Brian Peterson
Brian  Peterson

RS Senior

Richmond, Mich.

High School:
Richmond HS

157 lbs.



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Overall Record: 15-5
Dual Meet Record: N/A
Big Ten Record: N/A
Pins: 0
Major Decisions: 3
Technical Falls: 0

Finished his last season at Minnesota with a record of 15-5 in open tournaments • Went 5-1 at the Bison Open winning all matches by decision • Defeated North Dakota State's Anthony Caputo in a 10-7 decision • Picked up four wins at the UNI Open • Scored a 14-3 major win against Ian Ousley of Nebraska • Went 3-1 at the Husky Open • Scored 30 points in his four matches, including a 14-2 win over Zach Enrico of Augsburg • Also wrestled at the Jim Fox Spartan Open.

Overall Record: 14-8
Dual Meet Record: N/A
Big Ten Record: N/A
Pins: 5
Major Decisions: 1
Technical Falls: 0

Went 14-8 overall with five pins and one major decisions • Pinned Michael Garcia in 3:35 at the Bison Open to start the season off • Defeated Jeff Weiss of Indianapolis in a 12-5 decision • Earned a title in 157 lbs. at the North Country Open after an 11-0 major decision over Michael Roth of St. Olaf College and followed up with a pin at 6:35 over Garrett Bothun Concordia-Moorehead • Placed sixth at the Husky Open.

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

Academic All-Big Ten • Went 0-1 in his only match of the season • Got the start against Cal State Bakersfield on the season opener, dropping a 3-10 decision to Joey Granata • Letterwinner.

Overall Record: 7-9
Dual Meet Record: 2-5
Big Ten Record: N/A
Pins: 2
Major Decisions: 1
Technical Falls: 1

Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors • Tabbed a 7-9 mark at 149 lbs. on the season • Went 2-5 in dual meets • Earned two pins, one major decision and one technical fall • Began season at the Bison Open and went 4-0 before earning co-champion honors with teammate Mario Mason • Went 0-2 at the Kaufman/Brand Elite • Wrestled against Portland State at the Northern Quad, earning a fall for the win • Went 1-2 at the Lone Star Duals, gaining a decision against Harvard as Minnesota won 41-3 on their way to the sweep • Named a U of M Gold Scholar Athlete • Earned first letter.

2007-08 • REDSHIRTED:
Posted a solid 16-11 mark while competing in six events as a redshirt for Minnesota last season • Went 3-2 at season-opening Daktronics Open en route to a sixth place finish • Another 3-2 performance a week later led to a fourth place finish at Bison Open • His 2-2 showing at the Kaufman-Brand Open included a win by pin over Hastings' Nicholas Konen • Posted 3-2 mark at Husky Open • Went 2-2 and recorded a pin over Northern Illinois' Tim Kirincic at Flash Flanagan • Finished season with 3-1 showing at Worthington Open.

Richmond, Mich., native attended Richmond Community High School • Helped his high school team to the 2006 Division 3 state title and runner-up finishes in 2007 and 2004 • State place-winner at 130 pounds in 2006 • All-State honoree same year • Two-times All-Conference for three conference championship teams • Also a track and cross country standout in high school • Three-time All-Conference cross country selection • Academic All-State selection.

Son of Paulette Peterson, Andrew Peterson and Andrew's wife, Theresa • Born August 11, 1989 • Majoring in entrepreneurial management • Lists Christianity, long distance running, and playing the piano among interests • Member if the AFROTC cadet • Represented the University at the 2009 NCAA Student Athlete Leadership Development Conference in Orlando, Fla.

Season Wt. Overall Wt. Cl. Dual Big Ten Points Pins MD TF v.Rnk Strk Fast Pin Big Ten's NCAA's
2009-10 165 0-1 0-1 0-1 - - - - - - 1L - - -
2010-11 157 14-8 14-8 - - - 5 1 - - 5W 1:27 - -
2011-12 157 15-5 15-5 - - - - 3 - - - - - -
Total 36-23 36-23 2-6 - - 7 5 1 - 5W 1:27


2018 Marine Corps U.S. Open Wrestling Preview

2018 Marine Corps U.S. Open Wrestling Preview

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A majority of the best freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestlers in the country will head to Las Vegas starting on April 26 at 9:00 a.m. for the 2018 Marine Corps U.S. Open.

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The Gophers currently have seven in the top 10 of's U.S. Senior men's freestyle rankings.

Three Gophers Named to NWCA All-Academic Team

Three Gophers Named to NWCA All-Academic Team

4/19/2018 - Wrestling

The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) announced today their Division I All-Academic individuals, with the University of Minnesota wrestling team having three selected this year.

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