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 Markus Scheidel

2015-16: Posted the most wins in school history and tied for the NCAA lead in wins with a 41-10 record, while earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships for the third time in his career ... Went 2-2 as the No. 15 seed at the NCAA Championships, picking up a 5-4 win over Boise State's Chris Castillo in the opening round and a 6-4 decision over George Mason's Gregory Flournoy in the consolation bracket ... Claimed third place at the 2016 EIWA Championships, going 5-1 at Princeton ... Only loss was a 6-5 decision to the No. 5 seed, Penn’s May Bethea ... Was a second team All-Ivy League selection ... Enjoyed a 15-1 dual meet season, which included a win over No. 11 John Boyle from American (1/31) ... Advanced to the quarterfinals at the Midlands Championships (12/29-30), finishing in eighth place with four wins ... Took the medal stand in seventh at the Cliff Keen Invitational (12/4-5) ... Earned the 157-pound title at the New York State Championships (11/22), going 4-0.

2014-15: Rebounded from a mid-season injury to qualify for the NCAA Championships at 157 for the second consecutive season, winning two matches at NCAAs ... Got by the No. 14 seed Chad Walsh from Rider with a 4-3 win in the third sudden victory period at NCAAs ... Also knocked off Anthony Perotti of Rutgers with a 3-1 defeat in the first sudden victory period ...  Went 17-8 on the season, and a perfect 6-0 record in dual matches ... With an automatic bid on the line at the EIWA Championships (3/6-3/7) in the seventh place match, pinned Princeton's Rich Eva in 30 seconds to secure the bid ... Also defeated Hofstra's Jahlani Callender (3-2) at the EIWAs, as well as a first match win over Eva (7-0) ... Went a perfect 5-0 against EIWA opponents, including a 6-4 win over Will Switzer of Lehigh (11/21) in the first dual of the season at the New York Athletic Club ... Finished sixth at the New York State Championships (11/23) including an 18-3 tech fall win over Hofstra's Cory Goshkagarian, and a first round pin of Ralph Cazzetta of Nassau Community College.

2013-14: NCAA Championships automatic qualifier at 157 pounds … Posted a team-high 27 wins (27-12) and 10 major decisions … Placed at three tournaments, finishing fifth at the Michigan State Open (11/9), third at the New York State Championships (11/24) and second at the EIWA Championships (3/9) … Went 7-1 in the open division at MSU in first collegiate action, earning a fall against Matt Fee and an 11-3 major decision against Malcolm Martin (Central Michigan) … Notched three major decisions and a fall at the NYSC … Recorded major decisions versus Brendan Dent (Cortland), Kyle Wade (Nassau CC) and Paul Hancock (Army), while pinning Tyler Bruce (Niagara CC) in 2:37 … Won a pair of matches at Midlands (12/30), including a pair of 12-4 major decisions against Wayne Stinson (Rider) and Nick Olejnik (N. Dakota St.) … Went on a seven-bout win streak to begin 2014, earning major decisions over Colton Perry (Binghamton) and Alex Bennett (Gardner-Webb) … Ended the regular season with consecutive major decisions against Harvard’s Tyler Grimaldi and Brown’s Richard Muniz … Reached the title bout at EIWAs with favorable decisions against Zach Johnson (Navy), Brain Realbuto (Cornell) and Joey Napoli (Lehigh) … Was 1-2 at the NCAA Championships (3/20), downing Ohio’s Spartak Chino in the second tiebreaker, 10-6.

St. Edward: Won the 160-pound title at the Fargo Junior National Championships in July of 2013, earning him All-America status ... Finished as the state runner-up at 145 and 152 pounds as a junior and senior, respectively.

Career Record
2013-14: 27-12, 3-2 Ivy League
2014-15: 17-8, 0-0 Ivy League
2015-16: 41-10, 4-1 Ivy League
Total: 85-30, 7-3 Ivy League

Weight: 157
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bay Village, Ohio
High School: St. Edward
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