EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State wrestling head coach Roger Chandler announced Monday that Anthony Tutolo will join the Spartan program for the upcoming 2018-19 season as a graduate transfer from Kent State.
133 pounds | 5-4 | Mentor, Ohio | Kent State | Lake Catholic HS
AT KENT STATE: A two-time NCAA Championships qualifier … last season earned an automatic qualifying spot at the NCAA Championships by finishing third at the MAC Championships … won opening match at last season’s NCAA Championships … in 2016-17, earned an automatic berth to NCAA Championship after posting a sixth-place finish at the MAC Championships … posted a 29-13 overall and 17-5 dual meet record in 2017-18, ranked No. 26 in the final NCAA Coaches Rankings … finished KSU career with a 77-45 record … posted a 4-0 mark at the Virginia Duals, along with a fifth-place finish at the Navy Classic with a 5-1 record … in 2016-17, won the Navy Classic and the Clarion Open, going 4-0 in both competitions, on the way to ending season leading team with six major decisions … a two-time MAC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete award recipient … named to the NWCA All-Academic Team … named MAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week on Dec. 8, 2016.
PREP: Won back-to-back Ohio state titles at 126 pounds at Lake Catholic HS for head coach Jim Ayers … was a three-time Division II state finalist for the Cougars, finishing as runner-up at 113 pounds as a sophomore … named Cleveland.com Wrestler of the Year and Lake County News-Herald Wrestler of the Year after his senior season … was a two-time team captain and a three-year letter winner.
PERSONAL: Son of Michael and Connie Tutolo … lists Adam Koballa as one of his biggest wrestling influences for teaching him how to do things the right way, and Joe Hiles for showing him how to work hard … hobbies include reading, hiking and playing video games … will major in communication at MSU.
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