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Navy Crowned All-Academy Champion, Six Mids Win Individual Titles

Navy won six individual titles for just the third time since the inaugural championship in 1995.

• Neill in 2009-10 (Jr.): Produced a 24-16 record, including a 6-2 dual mark en route to receiving his first NCAA Tournament berth ... competed in eight tournaments, including the EIWA Championship where he placed sixth and the NCAA Championship ... opened the year at the Eastern Michigan Open where he did not place, however, followed up with a second-place showing at the Navy Classic ... dropped a 4-2 decision in sudden victory (2) against teammate Oscar Huntley ... also participated in the Nittany Lion Open, the Reno Tournament of Champions and the Southern Scuffle ... was particularly strong in the second half of the season, winning eight straight ... scored dual victories over foes from American, East Stroudsburg, North Carolina, NC State, Rutgers and Army ... in the midst of his eight-straight wins, he claimed the All-Academy Championship, defeating Merchant Marine Academy's Vince Renaut in the finals, 3-2 ... opened up the EIWA Championship with a major decision over American's Tanner Shaffer, but was narrowly defeated by Lehigh's Brandon Hatchett, seeded third and ranked 18th, in the second round, 3-2 ... also picked up wins over Harvard's Adam Hogue (9-1) and Rutgers' Greg Zannetti (10-3) at the EIWA Championship ... lost both matches at the NCAA Championship, including being clipped, 3-2, by Binghamton's Matt Kaylor in the opening round, but gained a great deal of experience ... tripled his win total from his first two years, coming into his junior year with eight wins.
• 2008-09 (So.): Turned in an 8-8 record while seeing action at 157, 165 and 174 pounds ... opened the year at the Eastern Michigan Open where he turned in a 4-2 record ... also compete at the Southern Scuffle (3-2) and Nittany Lion Open (0-1) ... earned his first dual victory by a 3-2 decision over North Carolina's Robert McCarthy ... nearly knocked off nationally-ranked Alex Caruso of Lehigh in a dual match, dropping a 2-1 tie breaker.
• 2007-08 (Fr.): Saw action in a pair of varsity matches ... dropped a decision to Maurice Cox of Eastern Michigan at the Eastern Michigan Open ... Findlay's Antonio Guerra posted a major decision over Neill at the Eastern Michigan Open.
• High School: A 2006 graduate of The Peddie School in Heightstown, N.J., Neill attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2006-07 academic year ... a four-year letterwinners for John Leonardis' wrestling program ... The Peddie School finished fourth at the 2004-05 prep nationals ... in 2003, Neill claimed the Prep State Championship ... finished third at the prep tournament in 2005 and second in 2006.
• Personal: Full name is Robert James Neill ... son of Bob and Kathy Neill... born May 6, 1987, in Pt. Pleasant, N.J. ... majoring in History ... his service assignment is Marine Corps Ground.

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