Brandon Kingsley
Brandon  Kingsley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Apple Valley, Minn.

High School:
Apple Valley HS

Weight:
165

Experience:
2L


04/09/2017

Gophers Hand Out Hardware at Team Banquet

Minnesota hosted the ceremonial end to its 2016-17 season Sunday in Minneapolis, handing out team awards and celebrating first-year letterwinners, All-Americans and departing seniors

03/30/2017

2016-17 Gopher Wrestling: By The Numbers

By many measure, the Gophers outperformed expectations this season. Take a journey through some of the highlights of the 2016-17 season, by the numbers

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

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

  • Four-time letterwinner ('14, '15, '16, '17)
  • Leads all active Gophers in career falls (25)
  • Six-time open tournament champion


2016-17 • REDSHIRT SENIOR
Overall Record:
6-10
Dual Meet Record:
0-6
Big Ten Record:
0-4
Pins:
2
Major Decisions:
1
Technical Falls:
- -

Letterwinner • wrestled at three different weights during the season, starting at 165, then 157 and finishing at 149 • Finished 2-2 at the Cliff Keen Invitational wrestling at 165 • Finished 2-2 at Southern Scuffle wrestling at 157 • Pinned Kaleb McPhee (Iowa Central) in just 22 seconds in first match of season at Daktronics Open • Pinned Dominic Kincaid (California Baptist) at Cliff Keen • Finished career with 25 pins, most of any Gopher on the 2016-17 roster

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 - -
2016-17 6-10 0-6 0-4 2 1 - - - - - -
Totals 62-34 14-16 8-11 25 5 5 - - - -

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