Carlton Haselrig
Date of birth: (1966-01-22) January 22, 1966 (age 54)
Place of birth: Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Career information
Status: Retired
Position(s): Guard
College: Pitt–Johnstown
NFL Draft: 1989 / Round: 12 / Pick: 312
Drafted by: Pittsburgh Steelers
 As player:
Pittsburgh Steelers
New York Jets
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1992
Playing stats at

Template:Infobox amateur wrestler Carlton Haselrig (born January 22, 1966 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is a former heavyweight wrestler and NFL player. Haselrig wrestled for University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. He holds the distinction of being the only person to win six NCAA titles in wrestling, winning 3 times in Division II and 3 times in Division I, all six for Pitt–Johnstown.[1] Haselrig then moved on to professional football, where he play five seasons in the NFL. In 2008, he made his mixed martial arts debut in Atlantic City, New Jersey.


Haselrig won back-to-back PIAA Pennsylvania state high school championships in 1984 and 1985 despite not wrestling during the regular season due to Johnstown High's lack of a wrestling team.[2]

Haselrig won a junior world freestyle title in 1986, and a world junior Greco-Roman title in 1985 while competing for the United States.

While in college Haselrig would defeat future NCAA and Olympic champion Kurt Angle.[3] In 2009, he was inducted into Pitt–Johnstown's Athletics Hall of Fame.[4]


After a brief run wrestling on the international level, Haselrig turned his attention to pro football. Despite never having played football in college, in his third NFL season, Haselrig became a Pro Bowl offensive guard with the Pittsburgh Steelers.[5] After four years with the Steelers, Haselrig spent one season with the New York Jets before retiring from the NFL.

Mixed martial artsEdit

Haselrig made his Mixed Martial Arts debut on April 19, 2008 for Battle Cage Xtreme IV in Atlantic City against IFL veteran Shane Ott. He defeated Shane Ott by a technical knockout at 4:09 in the first round. Haselrig defeated Carlos Moreno on May 31, 2008 during the undercard of EliteXC's first-ever CBS telecast. He displayed his superior wrestling skills during the first round keeping Carlos on the mat. Carlos did not return to the ring for the second round.

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 3–2 United States Shawn Jordan TKO (punches) UCFC - Rumble on the Rivers 02009-06-27 27, 2009 1 N/A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 3–1 United States Chris Larkin TKO (punches) IWFC - Iron Will Fighting Championship 1 02009-05-06 6, 2009 1 3:18 Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss 2–1 United States Joe Abouata Submission (rear naked choke) BCX 5 - Battle Cage Xtreme 5 02008-07-12 12, 2008 2 4:10 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 2–0 United States Carlos Moreno TKO (strikes) EliteXC: Primetime 02008-05-31 31, 2008 1 5:00 Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win 1–0 United States Shane Ott TKO (strikes) Battle Cage Xtreme 4 02008-04-19 19, 2008 1 4:09 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States


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