2011-12 REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE: Overall Record: 0-6 Dual Meet Record: 0-4 Big Ten Record: 0-1 Pins: 0 Major Decisions: 0 Technical Falls: 0
Moved into the starting lineup at 157 pounds late in the season Wrestled in the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Dual Championships Competed at the Big Ten Championships Letterwinner.
2010-11 REDSHIRT FRESHMAN: Overall Record: 19-15 Dual Meet Record: 10-8 Big Ten Record: 4-3 Pins: 1 Major Decisions: 5 Technical Falls: 0
Received the Chris Berglin Most Improved Wrestler Award Finished the season 19-15 overall was 10-8 in dual meets Went 4-3 in Big Ten competition Recorded one pin and five major decisions Won the Bison Open, going 4-0 while recording two major decisions and two decisions Finished sixth in his first appearance at the Big Ten championships in 2011, losing to champion Frank Molinaro in the opening round Went 3-2 at the Southern Scuffle, picked up back-to-back major decisions over Indiana's Alex Warren (8-0) in the second round and Penn's Andrew Lenzi (9-0) in the third round Majored Shawn Perry of Wisconsin Won a 7-1 decision over Ohio State's Mike Fee Beat Eric Grajales of Michigan 4-3 on Feb. 11 Defeated Iowa's Mark Ballweg 5-3 Earned his first letter.
2009-10 REDSHIRTED: Posted 17-5 mark at 149 in his first season with the Golden Gophers, wrestling only in open meets Won six matches by fall, including a team best 0:15 over Justin Koob of Augsburg Won one match by major decision First career win came in first career match as s 2:43 fall over Mac Rivard of St. Cloud State Was runner-up at the North Country Open with 4-1 mark, and forfeit loss in the championship match snapping a season long seven match winning streak Co-champion at the Worthington Open on 1/16 with a 3-0 mark, scoring two falls and a tech fall Runner-up at the Dragon Open with a 3-1 mark, losing only to Steven Monk of North Dakota, 4-10 in the championship match Went 4-2 at the Kaufman-Brand Open Placed second at the Bison Open with a 3-1 tally, losing only to teammate and No. 11 ranked Mario Mason in the championship match.
HIGH SCHOOL: 2009 graduate of Wayzata High School Coached by Ross Johnson and Dave Droegemueller Three-time all-state performer 26-0 and the 145 lb. AAA state champion as a senior Posted a 48-2 record as a junior and finished third at the 2008 state meet after taking fourth as sophomore in 2007 Won of over 140 matches in his career Named All-American as a senior in 2009 Led his team to two state consolation championships.
PERSONAL: Born Nov. 28, 1990 Son of Pat and Linda Zilverberg Has three siblings, David (20), Jamie (22) and Laura (24) Brother David was also a Golden Gopher wrestler Father Pat was a Minnesota letterwinner in 1974 Uncles Larry (1974-76) and Daniel (1978-80) were All-Americans for the Golden Gophers Majoring in Business Marketing Education List winning the state title as a senior as his most memorable sports thrill.