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  Michael Sojka
Michael Sojka

Player Profile
RS Freshman

Winnebago, IL

High School:



Eight Wresters Earn Pac-12 All-Academic Honors

Kyle Meyer and Michael Sojka were named to the First Team


Bret Baumbach Wins First Pac-12 Title

The Cardinal finished fifth overall at the championships


Mariah Stackhouse Named Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week

Freshman Mariah Stackhouse has been named the Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Feb. 11-17


Wrestling Falls to Central Michigan, 30-3

Michael Sojka picked up the lone win for the Cardinal


Four Cardinal Pick Up Wins at CSU Bakersfield

Junior Bret Baumbach registered his 20th win of the year


Stanford vs. Michigan - Nov. 18, 2012

Stanford vs. Michigan - Nov. 18, 2012. Photos by Bob Drebin

Sojka's Career Match-by-Match

2012-13 Season (Redshirt Freshman): Team's starter at 197 pounds ... compiled a 17-16 record and was 10-11 in duals ... placed second at the Roadrunner Open in Fresno, Calif. ... finished fourth at the Pac-12 Championships in Tempe, Ariz. ... had three separate three match win streaks throughout the season ... defeated Frankie Hurtado of CSU Bakersfield at the Pac-12 conference tournament ... recorded a fall in 4:45 against Logan Winterton of Menlo College in a dual match ... defeated Devon Bradley of American by 17-2 major decision.

2011-12 Season (Freshman):Redshirted his first season on The Farm ... wrestled unattached in four tournament finishing with a 6-7 overall record at 197 pounds ... went 1-2 at the Roadrunner Open, 0-2 at the Reno Tournament of Champions, 1-2 at Midlands and placed third at the California Collegiate Open (4-1).

High School: A 2011 graduate of Winnebago High School in Winnebago, Ill. ... lettered four times in wrestling, three times in football, and twice in track ... captained the wrestling team for three years and the football team during his senior year ... football team made it to the state playoffs three times in 2007, 2009, and 2010 ... track team went to the state playoffs three times in 2008 (third), 2009 (second), and 2010 ... a four-time all-conference and all-state wrestler ... two-time state champion ... a 2011 All-American ... holds school wrestling records in wins, pins, and most take downs in a season.

Personal: Son of Martin and Brenda Sojka ... his father was an offensive lineman for Central College ... his mother was on the national championship track team for Central College ... has two older sisters, Nicole and Jen, and one older brother, Marcus ... contemplating a profession as a doctor, politician, or engineer ... enjoys fishing, hunting, and hanging out with friends ... was a class president, class officer, Wyse team member, and four-year member of the band during high school ... full name is Michael Joseph Sojka.

Sojka's Year-by-Year Statistics

Year Record Dual Record Falls Tech. Falls
2011-12 Redshirted
2012-13 17-16 10-11 1 2
Career Totals 17-16 10-11 1 2