Ke-Shawn Hayes

157 lbs

Player profile

  • Hometown Kansas City, Mo.
  • High School Park Hill
  • Year r-Senior
  • Weight 157 lbs

• NCAA Qualifier (2018, 2019)
• Big Ten Third Place (2018)
• NWCA Scholar All-American (2018, 2019)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2017, 2018, 2019)
• OSU Scholar-Athlete (2017, 2018,2019)

2018-19 (Redshirt Junior)
• Registered a season record of 21-11 with six major decisions and four tech falls
• Earned the No. 11 seed for the NCAA Championships
• Placed seventh in the Big Ten Championships
• Ohio Intercollegiate Open Champion and fourth-place finisher in the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational
• Posted seven wins over top-20 opponents (three vs. top-10 foes)

2017-18 (Redshirt Sophomore)
• Recorded an overall mark of 29-7 with eight tech falls, seven major decisions and a pin
• Seven major decisions tied for the team lead while eight tech falls ranked second (Top-10 nationally) and 29 wins were third most on the squad
• Went 12-3 in starting all 15 duals, including a 6-3 ledger in Big Ten duals
• Earned the No. 5 seed (149 lbs) for the NCAA Championships, splitting four bouts
• Placed third in the Big Ten Championships to earn his spot in the NCAA Championships
• Placed third at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational as well
• Opened the season with a Princeton Open title
• Posted an 11-7 record versus nationally-ranked opponents

2016-17 (Redshirt Freshman)
• 5-1 overall and 3-0 in duals before an injury cut his season short in November
• Made his season debut at the Journeymen Collegiate Classic, going 2-1 with a first-round fall
• Won by technical fall over Tyler Sage of Arizona State, 15-0, in the first dual of the season
• Pinned Kent State’s Ethan McCoy in 4:13
• Was ranked No. 13 by InterMat and No. 14 by FloWrestling at the beginning of the season

2015-16 (Redshirt)
• Wrestled unattached in 30 matches, going 29-1
• 20 of his 29 wins were via bonus points (team-high 12 technical falls, seven major decisions, one fall)
• Champion at the Findlay Open, Michigan State Open and Penn State Open
• Runner-up at the season-opening Eastern Michigan where he won two matches via tech fall and two by major decision
• Won twice by tech fall at the Findlay Open
• Recipient of the Karageorge Battling Buckeye Award at postseason banquet

• Eleventh ranked recruit nationally by Flowrestling and second at 138 lbs
• No. 4 overall recruit by InterMat
• 38-0 as a senior in leading Park Hill to its third straight state championship all but seven of his matches were decided by pin or technical fall
• Kansas City Star All-Metro Wrestler of the Year
• 2013 Walsh Ironman champion, two-time Kansas City Stampede champion and a three-time Missouri state champion
• Undefeated as a junior and senior
• Wrestled in the USAW Cadet/Junior National Tournament in Fargo, N.D. and was a three-time freestyle All-American (finished third, third and runner-up)

• Earned a Finance bachelor’s degree and is currently pursuing a specialized master’s degree in Finance