Johnny Sebastian’s college wrestling career is over.
The Northwestern redshirt senior 174-pounder announced on Instagram that he will be undergoing two more shoulder surgeries, which will end his college wrestling career at Northwestern.
“I want to start off by saying thank you to my friends and family who continue to support me, both on and off the mat,” Sebastian wrote. “Unfortunately, my season has been cut short. Tomorrow morning I will undergo the first of two more shoulder surgeries. Thank you to Northwestern & the @nuwrestle coaching staff for giving me the opportunity to compete amongst the nation’s best while also receiving a top-notch education. I will graduate this June with a master’s degree from @kelloggschool and I look forward to what the future holds.”
Sebastian finishes his career as a two-time NCAA qualifier. Last season, Sebastian placed fourth at the Big Ten Championships and followed it up with a 2-2 record at the NCAA Championships. He posted a 6-7 record this season, with a victory in his most recent match against Illinois on Feb. 15. Sebastian compiled a career record of 53-27. He was Academic All-Big Ten, as well as a member of the NWCA All-Academic Team.
Prior to his college career, Sebastian was a three-time state New Jersey state champion at Bergen Catholic. He was ranked as the nation’s No. 14 senior recruit by InterMat.