The Tigers had 13 Tigers place in two open tournaments over the weekend, eight of which are freshmen
Cody Johnston, Johnny Eblen, and Devin Mellon all won titles Sunday at the University of Central Missouri.
Johnston, Eblen, Mellon claim individual titles at weekend tournament.
The Missouri Tigers welcome in the No. 2 recruiting class in the nation after signing five new grapplers to join in 2013-14.
2013-14: In his first season as an attached wrestler for the Tigers, DeAngelo wrestled in six tournaments, placing in the top-four on four different occasions. In early November, he took third place at the Warren Williams/Daktronics Open, kicking off the day with a 17-0 technical fall followed by two major decisions. His only loss of the tournament was against Missouri's own Trevor Jauch. A month later, DeAngelo took another third-place finish at the Kaufman-Brand Open, again with his only loss coming against Mizzou's Jauch. On the day, he picked up five wins, with three of those victories coming by technical fall. Additionally, he took fourth at both the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open and Joe Parisi Open. For the season, DeAngelo finished with a record of 27-10, with 13 of his wins coming by major decision, technical fall, or pin. DeAngelo also had the fastest pin of the season for the Tigers, recording one at the 0:38 mark of the match.
2012-13: Tony DeAngelo went 14-8 for the Tigers in his redshirt season competing in four tournaments at 141 pounds. DeAngelo defeated Reginald Edwards 9-2 at the Joe Parisi open on November 17 for his first career win. Tony took seventh place at the Kaufman-Brand Open winning four six matches including notching his first career fall over Steven Bradtmueller of McKendree University. DeAngelo earned a fifth place finish at the Roger Denker Open. Tony finished his season by winning four matches in the Grand View Open.
High School: A four time All-American in high school, Tony DeAngelo captured three state titles in his four years at Southern Alamance. He won his first state championship as a freshman, taking first at 125 pounds and going 44-4 on the year. He matched that record during his sophomore and placed fourth at state at 130 pounds before going 52-2 as a junior at 140 pounds, earning his second state title. He capped off his career with a perfect 51-0 record at 138 pounds and another state championship. He finished his high school career with 191 wins to just 10 losses, while helping the Patriots to a runner-up team finish his senior season.
Personal: Born on September 10, 1993, Tony is the son of Randy and Mary DeAngelo. Tony was born in Orlando, Fla., and is one of six children. He has two sisters - Elizabeth and Julia - and three brothers - Joe, Jake and Rocco. His sister Elizabeth wrestled at the U.S. Olympic Education Center. Tony hopes to be an elementary P.E. teacher after college.
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