Ben Berhow
Ben  Berhow


Hayward, Minn.

High School:
Albert Lea HS



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Overall Record: 11-3
Dual Meet Record: 3-0
Big Ten Record: 1-0
Pins: 2
Major Decisions: 2
Technical Falls: 0

Received the Minnesota Integrity Award as a senior • ended his college career with 78 wins which ranks him 47th all-time along with Brandon Paulson and Brad Gibson in Minnesota history • went 11-3 overall and 3-0 in dual matches • finished the year 1-0 in the Big Ten, defeating Wisconsin's No. 11 Eric Bugenhagen 3-2 • recorded two pins and two major decisions • finished fourth at the Kaufman-Brand Open after pinning Anderson Dondricus at 2:40 and majored Kosta Karageorge 14-4 • handed David Morgan of Cal State Bakersfield a 9-3 decision and Cal-State Fullerton's Kurt Klimek 7-1, in December • picked up three wins at the Southern Schuffle • earned his fourth letter.


Overall Record: 23-13
Dual Meet Record: 10-7
Big Ten Record: 6-2
Pins: 5
Major Decisions: 3
Technical Falls: 1
NCAA Qualifier • placed third at the Big Ten Tournament, going 4-1 for the best finish of his career • winner of the Verne Gagne Scholarship/Leadership Award • went 2-2 at the NCAA tournament, his best career showing, and finished one match shy of becoming an All-American • Went 23-12 on the season, all at heavyweight • one of 11 wrestlers with over 20 wins • went 10-7 dual meet and 6-2 in Big Ten duals • six Big Ten wins tied with Mike Thorn and Dustin Schlatter as second best on the team • one of only six wrestlers with double-digit wins in dual meets • tallied five falls, three major decisions and one tech fall on the season • went 4-10 against ranked opponents • opened the ranked No. 10 and climbed as high as No. 8 before finished the season ranked No. 16 • loss to No. 2 Nate Everhart of Indiana on 2/6 snapped a streak of 13 straight Big Ten wins, and marked his first lost in a Big Ten dual since 2/24/08 • carded a season long five-match winning streak from 1/22 to 2/5 • opened the NCAA tournament with wins over No. 14 Mitch Monteiro of Cal State Bakersfield and No. 5 Nate Everhart of Indiana, each in sudden victory • each of his NCAA tournament losses came in tie breaker one, 1-2 to Zacharey Ley of Lehigh and 5-6 to Jerrod Trice of Central Michigan • beat Eric Bugenhagen of Wisconsin in the third place match at the Big Ten tournament • ended the regular season with a 4-2 win over No. 12 Cameron Wade of Penn State, sealing a 26-16 team win • never lost more than two consecutive matches on the season • fell 3-5 in sudden victory to No. 10 Dan Erickson of Iowa on 2/19 • dropped a 3-7 decision to No. 2 Nate Everhart of Indiana on 2/6 • beat Illinois' Marty Smith 10-3 on 2/5 • pinned Adam Wells of Purdue in a season best 1:59 on 1/31 • beat Eric Bugenhagen from Wisconsin 5-4 on 1/29 •scored a 14-5 major decision over Ben Apland of Michigan on 1/23 • won 10-3 over Alan O'Donnell of Michigan State on 1/22 • went 1-3 at the National Duals falling 1-6 to No. 8 Mark Ellis (Missouri), 2-3 to No. 4 Jerrod Trice (Central Michigan) and 4-9 to Corey Morrison (Ohio State) • win at the National Duals came over Blake Raising of Iowa by a 7-3 score • did not place after going 2-2 at the Southern Scuffle • pinned Justin Tuell of Northern Colorado in 5:29 on 12/13 • scored first win over a ranked opponent with a 9-7 sudden victory decision over No. 7 Tucker Lane of Nebraska on 12/10 • dropped a 6-8 sudden victory decision to eventual National Runner-up and then No. 2 ranked Jared Rosholt of Oklahoma State on 12/4 • lost 1-4 to No. 4 Mitch Montiero of Cal State Bakerfield on 11/28 • went 3-1 at the Kaufman-Brand Open to finish in third place, losing only to No. 7 Tucker Lane 1-3 in sudden victory • opened the season with a 2-0 record and was co-champion in the Bison Open on 11/14 • earned third letter.

