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    Levi Mele
    Levi Mele

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Vernal, Utah

    High School:
    Uintah

    Height / Weight:
    5-2 / 133



    04/09/2013

    Wrestling Banquet, Golf Outing Set for May 19 & 20

    Celebrate the successful 2012-13 wrestling season with annual banquet, golf outing

    03/27/2013

    Northwestern Announces Winter Academic All-B1G Honors

    All-Big Ten winners, NCAA Championships qualifiers among this quarter's honorees

    02/10/2013

    'Cats Send Off Seniors vs. Illinois

    Senior Jason Welch is victorious in final bout at Welsh-Ryan Arena

    02/08/2013

    'Cats Dominate Huskies, 36-6

    NU wins nine bouts, including four with bonus points

    02/07/2013

    'Cats Visit NIU, Host Senior Day Sunday vs. No. 8 Illinois

    Final home match at Welsh-Ryan Arena scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday

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

    2012-13: Academic All-Big Ten ... Went 9-4 on the year at 133 ... Three falls, two major decisions and one tech fall ... Finished second at the Keystone Classic at 133 ... Went 2-2 at Midlands ... Suffered season-ending injury at Midlands.

    2011-12: Wrestled at 125 lbs., posting a 31-8 overall record and 13-2 mark in dual action ... Qualified for second NCAA championships, placing fourth at Big Ten's ... Team-leading 31 victories and 13 pins ... Started the season 16-0 and went 19-2 through Midlands ... Included in 16-0 stretch was five wins at the MSU Open four wins at the Keystone Classic for two first-place finishes ... Went 4-2 at Midlands to finish fourth ... Avenged Midlands loss to then-No. 5 Jesse Delgado of Illinois, defeating the Illini wrestler 13-7 in dual action on Jan. 27 ... Also avenged loss in the dual season to No. 8 Nico Megaludis, who was an NCAA finalist, pinning him in sudden victory (7:35) during the consolation semifinals at the Big Ten championships ... Went 1-2 at NCAA's, pinning Princeton's Garret Frey in first-round action ... Recorded five wins against opponents ranked at the time of the match (No. 16 Trent Sprenkle, North Dakota; No. 18 Joe Roth, Central Michigan; No. 5 Delgado, No. 20 Nick Smith, Northern Illinois; No. 8 Megaludis) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Jack Riley Fall Trophy winner (most pins on the team) ... NWCA All-Academic team honoree ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

    2010-11: 2011 NCAA Championships qualifier at 133 pounds and finished the year with an 18-11 record ... 2-2 at national meet ... Placed eighth at Big Ten Championships ... Broke into the national rankings for the first time in November by winning four matches to reach the final of the Keystone Classic, which included a win over then-16th-ranked Freddie Santaite of BU ... Climbed as No. 16 in the InterMatrankings ... Eight bonus-point wins this season, including three in Big Ten duals ... Third on the team with five falls ... 1-2 at Midlands Championships, defeating NIU's Izzy Montemayor by major decision ... Won by major decision vs. Shelton Mack of Pittsburgh to help the Wildcats prevail, 17-15, against the Panthers ... Defeated Michigan NCAA qualifier Zac Stevens, 8-3 (1/23) ... Academic All-Big Ten and NWCA All-Academic Team honoree ... Co-winner of team's award for highest individual GPA.

    2009-10: Wrestled at 125 for all but his final three matches of the season when he shifted to 141 for the Big Ten Championships ... In his first match at 141, he defeated Mark Weber of Michigan in sudden victory in a thrilling regular-season finale ... Champion of freshman/sophomore 125-pound weight class at Eastern Michigan Open (4-0) ... Lost a last-second match to Stanford's Ryan Mango at the NU Duals ... Avenged an earlier loss to NIU's Izzy Montemayor by defeating him 7-6 at the Midlands Championships ... Missed the Lone Star Duals due to illness ... Made Big Ten dual debut against top-ranked Angel Escobedo of Indiana (1/24) ... Notched first Big Ten dual win of his career with a 3-0 decision against Illinois' John Deneen, avenging a loss suffered at Midlands Championships ... 0-2 at Big Ten Championships.

    High School: Five-time All-American and three-time Utah state champion at Uintah High School ... NHSCA Senior National finalist ... Three-time Utah Region 10 champion ... Named Outstanding Wrestler in the state of Utah in his senior season ... Twice an all-star dual champion ... Team placed second in the state three times during his four years and was ranked in the top 40 nationally during junior season ... Member of USA Wrestling's Team Utah (2004) and Team Wyoming (2005) ... Three-time NHSCA Academic All-American ... Also a letterwinner in football and cross country ... National Honor Society member and Utah state president of Future Business Leaders of America.

    Personal: Born Levi Louis Mele ... Son of Greg and Kim Mele ... Younger brother, Damon, also a state champion in Utah ... Grandfather started Uintah High's wrestling program and played football for the University of Utah ... Father was a state champion wrestler in Utah and brother (Tyson) was a state champion in Wyoming ... Attended same high school as two-time NCAA finalist at Minnesota Ryan Lewis and NCAA All-American Phil Keddy of Iowa ... Chose Northwestern over Iowa State, Boise State, Lehigh and Stanford ... Served two-year Mormon mission from November 2006-December 2008 ... Married the former Shanna-Lee Northcott on May 6, 2009; the couple gave birth to a son, Wyatt, in September, 2010 ... Majoring in social policy.

    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
    2009-10 10-11 5-7 3-4 24-29 DNP -- 1-4 0-1 1-2
    2010-11 18-11 11-3 5-3 57-3 8th DNP (2-2) 6-2 1-0 3-2
    2011-12 31-8 13-2 6-2 57-7 4th DNP (1-2) 14-1 0-0 4-1
    2012-13 9-4 2-1 0-0 8-4 -- -- 3-1 1-0 2-1
    Career 68-34 31-13 14-9 146-43 -- -- 24-8 2-1
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