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Matt Bystol
Weight: 141
Year: Senior
Hometown: Libertyville, Ill.
High School: Libertyville
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2013-14: Served as team co-captain … Finished 20-12 and 11-7 against EIWA opponents … Tallied four falls and three major decisions … Claimed second at the Michigan State Open (11/9) and the New York State Championships (11/24), while taking seventh at the EIWA Championships (3/9) … Notched two falls and a major decision en route to runner-up showing at MSU Open … Pinned Anthony Battista (Cortland) and posted a 9-1 major decision over Corey Dake (Cornell) at the NYSC … Won all three of his matches at the Northeast Duals (11/30), defeating Brian Gibbs (Michigan State), Tyler Bedelyon (Clarion) and Laike Gardner (Lehigh) … Went 2-2 at Midlands (12/30) … Recorded a major decision against Binghamton’s Nick Tighe, 11-3 (1/10) … Blanked Princeton’s Jordan Laster, 2-0 (2/14) … Pinned Brown’s Zachary Tannenbaum in 4:58 (2/23) … Went 3-2 at the EIWA Championships (3/9), including a 1-0 decision versus Tyler Rauenzahn (Army) in the seventh-place match.

2012-2013: At 133 Pounds: NCAA Championship automatic qualifier ... Selected to the All-Ivy League second team ... Knocked off Cornell's Bricker Dixon in his first bout at the lower weight ... Pinned Andrew Hirai from Princeton in just 29 seconds ... Recorded wins over Harvard's Shay Warren and Brown's Anthony Finocchiaro to close the regular season ... Garnered an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships with a runner-up finish at the 2013 EIWA Championships ... Upset top-seed Vincent Dellafave (Rutgers) in the quarterfinals of the EIWA's. At 141 Pounds: Competed in the NY State Championship, defeating Brian Galuski (Niagara) by major decision, 11-2, in the first round ... Pinned Matt Greene (Northwestern) at the Midlands Championships in 0:51 ... Downed Cal Poly's Brandan Rocha at the Mustang Duals.

2011-12: Enjoyed a breakout year at 141 pounds, going 23-17 (2-2 Ivy) with five pins and four major decisions … was a placewinner at the Body Bar Systems Invitational (sixth), Mat Town Invitational (fifth), New York State Collegiate Wrestling Championships – Championship Division (fourth), EIWA Championships (seventh) … opened season going 2-2 at the Michigan State Open … went 3-3 at the Body Bar Systems Invitational with a 14-3 major decision win over Philip Smith (Cornell) and a 6:15 win by fall over Seth Ecker (Ithaca) … went 3-2 at the Nittany Lion Open with a 3:54 pin against Vin Fischetti (Edinboro) … went 4-2 at the Mat Town Invitational pinning Robert O’Neill (Sacred Heart) in 4:46 and Richard Durso (Franklin & Marshall) in 1:40 … went 4-2 at the New York State Collegiate Wrestling Championships where he took a 13-3 major decision over Mike Gentilcore (Oswego), a 14-0 major decision over Brian Barry (Oneonta) and a thrilling 9-7 overtime overtime win over Sean Messina (Hunter) … took a 3-1 2SV over Harvard’s Shay Warren in dual action … went 3-2 at the EIWA Championships with a 0:32 pin over Robert O’Neill (Sacred Heart), a 2-1 TB1 victory over Shay Warren (Harvard) and an 8-0 major decision over Zachary Tanenbaum (Brown) in the seventh-place bout.

2010-11: Gained valuable experience as a first-year at 133 pounds ... finished 11-10 overall ... placed fourth at the Binghamton Open ... finished 3-1 at New York State "B" Championships.

Libertyville: Two-time Illinois placewinner ... finished third in the state as a junior at 112 pounds ... also placed fifth as a senior at 125 pounds ... member of the Illinois Dream Team ... earned six letters, four in wrestling and two in soccer ... captained wrestling team as a senior.

Personal: Sustainable development major.

Career Record
2010-11: 11-10, 0-1 Ivy League
2011-12: 23-17, 2-2 Ivy League
2012-13: 9-10, 4-1 Ivy League
2013-14: 20-12, 2-3 Ivy League
Career: 63-49, 8-7 Ivy League