Carson Brolsma
Carson  Brolsma

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Maple Grove, Minn.

High School:
Osseo HS

Weight:
149

Experience:
1L


06/20/2017

Gophers Score Big in the Classroom

Whether measured by grade point averages, conference rankings or individual academic accolades, 2016-17 set a new academic standard for Gopher Wrestling

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

03/22/2017

Nine Gophers Named Academic All-Big Ten

Five of the team's NCAA qualifiers are among those honored by the conference for achievements in the classroom

03/05/2017

Gophers Take Fifth at Big Ten Championships

Minnesota’s fifth-place finish included nine Gophers automatically qualifying for the NCAA Championships in two weeks

03/04/2017

First Day of Big Tens

Tournament Wrestling Action

11/27/2016

Gophers vs Cowboys

Wrestling at the Pav

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • Letterwinner ('17)
  • Academic All-Big Ten ('17)
  • Worthington Open champion ('16)

2016-17 • REDSHIRT FRESHMAN
Overall Record:
15-17
Dual Meet Record:
0-6
Big Ten Record:
0-5
Pins:
2
Major Decisions:
- -
Technical Falls:
3

Letterwinner • After wrestling at 157 pounds to begin the season, dropped to 149 beginning with Southern Scuffle and remained at 149 for the rest of the season • Made career dual debut wrestling (157) vs. Jonce Blaylock (Oklahoma State) on Nov. 27 • Made career Big Ten debut (149) vs. Zain Retherford (Penn State) • Outside of one dual match at 157, wrestled the remainder of the season at 149 • Went 2-2 at Southern Scuffle • Went 1-2 at Big Ten Championships • Placed fifth at both the Daktronics Open and the UNI Open wrestling at 149

2015-16 • FRESHMAN (REDSHIRTED)

Overall Record:
11-6
Dual Meet Record: - - 
Big Ten Record: - -
Pins: 4
Major Decisions: 1
Technical Falls: 1


Won title at Worthington Open with a 20-3 technical fall in the finals over Daniel Close (Minnesota State-Mankato) • won final five matches of season • made collegiate debut at Daktronics Open • earned four falls, including back-to-back pins in the opening rounds of the Cyclone Open • earned bonus points in six of 11 wins • placed fifth a Cobber Open

HIGH SCHOOL
Five-time All-Conference selection in wrestling • Two-time All-State pick • USA Wrestling folkstyle All-American • Member of Minnesota Cadet and Junior Nationals teams • Holds school records for career wins (197) and season wins (44) • Two-time Academic All-State • Honors student • Student Ambassador on school's Senior Leadership Team • Coached by Zach Nehring, Scott Lewison and Alan Wiley


PERSONAL
Son of Mike Brolsma and Vonda Pettis • Has one sibling, Kendra • Most memorable sports thrill was advancing to the state finals during his junior year • Outside of wrestling, he enjoys time spent on the lake or at his uncle's farm and also loves watching scary movies • Plans to major in business



Season Overall Dual Big Ten Pins Maj. Dec. Tech. Fall B1G Finish NCAA Finish
2015-16 (RS) 11-6 - - - - 4 1 1 - - - -
2016-17 15-17 0-6 0-5 2 - - 3 DNP - -
Totals 15-17 0-6 0-5 2 - - 3 - - - -



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