Brandon Kingsley
Brandon  Kingsley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Apple Valley, Minn.

High School:
Apple Valley HS

Weight:
165

Experience:
2L


02/14/2017

Highlights: Ohio State

After splitting the afternoon’s 10 matches, bonus points played the role of tiebreaker Sunday at the Sports Pavilion

02/12/2017

Ohio State Edges Gophers

After splitting the afternoon's 10 matches, bonus points played the role of tiebreaker Sunday at the Sports Pavilion

02/05/2017

Gophers Fall to Hawkeyes

Minnesota took three of the final five matches of the dual, but a slow start was too much to overcome against yet another top-five opponent

01/01/2017

Gophers Hanging Tough at Southern Scuffle

With four wrestlers in the semifinals and five more alive in wrestlebacks, the Gophers sit in fifth place and are in the hunt for a trophy finish tomorrow in Chattanooga

12/11/2016

Minnesota Knocks Off No. 10 Michigan

The Gophers rattled off five straight wins late in the dual, including a string of three straight bonus points victories, to pick up a top-10 victory on the road Sunday afternoon

02/12/2017

Gohpers vs Buckeyes

Big Ten Wrestling Action

03/05/2016

B1G Wrestle1

Bigten Wrestling Day One

02/19/2016

Gophers vs Cyclones

National Duals

01/24/2016

Gophers vs Boilermakers

Big Ten Dual

01/17/2016

Gophers vs Rutgers

Big Ten Wrestling

Photo Gallery


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Three-time letterwinner ('14, '15, '16)
  • Leads all active Gophers in career falls (23)
  • Six-time open tournament champion


2015-16 • REDSHIRT JUNIOR

Overall Record: 20-13
Dual Meet Record:
10-6 
Big Ten Record:
5-4 
Pins: 6
Major Decisions:
1
Technical Falls: 1


Letterwinner • first season as full time starter • had six pins, five coming in 100 seconds or fewer • had winning overall record and winning records in dual and Big Ten matches • wrestled against ten ranked opponents • earned a 3-2 decision over No. 14 Chance Marstellar (Oklahoma State) • fell one match short of having chance to compete for spot at NCAA Tournament • earned second place finish at Daktronics Open to start season • won four straight matches in wrestlebacks at Southern Scuffle • finished one match shy of placing at both Cliff Keen Invitational and Southern Scuffle • scored an average of 4.2 team points in dual match victories, which is the highest total on the team

2014-15 • REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE

Overall Record:
11-5
Dual Meet Record: 1-2
Big Ten Record: 1-2
Pins: 3
Major Decisions: 1
Technical Falls: 3

Letterwinner • Finished runner-up at the Bison Open after dropping a 4-3 decision to teammate Nick Wanzek in the finals • Finished runner-up at the Luther Open, putting together a dominant four-match run to the finals that included a pin 32 seconds into his match against TreJon House (Milwaukee School of Engineering), a pin 49 seconds into his match with Blake Letney (Luther) and a pair of technical falls • Avenged loss to teammate Wanzek at Aloha Open with a 5-3 victory • Earned a 4-0 win over Nick Gravina (Rutgers) during a road dual on Jan. 11 • Seven of his 11 victories (63.6 percent) came with bonus points • All three of his falls came in less than one minute, totaling just 1:56 of match time all together


2013-14 • REDSHIRT FRESHMAN

Overall Record:
25-6
Dual Meet Record:
3-2
Big Ten Record:
2-1
Pins:
14
Major Decisions:
2

Technical Falls: 1


Letterwinner • Finished the season with a 25-6 overall record, including 14 pins • Went 4-1 at the Bison Open, placing second behind teammate Dylan Ness • Went 5-1 at Harold Nichols Cyclone Open, with four pins • Went 4-0 at the Dragon Open • Pinned Dylan Marriott of Northwestern to earn a victory in his first-ever Big Ten match • Went 5-0 at the North Country Open


2012-13 • FRESHMAN (REDSHIRTED)

Overall Record: 21-4
Dual Meet Record: - -

Big Ten Record: - -

Pins:
10
Major Decisions: 
- -

Technical Falls: 5

Finished the season with a 21-4 overall record, competing solely in open meets • Finished the Daktronics Open with a 3-2 record • Went undefeated in the Flash Flanagan Open, Worthington Open and North Country Open • Finished the Bison Open with a 5-2 record seeing a 9-1 major decision over Jaykob Miller of Jamestown • Scored a fall over Brad Mass of MSU Mankato during the first round and Tyler Johnson of Dickinson State in the second round of the North Country Open • At the Flash Flanagan Open won by pin over Matt Smith of NIU


HIGH SCHOOL
Wrestled for Apple Valley High School in Minnesota • Received All-America awards senior year • Two-time All-Conference honors • Earned six letters in wrestling and four academic letters • While competing for Apple Valley, the team won five state championships and five conference championships


PERSONAL

Son of Roger and Sheila Kingsley • Father was a wrestler for St. Cloud • Has four siblings: Aaron, Jordan, Kylene and Alexa • Older brother, Jordan, also wrestled for the Gophers  • Brandon's most memorable moment in sports was getting his 200th win and 150th pin in the same tournament • Wrestled for the Minnesota Storm National Dual Team • Enjoys frisbee golf, Netfilx and video games


Season Overall Dual Big Ten Pins Maj. Dec. Tech. Fall B1G Finish NCAA Finish
2012-13 (RS) 21-4 - - - - 10 1 5 - - - -
2013-14 25-6 3-2 2-1 14 2 1 - - - -
2014-15 11-5 1-2 1-2 3 1 3 - - - -
2015-16 20-13 10-6 5-4 6 1 1 DNP - -
Totals 56-24 14-10 8-7 23 4 5 - - - -

MORE HEADLINES

Big Ten Releases Pre-Seeds for Championships

2/27/2017

Today’s seeding has seven Gophers in places that would automatically qualify for NCAAs, with two more in a seed one spot outside the automatic qualifier spots

Coach’s Corner with Brandon Eggum (Feb. 23)

2/23/2017

Brandon Eggum offers his take on the team’s outstanding performance last Sunday in Ames, as well as good luck wishes to high schoolers wrestling in major tournaments this weekend,...

Highlights: Iowa State

2/21/2017

An opening-match upset and seven bonus-point wins fueled one of Minnesota’s highest-scoring performances in the past several years in a rout over Iowa State

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