David

Jensen

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

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Three-Time Academic All-Big Ten Honoree (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016, 2017, 2018; Spring 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award (2018)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017, 2018, 2019)

2018-19 (Junior)

NCAA Championships – DNP (1-2) – Heavyweight

  • First Round: Lost to #16 Chase Singletary (Ohio State) by decision, 3-0
  • Cons. First Round: Defeated #32 Brandon Ngati (West Virginia) by major decision, 10-0
  • Cons. Second Round: Lost to #15 Tate Orndorff (Utah Valley) by decision, 10-3

Big Ten Championships – 6th (2-3) – Heavyweight

  • Quarterfinals: Lost to #2 Anthony Cassar (Penn State) by decision, 8-4
  • Cons. Second Round: Defeated Christian Colucci (Rutgers) by decision, 4-0
  • Cons. Quarterfinals: Pinned #6 Mason Parris (Michigan) (3:22)
  • Cons. Semifinals: Lost to #7 Trent Hilger (Wisconsin) in a 4-3 decision
  • 5th Place Match: Lost to #18 Conan Jennings (Northwestern) by injury default (6:35)

Regular Season – Heavyweight

  • 16-9 overall record (7-4 in duals)
  • First place finish at Doane Open (Dec. 8)
  • Sixth place finish at the Big Ten Championships (March 10)
  • Defeated #14 Cory Daniel of North Carolina in first dual appearance of the year
  • Beat #18 Conan Jennings (Northwestern) on Jan. 6
  • Pinned #6 Mason Parris (Michigan) at the Big Ten Championships
  • 4-7 record against top 20 opponents
  • Recorded his first career top five victory by defeating Iowa's #3 Sam Stoll on Feb. 3

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)
2018-19 16-9 7-2 3 3 2 DNP (1-2) 6th (2-3)
Career 46-29 12-8 14 7 6 1-2 3-5

*Redshirt season does not count in career totals

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