2011-12 REDSHIRT FRESHMAN: Overall Record: 24-9 Dual Meet Record: 10-6 Big Ten Record: 5-3 Pins: 8 Major Decisions: 5 Technical Falls: 0
All-American 2012 NCAA Runner-up at 149 lbs. Named Most Outstanding Wrestler of the Year on the team Voted Freshman of the Year on the team Named Best Male Freshman of the Year at the 2012 Golden Goldy's Fell to Penn State's Frank Molinaro (4-1) in the championship match Defeated undefeated (32-0) Jamal Parks of Oklahoma State in the quarterfinals by a 3-2 decision Finished second in votes for 2012 Freshman of the Year by InterMat Went undefeated at the National Duals, including a sudden victory against Missouri's Kyle Bradley Won a 15-5 major decision over teammate Matt Mincey to claim the Bison Open championship Dropped two regular season duals to No. 1 Frank Molinaro of Penn State (10-16) and No. 2 Jamal Parks of Oklahoma State (5-6) Defeated No. 14 Kyle Bradley of Missouri in the Southern Scuffle (T.N.) semifinals en route to a second place finish Met a string of other ranked opponents during Big Ten competition in which he went 5-3, falling to No. 16 Cam Tessari of Ohio State and No. 7 Eric Grajales of Michigan but defeating three other ranked wrestlers by pinning No. 10 Eric Terrazas of Illinois at 7:08, pinning No. 14 Cole Scmitt of Wisconsin at 2:35, and defeating No. 13 Ivan Lopouchanski of Purdue (11-4) Letterwinner.
2010-11 REDSHIRTED: Freshman who competed in 17 matches in first year as a Gopher Went 16-1 overall with nine pins and three major decisions Started out the season as co-champions with teammate Danny Zilverberg at the Bison Open Won his first title in the maroon and gold at the Kaufman-Brand Open, after scoring a 6-4 decision in the second round before recording three falls, a major decision and pin of Iowa's Jake Ballweg in 1:54 in the championship match Won the Husky Open after pinning Augsburg's Tony Valek in the final at 2:22.
A 2010 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School Named "Mr. Minnesota High School Wrestler" by the MNWrestling Coaches Association in 2010 Ranked No. 4 nationally at 145 by InterMat and No. 6 by Amateur Wrestling News USA Wrestling Triple Crown Cadet National winner.
Son of Jay and Sally Ness Brother of former Gopher All-American and national champion Jayson Ness.