Matt Mincey
Matt Mincey

RS Senior

Apple Valley, Minn.

High School:
Apple Valley HS




Gophers to Mark Senior Day with Visit from Spartans

Minnesota and Michigan State will square off this Sunday at 11 a.m.


Gophers Compete At UNI Open

Three make top-five finishes


Minnesota Crowns Five Champions at Bison Open

Gophers go undefeated on the day to capture titles


No. 3 Gophers Defeat North Dakota State 29-9

Minnesota wins eight of ten matches


Mincey, Schiller and Storley Win Titles at The Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open

Bauman takes second at 184 and Lange finishes third at at 141


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Overall Record: 12-5
Dual Meet Record: N/A
Big Ten Record: N/A
Pins: 2
Major Decisions: 3
Technical Falls: 3

Finished season with 12-5 competing solely in open meets • Finished 2-2 at the Bison Open • Took second at the UNI Open with 3-2 decision in the semifinals over Zach Witte of Northern Iowa • Took first place at the North Country Open defeating Thomas Giaimo in a 15-3 major decision .

Overall Record: 20-8
Dual Meet Record: 1-0
Big Ten Record: N/A
Pins: 4
Major Decisions: 1
Technical Falls: 3

Finished the season with a record of 20-8 • Wrestled primarily in open tournaments and recorded four falls on the year • Wrestled in the North Dakota State dual against Matt Erickson and won 13-6 • Went 4-1 at the Bison Open • Scored a fall over Jasper Oyster of North Dakota State at the 2:06 mark • Recorded a 16-1 tech fall win over Hayden Zillmer of the Bison • Won six matches at the UNI Open • Also competed at the Finn Grinaker Open and Southern Scuffle • Letterwinner.

Overall Record: 11-10
Dual Meet Record: 2-3
Big Ten Record: 2-3
Pins: 3
Major Decisions: 0
Technical Falls: 2

Finished the season 11-10 overall and 2-3 in dual matches • Was 2-3 in Big Ten matches • Recorded three pins as well as two technical falls on the season • Made his first appearance at the Big Ten Championships • Finished third at the Husky Open, scoring a 16-0 technical fall over Jesse Westphal of Minnesota State Mankato • Scored a 15-0 technical fall win over Purdue's Tom Churchard to earn his first Big Ten win • Picked up an 11-9 decision over Sean Nemec of Ohio State • Fell to Michigan's Brandon Zeerip, 11-8 • Earned his second letter.

2008-09 • REDSHIRTED:
Posted a 15-6 mark on the season at 141 lbs. • Won seven matches by fall • Won two matches by major decision • First career win came by fall at the Bison Open • Opened season, and career, with a 4-1 tally for a third place finish at the Bison Open, losing only to the eventual runner-up • Beat teammate Jake Mellmer 8-6 in the third place match • Earned first career fall in first career match, pinning Mark Erickson • Went 2-2 at the Kaufman/Brand Amateur Open, winning two matches by fall before dropping the next two • Garnered second place honors at the Flash Open in early January • Earned his first career individual championship at the Minnesota West Open, gaining a pair of falls along the way.

Competed for perennial wrestling power Apple Valley High School as a prep • Two-time NHSCA All-American • Three-time MSHSL state champion • Four-time section champion • Four-time All-State selection • Three-time All-Lake Conference selection • Named sixth-best national recruit at 135 pounds by Amateur Wrestling News.

Undecided on a possible major • Has brothers Stephen (13) and Tarrance (11) • Son of Steve and Heather Mincey • Born Nov. 11, 1989.

Season Wt. Overall Wt. Cl. Dual Big Ten Points Pins MD TF v.Rnk Strk Fast Pin Big Ten's NCAA's
2010-11 149 11-10 11-10 2-3 2-3 - 3 0 2 - 4W 0:23 1-3 -
2011-12 149 20-8 20-8 1-0 - - - - - - - 2:06 - -
2012-13 149 12-5 12-5 - - - 2 3 3 0-1 W5 - -
Total 43-23 43-23 3-3 2-3 - 5 3 5


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