Brett Dempsey
Brett Dempsey
Weight: HWT
Year: RS Senior
Hometown: Kalamazoo, Mich.
High School: Mattawan

2017-18 (Senior) – NCAA QUALIFIER… Went 18-13 overall, including 11-3 in duals… His 40 points in dual meets was second on the team (Kasunic, 51)... Ended career with 10 pins, ranking T14th on AU list… His 17 major decisions over career were T8th… 15th on career list with 28 dual-match wins... Went 0-2 at NCAA Championships… Finished 6th at EIWA Championships… Scored tech-fall victory in opener over John Hartnett of Sacred Heart… Also defeated Brandon Stokes of Bucknell and Ian Butterbrodt of Brown… Lost 2-1 (TB-2) in 5th-place match to Antonio Pelusi of Franklin & Marshall, whom he wrestled two weeks later at NCAAs… Opened season with dual-match wins over ranked wrestlers… Defeated 19th-ranked Gage Hutchinson of Eastern Michigan, 6-4, and No. 11 Jere Heino of Campbell, 6-5… Placed 3rd at Wilkes Open, going 3-1… Posted nine-bout winning streak in dual-meet season, including two WBFs over Drexel and George Mason.

2016-17 (Junior) - EARNED TOP MALE GPA AS SENIOR AT AMERICAN and earned his bachelor's in biology... ACADEMIC ALL-EIWA SELECTION... Went 17-18 as a heavyweight for Eagles, including 6-8 mark in duals... Had bonus-point dual wins vs. Clarion, Navy, Wyoming, Penn and a 2:41 fall over Devin King of Ohio... Lost opener at EIWA Championships, won consolation opener but lost his next bout to leave draw... Won his first three matches at Wolfpack Open before finishing 4th... Went 2-2 at Midlands and 3-2 at season-opening Southeast Open.

2015-16 (Redshirt) - Had a strong redshirt season for the Eagles, going 24-8 as a 197-pounder, including eight major-decision wins... Had only four losses after 12/12/15... Went 4-2 to place 6th at the Wolfpack Open... Three weeks later, placed 2nd at Cleveland State Open, losing 6-2 in final to Vince Pickett of Edinboro... Went 3-0, including two majors to win Dave Lehman F&M Open, besting Josh Durso-Finley of Brown, 11-3, in the final... Placed 3rd at Shorty Hitchcock Memorial, beating Daniel Hawkins of Navy, 6-2, in 3rd-place match... Lost in championship match of Messiah Open, 7-6 to Corey Hazel of Lock Haven, after reaching final with two major wins and a pin... Won two bouts at National Collegiate Open before moving to consolation bracket... Avenged loss to Hazel with a 6:42 pin before beating UNC's Scott Marmoll, 5-3, in the 3rd-place match.

2014-15 (Sophomore) - Starter for the Eagles at 197 pounds… posted a 20-19 overall record and 10-10 mark in dual competition… won his first collegiate title at the Ursinus Fall Brawl… placed second at the Cleveland State Open… finished second on the team with eight major decisions… recorded his first career fall vs. Lester Enriquez of Edinboro… also posted a pair of technical falls during the season… selected as the GEICO AU Student-Athlete of the Week honors on Nov. 19.

2013-14 (Freshman) - Posted a 9-11 record with a 1-3 mark in duals .. recorded his first collegiate win, a 7-5 decision over Cornell’s Michael Alexander, at the Bearcat Open... won the Southern Virginia Turkey Bowl, notching his first career technical fall, 17-2, over West Virginia Tech’s Kyle Shepher ... went 3-2 at the Franklin & Marshall Open... tallied his first career dual-meet win with a 7-5 victory over North Carolina State’s KaRonne Jones.

Mattawan HS - Posted a record of 172-26 in his high school career... broke the program record for both career and single season wins... four-time all-conference, three-time all-district and three-time All-Region honoree... three-time state championship qualifier, earning runner-up status in 2013... also named the conference, district and regional champion in each of his last two seasons... helped team to 2010 District Championship... team captain in his final three season ... earned four varsity letters in wrestling... graduated as Valedictorian of his class.

Year

Overall

Dual

Fall

MD

TF

2013-14

9-11

1-3

0

2

1

2014-15

20-19

10-10

1 (2:41)

8

2

2015-16 (RS)

24-8

--

3 (4:36)

8

0

2016-17

17-18

6-8

3 (1:23)

4

0

2017-18

18-13

11-3

3 (2:20)

3

1

Total

64-61

28-24

10 (1:23)

17

4