Malik Heinselman

125 lbs

Player profile

  • Weight 125
  • Year Sophomore
  • Hometown Castle Rock, Colo.
  • High School Castle View

CAREER HONORS
• NCAA Qualifier (2019)
• UWWW Junior Freestyle National Champion (2019)
• NWCA Scholar All-America (2019)
• OSU Scholar-Athlete (2019)

YEAR-BY-YEAR
2018-19 (Freshman)
• Advanced to the NCAA Championships (No. 25 seed) after peeling redshirt midseason and placing ninth at the Big Ten Championships
• Contributed to the team score with a 9-5 win over No. 24 Rico Montoya (Northern Colorado) at the NCAA Championships
• Entered the lineup on Jan. 11 and defeated four-time NCAA Qualifier Elijah Oliver
• Michigan State Open (F/S Division), Lindenwood Open and Edinboro Open Champion
• Placed third in the Ohio Intercollegiate Open
• Posted an overall record of 24-11 with three major decisions, two pins and a tech fall
• Went 3-3 in a half dozen Big Ten dual starts
• Russ Hellickson Award winner (Most Outstanding Wrestler) for the Penn State dual
• Won the UWW Junior Freestyle National Championship (57 kg) to earn a spot in the World Team Trials

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• Three-time 5A Colorado state champion
• Top-50 recruit nationally by both Intermat and FloWrestling
• Compiled a career record of 168-9
• Three-time Fargo freestyle champion
• Fargo greco-roman champion
• Two-time Cadet World Team member
• Junior World Team member
• 2017 Junior U.S. Open champion

PERSONAL
• Son of Brian and Caroline Heinselman
• Has two sisters, Dewi and Maya
• Dave Schultz Excellence Regional Award winner
• Health Science major