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    Dominic Marella
    Dominic Marella

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Roselle, Ill.

    High School:
    Conant

    Height / Weight:
    5-8 / 165



    2009-10: Finished senior season with a 6-3 record that included five wins in the season-opening Eastern Michigan Open ... Also won a major decision vs. John Sundgren of St. Cloud State at the NU Duals ... 1-1 dual record.

    2008-09: Finished 5-16 overall and 2-9 in dual matches, picking up dual wins against Kent State and Stanford ... 2-3 at Michigan State Open and 1-2 at Midlands Championships ... 0-2 at Big Ten Championships against sixth-seeded Dan Vallimont of Penn State and fourth-seeded Roger Smith-Bergsrud of Illinois.

    2007-08: Enjoyed best season of career ... Posted 26-16 record with 8-9 dual mark ... Made appearance in Intermat rankings during the fall at No. 20 ... Started season 9-0 ... Went 5-0 at Eastern Michigan Open ... Posted 4-1 mark at Michigan State Open ... Took five matches at Missouri Open ... Entered dual season with 15-3 mark ... 4-2 record at Midlands Championships to finish fifth ... Won three Big Ten dual matches with wins over Iowa, Purdue and Illinois ... Had eight-match winning streak from 11/18-12/29 ... Won by fall against UTC at National Duals ... 0-2 at Big Ten Championships.

    2006-07: Went 6-17 overall with a 4-13 record in duals and an 0-8 record in the Big Ten ... Posted a 2-2 record at the Eastern Michigan Open and was undefeated in two matches at the NU Duals.

    2005-06: Posted a 3-2 overall record ... Competed at the Michigan State Open ... Earned two major decision victories, a 17-2 decision over Cumberland's Kyle Knox and a 15-1 win over Purdue's Michael Luna ... Won back-to-back matches on Nov. 12-13.

    High School: 2005 state runner-up ... Went 38-3 his senior year ... Recorded a 152-30 career record ... 2005 all-state selection ... Daily Herald all-area selection ... Twice named to Mid Suburban League all-conference team ... Participated in the 2003 FILA Cadet Nationals Greco Roman competition ... Special mention to Wrestling USA's Best 2005 High School Seniors list ... Illinois State Scholar ... National Honor Society member.

    Personal: Born Dominic Howard Marella ... Son of Howard and Maria Marella ... Majoring in learning and organizational change.

    Marella's Stats

    Year Overall Record Dual Record
    2005-06 (redshirt season) 3-2 0-0
    2006-07 6-17 4-13
    2007-08 26-16 8-9
    2008-09 5-16 2-9
    2009-10 6-3 1-1
    Career 46-54 15-32