John Belanger
John Belanger

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Clifton Park, N.Y.

High School:
Shenendehowa

Weight:
149



2012-13: Posted a 12-10 overall record while finishing 5-3 in dual matches ... recorded a pair of major decision victories and one technical fall ... wrestled at 149 for the majority of the season before moving to 157 for his final three bouts ... placed third at the All-Academy Championships on Feb. 2 ... major decisions came in the Southern Scuffle against Duke (Jan. 1) and versus Brown (Jan. 27) ... competed at the EIWA Championships on March 8.

2011-12: Posted an 8-6 record with one pin and one technical fall, competing exclusively in tournaments ... began the season by going 4-2 with a pin at the East Stroudsburg Open ... registered identical 2-2 marks at the Body Bar Invitational and the Nittany Lion Open ... recorded first career technical fall at the Nittany Lion Open, earning a 17-0 decision versus Navy's Ben Hunter.

2010-11: Compiled a 10-8 record with one pin and three major decisions during his first season in the Black, Gold and Gray ... competed exclusively at tournaments as a plebe ... wrestled at 141 pounds throughout his rookie campaign ... won the individual title at the New York State Championships "B" flight after going 4-0 with a pair of major decisions ... also competed at the Clarion Open, East Stroudsburg Open, Southern Scuffle and Shorty Hitchcock Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time New York State placewinner while wrestling at Shenendehowa High School ... placed fourth as a junior and third as a senior ... named a Cadet Fargo All-American in 2007 after finishing sixth.

PERSONAL: John Gregory Belanger was born July 23, 1991 in Norfolk, Va. ... son of Greg Belanger and Diane Meys ... has one sister, Diana ... father is a JAG officer in the United States Navy ... hobbies include camping, fishing, waterskiing and surfing ... lists former Oklahoma State wrestler and two-time Olympic champion John Smith as his favorite athlete ... majoring in Systems Engineering.

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