Brady Koontz

125 lbs

Player profile

  • Hometown Plover, Wisconsin
  • High School Stevens Point Area Senior
  • Year R-Senior
  • Weight 125 lbs

🔊 Pronunciation

SEASONW-LDUALB1GMDTFPIN
2017-18 (redshirt)17-8----1--5
2018-20197-20-1------2
2019-20 (Olympic redshirt)4-0----------
2020-212-50-10-1000
2021-229-90-30-3411
CAREER18-160-50-4413

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

2021-22 (Redshirt Junior)

  • Won the  125 bracket at the Storm Open with a 4-0 record
  • Took the Gold Medal at the Pan American Championships in Acapulco, Mexico, in the 55kg Greco-Roman Competition May 5, 2022
  • Made the 2022 U.S. National Team (Greco-Roman) based on performance at the World Team Trials in Iowa (May 21-22) … Also advanced to the Final X Stillwater competition in Stillwater, Oklahoma (June)
  • Won semifinal bout in at the World Team Trials at 55kg to qualify for the US  National Team and Final X event

Duals (0-3)
133 | No. 1 Roman Bravo-Young (PSU) def. Brady Koontz (OSU) | Fall, 6:31
133 | No. 18 Joey Olivieri (RU) def. Brady Koontz (OSU) | MD, 10-2
133 | No. 29 Jake Gliva (MINN) def. Brady Koontz (OSU) | D, 4-1 3 3

Extra Matches
125 | Jack Medley (UM) def. Brady Koontz (OSU) | D, 3-2

Michigan State Open (Nov. 6, 2021, East Lansing, MICH)
125 (Brady Koontz, 0-2)
Joey Prata (Oklahoma) def. Brady Koontz (OSU) | D, 4-1
Tommy Hoskins (Unat. Ohio U.) def. Brady Koontz (OSU) | D, 7-5

Ohio Intercollegiate Open (Nov. 14, 2021, Tiffin, Ohio)
Gold Division (Open)

125 (Brady Koontz 3-1/2nd)
Brady Koontz (OSU) def. Harrison Hadley (Heidelberg) | TF, 19-3
Brady Koontz (OSU) def. Christopher Merto (Edinboro Unat.) | D, 13-6
Brady Koontz (OSU) def. Tommy Hoskins (Ohio U. Unat.) | D, 3-1
Malik Heinselman (OSU) def. Brady Koontz (OSU) | D, 3-2 (2nd)

Storm Open (D,. 5, Osborne Athletic Center, Painesville, Ohio)
125 (B. Koontz/4-0 First)
Brady Koontz (OSU) def. Caden Crawford (Tiffin Unat.) | Fall 4:59
Brady Koontz (OSU) def. Zachary Soda (Edinboro) | D, 6-2
Brady Koontz (OSU) def. Brady Sherback (Seton Hall) | MD, 13-1
Brady Koontz (OSU) vs. Jordan Rodriguez (Lake Erie Col.) | MD, 11-2

Cleveland State Open (D,. 11, Woodling Gymnasium, Cleveland St.)
125 (B. Koontz/2-2)
Brady Koontz (OSU) def. Hunter Verge (Clarion) | MD, 17-5
Logan Heil (CSU) def. Brady Koontz (OSU) | D, 10-8
Brady Koontz (OSU) def. Patrick Adams (BUFF Unat.) | MD, 12-2
Brock Bergelin (CMU) def. Brady Koontz (OSU) | D, 9-7

2020-21 (Redshirt Sophomore)
• Finished with a 2-5 overall record, 0-1 in duals on the 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