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Navy's Road to St. Louis: 2015 NCAA Wrestling Championship

The last time a Navy wrestler garnered All-America honors was in 2011.


Walsh and Bernstein Crowned EIWA Champions

The last time Navy put two wrestlers atop the podium was in 2009.


Mids Play Host to American Friday Evening

Senior team captain Peyton Walsh is one win shy of becoming the 31st different wrestler in school history to reach 30 wins in a season.


The Road to the 84th NCAA Wrestling Championship

Navy placed 49th at last year's championship with six wrestlers competing.


Navy-Lehigh Wrestling 2009-10

Navy-Lehigh Wrestling 2009-10

• DeMichiel in 2009-10 (Jr.): Enjoying a terrific junior season when it was abruptly cut short after breaking his leg in his match against North Carolina's Thomas Ferguson ... finished the year with 15-12 overall mark, including a 3-2 dual record at 174 pounds ... participated in five tournaments, including the Nittany Lion Open where he placed sixth with a 5-2 record ... finished fourth at the Navy Classic ... also competed at the Eastern Michigan Open, the Reno Tournament of Champions and the Southern Scuffle ... had won six of his last eight matches heading into the North Carolina match that ended his season ... earned dual wins over American's Phillip Barreiro, East Stroudsburg's Ken Monarque and Maryland's Owen Smith ... earned his 50th-career win in a tie-breaker over Drexel's Shawn Fausey at the Nittany Lion Open.
• 2008-09 (So.): One of the most improved wrestlers from his freshman to sophomore year, DeMichiel was Navy's top 165-pounder ... joined Navy's elite 30-win club by posting a 31-17 record, including a 7-7 mark in dual action ... placed among the top five in five of the seven tournaments in which he wrestled, including a fifth-place finish at the EIWA Championship ... defeated Rider's Jason Lapham by way of major decision to finish third at the Nittany Lion Open and also finished third at the All-Academy Championship thanks to a 5-1 decision over Derek Sickel of The Citadel ... also placed at the Navy Classic and the Eastern Michigan Open ... defeated Penn's Zack Shanaman, 3-2, in the Mids' dual against the Quakers at the Virginia Duals to earn his first win over a ranked wrestler ... earned a 5-3 win over Brian Rowan to lead the Midshipmen to their ninth-straight victory over arch rival Army.
• 2007-08 (Fr.): Saw a fair amount of action in his rookie season, posting a 14-9 record ... opened the year with wins in seven of his first nine matches ... earned his first collegiate win with a 2-0 decision over Corey Beall of McDaniel College at the Navy Classic ... placed second at the Nittany Lion Open, dropping his only match to Quentin Wright who wrestled unattached ... among his four wins at the Open were a 10-2 major decision over Kutztown's Andrew Osborne and a pin against Virginia's Danny Artusio ... also competed at the Reno Tournament of Champions (2-2) and the Southern Scuffle (3-2) ... turned in a 2-3 dual record ... turned away Columbia's Joe Kushnerick at the Lone Star Duals, 4-1 and won an impressive match against Wisconsin's Dan Clum with a pin at 3:44.

• High School: A 2007 graduate of Whitesboro High School in Marcy, N.Y., DeMichiel was a three-sport standout where he lettered in wrestling (6), football (2) and track (1) ... placed third at the 2006 and `07 New York State Wrestling Championship ... was the Tri-Valley League champion in 2005 and `06 ... won the 2005, `06 and `07 Section III individual titles ... led Whitesboro to the 2005 Section III Football title with an 8-3 record ... in 2006 the football team claimed the National League crown with an 8-2 record.
• Personal: Son of John and Mary DeMichiel... brother, Chris, wrestled (2002-04) at Oswego State ... majoring in Economics ... his service assignment is Surface Warfare.

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