Sam Brancale  
Sam Brancale

Class:
Sophomore

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.

11/29/2014

Gophers vs Cowboys

Wrestling Action

03/08/2014

Session Semi-finals

Big Tem Wrestling

02/02/2014

Gophers Vs Indiana

Big Ten Wrestling

Photo Gallery

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

Finished the season with a 14-10 record • Went 4-1 and took second place at Bison Open, including a victory by major decision and another by pin • Went 5-0 at Harold Nichols Cyclone Open with three victories by major decision • Pinned No. 3 Tom Gilman of Iowa to score a critical six points in Minnesota's 19-15 win at Iowa on Jan. 25

2012-13 • FRESHMAN (REDSHIRTED)

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 earned a 6-1 overtime 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 interests outside of wrestling • Plans to major in business

SEASON OVERALL DUAL BIG TEN PINS MD TF BIG TEN FINISH NCAA FINISH
2012-13 3-1 - - - - - - -
2013-14 14-10 5-7 3-2 2 7 1 - -
Career Totals 17-11 5-7 3-2 2 7 1 - -