Brandon Kingsley
Brandon  Kingsley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Apple Valley, Minn.

High School:
Apple Valley HS

Weight:
165

Experience:
2L


12/02/2016

Gophers in Third after First Day in Desert

With six wrestlers still alive for tomorrow’s final day, including four on the championship side, Minnesota is in position for a strong finish in the nationally acclaimed event

11/27/2016

Gophers Fall to Top-Ranked Cowboys

Minnesota was unable to overcome a series of narrow defeats early in the dual to get ahead of No. 1 Oklahoma State on Sunday afternoon

11/19/2016

Gophers Surge Past SDSU in Home Opener

A four-match run for Minnesota turned an early deficit into an unbelievable victory

11/06/2016

Gophers Place 18 at Daktronics Open

More than half of Minnesota's wrMore than half of Minnesota's wrestlers in the field on Sunday placed among the top six at their respective weightsamong the top six at their respective weights

11/05/2016

Gophers Open Season at Daktronics Open

Almost the entire Minnesota roster will be in action at South Dakota State on Sunday

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


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

Gophers Take Fourth in Las Vegas

12/3/2016

Jake Short and Brett Pfarr won individual titles, helping to power Minnesota to a top-five finish in the Cliff Keen Invitational for the third straight season

Gophers Win Two Titles at UNI Open

12/3/2016

Ethan Lizak and Tommy Thorn won the 125- and 141-pound titles, respectively, leading a group of 10 Gopher placewinners in Cedar Falls

Gophers in Third after First Day in Desert

12/2/2016

With six wrestlers still alive for tomorrow’s final day, including four on the championship side, Minnesota is in position for a strong finish in the nationally acclaimed event

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