Brady Koontz

125 lbs

Player profile

  • Hometown Plover, Wis.
  • High School Stevens Point Area Senior
  • Year r-Sophomore
  • Weight 125 lbs

SEASONW-LDUALB1GMDTFPIN
2017-18 (redshirt)17-8----1--5
2018-20197-20-1------2
2019-20 (Olympic redshirt)4-0----------
CAREER7-20-1------2

CAREER HONORS
• 2019-20 USA Wrestling Senior Greco National Team member
• Qualified for the U23 (2019) and Junior (2018) World Wrestling Championships (Greco)
• Senior Greco World Team Trials champion, earning a spot in the Final X event (2019)

YEAR-BY-YEAR
2019-20 (Olympic Redshirt)
• Took an Olympic redshirt to concentrate on Greco-Roman qualification
• Competed unattached in the Edinboro Open with a 4-0 mark and finals appearance
• Slated to face twin brother, Dylan Koontz, in Edinboro Open finals before bowing out of the competition

2018-19 (Redshirt Freshman)
• U23 World Wrestling Championships (late October 2019 in Budapest Hungary) Greco team member
• 2019 Senior Greco World Team Trials champion, earning spot in Final X event
• Won seven of nine bouts and earned first career dual start
• Recorded a pair of pins
• Ohio Intercollegiate Open (‘White’ Division) Champion
• Storm Open Runner-Up

2017-18 (Redshirt)
• Qualified for and competed in the 2018 Junior World Championships (Greco) in Trnava, Slovakia
• Registered a 17-8 overall record with five pins and a major decision while competing in six unattached tournaments
• Claimed runner-up honors in both the Findlay Open and Storm Open
• Placed third in the Eastern Michigan Open and fifth at the Michigan State Open, both in the Freshman/Sophomore Division

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• WIAA Division I Wisconsin state champion (106 lbs.) in 2016, runner up in 2017 at 113 lbs.
• Finished his senior season 39-1 and won 83 of his last 85 high school matches (43-1 as a junior)
• Captured Stevens Point High’s first individual state championship since 1999 less than 10 minutes before his twin brother and fellow Buckeye, Dylan, also became a state champion
• Spent entire senior season ranked No. 1 at 113 lbs. in Division 1 by Wisconsin Wrestling Online
• Cadet Greco World Team member and competed in 2015 UWW Cadet World Championships
• 2018 Junior World Greco Team member and competed in the 2018 UWW Junior World Championships

PERSONAL
• Son of Julie and Bryan Koontz
• Bryan wrestled for Central College (Pella, Iowa)
• Twin brother, Dylan, is also a member of the Buckeye wrestling squad
• Also has a sister, Shelby
• Child & Youth Studies major