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Northwestern wrestling is surging. In the most recent campaign, the Wildcats sent five wrestlers to the NCAA Championships and secured an All-American in the process. Leaning in to the challenge of competing in the toughest wrestling conference in the nation, Northwestern set dual records in 2017-18, thanks to the leadership of Matt Storniolo and his assistant coaches, who combined for 13 All-American honors in their collegiate wrestling career.


“Thank you for your support of our exceptional student-athletes. Your contribution has a significant impact on the experience of our young men throughout their time at Northwestern and beyond.”

Matt Storniolo, Head Coach


    The impact of your annual support:

  • An Elite Training Environment: We are constantly striving to enhance our environment for training. We continue to push our athletes to become NCAA Champions as well as World and Olympic team members.

  • Enhancement of the Coaching Staff: Our coaching staff works hard to put a winning program on and off the mat. Your support will ensure that the staff can effectively expand our ever-changing collegiate and international wrestling environment.

  • Team Travel: As collegiate and international competitors, our athletes travel all over the country and the world in order to see the best competition. This allows us to be battle-tested before the Big Ten Championships and NCAA Championships, as well as the World and Olympic Trials

    Season Highlights from 2018-19:

  • Five qualifiers for the NCAA Championships for a second-consecutive year.

  • All-American American nods for Ryan Deakin, the first of his career, and Sebastian Rivera, his second in as many years. Marked the sixth time in the last nine years that Northwestern has picked up multiple All-America honors./p>

  • Earned 11 Academic All-Big Ten selections.

  • Secured three top-25 victories during the 2018-19 campaign, including wins over No. 10 Virginia Tech and at No. 11 Wisconsin.

  • Rivera earned Northwestern’s 42nd individual Big Ten Championship winning the 125 lb weight class with a dramatic overtime victory, marked the first conference title for a Wildcat wrestler since 2015.

Questions about supporting Northwestern Wrestling?

Please contact Alicia Torimoto McLeod at or (847) 467-4794.