John Rizqallah
John Rizqallah

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Allegan, Mich.

High School:
Allegan

Weight:
184

Experience:
3L


01/11/2015

No. 15 Michigan Defeats Spartan Wrestling, 28-9

Seniors Nick McDiarmid, Nick Proctor and John Rizqallah record victories for MSU.

12/13/2014

Gasca, Rizqallah Win Titles at Northern Iowa Open

Gasca takes first place in 133-pound division, while Rizqallah wins at 184.

04/29/2014

Wrestling Announces Award Winners at Team Banquet

All-American Mike McClure named Most Outstanding Wrestler.

03/21/2014

NCAA Wrestling Championships Update: Session Three

McClure falls in quarterfinals to second-seeded Nick Gwiazdowski of North Carolina State, 4-1.

03/20/2014

NCAA Wrestling Championships Update: Session One

Heavyweight Mike McClure and 184-pounder John Rizqallah both advance to the second round.

Career: 57-31, 23-13 Duals.

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.