Matt Valenti

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Matt Valenti (born April 12, 1984, Newton, New Jersey) is a two-time NCAA Division I national champion wrestler from the University of Pennsylvania. He won the 133 pound weight class at the NCAA tournament in both 2006 and 2007 and finished in 5th place in 2004 at 125 pounds. He is currently an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania.[1]


Matt currently holds Penn's career win record with 137 collegiate victories. He was a three-time EIWA champion, a four-time NCAA qualifier, and three-time first team All-Ivy selection. He was celebrated twice as EIWA Wrestler of the Year and was the Ivy League Wrestler of the Year in 2007.[2][3]

Matt was recruited and brought to Penn by former coach Roger Reina, but was coached to both national titles by former coach, Zeke Jones.

Valenti, a Stillwater Township, New Jersey native, attended Kittatinny Regional High School where he was a two-time New Jersey state champion. He also earned a Junior National title in freestyle his senior year.