As a Freshman (2016-17): Won 12 matches at 174 pounds during first collegiate season while serving redshirt year…pinned five opponents…won first career match by fall, pinning Chance Mariotti (Shorter) in 3:00 at Southeast Open (11/6)…won twice at the Bearcat Open, including a pin (11/13)…won three matches at the Mat Town Open, including a fall over Buffalo’s Cameron Caldarelli (11/27)…won opening round match at F&M Open by fall over Henry Kamornik (Binghamton) in 1:18 (1/7)…won in sudden victory over Anthony Vetrano (Bloomsburg), 7-7 at Shorty Hitchcock Open (1/14)…pinned two opponents at Messiah Open while winning three matches in total (2/4)…beat Blake Sutherland (Old Dominion) at National Collegiate Open (2/26).
Before Maryland: NJ state place winner (7th)...three-time NHSCA All-American (4th, 3rd, 6th)...four-time District 11 Champion...two-time Region 3 Champion...three-time All-Union County Interscholastic Athletic Conference)...92-24 overall record before starting senior campaign...also played football finishing with 263 career tackles and 12.5 sacks...football team won 2015 state title.
Personal: Son of Scott and Tina Cappello...has a younger brother Anthony...lists sports hero as Luke Kuechly...chose Maryland for the academics and athletics...pregame meal is a roast beef sandwich...advice to youngsters is to always work hard...majoring in letters and sciences.
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