Brandon Kingsley
Brandon  Kingsley

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Apple Valley, Minn.

High School:
Apple Valley HS

Weight:
157

Experience:
2L


03/24/2016

2015-16 Gopher Wrestling: By The Numbers

Minnesota had a seasons of firsts, latests and mosts over the course of the past six months

03/05/2016

Gophers Wrap Up First Day of Big Tens

Five Minnesota wrestlers will be in action on the final day of the conference tournament

02/23/2016

Highlights: Iowa State

Seven match wins, highlighted by back-to-back pins at 149 and 157 pounds, led the Gophers to a convincing 30-10 win over the No. 14 Cyclones to close the regular season

02/19/2016

Gophers Handle Cyclones in Final Dual

Back-to-back pins from Jake Short and Brandon Kingsley helped propel Minnesota to a 30-10 win over Iowa State

02/12/2016

Gophers Drop Big Ten Finale to Illinois

After splitting the night's 10 matches, bonus points made the difference in the final score

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

11/21/2015

Gophers vs Air Force

Wrestling Dual vs Falcons

Photo Gallery


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


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

Born Feb. 6, 1994 •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 is a Gopher wrestler • 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 - - - -
Totals 36-11 4-4 3-3 17 3 4 - - - -

MORE HEADLINES

Gophers Capture Junior National Titles

4/30/2016

Current Gopher Rylee Streifel and incoming commit Mitch McKee each won freestyle championships at the United World Wrestling Junior Freestyle National Championships

Gopher Wrestling Wraps Up Season at Awards Banquet

4/25/2016

Program celebrates the outstanding individual accomplishments of the previous season and the careers of its senior class

Gophers Compete at Olympic Trials

4/11/2016

Five Gopher alums wrestled in Iowa City in the hopes of qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Team

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