Mike Depalma

Answering the Call to be More

Bio & Career Achievements

Mike Depalma 2015-2016
  • All-American: Placed fifth at NCAA Championships, going 6-2 with wins over the No. 4, 5 & 9 seeds
  • Won 149-pound Mid-American Conference championship
  • Led team with 15 bonus-point victories
  • Named MAC Wrestler of the Week after going 3-0 at EMU Duals with a 4-3 victory over No. 4 Bryant Clagon of Rider
  • Won 149-pound title at Navy Classic, going 4-0 with a pin and a tach fall
  • Advanced to semifinals of Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational and finished fifth
  • Earned team's Outstanding Wrestler award
  • Finished 12-5 in dual meets

2014-2015
  • Placed third at MAC Championships, earning automatic qualifying spot to NCAA Championships
  • Led the team with 14 bonus-point victories, including seven pins
  • Won 149-pound title at Cleveland State Open, going 6-0 with a pin, a tech fall and three major decisions
  • Finished 21-19 overall
  • Awarded Art Steiskal Memorial Scholarship Endowment

2013-2014
  • Placed third at MAC Championships, earning automatic qualifying spot to NCAA Championships
  • Went 2-2 at NCAA Championships, including win over No. 7 seed Gus Sako (Virginia)
  • Finished 26-20 with three pins, two tech falls and four major decisions
  • Totaled 11 wins over opponents ranked in the final coaches poll
  • Placed third at Navy Classic, going 5-1 with a major decision
  • Went 3-0 at EMU Duals
  • Placed fourth at Clarion Open, going 4-2 with two major decisions
  • Went 5-2 in MAC duals

Prior to Kent State
  • Spent first two seasons at Edinboro, before transferring
  • Named to Amateur Wrestling News All-Rookie Team in 2013
  • Went 21-12 with four pins and eight major decisions, competing primarily at 157 pounds in 2012-13 season
  • Won Buffalo Invitational
  • Went 31-7 during redshirt season, winning three open tournaments
  • Won 120 career matches at Jeannette
  • Placed in top eight at PIAA state championships in junior and senior seasons
General Info
  • Weight: 149
  • Class: Fifth Year
  • Hometown: Jeannette, Pa.
Notable Achievements
  • Three-time NCAA qualifier
  • 76 wins in three seasons at Kent State