Overall Record: 27-11
Dual Meet Record: 14-3
Big Ten Record: 8-0
Pins: 4
Major Decisions: 5
Technical Falls: 0
National qualifier • winner of the Golden Gophers' Chris Berglin Most Improved Wrestler award • went 1-2 at the NCAA Championships • beat #9 Ryan Flores of Columbia 8-4 in the first round of the NCAA's, but fell in the next two rounds, 4-10 to #7 Daniel Erekson of Iowa and 4-6 to David Marone of Virginia Tech • placed fourth at the Big Ten Championships, going 2-2 in the tournament • after winning opening round match versus Eddie Phillips of Michigan, fell in the semifinals to #18 Kyle Massey of Wisconsin but rebounded to beat Nate Everhart of Indiana before falling in the third place match to #8 John Wise of Illinois • posted a 27-11 mark on the season • win total (27) was fifth on the team • appeared in 17 of 23 dual meets, going 14-3 • dual meet wins (14) ranked fourth on the team • appeared in all eight Big Ten duals, going 8-0 • only Golden Gopher to run undefeated through the Big Ten season • won four matches by fall while never suffering a pin • won five matches by major decision, which was tied with two others (Safratowich, Eidenshink) as the fourth best mark on the team • never lost a match by major decision • tallied 51 team-points in dual meets while only surrendering nine • team-point total (51) was the fourth best mark on the team • opened season with seven straight wins, and ripped off a season high nine straight wins from Jan. 10 to Feb. 15 • went 4-8 against ranked opponents • began the season at the Bison Open on Nov. 15 and went 4-0 en route to the title, topping teammate Atticus Disney in the championship match • wins included a fall and a major decision before a 4-2 SV2 victory in the title match • notched the runner-up spot at the Kaufman/Brand Open after posted a 3-1 mark in the meet • appeared in two meets (Portland State, Northern Colorado) at the Northern Quad on Nov. 29 and earned wins by major decision and pin respectively • posted a 3-2 mark at the Las Vegas Invite on Dec. 5, including a fall in his first match • in the New Years Day match with Oklahoma State, suffered a tough 2-3 loss to top-ranked Jared Rosholt • in his two matches at the Lone Star Duals on Jan. 3, won each by fall to aid the Golden Gopher sweep • went 1-1 at the National Duals on Jan. 10, including a 5-4 SV1 decision over #6 Kyle Massey of Wisconsin • earned a major decision on Jan. 23 as Minnesota beat Arizona State • gained a major decision to cap off Minnesota's 30-6 win over Michigan State on Jan. 25 • sealed the 20-19 win over Penn State on Jan. 30 with his 5-3 decision that gave Minnesota a 20-15 lead with just one match to go • gained a 6-2 decision over #17Ccorey Morrison as Minnesota came back to beat #5 Ohio State 18-16 on Feb. 1 • earned a 5-2 decision against Michigan on Feb. 6 • gave Minnesota a lead they never lost against #16 Northwestern on Feb. 8 with a 16-5 major decision • won a 3-2 decision over #8 Kyle Massey of Wisconsin on Feb. 13 • closed the match with #1 Iowa on Feb. 15 • in the regular season finale, capped the 22-13 win over #18 Indiana on Feb. 22 with his 5-3 decision.

Overall Record:17-21
Dual Meet Record:5-8
Big Ten Record:2-6
Major Decisions:1
Technical Falls:1
Finished regular season with three pins, a major decision and a tech fall • started 13 dual meets as a redshirt freshman, including eight in Big Ten competition • pinned NDSU's Justin Lagosh at Northern Quad (11/24) in 3:55 • narrowly lost to No. 5 David Zabriske of Iowa State during Williams Arena dual meet (12/2) • lost by only one point (6-5) to No. 14 Jon May of Nebraska • shut-out Michigan starter Chad Bleske 5-0 at National Duals (1/13) • won 11-0 major decision against Purdue's Chris Kasten (2/11) during Gophers' dual meet win • five of last six opponents regular season opponents were ranked, including four top-10 wrestlers • beat Penn State's John Laboranti and Purdue's Kasten before qualifying for first-ever NCAA Championships with a sixth-place finish at first-ever Big Ten Championships in Minneapolis • went 1-2 at 2008 NCAA Championships, defeating Army's Nathan Thobaben in the consolation round.

2006-07 • REDSHIRTED:
Went a perfect 8-0 in three early season open competitions as a heavyweight • had two pins • crowned co-champion with perfect 3-0 record at Bison Open (11/11) with fellow Gopher heavyweight freshman Joe Nord • won first two decisions at Kaufman-Brand Open (11/18) before being forced to forfeit final three matches due to medical reasons • co-champion again at Worthington Open (1/20) with Nord, posting 3-0 record, including one pin.

A 2006 graduate of Albert Lea High School • head coach was Larry Goodnature • was the eighth-ranked heavyweight in the country according to InterMat • asics Honorable Mention All-American as a senior • two-time all-state selection • 2006 Minnesota State Champion at 285 pounds • compiled a 47-2 overall record on the season • finished second in state as a junior • three sport all-conference performer in high school • also competed in football and baseball • participated in the MSHSL All-Star Football Game last June.

Majoring in religious history • son of Brian and Nancy Berhow • born June 9, 1988 • enjoys hunting and fishing during his time away from the mat.

Season Wght. Overall Wt. Cl. Dual Points Big Ten Pins MD TF v.Rnk Strk Fast Pin Big Ten's NCAA's
2006-07 Hwt RS - - - - - - - - - - - -
2007-08 Hwt 17-20 17-20 5-8 12-23 2-5 3-0 1-2 0-0 - - - 2-3/6th 1-2
2008-09 Hwt 27-11 27-11 14-3 51-9 8-0 4-0 5-0 0-0 - - - 2-2(4th) 1-2
2009-10 Hwt 23-13 23-13 10-7 37-21 6-2 5-1 3-0 1-0 4-10 2L 1:56 4-1(3rd) 2-2
2010-11 Hwt 11-3 11-3 3-0 - 1-0 2-0 2-0 - - - 2:40 - -
Total - - 78-47 32-18 100-53 17-7 14-1 11-0 1-0 4-10 - - 8-6 4-6


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