Sam Brancale  
Sam Brancale

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie HS

Weight:
125


11/11/2012

Minnesota Crowns Five Champions at Bison Open

Gophers go undefeated on the day to capture titles

10/10/2012

Get to Know Your Gophers: Sam Brancale

GopherSports will be doing a series of Q&As with incoming freshmen wrestlers to lead into the season.

03/08/2014

Session Semi-finals

Big Tem Wrestling

02/02/2014

Gophers Vs Indiana

Big Ten Wrestling

2013-14 SEASON• REDSHIRT FRESHMAN

Overall Record:14-10
Dual Meet Record:5-7
Big Ten Record:3-2
Pins:2
Major Decisions:7
Technical Falls:1

2012-13 • FRESHMAN

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

Finished the season with a 3-1 record • Went 3-1 at the Bison Open where he saw a 6-1 over time sudden victory over teammate Corey Hodowanic • Fell to No. 12 Trent Sprenkle in the finals at the Bison Open in a 6-5 decision

HIGH SCHOOL:
Named 2012 Eden Prairie High School Male Athlete of the Year • Won the individual state title in 2010 and 2012 • Took sixth place at state as a freshman and third and a junior • Earned All-Conference honors in 2010, 2011, and 2012 • Named to the All-State team all four years of high school • Received All-America accolades for his efforts during the senior season in 2012 • Posted an overall record of 144-9 over his four years with the high school program • Four-time letterwinner • Coached by Tom Gruhlke and Jeremy Anderson.

PERSONAL:
Born March 15, 1994 • Son of David and Roxanne Brancale • Has an older sister, Alex (20), and a younger brother, Ben (15) • Father David wrestled for the Gophers from 1975-76 • Names most memorable sports thrill as winning state as a senior • Lists fishing and hunting as special interests outside of wrestling • Plans to major in business.

SAM BRANCALE• CAREER STATISTICS THROUGH 2013
SEASON OVERALL DUAL BIG TEN PINS MD TF BIG TEN FINISH NCAA FINISH
2012-13 3-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 NA NA
2013-14 14-10 5-7 3-2 2-2 7-2 1-1 NA NA
Career Totals 17-11 5-7 3-2 2-2 7-2 1-1 -- --