Matt Manley
Matt  Manley

RS Sophomore

Perry, Okla.

High School:



Tigers Open New Year At 2015 Defense Soap & Flips Southern Scuffle

No. 5 Mizzou joins 10 programs ranked in the Top-25 this Thursday-Friday


Tigers Sweep Friday Set Of Duals At Mizzou Arena

Mizzou wins 23 matches on the day, including four against ranked opponents


Wrestling Wins A Wild One Over No. 7 Ohio State, 20-19

Final winning team point for Tigers came via Alan Waters TD in first match of the day


Tigers Claim 25-18 Road Victory Over No. 25 Ohio

Houdashelt and Lavallee each pick up wins over ranked opponents


Tigers Complete Four Dual Sweep At Northeast Duals

Mizzou outscores opponents 126-33 Saturday in Troy, N.Y.


• 2014 NCAA Championships Qualifier (133 pounds)

• Finished with a 10-4 overall record, including a 6-4 mark in dual competitions.
• Made 10 starts at 133 pounds this season, earning back-to-back seasons with double digit dual starts for Mizzou.
• Of his 10 wins this season, five resulted in bonus points (three Major Decisions, two Falls).
• Crowned 2014 Harold Nichols Cyclone Open 133 pound Champion.
• Went a perfect 4-0 at Cyclone Open, earning two major decisions and two decisions.
• Opened the season with an eight match winning streak, racking up five bonus points victories during that span.
• Tallied two pins this season with his fastest coming in 1:23 (Nov. 15, 2014 against Truman State's Ethan Retschler).

• In his second season with the Tigers, Manley competed in four tournaments for the Tigers as well as finding a place on the starting lineup at 133 pounds.
• Won five straight matches at the Warren Williams/Daktronics open to claim the title.
• Lost in the finals, 4-1, at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open for a second-place finish.
• His first career dual start and win occurred against Kagan Squire of Ohio, 1-0
• Finished in third place at the UNI Open, his only loss coming against Levi Wolfensperger of Northern Iowa.
• His first win over a ranked opponent was at the Southern Scuffle where he defeated No. 5 Ryan Mango (Stanford) 8-6 in sudden victory.
• Represented Missouri at 133 pounds at the 2014 MAC Championships. Manley finished in sixth place, narrowly missing a shot at automatic qualification to Nationals. Was given a wildcard bid, however, and was able to make his first appearance at Nationals.
• Went 1-2 in matches at Nationals, with his win coming against No. 16 Mack McGuire, evening out their season series against each other to 2-2.
FRESHMAN (2012-13)

• In his redshirt season on the team, Manley competed in three tournaments at 125 pounds.
• Finished in second place at the UCM Open after picking up his first five collegiate wins, including a tournament opener against Jeramy Griffen (Labette CC) by fall at 6:05.
• A fifth-place finish followed at the Joe Parisi Open where he also picked up another five wins.
• Another second-place finish occurred at the Roger Denker Open.
• Manley picked up 13 wins on the season, four of which came by either fall or major decision.

• Lettered in wrestling all four years of high school.
• Won state his sophomore, junior, and senior years at 103, 112, and 126 pounds, respectively.
• Finished third place at state his freshman season at 103 pounds.
• Accumulated a high school career record of 171-17, highlighted by an incredible 48-1 record as a senior.
• Thirteen of Manley's 17 losses came as a freshman.
• The Perry Maroons finished fourth at state all four years that Manley wrestled for them.
• One hundred of his 171 wins came via the fall.
• Was honored as an All-State Wrestler, Oklahoma 3A Wrestler of the Year, and was a Jim Thorpe Award Finalist.
• Academically, was part of the National Honor Society, as well as being a Junior Rotarian.
• Was awarded the Masonic Lodge Student of Today award in 2010.

• Matthew Manley was born to Brian and Abby Manley.
• Has three siblings - Crystal, Coy, and Steve.

Season Overall Duals (MAC) Tournament (MAC/NCAA) Major Dec. Fall Tech. Fall
2012-13 Redshirted
2013-14 24-16 5-6 (4-4) 19-10 (1-3/1-2) 2 2 0
2014-15 10-4 6-4 (1-2) 4-0 (0-0/0-0) 3 2 0
CAREER 34-20 11-10 (5-6) 23-10 (1-3/1-2) 5 4 0
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