Michael Petrella Picked Up a Pinfall Victory (Anna Habestro '22)
Michael Petrella

Michael Petrella

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    Bishop Hartley
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  • NCAA Division III 149-pound National Runner-Up
  • Earned All-American honors
  • All-Ohio Athletic Conference first-team selection
  • NCAA Division III National Tournament qualifier at 149 pounds
  • NCAA Division III Central Regional Champion at 149 pounds
  • Earned All-Central Region honors 
  • 149-pound champion at 35th John Summa Invitational
  • D3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Week on December 16
  • 149-pound champion at North Central (Ill.) College Invitational on December 11
  • 149-pound champion at BW Invitational on December 20
  • Led the team with 37 victories
  • Compiled a 37-3 record
  • Fifth on the team with 11 pinfalls
  • Recorded four major decisions and three technical falls
  • Tallied 49 takedowns, 45 escapes, 16 near falls and five reversals
  • Earned second varsity letter


  • National Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-American
  • Compiled a 2-1 record
  • Recorde five escapes, three takedowns, one fall and one major deicison
  • Earned first varsity letter

High School

  • Wrestled four years
  • Compiled a 167-29 career record in wrestling
  • Placed seventh at Ohio High School Athletic Association Wrestling Championships as sophomore and junior
  • Played one season of football
  • Ran one season of cross country
  • Ohio Athletic Association Sportsmanship Award recipient


  • Son of Paul ' 79 and Barbara Petrella
  • His father, Paul, was a football and wrestling two-time All-American, BW first-ever wrestling national champion in 1978 at 177 pounds  and is a 1990 Athletics Alumni Hall of Fame Inductee
This page was last updated on May 3, 2022