Usztics in 2006-07: The Wrestling Report lists Usztics 12th in its preseason Atlantic Region rankings at 125 pounds.
2005-06: Usztics won his first four bouts of the season en route to a 16-13 record as a junior ... turned in an 8-5 dual-meet record ... recorded a 1-2 record at the EIWA Championship ... posted a technical fall over Franklin & Marshall's Doug Ritchey in the consolation round before bowing to American's Matt Markel in heartbreaking fashion, 6-5 ... won the All-Academy Tournament be defeating Army's William Simpson in the championship match, 6-4 ... placed fourth at the Navy Classic that featured a pin 3:56 into the match over West Virginia's Scott Stuart ... posted a 2-1 record at the Lone Star Duals, defeating Purdue's Brandon Tucker, 6-4, and pinning Talon Vickers of Utah Valley State ... pinned five opponents over the course of the season, including Norwich's Pat Howard in Usztics' opening-round matchup at the All-Academy Tournament ... pinning him just 1:35 into the match, it marked Usztics' fastest pin of his career ... three of his last four losses were by a combined four points.
2004-05: Produced an 18-14 overall record as a sophomore, including a 4-2 dual meet mark ... placed second at the All-Academy Championship, falling to NCAA-qualifier Brandon Strong of Air Force in the finals ... won in the first round by technical fall and then defeated Army's Travis Featherstone in the semifinals ... claimed an N-Star by defeating Featherstone, 11-4, in the N-Star match ... recorded three straight falls in the McDaniel Duals on Nov. 13 ... won six of his last nine matches, including four by either technical fall or fall ... defeated Princeton's Audrey Pang in the consolation round of the EIWA Tournament by fall (1:52).
2003-04: Wrestled at 125 and 133 pounds and posted 14-10 in his freshman campaign, including a 1-1 mark in duals ... moved up to 133 pounds in January, but moved back down to 125 in his final bout ... secured two wins over EIWA opponents ... pinned Mike Perrson (Pennsylvania) to claim third place at 125 pounds in the freshman/sophomore division at the Central New Jersey Open ... finished fifth at the Penn State Open at 125 pounds ... secured a fourth-place finish at the All-Academy Championships at 133 pounds ... posted a 6-2 decision over Franklin & Marshall's Trent Dixon to wrap up the regular season.
High School: A 2002 graduate of Central Dauphin East, Usztics served as the wrestling team captain during his senior campaign ... was a 2002 Junior National All-American ... won the Pennsylvania State championship ... wrestled for one season at Blair Academy and helped the squad to a No. 1 national ranking ... member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Alexander Arvid Usztics ... son of John and Donna Usztics ... born April 17, 1984, in Harrisburg, Pa. ... majoring in general science ... brother, Ivan, wrestled at Bloomsburg.