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Ben Bennett
Position: 184 pounds
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rockford, Mich.
High School: Rockford HS
Major: Sociology
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Ben Bennett
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 11/07/2013

Joined Central Michigan coaching staff as assistant coach prior to the 2013-14 season.

First four-time All-American in program history ... four-time MAC champion ... second four-time MAC Champion in program history ... selected to compete at 2011 NWCA All-Star Classic.

2012-13: All-American ... named Chick Sherwood Award winner as CMU's Most Valuable Wrestler ... placed fourth as the No. 2 seed at 184 pounds at NCAA Championships ... finished season with a 32-2 record overall, with 23 bonus points victories; nine major decisions, nine technical falls, three falls and one forfeit ...  ... MAC Champion at 184 pounds ... claimed Midlands Championship by defeating No. 1 seed Robert Hamlin of Lehigh (12/30) ... named Most Outstanding Wrestler of Midlands Championships ... 

2011-12: All-American ... named Chick Sherwood Award winner as CMU's Most Valuable Wrestler ... placed sixth as the No. 3 seed at 184 pounds at NCAA Championships (3/15-17) ... advanced to the quarterfinals at NCAAs before being pinned by defending national champion Quentin Wright (Penn State) ... won a pair of wrestleback matches following loss to secure All-America honors ... MAC champion at 184 pounds ... won two matches as the No. 1 seed to claim the title at the MAC Championships (3/4) ... pinned Ohio's Ryan Garringer in the semifinals and defeated Northern Illinois' Brad Dieckhaus, 8-1, in the finals ... finished season 34-6 overall, with 27 bonus-point victories: 10 major decisions, six technical falls, nine falls, one forfeit and one injury default ... earned bonus points in 15 of 20 dual meet victories ... claimed 184 pound open division title at Michigan State Open, winning by pin in final three matches (11/12) ... lost a 5-4 decision to Wyoming's Joe LeBlanc at the NWCA All-Star Classic in Tempe, Ariz. (11/21) ... defeated Minnesota's No. 5 ranked Kevin Steinhaus by decision, 2-1 (12/2) ... earned a technical fall victory over Ohio's Ryan Garringer, 23-7 (12/3) ... named MAC Wrestler of the Week after going 3-0 with three pins at Bison Duals (12/17) ... runner-up at 184 pounds at Midlands (12/29-30) ... posted technical falls in first three matches at Midlands, out-scoring opponents 50-1 ... defeated Northern Iowa's Ryan Loder in the Midlands semifinals, 6-3, before dropping a 5-2 decision to Lehigh's Robert Hamlin in the finals ... named MAC Wrestler of the Week for performance at Midlands ... posted a first-period, 15-0 technical fall over Eastern Michigan's Michael Curby (1/13) ... remained unbeaten in MAC duals with a 14-4 major decision over Northern Illinois' Shane Rosenberry (1/20) ... posted 10-0 major decision over Michigan's Hunter Collins that tied dual meet score at 14-14 ... pinned Kent State's Casey Newburn (1/29) to finish 5-0 in MAC duals ... pinned George Mason's Corey Smith in just 1:05 (2/4) ... earned an 8-0 major decision vs. Old Dominon's Billy Curling (2/5) ... named MAC Wrestler of the Week for the third time for performance vs. George Mason and ODU ... swept two matches at National Duals (2/12), defeating Purdue's Braden Atwood, 7-2, and American's Thomas Barreiro, 15-5 ... closed dual meet season with 14-1 major decision over Michigan State's Ian Hinton (2/16) and 8-1 decision over Purdue's Braden Atwood (2/19).

2010-11: All-American ... placed eighth as the No. 6 seed at 174 pounds at the NCAA Championships ... won second straight MAC championship at 174 pounds ... defeated Ohio's Nick Purdue, 4-1, in the finals at the conference tournament (3/6) ... led team with 14 dual victories ... lost to No. 1 Mack Lewnes in dual with Cornell (11/19) ... scored a pin and two major decisions before falling to Lewnes in the finals of the Body Bar Invitational (11/20) ... went 3-0 at the Northern Quad (11/27) including a victory over No. 10 Scott Glasser of Minnesota ... named MAC Wrestler of the Week for performance at Northern Quad ... finished runner-up at Cliff Keen Invitational (12/4) ... earned 1-0 decision over No. 20 Austin Meys at Lehigh (12/12) ... finished runner-up for second straight year at Midlands Championships (12/30) ... scored a fall and three shutout victories before falling to No. 1 Jon Reader (Iowa State), 9-4, in Midlands finals ... opened MAC action with an 18-2 (6:31) technical fall over Northern Illinois' Caleb Busson (1/6) ... swept three matches at National Duals (1/8), including a 4-1 TB2 win over No. 10 Luke Manuel (Purdue) and a 4-1 decision over No. 20 Dorian Henderson (Missouri) ... named MAC Wrestler of the Week for his performance at NIU and National Duals ... finished the season 4-1 in MAC duals ... co-recipient of CMU's Harry Richards Coaches Award.

2009-10: All-American ... placed sixth at 174 pounds at the NCAA Championships ... just the fourth freshman in program history to earn All-America honors ... won four straight matches, including two by fall, in the consolation bracket to secure All-America honors ... named MAC Freshman of the Year ... selected Michigan Collegiate Wrestler of the Year by Matside Michigan Live ... MAC champion at 174 pounds … was dominant in the MAC Championships, posting a 14-2 major decision over Buffalo’s Brian Sheehan in the semifinals and a 15-0 technical fall (7:00) over Kent State’s Keith Witt in the finals … placed runner-up at Midlands … posted a first-period fall against No. 14 Shane Riccio (Bucknell) in the first round at Midlands  … finished 5-0 in MAC duals … named MAC Wrestler of the Week on Feb. 9 after defeating Michigan State’s Ian Hinton, 5-0, and Northern Illinois’ Joe Clothier, 17-0 … 15 of his 22 points in the two victories came via nearfall ... finished with an overall record of 26-8 ... ranked second on the team in victories ... also ranked second on the team in falls with five ... named Chick Sherwood Award winner as program's most outstanding wrestler ... first freshman to win the award since 2001.

2008-09: Redshirted … competing unattached, placed first at the Eastern Michigan Open, Kent State Open and Laker Open, third at Cleveland State Open and fourth at Michigan State Open.

High School: Three-time Michigan state champion … posted career record of 213-3 … named Michigan’s Mr. Wrestling as a senior … won both junior national and senior national championships … named most outstanding wrestler at 2008 high school nationals.

Year     Overall     Dual     Tournament     MAC
2009-10     26-8     15-4     11-4     5-0
2010-11     30-8     14-2     16-6     4-1
2011-12     34-6     20-2     14-4     5-0
2012-13     32-2     18-0     14-2     5-0
Career     122-24     67-8     55-16     19-1