2014-15: 2015 Academic All-Big Ten … Captured 12 wins in his redshirt freshman season at 184 lbs. … Finished right at his seed at the 2015 Big Ten Championships at Ohio State, placing 12th at 184 lbs. and putting himself in discussion for an at-large NCAA bid … Won decisions in both of Northwestern’s Big Ten dual victories … Took down Maryland’s Tony Gardner, 6-2, in the final conference dual of the 2015 season (2/13) … Beat Indiana’s Matt Irick 4-1 to help the Wildcats to a 37-9 win (1/18) … Won on four different occasions against Irick, including twice at the Keystone Classic and once at the Big Ten Championships.
2013-14: Redshirt season...compiled a 26-5 record wrestling unattached this season...Went 4-1 at the Michigan State Open, placing fifth...Went 4-1 at Eastern Michigan Open, placing fifth...Finished second at Wisconsin Open, going 3-1 at 184 lbs...Won Cleveland State Open, placing first with 5-0 record...Went 2-2 at 51st Ken Kraft Midlands wrestling unattached, posting 2-2 record...Won Duhawk Open on Feb. 1 at Loras College, placing first at 184 lbs. while posting 4-0 record...In July of 2013, won Junior National Freestyle Title at 195 lbs, while gave him a bid to Junior World Team Trials....Reached quarterfinals at 84 kgs (185 lbs.) at FILA Junior Nationals in Las Vegas in April, 2014.
High School: 2013 Indianapolis Star Super Team Wrestler of the Year ... 2013 and 2012 Indiana State Champion at 195 ... Posted a four-year record of 178-4, including 99 consecutive wins ... Pinned or had a tech fall against every opponent he faced in 2012-13, except one (13-4 major decision) ... Pinned his 2013 finals opponent in 31 seconds ... 2013 Junior Nationals Freestyle Champion at 195 lbs. ... Went a perfect 8-0 en route to the title, winning six bouts by tech fall, two by fall ... Member of the 2012 USA Cadet World Team where he placed 5th at the Cadet World Championships ... 2012 FILA Cadet FS National Campion ... 2012 USA Wrestling Triple Crown Winner ... Four-time Fargo National Champion ... Four-time Indiana State place winner, regional champion, sectional champion and conference champion ... Two-time semi-state champion ... Team captain and a three-time team MVP and letterwinner ... Played a year of fullback for the Fisher football team ... Junior Academic All-State and had the highest GPA on the Fisher wrestling team for three years.
Personal: Born Mitchell Tyler Sliga ... Son of Christopher and Michelle Sliga ... Competed on the Indiana national teams with current NU wrestler Jason Tsirtsis ... Chose Northwestern over Minnesota, Michigan and Cornell ... Plans to major in economics at Northwestern.