Matt Manley
Matt Manley

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Perry, Okla.

High School:
Perry

Weight:
133


03/22/2014

Mizzou's Houdashelt Takes Fifth at Nationals

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

03/22/2014

True Freshman Cox Crowned National Champion

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

03/21/2014

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

03/21/2014

Mizzou's Cox, Houdashelt Guaranteed All-American Honors

J'den Cox becomes the youngest Tiger in Mizzou Wrestling history to be an All-American

03/20/2014

Four Tigers Still Alive in Championship Bracket After First Session

Houdashelt, Cox and two freshmen won their opening bouts Thursday morning at the 2014 NCAAs

CAREER HONORS

• 2014 NCAA Nationals Qualifier (133-pounds)
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2013-14)

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.
PERRY HIGH SCHOOL (PERRY, OKLA.)

• 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.
PERSONAL

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