Faris Karaborni
Faris  Karaborni

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Cupertino, Calif.

High School:
Monta Vista HS

Weight:
184


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

02/06/2017

Gophers Win Two Titles at Don Parker Open

Dylan Anderson and Rylee Streifel brought home the 184-pound and heavyweight titles, respectively, highlighting a strong set of performances from Minnesota wrestlers

01/29/2017

Brancale Captures North Country Open Crown

Ben Brancale’s march to the top of the podium in Collegeville, Minn. gave him his first collegiate tournament title since last year’s North Country Open

12/10/2016

Five Gophers Stand on Husky Open Podium

Eight Minnesota wrestlers were on the St. Cloud State campus on Saturday for the Husky Open, where five placed

12/03/2016

Gophers Win Two Titles at UNI Open

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

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CAREER
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Picked up first career fall in just 57 seconds at the 2015 Daktronics Open
  • Placed sixth at the 2016 North County Open to earn his first podium finish as a collegiate wrestler

2016-17 • REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE
Overall Record:
3-11
Dual Meet Record:
- -
Big Ten Record:
- -
Pins:
- -
Major Decisions:
1
Technical Falls:
- -

Competed in five open tournaments • Picked up 14-1 major decision during the second round of the Don Parker Open

2015-16
• REDSHIRT FRESHMAN
Overall Record:
7-11
Dual Meet Record: - - 
Big Ten Record: - -
Pins: 2
Major Decisions: - -
Technical Falls: - -


Placed in one open tournament • earned two wins by fall, both coming in the first period • earned back-to-back wins on two separate occasions during the season

2014-15 • FRESHMAN (REDSHIRTED)

Overall Record:
1-12
Dual Meet Record: - -
Big Ten Record: - -
Pins: - -
Major Decisions: - -
Technical Falls: - -

Competed in six open tournaments during the season • Earned his first victory against Kobina Henriquest (Minot State) at the Daktronics Open, a 7-3 decision


HIGH SCHOOL
Four-time letterwinner in wrestling and two-time letterwinner in football • 2014 California Freestyle State Champion• Placed third in section and qualified for state wrestling tournament in 2014 Two-time All-League in wrestling (2013, 2014) • Won team's Senior of the Year Award in wrestling • Wrestling team captain as a senior • Co-MVP on defense for football team as a seniorCoached by Kevin Klemm and Ian Bork


PERSONAL

Son of Sami and June Karaborni • Has two siblings, Tijani and Maryam • Tijani, his twin brother, also wrestles for the Gophers • Most memorable sports thrill was qualifying for the state wrestling tournament • Lists cooking and playing football as his interests outside of wrestling • Plans to major in mechanical engineering



Season Overall Dual Big Ten Pins Maj. Dec. Tech. Fall B1G Finish NCAA Finish
2014-15 (RS) 1-12 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2015-16 7-11 - - - - 2 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 3-11 - - - - - - 1 - - - - - -
Totals 10-22 - - - - 2 1 - - - - - -



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