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Will Lewan – Wrestling – University of Michigan Athletics

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Will Lewan – Wrestling – University of Michigan Athletics

Senior/Junior (2021-22)
• Academic All-Big Ten; NWCA All-Academic Team
• NCAA All-American, 157 pounds
• Claimed fifth place at the NCAA Championships (March 17-19) with a 4-2 record
• Earned a 4-2 SV decision over Arizona State’s #3 Jacori Teemer in the NCAA fifth-place match; also earned overtime wins against Missouri’s #25 Jarrett Jacques (4-2 SV2) and Iowa’s #9 Kaleb Young (3-1 SV) in the opening two rounds
• Finished second at the Big Ten Championships (March 5-6) with a 3-1 record; fell to Northwestern’s #2 Ryan Deakin, 7-2, in the final
• Earned a 3-1 SV decision over Penn State’s #13 Brady Berge in the Big Ten semifinals; also defeated Michigan State’s #16 Chase Saldate, 3-1, in the quarterfinals
• Posted a 10-2 dual-meet record, including a 7-1 mark in Big Ten duals
• Earned ranked dual wins over Pittsburgh’s #21 Elijah Cleary (3-1, Jan. 9), Nebraska’s #5 Peyton Robb (3-1 SV, Feb. 4) and Michigan State’s #17 Chase Saldate (3-2, Feb. 13) • Took fourth place at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 3-4) with a 4-2 mark

Junior/Sophomore (2020-21)
• Academic All-Big Ten
• UM Athletic Academic Achievement Award
• NCAA Qualifier, 157 pounds
• Posted a 2-2 record at the NCAA Championships (March 18-20)
• Finished eighth at the Big Ten Championships (March 6-7) with a 2-1 record; withdrew from the consolation bracket due to injury
• Posted a 5-1 dual record
• Used 44 seconds of riding time in the second tiebreaker to defeat Ohio State’s Elijah Cleary, 3-3, and clinch UM’s dual win against OSU in the final bout (Feb. 12)
• Earned a 7-2 decision against Michigan State’s Chase Saldate in the dual final (Feb. 19)
• Opened the season with an 11-5 decision against Rutgers’ Robert Kanniard (Jan. 8)

Sophomore/Freshman (2019-20)
• NWCA Second Team All-American (157 pounds)
• NCAA Qualifier; the NCAA Championships were canceled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic
• Claimed fifth place at the Big Ten Championships (March 7-8) with a 3-2 record
• Posted a 10-3 dual-meet record, including a 7-2 mark in Big Ten duals
• Overcame an initial deficit to beat Nebraska’s No. 19 Peyton Robb, 4-3, on a late takedown (Feb. 14)
• Also rallied to a 5-3 win against Rutgers’ Mike Van Brill at Madison Square Garden (Feb. 1)
• Defeated Michigan State’s Jake Tucker, 3-1, in sudden victory in the Big Ten opener (Jan. 10)
• Captured the 157-pound title at the Black Knight Invite (Nov. 17) with a 3-0 record; defeated Army’s Luke Weiland, 5-2, in the championship match
• Took third place at the Michigan State Open (Nov. 2) with a 5-1 record
Earned two top-10 wins at the MSU Open, defeating Pitt’s No. 5 Taleb Rahmani, 3-2, and Oklahoma’s No. 10 Justin Thomas, 3-3, on riding time

Freshman (2018-19)
• Redshirted season; competed unattached in three open tournaments
• Captured the 157-pound title at the Michigan State Open (Nov. 3) with a 4-0 record; defeated teammate Alec Pantaleo, 10-8 SV, in the final
• Posted a 4-1 record en route to third place at the Ohio Intercollegiate Open (Nov. 11)
• Also competed at the Midlands Championships (Dec. 29-30)
• Defeated Northwestern’s Erich Byelick, 6-3, for first collegiate win at the MSU Open

Prep
• Graduated from Montini Catholic High School (2018)
• Captured an Illinois state title at 145 pounds as a junior (2017); four-time state placewinner, taking second as a senior (2018), third as a sophomore (2016) and fourth as a freshman (2015)
• Posted a 147-23 career prep record
• Claimed the 69kg/152-pound freestyle title at the 2017 UWW Cadet World Championships
• Swept the freestyle and Greco-Roman titles at the 2017 Cadet World Team Trials
• Captured the 152-pound freestyle title at the 2017 Junior Nationals; five-time Fargo All-American
• Ranked as the No. 28 overall recruit by FloWrestling and No. 5-ranked 152-pound wrestler
• National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, High Honor Roll

Personnel
• Enrolled in the College of Engineering, majoring in environmental engineering
• Born on March 7, 2000
• Son of Bill and Jodi Lewan
• Has two younger siblings, Jack and MaryKate






Year Overall Dual Tourney Falls TF MD Big Ten NCAA
2018-19 (RS) 9-2 0-0 9-2 1 0 1
2019-20 21-7 10-3 11-4 2 1 0 5 th
2020-21 9-4 5-1 4-3 0 1 0 8 th dnp
2021-22 21-7 10-2 11-5 0 0 3 2nd 5 th
Totals 60-20 25-6 35-14 3 2 4


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