Malik Heinselman

125 lbs

Player profile

  • Weight 125 lbs
  • Year Senior
  • Hometown Castle Rock, Colorado
  • High School Castle View

🔊 Pronunciation

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2018-1924-113-43-3312
2019-20 18-155-72-5212
2020-2111-57-17-1102
2021-2221-710-26-2411
CAREER74-3825-1418-111037

CAREER HONORS

  • NCAA Qualifier (2019(25-seed, 1-2), 2020(27-seed, canceled), 2021(10-seed, 1-2), 2022, 2-4 record)
  • Big Ten Championships (7th-2020, 4th-2021, 5th-2022, 10-8 career record)
  • UWWW Junior Freestyle National Champion (2019)
  • NWCA Scholar All-America (2019, 2020, 2022)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2020, 2021, 2022)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2022)

YEAR-BY-YEAR

2021-22 (Senior)

  • Preseason No. 16 at 125 by InterMat
  • Academic All-Big Ten
  • NCAA Qualifier
  • Posted a 10-2 record in duals, was 6-1 in open events and 5-4 in postseason competition

Duals (10-2)
125 | No. 15 Malik Heinselman (OSU) def. Spencer Moore (UNC) | D, 6-2
125 | No. 14 Malik Heinselman (OSU) def. No. 12 Sam Latona (VT) | D, 5-2
125 | No. 9 Malik Heinselman (OSU) def. Jake Arnold (NDC) | Fall, 1:35
125 | No. 14 Mailk Heinselman (OSU) def. No. 25 Cage Curry (PITT) | D, 5-2
125 | No. 14 Mailk Heinselman (OSU) def. Tristan Lujan (MSU) | D, 6-2
125 | No. 1 Nick Suriano (UM) def. No. 18 Mailk Heinselman (OSU) | MD, 11-3
125 | No. 17 Mailk Heinselman (OSU) def. No. 10 Drake Ayala (IOWA) | SV, 7-5
125 | No. 17 Malik Heinselman (OSU) def. Zach Spence (UMD) | TF, 15-0
125 | No. 6 Drew Hildebrandt (PSU) def. No. 10 Mailk Heinselman (OSU) | D, 2-0
125 | No. 10 Mailk Heinselman (OSU) def. No. 29 Dylan Shawver (RU) | D, 5-3
125 | No. 11 Mailk Heinselman (OSU) def. No. 9 Patrick McKee (MINN) | D, 10-6
125 | No. 11 Mailk Heinselman (OSU) def. Jacob Moran (IU) | MD, 10-2

Ohio Intercollegiate Open (Nov. 14, 2021, Tiffin, Ohio)
Gold Division (Open)
125 (Heinselman (4-0)/1st)
Malik Heinselman (OSU) def. Oscar Sanchez (Ohio U.) | D, 5-3
Malik Heinselman (OSU) def. Cole Laya (West Liberty) | D, 5-4
Malik Heinselman (OSU) def. Branden Mendoza (Tiffin) | MD, 11-3
Malik Heinselman (OSU) def. Brady Koontz (OSU) | D, 3-2 (1st)

2021 Cliff Keen Invitational
(Dec. 3-4, 2021, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas)
125 (Heinselman is No. 3 seed/2-1)
No. 9 Malik Heinselman (OSU) def. Greg Diakomihalis (CORN) | D, 5-3
No. 9 Malik Heinselman (OSU) def. Eddie Flores (CSUB) | D, 4-2
No. 26 Brandon Kaylor (ORST) def. No. 9 Malik Heinselman (OSU) | D, 5-4
Antonio Lorenzo (CALP) def. No. 9 Malik Heinselman (OSU) | M FF

2022 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, Lincoln, Nebraska,
March 5-6
125 (Heinselman, 4-2, 5th)
Malik Heinselman (OSU) def. Jerimiah Reno (NEB) | MD, 10-1
Devin Schroder (PUR) def. Malik Heinselman (OSU) | D, 3-1
Malik Heinselman (OSU) def. Tristan Lujan (MSU) | MD 10-2
Malik Heinselman (OSU) def. Dylan Shawver (RU) | D, 8-3
Michael DeAugustino (NU) def. Malik Heinselman (OSU) | D, 3-2
Malik Heinselman (OSU) def. Devin Schroder (PUR) | M. For.

2022 NCAA Championships, Detroit, Michigan March 17-19
Heinselman at the 2022 NCAA Championships (1-2)
125 | (21) Taylor LaMont (UVU) def. (12) Malik Heinselman (OSU) | D, 7-2
125 | (12) Malik Heinselman (OSU) def. (28) K. Meink (CAMP) | D, 10-4
125 | (6) Eric Barnett (WIS) def. (12) Malik Heinselman (OSU) | D, 9-4

2020-21 (Junior)
• Had a great season as he represented the Buckeyes at both the Big Ten and NCAA Championships
• Earned his “Black Shirt” during the season
• Was 11-5 overall on the year and was 7-1 in Big Ten dual matches
• Was second on the team with a pair of falls and had six wins over ranked opponents
• Had a key win over Illinois’ No. 13 Justin Cardani in the season-opening match
• Wrestled well in a 5-4 win over No. 10 Rayvon Foley Michigan State’s in a regular season dual
• Defeated No. 9 Eric Barnett of Wisconsin to reach the semi-finals at the Big Ten Championship


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

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
• Finance (Business) major