ... State qualifier in 2005 ... State runner-up in 2006 ... Finished third at the Ohio Tournament of Champions in 2006 ... 2007 Michigan state champion at 285 pounds ... Finished as the seventh All-American at the 2007 Senior National at Virginia Beach ... Finished third at the Western Junior Greco in Las Vegas in 2007 ... All-Wolverine Conference selection 2005-07 ... Recorded 178 wins during his high school career ... Competed for coach Murray Rose at Allegan High School

PERSONAL: Son of Jalil and Angie Rizqallah ... Born Oct. 2, 1989 ... Zoology major.