David

Jensen

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Weight: 285
Year: Junior
Hometown: Mobridge, S.D.
High School: Mobridge-Pollock
Major: Nutrition Science

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2017, 2018)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2017, 2018)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016, 2017; Spring 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award (2018)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017, 2018)

2017-18 (Sophomore)
Big Ten Championships – DNP (1-2) – Heavyweight

  • First Round: Lost to Conan Jennings (Northwestern) by decision, 2-0
  • Cons. First Round: Defeated Deuce Rachal (Illinois) by decision, 7-4
  • Cons. Second Round: Lost to #6 Youssif Hemida (Maryland) by pin, 0:45

Regular Season – Heavyweight

  • 10-11 record overall (5-5 in duals)
  • Bonus Points: three pins, two technical falls and one major decision
  • Placed fourth at the Daktronics Open (Nov. 5)
  • DNP at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 1-2)

2016-17 (Redshirt Freshman)
Regular Season - Heavyweight

  • 20-9 record overall (0-1 in duals)
  • Bonus points: eight pins, two technical falls and three major decisions
  • Saw action in one dual
  • Won the Doane Open title with a 5-0 record (Dec. 10)
  • Placed third at the Roger Denker Open with a 6-1 record (Jan. 22)
  • Finished fifth at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open (Nov. 13)
  • Finished sixth at the Daktronics Open (Nov. 6)
  • DNP at the Midlands Championships (Dec. 29-30)

2015-16 (Redshirt)
Regular Season – Heavyweight

  • 9-6 record overall
  • Bonus Points: four pins and one major decision
  • Finished fourth at the UNK Loper Open (Dec. 12)
  • DNP at two additional open tournaments

Before Nebraska

  • Wrestled at Mobridge-Pollock in Mobridge, S.D.
  • Over his last two years, he went 62-6
  • As a senior, he took runner-up honors at state
  • As a junior, he finished third at state
  • As a sophomore, he qualified for state
  • Finished third in his class academically
  • Played football and golf
  • Five-time state golf tournament qualifier

Personal

  • Born: Dec. 5, 1996
  • Parents: Beth and Kyle Jensen
  • Brothers: Dayton and Collin (Former Nebraska wrestler from 2013-17)
  • Major: Nutrition Science

Career Statistics

Year Overall Dual Pins TF MD NCAA Big Ten
2015-16* 9-6 0-0 4 0 1 -- --
2016-17 20-9 0-1 8 2 3 -- --
2017-18 10-11 5-5 3 2 1 -- DNP (1-2)
Career 30-20 5-6 11 4 4 0-0 1-2

*Redshirt season does not count in career totals

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Nebraska Wrestling Highlights vs Minnesota - 1/20/17
Nebraska Wrestling at the Midlands Championships - 12/30/16
Nebraska Wrestling Highlights vs Wisconsin - 1/13/17