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Michael Hayes
Player Profile:
Michael Hayes 1372476
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 149
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Stafford, Va.
High School: Colonial Forge

Career Record: 59-55, 80-71* (*including redshirt year)

2016-17: Qualified for the 2017 NCAA Championships at 149 lbs... Went 1-2 at NCAAs, earning a tech. fall victory over Lock Haven's Kyle Shoop... Placed fifth at the MAC Championships... Defeated three nationally-ranked foes during the season, including Oklahoma's then-No. 11 Davion Jeffries... Led the team with five tech. falls... Placed fourth at the Lock Haven Classic... Went 3-1 at Virginia Duals.

2015-16: Went 9-3 competing at 133 and 141... Recorded three major decisions and three tech. falls... Won six matches en route to a third-place finish at the NC State Wolfpack Open... Placed second at the National Collegiate Open... Made one start at 141 against American.

2014-15: Finished the season with a 15-23 overall record and a 4-14 dual mark … Recorded nine decisions, one major decision, one fall and three tech falls in season … Came in third place at the Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open … Started in all 18 duals at 133 pounds.

2013-14: Finished the season 12-14 and 4-6 in duals as a redshirt freshman … Competed at the 2014 MAC Championships and lost to NCAA Qualifier Joe Roth (CMU) … Placed 6th at the Wolfpack Open …

2012-13: Finished redshirt season 21-16 …  Led the team in tech falls, recording four on the year …  Was tied for second-most major decisions on the team with five …  Also recorded three falls …  Placed fourth at the Mat Town Open and took fifth at the Cleveland State Open.

Prep: Helped lead Colonial Forge to a Virginia State Championship in 2012 …  Three-time district and regional champion …  Placed three times at states … Placed at Beast of the East twice …  Posted a career high school record of 123-26 with 60 pins.

Off the Mat: Born October 27, 1993 …  Son of Richard and Margaret Hayes …  Has two sisters, Meagan and Josie …  Dad played baseball for the Naval Academy …  Majoring in business at ODU.

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