Career — all-American, placing seventh at 2006 NCAA Championships… four-time Big Ten placewinner (4th-2009, 3rd-2006, 3rd-2007, 5th-2005)… went 21-7 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena… started 74 dual matches.
2008-09 — placed fourth at Big Ten Championships to earn automatic bid to NCAA meet… posted a 27-7 collegiate record at 141 pounds, going 28-7 overall… his dual record of 20-2 included a 6-2 Big Ten dual mark… scored 79 team points in dual competition, which ranked fourth on the team… runner-up at Midlands Championships… his fastest pin of 28 seconds led the team… ranked third in dual wins (20) and fifth in dual winning percentage (.905)… won 16 of first 17 matches… pinned four opponents, posted four major decisions and two technical falls… five of his seven losses were by two points or less… letterwinner.
2007-08 — redshirted… posted a 6-1 record at 141 pounds while competing unattached… placed third at Midlands Championships, scoring two pins and two major decisions.
2006-07 — placed third at Big Ten Championships… posted a 26-10 overall record and 25-10 mark in collegiate matches… went 14-5 in duals and 6-2 in Big Ten duals… posted a 7-1 record at Carver-Hawkeye Arena… scored 57 team points in dual competition and recorded his fastest fall in 0:47 – both ranked second on the team… ranked third in collegiate winning percentage (.714) and falls (3), fourth in collegiate wins (25), dual wins (14) and major decisions (5), and fifth in dual winning percentage (.737)… placed second at Midlands Championships and third at Kaufman-Brand Open… letterwinner.
2005-06 — all-American, placing seventh at NCAA Championships at 141 pounds… placed third at Big Ten Championships… posted a 23-10 overall record, going 22-10 in collegiate competition… went 12-6 in dual matches, 6-2 in Big Ten duals and 4-2 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena… scored 41 team points in dual competition… runner-up at Kaufman-Brand Open… also competed at Midlands Championships… earned team Mike J. McGivern Most Courageous Wrestler and all-American awards… letterwinner.
2004-05 — placed fifth at Big Ten Championships at 141 pounds… compiled a 27-13 overall record, going 22-12 in collegiate competition… went 9-6 in dual matches, 4-4 in Big Ten duals and 4-3 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena… scored 35 team points in dual competition… recorded seven major decisions and two pins… won title at Kaufman-Brand Open and placed sixth at Midlands… earned coaches appreciation team award… letterwinner.
High School — undefeated in high school, compiling a 236-0 record… four-time state champion… coach was Travis Walls.
Personal — born July 12, 1985… son of Marino Tsirtsis and Dawn Tsirtsis.
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