Simon Kitzis
Simon Kitzis

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Boston, Mass.

High School:
Wyoming Seminary

Weight:
141


2010-11: Kitzis wrestled in five tournaments as a redshirt and earned top-six finishes in four of those opens. He went 3-2 at the Lindenwood Open to start the year, scoring three victories by decision to finish in fifth place. Two weeks later, Kitzis won five matches on the day at the UCM Open to finish in third. He opened with his first fall of the year, pinning his opponent in 2:57. He then won by decisions of 5-3 and 6-3 before losing a tight 1-0 match to fall into the consolation bracket. Kitzis bounced back with a 7-5 win over Ouachita Baptist's Josh Myers to move into the third place match, where he defeated DeAndrea Carter of Labatte Community College, 5-2. Despite not placing at the Kaufman/Brand Open, Kitzis went 4-2 on the day, including a win by fall in just 38 seconds. He finished in sixth at the Roger Denker Open in January, which included a 6-1 win over Oklahoma's Derek Geiges. He closed the year by finishing in fourth at the Missouri Valley College Open, where he earned wins of 5-2 over Jacob Janes of Lindenwood and a 3-1 decision over Truman State's Alex Maus.

High School: Simon Kitzis finished off his stellar high school career with a state championship, the second of his career. He also won the state crown during his freshman season, while he finished second during both his sophomore and junior years. His team took top honors in state in each of his last three seasons. As a sophomore, Kitzis took first place in freestyle at the FILA Cadet Nationals, while he would go on to claim fifth at the Fargo Cadet Nationals in freestyle during his junior year.

Personal: Simon was born on April 22, 1992 in Boston, Mass., to parents Jack and Marina Kitzis. He has an older brother, Zack, who is 22. He chose Missouri over Maryland and Rutgers.

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