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Press Release announcing the signing of Myles Amine

September 16, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cliff Keen Athletic announced today that it has entered into an NIL marketing deal with Tokyo Olympic Bronze Medalist and current University of Michigan Wrestler, Myles Amine.

Amine, a 4-time NCAA All American, joins team Cliff Keen after an amazing year on the mats. After claiming third at this year’s NCAA tournament, Myles traveled to Japan to compete for San Marino in the Summer Games. Amine showed incredible resiliency, earning himself a Bronze medal--The first medalist in San Marino’s wrestling history, and the first ever Freestyle medalist in UM Wrestling history. Myles is also a Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten, and a CoSIDA Academic All- American.

“We are extremely excited to have Myles on Team Cliff Keen! He is a warrior plain and simple. He works hard on and off the mat and is a great role model for other wrestlers. His recent accomplishment as an Olympic medalist is tremendous, but only scratches the surface. We are very proud of Myles, and I have always been impressed with his character and dedication to academics as well. We are excited to watch him continue to pursue his goals and we will always be in his corner.” said Tom Keen, President of Cliff Keen Athletic.

Myles will exercise his final year of eligibility at Michigan, and will continue to train in Freestyle with the Cliff Keen Wrestling Club. He will be a prominent fixture in Cliff Keen’s brand marketing and advertising to the Wrestling market. “I am beyond excited to announce my partnership with Cliff Keen Athletic,” said Amine. “This one is extra special to me because I grew up wearing Cliff Keen apparel and have a tremendous amount of respect for the brand and what it stands for.”

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.

Myles Amine’s bio and wrestling accomplishments are listed below, courtesy of University of Michigan Athletics:

Graduate Student (2020-21)

• CoSIDA Academic All-American (at large, second team)
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar; Academic All-Big Ten; NWCA All-Academic Team
• NCAA All-American, 197 pounds
• Claimed third place at the NCAA Championships (March 18-20) with a 5-1 record
• Captured the Big Ten 197-pound title with a 3-0 mark
• Posted a 3-0 dual-meet record after missing the first half of the season with injury 
Fifth-Year Senior (2019-20)
• Olympic Redshirt
• Qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games with a fifth-place finish at 86kg/189 pounds at the UWW World Championships (Sept. 22)
• Ranked fourth in the world through the first two UWW Ranking Series events
• Claimed 86kg silver at the European Championships (Feb. 15-16)
Senior/Junior (2018-19)
• Academic All-Big Ten; NWCA All-Academic Team
• U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award
• NCAA All-American, 174 pounds
• Claimed third place at the NCAA Championships (March 21-23) with a 5-1 record
• Runner-up at the Big Ten Championships (March 9-10) with a 3-1 record
• Captured the 174-pound crown at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitation (Nov. 30–Dec.1) with a 6-0 record
Junior/Sophomore (2017-18)
• Academic All-Big Ten; NWCA All-Academic Team
• U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award
• NCAA All-American, 174 pounds
• Claimed third place at the NCAA Championships (March 15-17) with a 5-1 record
• Runner-up at the Big Ten Championships (March 3-4) with a 3-1 record
• Claimed third place at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 1-2) with a 6-1 record • Captured the 174-pound title at the Michigan State Open (Nov. 5) with a 3-0 record 
Sophomore/Freshman (2016-17)
• Academic All-Big Ten; NWCA All-Academic Team
• U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award
• NCAA All-American, 174 pounds
• Claimed fourth place at the NCAA Championships (March 17-19) with a 5-2 record
• Placed third at the Big Ten Championships (March 4-5) with a 4-1 record
• Posted a 12-3 dual-meet record, including a 6-2 mark in Big Ten duals
• Earned bonus points in 17 of 32 wins

MYLES AMINE:
Current World Ranking: 
No. 3 at 86 kg (Freestyle)/189 lbs.

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• Claimed third place at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 2-3) with a 6-1 record • Captured the 174-pound title at the season-opening EMU Open (Nov. 5) with a 5-0 record
Freshman (2015-16)

• U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award
• Redshirted season; competed unattached in three open tournaments
• Posted a 5-1 record en route to third place at 174 pounds at the Edinboro Open
• Took runner-up honors at 174 pounds at the Alma Open (Jan. 23) with a 3-1 record
• Captured the 165-pound title at the Cleveland State Open (Dec. 12) with a 5-0 record; 
Prep
• Graduated from Detroit Catholic Central High School (2015)
• Captured back-to-back Michigan state titles, winning at 160 pounds (2015) and 140 pounds (2014); three-time state placewinner, also claiming third place at 130 pounds (2013)
• Career prep record of 163-16, including a 51-0 senior season
• NHSCA Senior National Champion at 152 pounds (2015)
• Took third place at FloNationals (152 pounds, 2014)
• Claimed Fargo All-America honors with a seventh-place finish in junior freestyle (2014) • Cadet Pan-American Silver Medalist at 63kg (2013); placed third at FILA Cadet Nationals (2013)
• Oakland County All-County team (2013); Oakland County Champion (2012)
• National Honor Society; four-year Gabriel Richard Award winner (3.6 GPA and above) 
Personal
• Enrolled in the Rackham Graduate School, pursuing a master's degree in sport management
• Earned a bachelor's degree in business administration in spring 2020
• Son of Mike and Marcy Amine
• Father was an NCAA finalist and four-year letterwinner at Michigan (1986-89) and uncle, Sam, also wrestled at Michigan (1988-90)
• Brother, Malik, and cousin, Jordan, are currently on the Michigan wrestling team
• Also has a sister, Marissa