Chad

Red Jr.

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Weight: 141
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.
High School: New Palestine
Major: Undeclared

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Eighth place at NCAA Championships (2019)
  • Second place at Big Ten Championships (2019)
  • Two-time NCAA All-American (7th, 2018; 8th, 2019)
  • Two-time NCAA Championships Qualifier (2018, 2019)
  • Nebraska Most Improved Wrestler (2018)

2018-19 (Sophomore)

NCAA Championships – 8th (4-3) - 141 pounds

  • First Round: Pinned #17 Ian Parker (Iowa State) (3:59)
  • Second Round: Lost to #1 Yianni Diakomihalis (Cornell) by decision, 7-3
  • Cons. Second Round: Defeated #31 Gabe Willits (Oregon State) by major decision, 12-4
  • Cons. Third Round: Defeated #8 Kanen Storr (Michigan) by decision, 8-1
  • Cons. Round of 12: Defeated #22 Max Murin (Iowa) by decision, 4-1
  • Cons. Quarterfinals: Lost to #7 Mitch McKee (Minnesota) by decision, 6-2
  • 7th Place: Lost to #13 Kyle Shoop (Lock Haven) by major decision, 11-3

Big Ten Championships – 2nd (3-1) - 141 pounds

  • First Round: Defeated Peter Lipari (Rutgers) by pinfall (0:50)
  • Quarterfinals: Defeated #5 Mike Carr (Illinois) in an 8-4 decision
  • Semifinals: Defeated #6 Kanen Storr (Michigan) in a 6-3 decision
  • Championship: Lost to #3 Joey McKenna (Ohio State) in a 9-2 decision

Regular Season - 141 pounds

  • 22-14 overall record (8-8 in duals)
  • Second place finish at Big Ten Championships (March 10)
  • Went 3-1 with two victories over top 10 opponents on his way to the 141-pound title bout
  • Has 11 bonus-point victories, including five pins, three tech. falls and three major decisions
  • Defeated #5 Mike Carr (Illinois) in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Championships
  • 1-2 record at the 2018 Cliff Keen Invitational
  • First place finish at Doane Open (Dec. 8)

2017-18 (Redshirt Freshman)
NCAA Championships – 7th (5-2) - 141 pounds

  • First Round: Lost to #7 Brock Zacherl (Clarion) by decision, 4-2
  • Cons. First Round: Defeated Tommy Thorn (Minnesota) by decision, 8-3
  • Cons. Second Round: Defeated Ryan Diehl (Maryland) by decision, 8-3
  • Cons. Third Round: Defeated Vince Turk (Iowa) by decision, 3-2
  • Cons. Fourth Round: Defeated #6 Dean Heil (Oklahoma State) by pin, 2:22
  • Cons. Quarterfinals: Lost to #5 Kevin Jack (NC State) by tiebreaker-1, 2-1
  • Seventh-Place Match: Defeated Sa’Derian Perry (Eastern Michigan) by pin, 7:00

Big Ten Championships – 7th (3-2) - 141 pounds

  • First Round: Defeated Ryan Diehl (Maryland) by decision, 6-0
  • Quarterfinals: Lost to #14 Nate Limmex (Purdue) by decision, 6-4
  • Cons. Second Round: Defeated Alec McKenna (Northwestern) by decision, 2-0
  • Cons. Quarterfinals: Lost to Vince Turk (Iowa) by decision, 5-4
  • Seventh-Place Match: Defeated Ryan Diehl (Maryland) by decision, 6-3

Regular Season – 141 pounds

  • 26-11 record overall (9-5 in duals)
  • Bonus Points: seven pins and one technical fall
  • Pinned two-time defending national champion Dean Heil of Oklahoma State in 2:22 in the round of 12 at the NCAA Championships to claim All-America honors
  • Along with Taylor Venz, became NU’s first freshman to earn All-America status since 2012
  • 2018 marked the first time two NU freshman earned All-America honors in the same season
  • Was one of six unseeded All-Americans at the 2018 NCAA Championships, and just the eighth unseeded All-American in program history
  • Seven pins across all competitions tied for second among NU starters
  • Had the third-most wins (26) among NU starters
  • Won Daktronics Open title with a 4-0 record (Nov. 5)
  • Finished fourth at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational

2016-17 (Redshirt)
Regular Season – 141 pounds

  • 19-3 record overall
  • Bonus points: seven pins and two major decisions
  • Went 5-0 en route to the Daktronics Open title (Nov. 6)
  • Won the Bob Smith Open title with a 6-0 record (Dec. 3)
  • Placed second at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open (Nov. 13)
  • Finished fourth at the Midlands Championships (Dec. 29-30)
  • Placed eighth at 65 kg at the UWW University Freestyle Nationals following the season
  • Went 4-2 at 66 kg at the USA Wrestling Freestyle Junior World Team Trials following the season

Before Nebraska

  • Wrestled at New Palestine under Coach Chad Red Sr.
  • No. 5 pound-for-pound wrestler in the nation and the top-ranked 132-pounder in the country, according to the Asics FloRankings
  • Four-time state champion
  • 183-0 career record
  • Won state at 132 pounds as a senior after winning at 126 in 2015, 120 in 2014 and 106 in 2013
  • Won the 2015 FloNationals crown (126)
  • Finished fourth at the 2014 FloNationals (120)
  • 2014 Super 32 champion (126)
  • 2014 Fargo Junior Cadet Nationals champion (126)

Personal

  • Born: March 18, 1998
  • Parents: Chad Sr. and Niki Red
  • Sister: C'journey
  • Major: Undeclared

Career Results

Year Overall Dual Pins TF MD NCAA Big Ten
2016-17* 19-3 0-0 7 0 2 -- --
2017-18 26-11 9-5 7 1 0 7th (5-2) 7th (3-2)
2018-19 22-14 8-8 6 3 4 8th (4-3) 2nd (3-1)
Career 48-25 17-13 13 4 4 9-5 6-3

*Redshirt season does not count in career totals

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