Pokes compete in first action of the season at Northwest Open
High School: One of the top recruits in the state of Idaho, Giulio joins the Cowboys after a dominant prep career for Class 3A American Falls High School.
Giulio compiled a 163-17 overall record en route to becoming the eighth wrestler in Idaho history to win four individual state titles. During his senior campaign, he posted a 42-0 mark with 37 pins to earn his second-straight state championship at 189 pounds and finish ranked seventh in the nation by Amateur Wrestling News. Giulio won the title at 160 pounds as a sophomore and at 135 as a freshman. Voted a team captain twice, he helped the Beavers capture three team state titles, while wrestling under his father Jim. The elder Giulio, a former University of Montana wrestler from 1984-88, finished second three times at the Big Sky Championships and has coached American Falls to five team state titles.
On the football field, Giulio earned first-team all-conference honors as a running back this past season. The senior rushed for 1,232 yards and 15 touchdowns on 179 carries, while racking up 30 tackles and two sacks as a defensive end to claim second-team all-conference honors on the defensive side of the ball. Giulio also qualified for the state track and field meet in the triple jump as a junior.
A four-time letterwinner in all three sports, Giulio has been named to the high honor roll in the classroom all four years. He was also recruited by Arizona State, Boise State and Oklahoma.
Personal: Giulio was born to James and Jennifer Giulio in Whitefish, Mont. He has five siblings, and plans to major in kinesiology.