Brandon Kingsley
Brandon  Kingsley

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Apple Valley, Minn.

High School:
Apple Valley HS

Weight:
157

Experience:
2L


02/07/2016

Gophers Take Border Battle Over Badgers

A tech fall by Brett Pfarr at 197 pounds provides the needed bonus points in a 17-16 win

02/05/2016

Gophers Kick Off Weekend with Win Against Wildcats

Minnesota extends winning streak against Northwestern to 14 matches with Friday's victory

01/29/2016

Gophers fall in Iowa City

Wins by Tommy Thorn and Brett Pfarr provide bright spots for Minnesota in the loss

01/24/2016

Gophers Complete B1G Comeback in Win over Purdue

After falling behind by 12 points, Minnesota rattled off five consecutive wins to turn a possible loss into a five-point victory

01/17/2016

Gophers upset No. 8 Rutgers, 17-16

Bonus point win for Brett Pfarr makes the difference in Minnesota's victory

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


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


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

Born Feb. 6, 1994 •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 is a Gopher wrestler • 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 - - - -
Totals 36-11 4-4 3-3 17 3 4 - - - -

MORE HEADLINES

Gophers Take Border Battle Over Badgers

2/7/2016

A tech fall by Brett Pfarr at 197 pounds provides the needed bonus points in a 17-16 win

Tony Nelson Wins Silver Medal in Turkey

2/8/2016

Both Nelson and fellow Gopher alum Scott Schiller gave strong performances to Team USA at the Yasar Dogu International in Istanbul

Stroker Wins Don Parker Title

2/8/2016

Title is the third straight for Stroker on the open tournament circuit, a run built on a 13-match winning streak

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