Wynn Michalak
Position: 197 Pounds
Weight: 197
Year: Senior
Hometown: Caro, Mich.
High School: Caro HS
Wynn Michalak
Courtesy: Associated Press
Release: 12/11/2006
Fourth individual in MAC history to win four conference titles … first Chippewa to accomplish the feat … four-time national qualifier … three-time All-American … ranks third in school history with 50 career pins and fourth with 128 career victories … recipient of CMU’s 2007 Dick Enberg Scholar-Athlete of the Year award … 15-0 dual mark in 2007-08 is most victories without a loss for a Chippewa since Carleton Kinkade was 17-0 during 1987-88 season … 18-1 career MAC dual mark is best since Casey Cunningham was 18-1 from 1995-99.

2007-08: National runner-up at 197 pounds ... selected MAC Wrestler of the Year for third consecutive season … won fourth straight MAC title … pinned Kent State’s Michael Blackwell in the finals at the MAC Championships … 4-0 in MAC duals … won title as No. 1 seed at Reno Tournament of Champions … placed third at Midlands … opened the season with 12 straight victories … won 18 consecutive matches prior to the national championship match ... finished the season 30-2 overall ... advanced to the national finals as the No. 4 seed ... defeated No. 1 seed Michael Cannon, 7-5, in the semis ... fell to No. 2 Phil Davis (Penn State), 7-2, in the finals ... Academic All-MAC for the fourth straight season ... CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America At-Large second team selection ... recipient of an NCAA Postgraduate scholarship ... academic all-district first team honoree ... NWCA all-academic team member for the fourth straight year ... Chick Sherwood Award winner as CMU's Most Valuable Wrestler.

2006-07: Named MAC Wrestler of the Year for second straight season … won third consecutive MAC title at 197 pounds … placed runner-up at Reno and fourth at Midlands … of five MAC dual wins, three were by fall and two by major decision … led team in falls (11) and team points (132.5) … Academic All-MAC honoree … selected to Academic All-District IV At-Large team and NWCA All-Academic team.

2005-06: Placed eighth at the NCAA Championships to earn All-America honors … won second straight MAC title … named MAC Wrestler of the Year … shared team’s Most Outstanding Wrestler award with Mark DiSalvo … named to NWCA All-Academic team and Academic All-MAC squad … defeated No. 2 Kyle Cerminara (Buffalo) in MAC title match … entered nationals 29-1 with 14 falls … won individual championships at Michigan State, Reno and Midlands … won first 19 matches of the season, tying for third-longest winning streak at CMU … defeated then-No. 1 Jake Rosholt (Oklahoma State), 5-1, in Reno final … three-time MAC Wrestler of the Week honoree … named National Wrestler of the Week following win at Reno … 15 pins tied for fifth in a season all-time at CMU.

2004-05: Earned All-America honors following sixth-place finish at NCAA Championships … became first CMU freshman to garner All-America honors … was 5-3 at nationals … won Mid-American Conference title with a 4-1 win over 19th-ranked Joel Wiemer of Ohio … named MAC Co-Freshman of the Year with teammate Luke Smith … named Academic All-MAC … posted a team-high 11 pins which ranked fourth nationally at 197 and fifth among all freshmen.

2003-04: Redshirted … wrestled unattached … named the team’s Outstanding Freshman of the Year.

High School: Was a two-time state champion … three-time all-state honoree … four-time conference champion … team won the Division III state title in senior season … had an exceptional 232-8 career record … lettered four times in wrestling and three in football.

Personal: Majoring in mathematics and physical education … father, Al, was a thrower on the CMU track team, and mother, Karen, competed in field hockey, basketball, and track and field at CMU … Karen is a member of the CMU Athletic Hall of Fame and MAC Hall of Fame … born November 7, 1984 … has a 3.81 GPA.