Matt Manley
Matt Manley

RS Sophomore

Perry, Okla.

High School:



Mizzou Wrestling Ranked Preseason No. 1 By MAC Coaches

Tigers earn 27 points, claiming top honors over second-place Old Dominion (18 points)


Eight Tigers Named To WIN's Preseason Rankings

Team comes in at No. 7 overall, while Cox, Houdashelt, and Waters receive highest individual recognition


Mizzou's Houdashelt Takes Fifth at Nationals

Drake Houdashelt is a two-time All-American in his three trips to the NCAAs


True Freshman Cox Crowned National Champion

J'den Cox becomes the youngest national champion in Mizzou Wrestling history


Mizzou's Cox Youngest in Program History to Qualify for Finals

J'den Cox is Mizzou's first finalist since 2010; will face Ohio State's Nick Heflin tomorrow evening


• 2014 NCAA Nationals Qualifier (133-pounds)

Manley Freshman
• 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.
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