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    Alex Polizzi
    Alex  Polizzi

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Beloit, Wis.

    High School:
    Beloit Memorial

    Weight:
    197



    12/12/2013

    Northwestern Returns Home Sunday for Dual vs. SIUE

    No. 9 `Cats feature six wrestlers ranked in Top 20

    10/03/2013

    NU Wrestlers Past and Present to be Honored During Homecoming

    Current and past members will be on field during OSU-NU football game

    03/21/2013

    McMullan, Welch Pick up Victories at 2013 NCAA Championships

    Session II begins at 6:30 p.m. CT

    03/21/2013

    Three Wildcats Still Alive at 2013 NCAA Wrestling Championships

    Returning All-Americans Welch, McMullan advance to quarterfinals

    03/18/2013

    Three Days in March: 'Cats Culminate Season at 2013 NCAA Championships

    Six Wildcats, including two returning All-Americans, represent Northwestern in Des Moines

    2014-15 Northwestern Match-by-Match Results Get Acrobat Reader

    2013-14 Northwestern Match-by-Match Results Get Acrobat Reader

    2012-13 Northwestern Match-by-Match Results Get Acrobat Reader

    2014-15: Qualified for the NCAA Championships for the third time with an 8th place finish at the 2015 Big Ten Championships at Ohio State (3/8) … Managed to win a match over Wisconsin’s Timmy McCall in order to clinch an automatic bid despite a knee injury that prevented him from wrestling the rest of the tournament (3/7) … Went 1-2 at the NCAA Championships, beating Edinboro’s Vincent Pickett 7-0 (3/19) … Won over 20 matches for the second consecutive season … Ended his senior year with a 26-13 mark … Finished tied for 10th among all Division I wrestlers in wins by fall with 10 … Garnered a fourth-place finish at the 2014 Midlands after winning six matches in the two-day event … Won four matches over ranked opponents at 197 lbs., including a 7-6 decision over Wisconsin’s No. 10 Timmy McCall (1/9) in the team’s dual and a 6-5 decision over McCall at the Big Ten Championships … Won three consecutive matches by fall on two different occasions.

    2013-14:
    2014 NCAA Qualifier ...NCAA Qualifier for second time in his career, earning No. 16 seed at 197 lbs. at NCAA Championships in Oklahoma City... Competed at Big Ten Championships for NU as the No. 7 seed at 197 lbs...Placed fifth at Midlands... Finished No. 4 at Big Ten Championships, earning automatic bid to NCAA Championships...Finished year with 25-12 record, the third most wins on the team...Went 11-5 in duals and 4-4 in the Big Ten...Won three matches each by maj. dec and tech falls...Recorded four pins on the season...Started year winning first seven matches and went 12-1 to begin year...Defeated No. 19 Dan Scherer of Stanford by 5-3 OT dec...Advanced over Navy's Paul Rands in NCAA Championships...Won four matches at Big Ten Championships. ...Finished No. 3 at Keystone Classic (11/24).

    2012-13: 2013 NCAA Qualifier ... Received at-large bid to NCAA's ... 17-17 on the season, including 10-7 in duals ... 40 dual points tied for the fourth-highest total on the team ... Placed fourth at the Keystone Classic ... Took eighth at Midlands ... Back-to-back wins over ranked opponents at Midlands, defeating then-No. 12 Braden Atwood of Purdue, 5-2 and then-No. 15 Max Huntley from Michigan, 4-3 ... Competed at 2013 Big Ten Championships ... Wrestled 96 kg in freestyle at the 2013 ASICS University Nationals.

    2011-12: Went 5-3 on the season at 197 lbs. ... Started NU's first dual of the year and posted a 13-3 major decision over Alan Yen in NU's 27-8 upset of then-No. 14 Stanford ... Injury defaulted at the Michigan State Open but won two matches to place fourth ... Went 2-2 at the Keystone Classic ... Competed in Greco-Roman and freestyle at the 2012 University Nationals tournament in Akron, Ohio in June ... Took third in Greco-Roman at 96 kg/211.5 lbs., going 3-1 ... Went 4-2 in the freestyle division.

    2010-11: Redshirt season ... 18-7 with nine pins competing at open tournaments ... Second-place finisher at FILA Junior World Team Trials (5/20) ... 4-2 at Michigan State Open where he took fifth at 197 pounds in open division ... After losing to MSU's Nick McDiarmid in quarters, came back to pin him in 1:49 in fifth-place match ... 3-2 at Midlands Championships ... Took second place at Cleveland State Open.

    High School: State champion as a senior, capping a perfect 45-0 season in which he surrendered only one takedown and saw only two of his first 41 matches go as far as the third period ... Won his state title match by 14-2 major decision ... Second in the state at 215 pounds as a junior with a 43-1 record after placing third as a sophomore ... Ranked as InterMat's No. 5 senior recruit at 215 in the nation and No. 81 overall ... Third-place finisher at the 2009 Super 32 tournament at 215 pounds ... 2008 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals champion.

    Personal: Double majoring in learning and organization change and philosophy.

    Season Overall W-L Dual Meet W-L Big Ten W-L Dual Points For-Against Big Ten Champs. NCAA Champs. Pins For-Against Tech Falls For-Against Major Dec. For-Against
    2011-12 5-3 1-0 -- 4-0 -- -- 2-0 0-0 2-0
    2012-13 17-17 10-7 2-6 40-25 DNP DNP 4-3 0-0 1-1
    2013-14 25-12 11-5 4-4 46-19 4th DNP 4-3 3-0 3-1
    2014-15 26-13 14-6 4-5 68-21 8th DNP 10-2 2-0 2-0
    Career 73-45 36-18 10-15 158-65 -- -- 20-8 5-0
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