Fans can get their first look at the seventh-ranked Tigers as nearly 20 duals will be contested.
2012-13: Matthew Lemanowicz started his Tigers career with a 23-10 redshirt season competing at 157 pounds in five tournaments, placing in all five. Lemanowicz won four matches and finished in fifth place at the UCM Open. Matthew registered his first career fall over Joseph Barber of Lindenwood-Belleville as one of seven wins en route to a fifth place finish at the Joe Parisi Open. Lemanowicz won five matches and finished in third place at the Roger Denker Open. He concluded his season with five wins and a fifth place finish at the Grand View Open.
High School: Lemanowicz earned two top-five finishes at Lee's Summit West High School and helped lead the team to a fifth place result during his junior season. His junior year, Lemanowicz competed at 140 pounds and took third in state while finishing with a 49-4 record. As a senior, wrestling at 152 pounds, he went 52-2 and took fifth at state. He wrapped up his career with a 152-33 record. In 2012, Lemanowicz also took first at state in both Freestyle and Greco. Along with wrestling, he played two years of football while at Lee's Summit West. He was a three-time All-Conference selection, a two-time All-State honoree and the District Wrestler of the Year. Academically, Lemanowicz was an Academic All-American, two-time Academic All-State, a member of the National Honor Society and was on the Principal's Honor Roll all four years.
Personal: Matthew was born to Jack and Georgeanne Lemanowicz in Toledo, Ohio, on Feb. 1, 1994. His father, Jack, attended The Ohio State University, while his mother, Georgeanne, attended Ohio Northern University. Both parents work in thepharmaceutical industry. Matthew has an older brother, Daniel. He is planning on majoring in mathematics and chose Mizzou over Ohio State and Rutgers.