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Kyle Cerminara

Kyle Cerminara

Kyle Cerminara is an American wrestler, well known for the time he spent representing the University at Buffalo when he became the Buffalo Bulls' first All-American D1 athlete and the team's all-time winningest wrestler (137 wins). After his folkstyle career, Cerminara was praised for his performances in the freestyle wrestling circuit while also working as a coach for the Edinboro University and later the University of Pennsylvania.


Kyle Cerminara Wrestling


High School
- 1st Place NYSPHSAA Section VI Class AAA (1999, 2000, 2001)
- 1st Place NYSPHSAA 51th Section IV Championship (2001)
- 1st Place NYSPHSAA 50th Section IV Championship (2000)
- 1st Place NYSPHSAA 39th Intersectional Championship (2001)
- 1st Place 21st Annual Niagara Frontier Classic (2001)
- 1st Place 20th Annual Niagara Frontier Classic (2000)
- 1st Place Niagara Frontier League Championships (1997, 1999)
- 3rd Place NYSPHSAA 38th Intersectional Championship (2000)
- 5th Place NYSPHSAA Section VI Class AAA (1998)

- NCAA D1 All American (2004)
- 8th Place - NCAA D1 Championships (2004)

- 2nd Place Pan-American Championships (2009)
- 2nd Place US Open (2009)
- 3rd Place US Open (2008)
- 3rd Place Dave Schultz Memorial Championship
- 3rd Place Alexander Medved Golden Grand Prix

- 197 lbs (Collegiate)
- 74 kg (Senior)

Teams (Athlete):
- Lewiston-Porter (high-school)
- University at Buffalo (college)

Teams (Coach):
- Edinboro University
- University of Pennsylvania.



Kyle Cerminara Biography

Kyle Cerminara was born on July 8, 1983, in Lewiston, NY, where he attended the Lewiston-Porter Central School District - also known as "Lew-Port".

While at Lew-Port, Kyle became the most successful wrestler ever produced by the school's program. He was a first-team All-Niagara Frontier League selection in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades, and a New York state 189-pound champion as a senior. By the time his fruitful high-school wrestling days ended, Cerminara had set the school record for career wins at 171-1.

After graduating from Lew-Port, Cerminara went on to wrestle for the University at Buffalo, where he continued his record-setting ways, which led Kyle to set the record for a season (41) and career (137) wins while being the University's first Division 1 NCAA All-American awardee.

When he graduated from college, Kyle became a resident at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he was coached by the famous Terry Brands. During that period, ahead of the 2008 Olympic Games, Kyle competed all over the world while representing the US National Wrestling squad.

Kyle's time with Brands was spent with the intention of making his country's Olympic team for the 2008 Summer event. After placing 2nd in the US team Olympic trials, Kyle directed his attention towards coaching, taking an Assistant Coach position at the prestigious Edinboro University where he was praised for his work with NCAA Champion Jarrod King. In 2010, Kyle accepted a Head Assistant coaching position at The University of Pennsylvania.

Although continuously working in wrestling, Cerminara also ventured into mixed martial arts as a competitor, in cage-fighting's professional circuit where he conquered 3 wins in one year, before retiring undefeated in 2012.