Ryan Froese
Ryan Froese

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Howard City, Mich.

High School:
Howard City

Weight:
133

Birthdate:
03/05/1985


2004-05: Went 1-2 in his first career appearance at the Big Ten Championships... Won a grueling, 10-8 match over Purdue's Sean Schmaltz in double overtime for his lone victory of the Big Ten tournament...Recorded the first dual-meet victory of his career by fall over Cleveland State's Matt Schultz (12/11)...Took second place at the 2004 North Carolina Open, a career-high finish for him in collegiate competition...Defeated defendiing Division II national champion Curry Pickard of UNC-Pembroke in sudden victory, 9-8, at the North Carolina Open...Beat Ohio State's T.J. Enright, ranked No. 15 at the time, by default (1/23)...Wrestled four of the eight All-Americans at 133 lbs. (Tom Clum of Wisconsin, third, Mack Reiter of Minnesota, fourth, Mark Jayne of Illinois, seventh and Drew Headlee of Pittsburgh, eighth)

2003-04: Redshirted...Finished with a 4-4 record in open competition...Took fifth place at the EMU Open with a 4-2 record (11/1)

Prep: Two-time All-American...Three-time state champion and four-time All-State honoree...District and regional champion four years...Four-time All-League honoree...Team captain of Tri-County's Viking wrestling team from 2001-03...Went an undefeated 65-0 his senior season...Boasts a 217-23 overall high school record, spanning three different weight classes...Led team to a fourth-place final state ranking in his senior season...2002 junior All-American at 125 pounds...2002 Greco Roman Fila All-American with a third place national finish...2002 Freestyle Fila All-American, taking fifth place...2001 Cadet All-American at 132 pounds.

Personal: Born 3/5/85...A no-preference major...Son of Michael and Kimberle Froese.