ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN (July 18, 2022) – Cliff Keen Athletic announced it has entered into a marketing deal with 2022 U.S. Open Champ and internationally ranked Cliff Keen Wrestling Club (CKWC) Wrestler, Alec Pantaleo.
Pantaleo was a 3-time NCAA All-American and 2018 Big Ten champ from the University of Michigan and joins team Cliff Keen after an impressive couple of years on the international scene. Pantaleo came on the Freestyle radar early, earning a Team USA Junior World Freestyle Team berth in 2016. He was also a Team USA U23 World Freestyle Team member in 2019.
Last year, Alec won several Gold medals, including the prestigious Pan-Am’s in Guatemala City and the Poland Open. He finished the 2021 campaign ranked No. 1 in the world at 70 kg, by United World Wrestling (UWW).
“We are very excited to have Alec on Team Cliff Keen,” said Tom Keen, President of Cliff Keen Athletic. “He is an absolute warrior on the mats, and a class act off them. He personifies what we’re all about and is a great role model for other wrestlers. His accomplishments the past couple of years have been impressive. We are very proud of Alec, and I have always been impressed with his character and the way he conducts himself. I think the sky’s the limit for Alec and we will be excited to watch him continue to pursue his goals.”
Pantaleo will continue to train in Freestyle with the Ann Arbor-based Cliff Keen Wrestling Club. He will be a prominent fixture in Cliff Keen’s future brand marketing and advertising to the Wrestling market.
“It’s very rare in life that you find things that resonate with your personal philosophies on success in life,” Pantaleo said. “Cliff Keen is the epitome of that. I’m excited to push the limits, and represent a brand that sets a high standard of success both on and off the mat.”
A long-time supporter of Amateur Wrestling of all disciplines, Cliff Keen Athletic is the World’s leader in Wrestling uniforms, equipment, and training apparel. Cliff Keen Athletic was also a scholarship provider for the 2022 NSGA Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit.