Columbia Wrestling BIO
 Markus Scheidel

2013-14: NCAA Championships automatic qualifier at 157 pounds … Posted a team-high 27 wins (27-12) and 10 major decisions … Placed at three tournaments, finishing fifth at the Michigan State Open (11/9), third at the New York State Championships (11/24) and second at the EIWA Championships (3/9) … Went 7-1 in the open division at MSU in first collegiate action, earning a fall against Matt Fee and an 11-3 major decision against Malcolm Martin (Central Michigan) … Notched three major decisions and a fall at the NYSC … Recorded major decisions versus Brendan Dent (Cortland), Kyle Wade (Nassau CC) and Paul Hancock (Army), while pinning Tyler Bruce (Niagara CC) in 2:37 … Won a pair of matches at Midlands (12/30), including a pair of 12-4 major decisions against Wayne Stinson (Rider) and Nick Olejnik (N. Dakota St.) … Went on a seven-bout win streak to begin 2014, earning major decisions over Colton Perry (Binghamton) and Alex Bennett (Gardner-Webb) … Ended the regular season with consecutive major decisions against Harvard’s Tyler Grimaldi and Brown’s Richard Muniz … Reached the title bout at EIWAs with favorable decisions against Zach Johnson (Navy), Brain Realbuto (Cornell) and Joey Napoli (Lehigh) … Was 1-2 at the NCAA Championships (3/20), downing Ohio’s Spartak Chino in the second tiebreaker, 10-6.

St. Edward: Won the 160-pound title at the Fargo Junior National Championships in July of 2013, earning him All-America status ... Finished as the state runner-up at 145 and 152 pounds as a junior and senior, respectively.

Career Record
2013-14: 27-12, 3-2 Ivy League
Total: 27-12, 3-2 Ivy League

Weight: 157
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Bay Village, Ohio
High School: St. Edward
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