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Joe Rizqallah
Joe Rizqallah

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Allegan, Mich.

High School:
Allegan

Weight:
285

Experience:
2L


04/18/2012

Michigan State Wrestling 2011-12 Season Recap and Awards

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

01/26/2012

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

Wrestling prepared for another Big Ten weekend.

01/19/2012

Wrestling Takes to the Road to Face Northwestern, Illinois

Michigan State prepares for a Big Ten weekend.

01/11/2012

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

Spartans host first duals of the season this weekend.

01/05/2012

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.

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