Michael Mannozzi

The Italian Stallion of USA Track & Field
Youngstown, OH Notre Dame College Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

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Michael Mannozzi

Born and raised in the Youngstown area of Ohio, Michael attended Boardman High School prior to Notre Dame College, where he earned a degree as a Mild to Moderate Intervention Specialist. While at Boardman, Michael was an award-winning wrestler before finding his talents in the Race Walk. In fact, he was a three-sport athlete, competing in football, wrestling, and track. Once arriving at Notre Dame College, he would go from walk-on to champion, and set a lot of "firsts" at the school, as the first…

About Michael

  • Coach: Marc Mundell (Olympian for South Africa)
  • Philanthropic involvement: veterans
  • Special skills: Inspiring others and transcending boundaries, footwear knowledge, goal setting, interpersonal skills
  • Hobbies: History, history of religions, and Olympic history. Learning different languages and about different cultures. Learning about nature and wildlife/ecosystems. Sports. Learning more about other people. 
  • Challenges I have overcome: Successfully coping with ADHD. Making meaning out of the death of loved ones, particularly a parent and sibling.
  • Favorite Food: Cavatelli and meatballs with tomato sauce
  • Favorite TV Show: Breaking Bad
  • Dream Vacation: Italy and the Philippines
  • Hidden Talent: I played the viola for 8 years, through middle school and high school
  • Favorite Place to Compete: Anywhere that is not too hot or too cold
  • Favorite Holiday: Easter
  • Warm Up Song: "Praise You"
  • I Most Enjoy Competing Against: the top athletes in the world
  • After Competition Indulgence: Milkshake with whipped cream
  • High School PR: 5:24 for the mile in trainers and yes, I have come a long way since then!
  • Spouse: Jemema Caratao
  • Children: Matthew James Mannozzi, born March 3, 2016 | Jason Mannozzi, born October 6, 2017

Team Michael:

2012 Millrose Games Susan Rudin 1 Mile Race Walk Championship

Michael J. Mannozzi "The Italian Stallion"

USA 5K Race Walk Championship from RUNNING Series

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