GopherSports will be doing a series of Q&As with incoming freshmen wrestlers to lead into the season.
2012-13 FRESHMAN: Overall Record: 3-1 Dual Meet Record: N/A Big Ten Record: N/A Pins: 0 Major Decisions: 0 Technical Falls: 0
Finished the season with a 3-1 record Went 3-1 at the Bison Open where he saw a 6-1 over time sudden victory over teammate Corey Hodowanic Fell to No. 12 Trent Sprenkle in the finals at the Bison Open in a 6-5 decision
HIGH SCHOOL: Named 2012 Eden Prairie High School Male Athlete of the Year Won the individual state title in 2010 and 2012 Took sixth place at state as a freshman and third and a junior Earned All-Conference honors in 2010, 2011, and 2012 Named to the All-State team all four years of high school Received All-America accolades for his efforts during the senior season in 2012 Posted an overall record of 144-9 over his four years with the high school program Four-time letterwinner Coached by Tom Gruhlke and Jeremy Anderson.
PERSONAL: Born March 15, 1994 Son of David and Roxanne Brancale Has an older sister, Alex (20), and a younger brother, Ben (15) Father David wrestled for the Gophers from 1975-76 Names most memorable sports thrill as winning state as a senior Lists fishing and hunting as special interests outside of wrestling Plans to major in business.