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Steve Santos
Weight: 149
Year: Senior
Hometown: Brick, N.J.
High School: Brick Memorial
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2012-2013: NCAA Championship automatic qualifier ... Finished third at the NCAA Wrestling Championships, the highest finish ever in program history ...Went 5-1 at the NCAA Championships, losing only to eventual national champion Jordan Oliver (Okla. State) ... Selected to the All-Ivy League first team ... Won his first 15 matches of the season ... Went 4-0 at the Michigan State Open to win the 149-pound title ... Placed first at the NY State Wrestling Championships (A Division) ... Recorded a pair of pins at the NYSWC against Matt Spataro (Hofstra) in 1:08 and Ian Nisley (USMM) in 3:27 ... Took decisions against Maryland's Lou Mascola and Rutgers' Mario Mason before pinning Drexel's Garth Mahosky at the Northeast Duals ... Secured fourth at the Midlands Championships with a technical fall versus Dan Argueta (UW Park), fall against Josh Hotta (Chicago) and a major decision, 11-0, over Shawn Fayette (Northern Illinois) ... Closed the regular season with six consecutive wins via decision, including four against Ivy League opponents ... Became the 19th individual EIWA champion in Columbia history, winning the 149-pound title at the 2013 Championships ... Posted two pins at the EIWA's and downed third-seed Daniel Young (Army) in the finals.

2011-12: Qualified for the NCAA Championships at 149 pounds … earned first-team All-Ivy League honors ... went 26-11 and 4-1 in the Ivy League … was the Lions’ best wrestler in duals, going 11-2 … totaled five pins and four major decisions … took second place at the Body Bar Systems Invitational … placed fourth at the Nittany Lion Open … took fourth at the EIWA Championships … went 3-1 at the Body Bar Systems Invitational … pinned Ryan Bilyeu (Army) in 2:25 … defeated Bryce Busler (Bloomsburg) by technical fall, 18-1 … upset No. 7 Donnie Vinson (Binghamton) 4-1, TB1 … went 4-2 at the Nittany Lion Open … pinned Chris Cancelliere (Clarion, una) in 4:41 … defeated Lex Ozias (Virginia Tech, una) 3-1, SV … pinned Scott Ray (Davidson) in 3:34 … pinned David Yost (VMI) in 1:34 … defeated Jaylyn Bohl (Eastern Michigan) by technical fall, 19-4 … upset No. 20 Chris Villalonga (Cornell), 2-0 SV … took a 10-2 major decision over Seth Hazelton (Princeton) … pinned Patrick Hogan (Harvard) 5:34 … went 4-2 at the EIWA Championships … defeated Anthony Murano (Franklin & Marshall) by major decision, 11-0 … went 3-2 at the NCAA Championships, falling just one win short of All-American status … defeated Owen Wilkinson (Lockhaven), 5-0 … upset No. 9 seed Cole VonOhlen (Air Force), 7-4 … defeated Kyle Bradley (Missouri), 5-4.

2010-11: Missed part of the season due to injury ... named honorable mention All-Ivy League at 149 pounds after going 2-0 ... finished 14-7 overall, and 6-2 in dual action ... placed seventh at the EIWA Championships ... pinned No. 9 Mario Mason of Rutgers at the Northeast Duals ... also defeated No. 13 Donald Vinson of Binghamton at the Binghamton Open where he placed fourth overall.

2009-10: Breakout first-year season ... finished 20-16 overall at 149 ... won six of his first seven matches of his career ... defeated No. 13 Donnie Vinson (Binghamton), 4-3 ... went 4-1 at Bearcat Open to place second ... took sixth at Body Bar Invitational ... had two pins at EIWA Championships en route to a sixth place finish.

At Brick Memorial: State champion in 2009 at 152 pounds after compiling a 43-0 record ... first team all-county, all-shore and all-state as a senior ... state finalist as a junior ... named second team all-county, all-shore, and all-state in 2008 ... team was two-time Group IV State Champions ... won four letters in wrestling ... team captain as a senior.

Personal: Financial economics major ... son of Lisa and Aurelio Santos ... father, Aurelio, wrestled for Seton Hall ... born in Englewood, N.J.

Career Record
2009-10: 20-16, 2-3 Ivy League
2010-11: 14-7, 2-0 Ivy League
2011-12: 26-11, 4-1 Ivy League
2012-13: 31-3, 4-0 Ivy League
Career: 91-37, 8-4 Ivy League