Malik Heinselman

125 lbs

Player profile

  • Weight 125 lbs
  • Year Junior
  • Hometown Castle Rock, Colo.
  • High School Castle View
2019-20 18-155-72-5212

• NCAA Qualifier (2019, 2020)
• UWWW Junior Freestyle National Champion (2019)
• NWCA Scholar All-America (2019, 2020)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2020)
• OSU Scholar-Athlete (2019, 2020)

2019-20 (Sophomore)
• Put it together at the Big Ten Championships with back-to-back top-20 victories to secure his second qualification for the NCAA Championships in as many seasons
• Finished 7th in the Big Ten Championships to punch NCAA ticket
• Seeded No. 27 for the NCAA Championships
• Recorded no less than three wins and reached the podium in all four tournaments entered
• Late-season surge began by winning the Greyhound Open before a triumph during the season finale dual at Penn State
• Placed at the Michigan State Open (6th) and Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (8th)
• Built a 7-0 lead over No. 18 Jace Koelzer (Northern Colorado) at CKLV before Koelzer bowed out with an injury default
• Overall record of 18-15 with two major decisions, a tech fall and two pins

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
• Wrestler of the Match Award winner for the Penn State dual
• Won the UWW Junior Freestyle National Championship (57 kg) to earn a spot in the World Team Trials

• 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

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