O'Neill in 2008-09 (Jr.): Competed at the Eastern Michigan Open, the West Virginia Open and the Navy Classic ... earned at least one win at all three tournaments, including back-to-back falls at the Navy Classic.
2007-08 (So.): Opened the year at 141 pounds, but bulked up a weight class in early December ... won a pair of matches at the Nittany Lion Open, both big point gains ... pinned Pitt's Christian Fagan at 2:20 and produced a 12-0 major decision over Will O'Donnell of Lock Haven ... finished the year with a 2-4 record.
2006-07 (Fr.): Closed out his rookie season with a 6-7 record ... competed in four tournaments, including the Central New Jersey Open where he placed fifth ... won three of his five bouts at the Eastern Michigan Open, including a win by fall (3:23) against Central Michigan's Michael Holt ... also competed in the Navy Classic and the Nittany Lion Open.
High School: A 2005 graduate of Gaylord High School, O'Neill attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2005-06 academic year ... a four-year letterwinner in wrestling who also earned a letter in cross country ... led Gaylord to the 2004 state championship with a 61-1 record, while the `05 squad took the state title with a 52-2 record ... served as team captain three times and was named the team MVP twice ... twice named all-county and claimed the state championship on two occasions ... named an Academic All-American ... member of the Student Council and National Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Kyle Joseph O'Neill ... son of Bill and Debby O'Neill ... born July 14, 1987, in Iron Mountain, Mich. ... majoring in Economics ... named to the Commandant's List in the fall of `06 ... among the leaders in military order of merit ... his service assignment is Navy Pilot.