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Justin Accordino
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 157
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Wilkes-Barre, PA
High School: Coughlin
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ALL-AMERICAN

2012 NCAA All-American at 149, placing sixth...Two-time NCAA qualifier...Sixth year on the Pride roster...Granted extra years of eligibility by the NCAA due to two years of injuries...Enters the 2012-13 season ranked eighth in the country by InterMat and second in the Colonial Athletic Association in their preseason polls.

2011-12: NCAA All-American at 149 pounds by placing sixth...Posted a 3-3 mark at the national championships...Won his first three matches defeating the #12 and #5 seeded wrestlers...Posted a career-best 26-14 record including a 12-3 mark in duals and a 5-1 record in CAA duals...Was 24-12 at 149 and 2-2 at 157... CAA runner-up and NCAA qualifier...Led the team in wins by pin with five and was third in major decisions with six and team dual points with 45...Was defeated by Binghamton's Donnie Vinson, 12-3, in the CAA championship match...Placed eighth at the Cliff Keen-Las Vegas Invitational with a 4-3 record... Was expected to move up to 157 pounds but remained at 149 after a preseason injury to 2011 NCAA qualifier Vince Varela.

2010-11: Posted a 9-6 record at 149 pounds before suffering a season-ending knee injury at the Southern Scuffle...Was 4-2 in dual matches...Recorded three wins by pin and one major decision...Posted a 5-1 victory over Edinboro's fifth-ranked Torsten Gillespie...Placed eighth at the Cliff Keen-Las Vegas Invitational with a 4-3 record...Entered the 2010-11 season ranked second in the CAA preseason poll at 149 pounds and 13th in the nation by Division I College Wrestling...CAA Commissioner's Acdemic Award recipient.


2009-10: Wrestled in one dual match before suffering a season-ending knee injury at the North Carolina State Open...Posted a 3-1 record including a 3-0 mark at NC State.


2008-09: NCAA qualifier at 141 pounds in 2009...Ranked 16th by Division I College Wrestling, 17th by W.I.N. and 18th by the Wrestling Report in their preseason polls...Ranked third at 149 pounds in the CAA preseason poll...Was not seeded in the NCAA Championships but posted a 2-2 record and advanced to the fifth round of wrestlebacks...Posted a 25-13 record on the season, including an 11-4 mark in duals and a 5-1 slate in CAA matches...Second on the team with 11 pins and third with six major decisions...Placed third in the CAA Championships...Tallied three pins in 40 seconds or less including a 25 second fall against Adam Haas from Kent State in the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Open...Placed fourth in both the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic and the Missouri Open...Had a season-best seven-match winning streak in February...Entered the 2008-09 season as the fourth-ranked wrestler in the CAA at 141 pounds.


2007-08: Red-shirted as a true freshman...Posted a 13-8 record in tournament action...Recorded four victories by fall, one tech fall and five major decisions on the year...Tallied a 5-3 mark with two victories by fall at the Binghamton Open...Posted a pin in 47 seconds against Luke Chonay of Bucknell in Binghamton...Recorded a 2-1 mark in the East Stroudsburg Open with one tech fall...Was 4-2 with one fall at the Nittany Lion Open...Posted a 2-2 record with one fall victory at the Southern Scuffle.


High School: Lettered in wrestling and cross country at Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania...Helped wrestling team to district and league championships...Earned High School All-America accolades...Placed third at the state championships...Junior National Champion...Earned Junior National All-America honors in Greco-Roman and freestyle...Placed third at the Senior Nationals.


Personal: Born September 17, 1987...Has three brothers and two sisters...Brother, Ryan Kittrick, wrestled at George Mason (2003-07)...Started wrestling at age 4...Also recruited by Drexel, Old Dominion and Pittsburgh...Plans to pursue a career in education...Earned a bachelors degree in fine arts and is working on a masters degree in fine arts education.


Year        Overall    CAA     Duals    Falls    T-Falls

2007-08    13-8    0-0    0-0    4-3    1-0
2008-09    25-13    5-1    11-4    11-1    1-0
2009-10 (RS)    3-1    0-0    0-1    1-0    0-0
2010-11    9-6    0-0    4-2    3-0    0-0
2011-12    26-14    5-1    12-3    5-3    2-0
Career     76-42    10-2    27-10    24-7    4-0


 

 

 

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